Wild mushroom and shrimp satay over vermicelli. It's got oyster mushrooms I cultivated, wild black trumpets, leek, lemon grass, garlic, lime, ginger, celery, shrimp, chilli and spices, tessellation broccoli, carrots, home-made satay sauce, whole peanuts, cilantro, green onion, and fried shallots.
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Friendly reminder that celery was cultivated from a toxic plant and is also the single worst thing on earth
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How early were low calorie foods (celery, cucumbers, lettuce, etc...) cultivated, and did they know the crops provided little energy to the body?

It seems counter intuitive to devote time and energy to crops that don't offer a lot of bang for their buck.

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Celery root is a variety of celery cultivated for its root
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Agricultural day laborers cultivating celery near Sarasota, Florida. January 1941.
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How did Celery survive as a crop?

It is no secret that celery is not a very nutritious vegetable. Why would people bother cultivating celery for such little nutritional gain?

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TIL celery was a very popular food in the 1800s through early 1900s. It was the third most popular menu ingredient in New York City restaurants, behind coffee and tea. Celery cost more than caviar because it was so hard to cultivate in those days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cel…
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Celery (Apium graveolens) is a marshland plant in the family Apiaceae that has been cultivated as a vegetable since antiquity. Celery has a long fibrous stalk tapering into leaves. Depending on location and cultivar, either its stalks, leaves or hypocotyl are eaten and used in cooking. Celery seed is also used as a spice and its extracts have been used in herbal medicine.

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Theory - RED'S "FATAL" ILLNESS

Hello everyone,

This is my first post on this sub-reddit forum so I apologize for it being an extremely lengthy post since it is the first one from an “unknown.” That being said, I have been reading many of the Blacklist posts for a few months now, off and on.

I would like to eventually comment on a several topics, and they are not necessarily in chronological order within the show, although this first one is related to the most recent episode. The others surround things I’ve been thinking about for a while and have been re-addressed in some recent posts by some of you. I won't get to those others in this post as the content on the first topic will be very long itself (you've been forewarned and I won't take any offense to anyone who is annoyed by the length).

*RED’S “FATAL” ILLNESS*

I was bit surprised to notice several people seemed to have definitively concluded that the following two things are facts:

  1. Red has a terminal illness.
  2. The terminal illness is why Red has accelerated his succession plans for Liz to take over his most of his “empire.”

I recognize there are several details in the last episode, when combined with other related details from previous episodes, that could point us to both of these things as being facts on the surface. Having said that, I think they are questionable at minimum, and could be there to keep us guessing or to draw inaccurate conclusions.

Addressing the first “fact,” I will go in order with reasons we should reconsider these assumptions, mostly from “newest to oldest,” with interrelated episodes:

  • Episode “Roy Cain***”***
    • From this last episode, people have concluded the terminal illness is a given based on a combination of the short conversation Red’s doctor had with him after regaining consciousness, flashbacks to two excerpts from the “Norman Devane” episode, possible hints from other previous episodes and, lastly, the fact Reds says now the time to make a transition is near.
    • Let’s rehash the exchange with the doctor first. I think what a lot of people took most from this exchange is what the doctor said on his way out: “His life depends on it,” and they may have clung to that in the wrong way. I submit we should first focus more on what was said before and after that, and then contextualize accordingly.
    • The doctor first confirms that Red’s vital signs and pulse are OK. He follows that up with saying Red needs an “MRI as well as a CT Scan,” that he shou
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Saffron Health Benefits and Side Effects

Saffron Health Benefits and Side Effects

Food Catalog / Ingredients, Herbs, and Spices / Saffron

Written by: Christopher Karam | ✔️ Medically Reviewed by: Dr. Riad M., M.D - G.P and Micheal B., M.D | Last Updated: 2020 May 31

What Is Saffron?

Saffron is a threaded spice, made from the dried stigma of the Saffron Crocus flower (Crocus sativus L. Iridaceae) or Crocus Sativa flower. Saffron is a light cooking ingredient that has a deep fragrance, strong flavor, and a bright yellow and red tinge.

By the ounce, high-quality saffron costs more than gold, making it the most expensive spices (per pound) in the world. Saffron costs around 5000$ per pound, behind vanilla pods which are around 600$ per pound.

red saffron strands

Break down and Background

What Is Saffron?

Saffron is a threaded spice, made from the dried stigma of the Saffron Crocus flower (Crocus sativus L. Iridaceae) or Crocus Sativa flower. Saffron is a light cooking ingredient that has a deep fragrance, strong flavor, and a bright yellow and red tinge.

By the ounce, high-quality saffron costs more than gold, making it the most expensive spices (per pound) in the world. Saffron costs around 5000$ per pound, behind vanilla pods which are around 600$ per pound.

The reason why saffron is so expensive is because harvesting the stigmas of the crocus flower (the strands in the center) is very labour intensive. Every acre of land (4046 m²) makes 4 pounds of saffron.

Each crocus flower yields only 3 stigmas, which are then picked by hand and dried. Each stigma strand makes a strand of saffron.

Saffron’s complex fragrance is at once flowery, grassy like hay, and sweet like honey, making highly sought after by professional and home cooks.

Saffron is a healthy spice that has an equally complex flavor profile, starting out floral and sweet with a slightly bitter, earthy finish on the tongue’s palate. Just a pinch can add color a dish in its signature bright, orange and gold hue.

Outside of western Europe and the United States, the saffron spice is also known as autumn crocus, azafran, ka

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Chives Health Benefits and Side Effects

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Chives Health Benefits and Side Effects

Written by: Christopher Karam | ✔️ Medically Reviewed by: Dr. Riad M., M.D - G.P and Micheal B., M.D | Last Updated: 2020 July 01

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Break down and Background

What Are Chives?

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) is a species of flowering plants that produced edible flowers, stems, and leaves. Chives are part of the onion family (Amaryllidaceae) and are closely related to red and white onions, garlic, shallots, leeks, scallions, and Chinese onions.

Chives are the stems of the chive flower, the entire plant is edible including the roots, stems, leaves, and the flower.

Chives are full of health benefits and few side effects, as it’s a low-calorie cooking herb that’s often used to flavor dishes with its mildly spicy and refreshing taste while also adding a bright green color to the dish.

bundle of chive stems and leaves

The leaves and flowers of the chives plant complement other spices well, without overwhelming the dish. Chive seeds have very little flavor and use, which is why they’re primarily used for planting.

Hundreds of scientific research and studies have been done on allium vegetables such as onions, leeks, and garlic. Proving that these cooking vegetables, including chives, have extensive healing, immune-boosting, and anticancer properties.

Chives are rich in flavonols, organosulfur compounds, as well as essential oils such as dipropyl disulfide and eugenol.

Most of the health benefits of chives come from its organic plant-based based compounds, which are mostly healthy and what makes it a natural diuretic. To experience its full flavor profile, chives are best eaten fresh.

