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Topic: Rachael Ray... love and hate.  (Read 5951 times)
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« on: May 20, 2007 06:31:50 PM »

I like Rachael Ray a lot and can just imagine how wonderful her food tastes...

The only problems I'm encountering with her meals is that she calls for A) very expensive items and B) stuff that isn't easily found in my midwestern grocery stores.


Does anyone else have these problems?  Any suggestions of how I can bypass them?
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2007 08:28:50 PM »

Ugh. I run into the same problem with her and some of my favorite chef's from the food network. I copy down recipes then find myself in the grocery store with either an insane grocery bill or unable to find most of the things I need.. Its such a pain. It's also really discouraging. I kinda made it a point to try and find a chef that I like on TV that uses normal easy to find ingredients that makes fabulous food.
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007 08:24:34 AM »

Yes I have the same problem.  I just try to find something that i can substitute.  IE wild mushrooms become regular button mushrooms, tomatillo salsa becomes regular salsa, smoked cheddar becomes plain cheddar, My grocery store doesnt have ground chicken so i will use ground turkey, etc.  Another thing you could do is substitute but pick one expensive thing that you think will be a flavor inhancer.  There is one recipe that i like that is for burgers, but uses havarti cheese with dill.  I'll use that, but substitute other things in the recipe that arent so expensive.

What sort of things are you having trouble with?  I'm sure there are lots of people on here that could help you find an inexpensive/easy to find substitute.
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007 11:22:38 AM »

If you have any type of Asian/Indian/Ethnic market nearby, these can be an excellent source of very inexpensive ingredients, esp for spices.  Some brands will vary in price a lot for the same product, like coconut milk, which is ghastly expensive from the "asian" section of ye olde Safeway, but less expensive at the same store in the "mexican" section (and much much less expensive (by a factor of 4) at the asian food mart).
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2007 01:05:26 PM »

YES!  I was SO disappointed with my subscription to her magainze for this reason!  To me, "Everyday with Rachel Ray" meant every-day sort of recipes that I could make.  WRONG-O!

Someone recently wrote in and complained that she must be crazy.  They had gone out to buy the stuff for a recipe and JUST the herbs she called for were $15.  (Rach's suggestion?  "Use dried herbs!") 

I've always wanted to go thru her little week-of-recipes menu-insert she has in every magazine and price out what it would cost to make all of those recipes in a week.  And some of the stuff she assumes you have on hand are ridiculous. 

I was very pissed that I had wasted money on her magazine.  In a year's subscription, I've made one recipe.  (For Whisky Chocolate Cake.  Which was VERY good.  Probably not worth the $17 subscription, though.)
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2007 01:12:36 PM »

I have a couple of her books and I love the recipes but you are right! by making them exactly like she says it's outrageous! I like to simplify the recipe. I buy premade can sauces that i can add some of the ingredients. The herbs dont have to be fresh all the time and usually buy dry or, if i think i will use it, i buy the plant. I really like reading the recipes and get ideas of an ingredient or two, but follow the whole thing from start to finish, i don't think i have ever done that.
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2007 04:53:59 PM »

HI I bought one of her books I think it was cooking for 2-4-6-and 8
I was totally happy. I started to look into it though and realized I made a mistake. Half of the stuff she puts in there my fiance and I would probably not eat or have never had or just won't have time to make because lack of normal ingredients. I'm sorry but to me couscous is foreign lol Don't get me wrong I love all kinds of different food, but I'm not about to go buy ingredients I've never heard of only to use them once and then have to throw them away. She has all kinds of crazy recipes. I was like wth? I dunno I'm gonna see what Giada and alton have in their books next.
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2007 11:59:36 PM »

I dunno I'm gonna see what Giada and alton have in their books next.

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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2007 11:13:45 AM »

I like her recipes from 30 Minutes Meal (which are available free on-line at foodnetwork.com).  I have noticed that the ingredients are always super duper exotic.  If I can get what I need in Costa Rica then I am sure someone with limited ingredient acess should be alright. 

And the best part.....the recipes only take 30 minutes!

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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2007 04:17:21 PM »

I dislike that her recipes take more than 30 minutes for a normal person to cook.  Sure, I could cook that fast if I did it for a living, and my blood was 97% caffeine...
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