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2020-06-28 1:25:17 PM  
QFT
 
2020-06-28 1:25:42 PM  
Iceberg lettuce is never going to be healthy.
 
2020-06-28 1:30:02 PM  
This is why my diet consists entirely of Spam, Snickers bars, Barbecue Fritos and Diet A&W.
 
2020-06-28 1:31:44 PM  
Shiat like this is what got us to purchase a share at a local farm co-op. Picked up our second week's supply of veggies, and I'm still completely floored by the difference from supermarket produce. What little remains from last week is still vibrantly colored and not even starting to wilt.

It takes a little more time to wash and prep the veggies versus pouring them pre-cut (and allegedly pre-washed) out of a bag, but the quality is a completely different universe.

Going to start growing our own soon after we save up enough for a proper setup.
 
2020-06-28 1:32:07 PM  
By the time I buy the bibb lettuce, red leaf lettuce, romaine, radicchio, baby spinach, rocket, etc... I've spent way more than a box and have way more greens than I'll eat. One box of mix works fine for my salad consumption rate

/never buys iceberg so I'm safe
 
2020-06-28 1:35:11 PM  
Cyclospora is only going to affect epicureans with a BMI lower than 25 who can see their own pointy, sharp knees in Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.


This is the only type of salad recognized in the states affected:
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2020-06-28 1:35:57 PM  

whither_apophis: /never buys iceberg so I'm safe


...is what people said until that E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce earlier this year.

/I was gonna say last year, but damn if that wasn't the start of 2020...
 
2020-06-28 1:36:13 PM  

covfefe: Iceberg lettuce is never going to be healthy.


It's never going to have any taste, either. So watery.
 
2020-06-28 1:36:41 PM  
It's not so much lazy, Subbs, as there is not enough time. It takes ages to make a good salad with lots of things. Just ripping the heart out of an iceberg lettuce head and pouring Thousand Island on it is technically a salad and technically a gourmet one but to me that's not a salad. I need ALL THE THINGS -- lettuce(s), carrots, peppers, cucumbers, tomato(s), mushrooms, beets YES BEETS those shredded ones anyway, snap peas, other peas, tiny corn, garbanzos, nuts, seeds, bacon, ham, cheese and dressing which tends to be Italian or some kind of Asian vinaigrette. I've left things off due to forgetfulness. I really miss salad bars. Never to be seen again. At any rate doing that at home takes half the day and you're still not guaranteed any of that produce hasn't been exposed to a bunch of diseases.

/ Broccoli, cauliflower, olives ... some of the salad bars around here were stacked.
// The restaurants in California that offered only salad bar dining ( Fresh Express, etc ) are farrrrrrrrrrked.
 
2020-06-28 1:37:12 PM  
I'm not too lazy to make my own salad but the extra buck is well worth not having to buy all the stuff to make a proper salad and have half of it go bad.
 
2020-06-28 1:41:09 PM  
All those processed/bagged food might carry a disease. They are touched by many people, run through machines that might not have been cleaned properly and come from various sources because that's the way industrial agriculture works. You are much better off with your head of iceberg lettuce.
 
2020-06-28 1:41:38 PM  

maxandgrinch: Cyclospora is only going to affect epicureans with a BMI lower than 25 who can see their own pointy, sharp knees in Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.


This is the only type of salad recognized in the states affected:
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I'm pretty sure that's a Shoggoth.
 
2020-06-28 1:46:44 PM  

maxandgrinch: Cyclospora is only going to affect epicureans with a BMI lower than 25 who can see their own pointy, sharp knees in Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.


This is the only type of salad recognized in the states affected:
[Fark user image image 850x850]


WTF is that abomination?
 
2020-06-28 1:47:55 PM  
Meh. I like the mixes. The one I usually get has like 3 different types of lettuce, spinach, cabbage and carrots and they only like $3 and good for a few small salads. To buy all that stuff separately would probably cost 5 times as much and a lot of it would go to waste.

Actually pisses me off that I can't but certain things by the piece. I can't buy just two stalks of celery that I need for a recipe. I have to buy a whole bunch. Or if I need just a few tables spoons of fresh parsley I have to buy a whole bunch instead of just what I need.

Most of the leftovers don't get used fast enough and end up going in the trash. It's wasteful.
 
2020-06-28 1:48:00 PM  
 I've tried a few prepackaged salads in the past but refuse to eat them now as the lettuce has always had a distinctly off putting flavor.
 