Other herbs and spices that have similar nutritional profiles and healthy plant-based compounds include: nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, [

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Soybean Oil Health Benefits and Side Effects

Soybean Oil Health Benefits and Side Effects

Food Catalog / Ingredients, Herbs, and Spices / Soybean Oil

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Written by: Christopher Karam | ✔️ Medically Reviewed by: Dr. Riad M., M.D - G.P and Micheal B., M.D | Last Updated: 2020 May 07

Break down and Background What Is Soybean Oil? Soybeans or soya bean (Glycine max) is a species of legume that’s native to East Asia. Soya beans are part of the dicotyledonous plants, the family of magnolias and roses, which belongs to the family of Fabaceae (Leguminosae), the family of legumes, peas, and beans.

Soybean oil is a vegetable oil extracted from soybeans and soybean seeds. Soybean oil has recently become a common household cooking oil among the various nuts and vegetable oils. Soybean oil is versatile, low-priced, and moderately healthy.

There are many health benefits and side effects of soybean oil which have been thoroughly researched and studied. The soybean crop is among the oldest cultivated crops initially in the Chinese islands.

Soybeans were introduced to the United States in the 1800s for hay, while it was commercially used for oil and foods in the early 1900s. Soy was widely used in cooking worldwide only during the past 100 years.

The Production of Soybean Oil According to the USDA’s nutrient database, soybean oil is the second most popular and used cooking oil on the planet. Here’s the list of the most consumed vegetable oils worldwide (updated 2020):

Palm oil (57.5 million metric tons)

Soybean oil (45.3)

Rapeseed oil or canola oil (26.2)

Sunflower oil (14.15)

Palm kernel oil (6.6)

Peanut oil (5.7)

Cottonseed oil (5.1)

Coconut oil (3.35)

Olive oil (2.98)

This is because soya bean oil is the most consumed cooking oil in China, at around 45% of all households using primarily soybean oil, 24% uses canola oil (rapeseed oil), 17% palm oil, and 9% using peanut oil.

Soybean oil is produced by cracking open soybean seeds, heating them, and then extracting the oil through physical or chemical processes, set out by the manufacturer.

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Beginner Gardener, Advice Needed

I hope this is the right place to post this, if not kindly direct me to a more appropriate place.I've decided due to our current situation it would be beneficial to start a garden. I am planting cucumber, bell peppers, a young tomato plant, carrots, green beans, red onions, potatoes and celery. I am doing so with my Mother who has been gardening for many years but i have some questions as she hasn't done all of these vegetables before/together.

  1. Should we keep certain vegetables separate from each other, for example celery and tomatoes?
  2. How far down should we cultivate for planting?
  3. How often should we be watering in each stage of the plants life? If you have a resource i could cross reference for the plants individually that would be helpful.
  4. Finally, any "general" tips you might provide a beginner gardener would be appreciated.

Thank you and have a good day.

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Gardening Advice for April 2020

OSU's Gardening advice for April| --- Planning| Write in your garden journal throughout the growing season.| Prepare garden soil for spring planting. Incorporate generous amounts of organic materials and other amendments, using the results of a soil analysis as a guide.| Prepare raised beds in areas where cold soils and poor drainage are a continuing problem. Incorporate generous amounts (at least 2 inches) of organic materials.| Use a soil thermometer to help you know when to plant vegetables. When the soil is consistently above 60 degrees Farenheit, some warm season vegetables (beans, sweet corn) can be planted.| Maintenance and Clean Up| Allow foliage of spring-flowering bulbs to brown and die down before removing.| Apply commercial fertilizers, manure, or compost to cane, bush (gooseberries, currants, and blueberries), and trailing berries.| Place compost or well decomposed manure around perennial vegetables, such as asparagus and rhubarb.| Cut back ornamental grasses to a few inches above the ground, in early spring.| Cover transplants to protect against late spring frosts.Optimum time to fertilize lawns. Apply 1 pound nitrogen per 1,000 square feet of lawn. Reduce risks of run-off into local waterways by not fertilizing just prior to rain, and not over-irrigating so that water runs off of lawn and onto sidewalk or street.| Western Oregon: Optimum time of year to dethatch and renovate lawns. If moss was a problem, scratch surface prior to seeding with perennial ryegrass.| Western Oregon: Prune and shape or thin spring-blooming shrubs and trees after blossoms fade.| Central/Eastern Oregon: If snow mold was a problem, scratch surface. If turf damage is severe, seed with Kentucky bluegrass.| Central Oregon and higher elevations of Eastern Oregon: Prune your deciduous trees and shrubs, using proper pruning techniques.| Planting/Propagation| Plant gladioli, hardy transplants of alyssum, phlox, and marigolds, if weather and soil conditions permit.| It's a great time to start a vegetable garden. Among the vegetables you can plant, consider:| Oregon Coast: Beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, slicing cucumbers, endive, leeks, lettuce, onion sets, peas, and potatoes.| Western Valleys, Portland, Roseburg, Medford: Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, ch

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on the religion of Celery

Alright, I'll give you a full answer.

You can live off of only celery and rice, because I, in my infinite wisdom, genetically modified it to be able to support life in case I ever need to hide in my nuclear bunker located in Canada. I quickly eliminated any threat of opposition in the world, however, so that plan never came to fruition.
The celery empire consists of several peaceful, energy-efficient and healthy cities, with countless smaller towns, everyone doing their part to co-exist peacefully with each other. You can work any job you want, and do whatever, as long as you are doing the minimum required amount to sustain the Celery Kingdom.
Aside from this, worshipping the Holy Celery Stalk will give you several health benefits, including improved mental fortitude, healthy skin and heart, improved vision, superhuman strength for true believers, shapeshifting, and many other benefits, including access to the Holy Celery Stalk to let your prayers be heard.
If you don't wish to work on producing celery or praying (even though praying is very, very important), you can still live any life you want. Is your dream to work on technology? Entertain the masses? Just live an everyday life? We have it all in the Celery Empire. If danger is your thing, you can even help quash the anti-celery dungeons rising out of the ground outside the Holy Celery Stalk's protection! There's no risk of permanently dying, since you can be re-summoned. Currently, the only thing that the Celery Empire hasn't developed to a great extent is the map of the world. The Holy Celery Stalk channels such divine energy that it generates an inter-dimensional portal leading to a cute place, which is being mapped as we speak.
Currently, we've decided that it consists of an ever-expanding disk-like world, with multiplying suns and moons being launched from special sites in geometric formations, which appear to be many millennia old- and we've found all this out just due to the Holy Celery Stalk and the power of belief and prayer!
The higher-ups in this place, including me, the Overseer, are currently undergoing a strategic meeting spanning multiple weeks with the Holy Celery Stalk, attempting to calculate if it's worth using the inter-dimensional portal to transfer all our technology, people, and buildings over to that place. Currently, we've already started working on planar cloning to make a solidifying shadow of the work we've done in this world and transfer it over to that one.

