Nutgate, broken down in a few pieces...it was just about principles!

Yes, you read right its about nutgate (😱again) and its totally unnecessary outcome!

We all know what happened there but if anyone don't, here a very short introduction:

CiW got a list with approved food for the girls which had cost her a few hundred dollars but she dared to have something else in her house too which was not approved by SW. (the way this sounds.. Not approved by...) An ice cream which didn't even had nuts as ingredients but was manufactured in a factory where nuts were processed. The awful situation was kick started because another grandchild from CiW took the ice cream by herself, it was not even CiW who gave it to the girl, so the tragedy or life threatening situation began!

For CIW it was no big deal, because Cece didn't ate it, CiW statement she has to learn, which is good on one hand but on the other hand its the moms job to teach pushed SW over the edge because it was no bowing down nor an apology but a dry advice from her MIL! SW took it as affront and dis

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AITA for only preparing keto meals for my family?

I (31f) am a sahm with two year old twins and two middle schoolers and do most of the cooking in the house. The past year, I started following a ketogenic diet and lost over 100 pounds. I feel healthier and more energized than ever, and I am no longer prediabetic. Over the past few months, it has been more and more time consuming doing all the cooking now that my husband is working from home, and our kids are doing online school. Since most of the grocery shopping and cooking falls on me, I started just buying and preparing keto meals.

Initially, this wasn't an issue for my husband. If he or the kids wanted carbs, I could quickly make some rice or grab a roll or something. But my husband is starting to complain that I don't make things like fried rice, pasta, sandwiches, mashed potatoes, pancakes, etc. that are heavier in carbs. I told him if he wants those things he could make them himself. If he gave me a grocery list, I would even buy them whenever I go shopping. I also offered to

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Favorite dishes in the area?

I'm looking to complile a personal bucket list of must have dishes from the Cincinnati area. What are your favorites?

I'll start by sharing one of mine... Allyn's Cafe, Mardi Gras Pasta

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I am 32 years old and I made $475,000 this past year. I live in a VHCOL and work as a television director (currently remote).

Disclaimer: this is a long boy. I’m self employed and a business owner. No doxing or guessing, I love u forever.

Section One: Assets and Debt Use this section to explain your current financial picture at large.

Current NW: ~375k. I’ve been a high-earner for 2+ years.

Retirement Balance: As a business owner, I put in money into a SEP-IRA but wasn't able to prioritize it until the past 3 years. Current balance is: $39,238.79. My investment portfolio is $88,465.72. I also have a 7k+ pension from my union I'm working in contributing to.

Equity if you're a homeowner (and how much you put down and how you accumulated that payment): None

Savings account balance and Checking account balance (personal and business: $272,839.99. I keep a ton in a HYSA and in my savings. I have a huge upcoming tax bill and due to my illness I write about below I keep a couple years in savings. It is not what my financial advisor would most prefer but she understands that it makes sense for my particular sit

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AITA for refusing to walk to the store to pick up items my BF forgot for his chili?

Every year my BF and his family have a "cook off". Sometimes its BBQ, sometimes is pasta. This year it happens to be chili. My BF and I were extremely excited about this because him and I make a kick ass chili and everyone who has tasted it, has asked us for our recipes. This cook off is supposed to be at 5pm this evening. It is currently 1pm. During these cook offs, the winner gets $100 and a gift card for a local seafood restaurant. We have won every year for the past 12 years, aside from 2 years ago when we were tied for first.

Last night my BF had gone to the store to pick up all of the ingredients and I failed to check when he returned home to make sure he grabbed everything. This morning his sister needed to borrow his vehicle for a vet appointment so he took my car to work and she also borrowed our dog kennel. The nearest store is roughly 3/4 of a mile down the road. It is 21Β° with a wind of 45 mph.

I started the chili at 6am this morning. When it got time to prepare our "spe

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20 Lesser-Known Houses of Worship In Night City

Religion is still an important thing to some of the inhabitants of Night City. Despite the meanness of the world in the Time of the Red, some folks still give spiritual counsel and physical comfort to those in need. These are some of the places where you may find such help.

Note: Religions are vast and complex things, and a short blurb in a 20 things table is insufficient to sum them up. Do not take my depictions of a fictional house of worship in a roleplaying game setting as absolute truth, or as representative of my opinions. This is just game fluff, to liven up Night City.

1: The Peach Blossom Sangha. The Peach Blossom Sangha are a group of Westernized, mostly White Zen Buddhist adherents who live an austere life in a small urban monastery. Most of the Peach Blossom Sangha's permanent membership are fully ordained monastics observing the Vinaya, or religious precepts, but they minister to a small congregation of lay Buddhists. The current leader of the Sangha is the Venerable Bhi

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My son has SPD and doesn't like his food touching or one pot meals or anything with "hidden veggies". I need as many "complete" recipes as possible using 2-3 parts. Like a main and two sides, but it doesn't have to be like that.

I went PB ~15 months ago. I have cooked at least six days a week / three meals per day for my family of four.

I started taking my six year old to therapy last year. He was such a good eater his first couple of years. He would eat all of his vegetables and grains and hated when I served a lot of meat. He is actually the reason I looked into going plant based in the first place.