2020-06-28 1:56:41 PM  

CrazyCurt: It's not so much lazy, Subbs, as there is not enough time. It takes ages to make a good salad with lots of things. Just ripping the heart out of an iceberg lettuce head and pouring Thousand Island on it is technically a salad and technically a gourmet one but to me that's not a salad. I need ALL THE THINGS -- lettuce(s), carrots, peppers, cucumbers, tomato(s), mushrooms, beets YES BEETS those shredded ones anyway, snap peas, other peas, tiny corn, garbanzos, nuts, seeds, bacon, ham, cheese and dressing which tends to be Italian or some kind of Asian vinaigrette. I've left things off due to forgetfulness. I really miss salad bars. Never to be seen again. At any rate doing that at home takes half the day and you're still not guaranteed any of that produce hasn't been exposed to a bunch of diseases.

/ Broccoli, cauliflower, olives ... some of the salad bars around here were stacked.
// The restaurants in California that offered only salad bar dining ( Fresh Express, etc ) are farrrrrrrrrrked.


You sound slow and lazy
 
2020-06-28 1:59:06 PM  

maxandgrinch: Cyclospora is only going to affect epicureans with a BMI lower than 25 who can see their own pointy, sharp knees in Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.


This is the only type of salad recognized in the states affected:
[Fark user image 850x850]


Gross, they put celery in that
 
2020-06-28 1:59:31 PM  

I dont want to be on this planet anymore: I've tried a few prepackaged salads in the past but refuse to eat them now as the lettuce has always had a distinctly off putting flavor.


That taste is migrant shiat
 
2020-06-28 2:01:27 PM  
This is why I only eat salads that contain Cool Whip(tm), mini marshmallows, and jello.

/srsly the one with mandarin oranges and peanuts is crazy good

//bagged salads always taste like the bag

///Once opened a salad bag with a huge dead dragonfly in it
 
2020-06-28 2:01:50 PM  

whither_apophis: By the time I buy the bibb lettuce, red leaf lettuce, romaine, radicchio, baby spinach, rocket, etc... I've spent way more than a box and have way more greens than I'll eat. One box of mix works fine for my salad consumption rate

/never buys iceberg so I'm safe


I meal-prepare for just myself most of the time, and it's hard to keep around a bunch of different salad fixings without them wilting/rotting if you don't want to eat the same damn salad as your main meal every night for a while. I like the pre-bagged stuff that I can use up in two days with some protein thrown on top.

Though, pro-tip, when I do go on a salad streak and make my own, they're just all spinach-based salads. That way, if you don't eat through all the spinach before it starts to get weird and damp, you can just make a meal with it cooked, which you can't do with lettuce.
 
2020-06-28 2:05:08 PM  

chitownmike: I dont want to be on this planet anymore: I've tried a few prepackaged salads in the past but refuse to eat them now as the lettuce has always had a distinctly off putting flavor.

That taste is migrant shiat


User name blah blah blah ... bye bye
 
2020-06-28 2:09:26 PM  
Cyclo Spora is the name of my speed metal Spyro Gyra cover band
 
2020-06-28 2:23:41 PM  
Yeah, because if you live alone and want a small salad once or twice a week, buying four heads of different kinds of lettuce and six kinds of vegetables is both cheaper and easier.

Jeez, must everything be an affront to your personal ways?
 
2020-06-28 2:31:01 PM  

ImpendingCynic: Yeah, because if you live alone and want a small salad once or twice a week, buying four heads of different kinds of lettuce and six kinds of vegetables is both cheaper and easier.

Jeez, must everything be an affront to your personal ways?


Subby's idea of a salad is probably just some chopped up Iceberg lettuce drenched in ranch dressing.
 
2020-06-28 2:33:34 PM  

Parthenogenetic: Cyclo Spora is the name of my speed metal Spyro Gyra cover band


where can I stream your stuff? Love me some morning dance. Always puts me in a good mood.
 
2020-06-28 2:34:32 PM  
or too lazy to properly compost swine sewerage before using it to water farmland
 
2020-06-28 2:41:49 PM  
Had a salad with lunch today, so I'm getting a kick, etc.

Spinach leaves, oil & vinegar, some bacon bits (real bacon, not that imitation crap), and a bit of grated parmesan. Simple and quite tasty.

And it paired well with the homemade meatball sub that was the main course. And the homebrewed tan lager.

