Why does everything have to be either loaded with sugar or sugar-free? Artificial sweeteners suck, and even natural sweeteners like stevia make things taste off (especially beverages imo). Can't we just have some sugar in moderation? A little more subtlety in commercial food would be appreciated.
Shout-out to Chobani for making those "less sugar" yogurt flavors. I need more of that. Are there other things like this on the market? (I'm in USA)
My stepmom is a nutritionist. She’s always about eating the right foods, meal prep, fresh groceries, etc. Occasionally, my dad (52M), my siblings (21F, 20M, and 23M), and I like to get some junk food (we call these “junk-ups”) on the weekend. Now the problem: since forever, my stepmom has 1) told us that we’re going to die because we’re eating fatty foods (I promise, we only eat junk food on the weekends, or on special occasions, the last time i had anything unhealthy was my my sister’s birthday a few weeks ago) and 2) come in while we’re eating with a plate for herself and picks the foods she wants from each of our plates. Whenever me or one of my siblings questioned this she would tell us “you’re being disrespectful” , “shut up, I can eat what I want”, or “it would be a waste of time to buy me one because I don’t want one”. I want to make it clear that she does not buy any of the food for our junk-ups. Either I buy for everyone or one of my siblings do. Just yesterday, we decided to get burger. This time, I bought food and one of my siblings said “You know what? Get mom one too because you know she’ll just pick off of our plates anyways.” and my dad grumbled something about her not liking that but I didn’t care. I figured she would come around to us buying her a burger too, perhaps she felt excluded which was definitely not our intention. When we got home and set our plates to eat, in came my step mom with her own plate and before she could start picking, I put the wrapped burger on her plate and said “Here you go. That was ones all yours. No need to pick at our plates now.” She was infuriated with me and screamed at my dad to do something about me and went on and on about how I was being disrespectful towards her and that I needed to learn to share and that I’m too old to be selfish. I just sat there, unwrapped my burger, and ate. My siblings later told me that maybe we shouldn’t have done that because now my stepmom has been stewing about it for some time now. AITA?
EDIT: I went to do my laundry and nap and when I came back, I saw that my post blew up! Thank you for your advice and the Reddit silver! To clarify some points made in the comments: With burgers or something that you can’t easily take a piece of, my stepmom would come in with a knife and fork and cut into it to get herself a slice. Also I don’t know if she has any mental illnesses. I’ve never asked. I think once she calms down we can talk. When we talk, I will update everyone! Thanks a... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have a job delivering for a local sandwich shop. About an hour ago, I delivered a cash order of a single sandwich (the entire order came to be about $12 including tax and delivery fee) to an apartment, and an adult man with Down's syndrome answered the door. He handed me a bill that was folded into an origami crane. When I unfolded it (back in my car), it turned out to be an $100 bill.
Now my anxiety is through the roof because I'm afraid that the man may not have known the value of the bill and that by accepting it, I would be taking advantage of him.
My friend said that he probably knew the value and just wanted to give me an $80+ tip, but even that feels wrong to accept... am I just overthinking the entire situation?
Edit: I just asked my boss about it and he said, "If his family members are giving him $100 bills, that means he knows the value of them. So he probably knew what he was doing."
This sounds bad, but hear me out. My stepdaughter is an absolute pain in the neck when it comes to food. She has legitimate and not mild allergies, but most of them aren't common things, so every single meal at a restaurant, no matter what she would get, would need several modifications. With so many special requests, something is always going to be wrong. I understand that, my wife understands that, and probably on some level she does too, but it is an entire event every time.
She ends up acting like the restaurant is personally trying to kill her. She of course has to send it back, but spirals into a breakdown and won't eat what ever they bring back anyway because it "isn't safe", regardless of what the truth is anymore. It makes the entire meal a nightmare for everyone including the restaurant workers. The younger kids end up having their food go cold because they can't eat with the drama going on and they don't know what to do.
I finally broke and told her and my wife, while we were all together as a family, that she would just have to stop getting food when we went out and that she needs to just wait until we get home. Restaurants don't like having people bring outside food, I think it looks really rude anyway, and she just eats later at home anyway due to these episodes.
Not only that, but it is expensive as hell for her to do this. Basic meals that would comply are already not cheap, and it creates so much food waste, which I absolutely hate. My wife says that I don't understand what it's like to have to navigate food when you can't "just deal with it" like everyone else and a slight mistake can land you in the hospital, and that this makes her feel like she's less than and not part of the family. I just want to stop wasting money and food and have more quiet meals.
