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The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous)

The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous)
These DIY instant noodle jars are packed with fresh ingredients and go from fridge to ready-to-eat in just 2 minutes with a kettle of boiling water. [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Thinking back on it, I must have cooked more instant ramen than any other food in my life (with the exception, perhaps, of chocolate chip cookies). To put it bluntly, instant noodles occupy a particularly warm, salty soft spot in my heart and I'd be willing to bet that this is the case for a large number of you out there as well. But for all of its pleasure—the salty, MSG-packed broth, the little freeze-dried nubs of vegetables, the slippery, way-too-soft noodles—instant noodles, even the best of them, could never be considered healthy or satisfying in any form other than the basest. Here's a secret: you can, and it's easier than you think. I often get unduly excited by good food and clever ideas, even (or especially) when they aren't my own. How to Make Spicy Kimchi Beef Flavor Instant Noodles Beef Jerky Eat Related:  Cook

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter - Breakfast Recipes Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often. Today: Nut butter is too easy not to make at home. Not keeping some sort of nut butter in your fridge is like not keeping olive oil in your pantry, by which I mean that without it you might not feel like a fully functional human. More: Here's a recipe for that peanut sauce you are now jonesing for. And yes, we all have our plastic jar allegiances: Skippy, Peter Pan, Teddie (what’s up New England!) At its core, making peanut or almond or whatever butter just requires blitzing some nuts and little else -- but once you realize how easy it is, you will excite yourself into a frenzy of adaptation, and I won’t stop you. Here’s how to make any nut butter -- as crazy or as plain as you like -- without a recipe: 1. 2. 3. 4. Tell us: What's your favorite type of homemade nut butter? Photos by James Ransom

How to Make Queso Fresco, the World's Easiest Cheese [Photographs: Jennifer Latham] Let's face it, there are some skills that are just cool to have. Being able to weld things, very cool. Ability to moonwalk? Some cheeses are more complicated than others. Make That Milk a Cheese To get started, let's take a minute to talk milk. Curds and whey Turning milk into cheese is a matter of changing the properties of those proteins, causing the caseins to coagulate into deliciously soft, milky curds and leaving behind the cloudy, watery byproduct known as whey. Acid-set cheeses require nothing more than a pot, some milk, a thermometer, cheesecloth, and an acid source, such as lemon juice or vinegar. But how, you ask, does it all happen? Normally, caseins and whey are suspended throughout liquid milk. Even better, almost any kind of milk will make cheese, except for ultra-pasteurized. How It's Done So let's actually do this thing! When the milk has reached anywhere from 165°F to 185°F, I take it off the heat. Next, I add my acid.

Budget Bytes - My stomach is full and my wallet is too. Compound Butters - Album on Imgur Healthy Thai Carrot Soup If you’ve ever wished you could drink peanut sauce through a straw, this is the soup for you. Since discovering Thai food years ago (as inauthentic as it may be in my world), I’ve fallen in love. I make Pad Thai for dinner (find our go-to recipe in our 31 Meals Cookbook) several times a month, primarily because we love any and every excuse to douse things in peanut sauce. I love serving our Pad Thai with loads of fresh diced carrots for added crunch and nutrition. I think you know where I’m going with this… Carrot soup, you guys. Carrot soup PLUS peanut butter, chili garlic sauce and basil. Benefits of this recipe: 30 minutes 7 ingredients (plus desired toppings) Super easy Mega healthy So creamy Perfect use for spring carrots and fresh basil Feeds a crowd with ease Freezes well for easy dinners/lunches later on Plus, look at how gorgeous and colorful it is! So what does it taste like?! I highly recommend topping yours with a combination of the following things: Author: Minimalist Baker

Detox Smoothie « Drinks Yep, that’s a healthy green smoothie? I realize things like these are rather scarce over here, at this little place of mine. But before you start wondering whether I’ve overcome a head injury recently, let me explain what’s going on… I made this smoothie yesterday. Then I did three (3) sit-ups. I was feeling amazing. A new person was born. Today I made a batch of cookies and had two glasses of wine. So everything is back to normal. The new person has grown up rather quickly, it seems. Still I wonder what made me feel better, the alkalizing smoothie or the lovely wine. Need to think it all through. Here’s what you need to prepare this healthy beverage. 1. 2. Minus the seeds. 3. They have rather mild flavor so they won’t affect the final taste of your drink substantially. 4. 5. Fresh ginger is beyond healthy but very flavorful. A little goes a long way. We need just about 1/4 teaspoon. 6. 7. This super detox smoothie is great for alkalizing your system. Enjoy, dear friends.

