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2013-02-06 05:37:06 PM
There's a picture of leafy greens in the article just in case you were curious what murderers look like.
 
2013-02-06 05:37:27 PM
Homemade cream of leek soup seemed like a murder attempt at the time.
 
2013-02-06 05:40:01 PM
wwwnc.cdc.gov
 
2013-02-06 05:43:43 PM
greengiant.com

DIE, biatchES!!!
 
2013-02-06 05:46:13 PM
I KNEW IT!
 
2013-02-06 05:47:17 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
I was always one step ahead of her!
 
2013-02-06 05:49:25 PM
Leafy greens are one of the few organic foods we have left. All the bacteria on the over-processed food die of diabetes before they can make us sick
 
2013-02-06 05:49:52 PM
This is why I need to arm myself. I don't want to get kaled.
 
2013-02-06 05:50:49 PM
No she didn't make me eat vegetables. She just handcuffed me to a pole in the basement.
 
2013-02-06 05:52:07 PM

Ed Willy: Leafy greens are one of the few organic foods we have left. All the bacteria on the over-processed food die of diabetes before they can make us sick


Ain't nothing like a big pile of collard greens fried up with spices and smothered in Miracle Whip.
 
2013-02-06 05:55:02 PM
I guarantee I can kill even a huge salad a lot faster than it can kill me. I actually had a giant salad for breakfast this morning. Earthbound Farms Organic Mixed Baby Greens with cubed, roasted chicken breast, dried cranberries, toasted, slivered almonds, very lightly steamed broccoli and also lightly steamed carrot with a homemade (read: I made it up as I made it) cranberry/apple vinaigrette. I got a little carried away, so shared it with my sis. I think she shared hers with one of her boyfriends. Like I said, I got a little carried away when making it, cuz that thing was HUGE.
 
2013-02-06 05:55:14 PM
Old and busted -- lifting a comment from the article to use as a headline on Fark.

New and improved -- using bugmenot to post the headline from Fark to the comments section.
 
2013-02-06 06:00:49 PM
trakt.us
 
2013-02-06 06:01:52 PM
Wash your veggies, people.
 
2013-02-06 06:06:32 PM

stainedglassdoll: Wash your veggies, people.


seperate the leaves is one of the big things.Many people try to wash an entire head of lettuce still in it's origional form.Bad idea.
 
2013-02-06 06:06:46 PM
I suppose that these sorts of things are the reason that i always thought that cauliflower is just there to make the broccoli look good.
 
2013-02-06 06:09:52 PM
contaminants lurking on leafy greens are noroviruses--the bugs that cause what most of us call the "stomach flu"--deposited by food handlers

Noroviruses are a genetically diverse group of single-stranded RNA, non-enveloped viruses in the Caliciviridae family.[1] The viruses are transmitted by fecally-contaminated food or water;



so, we can blame migrant workers for not washing their hands after making poo-poo ?

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2013-02-06 06:10:29 PM
AWWWW BIG BOWL OF SAUERKRAUT
EVERY SINGLE MORNING
It was driving me crazy.
I said to my mom
I said "Hey, mom, what's with all the sauerkraut?"
And my dear, sweet mother
She just looked at my like a cow looks at an oncoming train
And she leaned right down next to me
And she said "IT'S GOOD FOR YOU"
And then she tied me to the wall and stuck a funnel in my mouth
And force fed me nothing but sauerkraut until I was twenty six and a half years old
 
2013-02-06 06:12:36 PM
But before you throw caution to the wind and sit down with a big bowl of raw cookie dough and your favorite chicken tartare, beware: tainted greens may make you sick, but poultry is still more likely to kill you.
 
2013-02-06 06:12:42 PM
Using gray water for irrigation helps with constipation.
 
2013-02-06 06:18:32 PM
NEWSFLASH: Low paid workers are penalized for taking bathroom breaks so they poop in the fields.
 
2013-02-06 06:19:12 PM
voices.washingtonpost.com
 
2013-02-06 06:19:41 PM
Anal sex and broccoli have a lot in common... If you were forced to have either as a child you will probably hate them as an adult...
 