I am stuck in a different state than my family and friends right now due to the virus so on my birthday my boyfriend and parents were going to throw me small party. Just me, my boyfriend and his little siblings, and his parents. A super low-key dinner.
I'm vegetarian, I have been for 13 years, it's not anything new or anything that people don't know.
So when I went to their house and saw them cooking pasta with bacon piece's, and cooking up veggies in the bacon grease pan, I realized there was nothing I could have except beer and I was hungry. I reminded them I don't eat meat, and they were like "you can pick the bacon bits out, there just sprinkled on top, and give them to ( boyfriend) he'll eat anything. And we made vegetables that you can eat too."
I didn't want to pick meat out of the pasta or eat vegetables that were cooked in bacon fat so I said I wasn't sure, I didn't like meat flavor at all. I might have something else.
They said there was hardly any bacon grease in the pan, while they'd used it for bacon they just didn't wash in between but I wouldn't even taste it
Then I ordered a pizza to their house and when it arrived his parents were mad and upset that I had. I said that I mentioned that I wasn't into eating meat so I might get my own food.
My boyfriend and I left early and went out ice skating so the day turned out fine lol
AITA for ordering pizza?
I'm mostly thinking about savory dishes, lime bars, key lime pie and cheesecakes and stuff are great, but do you know of any savory dishes, vegetable based or meat based that are really limey?
Just for some context, when my(27f) fiancé(26m) is well he is 10000% the best fiancé ever. He does more than his fair share of household chores and child raising. He’s great and we love each other to bits.
I just have one little niggle. He frequently is ill with coughs, colds, migraines etc and obviously he’s out of action for that, which is fine, he’s ill. So, I then do 100% of the child raising and housework. And with 2 toddlers in lockdown is quite a lot. But when he’s ill he turns into the most pathetic baby I’ve ever met and it drives me up the wall. He’s been in bed for 5 days and he text me saying he needed help, I thought maybe he’d been sick or shit himself or something so I went in to see what was wrong and he asked me just to google his symptoms. A cold. He has a cold. I’m more than happy to make an bring him meals, drinks, medicine, cold cloths whatever but I really don’t have the time or the emotional capacity to baby him. Like dude google your own cold. And today he called me upstairs to request I cut up his dinner. Yes. A grown man wants me to cut up his dinner for him. I asked him to repeat it several times and before I left the room. So I went down stairs, cut up his dinner, put it in a plastic kids bowl and gave him plastic kids cutlery and gave it to him like that. When I gave it to him he said ‘what’s this’ And I said ‘your dinner, cut up like you asked’ He was clearly annoyed saying I was an AH and he was ill and just wanted some extra special effort. I said if he was gonna act like a baby I’d treat him like a baby. I have enough going on and while I’m more than happy to meet his needs I can’t mother him or pander to his every whim. He’s more than capable of cutting up his own damn good imo. What do you reckon? Was that an AH move? Or just a little petty like I intended.
Edit - he’s had a negative coronavirus result.
Edit - I speak to him after every time he’s ill that while I will meet his basic needs whilst he’s sick, I have 2 little people that I have to meet their every needs. He agrees with me everytime that he’s dramatic when he’s ill but pulls the same thing the next time 🤷🏼♀️
Raita is curd mixed with some spices, chopped onions and Boondi(small gram flour puff balls)
Why YSK ?
People on Internet always say that they find Indian food too spicy despite them liking it then you should definitely order Raita also with your Indian curry
Raita should ease of the hotness of dishes you are eating
Here in INDIA(especially North India), Raita is a must have with your food even when you are in your home and one thing people in restaurants always order.
Just take a bite of your curry and then take a spoonful of Raita after and it makes a delicious combination.
In reading on Reddit and elsewhere about how bad food could be just a few decades ago, with, for instance, asparagus and mushrooms generally being only available in cans, it got me thinking. What current limitations in grocery variety and in the food supply will we look back on with distaste a few decades hence?
Will we lament that we can only get, say, bamboo shoots and hearts of palm in cans in most grocery stores rather than fresh? Will we lament that there were only a couple of brands of hoisin sauce to choose from, options which were relegated to the "ethnic foods" aisle at the supermarket?