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What I have learned...and I got questions!

Hello Medical Medium Community!

I just ordered a copy of the Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal Book on Amazon! It's still on sale if anyone is interested.

I already went ahead practicing the cheapest thing that Anthony William had recommended such as Lemon Balm Tea ($5.50 per box with 20 tea bags) two weeks ago.

Then I moved on the juicing Celery last week. I also just ordered some nut bags on Amazon. Today, I was standing over my juicer machine with a tea ball mesh thingys open up catching what looks like celery slushy (but it's really juice with a lot of pulp). I also try to press the celery pulp against the mesh to get out every last drop of celery juice. My boyfriend kept on and still continues to complain of about one hour of dizziness after his celery juice. Does anyone feel the same?

Yesterday, I tried I guess a cheap version the Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie (HMDS). I was not able to afford Vimergy products or find some of the ingredients in my local nutrition health stores. I think I have to venture out further to other physical stores or go to last resort buy them online. Despite I did not add the 2 full cups of cilantro (boyfriend detests cilantro), used frozen cultivated blueberries, was completely missing the Atlantic dulse and Barley Grass juice powder my boyfriend also reports also dizziness from the smoothie as well. Is this okay?

By the way, shockingly, the HMDS has this delicious, killer taste. I added two squeezed oranges into the smoothie to make things easier for my blender.

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frugal gardening for the lazy person (long)

When I looked for a house, I specifically wanted SOME growing room. This yard is very small and I was a bit worried, there was a lot of trees and shade and the previous owner love putting plants in the ground, but didn't understand plants or landscaping.

I spread all the heavy lifting out over a few years so it wasn't overwhelming: moving plants around every year, cutting back invasives that she had let get out of hand, rearranging plants so the sunniest spots are reserved for the fruits and vegetables.

Last year I managed to finally get rid of a ridiculously large invasive shrub that was stealing a LOT of the sunlight I wanted for gardening. I also reclaimed the sunny side of the house moving the perennial flowers and bulbs to other places in the yard. I finally cleared most of the fence line of all the weeds but it looks like the NEW neighbors will be adding a stockade fence to block some of the light.

RAISED BEDS. The first year was the most expensive, so I spread out the purchases for the entire summer. I built two long raised beds using pressure treated 2"x4"s - four 10' cut into two 6' and two 4' lengths and one 8' 4"x4" which I had cut into 8 single one foot sections. Then I drilled all the pilot holes and assembled it into a 'bed' using long wood screws. I filled the beds with topsoil (I used the bed of my pickup to buy a half a cubic yard from the city) and then 400lbs (ten 40 lb bags of compost/manure) and then forked it over and it was well blended. The next year I added two more 8' raised beds which I got from the neighbors, again it was expensive to bring in the soil, compost and manure, but the soil in my yard is not good for growing and spreading the costs out over a longer period of time made it affordable.

PERENNIALS. The raised bed closest to the door is dedicated to Kitchen Herbs, with all the perennials spaced around the edges and the annuals in the center. I brought my large sage bush from my last house, and transplanted in herbs the previous owner had planted elsewhere. Every year I cut back the over growth and dry the leaves. I did discover that small perennials don't over winter as well as quart sized ones. I will dig up the biennal Parlsey and bring in the house for the winter. I may put in yet another small bed for JUST for the rowdy plants, like Mint and Lemon Balm which will allow for more space and light in the big bed.

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I (21F) can't stand being around my boyfriend's (23M) mom and it's starting to bother him, and me honestly

Hi, I posted this in r/relationships first, was referred to this sub, I hope copying this is allowed, let me know if it's not!

What the heck! Throwaway account, also I'm sorry if this post is a disaster and too long there's just so much on my mind and I've never said any of this before but basically I'm looking for if other people have similar situations, advice, validation, tell me I suck, etc. Am I being stuck up? Unreasonable? Please I'm going crazy over this

TL:DR boyfriend's mom is nice, but super immature and makes me really uncomfortable to the point that I avoid visiting his parents at all costs, need to be on benzos or drinking when I am there because she's so toxic, but it's going to get suspicious that I'm conveniently unavailable every time my boyfriend visits them (or even for the holidays). I'm torn between sucking it up for boyfriend and being selfish and standing up for my own mental health.

My boyfriend and I have been dating for a little over two years now, we met in college. We are great! I can't even begin to say the same about his mom though. I don't have the best relationship with my family, mom's okay, my dad did suck, more on that later...

His parents are very nice people, but that just doesn't cut it for me. I have this weird resentment for his mother, there's just a lot of things about her that are against the very fiber of my being...

She doesn't work/is "retired" (had to stop because of some health issues), but is only almost 60, and her health has cleared up a lot, she's been out of work for about five years now. That's all well and good, but his dad is always scared of ever since last year when his department got bought out by another company and laid off like five other of his colleagues. He's also sort of a sitting duck because a few years ago he stopped trying to climb the ladder anymore because anytime he would get a raise with his promotions, mom would just spend it. The team player voice in my head is just screaming at every part of this.

She has a HORRIBLE relationship with her own mother. I've met grandma, she's definitely a pretty tough lady, but things that mom complains about grandma to me about are frankly just ridiculous. Mom refuses to eat any vegetables because she doesn't like the taste, and she blames grandma for that in her childhood. She said grandma wouldn't let her leave the table until she ate all her vegetables, and she spent some nights sitting and crying at the dinner table with the lights off

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Week 21 Introduction Thread - Lettuce

This week is all about probably the least-interesting ingredient out there - lettuce. Apparently related to the daisy, lettuces have been cultivated to grow large leaves, which are then usually chopped up and tossed in a dressing and that's about it.

So for the more creative of you cooks out there, here's your chance to do something different. Try it as a counterpoint to a piece of fish, or in place of cabbage in a modified kimchi recipe. You can grill a head of romaine or pickle loose leaves for an oddly refreshing side dish.

And if you really want, you can even attach leaves to your fingers and rub rusty spoons with them. You know, if you're into that sort of thing.

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What are your favorite unusual crops/plants?

I'm really looking forward to growing these tiny tomatoes, as well as Biquinho peppers. I'll also be attempting a giant pumpkin, we'll see how that goes! Anyone else growing something a little different?

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Book Club: FascinatingWomanhood Chapter 17: The Domestic Goddess

#Chapter 17: The Domestic Goddess

>”Because she glorifies her work, because she loves and serves her family as a goddess, the respect her as one. She is the queen of her household, bringing a sort of glory to her role as a homemaker.”

##Qualities Of The Domestic Goddess

Does Her Job Well - Takes pride in your work, going beyond the bare minimum. As was discussed last week, lean forward towards diligence. You do not need to be perfect. You just need to earnestly do the best that you can.