2013-02-06 06:20:22 PM

Horsebolt McStabledoor: contaminants lurking on leafy greens are noroviruses--the bugs that cause what most of us call the "stomach flu"--deposited by food handlers

Noroviruses are a genetically diverse group of single-stranded RNA, non-enveloped viruses in the Caliciviridae family.[1] The viruses are transmitted by fecally-contaminated food or water;


so, we can blame migrant workers for not washing their hands after making poo-poo ?

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Farmers are busted from time to time out here for not providing even things like drinking water or toilet facilities during harvests, so it's not that they're not washing their hands, they're making poo-poo in the fields AND not washing their hands because they don't really have any other choice. Sadly, the offending farmer or farm supervisor is not always busted right away by the inspectors and one of the workers has to die of heat stroke, before it brings attention back to the problem - and to the farm where it happened. They'll sometimes even find the workers are camping nearby as they are not paid enough to afford a place to stay, whether they are legal or not.

It's a bad situation and an ongoing problem in some parts of Cali, despite the laws we have in place to protect such workers.
 
2013-02-06 06:22:09 PM
shiat, i eat lots of lettuce, lots of poultry and drink lots of milk... i'm doomed!111
 
2013-02-06 06:24:15 PM
Dear idiots, wash your fresh vegetables. Is that really so hard?
 
2013-02-06 06:24:19 PM
I always knew my mother was a psycho
 
2013-02-06 06:30:44 PM
As occassional bout of the shiats probably is less likely to kill you than coronary disease.

Or you could, you know, wash your veggies.
 
2013-02-06 06:31:14 PM
I get my grains from beer and vegetables from vodka.
 
2013-02-06 06:31:57 PM
But but but.... pink slime!
 
2013-02-06 06:35:28 PM
On a diet.  My favorite new snack food is roasted kale chips.  One pound of kale, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp fish sauce, garlic powder to taste.  Roast at 250 for 45 minutes; flip and roast 45 more minutes (your oven may vary; my chips burn at 275, even at shorter times).  Takes care of the salty, crunchy cravings.

Might also kill the bacteria.  I don't know; it's an oven, not an autoclave.
 
2013-02-06 06:35:29 PM
Sure, my leafy greens are killing me, meanwhile in reality, Heart Disease is the #1 killer in America, wonder what causes that?
 
2013-02-06 06:37:00 PM
I thought this is pretty common knowledge. Spinach is one of the healthiest things you can eat and also seems to be the cause of every other case of mass e. coli. As poster a few above me said...just wash your veggies. Or we could really switch to an all beef jerky diet, which would be amazing.
 
2013-02-06 06:38:55 PM

Lusebagage: Sure, my leafy greens are killing me, meanwhile in reality, Heart Disease is the #1 killer in America, wonder what causes that?


Not drinking enough soda.
 
2013-02-06 06:39:58 PM

Lusebagage: Sure, my leafy greens are killing me, meanwhile in reality, Heart Disease is the #1 killer in America, wonder what causes that?


Genetics?
 
2013-02-06 06:40:30 PM
I'm no grammar nazi, but FFS submitters check your headlines! It seems like every other headline today is screwed up.
 
2013-02-06 06:43:41 PM
I'm a farmer and I can tell you that nothing is wrong with the veggies. What is wrong is the individuals who are too cheap to have these for their field hands(see below), those who spray their fields with the midnight oil (seriously gross) and some who spray livestock manure in the fields when the crops are alreadymatured.

/No I'm not kidding.

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2013-02-06 06:51:28 PM
Oh, she was definitely trying to kill us. She made us eat meat, fish, poultry, dairy food, vegetables, fruit, and God help us, tapioca pudding.

Have you seen tapioca pudding? I don't know what speces of salamander lays those eggs, but they're nasty.

Fortunately, I have a theory tha Gresham's Law (bad money drives out good) is really just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, and that Gresham's Law is one of the fundamental principles of the Universe. For example, in nutrition it is clearly true that "Junk food drives out wholesome food", so naturally I now de-tox myself by living entirely on things my Mother told me aren't good for me and only eat things that are considered good for me as occasional snacks.

Take rice pudding! Please!

It's just as sad ersatz of tapioca pudding, which, as you know is poison salamander eggs from the Amazon River basin.


