Favorite Food

Hey,   In an effort to get some discussion going in this group I am posting a simple question: What is your favorite food? If there is an instructable for you favorite food please leave the name of the instructable too. My favorite food is fried cucumbers and tomatoes or bubble tea. There are lots of instructables for bubble tea.

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Science In Food

I love creating food its even more fun when science is involved. Anybody have some cool recipes to share?

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Food Smoker

I'm trying to make a home-made smoker, a portable one that is. My current idea involves using a wooden smoke box, untreated wood (Any suggestions on what type to use?) and a portable gas stove, like those camping ones. My first question is, what type of wood would be good to make the box out of? Any major no-nos as to certain woods? Second, would a portable camping stove (either methylated spirits powered or gas powered) heat a metal plate hot enough to get the wood smoking?

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Food instructable

  I just published food my first food instructable ...   https://www.instructables.com/id/Linguini-and-clam-sauce-my-way/

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Food saver problems

Hi! I have a food saver and when i seal more than 3 or4 bags, the pump doesn't blow the air out properly. I have to put the power off for 15 to 20 minutes and it work only for 3 bags. Why???

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Freaky Food Fun

Why has no one thought of this before?Granted, I don't usually have pasta with my hot dogs, but darn it! I will now!Hotdoghetti anyone?VIA: boingboing

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what's the best food

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Food & Gestational Diabetes

I found out 2 days ago that I might be at risk for gestational diabetes (getting diabetes while pregnant.  Usually goes away after baby is born).  My doc suggested that I try a diabetic diet and I've looked up many great recipes and ideas but I was wondering if the Instructables community has any input.  Do any of you have diabetes?  How do you figure out what to eat? So I'm turning to Instructables for healthy alternatives for everyday eats. I know the basics, everything in moderation, leafy greens, eat colors of the rainbow, exercise, low carb intake, water, water, water - all that jazz.  Do you guys have any favorite healthy recipes or instructables you've tried and enjoyed?  I need to be eating 2200 healthy calories to keep baby strong and give myself a ton of energy.  I get tested again in 4 months to see if I have to be put on medication or even worse, have to do insulin.  I'm going to do my best to prevent this.   Any suggestions, tips will be appreciated. Zurichko

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need help with food for a friend Answered

i have a friend coming to my house and want to cook dinner unfortunately my friend is on a no gluten and caesin diet and to top it all off my friend is coming over on a friday which means that due to religious code all meat except fish is out of the question any help would be wonderful?

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My Favorite Food Author

I like the instructables here. They are good. But the most useful food instructions  I have seen are from Mark Bittman of the NYT  His column was called the Minimalist and they are on youtube Here is an example, fresh pea soup. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTUVTqWc_Vc

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Opinions about "Food Porn"

Is that a phrase you find offensive?   No need to clarify your reasoning... unless you'd like to.  ;-)

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Which are the best food for labrador puppy?

Please give me information about which food is best for labrador puppy

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Need help with a food-related metaphor.

I'm calling out to all clever, witty-minded Iblers for suggestions on how to finish this (food-related) sentence: "It disappears faster than _____________".  Any ideas?

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Who's your favorite food blogger?

Mine are Bakerella, Picky Palate, and Sweetapolita. Who makes your top ten lists?

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Is there a silicone gel for molds that is food safe?

Most of the silicone molding Instructables that I have seen look very easy to do especially,  https://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Part-Silicone-Casting/   and  https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-silicone-mold-from-common-household-materia/   But i want to know if the materials used in these type projects are food safe for things like jello or chocolate casts. If anyone knows of a viable and cheap substitue if not would be of much help Thanks!

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What is a food safe adhesive for plastic? Answered

I make yoghurt. I put it in jars and cups for myself. I want to make some to sell at the farmers market and so I need to put it in some plastic glasses. I was thinking of using a plastic wine glass for individual serving size. How can I safely adhere a plastic film over the mouth of the glass?