Is A Good Manager Of Time And Values - There’s no point in being the perfect housekeeper if you are neglecting your children. There’s no need to be the perfect mother if you can’t find time to manage the other chores. It’s not about being excellent at any one thing, it’s about figuring out what counts and when, and balancing your time.

Adds Feminine Touches To Her Homemaking- Give your home the cheerful touches of a loving women. This could be fashionable curtains, pretty tablecloths, or aromatic home cooking.

Adds Warmth To Her Household - Fill your home with love and warmth and happiness. This warm presence is what everyone needs to feel at home in their house.

Honors Her Position In The Home

>”She looks upon her career in the home as the most important career in the world. Creating a happy marriage and family life and raising honorable children are the greatest contributions she can make to the well-being of society.”

Is Happy In Her Role - She gets deep fulfillment from the appreciation and praise from her husband and children. If she finds success and meaning from outside of the home as well, she should not depend on it for fulfillment.

##How to find Happiness in Homemaking

Accept Drudgery Not all housework is pleasant and wonderful. If you don’t like some of this work, face it honestly. You are not going to talk your way out of it with positive thinking. This is life though. Ever occupation has its monotony. Do reflect on the parts of the jobs that you do like and try to get through the rest.

Don’t Become Crowded For Time Feeling rushed, or saying things to yourself such as “I don’t have enough time.” is a huge joy killer. It reinforces feeling frantic and unpleasant about a task. Managing time is a skill that is important to those whose work within the home and outside of it. It’s not possible to add more hours to the day but it is possible to eliminate time wasting activities such as redditing, gossiping, or talkin

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Are vegetables necessary?

I came across this video by Christopher Walker, and wanted to know what this sub thinks of the information laid out in this video :

#https://youtu.be/KtgyJ--X61g


Video Summary:

What is A Vegetable?

The working definition of what constitutes a vegetable has actually been strangely controversial. However, for the purposes of this video I am going to define the plants that we’ll be discussing: fruits, vegetables, and tubers - in the following, most widely agreed-upon way:

A vegetable constitutes the stems and leaves, for example celery and broccoli (stems) and kale, spinach, lettuce (leaves) A fruit contains seeds (or can act as a seed), and is the structure that develops from the ovaries of a flowering plant: for example, apples, peaches, grapes etc. (all the common ones). One common misconception is that fruits are only sweet. There are actually plenty of savory fruits, for example eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, avocados, olives, squash, and bell peppers. Tubers are roots. They’re so dense in nutrients that they literally sprout and sustain their own plants if left unharvested. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, turnips, and beets all fall under this category.

As you can see, most of what the average person would consider a vegetable, is actually NOT a vegetable. And all of the ones that most people would actually agree tasted any good, are not vegetables… they are fruits and tubers. I’ll go more into why I think this is the case, here in a minute.

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Fruits and Humans

One thing that struck me as interesting is to just take a step back and simply examine the facts about the differences between how fruits, vegetables, and tubers grow. And what this might tell us about their specific value or purpose in their evolutionary role with humans.

It would appear after a basic examination of the facts, that fruits are meant to be eaten. Here’s what I mean by that. First off, they’re jam packed with nutrients, and if someone was to eat even a small range of different fruits regularly, they would fulfill most if not all of their dietary micronutrient needs. Another thing that is interesting is the fast ripening cycles of fruits. They go through fast growing and ripening cycles, and all contain seeds (most of the seeds/pits are hard and inedible) that regrow the trees/bushes/vines after consumption, even if the human/animal just drops it on the ground haphazardly. This is a really convincing and genius pollination te

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[Bible] Genesis (Chapter 36) - In Which Esau’s Family Gets Their Own Chapter

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Genesis 36

In Which Esau’s Family Gets Their Own Chapter

Author's note: I am so, so sorry.


Esau

One day, Esau decided to sit down and write a biography about his family. After the death of his father, he wanted to make sure that his loved ones were remembered. Over the span of a year, he found time to talk to all of them one-on-one, really get to hear what they had to say. He learned things he had never known about them before, and grew closer to them as a result. Finally, it was time to write it all down. The stories, the confessions, the ruminations. A book like that would certainly have become a bestseller. Unfortunately, Esau’s version of writing consisted of various rudimentary drawings and oddly spaced lines that bared absolutely no resemblance of anything that could be remotely called ‘language’.

And while those texts have been lost to time, other stories of Esau’s family are collected below, to give unprecedented insight into the way people of the time lived. Please enjoy.

Adah

Adah was walking down her village’s road shopping one evening when she was almost bowled over by a giant, mangy, rabid dog chasing a hare. The dog was making quite a racket, yowling in the air and ruining public property. As she got closer, she realized to her surprise that it was not actually a dog at all. A year later, they were married. Esau had never been happier.

Aholibamah

Ever since Aholibamah and Adah had been children, they constantly tried to outdo each other. Who could find the biggest stone? Who could hunt the strongest animal? When Adah married Esau, Aholibamah searched across the land in order to find a larger, hairier, crazier man to marry. Having no luck at that, she went ahead and married Esau too.

Bashemath

Bashemath wasn’t exactly thrilled to be marrying someone who already had two Canaanite wives. She worried that she wouldn’t fit in, would never be able to connect to the culture that the other wives shared. Luckily, it turned out that they all had more in common than she had thought.

“Pass the steak,” said Bashemath through a mouthful of food.

Adah and Aholibama nodded approvingly.

Eliphaz

Eliphaz was scared of desert. It was a problem. He would do well in the grasslands and the fields, but the moment he got too close to those sandy areas, he began to feel a tension in his neck and he would find he could move no further. He ended u

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Me [22F] with my friend [28F], she invited me to her apartment for dinner... Is she being rude or am I overreacting?

I'll try to make it brief.

I've known this girl for about 6 months, but we haven't spent THAT much time together until recently. A few weeks ago, she got out of a relationship, so I went over to her apartment to cheer her up. She told me she wanted to focus her time and energy now on cultivating friendships, and in that vein, she said she'd invite me over for dinner and stuff more frequently, which was nice.

Anyway, she invited me over last week, along with a mutual friend. She told me she was making us meat/dessert, and asked me (not our friend, me) to bring in an entree. Now, I'm in med school, and really pressed for time, so I figured I'd buy some raw veggies at a grocery store (like carrots, celery, etc..) and some dip and call it a day. When I told her that was what I was planning to bring, she said she wasn't really into that, but that I was free to bring whatever I wanted, anything was fine. I thought okay... I guess I should put some effort in... so I sucked it up made a spinach quiche. I texted her about thirty minutes before I was due to arrive, saying I had just made a quiche for us and it looked nice, and she said, "Okay, but can you go to a grocery store on your way here and pick me up some potatoes, cream, blah blah blah? I'd rather have a soup. We can make it together." That really annoyed me, so I bailed out of dinner, gave some excuse.