Rice PuddingBy A.A. Milne

What is the matter with Mary Jane?She's crying with all her might and main,And she won't eat her dinner-rice pudding again-What is the matter with Mary Jane?What is the matter with Mary Jane?I've promised her dolls and a daisy-chain,And a book about animals-all in vain-What is the matter with Mary Jane?What is the matter with Mary Jane?She's perfectly well, and she hasn't a pain;But, look at her, now she's beginning again!What is the matter with Mary Jane?What is the matter with Mary Jane?I've promised her sweets and a ride in the train,And I've begged her to stop for a bit and explain-What is the matter with Mary Jane?What is the matter with Mary Jane?She's perfectly well, and she hasn't a pain,And it's lovely rice pudding for dinner again!-What is the matter with Mary Jane?
A. A. Milne, "Rice Pudding" from The Complete Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh. Copyright © The Trustees of the Pooh Properties reproduced with permission of Curtis Brown Limited, London.

Source: The Complete Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh (Dutton, 1998)
Link:  http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/241530#poem

I'm with the little girl in the cartoon who cries out:  And I say it's spinach, and I say to Hell with it!

Marge: But I thought broccoli was...
Dr. Hibbert: Oh yes. One of the deadliest plants on Earth! Why, it tries to warn you itself with its terrible taste.


I could write a book on the subject.
 
2013-02-06 06:53:38 PM

born_yesterday: On a diet.  My favorite new snack food is roasted kale chips.  One pound of kale, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp fish sauce, garlic powder to taste.  Roast at 250 for 45 minutes; flip and roast 45 more minutes (your oven may vary; my chips burn at 275, even at shorter times).  Takes care of the salty, crunchy cravings.

Might also kill the bacteria.  I don't know; it's an oven, not an autoclave.


Where do you get the fish sauce?
 
2013-02-06 06:54:10 PM
No wonder city folks are all the time crazy, paying good money for sh*t covered greens.
I grow my own veggies and wintertime is greens season. Cabbage, purple turnips w/the greens, and collards. Fresh out of the garden. Yum.
So I can self righteously and smugly say HAH.
 
2013-02-06 06:55:32 PM
Poultry.

The insidious killer.


Super-Chicken:  You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.

I know but I didn't expect you to be the most dangerous part.
 
2013-02-06 06:56:19 PM

born_yesterday: On a diet.  My favorite new snack food is roasted kale chips.  One pound of kale, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp fish sauce, garlic powder to taste.  Roast at 250 for 45 minutes; flip and roast 45 more minutes (your oven may vary; my chips burn at 275, even at shorter times).  Takes care of the salty, crunchy cravings.

Might also kill the bacteria.  I don't know; it's an oven, not an autoclave.



I think that's plenty. With meat you just need an internal temperature of 160°(ground meat)-165°(chicken) to ensure it's safe. Since your chips are thin I they're golden. If they didn't get hot enough I think you wouldn't have chips, but a floppy mess.
 
2013-02-06 06:58:22 PM
*I think

Anyone else having problems with this comments thingy?
 
2013-02-06 07:00:31 PM

Hollie Maea: As occassional bout of the shiats probably is less likely to kill you than coronary disease.

Or you could, you know, wash your veggies.


I recall that for a recent cantaloupe born outbreak even standard washing didn't get rid of the germs because they are rather well embedded into the skin.

What is a better approach to this problem?

1) Allow agricultural workers paid sick leave and no-penalty bathroom breaks so they don't shiat in the fields when sick.

2) Everybody follow then current CDC melon guidelines which give the illusion of safety but don't really work:

Follow this general FDA advice for melon safety:

•  Consumers and food preparers should wash their hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after handling any whole melon, such as cantaloupe, watermelon, or honeydew.
•  Scrub the surface of melons, such as cantaloupes, with a clean produce brush under running water and dry them with a clean cloth or paper towel before cutting.
•  Be sure that your scrub brush is sanitized after each use, to avoid transferring bacteria between melons.
•  Promptly consume cut melon or refrigerate promptly. Keep your cut melon refrigerated at, or less than 40 degrees F (32-34 degrees F is best), for no more than 7 days.
•  Discard cut melons left at room temperature for more than 4 hours.
 
