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Jamie in Chile

Renowned Member
I miss the snack foods that I don't have at home (like nuts, chocolate) because if I buy them I eat them uncontrollably even when I'm not hungry and therefore have to periodically avoid them.

I have been wishing for blackberries and raspberries, lately, but not enough to actually go out and find where they are being sold.

I miss being near to a shop. I can't get to a shop and back without cycling miles or getting the car out. Either way it takes half an hour to buy one thing.
 

Jamie in Chile

Renowned Member
I have had wild mushrooms grow in my own garden! I don't dare eat them incase they are poisonous but it seems sad that we get these mushrooms from the supermarket, transported with fossil fuels and packaged in polystyrene, when thereis a mushroom in the garden.

I did once take some photos and start trying to contact people to see if they were safe but it was taking too long and I don't think I would dare without meeting an expert and showing the actual sample face to face.

I did have a plan to eat a tiny piece of one one day and if I didn't get sick a bigger piece the next day and if I didn't get sick a whole one the next day and if I didn't get sick a bunch of them the day after that. I'm not sure if that works. I'd still want to get them checked out though.
 

silva

Addicted Poster
Location
Ohio, U.S.A
I have had wild mushrooms grow in my own garden! I don't dare eat them incase they are poisonous but it seems sad that we get these mushrooms from the supermarket, transported with fossil fuels and packaged in polystyrene, when thereis a mushroom in the garden.

I did once take some photos and start trying to contact people to see if they were safe but it was taking too long and I don't think I would dare without meeting an expert and showing the actual sample face to face.

I did have a plan to eat a tiny piece of one one day and if I didn't get sick a bigger piece the next day and if I didn't get sick a whole one the next day and if I didn't get sick a bunch of them the day after that. I'm not sure if that works. I'd still want to get them checked out though.
I've heard too many horror stories of people eating a bit of a mushroom! Kidney failure and all that (or is it liver o_O)
This may be a start -https://wildfoodism.com/2014/10/07/5-easy-to-identify-edible-mushrooms-for-the-beginning-mushroom-hunter/
But still better to leave alone than regret!
 

PTree15

Beach bum
Location
Connecticut
I want pasta salad and think I will make it tonight. I will put in broccoli, carrots, onions, tomatoes, olives and then marinate it all in homemade Italian dressing. I also have fresh basil to add in.
 

MadamSarcastra

MadamSarcastra, over & out.
Location
Mid-Michigan
I want grilled vegetable sandwiches somethin' fierce.

One problem.... no grill. :pout: Well, I've got a very small charcoal grill that's been sitting in the garage for about four years.... :confused: And there's a super-tiny, table-top, electric grill that was one of my mom's casino give-aways. It's in the box, never been used. I'm scared. It's got a really funky smell... I don't know what the hell it is, if it's a coating of some sort, but I don't know if I'd trust that thing not to "toxify" my veggies... or catch on fire. LOL :tinfoilhat:
 

Val

Extraterrestrial
I want grilled vegetable sandwiches somethin' fierce.

One problem.... no grill. :pout: Well, I've got a very small charcoal grill that's been sitting in the garage for about four years.... :confused: And there's a super-tiny, table-top, electric grill that was one of my mom's casino give-aways. It's in the box, never been used. I'm scared. It's got a really funky smell... I don't know what the hell it is, if it's a coating of some sort, but I don't know if I'd trust that thing not to "toxify" my veggies... or catch on fire. LOL :tinfoilhat:
Just remember that when grilling on the charcoal grill, PAHs are released from it, and no matter what are you cooking, meat or veggies, it would be carcenogenic. Even standing beneath the burning charcoal is dangerous. Its compounds get on your food, under your skin and into your blood stream. It causes cancer (in the first place), cardiovascular deseases, autoimmune deseases, etc...:pout: Sorry to tell you this, but it's really better to use an electric grill.:)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon - Wikipedia
 

