questionswhat are you eating?

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You're a little too late for a picture, but the spaghetti was pretty good. Complete with a small salad and garlic bread. Mmmm

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Baked salmon with teriyaki glaze, rice and broccoli. My husband is a great cook and I get to just sit here and look pretty :-)

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I was hungry. I grabbed a Snickers.

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Another example of people posting nonsense to build up there reputation.

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Birthday cake. It has a big ! on it.

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BBQ chicken leg quarters. Dry rub consisting of onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, garlic salt. rice cooked in chicken broth, carrots, and sweet white corn on the cob dripping with real butter and salted. toasted slices (thick) of real SF sourdough bread with a little bit of butter. A ginormous bacardi dark rum & coke.

just finished, thanks for asking, now I'm hungry again... maybe I'll go pick the crispy skin off the 2 leg quarters that I just put in the fridge.

@ohcheri : I just realized your are not a man. Don't know why I always thought you were male....

@ojulius: it's not nonsense, it's discussion/conversation.
since there is no regular official forum like on some sites, some of us use the ask the community area to chat or converse while we look for deals.

bring back the chat tab!!!!

@trahentis: did it satisfy you?

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@ohcheri: Sounds good! Here's what I cooked tonight.

http://ow.ly/5C4G7 - picture link - baked organic chicken with homemade vodka sauce on penne.

http://ow.ly/5C4HR - picture link - cream of broccoli, carrot and potato soup, all organic fresh from Full Circle Farm http://www.fullcirle.com/ - Thank goodness for pressure cooker, otherwise this would have taken hours...

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@ohcheri: By the way, my lady said your post is not helpful without a photo of you "sitting pretty". LoL.

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@kamikazeken: that sounds really good. I'm jealous. But yes, it did satisfy until I found my way to In-n-Out.

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@kamikazeken: Dude, my name is Cheri, that would be a terrible name for a man :-)

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@lll0228: I am very electronically challenged and don't know how to put a picture in here but whenever I ask my husband if he needs help in the kitchen he always says...You just sit there and look pretty...so that's what I do :-)

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I used to enjoy the off topic stuff, but now you people are posting such inane questions in hopes of getting and keeping your reputations in the black... It's not so fun anymore. :(

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@ohcheri: it's the name of a website that sells lingerie. I figured it wasn't YOUR name. When I think of people who run lingerie websites, I think of guys. sorry.

My name is kamikaze ken, you don't think I'm of japanese descent and like to crash planes into things, I hope!

by the way, you sitting there "looking pretty" takes on a whole new meaning since you run your own lingerie store. I can only imagine... No wonder your hubby tells you to just sit there & look pretty!

@claudicina: come to the darkside... the chat is inane, but we have cookies.

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@kamikazeken: Well... I do like cookies... But only if I can have snickerdoodles!

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@lll0228: the dishes look yum! i hope you used real vodka ;-)

i'm eating paper and laundry detergent like those role models on the obsession shows. no, really i had some spinach, tomato, and goat cheese pizza from target's. not bad, the goat cheese seemed a bit dry if that makes sense. just got my kitchen installed after going without since august and i used my stove/oven for the first time today. woot!

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@w00tgurl: saying "goat cheese seemed a bit dry" is akin to saying "the car accident was bit upsetting".

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@w00tgurl: Real vodka, of course.

And here's my lady's birthday dinner I made last month:

http://ow.ly/5C6aQ - Picture - Vegetarian puttanesca (all freshly made and organic) paired with Gamache Vintner 2005 Estate Syrah (from Garagiste)

http://ow.ly/5C6df - Picture - Kale soup with organic kale, carrots, kidney beans and red onions. Most ingredients from Full Circle Farm.

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@claudicina: Awfully cynical, aren't you.

I love food. Curious what others are eating. A simple question.

Do people actually care about their "reputation" on some random website they don't own? I don't.

I hope you smile a little later tonight! :)

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@kamikazeken: ha, i never eat goat cheese! is it always dry tasting? like a powdery mix of cheese. i couldn't tell if the pizza was ok, fresh or if it was supposed to be that way. i should try it by itself one day

@lll0228 the kale soup looks like some homemade stews from when i was little. noms

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I might be the odd wooter out, I eat generally Tofu or some other meatless, dairyless, eggless fake meat. Big fan of the beans too.

Tonight for dinner I made some Ronzoni veggie delight pasta (which apparently gives a full serving of veggies a serving) with some "meatball" patties only rather than ground meat I used puree'd kidney beans, egg replacer and almond milk soaked bread for the binder and nutritional yeast instead of cheese (it tastes just like cheese and also acts as a binder). Lightly pan fried em (I know, naughty!) and ate them and the pasta covered in red sauce and more yeast. Yummy!

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for anyone that chooses to be vegan & avoid eggs and dairy because they don't want to exploit the labor of animals, you do realize that by eating vegetables, you're exploiting the labor of underpaid migrant farmworkers, right?

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@kamikazeken: I've heard that arguement before...call me crazy, but I don't object to eating animals for the reasons I think most vegans do. In fact, if you go out, and hunt, not for sport, but to kill and eat something, I'm totally ok with that. Animals eat other animals, and humans are animals too.

