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This changes seasonally, but right now I make a huge, undressed salad of at least 5 vegetables and store it in Mason jars or a big tupperware to keep it crispy. Then I fish out a serving, add some extras like avocados that don't do well prepped in advance, drizzle on some dressing, and I'm good.

The other thing I have to make sure I prep in advance is the dressing! An old Grey Poupon jar of vinaigrette in the door of the fridge does the job.


When I Eat Healthy, It's Because I Prepped These 5 Foods in Advance
7/10/14 02:33 PM

Yeah, it marks me as super-picky, but I can't deal with the blood/bits. I really can't. I won't say anything. I'll just smile and stick to things that didn't touch the meaty grill.

Also, after 30+ years of vegetarianism, I cannot digest most animal products. So when I accidentally get something made with lard or chicken broth for instance, I am going to have some major gastric distress in an hour or two. This is not a party situation anybody wants, so I've learned not to eat the pie unless I KNOW the crust is veggie.


What Vegetarian Recipes Should I Serve at My July 4th BBQ? Good Questions
7/1/14 10:14 AM

2nding the grilled corn on the cob! (Grilled zucchini is awesome, too.) I'm a vegetarian and I have been more than happy at family picnics because someone always brings a 3-bean salad, there's always grilled or steamed corn on the cob, and there is always a big melon-and-blueberry fruit salad. I usually bring a super tasty quinoa and avocado salad. I have found that BBQ side dishes (corn bread, mac and cheese, biscuits, fried pickles) generally make for a happy meal. Not the healthiest meal I eat all year, but I'm just fine leaving the hot dogs and hamburgers to you all and seeing to it that the green salad your dieting cousin brought along gets some love.


What Vegetarian Recipes Should I Serve at My July 4th BBQ? Good Questions
6/30/14 03:41 PM

I'm with you: tequila instead of maraschino liqueur, absolutely. I've lived a long time on this earth without owning maraschino liqueur and I'm pretty sure I can go all the way without missing it. But yes, liking this series a lot!


9-Bottle Bar Recipe: The XYZ Cocktail Recipes from The Kitchn
6/27/14 04:27 PM

All these "no singing" rules crack me up! My late grandfather would be the one who would start singing. A lot. Loudly. And my daughter sings a fair bit, at the table and elsewhere. My dad would get us to hustle in the morning by belting out opera at breakfast--that will get you to eat your Cheerios and get a move on. I guess we never hit that moment where someone in charge was like, "THAT'S IT, ENOUGH WITH THE SINGING!" Though the soundtrack of Frozen may test me...


6 Dumb Household Rules You Hated Growing Up, but Now Totally Understand
6/17/14 11:48 AM

I thought you might have some as-yet-undiscovered-by-me preservation system. Alas. I love creamed onions but I'm the only one in this household who does.


What Can I Make With Fresh Pearl Onions? Good Questions
5/18/14 02:50 PM

Creamed onions will keep that long?!?!? If so that changes e v e r y t h i n g.


What Can I Make With Fresh Pearl Onions? Good Questions
5/16/14 09:27 PM

There are free pools in NYC! But forget about the guidelines above. The NYC guidelines are: leave everything of value at home. Really. Bring the absolute minimum. Buy a real lock, not a combo lock from Duane Reade (if you don't believe me, signs in the locker room will make this suggestion less gently). Go in the water WITH your kids and watch them like a hawk. Leave if the rowdy factor goes above 7, because it does not come back down until it crests at 11/cops step in.


Tips for Finding the Right Neighborhood Pool for Your Family
5/6/14 10:15 AM

Seconding angelinethebaker on that ridiculous comment. I made all my kiddo's baby food. When I say that, some people react like I'm a hero and other people get pissed off. But the fact is, I was making dinner anyway. All I did was peel an extra carrot or two (for example) and steam/puree those instead of grate them for salad. Or ladle some of the Italian kale-white bean soup into the blender and let it cool for a bit. I just took what I was working on already and baby-ized it. Leftovers went into glass jars, yes, but I don't routinely sterilize our leftover containers, no. The article made it sound like making pickles or jam--every day, several times a day. Like Angeline said, no one does that! No one could, without a factory and hundreds of employees.


You're Doing It Right: Feeding Your Kids You're Doing It Right
4/27/14 08:26 AM

What I find hilarious (and sad) is that people will freely judge you no matter what. The baby is eating kale? How terrible, you're stealing her childhood! The toddler is eating Goldfish crackers? How terrible, you're destroying her! The baby is a vegetarian? Call the cops. Eating a hot dog? Call the cops. Seriously, you can do no right in this world, so tune out the voices of self-righteous strangers and enjoy feeding your kids. It's your job.


You're Doing It Right: Feeding Your Kids You're Doing It Right
4/25/14 04:43 PM

Exchange the black knobs for something that will blend in visually.


Should I Add Knobs to My Kitchen Cabinets? Good Questions
4/25/14 04:39 PM

I'm a minalmist, married to a minimalist. We gave birth to Miss Cozy.It's hilarious the contrast between her room and the rest of the apartment. (Yes, we let her do her thing.)


Minimal vs. Cozy: Which is More \"You\"?
4/25/14 01:11 PM

Well, I'm a vegetarian, so I love this. And yes, there are lots of "balls" in traditional Italian cooking. Poor people didn't have meat that often. Lentils and other beans are a staple, but I've seen recipes that use chestnuts or almonds, too.


What's Up with Meatless Meatballs?
4/23/14 02:34 PM

When I'm about to lose it, family photos remind me that these people need the health insurance.


5 Ways to Save Your Office Cubicle
(and Sanity) at Work

4/21/14 01:18 PM

Yeah. Not sure about orange curacao but very sure about that glass.


The 9-Bottle Bar Recipe: The Pegu Club Drink Recipes from The Kitchn
4/18/14 01:51 PM

Pasta with tomato sauce and polenta. These are the cheapest, easiest things in the world to make. It absolutely kills me to pay $16 or more for an entree I can make better for next to nothing.

And oatmeal. Just because I'm picky about my oatmeal. I cook to the precise texture I like, and I get sort of toddler-like in my suspicion of restaurant oatmeal.


The Dishes I Never Order Out Because They're Better at Home
4/11/14 01:00 PM

Excellent. Just mixed one up. Made mine with Jamesons (what I had on hand) and homemade grenadine syrup. It's pretty, too.


9-Bottle Bar Recipe: The Ward Eight Cocktail Cocktail Recipes from The Kitchn
4/6/14 06:50 PM

Wow. Is this schizophrenia? The same person that chose to live in the "before" horror made the "after" choices? Not only did the room completely change, it seems the personality did a 180, too!


Before & After: A Dramatic Small Space Makeover... and What Makes it Work Lonny
4/3/14 10:21 AM

Consult the date on your calendar.


How To Squirt Dish Soap Into the Sink Cleaning Lessons from The Kitchn
4/1/14 03:14 PM

This would be very helpful but I could use more instructions on adjusting the water temperature. "Between arctic and boiling" is giving me WAY too much latitude. Maybe next year?


How To Squirt Dish Soap Into the Sink Cleaning Lessons from The Kitchn
4/1/14 03:14 PM