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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). It's what I cooked when I was home alone as a kid. It was a staple that took me through college. 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. How to Make Spicy Kimchi Beef Flavor Instant Noodles The Ingredients: Eat

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Stuffed Peppers Recipes Share: Stuffed Peppers Recipes Find 21 ways to stuff (and unstuff) peppers with recipes ranging from grilled and slow-cooked stuffed peppers to unstuffed pepper soups and casseroles. Find recipes to stuff peppers with rice, orzo, beef or cheese. Stuff green or red bell peppers, mini peppers, poblano peppers and more! 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? Always cool. 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.

Product & Shipping Disclosures PRODUCT DISCLOSURE(S) XOX Truffles are made with very high quality chocolate products from France. What makes XOX Truffles special is the lack of wax in its ingredients. Because of this, our truffles are more delicate and more sensitive to warmer environments. XOX Truffles are what a true and authentic French chocolate truffle should be — bite sized, irregularly shaped (rustic), very smooth and absolutely wax free. How to make your own chipotles. BBQ smoke your own spicy and smoky backyard peppers A great way to preserve a bumper crop of backyard hot peppers is to cold smoke them and either dry them completely, or roast them and peel off the skins prior to freezing them. Ripe red jalapenos are traditionally used to make chipotles, and these are subjected to days of intense mesquite smoke in the drying process. You can use jalapeños, but any hot pepper will also work well. Mesquite is traditional, and works very well. You can buy bags of mesquite chips at most hardware stores; but if you have, or prefer, a different type of wood, then you can use it instead.

31 crockpot freezer meals for back-to-school Want to simplify the busy back-to-school season? Stock your freezer with crockpot freezer meals! Here are 31 crockpot recipes that I’ve tried myself (grocery list included!). First, three reasons I love crockpot freezer meals: There’s no cooking required ahead of time so they’re super easy to make. Simply combine the ingredients in plastic freezer bags and freeze for up to three months.They cook for the first time out of the freezer and don’t taste like leftovers at all.I can save money by buying the ingredients in bulk.

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. Dieters and vegans, you'll like it too.

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. Chinese Steamed Dumplings recipe For those who aren’t familiar with it, it’s a traditional way of eating a Chinese meal that involves lots of tiny dishes. You basically pick which dishes you want off of this amazing tray of wonderful food. Think of it as tapas except with dumplings, stir-fries, and other Asian dishes. One of my absolute favorite dim sum dishes is Chinese steamed dumplings. Sometimes they are filled with meat or bean paste; sometimes they are just steamed with no filling. The dough is really soft and fluffy and I swear I could eat 100 of these by myself!

How to Make Your Own Hamburger Buns Previous image Next image These homemade burger buns are soft and slightly chewy with just a touch of sweetness. Mommy's Fabulous FindsMommy's Fabulous Finds A couple of months ago I started meal planning with crock-pot freezer meals. They have been a huge help and make dinner time not only easier but stress free. I no longer have to worry about what I am cooking last minute, or run to the store to grab take-out since we have nothing prepped at home. When we come home from sports or other activities, I know there is a warm meal all ready in the crock pot. We recently used up all of our crock pot freezer meals so I decided to compile a new list of recipes to try. I tried to use ingredients that we already had in the pantry or fridge/freezer, and made a grocery shopping list of ingredients that I needed to pick up.

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. So, we started looking into fun Atkins recipes, and trying to get a game plan together and kept stumbling upon the paleo diet and seeing all these gorgeous meals and treats on Pinterest.

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