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I have no idea why I enjoy this so much. Drinking the chocolate milk spoonful by spoonful is just so much better than drinking it regularly with lips.





The bigger bowl the spoon has, the better. And it needs to be made of metal because then it's a cold oral sensation.

Maybe it's just the combo of yummy milk, sweetness, satisfying proteins and fats, and the cold spoon that altogether combined make me love it so much.
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I love potluck events, in which everyone brings a different thing to eat. I love the most when it happens at work, and you get to eat all that for lunch and little snacks all day long! The dessert side of the table is always my favorite, as I have a sweet tooth.



Now that I'm a vegetarian, potlucks are harder because so many dishes have meat in them. Ah well. At least there's always the brownies... and there's always salad or cheese and crackers. :)
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Oh, how this phrase/joke/meme gets on my nerves. I see it everywhere on the internet and the main reason I don't like it is because how unintelligent it is. It hearkens to me like being called "stupid" by a bully who's failing in all his or her own academic endeavors.



1. Which do you think the animal would appreciate more? Someone eating some of its food or someone eating it?

2. Cows, pigs, chicken, fish -- those animals eat grass, hay, slop, seeds, algae, and other fish. Well, that was back in the day. Today with our modern and admittedly unnatural ways of raising animals for food, they probably all eat some type of corn-based animal feed. I don't eat corn-based animal feed, nor do I eat grass, hay, slop, seeds, algae, and other fish.

3. I don't care about what other people eat. Why are there such comments about vegetarians? I'm not pushing my diet on anybody. There are entire cultures and religions in the world are vegetarian and vegan.
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It's the perfect combination -- sugar cookie crust, cream cheese frosting, and fruit topping. I prefer this over all other desserts, even cheesecake or fudge brownies or ice cream.

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It may be just me, but I really enjoy eating meals in which the food is all the same color. Usually this happens with fruits and veggie; if I have a bunch of produce, I pick out the ones that are the same color. I liked last night's meal! It was all orange: yams, carrots, clementines, and some goldfish snack crackers.

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I don't know what they do to these cherries to make them taste so amazing, but I'm all for it. I adore them. They're the best part to any ice cream treat.

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This is the food of my youth! I grew up making and eating these foods the way we make it, and was so surprised when I moved away from New Mexico and people make it different. I still go out to Mexican restaurants and expect to be asked if I want red or green sauce. And once I ordered a sopapilla and it was all wrong!!! It was flat and round, when I'm used to them puffy and square! Ahh, it's so weird.

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Today, my family decided to go to the state fair. Honestly, we went to try the food but we had other fun too!

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I love marshmallows. I love how they're basically just sugar, but have air and gelatin in them so they're puffy and squishy! I like how they look, all clean and white (or pastel). I love their simple cylindrical shape. I like squishing them, and when they're in my mouth I like pressing them against my teeth with my tongue and breaking them apart. I love the dusting of powdered sugar they have.



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There's something really calming and therapeutic when I make my lunch for tomorrow. I pack my lunch 4 times a week, and I never go somewhere and pay for my lunch. I always take my own. It gives me control, which I like. I make good food for myself too, so I don't have to settle for the fast food products that aren't the best. The best thing I love is a sandwich of toast with red bell pepper hummus and sliced mushrooms. Another thing I enjoy is cottage cheese with mulberries.

I don't make really complicated stuff. I just make good stuff. I like taking the time usually at 8 or 9 the night before, and just cutting my veggies or toasting my bread. It makes me want to try making the more intricate bento boxes like they do in Japan.

When I'm making lunch, the counter doesn't look this neat. I have stuff strewn out all over.



An epic bento box. They don't normally look like this! This is pretty intricate.
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There's something so neat about getting a little cookie with a message inside. Food with a message! I always get a little flutter of excitement when the waitress brings the cookies and the bill, and I wonder what fate has in store for me when I select my cookie.

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My mom and I were playing a board game called Logo, a trivia game about brand name stuff. I was asking her the question "Complete the slogan: Taco Bell: Makes you want to run for the _______." The answer was "border."

She couldn't get it. Her first answer was "taco." She kept naming off random things. So I gave her a clue: "Buh... B, starts with a B." She kept naming off more, and I sipped some of my water.

Then, she clapped her hands and pointed at me, exclaiming excitedly, "Bathroom!" I nearly spat out my water with how hard I started laughing. I couldn't stop laughing and yet I couldn't really breathe. I tried not to choke on my water so I ran to the sink and spat it out! We laughed for minutes, until we were crying and our abs and cheeks hurt! That was so funny! It took us so long to recover, we kept giggling the whole rest of the time we were asking questions to each other.

Technically she got the answer wrong, but in reality that answer is right! Taco Bell always means a hasty trip to the bathroom. XD That was so so funny! Just thinking about it now is making me crack up. What a funny moment! In my opinion, her answer was "more right" than the one written on the card, so I said, "Go ahead and move up 3 spaces like it says... you totally got it right."
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I drew Bill on a melon. My mom said he looked creepy and I agreed. That and more await you under the cut...

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This is a little tumblr that posts before and after photos of microwaving things. I look forward to its growth.

Edit: images removed. Bleh. Just click the link and see for yourself! It's like colorful eye candy... that is actually candy. :D
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Breakfast in Japan. Tofu in soy sauce. This post is so cool! I want to move to Hawaii.

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Tonight was a first! I made an vegetarian meal for my family. Well, I'm sure we've had meatless meals before, but this was meatless on purpose. It was super! :D

I made baked potatoes, corn on the cob, quinoa with garlic and vegetable broth, cheesy rice, and... the best dish of all! Baked zucchini slices breaded in wheat and rye bread crumbs and parmesan cheese, cherry tomatoes, and warm marinara sauce on the side. That came out epic, it was all gone.

My mom never had quinoa before. The whole meal came out perfectly, and I was really happy! It showed her that being a vegetarian doesn't mean you only eat dull stuff like rice and salads. We were all stuffed after that hearty and flavorful meal. It was balanced and healthy. It was also cool because I've never really cooked before. As of late, I have to cook stuff because it can get dull if I don't.

So yay for tonight's dinner! :D It was a delicious, educational experience for all.
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25 ways to cut some calories every day. I already did most of these. -_- The ones below are ones I can work on! Reading stuff like this, it blows my mind every time about how psychological and behavioral eating is. It's a habit, a brain thing, a chemical thing. Change only a few habits and you can become healthier. It's not hard, either!

-Fidget, twitch, move around
-Don't eat and watch tv simultaneously
-If you must snack, portion out one serving and put the rest away
-Avoid eating dinner with the pots on the table with you. Keep them on the counter, serve yourself there, then go sit down
-Be wary of restaurant menus and "healthy" dishes there
-Ask that dishes be prepared with less oil
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