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Sundakan wrote:
Syrus Terrigan wrote:
I'm violently opposed to mushrooms to begin with, though. Flavor's fine, mind you, but that texture . . . . hork
Blend 'em. You're making a gravy anyway.

. . . . I just . . . CAN'T, man. I'd have to build some kind of wire-mesh diffusion array to allow the flavor to spread through whatever's being cooked and still prevent any solids cross-contamination. 'Cause that's what it'd be. Even in itty-bitty super-tiny bits.

It's not a bad suggestion; the very notion of mushroom solids offends, though, still. :D


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Syrus Terrigan wrote:
Sundakan wrote:
Syrus Terrigan wrote:
I'm violently opposed to mushrooms to begin with, though. Flavor's fine, mind you, but that texture . . . . hork
Blend 'em. You're making a gravy anyway.

. . . . I just . . . CAN'T, man. I'd have to build some kind of wire-mesh diffusion array to allow the flavor to spread through whatever's being cooked and still prevent any solids cross-contamination. 'Cause that's what it'd be. Even in itty-bitty super-tiny bits.

It's not a bad suggestion; the very notion of mushroom solids offends, though, still. :D

This will be your best friend.

Cook them, save the juice, blend the rest, let THAT juice drain through, make the gravy out of it.

It'd be nice and thick, then.


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I'm not a vegetarian, but I agree wholeheartedly mushroom gravy is the beeznees.


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I'm only a vegetarian for my health. Went from high cholesterol and blood pressure to normal instantly when I switched with no workout required - I never turned back.

I like laziness more than meat.


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I tried vegetarianism (for health/weight reasons), but simply couldn't stick to it... Turns out I have a really weak Will save vs delicious food. ><'

My solution was to stick to a (mostly) vegetarian diet on week days (I still eat chicken and fish) and allow myself to eat the delicious fat and sugary stuff on weekends.

I avoid keeping unhealthy food in my fridge, though, since I have no confidence in my determination to not eat it during week days. :P


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In fact, while I always liked tea, I mostly drank only the Lipton sweet stuff (as suggested by TheSweetTeaGamer). I started looking for the healthier stuff as part of improving my diet (and adding some variety. I love juice, but I want something different on occasion and I'm not a fan of soda).

I have low blood pressure (which is somewhat annoying, specially on hot days, but not nearly as dangerous as high blood pressure) and don't gain a lot of weight... But I let myself grow an unsightly "beer gut" (more like a bacon gut, really) and noticed I lost a lot of stamina, so I decided to lead a healthier health style.

The exercizing part wasn't too difficult. I always take a while convincing myself to start the exercise, but once I do, I have no problem doing it for as long as necessary (getting my butt out of the chair really is the hardest part)... But eating discipline... That is an everyday battle. ><'

The good news is that I did notice some real progress in the few months I've been doing it. I lost some weight and can run longer now. :)


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Lemmy Z wrote:

I tried vegetarianism (for health/weight reasons), but simply couldn't stick to it... Turns out I have a really weak Will save vs delicious food. ><'

My solution was to stick to a (mostly) vegetarian diet on week days (I still eat chicken and fish) and allow myself to eat the delicious fat and sugary stuff on weekends.

I avoid keeping unhealthy food in my fridge, though, since I have no confidence in my determination to not eat it during week days. :P

I would say you are comparing apples to oranges, but as you are talking about foods it could be confusing.

Anyway, there are plenty of unhealthy vegetarian food and a lot of healthy foods made by a part of a corpse of an animal.


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The actual issue is eating anything in excess... But it's considerably harder to eat excessive amounts of vegetables than it's to eat excessive amounts of meat.


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If you mean cow meat perhaps, but if you are exercising more or less correctly then it's hard to overeat protein, really ( I just ate a whole can of tuna for breakfast and that's is like 15% of what I should be eating in a day, protein speaking). Fat are also not inherently bad, in fact most of reduced fat food are unhealthy (they replace the fat with sugar, bad idea for the customer).

In any case, to be a vegetarian is fine but not inherently healthier than not to be a vegetarian.


