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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:29 pm 
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Tofulish wrote:
I'm really cautious too - I had 2 bouts of food poisoning last year and they were awful, so now I figure I'd rather throw food out than risk a day of the chills and constant vomiting.

Definitely don't reheat anything more than once. I chucked a delicious soup today because I reheated too much, but hey better than puking all day.


i just reckon your stomach is just more sensitive. I think its best to also go by personal judgement - if you know you get food poisoning easier then just be more wary. (althrough not to the point of listening to best before dates...)


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:24 pm 
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I froze the High Protein TJ's Tofu (before its best by date of 4/6/2014) and on freezing it went a darker yellow color. Is that normal? Can I still use it or should I pitch it?

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:40 pm 
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My tofu always does that when I freeze it. Usually once it's thawed it looks more like the typical color (maybe a touch darker, but not as dark as it looks straight out of the freezer). I would think it's fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:59 pm 
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Thank you! I froze 4 blocks and was beginning to think I needed to toss it.

How long does freezing extend the life of the tofu? The usual 6 months?

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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Cornelie wrote:
In my experience, raw nut butters last at least a few months on the shelf and almost indefinitely in the fridge. When they go off, it's usually because the oil goes rancid and you'll notice a bitter taste (it's not dangerous to taste a small portion of rancid fat, just tastes nasty). They could also develop surface mold or other visible sings of going bad, but I've never had that happen. Always use a clean spoon or knife when you scoop from the jar.


That's really helpful, thanks so much!

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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Cornelie wrote:
In my experience, raw nut butters last at least a few months on the shelf and almost indefinitely in the fridge. When they go off, it's usually because the oil goes rancid and you'll notice a bitter taste (it's not dangerous to taste a small portion of rancid fat, just tastes nasty). They could also develop surface mold or other visible sings of going bad, but I've never had that happen. Always use a clean spoon or knife when you scoop from the jar.


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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Solkiki wrote:
That's really helpful, thanks so much!

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And I liked your Facebook page too :)

Aahw, thanks! Enjoy your nut butters :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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Thank you! I froze 4 blocks and was beginning to think I needed to toss it.

How long does freezing extend the life of the tofu? The usual 6 months?

I believe freezing for long periods affects quality rather than safety, unless items have thawed/refrozen. I would prefer to use it within a few months, but I've found blocks buried in my chest freezer that have easily been there for longer than a year, and they were a little freeze-damaged, but pretty okay.

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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but when you're freezing it, the texture is basically freezer burned anyway, right? if you like the spongey texture, then great (i find it makes great "chix sticks" kind of things or other chickie substitutes. when i make my fake KFC, i use frozen tofu).

VegLizz, thank you for asking, I seem to have come through it okay, only to today decide to eat the last bit of homemade vegan cheddar-ish block i had made despite a bit of fuzz i had to cut off. OH THE HORROR

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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torque wrote:
but when you're freezing it, the texture is basically freezer burned anyway, right? if you like the spongey texture, then great (i find it makes great "chix sticks" kind of things or other chickie substitutes. when i make my fake KFC, i use frozen tofu).

VegLizz, thank you for asking, I seem to have come through it okay, only to today decide to eat the last bit of homemade vegan cheddar-ish block i had made despite a bit of fuzz i had to cut off. OH THE HORROR



Haha, fuzz, well done for eating it! ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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you know how much nooch it takes to make that cheese?? ha. (can't get nooch where i am, so it's pretty precious)

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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torque wrote:
you know how much nooch it takes to make that cheese?? ha. (can't get nooch where i am, so it's pretty precious)


hehe I hear ya. Glad you didn't get sick. Must have been friendly fuzz :)

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:40 am 
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I have a habit of putting soaking cashews into the fridge and forgetting about them. I've used them after a couple of days of soaking, but I've also had to toss some alarmingly slithery cashews of unrecalled-initial-soaking-date. My question: How long can you keep cashews soaking in the fridge and still use them? (I think I need to start putting a brightly coloured note reading "Cashews inside!" on the fridge door.)


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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I'd say three days for the cashews. Maybe five if you change the water every day (which probably wouldn't work if you tend to forget they are there). If you have a freezer, you can freeze the suckers once they're soaked and always have them on hand!

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:02 pm 
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Thanks, Cornelie -- I didn't even think about chucking the soaked cashews into the freezer. That's a brilliant idea!


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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fenice wrote:
I have a habit of putting soaking cashews into the fridge and forgetting about them. I've used them after a couple of days of soaking, but I've also had to toss some alarmingly slithery cashews of unrecalled-initial-soaking-date. My question: How long can you keep cashews soaking in the fridge and still use them? (I think I need to start putting a brightly coloured note reading "Cashews inside!" on the fridge door.)


I have a six hour soaking rule for cashews to make sure they stay nice. I find that even when you soak them overnight they are not as nice anymore. I don't soak them in the fridge either. You can keep them for a day or 2 when they're soaked, I just realized that's what you were probably talking about. I have a dehydrator so I dehydrate them immediately after soaking and they keep for months then, but not everyone has one of those.

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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I had some cashews taste off after being soaked for 3 days or so in the fridge then drained and frozen. They just had a stale flavor, which was not present in the raw cashews. I'm not entirely sure if the problem was in the soaking or the freezing, but I'm guessing it was the soaking. I'm going to handle my cashews a little more carefully from now on.


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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I found a box of Emergen-C's in the back of the cupboard that expired... oh, back in Sept 2012. I drank one yesterday and it seemed fine. I'm good to go with them, right? They might just be less potent or something?


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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Jar of horseradish, always refrigerated, expired in Feb 2012? It smells good.

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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i would eat horseradish on a train, in a plane, in a tree, from 1983...

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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What about paracetamol/tylenol that is 2 years out of date? It's still in the press through pack individually packed.

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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i would eat horseradish on a train, in a plane, in a tree, from 1983...

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What about paracetamol/tylenol that is 2 years out of date? It's still in the press through pack individually packed.

Yep, just might be a bit less effective.

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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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torque wrote:
but when you're freezing it, the texture is basically freezer burned anyway, right? if you like the spongey texture, then great (i find it makes great "chix sticks" kind of things or other chickie substitutes. when i make my fake KFC, i use frozen tofu).

VegLizz, thank you for asking, I seem to have come through it okay, only to today decide to eat the last bit of homemade vegan cheddar-ish block i had made despite a bit of fuzz i had to cut off. OH THE HORROR


Ha ha - seemed to have a hard lined stomach and take life and death risks, its the best way too find out if its off... or you never be certain...


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 Post subject: Re: Should I eat this? The official thread
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I put on some black beans to quick soak (so, brought them to a boil and then turned the heat off) and then forgot about them for five hours. Not so quick. Did nasty bacteria get a chance to grow and now they're ruined forever? I'm cooking them anyway but they might kill me.

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