Before I switched to cooking PB, I cooked strictly [protein] [non-starch vegetable] [carb] because I was really into macros and lifting. The protein was always meats, eggs, yogurts. 6yo always gladly ate the vegetable and carbs but didn't like the meat. Anyway, this is how we ate nearly all of our meals for the first couple of years of his life.

When I switched to PB, things got weird. Easiest PB foods to make are like bowls and soups and stews and casseroles and one-pot etc. Just everything altogether. My son would refuse to eat most of the time. When we had chili, he would skip dinner, he would then e

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25 Best Survival Foods To Stockpile

Getting Started with Food Stockpiling

Start Small

I have never met one person who bought ten- or twenty-years’ worth of food in one purchase. Every one of them accumulated their emergency supplies through years of hard work, budgeting, and discipline. Start small by purchasing one or two extra items every time you go to the store and set it aside for your emergency supplies.

Start Now

Because putting away emergency food can be a daunting task it is also a one that is easy to put on the back burner. Take the above advice and start small and start now. Think of it like this. If you start today, you are that much better off in two weeks.

Don’t Forget

Here are a couple other important factors you need to remember when it comes to long term food items.

  1. Do not put all your eggs in one basket. I once knew a person who put most of their food stores in several chest freezers. Hopefully, you can see the problem with that because after three days of no p
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I am 25 years old, make $63,000, live in Chicago, IL and work as a speech-language pathologist in schools.

Section Zero: Background (inspired by u/throwaway_md765951 last week!)

I’ve been somewhat active in this sub, but made this throwaway so I could talk with more details and a greater sense of privacy. The thread about what we like to see from diarists mentioned wanting a greater range of careers, so I finally signed up to post, but am a little bit nervous. I’m a speech-language pathologist in a large, urban district. I work with three schools, with students aged 3-18. Most of my students have developmental delays, Autism, or a learning disability. I work with students on developing communication skills, producing speech sounds, language skills like comprehension and storytelling, and some students who stutter. I evaluate and treat communication disorders that prevent students from participating in school. Usually, I’m moving around the school building and district throughout the week, but my district is fully remote until January, when we will allegedly switch to a hybrid model.

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How to blend Noom / healthy living with non participating Spouse

Quick backstory... my wife and I have been married 5 years and have tried different diets / healthy plans off-and-on; we have since added 2 kids to our lives and the pregnancies definitely added some additional stresses.

In November my wife wanted to try Noom, and I wanted to join her so we signed up together. She cancelled after a few days for her own reasons and I stuck with it. I logged 90 straight meals through the end of 2020 and lost 15 lbs (in 30 days), so overall I'm very happy with it and need / want to lose about 60 more. The Holidays were a bit of a challenge, but now that we're through that I'm trying to re-start my journey.

Here's where I'm stuck. I try to be very involved with helping to plan meals, making shopping lists, etc., but I work about 65 - 70 hrs per week so my time is very limited in domestic affairs. I don't mind cooking, or cleaning, or doing the dishes, or taking the kids for a couple of hours in the afternoon etc., but I can't do it all. And I don't

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My (23F) roommate (25F) can't seem to comprehend how poor I am

A little bit of background:

I've been poor most of my life, but as of a year or two ago, I was finally at a point where I was pretty comfortable. I then got laid off from my job in March due to the pandemic, I was unemployed for seven months, during which I maxed out credit cards, took out sketchy loans, and relied on family/friends to stay afloat, then I got a temporary/seasonal job in September, which I got laid off from about three weeks ago. I filed for unemployment both times I lost my job, but I have yet to receive a single penny, and I also haven't gotten my stimulus check. I'm not looking for advice/help with my financial situation, I'll figure something out, I'm looking for tips on how to handle this situation with my roommate who's significantly more well off than I ever have been or ever will be in the near future.

I have no idea what her childhood/early adulthood was like, but as of right now, she has a stable job, where she makes 70k-80k a year, which is 20k-30k above th

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I am 30 years old, make $135,000 a year, live outside NYC and work as a Senior Data Analyst.

Section One: Assets and Debt

  • Retirement Balance: $84,000
    This is based on combined balances in my IRA accounts (Roth + Rollover). My current company, which I’ve been working at for 6 months, doesn't offer 401(k) matching until after the first year of work - so I’m waiting for that year mark to start contributing to one.
  • Equity: ~$550,000
    This is the current market value estimate of my home, a small 2 BR condo just outside of Manhattan, from Zillow. I purchased my home in summer of 2015 at a closing price of $484K. I put down $284K for the down payment (from my savings and investments which I had slowly accumulated since I was 15. My dad helped me open my first brokerage account at the time and encouraged me to keep investing and diversifying my portfolio as I grew older; this proved invaluable when it came to having the funds for my down payment a decade later) and took on a 20 year mortgage for the remaining $200K. Just last summer (June of 2019), I paid off the remaind
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Super Squats Review:

Summary : Ran SuperSquats, Gained 30lbs,

DNP == Did not Practice during program

Stat Before After
Height 5’9” 5’9”
Weight (Low to High in Day) 158-162lbs 187-191lbs
HB Squat 225 Γ— 10, 300 Γ— 1 315Γ—20, ??? Γ— 1
Bench 3 Γ— 12 at 135 (1rp at 205) 12 Γ— 245, 10 Γ— 245, 8 Γ— 245
Behind the Neck Overhead Press (Standing) 3 Γ— 12 at 75 12 Γ— 135, 9 Γ— 135, 8 Γ— 135
Regular OHP (DNP) 135 Γ— 2 195
Barbell Row (Supinated Grip) 3 Γ— 12 at 165 2 Γ— 15 at 225
Deadlift (DNP) 315 Γ— 10 405 Γ— 5

Legs: https://imgur.com/a/lYqGBtk

Front: https://imgur.com/a/TeLwszS

Back: https://imgur.com/a/s3Xfts0

Background:

The first time I went to the gym, I had no idea why anyone would β€œsquat”. I grew up playing soccer, and yet somehow had divorced the concepts of lower body functionality and lower body muscle. In fact, I remember having an argument with someone who lifted, wh

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Wecipe Wednesday - January 20, 2021 - Casseroles

Welcome back to Wecipe Wednesday. I volunteered to lead a return of this longstanding regular thread at r/loseit at least until the end of March 2021.

I have selected 13 meals or dishes that I keep making over and over that should be compatible with most diets. I'll include the ingredients list, nutritional information along with other hints. Some recipes are vegetarian/vegan, others not so much.

Post your favourite healthy recipes here to share with the rest of the loseit community!

Due to the spirit of the sub, please try to include the calorie and nutritional information if at all possible. MyFitnessPal has awesome recipe calculators you can use!

For the most part, I target my meals to have a component in the 350-550 kcal range. My lunch and dinner tend to be right around 400 kcal each and dinner can be a bit heavier, or include a side dish to bring the calories up a bit. When I was eating 1650 kcal/day the breakdown was roughly 400/400/600/25

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I’m 27, married with a combined income of ~$95,000, live in Wisconsin and work in software customer support.

Section One: Assets and Debt

Retirement Balance: $35,000 in a SEP IRA through my employer. They match 2% if I contribute at least 4%. I currently contribute 8%.

$21,000 in my husband’s Roth IRA. He’s a PhD student and the university doesn’t let him contribute to a retirement account pre-tax, so we’ve been maxing a Roth for him each of the last few years. We haven’t yet put in the full amount for this year but have it set aside in our savings.

Savings account balance: About $42,000 spread across a couple of accounts.

Checking account balance: Around $4000.

Investments: About $15,000 in CDs which will be part of a down payment at some point.

About $20,000 in a mutual fund; my parents threw I think $1000 into this when I was very young and have just let it sit and grow since then. This will also probably go towards a down payment.

HSA: $1200. I was able to contribute to an HSA when I was on health insurance through my employer; I’m now on my husband’s health insura

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I am 36 years old, make $66,900, live in Portland OR and work as a Data Coordinator.

Section Zero: Background

Hello all, happy hoildays! I stumbled upon this subreddit not long ago and have enjoyed the commentary and experiences everyone's shared. Wanted to add another perspective from a mid-30s first-gen American. I've had some missteps regarding careers and finances, but I feel like I'm in a slightly better place now. I tried YNAB in the past but I wasn't consistent enough with it. These days I use Mint to monitor my finances and have a "Finance Friday" each month to review all my accounts and spending. I currently live with my partner TJ and his dog RR. We do not combine finances, but he has been unemployed since March. I have helped him with some bills and basic necessities here and there until he finds his next job or career.

My current financial goals are to just maintain a status quo and not get any debt until pandemic times are over. Then I will focus on a house remodeling fund and savings for taking care of my parents.

***Growing up, what kind of conve

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I tried, ranked, and reviewed every flexible dining meal on my way to San Francisco

While taking the California Zephyr from Chicago to Emeryville, a friend and I tried everything* on the Amtrak flexible dining menu. Though clearly inferior to the old traditional dining menu, we’ve ranked every available dish and written a review.

Ranked from favorite to least favorite:

1. Red wine braised beef

β€œWith pearl onions, carrots and mushrooms served with polenta and haricot vert. Served with a side salad and a specialty dessert.”

The red wine braised beef is undoubtedly the best option on the flexible dining menu for several reasons.

First, it’s the only beef option, with beef seeming to fair significantly better during the reheating process than chicken or shrimp dishes. The result is surprisingly tender and flavorful meat paired with a really tasty sauce.

Second, the vegetables paired with the beef al

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Recipes, particularly pasta recipes

I do the cooking for my family, and I'm the guy who seems to have a histamine intolerance.

I'm finding most of my go-to recipes are no go recipes now. I did a lot of cooking with soy sauce, fish sauce, parmesan, lemon juice, wine. I sort of let out a sad sigh as I flipped through the latest Milk Street magazine, as there isn't a single recipe that I could make if I'm strictly following the SIGHI list.

In particular, I'm blank on pasta dishes. If anyone has go-to recipes they make repeatedly I'd appreciate it.

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I spent $0.98 a day on food in New York City

No matter where you live, I hope this is useful for you.