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Oh, I don't eat "diet" products... I simply eat fresh vegetables and white meat (chicken/fish) during week days... And eat whatever I want during weekends.

Of course, there are exceptions... If i go to a barbecue, I'm eating meat no matter what day of the week it is. ;)


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Well, in this cases if it is working keep doing it.

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Have you tried the "Whole 30" eating plan? I have family members who swear by it, and personally I went from counting calories to just eating as much as I pleased and started rapidly losing weight.

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Mushrooms are heavenly and id do a mushroom gravy if offered.....though biscuits and gravy should be sausage gravy or at the least bacon gravy.


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Jiggy wrote:
Have you tried the "Whole 30" eating plan? I have family members who swear by it, and personally I went from counting calories to just eating as much as I pleased and started rapidly losing weight.

Whole 30?

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Nicos wrote:
Jiggy wrote:
Have you tried the "Whole 30" eating plan? I have family members who swear by it, and personally I went from counting calories to just eating as much as I pleased and started rapidly losing weight.
Whole 30?

Its that paleo fad. It would be utter torture for me. My life revolves around grains. I make malt, then beer, and finally bread with it. Pretty much grain with every meal, except breakfast, which often includes eggs and milk so no luck there either.


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Jiggy wrote:
Have you tried the "Whole 30" eating plan? I have family members who swear by it, and personally I went from counting calories to just eating as much as I pleased and started rapidly losing weight.

I really don't have the will to resist eating sugar for a whole month... But even worse: 30 days without dairy?! oO Not gonna happen. Milk is the one "vice" I allow myself to have everyday.

Overall, I'm quite healthy... I don't smoke and rarely drink (only on social occasions, and even there, just a little). Eating salads, white meat and fruit every day, plus exercising a bit every morning is working quite well so far. :)


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Pan wrote:
Nicos wrote:
Jiggy wrote:
Have you tried the "Whole 30" eating plan? I have family members who swear by it, and personally I went from counting calories to just eating as much as I pleased and started rapidly losing weight.
Whole 30?
Its that paleo fad. It would be utter torture for me. My life revolves around grains. I make malt, then beer, and finally bread with it. Pretty much grain with every meal, except breakfast, which often includes eggs and milk so no luck there either.

Uhm, there are many ways of doing a successful diet (whatever the goals of that diet is). But there are some principles too, to lost weight the most sacred one is that you need a calorie deficit of what you eat compared to the energy you spent in the day, that's why Jiggy's commentary sounds unusual to me,because while calorie counting can be not necessary it is almost a guarantee of success (well, in the strict scientific sense, the human factor is a different beasts).

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Nicos wrote:
Pan wrote:
Nicos wrote:
Jiggy wrote:
Have you tried the "Whole 30" eating plan? I have family members who swear by it, and personally I went from counting calories to just eating as much as I pleased and started rapidly losing weight.
Whole 30?
Its that paleo fad. It would be utter torture for me. My life revolves around grains. I make malt, then beer, and finally bread with it. Pretty much grain with every meal, except breakfast, which often includes eggs and milk so no luck there either.
Uhm, there are many ways of doing a successful diet (whatever the goals of that diet is). But there are some principles too, to lost weight the most sacred one is that you need a calorie deficit of what you eat compared to the energy you spent in the day, that's why Jiggy's commentary sounds unusual to me,because while calorie counting can be not necessary it is almost a guarantee of success (well, in the strict scientific sense, the human factor is a different beasts).

Yeah, it was surprising to me too. In retrospect, I'm guessing that within the foods allowed in Whole 30, the things which provide a meaningful source of calories tend to be things that make you feel full, without any "extra" calories from sugars and starch. Thus, when you eat only the W30 compliant foods, the calorie math takes care of itself.


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I can't comment on the "whole 30" thing because I don't know it, but yeah, eating food low in calories that also make you full is a good approach.


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I eat what I want.


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And WHO you want.

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Sundakan wrote:
And WHO whom you want.


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Grammar Nazi wrote:
Sundakan wrote:
And WHO whom you want.

