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On 2012-07-12 02:27, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Given all of the USA health info we keep hearing about, I hope you're at least as concerned for the quality of the education of your omnivorous friends.


Yes I am.
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Tofu sounds a lot less appetizing when you simply call it bean curd or coagulated soy milk. Usually I throw stuff out when it starts to coagulate.

Kind of like how "yoghurt" sounds better than "a bacterial fermentation of milk."
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Tofu sounds a lot less appetizing when you simply call it bean curd or coagulated soy milk. Usually I throw stuff out when it starts to coagulate.

Kind of like how "yoghurt" sounds better than "a bacterial fermentation of milk."


And as for bacon...
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Tofu looks pretty ugly when you take it out of the package, but at least it tastes like crap when you eat it. Can you soak it in vodka and do Tofu shots?
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On 2012-07-12 02:28, mastermindreader wrote:
Tofu sounds a lot less appetizing when you simply call it bean curd or coagulated soy milk. Usually I throw stuff out when it starts to coagulate.

Kind of like how "yoghurt" sounds better than "a bacterial fermentation of milk."


And as for bacon...


Fried salt pork. Sounds good to me! I like them pig knuckles too!
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"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Here's a super easy one that I only just learned.

1)cut and eggplant in half

2)deeply cut cross hatches into the face (face? ...the flat part)

3)pour a bit of salt on them and let them sit for a half hour.

4)squeeze as much juice as you can get out and put some olive oil, pepper, more salt if you like and fresh rosemary (the recipe had something else, but we have a rosemary bush at my house

5)put the eggplant on a cookie sheet that's been greased with olive oil into an oven preheated to 400 for an hour.

6) let it sit for a minute and eat it up. I make a full meal with salad and indian lentil soup

INDIAN LENTIL SOUP
Okay, it's not exactly a recipe but I just discovered "Garam Masala."
It's an Indian spice mix. If you cook red lentils (they look orange/pink to me) with some extra water and then put in garam masala and salt you have a REALLY good Indian lentil soup.
I sometimes add a little tomato past and caraway seeds too, very good.

VINAGRETTE
I learned this when I was a kid, but most people I know haven't heard of it:

olive oil
balsamic vinegar (only!)
dijon mustard
crushed fresh garlic (I often cheat and use garlic powder

If the proportions are right it should all come together into a thick dressing. The mustard is the key to the thickness and if you are using fresh garlic you can make it as spicy or not as you like.

Well, there's one full meal Smile
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I'm a strong advocate of most whole food diets. The way that I personally try to eat is based loosely on the Paleo stuff that's out now.
Although I use small amounts of a few foods that the Paleo writers call bad because I don't think they are bad. Some of them are things that I believe paleolithic people would likely have eaten, i.e., sprouted grains and tubers. I also don't do as much meat as some of the Paleo writers suggest.
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Good stuff. Thanks.
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I'm a strong advocate of most whole food diets. The way that I personally try to eat is based loosely on the Paleo stuff that's out now.
Although I use small amounts of a few foods that the Paleo writers call bad because I don't think they are bad. Some of them are things that I believe paleolithic people would likely have eaten, i.e., sprouted grains and tubers. I also don't do as much meat as some of the Paleo writers suggest.


I tried something similar. Within a week I was so hungry I had to stop. You never had that problem?
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I'm a strong advocate of most whole food diets. The way that I personally try to eat is based loosely on the Paleo stuff that's out now.
Although I use small amounts of a few foods that the Paleo writers call bad because I don't think they are bad. Some of them are things that I believe paleolithic people would likely have eaten, i.e., sprouted grains and tubers. I also don't do as much meat as some of the Paleo writers suggest.


I tried something similar. Within a week I was so hungry I had to stop. You never had that problem?