I was unemployed and needed to spend as little money as possible. I am a true millennial.

I challenged myself to reduce my spending more and more each month. I kept reducing until I was averaging 98 cents per day on food; my roommate said, "what are you eating? Water?".

These are the months when I did this and the total I spent each month. 100% of my purchases were from grocery stores. No restaurants or bars, otherwise it would've been $980 a day not $0.98, and that's just at the bars.

  • Month 1: $177.41 = Averages to $5.72 / Day
  • Month 2: $161.90 = $5.40 / Day
  • Month 3: $123.11 = $3.97 / Day
  • Month 4: $119.41 = $3.98 / Day
  • Month 5: $87.11 = $2.81 / Day
  • Month 6: $92.07 = $2.97 / Day
  • Month 7: $77.39 = $2.76 / Day
  • Month 8: $30.47 = $0.98 / Day

At the end of each month, I had food remaining, which I ate in the following month. The amount of this "carryover" food increased over time, which means it became less

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Example of high value behavior

I ordered a full Thanksgiving dinner plus extras and desserts from a company 2 weeks ago, to be delivered today at 8am for myself, husband, sister, and her husband.

This company oversold their thanksgiving dinners and didn’t deliver, to say I was devastated is an overstatement. I literally started crying talking to the customer service lady this morning. I really didn’t want to cook but was looking forward to having this fancy dinner with my 3 favorite people.

My husband hugged me and told me to go back to sleep, everything will be alright, and that he’s so mad they made me cry (me and my sister were a bit hungover cuz was up late last night). So we both went to our rooms to nap.

I woke up an hour ago and these men made a whole list between them, went to the grocery store, and cooked almost a whole Thanksgiving dinner in a few hours! They made desert trays, a fruit and cheese platter, ham, roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, 6 vegetable dishes, dumplings from scratch, stuffing, sea

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πŸ“…︎ Nov 26 2020
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Food bill saving tips for foodies

This is a follow-up to my previous post of how to save money in 2021. Sorry if this is a looooong post.

A lot of the posts here are about investing your money in stock, property,... but there's another side to FIRE as well. Changing your lifestyle and cutting expenses is a big part as well. For some of us it's quite easy living a sober life, however for others (like me) it's easier said than done.

You don't mind spending money on going to that new restaurant in town with friends and JustEat or Deliveroo can become your best friends when you've had a rough day at work and are not in the mood for cooking a delicious meal? This was the case for me, but then a global pandemic came along and I've seriously re-evaluated how I spent money on food.

Here are my take-aways from that journey:

Most of the following require you to up your cooking game so I apologise on beforehand for those who are less gifted in the kitchen. Also sorry if a lot of links are Antwerp based.

There's more

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I am 27 years old, I make $100,000 a year, I live in Houston, Texas, and I work as an attorney

I am 27 years old as of today! As I wrote this diary, I realized that my life is pretty boring right now. I also didn't get too deep into my work, because attorney, and because it's pretty boring this week.

I wish we could have more in savings right now, but I never came from an enviroment that encouraged responsible savings, nor have I ever had the privilege of having enough to put in savings. Until now. My husband has come from a place of privilege, so he's gotten to see firsthand what it's like to not have it.

Section One: Assets and Debt

Retirement Balance: $6,622.23 in a 401K I get through work. I just started qualifying for the 401K in April of this year. I contribute 10%. My employer does not match anything, unfortunately. I’m not sure how much my husband has in his teacher account. Additionally, I have $1,300 in a Roth IRA I started at my old job which had no benefits. I haven’t contributed to my IRA in a few months because…

Equity if you're a homeowner: We just

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My personal experiences with benefits of extended fasting

I just completed my first 12 day fast. This one had a profound impact on me and I just wanted to share it with anyone who might find it beneficial for themself. Whilst I did lose weight during this fast, I wanted to talk about some of the other benefits and changes I noticed.

In the past I have fasted many times. I have been doing it since 2014 on and off. I've done 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 day fasts. I wanted to do something longer this time. In the past, I've struggled with food cravings and dizzyness, the first problem being tough to solve and the latter being resolved with proper electrolyte consumption.

In 2020, I let myself get out of control and got way too heavy. I decided to fast just after Christmas.

This was my first time fasting beyond a week. From the 8th day onwards, all my food cravings completely disappeared, I had no desire for food atall, I would help my GF with cooking delicious foods and I never once felt hungry during the process. It was quite amazing and actually made

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Running out of steam with family in coronavirus lockdown

I’m completely ready to give up. On everything. 21 y/o entering their third college semester in lockdown. Bought an apartment in the city near my school I can’t use because my roommates won’t/can’t socially distanceβ€”-I may or may not have had corona in March. It seems unlikely given my location at the time (inland and rural) but it was still the sickest I had ever been in my life. I couldn’t leave my bed let alone my house for nearly 2 weeks, I had to google lymph node massage techniques because my throat was swollen almost completely shut. When I finally saw the medic (once I was barely strong enough to walk the 3-4 blocks to see them) they diagnosed me with strep, bronchitis, pneumonia, and thrush (too tired and weak to justify brushing teeth while constantly sucking on cough drops will do that to you)

I had never lived in the city before (had to transfer schools due to several coverups, inflated price, lack of resources, and I investigated stalking complaints at my last school) so

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I am 26 years old (she/they), make $33000+, live in the Greater Boston Area and work as a public library assistant and freelance artist.

