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    06-15-2013, 05:04 AM
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There is a big difference between the US and the British/Australian and NZ sense of humour.
The latter have a wider scope and an ability to find humour is most things and do not take themselves so seriously as the Americans.

I do think that, thanks to the Internet the Americans are learning!
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    06-15-2013, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by alexischristina    
Oh I did read your post, I just wasn't sure if you were being serious or making a bad joke

Both, and not a bad joke as such, its the kind of ribbing we give each other when feeling comfotable with the company.

For example. One of my friends had a little surgery on his eyes and not long after being out of hospital I told him a funny joke. It brought a tear to his eye, he swore revenge.

At a party some months later he got his revenge. In front of the lady friend with me, he asked if it was true I was going to propose marriage to her that night. Then he walked away and left me to extract myself from that situation. The worst part was the women was also in on the prank. I spent the evening explaining myself, apologising for my friend and talking my way out from a pending marriage.

I have had some americian entertainers staying with us at times when doing the circut of Country music venues. It took them a while to get used to us. When on stage backing my wife we would have shots at each other.

I remember one ocassion she was part way through a song I was the backing guitarist and she stoped mid song and announced to the audence its amazing he is not looking at the music. I payed her back. The song had a 4 cord pattern turn around. So when we restarted the song I played it in reverse. When challanged by my wife, I retorted, not only do I not need the music I can play it backwards now start singing dear.

So Alexischristina I hope this gives you an insight but you were right to question.

    06-15-2013, 03:16 PM
Originally Posted by Foxhunter    
There is a big difference between the US and the British/Australian and NZ sense of humour.
The latter have a wider scope and an ability to find humour is most things and do not take themselves so seriously as the Americans.

I do think that, thanks to the Internet the Americans are learning!
Yeah, almost as much as we learned from Benny Hill...such sophisticated humor there that we want to emulate...
    06-15-2013, 04:51 PM
Now Foxhunter no need to get high and mighty on us I'm sure the Americans got the humour just fine, I must just be one of those closed minded Canadians.

Humour is all well and good, but I feel like we should get back to the purpose of the thread (a thread for the vegetarian and vegan members). I, myself, am neither BUT I am interested in the lifestyle, and tried it for a little while but living at home it's difficult when everyone else eats meat. I would like to start cutting out pork and beef way back from my diet, I've already cut out 99% of pork and eat beef maybe once a week. And then I'd like to get my family eating meat maybe 3 or 4 times a week, instead of 7. Anyway, a topic for discussion does anybody know how to cook tofu so it tastes kinda okay (or better yet good). My mom's been wanting to try, but every time we do it just doesn't go well, I honestly have no idea what to put it in.
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    06-15-2013, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Faceman    
Yeah, almost as much as we learned from Benny Hill...such sophisticated humor there that we want to emulate...
Benny Hill, that's very old. We in NZ also watched that programme. If you want a laugh. Watch Mrs Browns Boys. Once you get the sense of humour it will have you rolling on the ground. It is funny but typical pome humour.

Cheers and if I could I would have put in a recipe for What was it again Tofo.. I do a great meatless soup the thin kind but filling

    06-15-2013, 07:53 PM
I forgot to add: I've been a vegetarian all my life and have never eaten any meat. Like Jaydee, I just can't bring myself to eat something dead. Up until I was about 11, I had the "cute little lamb" syndrome, but as I got older and started my life on a farm, I have come to think differently. As long as the animals were well cared for, I wouldn't mind other people eating them. But me? Never. I don't know how to put this, but when I was younger I had this massive connection to all animals. I broke in a pony when I was about 8, I tamed a timid cow (that was later slaughtered and eaten by the neighbours she belonged to) and was the only one who wasn't scared of patting scary looking dogs (only after the owners permission though) etc etc...I still do have some of that left, but nkw that I'm older, I think differently and have lost a lot of that childish "animal whispering" idea. Mind you, I'm still a childish teenager but I just think a bit differently now, due to the fact that I now live on a farm and know a lot more about different animals. Still. I will never eat meat, and that's a promise I've made to myself. My whole family are vegetarians too.

Lol, I have pics to prove my "animal whispering" obsession. I really did think I was one

I was so cute as a 10 year old
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    06-15-2013, 07:58 PM
I'm a vegetarian! :)
    06-15-2013, 11:21 PM
I've been vegetarian for about 7 years. I don't miss meat at all. I've never liked the idea of eating an animal, but I try to be careful not to push my views onto anyone else. For quite a few years, I was the only vegetarian in my household of 4. I don't care if other people eat meat, as long as they don't try to shove meat in my face. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and preferences.

That said, I just don't think I'd be able to date someone who eats meat, for personal reasons.
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    06-16-2013, 11:54 AM
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Now we're getting past the need to justify why we're vegetarians it would be nice to discuss meal options/ideas
There is no need to be pale and weak - the closest I ever got to looking fragile was when I weighed 114 lb (8 stone) because I was working my socks off on a horse yard every day - it amounts to calling a race jockey delicate!!!
If you're going to go 'veggie' then you have to do it properly and be sure to eat things that give you enough protein and iron that you might miss from meat (though since some peoples idea of meat is cheap burgers and chicken nuggets they wont benefit from that either!!!)
Big problem with veggie protein is the high calorie ratio to protein
I've never found a way to cook tofu to make it taste nice so can't help there
Soya is probably the most used but can have the texture of rubber - the Linda McCartney range of ready meals is the best quality I've ever bought but I've never seen them in CT at all - not even sure if they are available in the US but they make being a veggie really easy if you don't have a lot of time to cook
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I prefer Quorn to soya - its a sort of fungus and the way they make it sounds a bit disgusting, some people are allergic to it but the texture is much better and its got a similar protein level to soya but less calories. It is available in the US but nowhere near the range of products we get in the UK
The best veggie burger I've had here was in the Cheesecake factory and was 'nut' based.
    06-16-2013, 06:33 PM
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I have never been able to make tofu taste good, so it is usually just added to a meal as a stand in and I quit trying to make it a star ingredient.
Smothered in something tasty tofu can be edible, just gotta think about something else.

Now I know many of you may not want to make cheeses, but I have learned how to make cheese and it opened some good dining choices. There is a nice, mild, and super easy home cheese you can make that is far more useful than tofu. It can be used just like firm tofu... in that it doesn't melt or get gooey, keeps it shape under heat, and is the pure protein portion of the milk. But, it tastes soooo much better than tofu.
It is easily flavored to many cuisine styles, palettes, and dishes.
(If anyone is interested I can post how to make it..)

But anyway, that's my answer on how to make tofu taste good.

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