Your literally a pain in the ass.

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Don't make me make that true.


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Grammar Nazi wrote:
Don't make me make that true.

...

Are you making a pass at me? oO


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Okay, so I'm doing the whole PbP thing again. Figured I'd mention it to people here, since, you know, we all talk sometimes.

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PbP is a lot of fun! Good luck with your campaign!

Hmm


D-dang it. W-... W-... We've finally gotten to side kicks in TKD.

I... I understand what so many of those seemingly useless stretches are for now.

(I knew they were not useless; I just did not recall what uses they had in specific. By all that hurts, now I know. Now... now I know.)


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From what I remember of TKD when I was a kid - yeah....yeah...I feel your pain.


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Tacticslion wrote:

D-dang it. W-... W-... We've finally gotten to side kicks in TKD.

I... I understand what so many of those seemingly useless stretches are for now.

(I knew they were not useless; I just did not recall what uses they had in specific. By all that hurts, now I know. Now... now I know.)

It does get better eventually. The thing that made me feel better when I was first learning side kicks was when one of the masters admitted that he still doesn't like side kicks. It was like, okay, yeah you have to learn them, but you are not required to like them. :P


Tac Definitely Gives TMI!:
The thing that really gets me right now is the cramping in my rear end's cheeks. Like that line of muscle fire that goes straight down the side of my cheek and stops right above the top of my thigh and causes my entire leg to just... stop. My body just goes, "Nope. Tac, you suck, I hate you, and I hate everything. I quit. Good day sir, I said GOOD DAY~!" and then I'm just kind of left on the ground with legs quivering entirely unable to walk.

I just feel kind of pathetic.

In part it's because I'm overweight. In part it's because I'm generally out of shape. In part it's because it's hard. In part it's because I rolled really low on my Con score.

(I'm pretty sure my player was banking on being able to turn me into some sort of non-evil undead before the GM was all, "Sorry, not available to you in this setting." or something. Dang it.)

It's funny, though. A couple months ago on that one stretch where you're basically doing a less vigorous hoola hoop motion, I was all, "Why are we doing this? I know it's supposed to be a workout-stretch and it does something for me, but I get nothing out of it."

So, in an attempt to do work (instead of just pretend to be a little girl who doesn't actually want to successfully hoola hoop) I tried working it into a stretch. I finally got something out of it. I have been doing this version on my own time.

Exactly one day after the new kicks, and I'm all, "The little girl who lacks enthusiasm for her hoola hoop, please." and daggum does that hurt. >:I


... huh! I... kind of thought this was in FaWtL.

That's what I get for posting on my phone! XD


So... any tea lately?

Any good veggie dishes?

How're you doing after the storm?


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SweetTeaGamer wrote:

So... any tea lately?

Any good veggie dishes?

How're you doing after the storm?

Um, I'm drinking a lot of Irish Breakfast Tea, because it's really, really strong, and I use it when I'm tired at work and don't have coffee around (because they use K-Cup machines, and I refuse to bring that stuff to work, because it's like paying 10x as much for the product, and it takes longer to set up anyway than my simple 1-cup brewer I have at home).

I'm very, very upset that the Sweet Tomatoes in Jacksonville closed right before the storm. Like - for good. Due to "restructuring in the company" there now isn't one within like 500 miles of the city. :-/ I loved that place.

We are doing well after the storm. Only lost half our fence. Of course, you know insurance - we pay it month after month, mandatory by law, and when we try to actually collect on it, they will do anything they can to weasel out of the minimum payment they have to make, and probably jack our rates up afterwards to compensate. (I dislike insurance greatly - it would be much better to just force everyone to put that same money into an account you can't touch unless there's an emergency that your kids can inherit if you die without using.)


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Does drinking tea cause storms to destroy half your fencing? Who can say for sure? The science isn't in! Wake up, sheeple!


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Kobold Cleaver wrote:
Does drinking tea cause storms to destroy half your fencing? Who can say for sure? The science isn't in! Wake up, sheeple!