I’m really enjoying the lower income MDs and wanted to share mine as well! My husband, M, is also a public library assistant ($18,000) and freelance illustrator. I manage both our finances, as well as the business aspects of his freelance work.

Saver vs Spender:

I’m generally a saver, and always on the lookout for cheap / free stuff. Most of our furniture was from yard sales, picked up on the sidewalk (graduation season in Boston is a great time to get some quality free stuff) or hand-me-downs from M’s family. M is a super saver (would rather walk an hour to walk than spend $2 to take the bus).

Goals:

Short-term: Save enough to fly home once a year to see my family in Asia (about $1,000 for a round trip). $50-60k full-time job within the next 10 years (I’ll evaluate my happiness / stress balance then to decide if I want to push for more.) Maybe get a library degree ($50k)?

Long-term: I would like to have more money to travel, and to make sure my dad can retire comfortably.

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The chair of gluttony

Coming from an Italian family, food was always a priority in my life. With this family being poor, we rarely had the chance to actually indulge ourselves in one of the biggest pleasures in life, and our meals were filled with cheap wine and cheap pasta.

At least whatever my parents put on our table wasn’t bland and tasteless as it happened to most poor people. Still, I hated my stupid little life and yearned for change.

Being one of the oldest of too many kids, I was out of my family’s house by 18, working two shifts at a crappy diner to support myself. Except for the silence, living alone was not the paradise I expected, and anxiety and depression started seeping through my brain.

It had been one miserable year since I started living alone, and I barely had any furniture to fill my small and empty kitchenette. Where I live, it’s uncommon (and expensive) to have the houses come furnished when you rent them.

After I complained about it for the fifth time with my co-worker and only f

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πŸ“…︎ Nov 26 2020
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I am 25 years old, make $35k, live in Tampa Bay, FL and work as a Museum Educator

Hi everyone! Using a throwaway because I work in a small world. I wrote this at the beginning of the month following election week. Honestly, I had written even more, but wow this is already a lot! This took MUCH longer than I imagined it would, so my apologies for the long, late post! I hope I didn’t miss anything, but please let me know if anything stands out that needs clarification. EDIT: Added Section 4 because I missed that!

Section One: Assets and Debt

  • Retirement Balance: SO contributes $214/mo to his 401(k) and this includes his employer contribution. I just qualified for my employer’s retirement account after a year working there, so I will begin contributing 5% next month with my employer matching 4%.
  • Equity if you're a homeowner: N/A
  • Checking account balance: $1,360 (We use YNAB for budgeting and our monthly budget is based on our paycheck. We budget a month ahead with money we have saved.)
  • Savings account balance: $18,000 (6 Months of Expense
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πŸ‘€︎ u/darwinmushroom
πŸ“…︎ Nov 24 2020
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Cooking pt2, the Carnivore Cookout.

Thank you for waiting as long as you have.

I've been taking my time and learning about cooking, and building some of the universe that this story resides in as well as fine tuning the species and the location for this next story. I don't have everything perfect yet, but this is as much as I wanted to get without stringing you guys along for another week. So there's going to be some errors with grammar (It is not my strong suit) and word spelling or misspelling.

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The ship was slowing down.

Although he couldn't exactly see why they where slowing the planet below them Chandak still looked very far off. Although he wasn't a sailor and this was his first and probably only trip into space, he still knew that the distance between them and him had to be well in the hundreds of thousands of kilometers. An to be honest, space scared the crap ou

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πŸ‘€︎ u/themonkeyzen
πŸ“…︎ Nov 22 2020
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Just got hit with a MASSIVE hospital bill, we have to pare down our bill as much as possible.

Hello ECAH! I’ve been here for ages, but recently things have changed. As the title says, I had a medical emergency and our budget is stretched ultra thin. My partner also has a new job that is 9-10hours/day and very labor-intensive.

Up until Covid, we were mainly eating yellow rice + quinoa with a can of peas/corn/carrots mixed in, baked potatoes, black beans, Asian stir frys with frozen veg, and French toast waffles. We moved in with a couple that can’t seem to do any dishes, so we’ve resorted to takeout a lot lately. Also, they’ve been the main cook in the relationship up until now.

The worst part is that our diet/tastes seem so different. I’m allergic to a lot of food, and SO won’t eat anything that they can’t smother in Sriracha (somehow can still taste the food underneath...? I checked). Any and all recommendations welcome.

  1. We don’t eat breakfast except on days off. We’d be willing to change that, but we hate oats and don’t want to power up the gas stove in the morning.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Liirin
πŸ“…︎ Aug 29 2020
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Food help for my family

Edit #2: Tuna, chicken, and mangoes came today (Saturday) and I don't know who to thank! Please know my family is grateful for your kindness--all of you!

Edited: Is there a way to mark this as fulfilled? You've all been incredibly kind and we are beyond grateful!

I apologize for asking but we will be out of food in a couple days.