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Raw Living Food - Plant Based

Anyone familiar with Raw Vegan Food - or Plant-Based Lifestyle? Yeah, when I first heard it, I thought the same thing...but for health reasons was advised to explore this arena. I got bored...quickly, and so I started seeking out ways of making this healthy way of eating...FUN! I ended up falling in love with eating raw vegan! I have so much more energy than before, and so many of my gastro intestinal symptoms were alleviated. (Bloating, gas, cramping, etc). On top of this, chronic sinusitis and insomnia cleared up..oh, and my SKIN!!!  The fact is, it started out as a "must do" and ended up as a LOVE. I am now a self-taught "chef" but mostly a recipe developer and challenge myself to come up with treats that are as decadent as the original cooked and processed version...only healthy and guilt free. I did it!! I've created brownies and a line of cookies. I make kale chips in every flavor imaginable, including Chocolate, which was featured on Oprah.com, and sold in my online cafe. I can create crackers, breads, and chips, mousse and cheesecakes, and the list goes on. Right now, I'm working on a chocolate layer cake that is chewy and fudgy and unbelievably decadent!!! The excitement I feel when I create something others can enjoy is thrilling!  PS I've tried adding images multiple times with no luck!!! 2.5 years ago, I'd never have imagined myself eating to GOOD and so HEALTHY...and enjoying it all so much!  Just wondering if there are other raw foodies out there?   

Topic by Rawfully Tempting 


what foods should I eat to prevent pimples ?

I never had acne until the age of 25 and since then I have been struggling with very bad and embarrassing breakouts!  I have tried so many different type of acne prone products and even proactive.  I have yet to find a solution to my embarrassing acne breakouts.  Please help. R.R  

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What is the best affordable food that I can cook this new year?

What is the best affordable food that I can cook this new year? Also dessert please. I am thinking what to prepare but my budget is tight.

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What is the most easy frosting to make and what is the recipe?

I think the question says it all. Thanks.

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How do I know if I have the right flour?

I bought flour a long ago..It's in a plastic container.

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Herbs and Spices use??

How do you use different herbs and spices in cooking and baking?  I think I need to word this differently, since what I am really looking for is the Taste from different Herbs and spices, since I do know the difference and some basics.  What I want to know is the Taste they may impart to the food I am preparing, such as Red Pepper tends to make things hot, Parsley tends to give things a sort of "lemony flavor", Cinnamon adds some sweetness and helps enhance the sweetness of some foods.  The particular spices and herbs I want to know about are Tarragon, Cumin, Thyme, Saffron, Marjoram,Corriander and Cardamon.  These are spices I want to try, but am not sure exactly what they do for the taste of food, and which foods they are best used in and how much!?!

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How can I keep microwave popcorn fresh?

I made some popcorn by i was wondering if i can put some in a ziplock bag for after football practice tomorrow. Any advice

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COOKING SMOKED HAM IN A CASSEROLE POT? Answered

1.8 k smoked ham (british) ,  I want to do it in a ceramic crock pot with lid and I have not tried this before . I have a convection (fan assist) oven and would appreciate any help ya'll wanna give !

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How do I make beef jerky in the oven using ground beef ?

I want to make the beef jerky briefs however I don't have a dehydrator so I need directions for dehydrating the ground beef in the oven.

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What Weird Food Have You Made?

I love weird food and constantly make new things that have never been concieved. What do you make? Here's my brain-shaped cake pops for halloween time.

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What Food ( Mostly Healthy ) Should Be Served ?

The immediate families are now tracking my Best Answer count. And said  "let's have a party at 100, what sort of food ?" We live in a mountain desert state.  I don't think there's any rush...................  A

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I made an entry for the party foods contest.

Check it out. It's a recpie for cheese packed rigatoni! I made it myself. It's yummy.

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How to fix Food Saver - Vacuum Sealer? Answered

I have a Food Saver brand Vacuum Sealer, that all of a sudden stopped working properly. It has no On-Off switch. You simply plug it in, and then put the bag up to the vacuum area and then press down and hold the lid when its vacuuming the air out and then seals the bag closed. When it stopped working, a vacuum bag was placed (as we normally would) and then the lid was put down and pressed. The motor is still running, but normally it makes a louder noise as its vacuuming the air out, and this time it didn't work. (No vacuum). Since it wouldn't vacuum the air, it then wouldn't also seal the bag.  I checked the single air hole on the unit, and there isn't anything obstructing the flow of air, and the bag was put properly in the machine. I also tried using a new bag (just in case the other one was defective) but it made no difference. All the bags come off a large roll. You seal one end, fill it, and then vacuum the air and finally it seals. I've been using this machine for several years with no issues, and this isn't a new roll of bags. Any ideas on what to do to service it and hopefully get it working again?

