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Buying a huge vegetable, setting it outside for a few days, then throwing it away bothers me. Inspiration hit when a friend explained "refrigerator soup," made from whatever veg was a little past its prime. If this soup works for slightly saggy veg, couldn't it work for my old pumpkins too?

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10 tips on cooking for your gluten-and-dairy-free paleo aunt without pulling your hair out

Is this scenario familiar to you? You go out to a restaurant with a bunch of friends and one of them spends half an hour with the waiter trying to work out what they can eat. I'm one of those people! My diet is like a finely tuned orchestra and when I get it wrong I'm hooked up to a morphine drip hallucinating rainbows. It's not pretty.

Lets face it, most people you meet will have foods they do and don't eat. For some of us it is really important. Whether it's a deathly intolerance to nuts or a commitment to not eating dead things, if you're going to feed friends and family who are offbeat eaters, you need to pay attention or you run the risk of offending their beliefs — or landing them in hospital.

This is my survival guide for feeding offbeat eaters.

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Harry Potter-inspired recipes for your Deathly Hallows Part Two bash

Nearly everyone I know (that's into Harry Potter in the first place) is planning some kind of celebration before going to see the film. Personally, I felt like we were doing enough just by getting a baby-sitter to watch Jasper while we indulge in some midnight film goodness, but then I started thinking: why not combine two of my greatest loves (food and Harry Potter) and have a mini-feast? So now we're having a Harry Potter-themed food party, and if you're in into the idea, here are a few treats to try!

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Making cheese: super noms, super easy

I recently undertook cheesemaking, using common household ingredients. Making your own cheese sounds pretty involved, right? You won't believe how simple it is — and you might be inspired to make your own cheese tonight!