I'm vegan more because I object to the conditions and practices of the big and industrialized operations that use the animals. It just seems like living things should be given a chance to live, rather than be born essentually with their execution date set before they even come into the world. That's really what bothers me more than anything.

Obviously it isn't ok to exploit human beings either, but unfortunately I can't produce food via photosynthesis yet. :)

I digress, and we are getting off topic here. Sorry for the short derail.

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@kamikazeken: I don't see your point. Exploitation of animals and the exploitation of human beings are both abominable. If people choose the healthier diet by minimizing meat and dairy products, and in the course of doing so, lower their impact on the planet and reduce the support for the exploitation of animals, I applaud them. The diet low on meat but high on greens is not only healthier for us, it's also lower in carbon footprint. It is a win-win-win diet. For health, for animal, for the planet.

Also, not all farms employ "underpaid migrant workers". When I worked as a senior engineer in CA's Central Valley, while I met lots of minority workers, all of them were permanent workers, not migrant. All organic farms that I frequent in Washington State are run purely by Americans and are certified by third parties.

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@tiamat114: I completely understand where you are coming from.

For any one who has a little bit of conscience, and have enough intelligence and curiosity to seek out information about their food supply would understand.

I am with you. Completely. Unfortunately, most people don't care, and would justify their unsustainable way of living through any excuse they could find; mostly notably it always comes in soundbites.

(I don't mind you changing the topic at all, you didn't start it).

Post more food!

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@w00tgurl: The kale soup is yum. She was a happy girl that night.

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I asked because I have a vegan friend who won't eat honey because the bees aren't being paid for their labor. She has no idea where her vegetables come from though, and I've also lived in the central valley for almost 20 years, and I've seen the living and working conditions of many of the farm laborers, and it's pretty miserable. I'm personally of the mindset that I like certain foods, and within reason, I don't much care where it comes from or how it was raised. I'm more interested in how it tastes.

edit to stir more crap up:

any idea how many animals are killed by simply running a plow through a few acres in order to plant a crop?

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@kamikazeken: That's unfortunate.

Firstly because the American food supply is miserably disgusting, with a standard that's awfully close to third world level. And on top of that the amount of unnecessary suffering the animals have to endure is completely inhumane. This country's food supply is one of the most contaminated, toxin laden in the first world. Many chemicals banned by most of the first world are still legal and are in use here thanks to a system that allow corporations lobbying to go nuts.

You want good tasting food? Try humanely raised animals, organic milk and truly fresh vegetables.

Your point regarding animals killed during a plow is moot and pointless. There is absolutely no comparison in terms of the suffering we inflict on the animals that produce most of the cheap meats we eat, on top of the extra carbon footprint on consuming meat versus vegetables.

But of course, you don't care. I fear for the next generation. But of course, you probably also don't care.

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@lll0228: There won't be a next generation. Problem solved!

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without chemicals and modern farming science, there would only be enough food for about 5-6 billion people (at MOST, some estimate say 3-4 billion). That would only be the case if ALL AVAILABLE and suitable land for farming were put into production, meaning that the rainforests would need to be converted to farmland.

The vast majority of people tested can't tell by taste the difference between an organic & non-organic fruit or vegetable. Cavemen ate all organic, all-natural, chemical-free food and they all died by age 30.

Besides, if we weren't supposed to eat animals, why are they made of meat?

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@kamikazeken: Altho I've seen some documentaries, I don't always believe everything I've read in the news or on the net. The small productive farmers have mostly been overtaken by large corporations. A large percentage of our corn crop is going towards the production of ethanol (not a bad thing, I guess). We are exporting to 3rd world countries to help them out, but importing from countries to supply our own needs (from Mexico and South America). We can't afford to, or have the resources, to feed the world. AND, we can't keep converting farmland into Condos!! I'll get off my soapbox now. Where's Woody Guthrie when we need him?!

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I'm just trying to stir the pot.

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@kamikazeken: You're doing a good job at it!! I could go on and on about it but would be getting way off topic.

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stirring the pot is an essential part of cooking, which is an essential part of eating

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@w00tgurl: If there's a Trader Joe's in your area they have a great goat cheese pizza, one of our favorite fast meals along with their Greek salad.

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@kamikazeken: how wise, sounds like something people preface with "Confucius say"

@ohcheri: thanks i'll have to go buy some. there's one really close by me and their prices are always good. i like their tomato & garlic on an oval crust pizza. so delish

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@kamikazeken: I actually picture a guy holding a yummy green adult beverage!

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@kamikazeken: Your understanding of the economy and the current and future state of food supply is unfortunate. Your display of the lack of compassion for the humane treatment of animal is common as well, and also regrettable.

Regardless, back to food.

http://ow.ly/5CJJv - picture - made lunch: Gnocchi with fontina cheese on a bed of swiss chard. Local and organically grown.

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@ohcheri: that would be the green mistletoe punch from my new years eve party. 1 bottle midori, 1 bottle vodka, 1 bottle champagne, 1 bottle pineapple juice, 1/2 bottle 7up.

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@lll0228: i've never heard of gnochi but from the pic it looks like tender spheres of pasta. i think anything with cheese is drool worthy.

here's my dinner tonight:

chicken boiled with "sofrito", leftover plain white rice, baby tomatoes as garnish. my first cooked chicken in my new kitchen woohoo