/ I sound fat
// I've also had way too much "home" time the past few months
 
2020-06-28 2:42:19 PM  

maxandgrinch: Cyclospora is only going to affect epicureans with a BMI lower than 25 who can see their own pointy, sharp knees in Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.


This is the only type of salad recognized in the states affected:
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I just...wow. Somebody actually managed to get that shiat published in a cookbook?

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2020-06-28 2:53:19 PM  

BlackChickWhiteAccent: maxandgrinch: Cyclospora is only going to affect epicureans with a BMI lower than 25 who can see their own pointy, sharp knees in Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.


This is the only type of salad recognized in the states affected:
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I just...wow. Somebody actually managed to get that shiat published in a cookbook?

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As someone who grew up in these times, I can attest to the fact that NO ONE ever actually used these recipes out in the real world. These cookbooks are the culinary version of a New York fashion show, where androgynous models strut out wearing the most ridiculous outfits that no one will EVER buy or wear in the real world.

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They are just pointless things to keep cookbook publishers and fashion designers employed. Meanwhile the rest of the world generally ignores them.
 
2020-06-28 3:00:47 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: As someone who grew up in these times, I can attest to the fact that NO ONE ever actually used these recipes out in the real world. These cookbooks are the culinary version of a New York fashion show, where androgynous models strut out wearing the most ridiculous outfits that no one will EVER buy or wear in the real world.


you've never been to my mother-in-law's for Thanksgiving.

Sauteed green beans, carrots, & lettuce in a mold of clear gelatin.

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2020-06-28 3:14:03 PM  
And yet cyclosporin is one of the greatest drug discoveries of all time, and makes organ transplantation possible.
 
2020-06-28 3:19:38 PM  
Walmart is warning customers to toss their salad.
 
2020-06-28 3:32:34 PM  

lindalouwho: covfefe: Iceberg lettuce is never going to be healthy.

It's never going to have any taste, either. So watery.


It's named after ice. I think that's the point.
 
2020-06-28 3:44:41 PM  
There's a simple solution.

Deep fry your salads.

Try Tempura batter!
 
2020-06-28 3:46:04 PM  
Even brocolli tastes edible deep-fried. Mushrooms, string beans and most other vegetables work well, but tomatoes may be a bit too watery without a really thick batter, so save them for beer batter.
 
2020-06-28 4:06:02 PM  

cyberspacedout: lindalouwho: covfefe: Iceberg lettuce is never going to be healthy.

It's never going to have any taste, either. So watery.

It's named after ice. I think that's the point.


I don't know why, but that made me belly-laugh.  :-D
 
2020-06-28 4:20:13 PM  
Bagged salad is snakes in a can
 
2020-06-28 4:30:00 PM  

lindalouwho: cyberspacedout: lindalouwho: covfefe: Iceberg lettuce is never going to be healthy.

It's never going to have any taste, either. So watery.

It's named after ice. I think that's the point.

I don't know why, but that made me belly-laugh.  :-D


My mother or one of her friends once told me that people of their generation used to call it "Catholic lettuce," because of its lack of flavor.
 
2020-06-28 5:07:08 PM  
I'm growing four types of lettuce in my little garden. Also, tomatoes, peppers, spinach, etc. We're salad spoiled this summer. I will definitely keep up with the gardening.
 
2020-06-28 5:13:22 PM  

gonegirl: whither_apophis: By the time I buy the bibb lettuce, red leaf lettuce, romaine, radicchio, baby spinach, rocket, etc... I've spent way more than a box and have way more greens than I'll eat. One box of mix works fine for my salad consumption rate

/never buys iceberg so I'm safe

I meal-prepare for just myself most of the time, and it's hard to keep around a bunch of different salad fixings without them wilting/rotting if you don't want to eat the same damn salad as your main meal every night for a while. I like the pre-bagged stuff that I can use up in two days with some protein thrown on top.

Though, pro-tip, when I do go on a salad streak and make my own, they're just all spinach-based salads. That way, if you don't eat through all the spinach before it starts to get weird and damp, you can just make a meal with it cooked, which you can't do with lettuce.


Assuming you have a modern refrigerator, adjust the crisper drawer for higher humidity,  that helps with veggies that tend to wilt.  This may not apply if you have one of those basic apartment-style units with the square freezer door over the rectangular fridge, but most mainstream side-by-side and French door units have adjustable settings for humidity in the crisper.
 