MadamSarcastra

MadamSarcastra, over & out.
Location
Mid-Michigan
Just remember that when grilling on the charcoal grill, PAHs are released from it, and no matter what are you cooking, meat or veggies, it would be carcenogenic. Even standing beneath the burning charcoal is dangerous. Its compounds get on your food, under your skin and into your blood stream. It causes cancer (in the first place), cardiovascular deseases, autoimmune deseases, etc...:pout: Sorry to tell you this, but it's really better to use an electric grill.:)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon - Wikipedia
Yeah, but it tastes soooo good.... :drool: LOL

Seriously, that grill is toast as far as I'm concerned... the last time it was used there was meat on it. After I went veg, I even gave my leftover charcoal to my neighbor. :p
 

Val

Extraterrestrial
I want grilled vegetable sandwiches somethin' fierce.

One problem.... no grill. :pout: Well, I've got a very small charcoal grill that's been sitting in the garage for about four years.... :confused: And there's a super-tiny, table-top, electric grill that was one of my mom's casino give-aways. It's in the box, never been used. I'm scared. It's got a really funky smell... I don't know what the hell it is, if it's a coating of some sort, but I don't know if I'd trust that thing not to "toxify" my veggies... or catch on fire. LOL :tinfoilhat:
I have a small electric sandwich grill either. I bought it deliberately when i was living on my own and was absolutely excited about it for the first time. But the veggies and sauces used to leak while grilling and smudge upon the inner surface:confused:. And yes, there was always a nasty smell of hot plastic.:tinfoilhat: But i'm considering taking it to the country, because it's hard to cook there on electric cooker all the time, and it's heavy to drag all the food in the luggage from the town. So, electric grill can be used for making some sort of "snacks". Of course, we have a microwave as well. Btw, on Sunday our electric kettle died. :sigh: :D
 

Val

Extraterrestrial
I'm craving blended horseradish.:drool: We have no problems with buying it at the grocers as it's a national dish, but it always contains sunflower oil, and sometimes dairy cream:worms:. OTOH, it's better to put up with oil, than to not have the horseradish at all.:???:
 

MadamSarcastra

MadamSarcastra, over & out.
Location
Mid-Michigan
I really, really want to make pizza tonight... wanted to go with a pre-made crust, but every damn thin crust I look at on Kroger's site has honey or milk or egg or other animal-derived ingredients in it (i.e. amylase, L-cysteine, etc.).... :brood:


Currently looking at recipes.... LOL :rolleyes:

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ETA: Ah... problem solved. Although I found some very simple vegan crust recipes, I don't want the additional work this evening (already gonna prep/chop/slice a bunch of veggies)... plus there's a bunch of crap on the table right now, so I wouldn't have the room.

Enter my last two Flatout flatbreads! :D




In fact, I made pizza with one of these before not too long ago, don't know why I didn't think of it earlier.... :tinfoilhat:

Flatzza.jpg
 

PTree15

Beach bum
Location
Connecticut
I usually only see rhubarb pie with strawberry, which is ok, but I prefer it without. The strawberry takes away from the rhubarb flavor and I love rhubarb!
I haven't ever had it without fruit (usually cherries for me as I'm allergic to strawberries). I love rhubarb.

As for what I'm craving? Pasta. Might have to have some tonight.
 

Val

Extraterrestrial
As for what I'm craving? Pasta. Might have to have some tonight.
Blin!:p You are reading my mind! I don't know why, but as i woke up this morning, i started watching tiny videos on Youtube about making one-pot pasta. I haven't had any macaroni for so long!:iiam: And i have amaranth fusilli and gomito at home. I also have farro penne.:lick: I need to consider this idea. OTOH, my taste buds have changed dramatically, since i started eating more raw. I rejected (i don't know for how long) pickles, rice, macaroni, and even sauerkraut!!!:argh:And i'm not craving aubergines anymore.:hmm: But... i'm craving zoodles.:drool:
P.S. At least, i realized, that i still can eat sauerkraut (if i have to),- it digests itself quite well.:D
 
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