A Vegan Cream Substitute (That Tastes Better Than Cream)—Genius Recipes Every week—often with your help—Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius. Today: A brighter (and vegan) alternative to cream—for all your soups, sauces, and sides. Even if you love cream; even if you love it so much that you plunk it into gratins and soups in long, loose-wristed pours; even if you are a person who makes luxe frittatas like this one, which calls for an entire quart of heavy cream—even you are about to fall for this low-fat, vegan cream alternative. That's because this "cream," dreamed up by Grant Lee Crilly (the cofounder of ChefSteps, a James Beard Award-winning offshoot of the Modernist Cuisine world), is made out of little more than roasted onions, puréed until they puff up into a glossy cream-like substance. Onion purée is brighter and better, as promised—instead of obscuring flavors, it enhances them, like a well-made stock (or mirepoix or soffrito). ChefSteps' Onion Cream Adapted slightly from

Cold Brewed Iced Tea | DAILY NIBBLES This tea will change your life. Okay, maybe not your life….but it will change how you think about tea. {And this is coming from a coffee aficionado.} I first had it at the Borough Market. They told me, get this, it’s on their blog. C’est perfect! It’s cold-brewed, infused with lemon and mint, and you will love it. Like cold brewed coffee, you simply add the tea {I used Early Grey} and some water. I happen to adore this method, since I’m pretty much a goof when it comes to making tea. Ah, tea brewing failure, I am. But this one is really fool-proof. Once the tea is brewed and strained, make a lemon simple syrup. I also made mint ice cubes. Oh, ice, how I missed you. Mint cubes, tea, more mint. It’s summer, so I’m all for taking it outdoors. Cold Brewed Iced Tea Slightly adapted from Ceylon1 I decreased the sugar from the original recipe, but it didn’t sacrifice any taste. Ingredients Directions Add the tea to the bottom of a 2 1/2 quart pitcher. Like this: Like Loading...

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Dill Pickle Soup Tip Hero It’s soup season and I’m always interested in trying out different types of soups. These year I was on an African Peanut Soup for a while. I wanted to venture out again and find a warm satisfying soup that mixes things up a bit and that’s when I discovered the wonderful Dill Pickle Soup. Check out the video below: Follow us on Pinterest >> Tip Hero Dill Pickle Soup Ingredients: 5-½ Cup chicken broth 1-¾ lb. russet potatoes, peeled and diced 2 Cups carrots, small dice 1 Cup dill pickles, small dice ½ Cup unsalted butter 1 Cup all-purpose flour 1 Cup sour cream ¼ Cup water 2 Cups dill pickle juice* 1-¾ tsp Old Bay seasoning ½ tsp kosher salt ½ tsp ground black pepper ½ tsp cayenne pepper Garnish (optional) sliced dill pickles fresh dill black pepper Instructions: In a large pot, combine broth, potatoes, carrots and butter. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender. Add diced pickles and continue to boil. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sour cream and water to make a paste.

Grab-and-Go Omelette in a Baggie » The Lovely Bits So, Krista and I spent last week griping about how after celebrating the arrival of warm weather with BBQs and Margaritas, we should probably get on a clean eating plan so we can put on our bikinis this summer with confidence and strut around the beach feeling hot to trot. Doing an informal poll of our girlfriends, we found out that the number one concern is that dreaded tummy bloat. From past experience, we know that to get that flat belly and lose the bloat, we have to do low carb. Ugh. We aren’t going to go into everything you are and aren’t allowed to eat here because there is a ton of much better organized info already on the web. For many people who want to switch to a more whole foods focused diet, the biggest challenge is finding the time to cook everything from scratch. To make these truly a no-brainer in the morning, I suggest cutting up your veggies the night before. Crack 2 eggs and stir them up real quick. Grab and Go Omelette in a Baggie Serves 1 By Michele Murray Enjoy!!!

Cómo preparar una torta de mandarina en licuadora La receta de hoy es bien sencilla y perfecta para preparar rápidamente en una tarde. Siempre hay una amiga que pasa a visitarte y charlar un rato, ¡y qué mejor que esta torta de mandarina para recibirla! Mira el video exclusivo para aprender a prepararla y ponte a cocinar ¡Inténtalo! Ingredientes: 3 mandarinas2 huevos 2 tazas de harina1 taza de azúcar2 cdas al ras de almidón de maíz2 cdtas de polvo para hornear1/2 taza de aceite de maízPizca de sal Preparación: Tamiza la harina, el almidón de maíz, el polvo para hornear y la sal en un bol. Licua la cáscara de mandarina junto con la pulpa. Tip extra: procura quitar todas las semillas porque una vez procesadas, desprenden un sabor ácido muy fuerte que no querrás que arruine tu torta casera. No te pierdas: ¿cómo hacer una torta en taza? Incorpora el aceite, los huevos y el azúcar, y licua nuevamente. Forma un hueco en la preparación seca del bol y vierte la mezcla de la licuadora. Disfruta de esta delicia para compartir con amigas a la tarde.