@Endreo@jmrobinett@Kidsandliz@squishybrain it’s percent of daily value, which is a reference amount of a given nutrient to consume per day. So while it’s only 12% of daily fats to consume in a day in general, it is 25% of saturated fats specifically
@ircon96@Lynnerizer Just grab a bag of coconut and dump it on all your food then. My kid likes anything as long as it burns the shit out of your mouth. She drinks jalapeno juice like pop and liberally puts cayenne pepper on everything like it was sugar. And as a result was not allowed to spice anything if she cooked dinner. She could only spice her food when it was on her plate.
@Kidsandliz@Lynnerizer You might be onto something… I always thought I’d never make it long on a deserted island inhabited only by coconut trees. Although, out of desperation, I’d probably develop a taste for them pretty quickly!
Yeesh, i like a little zestiness, depending on the dish, but i never understood people that like destroying their ability to taste every other flavor with Scoville overload! Lol (I think it’s more an endorphin thing than a flavor thing at that point. )
I could do that with the right kind of foods! Coconut shrimp is a favorite and I have it about once a week.
My stepson is like your daughter, don’t know how the heck they can do that! It totally covers up the taste of the food! He’s even got his 7 year old son loving the hot stuff! No thank you on that!
@Kidsandliz@Kyeh@Lynnerizer I don’t do shellfish/seafood, either, so coconut shrimp has to be up there on the list of my worst nightmares! That deserted island is probably loaded with shrimp, too, knowing my luck!
@Kidsandliz It’s so funny that you mentioned your daughter’s culinary inclinations, cuz somebody linked a TikTok video in another topic, but that useless app’s links never work right, so it took me to one of this freak’s videos. I can’t find the same one, but this is a brief example from YouTube of his lunacy. You should tell your daughter if she keeps it up, she’s gonna get brain damage like this fool!
@ircon96 Actually I adopted her at 10 from Cambodia (I have an NGO there, not enough to pay me but enough to keep the school running) and this was part of her diet. Once she handed me a wasp she was holding by the wings and then was puzzled why I put it in a jar with air holes rather than in dinner. With the tarantula after she told me how to cook it I was thinking she wanted that for dinner and wondered how the heck I’d tell petsmart I want your biggest, juiciest tarantula and no tarantula food. LOL When I asked her if that was what she wanted for dinner she told me, “No mom. Spider no good. In this country we have chicken”. That though is a level of poverty few have experienced (at the time it was the 3rd poorest country in the world).
@ircon96@Lynnerizer You tell your stepson and grandson that there are good reasons why some species eat their young and they’d better not season your food. Oh wait. They’d just say they’d self season so you wouldn’t eat them.
Wow, I can’t even imagine the other things/differences both of you had to adjust to, did she already speak English? You must have a amazing story of your time in Cambodia, how wonderful that you were able to adopt!
@Kidsandliz Yeah, i guess when you’ve been eating spicy stuff practically from birth, you have to step it up over time when your taste buds go into hibernation in an effort at self-preservation!
Wow, keeping a school running on the other side of the planet, that’s impressive! Way to earn those karma points!
I love the tarantula story, that’s hilarious! Although, with insects in general, i have a feeling we’ll all be eating them in some form at some point in the not-too-distant future, considering how sustainable & full of protein they are. It’s true, other cultures have a big leg up in that department. I could probably eat the flour that’s made with them, but i draw the line at identifiable body parts! Lol
@ircon96@Lynnerizer She spoke no English, was illiterate and could only count to18 in her native language. Originally I was told she was 5. I said 5 year olds don’t have permanent eye teeth (a photo I got about 2 mo after I accepted the referral). Then I was told she was 7. Then 6 mo or so after adoption we found her birth mom and found she was 9 years 11 mo old. And the size of a 4 year old (38 pounds, 42 inches tall). As a result she has major brain damage from extended malnutrition (affects IQ, cause and effect reasoning, amongst other things) and significant trauma fall out from a history (for example born in a refugee camp that was shelled on a regular basis - Khmer Rouge era - I was unaware of (plenty of paper falsification and lying not just in USA adoption but in international adoption as well) that only came out months after I adopted her and plenty of behavioral and emotional fall out from that (and still has serious issues). The fact that my third cancer has no cure but a longer life span does not help her emotional issues (some dumb ass non-family member adult told her as I had not been planning too, and told that woman so and why, until I had to knowing how that would affect her. That piece of shit didn’t think I should withhold that kind of info from a 10th grader and so told her).