I only have a problem if I cut out meat entirely. One thing that helps me is to be generous with the "good fats." I use canola spread or a nut butter when I have Ezekiel toast. I eat a lot of eggs. Almonds, avacado, cooking with olive or canola oil, etc. I also get a decent amount of protein. I eat a lot, I'm a strength athlete- I have to. But I eat quality food. I also don't gorge until I'm bursting any more.
When I first got kicked out of my house and screwed up my ankle and all of the other stuff that went down I went through a depression where I didn't want to shop or do any difficult cooking so I just had corndogs and burritos all the time. But then I realized I have to get my smeg together.
I'm still not entirely past the depression of losing my girlfriend/pets/house/etc., but physically I feel really good right now. I'm breathing easier than I have in a long time and I've been able to cut back drastically on caffeine without any withdrawals.
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On 2012-07-12 02:39, critter wrote:
I'm a strong advocate of most whole food diets. The way that I personally try to eat is based loosely on the Paleo stuff that's out now.
Although I use small amounts of a few foods that the Paleo writers call bad because I don't think they are bad. Some of them are things that I believe paleolithic people would likely have eaten, i.e., sprouted grains and tubers. I also don't do as much meat as some of the Paleo writers suggest.


I tried something similar. Within a week I was so hungry I had to stop. You never had that problem?


I only have a problem if I cut out meat entirely. One thing that helps me is to be generous with the "good fats." I use canola spread or a nut butter when I have Ezekiel toast. I eat a lot of eggs. Almonds, avacado, cooking with olive or canola oil, etc. I also get a decent amount of protein. I eat a lot, I'm a strength athlete- I have to. But I eat quality food. I also don't gorge until I'm bursting any more.
When I first got kicked out of my house and screwed up my ankle and all of the other stuff that went down I went through a depression where I didn't want to shop or do any difficult cooking so I just had corndogs and burritos all the time. But then I realized I have to get my smeg together.
I'm still not entirely past the depression of losing my girlfriend/pets/house/etc., but physically I feel really good right now. I'm breathing easier than I have in a long time and I've been able to cut back drastically on caffeine without any withdrawals.


I'm more of a binge eater. I try to cut out as much fat as I can, but it tastes so good...lol. My cholesterol isn't too bad, so I don't need to make a drastic change.

I understand about getting kicked out and your ankle, but is that caused your depression? I actually checked myself into a hospital for depression about 15 years ago. I went through a nasty divorce and lost my job at the same time. Sometimes it's just too much and a person has to ask for a helping hand. They gave that to me.
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When I first got kicked out of my house and screwed up my ankle and all of the other stuff that went down I went through a depression where I didn't want to shop or do any difficult cooking so I just had corndogs and burritos all the time. But then I realized I have to get my smeg together.
I'm still not entirely past the depression of losing my girlfriend/pets/house/etc.


I missed this if it came out in NVMS. Really sorry to hear.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Thanks. I didn't say much about it here because other people were having bigger problems at the time and they needed support more than I did.
I've struggled with depression and anxiety as long as I can remember but that stuff caused a major episode that I'm still experiencing the aftershocks of.
But, I'm getting healthy again. I also met my Dad, graduated Magna cum Laude, and got into the Masters' program (with a Cinderalla story, to boot). So even though it sometimes feels like it's all bad, it really isn't.
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Every problem is a problem. There's really no bigger or smaller problem (with a few exceptions).

I hear you on the anxiety. I used to have it really bad since I was a kid, but it's been under control. I would have panic attacks and end up in the back of the ambulance.

I'm glad to hear you're getting healthy again. What did you get your degree in?
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Psychology. In September I start my Masters' in Experimental Psychology. I also have a 2-year degree in bio, which is probably why I was the only person I know of who 4-pointed my neuropsych class Smile
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COOL! Psych was my minor. I even interned at the hospital near my house. The only reason I got my Ph.D. in physics was because I had a bunch of credits built up in the math and sciences. I don't even use that degree. My brother got me into law shortly after college. I still curse him to this day. Smile
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Criminal Justice was my minor.
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Hmmm... We both have a background in psych and law. Let's hope we stay on the same side. Smile
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Vegan Banana Bread
Ingredients:
About a half dozen bananas (over-ripe, like regular banana bread)
3 cups flour
Half cup honey (or whatever sweetener you want)
Half teaspoon baking soda
Half teaspoon baking powder
Third cup canola oil
Half teaspoon vanilla
Pinch Salt

Egg Substitute:
Third cup flour to One and a third cups water

To make egg substitute:
Stir the two ingredients together in sauce pan on medium, using wire whisk. Do that for about 10 minutes. Cool it off and add the honey, bananas, vanilla, and oil. Put your hands in there and mix it up good.

Combine the remaining dry ingredients in a seperate bowl then mix in the mushy mix until rubbery.
Bake 350 for around a half hour, checking for done-ness with the toothpick test after 25 minutes.
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