2013-02-06 07:16:33 PM

octopied: born_yesterday: On a diet.  My favorite new snack food is roasted kale chips.  One pound of kale, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp fish sauce, garlic powder to taste.  Roast at 250 for 45 minutes; flip and roast 45 more minutes (your oven may vary; my chips burn at 275, even at shorter times).  Takes care of the salty, crunchy cravings.

Might also kill the bacteria.  I don't know; it's an oven, not an autoclave.

Where do you get the fish sauce?


I...can't...remember.  No, seriously, I got it at one of the local grocery stores, and I remember it was reasonably cheap.  It was imported, but I have no idea if it would be considered "good" or "low quality export".  But I did like the taste, even when using it as a condiment.

Anyways, I've looked for it at the Giant, and they don't have any fish sauce at all in the "Asian foods" section.  I'm going to check Safeway again.  Barring that, there's an Asian market nearby, if anyone wants to recommend a brand.
 
2013-02-06 07:21:36 PM
Stupid subby.  My mother died before I was even born.
 
2013-02-06 07:23:54 PM

NutWrench: [upload.wikimedia.org image 200x289]
I was always one step ahead of her!


I saw a PSA during the Superbowl.   Doritos attract vicious goats!    We tossed all our Doritos in a neighbors yard, hoping the storm would pass.
 
2013-02-06 07:30:45 PM
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2013-02-06 07:37:31 PM

MrHappyRotter: Stupid subby.  My mother died before I was even born.


Her mother feed her too many veggies?
 
2013-02-06 07:41:59 PM

born_yesterday: On a diet.  My favorite new snack food is roasted kale chips.  One pound of kale, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp fish sauce, garlic powder to taste.  Roast at 250 for 45 minutes; flip and roast 45 more minutes (your oven may vary; my chips burn at 275, even at shorter times).  Takes care of the salty, crunchy cravings.


You mean I gotta wait 90 minutes (excluding any prep time) just to satisfy the munchies when I can rip open a bag of Dorito's in about a second?

I'll starve by then!
 
2013-02-06 07:45:24 PM

Orange-Pippin: I'm a farmer and I can tell you that nothing is wrong with the veggies. What is wrong is the individuals who are too cheap to have these for their field hands(see below), those who spray their fields with the midnight oil (seriously gross) and some who spray livestock manure in the fields when the crops are alreadymatured.


Can you explain what that means to a city slicker?

(I understand what burning the midnight oil is, but your context suggests a different meaning).
 
2013-02-06 07:46:54 PM

Solid State Vittles: There's a picture of leafy greens in the article just in case you were curious what murderers look like.


No, that's an army.

An army of murderers!
 
2013-02-06 07:51:48 PM
The idiots I work with use news like this to justify the way they eat.

On more than one occasion, a woman I work with who, no joke, weighs around 300 pounds has gone on and on about how she doesn't eat produce because of all the pesticides & e coli & such. She actually thinks the processed takeout and fast food she eats for every meal are better for you. And then acts like its a personal affront when someone has the *gall* to lose weight and/or keep it off.
 
2013-02-06 07:56:53 PM
I got mugged by a head of lettuce once.
 
2013-02-06 07:57:08 PM

Happy Hours: Orange-Pippin: I'm a farmer and I can tell you that nothing is wrong with the veggies. What is wrong is the individuals who are too cheap to have these for their field hands(see below), those who spray their fields with the midnight oil (seriously gross) and some who spray livestock manure in the fields when the crops are alreadymatured.

Can you explain what that means to a city slicker?

(I understand what burning the midnight oil is, but your context suggests a different meaning).


I've only ever heard the term "night soil" which is synonymous with unprocessed human-generated fertilizer.
 
2013-02-06 07:59:04 PM

Lusebagage: Sure, my leafy greens are killing me, meanwhile in reality, Heart Disease is the #1 killer in America, wonder what causes that?


Poor dental hygiene?
 
2013-02-06 07:59:46 PM
I'm super allergic to lettuce, and spinach and pretty much everything that is grown unless it's a bean, rice, corn or potato. No fruit, no nuts, no grains, no vegetables. It SUCKS!