She invited me over again this weekend, this time with two other girls. She started a big conversation on facebook - basically, she wants to have a cheese fondue night, and asked us all to bring something different. She made up a list of things she wanted, and asked the three of us to each take care of something. I got to the conversation last, so I ended up having to bring the meat. I'm of Portuguese origin so she asked me to bring something Portuguese... I told her I'd bring a few sausages. She said, "That's great! Can you also bring shrimp and chicken and beef? Thanks!" I mean...

I know she's not trying to be annoying on purpose, and that she is a nice person deep down, but I'm thinking that I'm going to stop going to her place for dinner and just hang out with her at coffee shops and stuff. Honestly, I just want validation. I'm not overreacting, am I?

tl;dr: A new friend of mine has a habit of inviting me over for dinner, telling me exactly what I should bring when I come over, and accepting no more or less than what she wants. Am I overreacting or is she being rude?

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Are there really people out there who are thin without effort?

I was thinking about this today.

I'm on the thinner side of healthy, and my BMI has been within 19-22-point-something my whole life.

However, even though I'm told I'm "lucky" I've always found this somewhat difficult to maintain. It isn't impossible, and I don't have to be neurotic about it, but I certainly can't eat what as much of whatever I want. Basically, I gain weight every single year and then I diet myself back to my normal weight every single year.

My sister's story is almost the exact same as mine, she goes up and down 10 pounds with the seasons. We're both pretty healthy about it, but it isn't without effort.

My best friend who is very skinny has intentionally cultivated the image that she is "naturally skinny," meaning she is outright deceitful about how much she eats in order to maintain the illusion that she is one of those people who can eat whatever they want and stay rail thin. I believed the lie when I first met her, but the reason she goes full pig whenever we hang out in groups is because she starves herself for days and avoids food altogether, so when she is in social situations with food she is so hungry she can't hold back a binge. In her case it is not healthy, she'd be a lot better off eating more and not bingeing but she clearly has mental health issues.

My boyfriend is super skinny, but he's a neurotically picky eater. He also works out, is super tall, and cuts back when he gains too much.

My other thin friend is a personal trainer, she eats a little more than most people her size but not a lot and she works out hard daily.

My closest male friend is a gym rat. Other male friends are in the army, work out a lot. My mother is thin now but was morbidly obese, she jumped on the low carb bandwagon and she is super in shape now, lost half her body weight.

So, basically everyone I know who is legitimately thin (BMI <20 or so, maybe 20-22) has to put effort into it in one way or another. I've heard people say they didn't have to think about it when they were younger, but I wonder if they really remember properly since I feel like it used to be easier myself but when I actually think about what I ate I realize I've always had to use some discipline. For example, I was thinking that in high school it was easier, but then I remembered how I used to cut all of the calorific foods my family made with veggies to make it lighter, since my parents were both obese and our dinners were really calorie dense. So I'd add a crap load of sp

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Cabbage cred.

You'll probably be pleased to know that this is the last of my vegetable champions.

Years ago I used to suffer from terrible digestion, a rotten acid stomach and a constipation so irritating that it gradually caused hemorrhoids to appear- I wouldn't wish it on anyone. The Thialand life didn't help a great deal either. Although the spicy food helped keep things a bit more regular than my ldiet in the UK, the effect was quite short lived and the mega hot chillies gave me their own little painful nudge in the backside.

First help for the stomach came in the form of apple cider vinegar and sodium bicarbonate- both magical items which are worth plenty of research if you have never come across them before. Making tonics from them helped relieve my burning guts somewhat for a few years- but it wasn't a cure.

Enter raw cabbage. I was well into my blended vegetables by then, yet raw cabbage sludge was still a little hard to take. I gradually added more and more of either the red or the white variety into my daily shakes until I was consuming a couple of generous slices per day along with the rest of my veggies.

Well, the backside was the first problem to be solved. With all the fibre, I became as regular as clockwork, twice as smooth and there's no sign of any bum grapes anywhere- it's a joy to sit down every morning.

This was followed within months by my stomach problems clearing up. Consuming a blended salad was like laying a wonderful cool blanket on my hot, acid stomach anyway. Adding the cabbage has also made the vegetable porridge more substantial and allowed the healing effect to continue for longer until I don't have any trouble with acid at all these days. Cabbage is also well known for keeping your guts healthy so I'm sure it's more than just the fibre.

Having fewer stomach problems really seems to contribute to my general wellbeing too. A lot of stressful feelings come from my gut and I am more than able to manage those these days.

The next benefit is the quantity/ value quotient. These days I eat a couple of cabbages per week. Usually 2 blended salads per day (1.5- 2 litres per serving) plus some delicious fried cabbage at lunchtime during the week days. It costs very little to feed myself despite the fact that, outside these 3 servings, I eat and drink pretty much whatever I want and I'm definitely not over or underweight. The only current downside is that I could use some more protein (cabbage is a touch low in that department) because I'm now

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The Gourmand's Handbook for Ionia - North Cavale, South Cavale, and East Cavale

[2360 AS]


With the rise of the printing press, collecting books and literature has never been easier, especially for the middle class merchants and artisans of the city of Shava. Furthermore, the age of maritime exploration has caused a boom in improvements of ship designs, both militarily and in the sector of domestic transport. The inner sea’s interconnectedness has also given rise to foreign tourists to visit the nation of Ionia. All of these factors, amongst many others, have led to the writing of “The Gourmand’s Handbook” by Tsai Penghui, the official scribe and secretary of Shava’s governing mayors. Due to the far reaching nature of his previous employment, there are few people to surpass the author’s level of knowledge in the field of culinary arts. As such, his pocketbook has been printed and distributed in every corner of Ionia and the known world.


Cavale has often fascinated me. The three regions of Cavale, North Cavale, South Cavale and East Cavale, comprise one tenth of the republic’s land and a fifths of its people, and yet, relatively, it keeps its own distinct culture and traditions. That goes with their cooking as well. Very rarely do you see an Ionian who would live without a grain of rice, but, travelling through the cities of Cavale, they thrive on a diet of yuca, bananas, and millet. Their sweet and fruity stews provide a contrast to the sharp spicy delicacies found in the rest of the Aizaris. While the foods of the Ionians or Liliang serve to punch you in the face with flavor, the cuisine of Cavale aims to provide warmth and comfort to the eater, whether by using their famed gemberry wines or by spicing their meats with digestive barks.

