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The Lounge Hkellick's Tail Gate Party Jun 29 2006
03:28 (UTC)
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Have a nice night!  I've got to go do dishes now.  Blech! 
The Lounge Hkellick's Tail Gate Party Jun 29 2006
03:25 (UTC)
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Cool!  I added you. 

I love Chicago, but have only been there a few times (hate O'Hare!).  I grew up in Florida and have lived up and down the east coast (college, grad school) in big cities prior to the midwest.  I came here about 5 years ago. 
The Lounge Hkellick's Tail Gate Party Jun 29 2006
03:18 (UTC)
157
Cool!  I'm right on the river.  I can see IL and WI from my office!  <waving>

May I add you to my friends list?  And, since I'm still new and not sure how to do that, would you please tell me how?  LOL.  Can you tell I'm a newbie to CC?
The Lounge Hkellick's Tail Gate Party Jun 29 2006
03:13 (UTC)
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No ticker?  I wonder where it went . . . Lemme check it.  I definitely want it on there 'cause I've lost 25.5 lbs and love the way that butterfly is floating on down to my goal.  :-)
The Lounge Hkellick's Tail Gate Party Jun 29 2006
03:09 (UTC)
163
'night all!

And to add to the creepy factor, I ALSO have the daisy and butterfly ticker . . . weird!
The Lounge Hkellick's Tail Gate Party Jun 29 2006
02:43 (UTC)
177
A bun!  ha ha ha ha ha  . . .

Ok, I don't eat hamburgers, only veggie burgers, but I sure do like ketchup, onions, tomatoes, and lettuce.  Avocado, sauteed onion, and swiss if I'm being a little naughty.
The Lounge Hkellick's Tail Gate Party Jun 29 2006
02:31 (UTC)
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ditto obsidyan.  I've heard of him, but don't remember Welk.  Why?  Am I missing something?  Has he kidnapped (just joking) HK?  I mean, why else would the guy miss his own party?!?
The Lounge Hkellick's Tail Gate Party Jun 29 2006
02:27 (UTC)
192
just keep swimming, just keep swimming (also sage advice from finding nemo) . . .
The Lounge Hkellick's Tail Gate Party Jun 29 2006
02:22 (UTC)
199
Hey!!!  Who put the Mr. Bubble in the whirlpool?!
The Lounge Hkellick's Tail Gate Party Jun 29 2006
02:14 (UTC)
207
Chai is a lovely blend of strong tea and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. . . some people add milk or soy milk, too.  Delish! 
Weight Loss What do I do? Jun 29 2006
02:04 (UTC)
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Good suggestions!  I can't do peanut butter (allergic), but I do have some cashew butter (wow!  a treat).  I could put some in a celery stalk and have it with a glass of soy milk.  :-)
The Lounge Hkellick's Tail Gate Party Jun 29 2006
01:59 (UTC)
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I love tailgates!  Hmmm.  I'll bring veggie burgers, some low-fat pasta salad, and my frisbee!  Does anyone like iced chai?  There's some in my fridge I can toss in the cooler . . .
Weight Loss Hi Everybody! Jun 29 2006
01:55 (UTC)
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Hi Bryan!  Welcome from a neighbor (I live in Iowa, LOL).  I just joined last week, and everyone has been really friendly and supportive.  Good luck with your goals!  It seems like you're off to a great start!
Weight Loss I'm New Too! Jun 29 2006
01:51 (UTC)
2
Hi!  I just joined a week ago but had been looking at the site before setting up an account.  Isn't it great?!  :-)   Everyone has been really welcoming, and I hope you like it here!  Good luck with your goals!
Vegetarian What's for lunch? Newbie needs advice and support! Jun 29 2006
01:05 (UTC)
15
Maggiepcs,

Thanks for the suggestion!

I'll see if the local supermarket or health food store can order some, but sadly, I do not have a Trader Joe's or a Whole Foods anywhere near where I live.  The nearest ones are in Madison (1.5 hours away).  Sigh . . .
Foods Vegans! Jun 27 2006
15:54 (UTC)
7
Hi Folks!

I'm not Vegan, but am a pescaterian (I eat fish) who rarely eats eggs but sometimes cooks with them.  I do use skim milk occasionally but am working on adding in soy milk and taking cheese and other dairy (high sodium, fat, etc.) out of my diet. 

I'd love to hear protein rich/entree recipes for anything not made with beans--I'm allergic to all except (thank goodness!) soybeans, garbanzo beans, and string beans. 

Does anybody have any? :-)  I've got several tofu recipes, but not much else.  What about using seitan or tempeh or MS farms or Boca or other meat substitutes?  I tried TVP, but it ('scuse me for sayin' this!) gave me a one-way ticket to the bathroom.  :-)
Recipes Vegetable Recipes For Rahana Jun 26 2006
23:29 (UTC)
2
How about spaghetti squash?  I'm addicted to it.  An easy prep is:

Halve it, bake it cut side down on a cookie sheet for 30-45 minutes at 400 degrees, scoop the tender insides out of the shell, separate the "meat" of the squash into strands using a fork, and toss it with the following "sautee":

Combine and sautee 1 TBL olive oil (or no-stick spray) with as much garlic as you like in a no-stick or user-friendly frying pan, fresh basil and oregano. 

After the garlic and herbs have become "aromatic," add any of the following you like:

  • diced red or vidalia onions
  • green or red peppers
  • mushrooms
  • zucchini
  • roma tomoatos
  • eggplant
  • spinach. 
You may also add 1/2 cup of broth or some low-fat sausage (I use veggie sausage), if you wish. 

"Finish" the toppings/sauce, if you want, with either a sprinkling of parmesan or soy cheese and serve on the cooked spaghetti squash, which you have separated in to strands with a fork. 

BIG YUM!  :-)

Good luck with the veggie thing!
The Lounge Any Mystery or "Legal" Fiction Readers Out There? Jun 26 2006
23:17 (UTC)
2
Oooh!  Exciting!  Authors I haven't read yet.  Thanks for the replies!

Hillerman, James, and George are in my top 20, too. . .

Believe it or not, I've read all of the books by all of the ones listed except Vachss and Marsh, but I'll look for them tonight when I go to the library. 

Happy Reading!  Please keep sending suggestions if you have any.

 :-)
Weight Loss How did you do in your first month Jun 26 2006
22:02 (UTC)
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OK.  I get it.  I *think* I lost 8% of my total weight.  Wow!  Can that be right??
Vegetarian What's for lunch? Newbie needs advice and support! Jun 26 2006
21:52 (UTC)
17
Kpearson,

Nope, no beans except soy, garbanzo, and string beans.  Weird, huh?  I know I can't eat kidney, navy, or black beans and haven't tried any others because I get short of breath, gag, develop a rash, and more . . . I can eat hummus and tofu, though!  :-)
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