• I kicked my vegan friend out and apparently I was out of line?

    Me and her (let's call her Amy) have been friends for about 5 years. Last week her boyfriend kicked her out (she cheated on him). She asked me if she could live with me and I said OK. Amy became a vegan about a year ago. I wouldn't call myself a true meat eater (the only meat I eat is fish and chicken. The... show more
    Me and her (let's call her Amy) have been friends for about 5 years. Last week her boyfriend kicked her out (she cheated on him). She asked me if she could live with me and I said OK. Amy became a vegan about a year ago. I wouldn't call myself a true meat eater (the only meat I eat is fish and chicken. The rest of my food is sweet stuff, fruit and veg). I DID say to her that she could buy whatever food stuff and drinks she wanted (I made room for her in the fridge and freezer for her stuff) but don't throw away my stuff. She accepted the offer. Whenever I made my dinner (we made dinner at different times) she would made comments about it, critising, being annoying. I told her that I don't like people who try to convert people into their beliefs (religion, food). She left it. When I got home from work (I work from half 6 in the morning to 3pm. Amy works from home on her computer). I went to get a drink when I opened the fridge ALL of my stuff was gone (milk, chesse etc) and was replaced by vegan stuff. I checked the freezer, cardboards and my stuff was replaced. I demanded answers from Amy and she said that she was making a point and that I was wrong for having things like this. I got mad and threw her and her stuff out. Since then I've had her friends saying I was out of line, and not respecting her and her lifestyle. I told them I don't care about peoples lifestyles as long as they don't convert mine. Atm she's living in a hostel. Was I out of line?
    26 answers · Vegetarian & Vegan · 2 days ago
  • Do Brazilians drink water?

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  • Is it bad to not want to be a vegan? Is it hypocritical?

    I mean.. whenever someone starts arguing about why not being a vegan is wrong, what should I tell them? I Know i can never be a vegan. I love meat... what's food without it? Do you think it's hypocritical to think this way?
    I mean.. whenever someone starts arguing about why not being a vegan is wrong, what should I tell them? I Know i can never be a vegan. I love meat... what's food without it? Do you think it's hypocritical to think this way?
    25 answers · Vegetarian & Vegan · 2 days ago
  • Why do people become vegan?

    come on!!!! like you dont like fried chicken or hot wings??its all nonsense
    come on!!!! like you dont like fried chicken or hot wings??its all nonsense
    16 answers · Vegetarian & Vegan · 21 hours ago
  • Do you like Coca-Cola?

    Best answer: Yes, i love Coca-Cola, it's the most well know American soda-pop soft drink in the world. Of course it's not the healthiest choice of drinks, but i'm not drinking it every day, only once once a week.
    Best answer: Yes, i love Coca-Cola, it's the most well know American soda-pop soft drink in the world. Of course it's not the healthiest choice of drinks, but i'm not drinking it every day, only once once a week.
    16 answers · Polls & Surveys · 1 day ago
  • Agree or disagree: fast food isn’t never good for you, even in moderation?

    Best answer: Agree. It's rich in flavor and poor in nutrition.
    Best answer: Agree. It's rich in flavor and poor in nutrition.
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  • What does foie gras taste like ?

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  • Spaghetti more expensive to make at home?

    Best answer: Everything is always cheaper when you make it yourself, because you're not paying someone else to make it. It costs you time instead. To make actual spaghetti, all you need is durum wheat flour - now look at the price of a bag of flour. Much less than the same weight of spaghetti. Of course it will be more... show more
    Best answer: Everything is always cheaper when you make it yourself, because you're not paying someone else to make it. It costs you time instead. To make actual spaghetti, all you need is durum wheat flour - now look at the price of a bag of flour. Much less than the same weight of spaghetti. Of course it will be more if you want to make egg pasta - then it's flour and egg paste instead of flour and water paste. Buy dried pasta and that's all it is - flour and water paste cut into shape and dried. And it will be very hard to make spaghetti without a pasta machine to roll it out and cut it into shape, but that's a one-off cost.

    Look, in Italy, pasta is poor people's food! Or at least, that's how it started. It uses all the things they grow and make locally. So in the south of Italy, it's cheap food (the north is better at growing rice and that's where risottos come from). And that's because they make it themselves from what they grow on their farm or buy in the market.

    I really can't comment on your friend's costs because you didn't say how much she makes at a time.

    Everything else is not spaghetti, it's the sauce. But it's still the same - make it from raw ingredients and it will be cheaper than having someone make it for you and put it in a jar.

    A big pot is worth making. Freeze what you don't eat now (I do this in individual portions in freezer bags because there's just me) and then all I have to do when I don't feel like cooking is open a bag from the freezer and heat it up, meanwhile boil some dried spaghetti to go with it. This is MY ready-made!

    Of course if you can't cook or are too lazy to cook, then buy it made. It's your spending, not mine. But making a sauce for pasta is not hard, just learn, make a big pot when you have spare time, and you have like I do - my very own ready-made sauce that is chemical and preservative-free and just needs heating up again.

    The main thing that takes time is chopping things up. But if it's a tomato sauce, canned chopped tomatoes are really cheap and that will save a lot of time. I get through a lot of them for all kinds of dishes! Which leaves one skill to learn - chopping onions into dice. This is best done with a really SHARP large cook's knife and there are videos to show you how to do it. Practice makes perfect and I can turn an onion into tiny dice in the time it takes for the oil to heat up in the pan to start off a bolognese sauce.

    Batch cooking is a wonderful thing - I do it with stews and casseroles. Stew for one doesn't work but stew for four does, and it's dead easy. Chopping everything into equal-sized cubes will take some time, but then all you have to do is put it all in a big pot, add the liquid, and let it bubble away on a low heat until it's done (beef stew will take 3 hours, other meats less). Then I eat a quarter for dinner, let the rest cool down, divide into 3 freezer bags and that's 3 more dinners in my freezer stash for any time in the next 3 months.
    15 answers · Cooking & Recipes · 1 day ago
  • What is your favorite food at a Mexican restaraunt?

    Best answer: Salsa and chips, tacos, burritos and enchiladas.
    Best answer: Salsa and chips, tacos, burritos and enchiladas.
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  • Is Beef stew without red wine still good?

    I’ve never cooked beef stew before but I want to try. A lot of recipes I’ve looked up have red wine and I’m a bit unsure about using it. Neither me or my family drinks so I’m worried adding wine will ruin the whole dish together. However a lot of recipes recommend using it since it gives the stew a deeper flavor... show more
    I’ve never cooked beef stew before but I want to try. A lot of recipes I’ve looked up have red wine and I’m a bit unsure about using it. Neither me or my family drinks so I’m worried adding wine will ruin the whole dish together. However a lot of recipes recommend using it since it gives the stew a deeper flavor and makes the meat more tender and I don’t want to miss out on something potentially amazing. Does the stew taste different with red wine? Can you taste the red wine when it is used? Is the stew still good without it?
    24 answers · Cooking & Recipes · 3 days ago
  • How do you unbake a cake?

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  • Would turkey go on a pizza?

    Best answer: A turkey would "go" anywhere he wants, when the mood strikes him. But I would have no problem putting pre-cooked, shredded turkey meat on a barbecue pizza.
    Best answer: A turkey would "go" anywhere he wants, when the mood strikes him. But I would have no problem putting pre-cooked, shredded turkey meat on a barbecue pizza.
    12 answers · Other - Food & Drink · 2 days ago