The token ingredient that most Shavans would associate with the Cavale region is gemberry wine or vinegar. A valuable and unique regional export, it is not only drunk in special occasions but it also provides a distinct sweet tart and savory flavor to many of the region’s dishes. Although cultivation of the fruit is widespread, especially in the areas of East Cavale, wild berry wines are much more highly valued. The gemberry has the characteristic of retaining its fruity and sweet flavors after fermentation, even after it has been transformed into a vinegar, unlike coconut and sugarcane based alcohols found in the surrounding regions. As such, the cuisine of Cavale can be thought of as comparatively sweet and ri

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How I Cured It In One Week....AGAIN

A few months back I posted about my initial bout with Prostatitis and how I was able to eliminate my symptoms. Just two weeks ago I had another visit from the bear called Prostatitis. Things are looking good though -- as always, hope this helps.

Find my first post here. https://www.reddit.com/r/Prostatitis/comments/6c4foh/how_i_cured_it_in_one_week/

Once again I wrestled with the beast and after roughly one week, I've found relief once more. This time really tested me - mentally and spiritually. Later in this post, I'll offer some tricks I used to pull myself out of the mental darkness. This has been a tremendous learning experience for me, particularly about the human body, mental fortitude, the power of spirit and mental projection, and the use of natural holistic remedies. This will be a long post but I hope, once again, I can shine some light on this very ambiguous and misunderstood ailment.

PREFACE & DECLARATION OF GENERAL STRATEGY: Prostatitis and its many forms appear to be intolerant to a vast amount of strong and potent antibiotics, HOWEVER, researchers believe every form of prostatitis (bacterial or sterile) inevitably stem from bacteria at some point. Therefore, what is needed is a total overall of the human body to instigate self-healing and the natural process of negative bacterial removal, a cleanse. If my post had a thesis statement it would be that. The majority of our immunity lives in our gut, approximately 70%. By the act of juice fasting, you are cleaning out your gut and allowing the body to engender a fighting chance at building immunity. (After 5 days of juice fasting most people still poop solid. YES, believe it. What does that tell you?)

Essentially, what we are doing is creating an alkaline environment in your body that makes it harder and harder for negative bacteria to live and thrive -- sugar, gluten, and processed foods being the main culprits. Plain and simple. It takes time, self-education, and most of all, FAITH. You have to dig deep and carve away the Western American brainwashed mentality of fast cures, pills, and quick relief. Think of the amount of time it probably took for your health to decline. The fact that the human body can rebound so quickly is a miracle. Researchers believe that 60% of ATP energy (fuel for your cells) is spent digesting food. That is insane. Imagine the healing power of a body with 60% more capacity to engage faulty hardware.

I'm just some guy on the internet...do your own research.

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How I was able to beat ARFID

I'm 23 years old and for as long as I could remember I had a lot of trouble with what I now now is SED/ARFID. My diet consisted pretty much exclusively of bread, cereal, chips(french fries) and some fruit and yogurts. I wasn't able to go near any meat or vegetables really and it was starting to affect my health(a bit underweight, general lack of energy, etc.) I honestly had no idea what to do for a long time.

Eventually through a lot of googling around last August I came across this guy Felix Economakis from London who apparently had helped a lot of people to vastly improve their diet(link to his website is at the bottom of this post). So I decided to send him an email telling him about my problems with food and he came back with this full reply (This is probably what he'll send you if you get in touch):

Dear Niall,
Thank you for your enquiry.

Please forgive the length of this email as I need to cover quite a few different areas in advance:

Before proceeding please note that therapy over Skype is also possible if distance and travel are a problem. The success rate for Skype seems to be the same.

Please note that it does not matter if you have tried hypnotherapy before without success. I have successfully treated many hundreds of clients who have not had success before, but did with me as numerous testimonials will illustrate - for instance on this YouTube clip (https://youtu.be/7o24xo_sjIs), my client explains that she had 6 sessions with a famous local radio hypnotherapist with no change, and then proceeds to eat all the prepared food after our session. Many hypnotherapists do not have sufficient breadth of training or experience in knowing what to do and how to do it.

I do also offer a ‘non- hypnosis’ version for those who have a reluctance, scepticism or mistrust of formal hypnosis. A lot of anxious people have real fears about being ‘out of control’ so I have developed an alternative method that does not involve hypnosis at all (e.g. https://youtu.be/h6ZKWiJhVCg - where I treated two identical twins with SED, one with hypnosis and one without).


Maintenance of Change &amp; Managing Expectations
There are three elements involved to working with SED (and changing other behaviours for that matter).

a)    The first is overcoming the initial phobia around trying new foods at the end of the session without the previous mental blocks or crippling fear. This is the main focus of this trea
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Collaborative Learning 11 - Thanksgiving Dinner

Collaborative Learning 11 - Thanksgiving

Welcome to the 11th class in this collaborative learning series! This month will continue to build upon previous classes and assumes that you have read the previous posts. Your contributions are always welcome. Bring your recipes, knowledge, techniques, and opinions! If you post recipes, talk about how others can learn something from them.

Edit: Thanks for the gold kind redditor!

###Introduction


Everyone knows the story of the first Thanksgiving, right? In 1578, Martin Frobisher was searching for the northwest passage and had a run of bad luck. They stopped being pummeled by bad fortune long enough to take a break to cook up some comfort food and have a meal of Thanksgiving. Oh, not the first Thanksgiving you were thinking of?

129 years after Columbus sailed the ocean blue, the Pilgrims broke bread with the Wampanoag People to celebrate a peace treaty that would last for 50 years. They had made it in the new world and could cultivate new world crops. For the next 200 years, the date of Thanksgiving would vary from colony to colony but what unified the holiday was that it was a celebration of food, family, and success.

Even though Thanksgiving feels like a distinctly US holiday, it was a common theme a few centuries ago to cook up a special meal and give thanks for the successful harvest that would get people through the dark winter. Though because not every year had a good harvest, there wasn’t a guarantee of a thanksgiving meal. This informal nature continued for centuries and some countries codified a fall holiday into their national holidays.

The fare was usually representative of the harvest or local animals so an North American turkey replaced the traditional goose of England. Both birds grew fat towards the end of the year after snacking on the fruits of summer and fall which would put them both as fall/early winter meals. This is a New World Holiday which blends native North American ingredients with continental sensibilities. Corn is baked into biscuits, Native Turkeys are roasted and stuffed, squash and pumpkin are roasted and baked into pies, and old world fruits and vegetables mingle with their new world counterparts.

Hopefully you have been following along for the past 10 months and have been practicing your cooking skills. If you have, you should be ready to tackle Thanksgiving. If you aren’t here in the US, bare with me

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Day 3 - nofap daily log

Today was a good day. I introduced my cousin to weightlifting at the gym. He seemed to really like it. Felt a bit awkward showing someone the ropes, but was glad to share the gift that is the gym with someone i care about.

Diet was good today. Steak, eggs and kale for breakfast, protein shake for lunch. Lamb chops, mashed potato and celery with gravy for dinner. Am still cutting, looking more and more defined each day. Still got quite a bit to lose though.