/I've replaced them all with bacon. Bacon goes with almost anything.
//really
///I'm basically a meatatarian, not by choice.
 
2013-02-06 08:00:30 PM
I liked vegetables as a kid.
 
2013-02-06 08:05:00 PM

I should be in the kitchen: And then acts like its a personal affront when someone has the *gall* to lose weight and/or keep it off.


Makes sense.  She has probably had her gall removed.
 
2013-02-06 08:06:43 PM

boinkingbill: I got mugged by a head of lettuce once.


You should have had a pointed stick.
 
2013-02-06 08:06:44 PM

stainedglassdoll: Wash your veggies, people.


Haha, this.

My mother made me eat vegetables, but we grew them in our own garden and we didn't poop on them during harvest.
 
2013-02-06 08:18:58 PM

born_yesterday: On a diet.  My favorite new snack food is roasted kale chips.  One pound of kale, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp fish sauce, garlic powder to taste.  Roast at 250 for 45 minutes; flip and roast 45 more minutes (your oven may vary; my chips burn at 275, even at shorter times).  Takes care of the salty, crunchy cravings.

Might also kill the bacteria.  I don't know; it's an oven, not an autoclave.


Gonna have to try this out. Have you tried any other leafy greens for it?
 
2013-02-06 08:22:19 PM
One of my earliest memories is sitting in the dirt picking baby lettuce out of the ground and eating them right there.  It was my grandad's garden, and when he saw me he said "your mother will kill me for this" and carried me off to be washed.  After that I demanded lettuce every time we visited.  I was a strange child.  Maybe I built up an immunity.

I always wash veggies but if you have a gin and tonic immediately after eating them it should make sure they're safe.  Vodak may do the trick also, and whisky certainly does.
 
2013-02-06 08:24:19 PM

Orange-Pippin: I'm a farmer and I can tell you that nothing is wrong with the veggies. What is wrong is the individuals who are too cheap to have these for their field hands(see below), those who spray their fields with the midnight oil (seriously gross) and some who spray livestock manure in the fields when the crops are alreadymatured.

/No I'm not kidding.

[i.imgur.com image 350x334]


Ugggggh. As much as I support local/family farms (or try to, since it's hard to tell where the produce came from sometimes), I sometimes think farmers should have to at least take basic competency tests for things like chemicals and waste handling. Around here they're not too bad, but I once saw the corn farmers up the valley out with the giant slurry-spreaders (think tanker truck with a sprinkler on it) in the pouring rain, merrily going about their day. It's like they never learned that water flows downhill, thus taking all their fertilizer with it.

Incidentally I met a young guy when I worked for (car part delivery co), who had just married and taken over the FIL's port-a-john business, and I credit him with probably drastically improving local field sanitation. Within two years they went from having a couple of trucks and a dozen units to probably at least fifty on site at any given time. Sanitation is a good thing.
 
2013-02-06 08:29:45 PM
Why so many dishes contain onions is beyond me. It is truly the devil's vegetable.
 
2013-02-06 08:34:10 PM

jclaggett: born_yesterday: On a diet.  My favorite new snack food is roasted kale chips.  One pound of kale, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp fish sauce, garlic powder to taste.  Roast at 250 for 45 minutes; flip and roast 45 more minutes (your oven may vary; my chips burn at 275, even at shorter times).  Takes care of the salty, crunchy cravings.

Might also kill the bacteria.  I don't know; it's an oven, not an autoclave.

Gonna have to try this out. Have you tried any other leafy greens for it?


Not yet.  I think it works with kale because it's a tougher, thicker leaf, and holds up when the water is cooked out.  My GF bought some more tender kale from Whole Foods, and the pieces cooked down to almost nothing (although it probably would have been better steamed than the tougher stuff).  You'll be amazed at how small it cooks down.  I'm not sure how much of the vitamins are retained after the cooking process, but it's got really high vitamin C and minerals.

/If you do try it, I usually break up the leaves into 2-3 inch pieces, and discard the stems. Not sure how the stems would turn out.
//I might just try it with other greens now, too.
 
2013-02-06 08:49:45 PM

jclaggett: Gonna have to try this out. Have you tried any other leafy greens for it?


