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  • Originally posted by craftychicka View Post
    I'm switching over to agave. Its a slow process because if I'm switching over then the girls are too (and apparently kids live over processed sugar filled crap).
    All that GMO shit is kinda scary too. All it comes down to is taking the time/energy to prepare clean foods.

    I should say I'm doing this for my kids, or my own health...but really I'm doing this because my little sister is an 'organic, clean eating, 'i climb rocks' kind of sister' and I have to make sure I live long enough to see her have kids and swoop in a be the aunt that gives them all the things she hates. (if you have siblings you understand, if you don't than I totally sound like a bitch )

    You should get a juicer. I buy fruit all the time for different juices. I still have bottled apple juice for when I'm lazy but the fresh stuff tastes so much better and you can put the pulp into your compost for growing vegetables. I don't think I could ever entirely give up sugar bc I have an enormous sweet tooth but I try to balance it out.

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    • Originally posted by craftychicka View Post
      I'm switching over to agave. Its a slow process because if I'm switching over then the girls are too (and apparently kids live over processed sugar filled crap).
      All that GMO shit is kinda scary too. All it comes down to is taking the time/energy to prepare clean foods.

      I should say I'm doing this for my kids, or my own health...but really I'm doing this because my little sister is an 'organic, clean eating, 'i climb rocks' kind of sister' and I have to make sure I live long enough to see her have kids and swoop in a be the aunt that gives them all the things she hates. (if you have siblings you understand, if you don't than I totally sound like a bitch )
      Not a bad idea to switch over. I have several family members who are pretty strict on eating and drinking straight organic/non-processed stuff. I tried it for like a month and was totally fine with it. The food was great, started feeling better, had more energy and just had a better mood in general. The only thing I couldn't go without was regular milk. I just couldn't do soy milk, yuck. The only reason I stopped was because organic foods cost an arm and a leg at the store. My monthly food bill was nearly double after I started. If you can make it work, then more power to you.

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      • Originally posted by bloodydollface View Post
        Not a bad idea to switch over. I have several family members who are pretty strict on eating and drinking straight organic/non-processed stuff. I tried it for like a month and was totally fine with it. The food was great, started feeling better, had more energy and just had a better mood in general. The only thing I couldn't go without was regular milk. I just couldn't do soy milk, yuck. The only reason I stopped was because organic foods cost an arm and a leg at the store. My monthly food bill was nearly double after I started. If you can make it work, then more power to you.

        That's what I hate about organic. They make it impossible for people with lower incomes to get a proper diet. I tried to buy an organic cooking pumpkin from Central Market once and they said it would be over $50! The year before I got my cooking pumpkin at a pumpkin patch and it only cost me $8. Fucking extortion I tell ya. Soy milk is disgusting and it's terrible for children bc it contains the same amount of estrogen as 8 birth control pills.

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        • Originally posted by voodoo_dolly View Post
          That's what I hate about organic. They make it impossible for people with lower incomes to get a proper diet. I tried to buy an organic cooking pumpkin from Central Market once and they said it would be over $50! The year before I got my cooking pumpkin at a pumpkin patch and it only cost me $8. Fucking extortion I tell ya. Soy milk is disgusting and it's terrible for children bc it contains the same amount of estrogen as 8 birth control pills.
          $50 for a PUMPKIN? wtf? Was it filled with gold?
          We have a local farmers market, but with kids and the amount they eat I'd have to get a 2nd job to afford all organic .

          Almond milk is pretty awesome, Hemp milk is amazing (but so expensive).

          In a perfect world I'd compost and have an all organic garden, but I know all that responsibility will fall on me and I'm not ready to commit to it. I'm sure I will at a later point in life.

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          • Originally posted by voodoo_dolly View Post
            That's what I hate about organic. They make it impossible for people with lower incomes to get a proper diet. I tried to buy an organic cooking pumpkin from Central Market once and they said it would be over $50! The year before I got my cooking pumpkin at a pumpkin patch and it only cost me $8. Fucking extortion I tell ya. Soy milk is disgusting and it's terrible for children bc it contains the same amount of estrogen as 8 birth control pills.
            Oh my god, is this a real thing? My husband drinks soy milk on occasion and I don't want him to grow breasts.

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            • Hell yeah. For my thesis I've been looking for books/essays about films inspired/influenced by H.P. Lovecraft's work. I just found this book through a google search:



              Apparently there's a whole chapter devoted to Lovecraft themes in Carpenter films including Prince of Darkness, the film I wanted to mainly focus on. I had hoped to get some good quotes from Carpenter himself about his influences in a Lovecraft documentary he was interviewed for. Unfortunately, the only thing he really mentioned was that Lovecraft monsters were slimy.
              57 Hookers and Counting....