I'm not missing porn much, I don't particularly want to fap. 3 days ago i fapped 7 times though. So if we're spreading that out it's as if i've been fapping 2 times a day every day for the past 3 days. So that's probably why i don't feel massive urges. This morning i did feel horny, but this blog and my own sense of self efficacy kept me disciplined.

It would be great if fapping had no consequences, if it was healthy and normal like everyone told us it was. I guess fapping itself is arguably okay, it's just porn that has fucked it for all of us.

Was thinking quite alot today about cognition. They saw that thinking about your own thoughts (meta awareness) is associated with inteligence, whilst thinking about how you think about your own thoughts (meta-meta awareness) is associated with brilliance. Meditation cultivates both meta and meta-meta awareness within us, i think that is one of the main reasons why it's such a powerful, transformative tool.

That girl is coming over in 5 days, if we had sex i'd bet i'd have ED. Oh well, cannot be helped. Should have stopped sooner, that's not gonna stop me stopping now. Still fucking pisses me off though, porn robs you of so much, and gives so little.

Am gonna go meditate for 20 minutes then check worldcup scores. Have college at 10am tomorrow and meeting grandma afterwards.

My experience with this community over the past 3 days has been life affirming. It's such a supportive place. Thanks for reading and doing ya thang.

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Top jobs this month
  • Plant shallots, onion sets and early potatoes
  • Protect new spring shoots from slugs
  • Plant summer-flowering bulbs
  • Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials
  • Top dress containers with fresh compost
  • Mow the lawn on dry days (if needed)
  • Cut back Cornus (dogwood) and Salix (willow) grown for colourful winter stems
  • Weeds come back in to growth - deal with them before they get out of hand (I suggest looking into mulching or no-dig gardening)
  • Start feeding fish and using the pond fountain; remove pond heaters
  • Open the greenhouse or conservatory doors and vents on warm days

Growing your own

  • Spring care of strawberries Pollinate strawberry flowers under glass, plant cold-stored strawberry runners and sow seeds of Alpine strawberries.

  • Add mulch around soft fruits Mulch blueberries, raspberries, cranberries and ligonberries with well rotted farm manure.

  • Cultivate and prepare seedbeds Cover the seedbeds with clear polythene or fleece to warm the soil before sowing.

  • Sow seed indoors To provide plants for tender crop such as globe artichokes, salads, celery and aubergines that can't tolerate early spring temperatures.

Edit - I will add I am in the UK so go with it if you're in Spring now and getting ready for summer!

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Learn Flavor Building Blocks: Onion, Carrot, Celery (mirepoix)

These 3 ingredients go way back to the 18th century in southern France (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirepoix,_Ari%C3%A8ge). Combined, they’re called a mirepoix (a mixture of 2 parts onions, 1 part carrots, and 1 part celery) and are the basic flavor building blocks of a lot of French and other world cuisine.

First, you’ll need to figure out what you want to cook with the mirepoix. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Short Rib and Barley Stew: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/01/short-rib-and-barley-stew.html
  • Chicken noodle soup: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/chicken-noodle-soup-recipe0.html
  • Braised chicken in mirepoix: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/braised-chicken-breasts-in-tasty-mirepoix-ragout/

The size of the mirepoix (the size of the cut vegetables) changes depending on what you want and how long you are going to cook. Mirepoix that is too small with a long cooking time will turn to mush. Mirepoix that is too large with a shorter cooking time won’t extract as much flavor. Here is a good video demonstrating the different sizes of mirepoix you will need: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaFbxnGmmrg

Once you’ve mastered this, check out these similar flavors:

  • Italian soffrito: basically a sibling to France’s mirepoix, soffritos usually add in additional herbs or vegetables > http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/sofrito-368030 > http://www.marthastewart.com/891237/sofrito

  • Spanish sofrito: a tomato based variation using onions, garlic, green peppers as its base. > Pollo en Salsa de Tomate (chicken in tomato sauce): http://spanishfood.about.com/od/maincourses/r/polloentomate.htm > Macaroni en Salsa de Tomate con Chorizo (pasta in chorizo & tomato sauce): http://spanishfood.about.com/od/maincourses/r/pastaconchorizo.htm

  • German Suppengrün > Suppengrün suppe Rezept (soup): http://wahsushkitchen.blogspot.com/2013/10/suppengrun-suppe-rezeptkarroten-lauch.html

  • Polish włoszczyzna: the translation meaning “Italian stuff”. Cabbage is often the primary ingredient. > Polish Cabbage, Potato, and Bacon Casserole: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/02/polish-cabbage-potato-bacon-casserole-recipe.html

  • U.S. Cajun and Creole holy trinity > Chicken and smoked sausage gumbo: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/03/chicken-and-smoked-sausage-gumbo-recipe.html

  • French duxelles: a mixture of mushrooms, onions, shallots, and herbs reduced to a paste. Duxelles is made with any cult

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Fruits and Vegetables: God's Ingenious Design

Recieved this chain email from a co-worker today and thought you guys might enjoy it.

http://i.imgur.com/OMekj.jpg

Here was my rebuttal:

  1. A carrot does not look like an eye... at all. Slicing it to make it look like an eye is "cheating" a bit, don't you think? I mean, with a bit of skill and a decent knife, I can make any food resemble any body part/organ.

  2. Tomatoes were originally yellow, not red. In 1544, an Italian botonist, Pietro Andrea Mattioli, called the tomato "pomo d'oro," which means "golden apple." Red tomatoes are a product of much more modern cultivation techniques.

  3. A bunch of grapes looking like the human heart is a big stretch, but whatever. Grapes, are in fact good for the heart, but they are also good for the brain and the bones. Some doctor's believe they may help patient's with Alzheimer's.

  4. You are absolutely right, walnuts do in fact look like brains! Unfortunately, they are most well known for their cardiovascular benefits. They are also good for the eyes and can help prevent certain kinds of cancer.

  5. At the beginning of the email, you suggested that these foods were "best & more powerful when eaten raw." What you apparently are unaware of, is that raw kidney beans are actually poisonous. Cooked kidney beans are good for the kidneys, but for the heart as well.

  6. Bok Choy doesn't look anything like a bone. Celery and Rhubarb do, and they all contain calcium, which helps bones, but calcium from plants is not absorbed by the body as well as calcium from dairy products. The calcium in rhubarb, for example, is incredibly difficult for the body to absorb because it is bound by oxalic acid.

  7. Avocados help control arthritis, prevent heart disease and maintain the digestive tract. Egg plant helps control cholesterol. Pears are good for eye sight, breast health, colon health and cardiovascular health.

  8. I'll give you the figs and sweet potatoes.

I need to get back to work, but the olives, oranges and onion ones are bullshit too. The onion resembles human cells? I forgot which verse in Genesis talked about God giving a microscope to Adam and Eve so that they could discover fucking cells.