This is basically deep frying in a slow oven.

Years ago I went to Spago (Wolfgang Puck's restaurant) and had a dish garnished with deep fried spinach leaves. I found his recipe and prepared it at home and was just as delicious, though I found you needed experience to pluck them out before they burned.

Sure they're tasty but I doubt much vegetable nutrients remain to overshadow the fat.
 
2013-02-06 08:50:40 PM
WSJ will run another editorial whining that we don't expose all food to plutonium.
 
2013-02-06 09:47:57 PM
Figures this comes out right when I moved to a more plant based diet. Sill eat meat but in limited quantities.

Tired of being fat and want to actually live life.

Pass me the darn green juice.
 
2013-02-06 10:22:36 PM
My mom poured Hershey's syrup on broccoli once to see if I'd like it.

/yeah, not so much
//good thing it didn't ruin my love for chocolate
///chocolate's a fruit, right?
 
2013-02-06 10:25:06 PM

Solid State Vittles: There's a picture of leafy greens in the article just in case you were curious what murderers look like.


The fark did you just call me?
 
2013-02-06 10:33:01 PM

Happy Hours: born_yesterday: On a diet.  My favorite new snack food is roasted kale chips.  One pound of kale, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp fish sauce, garlic powder to taste.  Roast at 250 for 45 minutes; flip and roast 45 more minutes (your oven may vary; my chips burn at 275, even at shorter times).  Takes care of the salty, crunchy cravings.

You mean I gotta wait 90 minutes (excluding any prep time) just to satisfy the munchies when I can rip open a bag of Dorito's in about a second?

I'll starve by then!


I make kale chips this way:
Kale Chips
Timing is crucial for these chips: too long and they taste burned, two short and they are chewy rather than crispy.

IngredientsInstructionsPreheat the oven to 350F. Wash kale and cut into two-inch pieces. (Try to make the pieces all the same size or they will not cook at the same rate.) Spray a baking sheet with oil and place the pieces of kale on it in a single layer. Spray lightly with oil, if desired, and sprinkle with salt.Bake for 7 minutes. Turn the chips over and bake for 3-7 more minutes, until crispy and edges just beginning to brown. Cool and eat.Preparation time:  10 minute(s)| Cooking time:  10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield):2

Makes 2 servings. Per serving:  25 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (10% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 22mg Sodium; 1g Fiber. Weight Watchers Core / 0 Points.

Easy and everyone I've given them to likes them from big eaters to a very picky eater who professes to hate veggies. I'm not vegan but a lot of my meals are vegetarian/vegan because I just don't eat a lot of meat and still want a rounded diet going on.
 
2013-02-06 10:35:47 PM

kaseyfarksdaladies: My mom poured Hershey's syrup on broccoli once to see if I'd like it.

/yeah, not so much
//good thing it didn't ruin my love for chocolate
///chocolate's a fruit, right?


Every had roasted broccoli with olive oil? Very good and cheap. I realized I didn't hate vegetables when people stop slathering dressing on it (hate that) or boiling the ever loving flavor out of them (and canned, which you just shouldn't be used as a substitute).
 
2013-02-06 10:37:00 PM
No she wasn't.  My mom knew how to wash the produce before putting it away in the fridge, much less giving it to us.
 
2013-02-06 10:41:20 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: No she wasn't.  My mom knew how to wash the produce before putting it away in the fridge, much less giving it to us.


Oh, that reminds me. Does no one wash their produce? I remember being horrified by my roommates and  coworkers when they asked why I was washing my fruits and vegetables. Is this not common? I mean I like organic crap as much the next person (only if it tastes good and is worth the goddess damned price), but pesticides people, germs, dirt, bug poop. I mean, i know I'm eating that (and in organic crap) but I can at least reduce it somewhat.
 
2013-02-06 11:00:49 PM
Maggie_Luna: Oh, that reminds me. Does no one wash their produce? I remember being horrified by my roommates and  coworkers when they asked why I was washing my fruits and vegetables. Is this not common? I mean I like organic crap as much the next person (only if it tastes good and is worth the goddess damned price), but pesticides people, germs, dirt, bug poop. I mean, i know I'm eating that (and in organic crap) but I can at least reduce it somewhat.