Due to overwhelming medical debt, I live in a 70 square foot pop-up camper with my husband, 18 year old son, three dogs, and a snake. There is no electricity but we do have a small propane stove and a water source. There are a few "cream of" soups and ramens left, which we combine to make more filling. We eat a lot of dishes with pasta, rice, peanut butter, and canned chicken.

My husband is working and my son is starting his first job at the same location late next week, which will be a great help. This weekend we have to get him the required steel toed shoes as it's on a factory floor. They are necessary of course but will wipe out our food budget. I

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πŸ‘€︎ u/EhlersDanlosSucks
πŸ“…︎ Oct 27 2020
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Basics to Recipes and Reducing Kitchen Stress

I am putting some basics down, that I put together for my free cooking classes, to broke ass college students and I myself still go by these pointers. They are time and money savers in long run.

Basics to Recipes and Reducing Kitchen Stress

  1. Staples - Review your meals and see what you eat the most - it can be rice, lentils, pasta, noodles, all kinds of flours etc. These should always be bought monthly and stored nicely so they are always at hand. They are your Staples for a reason. For ex. Whenever I can't decide what to eat the next day, I always soak white chickpeas. That ways in the morning, I will always have access to, after a quick boil, to boiled chickpeas for salads, curries, heck even chickpeas rice stir fry. If I have the ingredients - dish will work itself out. I always have these plus spaghetti, flour and basic dry noodles in the house.

For me onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger, lemon and potatoes are also Staples.

  1. Cuisines and Spices- Choose all the cuisines yo
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πŸ‘€︎ u/CrunchyHobGoglin
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I am 25 years old make $61,000, live in Chicago and work in Social Media

Hi everyone! No major warnings here. Just hope everyone's having a good day. :)

Section One - Assets and Debt

Retirement Balance - $7,822

  • I’ve been contributing for a little over a year; 4% with a 4% match. I think I increased this to 6% in January 2021 but that might have been a stress dream?

Savings Account Balance - $721

  • This is embarrassing. I paid off about $5,000 in credit card debt early in the pandemic and then moved within the last month, so my savings are a little wrecked. My current goal is establishing a three month emergency fund.

Checking Account Balance - Around $800 at the beginning of this diary.

Credit Card Debt - $0, I put almost all of my purchases on it and pay it off every month. However, I do have a $1,100 Klarna payoff for a new mattress and box spring. It’s zero interest until next August and I will have it paid off long before that.

Student Loan Debt - $10,300 currently in forbearance.

Section Two - Income

Income Progression

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πŸ‘€︎ u/homingmycrafts
πŸ“…︎ Oct 26 2020
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A Book Detailing The Extensive Dos and Don'ts of Italian Cooking

My girlfriend was recently accepted into her local college's culinary program and has started telling me about her wish to make traditional Italian dishes, upon hearing this information I began to ask her more about this and she admitted she knew very little and considering she is Mexican-American and I am both Mexican and African-American we have little to no knowledge about Italian cooking as a whole.

She happened to share a video with me by the YouTube channel Pasta Grammar and she seemed overjoyed learning a Northern and Southern recipe, I was intrigued by their other videos which she hasn't seen yet and they talk about how there is very little correct with the American interpretation of Italian cuisine with examples including Spaghetti and Meatballs being a big no-no, Carbonara being prohibited with egg-based noodles as it is too heavy (too much egg), there is too much garlic in a lot of American interpretations of Italian cuisine and way more than I couldn't begin to properly wr

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πŸ‘€︎ u/shortalay
πŸ“…︎ Dec 15 2020
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I am 40 years old, I make $198,000 a year, live in Washington, DC, and I work in government affairs

Section One: Assets and Debt

Hello! Like others before me, I have written a small novel about my finances. Enjoy!

Retirement Balance: $655,724.99 (my 401k) + 262,817.64 (spouse 401k) + $52,020.06 (two IRAs, identically invested) = $970,562.69

  • I max out my 401k plus get a 5% employee match from my organization. In a previous role, I got a 5% employee match + 5% automatically for being an employee. At my first job, I contributed in very small amounts to my 401k but cashed it out to pay off serious credit card debt. It was only $6k, but I would not recommend cashing out any part of a 401k. I have maxed out every year for at least a decade now, possibly even longer.
  • My partner made significantly less than me for most of his career and was not able to max out until recently, hence the drastically lower 401k balance.
  • I didn't open up IRAs for either myself or my partner until a few years ago. But I am maxing out both of the IRAs every year now.

Brokerage Accounts: $245,752.89

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πŸ“…︎ Nov 17 2020
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My wife and I want to cook some uncommon dish every other week. What’s a unique dish you enjoy we can add to our repertoire?

We want a fun hobby of trying new and non traditional meals as a way of spending more time together. We love all kinds of food, although she’s a bit more sensitive to spice recently (i still love it). We’re both pretty decent cooks, not great, but better than average i would think. What’s a fun dish that might bring a unique style and flavor to our home?

To clarify, were from the US!

Edit: Here's the list up to this point if anyone wants to toss their hand in the basket as well! I'll add one, its called Bitterballen

Edit 2: Holy hell batman... theres so many! Im struggling to keep up/recognize doubles!