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              • For those of you who were alive and well in the 80's, here's a video clip that'll take you back if you had cable in those days....

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                It's funny how this would usually end up being better than the actual movie.... i mean you'd get this, and then Police Academy 2 would come on.

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                • A little boy says to his teacher, "I ain't got no crayons."
                  Teacher says, "I don't have any crayons. We don't have any crayons. They don't have any crayons. Do you see what I'm getting at?"
                  Boy says, "Not really...Where's all the fucking crayons!?"

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                  • So I was kidding around with my wife earlier about my brain thinking my body is starving because of my surgery and I got a pretty basic idea for what could turn out to be a nice story. What if somehow your body and mind seperated to the point where all you could do is think and watch what your body was doing and you couldnt speak or control any movement whatsoever as if your body had a mind of its own, the mind of a killer.

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                    • Originally posted by Frey View Post
                      So I was kidding around with my wife earlier about my brain thinking my body is starving because of my surgery and I got a pretty basic idea for what could turn out to be a nice story. What if somehow your body and mind seperated to the point where all you could do is think and watch what your body was doing and you couldnt speak or control any movement whatsoever as if your body had a mind of its own, the mind of a killer.
                      I would totally read that.

                      My thursday is turning out to be more like a friday! Stoked for some adult interaction.

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                      • Originally posted by craftychicka View Post
                        Almond milk is pretty awesome, Hemp milk is amazing (but so expensive).
                        I like Almond milk! I usually always drink whole but I enjoy almond.

                        Plain dark roast coffee with no creamer is good but you have to let it grow on you

                        We have a garden! We have cucumbers,beef tomatoes,cantelope,cherry tomatoes,jalapenos,green bell peppers and radishes.

                        Every year we are giving away more food then we consume unless the squirrels have a field day which has happend throughout the years.

                        Folks if you have a backyard IT'S NOT HARD to get that organic goodness and to can/store is pretty simple too! But alas people always want the conveniences of things lol i'm at fault hugely on that as well
                        Last edited by Freddy_Lives; 02-07-2013, 07:56 PM.

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                        • Originally posted by Freddy_Lives View Post
                          I like Almond milk! I usually always drink whole but I enjoy almond.

                          Plain dark roast coffee with no creamer is good but you have to let it grow on you

                          We have a garden! We have cucumbers,beef tomatoes,cantelope,cherry tomatoes,jalapenos,green bell peppers and radishes.

                          Every year we are giving away more food then we consume unless the squirrels have a field day which has happend throughout the years.

                          Folks if you have a backyard IT'S NOT HARD to get that organic goodness and to can/store is pretty simple too! But alas people always want the conveniences of things lol i'm at fault hugely on that as well
                          I was once given some weird organic heirloom tomatoes that were dark purple (I thought they had gone bad) but they were the best thing Ive ever tasted. If I ever got ahold of seeds for those I would be gardening up like a fool.

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                          • Originally posted by craftychicka View Post
                            I was once given some weird organic heirloom tomatoes that were dark purple (I thought they had gone bad) but they were the best thing Ive ever tasted. If I ever got ahold of seeds for those I would be gardening up like a fool.
                            Heirloom tomatoes they are so meaty!!! Cherokee tomoatoes have a hint of Purple as well we grew them many years ago!

                            Check this site out Crafty this is where we get our seeds and it's been fullproof for over a decade.

                            http://www.tomatofest.com/heirloom_t...seed_home.html

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                            • Originally posted by Freddy_Lives View Post
                              Heirloom tomatoes they are so meaty!!! Cherokee tomoatoes have a hint of Purple as well we grew them many years ago!

                              Check this site out Crafty this is where we get our seeds and it's been fullproof for over a decade.

                              http://www.tomatofest.com/heirloom_t...seed_home.html
                              I may have to get it started this summer then! I'm kind of a plant killer so this is a huge undertaking. Poor plants

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                              • Originally posted by craftychicka View Post
                                I may have to get it started this summer then! I'm kind of a plant killer so this is a huge undertaking. Poor plants
                                lol I was the same way! It really is all about the soil and depending on your location?

                                We have hundreds of their seeds frozen and we plant them every year! So far we have had great results with just the regular maintenance.

                                I usually killed everything until my brother showed me a few tricks he worked at a hothouse/suburban lawn and garden for a couple of years.

                                Now I have 3 types of Venus Fly Traps,Scorpion peppers and all that I mentioned earlier growing and I live in Missouri where the weather is ever so freaking changing

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