Do you use Veggie Wash?  Or do you just rinse it?   Washing produce won't remove e-coli, or other bacteria, but it will help with pesticides and contaminants.
 
2013-02-06 11:03:40 PM

Maggie_Luna: Happy Hours: born_yesterday: On a diet.  My favorite new snack food is roasted kale chips.  One pound of kale, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp fish sauce, garlic powder to taste.  Roast at 250 for 45 minutes; flip and roast 45 more minutes (your oven may vary; my chips burn at 275, even at shorter times).  Takes care of the salty, crunchy cravings.

You mean I gotta wait 90 minutes (excluding any prep time) just to satisfy the munchies when I can rip open a bag of Dorito's in about a second?

I'll starve by then!

I make kale chips this way:
Kale Chips
Timing is crucial for these chips: too long and they taste burned, two short and they are chewy rather than crispy.

IngredientsInstructionsPreheat the oven to 350F. Wash kale and cut into two-inch pieces. (Try to make the pieces all the same size or they will not cook at the same rate.) Spray a baking sheet with oil and place the pieces of kale on it in a single layer. Spray lightly with oil, if desired, and sprinkle with salt.Bake for 7 minutes. Turn the chips over and bake for 3-7 more minutes, until crispy and edges just beginning to brown. Cool and eat.Preparation time:  10 minute(s)| Cooking time:  10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield):2

Makes 2 servings. Per serving:  25 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (10% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 22mg Sodium; 1g Fiber. Weight Watchers Core / 0 Points.

Easy and everyone I've given them to likes them from big eaters to a very picky eater who professes to hate veggies. I'm not vegan but a lot of my meals are vegetarian/vegan because I just don't eat a lot of meat and still want a rounded diet going on.


I think the "spray lightly with oil if desired" step was left out in the "total fat" calculations. These oven baked deep frying recipes don't work with out a lot of fat.

My fat sister, whenever I visit and she cooks a home-cooked meal always follows a "healthy" recipe. However she winds up "fixing" it - 1tsp honey is not enough to taste so she adds 5 tablespoons,  1/2 teaspoon oil doesn't work but 3 or 4 tablespoons does.

She may be deluding herself with her "healthy" recipes but not those who witness her cooking.
 
2013-02-06 11:11:37 PM

HairBolus: Maggie_Luna: Happy Hours: born_yesterday: On a diet.  My favorite new snack food is roasted kale chips.  One pound of kale, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp fish sauce, garlic powder to taste.  Roast at 250 for 45 minutes; flip and roast 45 more minutes (your oven may vary; my chips burn at 275, even at shorter times).  Takes care of the salty, crunchy cravings.

You mean I gotta wait 90 minutes (excluding any prep time) just to satisfy the munchies when I can rip open a bag of Dorito's in about a second?

I'll starve by then!

I make kale chips this way:
Kale Chips
Timing is crucial for these chips: too long and they taste burned, two short and they are chewy rather than crispy.

IngredientsInstructionsPreheat the oven to 350F. Wash kale and cut into two-inch pieces. (Try to make the pieces all the same size or they will not cook at the same rate.) Spray a baking sheet with oil and place the pieces of kale on it in a single layer. Spray lightly with oil, if desired, and sprinkle with salt.Bake for 7 minutes. Turn the chips over and bake for 3-7 more minutes, until crispy and edges just beginning to brown. Cool and eat.Preparation time:  10 minute(s)| Cooking time:  10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield):2

Makes 2 servings. Per serving:  25 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (10% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 22mg Sodium; 1g Fiber. Weight Watchers Core / 0 Points.

Easy and everyone I've given them to likes them from big eaters to a very picky eater who professes to hate veggies. I'm not vegan but a lot of my meals are vegetarian/vegan because I just don't eat a lot of meat and still want a rounded diet going on.

I think the "spray lightly with oil if desired" step was left out in the "total fat" calculations. These oven baked deep frying recipes don't work with out a lot of fat.

My fat sister, whenever I visit and she cooks a home-cooked meal always follows a "healthy" recipe. However she winds up "fixing" it - 1tsp honey is not enou ...


