I feel like my husband deserves to have a wonderful birthday, where he doesn't have to give a damn about worrying about what's in his food. I figured if anyone would know about throwing a party for a nerd with dietary constrictions on a budget, the Offbeat Homies would know. So how do you pull off an awesome low-budget, gluten-free, soy-free, worry-free birthday party?
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I've recently been diagnosed with heart disease. I'm only 21 and in college. So I need to go from a "what can I grab and go?" fast food diet to a heart healthy diet asap. My partner is all for eating healthier, but that doesn't change the fact that we are both short on cooking time. Are there any quick/easy meals or tips on how to have a heart healthy diet on the go?
We just moved into a lovely older house that we're planning on renting for at least a year. It doesn't have a microwave, and I'm inclined to keep it that way. I am seriously at a loss, however, for how to heat up leftovers — especially meat — without making them rubbery and dry. Any tips for this erstwhile cook?
Public grills get a bad rap. I can definitely see why. They're always coated in the mysterious carbony remains of meals past. There's usually some bird poop on or around them. The ash pile inside is a ghastly reminder that anything — anything — could've been cooked on these rusty little public servants. I promise with just a little work, a public grill can be a totally serviceable cooking option.
With recipes in most cookbooks and websites ranging for 4-to-6 servings per recipe, this usually means we have a LOT of leftovers. We have been halving the recipes we're eating, but often this doesn't work. Does anyone have any suggestions for cookbooks/websites that specialize in smaller portions, or any reducing portion size tips you'd like to pass on to a novice?
Maybe you are starting to make Meat-Free Mondays a regular at your dining table. Or maybe you are one-half of a vegetarian/meat-eating couple. As a vegetarian, I want more adventurous dishes, and my partner wanted meat. So over time, we have started cooking meals that are what I call "meat adaptable."
Yes, buying almond milk at the store is oh-so-convenient… but it's not nearly as yummy or good for you!And if you want it to be REALLY tasty make it with coconut water instead of plain water (if coconut water isn't your thing, you can always use plain water and this still tastes good).