She went from a stone age existance to the space age in 36 hours. One evening we were walking down the street with a huge rising full moon. I told her people had been to the moon. She said no way. I asked her why not. She said there wasn’t a ladder long enough. When I bought the movie For All Mankind (home videos of the moon landing) she told me that was just “Hollywood”).
I just got plain lucky with keeping that school going since 1999 (and other stuff done for that village such as dental care, wells - those have to be 10,000 feet down due to the first layer of water has arsenic in it, septic tanks, etc.). A UK foundation agreed to fund it as long as the school could be run English style. I told them no problem as long as you also teach adult education and vocational skills to adults and kids and everything - books, supplies, etc. - remain free.
@ircon96 I do not think we will be eating cockroaches though. Even my cats won’t eat those. Well each of them tried it once and then puked them out. Now play with them and eventually kill them that is another story. I think I told here about waking up in the middle of the night one night to discover a cat dropping an American roach on my bed to play with it and then when it would fall off the bed, pick it up in her mouth to bring it back onto the bed. I grabbed it and threw it out the window. She was pissed I ditched her toy. They eat grasshooper and cricket heads though. If one gets in here it is guaranteed you will eventually find a decapitated body. Green lizards too. They eat all but the back legs (which are still attached together). I guess they don’t like butts seasoned with lizard pee and shit.
@Kidsandliz Wow, both of you have been through the ringer, to put it mildly! Sounds like she ultimately won the lottery of life, despite her incomprehensibly horrific start. I don’t think you have to worry about karma points, it sounds like you’ve MORE than earned them!
Cats, they’re just like us! Lol… That cockroach story reminds me of my childhood cat. We lived in the country, so there were plenty of mice for her to “play” with, altho she always killed them (messed them UP, more like it) and “gifted” them to my Mom by leaving them at the threshold of her bedroom door. Except the time she decided to leave one at the foot of her bed… Talk about a rude awakening! My father was mostly on the road in those days, so my poor mother was stuck dealing with it.
It was funny, we rescued that cat when she was pregnant (surprise!) & ended up keeping one of her sons, who looked just like her, but that’s where the similarity ended. She was the consummate hunter, while his talent was fetching balls of Silly Putty like a dog. Typical, shiftless man.
haven’t had the pumpkin spice one, but the blueberry cinnamon one is delicious. I’d order this, but I’m not a fan of pumpkin spice in general. but if you like pumpkin spice, this brand is worth a shot.
@hchavers What’s not natural about a blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves? (Or, in this case, a blend of cinnamon & nutmeg, according to the ingredients list.) Just because the industrial food companies have developed artificial versions, & add it to everything they can think of, that shouldn’t give the OG combo a bad name!
@hamjudo I also avoid sugar alcohols. Quite a few studies show they do not benefit one’s health in any way if you are not diabetic. And some tentative hints artificial sweeteners of all sorts may have some negative effects.
Agreed. The non-caloric sugars can cause your body to decouple sweetness with sustenance, and overeat (based on animal studies, people are complicated).
(brain having a conversation with metabolism: I ate all sorts of sugar, which should have given me energy, but I got nothin! I guess sweet isn’t energy, so I won’t send fullness signals when I detect sweet, go find more food!)
@hamjudo@trybyk Actually, dessert doesn’t have much nutritional value, if any, depending on the ingredients, so digesting it isn’t as important as slowing its digestion in order to avoid blood sugar spikes. I don’t think it’s in your system long enough to ferment to any significant degree, since human digestion is relatively quick, although fermented foods are supposed to be super healthy, so it probably wouldn’t be a bad thing if it did…?
This would be great if it wasn’t sweetened. And pumpkin spice, urk. Just plain seeds and coconut would we yummy, and useful as a topper for yogurt, cereal, fruit salad, etc. But with those flavors included, no way.
I enjoy the blueberry cinnamon one, at its like 11 or $12 a bag at costco. Don’t mind cinnamon and nutmeg etc.
The keto food overall, and monk fruit have worked out well for me in keeping weight off and feeling more energetic.
So in for a bunch of bags.
Just got mine in. Tried some with milk for a pseudo granola cereal taste test. Mild cinnamon and nutmeg flavors, the pumpkin seeds are nicely roasted, providing a similar to oats crunch. Pumpkin flavor is very minor, and enough sweetness and other nuts etc to round it out quite nicely.