Oh, yeah it's still chips. I add a bit of oil because I like olive oil. You have to find the right balance of "Holy hell" and "Just right." A light spraying of it tastes fine too, you don't want to drench them (I've done that on accident and while they tasted good to me they certainly didn't spring healthy to mind). I still think it's better than Doritos or what have you. You can calculate your own crap but compared to the other recipe (90 minutes really?) it works well for good chips that aren't grody.  How do you fix something with honey? Seriously, honey does not bring healthy to mind. It brings out honey, sweetener. Unless you mean that unpurified one that has to have the beneficial bacteria.

I hate honey (as in the taste) so avoid it flat out unless it is in things (like bread) where it's an ingredient and isn't the ingredient but won't make it myself.
 
2013-02-07 12:00:25 AM
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2013-02-07 12:26:39 AM

Maggie_Luna: Easy and everyone I've given them to likes them from big eaters to a very picky eater who professes to hate veggies. I'm not vegan but a lot of my meals are vegetarian/vegan because I just don't eat a lot of meat and still want a rounded diet going on.

I think the "spray lightly with oil if desired" step was left out in the "total fat" calculations. These oven baked deep frying recipes don't work with out a lot of fat.

My fat sister, whenever I visit and she cooks a home-cooked meal always follows a "healthy" recipe. However she winds up "fixing" it - 1tsp honey is not enou ...

Oh, yeah it's still chips. I add a bit of oil because I like olive oil. You have to find the right balance of "Holy hell" and "Just right." A light spraying of it tastes fine too, you don't want to drench them (I've done that on accident and while they tasted good to me they certainly didn't spring healthy to mind). I still think it's better than Doritos or what have you. You can calculate your own crap but compared to the other recipe (90 minutes really?) it works well for good chips that aren't grody. How do you fix something with honey? Seriously, honey does not bring healthy to mind. It brings out honey, sweetener. Unless you mean that unpurified one that has to have the beneficial bacteria.

I hate honey (as in the taste) so avoid it flat out unless it is in things (like bread) where it's an ingredient and isn't the ingredient but won't make it myself.


Listen TOOTs, you need to learn how to trim quotes so they are not cut off by the FARK quote limit and omit what your are responding to.

My fat sister's honey increment (1sp to 5 tablespoons) was for a "Healthy Hawaiian Chicken Teryaki" recipe and yes in such a recipe the tastes of honey, ginger, garlic, and soy can go well together though not when the amount of honey is increased by 15 so she can "taste" it.
 
2013-02-07 01:46:42 AM

kaseyfarksdaladies: My mom poured Hershey's syrup on broccoli once to see if I'd like it.

/yeah, not so much
//good thing it didn't ruin my love for chocolate
///chocolate's a fruit, right?


...it IS a bean...
 
2013-02-07 02:56:10 AM
Jesus don`t need to wash his hands.
 
2013-02-07 04:17:21 AM

kaseyfarksdaladies: My mom poured Hershey's syrup on broccoli once to see if I'd like it.

/yeah, not so much
//good thing it didn't ruin my love for chocolate
///chocolate's a fruit, right?


My new step-mother gave me a set of fancy flavored salts from Trader Joes for Christmas, and the 'edible flowers' one actually tastes pretty darn good on green beans. Haven't tried other veggies but I suspect it will have broad appeal. That's a relief actually, since I wasn't sure what I was going to do with that one...
 
2013-02-07 04:37:18 AM
You can pry my raw cookie dough from my cold, dead hands.

Except you can't, because I guess I will have vomited it all up in my death throes. It will have been worth it.
 
2013-02-07 05:03:50 AM
Damn I knew it!
 
2013-02-07 07:49:35 AM
Actually, pesticides are waterproof guys, so you have to use soap to get rid of them.  Despite what you may think just plain old water can help with germs, but it doesn't get ALL of them.  You still have to have an immune system.
 
2013-02-07 08:23:22 AM

uncleacid: I get my grains from beer and vegetables from vodka.


I see you follow my diet plan
 
2013-02-07 09:49:24 AM

Real Women Drink Akvavit: I think she shared hers with one of her boyfriends.


Giggity?
 
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