Well, the coffee isn't keeping them away, that's for damn sure. Jamaica has some amazing coffee, and not much tea, and they get hit with that stuff all the time!


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Uh yeah, the coffee, that's what Jamaica is known for these days.


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Wait, did he just insult sheep...

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I dont do Starbucks usually, but my boss bought me a drink the other day. It was a mango lemonade black tea drink that was delicious like an arnold palmer. So now when the boss offers ill be saying "yes, please" more often.


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I'm more of a Dunkin man than Starbucks, myself...


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Question - how many days after the election should I wait before officially hating someone for still talking about it? Is the number longer if it's biological relatives?


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I begin the hate the split-second my ballot is cast...


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Cole Deschain wrote:
I begin the hate the split-second my ballot is cast...

I early voted, so should I already be sacrificing my half-Mexican cousin who actually is pro-Trump upon a funeral pyre?

(True story. He is both of those things. I think he may also be suffering from severe brain damage, because how else do you explain being for a guy who wants to deport half your family? This isn't a Hillary endorsement. I'm not going down that path. The dude just...makes my brain hurt. I can't believe we have a common pair of grandparents...)


I am enthusiastically voting for Hillary Clinton. :-)


I haven't yet voted, and I was already sick of it several months ago...

I strongly believe anyone who can should go vote. Do it. Take advantage of your right. That said, you don't have to vote on every point, and you may opt out of specific votes. Do that as well. Also, do your research, so you know what you're voting for. Voting on something because you feel like it, but with no information, isn't really the best idea... by which I mean it's a bad idea, and don't do that. Preparing is pretty easy, though: sample ballots are but one method of learning what you're about to vote on, and you can look up the nature of each of the things you're voting on before you go...


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I voted, but do not encourage others to do the same. If you want to, you shall do so without encouragement. If you're the kind of person not to, I don't want you watering down my opinion with yours...even if you agree with me. I'd rather someone I disapprove of wins from informed self motivated voters than someone I agree with who won because a bunch of sheep were goaded into it.

I also will support whoever wins...until my wife's family can get us a visa in Britain. (Would actually move if we could afford it now, but...debt to pay first.)


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Welcome back to the Motherland!

Have some lukewarm boiled fries and a cup of chicory.


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Late to this particular party . . . .

greentea -- James Earl Jones voice No human conflagrations.

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I'm writing my own name in. Can't vote for any of the four, and that one dude in Utah is just as establishment as HRC.

Actually had a congregational leader tell me he's voting for Trump 'cause he (personally, the elder) is sick of the "Beltway Buddy Politics" system. And I wondered if he ever bothered to listen to Trump, at all.

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Limey -- There will be no safe place to go; Britain and the EU have woes a-plenty. Make mine Mars! Railguns on Phobos, Deimos, and the Martian surface = LEAVE YOUR CRAP BACK ON EARTH!


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Syrus Terrigan wrote:


Limey -- There will be no safe place to go; Britain and the EU have woes a-plenty.

But they also have free healthcare, and I'm bipolar. It costs me hundreds of dollars a month to get insurance, see a doctor, and receive the basic medication I need to be a functional member of society. Even if taxes there are triple what they are here, it would still cost less to be a normal human being over there.


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thegreenteagamer wrote:
Syrus Terrigan wrote:


Limey -- There will be no safe place to go; Britain and the EU have woes a-plenty.
But they also have free healthcare, and I'm bipolar. It costs me hundreds of dollars a month to get insurance, see a doctor, and receive the basic medication I need to be a functional member of society. Even if taxes there are triple what they are here, it would still cost less to be a normal human being over there.

Just left London myself....like yesterday!

I know some fantastic pubs and restaurants if you are headed there. I always make sure to stop in at least one of the Young's Surprise taverns. They are a little off the beaten path but have real working class folks tossing pints nightly. I was hanging out with a Brit postman the other night and was talking about their health care system. He was complaining about how slow it is. He says things can take forever. He wasnt too happy about his wages going into benefits he doesnt believe the little guy gets enough of. Id not assume the U.K. NHS is free, nor better in all ways, so do your homework before leaving.

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