Edit 3: I’ve spun the wheel. My first endeavor is thankfully an easy one to start with... Shakshouka! Coming up for some Sunday breakfast!

Edit 4: Alright, I think I've gone through every PM and added them to the list! 234 dishes in total!! I didn't add a few (looking at you grilled cheese and 7 cheese toastie guys/gal

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πŸ‘€︎ u/ozzlo9
πŸ“…︎ Jul 23 2020
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Homemade Lasagna with Bolognese

Lasagna is a classic dish that can tell you a lot about a cook. There are dozens of ways to make the Italian classic... from utilizing different pasta types to adding all sorts of vegetables, or simply opting for a ragu of sorts and cheese. Making lasagna from scratch calls to a cooks ability to make a decent ragu (meat sauce), make homemade pasta sheets, and, if one opts for it, getting creative with the way the "casserole" is layered.

Below is my adaptation on a "classic" lasagna. If you want to have a whack at making it, I've left the technique and measurement list (in both weights and Imperial). I'll also go ahead and link to a video that I created for those of you who prefer something visual. I spent a lot of time on this, so I hope it helps you save some of your own! Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck!

RECIPE (Serves 8...)

For Lasagna…

  • 5.5 cups (200g) Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1.5 cups (80g) Low-Moisture, full-fat Mozzarella
  • Fresh Basil and/or Parsley TT - g
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πŸ‘€︎ u/HoardingBotanist
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An Ode to Meal Planning, or: How I Learned to Stop Wasting and Love the Leftovers

So, I love food, and I consider myself pretty adultish, except for the fact that every week I wound up wasting something that's in my fridge while "having nothing to cook". The parsley that I optimistically bought thinking I am Le Chef Sophistique, or the greens that never made it to any sandwich but I bought them because I should eat more veggies, or the bread slices that turned into trash instead of croutons. I hate throwing away food, but I also never planned out what I was going to eat for the entire week.

How?? Why???

After many years of skating by as a decent cook who YOLOed grocery shopping and breakfast, my pre-frontal cortex is finally fully developed and I have reached an age where skipping meals turns me into a houseplant. Meal planning takes work and forethought, and sounds like a thing that grandmas do. But, it legit saves you time that you would spend with your head in the fridge wondering what to make for dinner, and it saves you money at the grocery store since you

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πŸ“…︎ Nov 12 2020
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I made my dad dinner today, and now i'm almost crying

So I (16f: changed from 15f because i keep forgetting i’m 16 since my birthday recently) absolutely suck ass at cooking, and over the past few days i've wanted to get better at it, with the help of my mom. a few days ago we made pasta, and I asked my mom if she thought my dad would like it, and she said he doesn't like pasta. My dad doesn't seem to like alot of things, he's a heavy smoker and alot of stuff just doesn't taste good to him. I felt really bad since my dad works practically all day and has to come home to just scrambled eggs usually , so i went up to him that day and asked him what he DOES like. he listed things like potatoes and vegetables. so i made it my mission to make a meal that he likes. today, i was trying to decide what i would make, and remembered my mission, and decided on potato wedges with cooked vegetables and a homemade sauce. I made it pretty much only because i wanted him to eat it, and the entire time i was making it i couldn't sit still i was so excited t

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πŸ‘€︎ u/Desperate_Hornet
πŸ“…︎ Aug 14 2020
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Help planning my first Bounty (elite)

I posted about a week ago about ordering a Bounty Elite and my experience with AG staying in touch with their challenges in getting items shipped by Xmas. Well, it came today (a day earlier than tracking predicted)! It’s a gift to the whole family (although I readily admit that it smacks of buying a spouse the bowling ball with your own initials engraved on it), and though this last year we had great success with our herbs outdoors, we have been bummed about losing access to fresh ones. Between COVID making frequent trips to the supermarket risky and E. Coli making Romaine risky, I have great hopes for our new indoor gardening solution.

This post is about asking this amazingly friendly and supportive community for some advice in planning out my first attempt. I would deeply appreciate any and all help in scaffolding my likely disastrously ambitious first attempt into something more reasonable.

Here is what I

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πŸ‘€︎ u/ChinaShopBully
πŸ“…︎ Dec 24 2020
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Wibta if I brought my own food to dinner due to my dietary restrictions?

I (f21) have alot of dietary restrictions due to diabetes, blood thinners, diverticulosus (if I eat seeds, nuts or anything with shells it can get caught in my intestines an cause an infection). I also have a few allergies, like ground pepper (I can eat a tiny amount with no reaction, but if its cooked in or alot of it, my throat closes up). With the diabetes and diverticulosus have been passed down in my family, an im the youngest person to get it. My diabetes only happened due to being in hospital and assisted living for 3 month, an could only be fed through an iv. The 2nd youngest was my mom at 35 (now 40). I have to take a shot to my stomach just to help with my blood sugar every week.

So my SIL (f25) asked my husband (m23) an I last week to come over for dinner tommorow. We agreed. My husband wanted me to mention to her that some foods aren't safe for me, an to ask to make sure she doesn't put a couple things in the food.