2020-06-28 5:26:42 PM  

covfefe: Iceberg lettuce is never going to be healthy.


It's not unhealthy either.

Iceberg lettuce's only purpose is for texture. That's why it's pretty much the best choice for BLTs or burgers.
 
2020-06-28 5:39:59 PM  
 
2020-06-28 5:56:23 PM  

Izunbacol: gonegirl: whither_apophis: By the time I buy the bibb lettuce, red leaf lettuce, romaine, radicchio, baby spinach, rocket, etc... I've spent way more than a box and have way more greens than I'll eat. One box of mix works fine for my salad consumption rate

/never buys iceberg so I'm safe

I meal-prepare for just myself most of the time, and it's hard to keep around a bunch of different salad fixings without them wilting/rotting if you don't want to eat the same damn salad as your main meal every night for a while. I like the pre-bagged stuff that I can use up in two days with some protein thrown on top.

Though, pro-tip, when I do go on a salad streak and make my own, they're just all spinach-based salads. That way, if you don't eat through all the spinach before it starts to get weird and damp, you can just make a meal with it cooked, which you can't do with lettuce.

Assuming you have a modern refrigerator, adjust the crisper drawer for higher humidity,  that helps with veggies that tend to wilt.  This may not apply if you have one of those basic apartment-style units with the square freezer door over the rectangular fridge, but most mainstream side-by-side and French door units have adjustable settings for humidity in the crisper.


I currently have a little dorm room fridge that comes up to my knees, no freezer compartment at all. Freezer stuff has to go in my landlord's freezer out back in the garage. I do pretty good with planning around veggies, though; the biggest problem tends to be that I forget I have things because they're hidden behind other things in my tiny fridge, and suddenly there's just, like, a bag of liquefied broccoli I forgot about because it was under the tangerines I take to work.

Life has been kind of weird since I moved back to my home state to be near my elderly parents.
 
2020-06-28 6:00:25 PM  
👏 don't 👏 eat 👏 iceburg 👏 lettuce 👏

It's not food!!
 
2020-06-28 6:11:37 PM  

someonelse: This is why I only eat salads that contain Cool Whip(tm), mini marshmallows, and jello.

/srsly the one with mandarin oranges and peanuts is crazy good

//bagged salads always taste like the bag

///Once opened a salad bag with a huge dead dragonfly in it


That was not a bug, but a feature!
 
2020-06-28 6:54:47 PM  
It is not about being lazy.
Mixed-salad comes in much smaller packages than buying everything separately and eating it before it goes bad.
I learned to get over this by buying baby spinach or kale instead of lettuce.
Kale and spinach are flexible.
They can be cooked and used in smoothies as well as salad.
Other salad ingredients like carrots and tomatoes last a long time.
 
2020-06-28 7:22:54 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: covfefe: Iceberg lettuce is never going to be healthy.

It's not unhealthy either.

Iceberg lettuce's only purpose is for texture. That's why it's pretty much the best choice for BLTs or burgers.


And for the idiots who say iceberg lettuce is almost all water: guess what? So are all vegetables. So are you.
 
2020-06-28 7:47:20 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: covfefe: Iceberg lettuce is never going to be healthy.

It's not unhealthy either.

Iceberg lettuce's only purpose is for texture. That's why it's pretty much the best choice for BLTs or burgers.


I think most BLTs I've eaten have used Romaine lettuce... not that I was paying close attention, though.

Despite what I said in my previous comment, in burgers, it actually does provide a bit of flavor. For those of us on the west coast who frequent In-N-Out Burger, the lettuce contributes a significant amount to their burger's flavor profile. To some extent, it's the same at Fatburger, or even McDonalds with their Big Mac.
 
2020-06-28 7:48:43 PM  

Tax Boy: AAAAGGGGHHHH: As someone who grew up in these times, I can attest to the fact that NO ONE ever actually used these recipes out in the real world. These cookbooks are the culinary version of a New York fashion show, where androgynous models strut out wearing the most ridiculous outfits that no one will EVER buy or wear in the real world.

you've never been to my mother-in-law's for Thanksgiving.

Sauteed green beans, carrots, & lettuce in a mold of clear gelatin.

[media1.tenor.com image 316x230] [View Full Size image _x_]

mother-in-law's


There's your problem right there.
 
2020-06-28 8:11:26 PM  
LOL.

I wonder who's poop is in the salad
 
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