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    1. Food in New Orleans?

      Hey All - Spending the month of July in New Orleans and it just occurred to me I could get some great rec's here. Anyone have any suggestions for places to eat/drink that aren't the usually...

      Hey All - Spending the month of July in New Orleans and it just occurred to me I could get some great rec's here. Anyone have any suggestions for places to eat/drink that aren't the usually touristy spots? We aren't afraid of spice, and love baked treats as well. Would welcome any recommendations. Thanks!

      10 votes
    2. What are some high protein vegan foods that don't try to emulate meat?

      Since I was a kid my main reason for avoiding meat has been the spongy, chewy texture that makes me nauseous in just a couple of bites. I've been trying to find good substitutes, but despite vegan...

      Since I was a kid my main reason for avoiding meat has been the spongy, chewy texture that makes me nauseous in just a couple of bites. I've been trying to find good substitutes, but despite vegan stuff becoming more popular, food companies are all trying to make the taste and mouthfeel imitate meat. Nice for a meat lover turning vegan, not so much for someone who never liked meat to begin with.

      I've tried tofu and soya chunks, but they both had the aforementioned problem. Coarse soybean meal is the only very high protein (>50%) thing I can handle, as when cooked it closely resembles one of the few meat products I used to eat without a problem: ground beef/meat.

      Are there any foods that are of softer consistency? Something similar to beans, cheese, or fish, perhaps.

      I should mention that I live in Europe, so any US specific brands/chains may or may not be available here.

      14 votes
    3. BBQ's on balconies

      Somehow, for the first time in over a decade of apartment/condo living I find myself with a barbecue. A good one at that. However having just fired it up for the first time and getting it up to...

      Somehow, for the first time in over a decade of apartment/condo living I find myself with a barbecue. A good one at that. However having just fired it up for the first time and getting it up to 600°, I find myself a little worried about the logistics of running a BBQ on a balcony. I'm aware of my municipal and building regulations, the balcony itself comes with a natural gas hookup for the barbecue, so that's not an issue. My worry is whether it's safe to keep the bbq up against the wall that holds the gas hookup.

      My siding is either aluminium or floor to ceiling glass. My biggest fear is the heat warping either. The balcony itself is also glass, although I assume tempered, and considerering the unobstructed southernly direction the glass is used to getting heat in the summer.

      My question is for those who BBQ regularely on tildes. Any experience with barbecues in tight spaces and up against walls? Would you folks suggest pulling the BBQ away from the wall everytime I use it? If so how far?.

      10 votes