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I am 23 years old, make $46,000, live in Washington, DC and work as an Admissions Officer.

There’s a lot of privilege baked into what I lay out in this Money Diary through my education and upbringing. I still feel like a novice concerning personal finance but I know I am doing (probably more than) alright. The biggest thing that money does for me is give me peace of mind, and I am very grateful for that.

Section One: Assets and Debt

  • Retirement balance: $1,157 in TIAA 403(b), $2,726 in Vanguard 403(b), and $6,090 in my Roth IRA

I started full-time employment in November 2019, so this represents about a year of savings. The Roth IRA was funded in one go when I started getting serious about knowing where my money is and what it’s doing this summer. I have two 403(b)s because I switched brokerages from TIAA to Vanguard; I can’t combine them until I leave this position. My initial contribution was a flat 3%, then I bumped it up to 6%, and more recently, I’ve been contributing $1200 a paycheck, which I will continue through the end of the year, when I’ll readjust down to

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πŸ‘€︎ u/libbyation
πŸ“…︎ Oct 16 2020
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Limited food and hungry all the time

Backstory:

I'm moderately-to-highly sensitive to 11 categories of food and have also been advised to avoid soy. And then when I add the sugars to the list, I'm super limited. Here's the whole list:Dairy, Gluten, Egg, Nightshades, Almonds, Green Beans, Sesame, Sunflower, Clam, Crab, Soy, Sugar/Alcohol/Carbs, (and Coffee which doesn't matter; I hate it*).

I've started eating mostly an AIP diet. It's not naturally low carb, but it does eliminate nearly all of the allergens.To adjust the carby dishes, I routinely cut rice in half and add the same amount of riced cauliflower or quinoa. Sometimes, I do the whole dish this way. When I make a dish with any pasta, I make sure it's meat heavy (like beef stroganoff) where the gf noodles are an accent, not the bulk; then, I halve them, too.

My actual question:

I'm hungry all the time. The shake bottle from breakfast isn't even rinsed out before I'm hungry again. I drink that at about 7:45am, and I'm ravenous by 10:30. Every. Damn.

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πŸ‘€︎ u/asyouwish
πŸ“…︎ Dec 09 2020
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FitDiary: M (30, Los Angeles)

Hey Everyone,

Below is my fitdiary for this last week. I didn’t realize until Tuesday morning that I did not have a diarist lined up, so I decided to create one but honestly, I’m not sure what went down on Sunday or Monday in terms of eating, and other than stretches, I didn’t work out. Also, masks were always worn when I left the house, I don’t see a need to mention it every time I leave my place. I submitted this on Sunday night to give you all an extra day since I missed two days in the beginning.

Tuesday

8:15am - Wake up, take my antidepressant, drink not enough water, put some clothes on (I sleep in the nude and generally enjoy wearing minimal clothes during the evenings), and log into work.

10:45am - Just finished meeting with our COO, where he informs me of a couple of our new company and I leave the meeting with a big to-do list. I decide to grab Starbucks for myself and FTL - I get the Irish Cream Cold Brew, which is not the best choice for me. Caffeine does not mix well w

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I am 37 years old make $138,000 (HHI $187K), live in Portland, OR and work as a Finance Manager

Just warning you, I'm not concise, it's a novella.

Section One: Assets and Debt

Retirement Balance: $205K, 90% of which is my 401K with a mix of standard and Roth funds, the other 10% is a Roth IRA. I didn’t contribute to my 401K until I hit 30, but for the last three years I’ve been able to max out my contributions. My employer also does a 10% contribution each year. Husband has $40K in his IRA, he also did not save much till he turned 30 and but we’ve maxed out his contribution for the last three years.

Joint Equity: just over $100K, bought our house 5 years ago with a 5% down, FHA loan. We’d saved for a couple years to have $15K down payment, sold my husband’s car and minimized all our expenses to save aggressively once we hit 30. Bought our fixer upper house for $285K. With all our remodeling, we forced appreciation and refi’d a year later to drop PMI. Refi’d again this summer to pay off a HELOC and get a 2.75% interest rate.

Joint Savings account balance: $51K

Joint che

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πŸ‘€︎ u/Hereforeverythink
πŸ“…︎ Oct 31 2020
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Feeling guilty for changing boundaries

So, I posted last week for my first time. I really like this sub, and feel there’s a lot of solid wisdom.

I’m usually ambivalent about advice, but I trust ya’ll that give it to me straight doesn’t me be mean. I’m already feeling like a poop head.

Last night I was asked: Him: β€œcall my mom, babe, it’s been 3 weeks.” Me: β€œwell, I started school in September during Jewish High Holy Days and there was a suicide in the family, so I’m just now pealing my eyes open to actually call the people I want to talk to.” Him: β€œyou’re right, but the longer this goes on, the more awkward it will be.” (Ya’ll, I’m not not calling her to punish her - I’m trying to establish boundaries). Me: β€œI will def go over to see her after she has her surgery, but I’m not trying to sit on the phone with someone who is going to attempt to make me feel sorry for her because she’s sick. She’s always β€œsick”, and always using those as reasons why we need to call or visit her.” Him: β€œI just don’t understand how hard

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