Olives may look like ovaries and oranges may look like mammory glands, but I don't think they were cutting each other open to research that...

Most fruits and vegetables and nuts have numerous health benefits. It is easy to try and make the claim that they resemble the body part/organ they help, but you are ignoring the fact

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I (21F) can't stand being around my boyfriend's (23M) mom and it's starting to bother him, and me honestly

What the heck! Throwaway account, also I'm sorry if this post is a disaster and too long there's just so much on my mind and I've never said any of this before but basically I'm looking for if other people have similar situations, advice, validation, tell me I suck, etc. Am I being stuck up? Unreasonable? Please I'm going crazy over this

TL:DR boyfriend's mom is nice, but super immature and makes me really uncomfortable to the point that I avoid visiting his parents at all costs, need to be on benzos or drinking when I am there because she's so toxic, but it's going to get suspicious that I'm conveniently unavailable every time my boyfriend visits them (or even for the holidays). I'm torn between sucking it up for boyfriend and being selfish and standing up for my own mental health.

My boyfriend and I have been dating for a little over two years now, we met in college. We are great! I can't even begin to say the same about his mom though. I don't have the best relationship with my family, mom's okay, my dad did suck, more on that later...

His parents are very nice people, but that just doesn't cut it for me. I have this weird resentment for his mother, there's just a lot of things about her that are against the very fiber of my being...

She doesn't work/is "retired" (had to stop because of some health issues), but is only almost 60, and her health has cleared up a lot, she's been out of work for about five years now. That's all well and good, but his dad is always scared of ever since last year when his department got bought out by another company and laid off like five other of his colleagues. He's also sort of a sitting duck because a few years ago he stopped trying to climb the ladder anymore because anytime he would get a raise with his promotions, mom would just spend it. The team player voice in my head is just screaming at every part of this.

She has a HORRIBLE relationship with her own mother. I've met grandma, she's definitely a pretty tough lady, but things that mom complains about grandma to me about are frankly just ridiculous. Mom refuses to eat any vegetables because she doesn't like the taste, and she blames grandma for that in her childhood. She said grandma wouldn't let her leave the table until she ate all her vegetables, and she spent some nights sitting and crying at the dinner table with the lights off once everyone else had gone to bed. She complains about how grandma complains about how no one ever visits her, yet refuse

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Gardening Advice for April 2017

OSU's Gardening advice for April| --- Planning| Write in your garden journal throughout the growing season.| Prepare garden soil for spring planting. Incorporate generous amounts of organic materials and other amendments, using the results of a soil analysis as a guide.| Prepare raised beds in areas where cold soils and poor drainage are a continuing problem. Incorporate generous amounts (at least 2 inches) of organic materials.| Use a soil thermometer to help you know when to plant vegetables. When the soil is consistently above 60 degrees Farenheit, some warm season vegetables (beans, sweet corn) can be planted.| Maintenance and Clean Up| Allow foliage of spring-flowering bulbs to brown and die down before removing.| Apply commercial fertilizers, manure, or compost to cane, bush (gooseberries, currants, and blueberries), and trailing berries.| Place compost or well decomposed manure around perennial vegetables, such as asparagus and rhubarb.| Cut back ornamental grasses to a few inches above the ground, in early spring.| Cover transplants to protect against late spring frosts.Optimum time to fertilize lawns. Apply 1 pound nitrogen per 1,000 square feet of lawn. Reduce risks of run-off into local waterways by not fertilizing just prior to rain, and not over-irrigating so that water runs off of lawn and onto sidewalk or street.| Western Oregon: Optimum time of year to dethatch and renovate lawns. If moss was a problem, scratch surface prior to seeding with perennial ryegrass.| Western Oregon: Prune and shape or thin spring-blooming shrubs and trees after blossoms fade.| Central/Eastern Oregon: If snow mold was a problem, scratch surface. If turf damage is severe, seed with Kentucky bluegrass.| Central Oregon and higher elevations of Eastern Oregon: Prune your deciduous trees and shrubs, using proper pruning techniques.| Planting/Propagation| Plant gladioli, hardy transplants of alyssum, phlox, and marigolds, if weather and soil conditions permit.| It's a great time to start a vegetable garden. Among the vegetables you can plant, consider:| Oregon Coast: Beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, slicing cucumbers, endive, leeks, lettuce, onion sets, peas, and potatoes.| Western Valleys, Portland, Roseburg, Medford: Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, ch

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Learn Flavor Building Blocks: Onion, Carrot, Celery (mirepoix)

These 3 ingredients go way back to the 18th century in southern France (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirepoix,_Ari%C3%A8ge). Combined, they’re called a mirepoix (a mixture of 2 parts onions, 1 part carrots, and 1 part celery) and are the basic flavor building blocks of a lot of French and other world cuisine.

First, you’ll need to figure out what you want to cook with the mirepoix. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Short Rib and Barley Stew: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/01/short-rib-and-barley-stew.html
  • Chicken noodle soup: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/chicken-noodle-soup-recipe0.html
  • Braised chicken in mirepoix: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/braised-chicken-breasts-in-tasty-mirepoix-ragout/

The size of the mirepoix (the size of the cut vegetables) changes depending on what you want and how long you are going to cook. Mirepoix that is too small with a long cooking time will turn to mush. Mirepoix that is too large with a shorter cooking time won’t extract as much flavor. Here is a good video demonstrating the different sizes of mirepoix you will need: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaFbxnGmmrg

Once you’ve mastered this, check out these similar flavors:

  • Italian soffrito: basically a sibling to France’s mirepoix, soffritos usually add in additional herbs or vegetables > http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/sofrito-368030 > http://www.marthastewart.com/891237/sofrito

  • Spanish sofrito: a tomato based variation using onions, garlic, green peppers as its base. > Pollo en Salsa de Tomate (chicken in tomato sauce): http://spanishfood.about.com/od/maincourses/r/polloentomate.htm > Macaroni en Salsa de Tomate con Chorizo (pasta in chorizo & tomato sauce): http://spanishfood.about.com/od/maincourses/r/pastaconchorizo.htm

  • German Suppengrün > Suppengrün suppe Rezept (soup): http://wahsushkitchen.blogspot.com/2013/10/suppengrun-suppe-rezeptkarroten-lauch.html

  • Polish włoszczyzna: the translation meaning “Italian stuff”. Cabbage is often the primary ingredient. > Polish Cabbage, Potato, and Bacon Casserole: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/02/polish-cabbage-potato-bacon-casserole-recipe.html

  • U.S. Cajun and Creole holy trinity > Chicken and smoked sausage gumbo: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/03/chicken-and-smoked-sausage-gumbo-recipe.html

  • French duxelles: a mixture of mushrooms, onions, shallots, and herbs reduced to a paste. Duxelles is made with any cult

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