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Cook/chill/freeze soy mince

If the dish has been made 'safe' by cooking and it is wrapped and chilled/frozen in a timely manner, all good. Defrosting and reheating where it can come undone: "The temperature danger zone is ...
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Can I freeze ice cream base before creaming it?

There should be no problem with your approach from a safety perspective as long as the base doesn't spent too long in the danger zone. From a consistency standpoint you are fine as long as you use a ...
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Can I freeze ice cream base before creaming it?

The "batter" is typically called a "base" or "ice cream base." There is no problem freezing the base for storage purposes, thawing (in the refrigerator so as to stay out ...
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DIY Frozen boil in the bag meals

There aren't any food safety concerns I'm aware of; the effect is likely to be fairly similar to carefully reheating frozen food in a closed container in a microwave (pasta in particular would be iffy)...
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DIY Frozen boil in the bag meals

There are no food safety considerations, as long as the food is cooled quickly enough it will be safe whether the food is in bags, plastic containers or whatever else you want to put it in. Sous vide ...
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Can frozen food that absorbed fridge odors still be eaten?

Welcome to the site. I can't see how smells would be transferred from fridge to freezer as there isn't airflow between fridge and freezer - each side is separately cooled with its own sealed air ...
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Is it advisable to cook cilantro or mint leaves and store them, instead of blanching them?

The best treatise on how to store fresh herbs (particularly more tender ones like cilantro, parsley, mint as opposed to say, rosemary, which I would just freeze) I read comes from Kenji López-Alt over ...
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Is it advisable to cook cilantro or mint leaves and store them, instead of blanching them?

I actually think you can keep most herbs in the fridge for a month. For cilantro or parsley, treat them like a bouquet of flowers. Put them upright in a jar with water so just the stems are submerged, ...
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Is it advisable to cook cilantro or mint leaves and store them, instead of blanching them?

No, it is certainly not advisable. Cooking reduces the fridge life of plants. If you cook your herbs, they will only last 3 days in the fridge. Besides, you will also change the taste, and not for ...
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Is it advisable to cook cilantro or mint leaves and store them, instead of blanching them?

If you want a "fresh herbs" taste, then freezing herbs without first cooking them is the way to go. Cooking herbs longer won't make them taste any fresher than blanching them did. In my ...
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