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Greetings. Seeking any advice on a food safe adhesive for pebbles.... Answered

Recently built a pebble patio under my orgainically maintained apple tree d/t area always muddy from lack of sun. I need to spray the pebbles with some sort of  adhesive to maintain the pebble's integrity.  Any homemade suggestions or store- bought would be happily embraced. 

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Where to find quality, easy, clean, yet delicious finger-food snacks?

Hello, friends! I am looking for good quality snack foods that are easy to make and they must be (yes, must) delicious. Thank you.

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How toxic is smoking food with wine barrel wood which are all treated with linseed oil ?

I was told that its toxic to smoke food with wine barrel wood because its treated with linseed oil to make them waterproof and to keep contamination from going thru the wood. Ive searched all over the internet but cant find any info on the health effects of the smoke. I see many people selling this wood and I have tried it for smoking food but don't want to sell something that's harmful to eat. Any for sure info as it could be a legal problem for me. Chow. Lance

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A Man's Meal for Sunday night.

A perfectly mixed sunday night dinner reading engadget.

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Molecular Gastronomy

I read about molecular gastronomy. It sounds like something very cool. Anyone know any recipes or tips for molecular gastronomical cooking?

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Favorite cookie?

What are your favorite cookies? I like chocolate chip cookies without chips, they're great! Include recipes if you want.

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Has anyone done an 'ible for a smoked turkey poblano pot pie? Answered

I have a good step-by-step, and it makes a fabulous pie. Pictures, though, I cannot get.

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How do I create a guide? Answered

There are many ideas that seem to run in a theme (Collegiate meals for example) that would make a great guide. How can I, or maybe the Instructables staff, create a Guide?

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Odd Chef

There was a chef I saw one TV once who does some original things with food, for instance, he made a pizza that looks like a chocolate cake. He also pureed pancakes into a liquid, and then put them on below zero plates to re-solidify them when serving. But now, I can't figure out how to find him. Any help would be appreciated.

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Do the RealSimple Recipes Count?

Concerning the Fake it, Don't Make it! Contest, I was wondering if RealSimple's (RealSimple.com's) Instructables count. They are added to the group but I wasn't sure if they were just there to attract visitors and inspire them, or what. Thank you.

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my machine seems to vaccuum properly but will not shift when finished. what could be the problem.?

The machines are not finishing . I have a vac 300 and a vac 370 both seem to vaccuum but do not shift at the finish. Do you have any suggestions.

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Holiday Spice Pepsi

Hey all - I was wondering if anyone had a recipe or any idea of what spices/flavorings go into Holiday Spice Pepsi.  My boyfriend and I are addicted to it and Pepsi doesn't make it anymore and has no plans to in the future. Any suggestions would be great!

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How to make bread without wheat or gluten free Answered

My wife can not handle gluten. She has tried some recipes  that have rice flower but non have any resemblance to bread, more like cement  bricks. Any help

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how to decorticate the inner skin of chestnut?

We have a lot of chestnut in my hometown. Everytime it will take us so long time to remove the inner layer (not outer skin). Do you have some ways or some machine which can remove this layer very easily?

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Why does wine or beer pair better with matching food?

This has always stumped me; however should not be confused with the question: "what goes with wine or how to pair wine?" I know that in theory, heartier wines pair well with heartier food; and that light, refreshing wines should pair with light, refreshing food. In practice, I agree that wines or beers tend to pair better with matching qualities in food. Whereas with all other beverages, I always feel that contrasting pairings work best. Dessert for me always requires a black, robust cup of coffee; and a cold, sweet Coke always goes very nicely with a savory lunch. The reason why these pairings work so well is because of their contrasts. So, what is so special about beer or wine that they pair better with food of similar characteristics?

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