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Omnivoracious

A group for omnivores to discuss the politics of food, nutrition, and health issues, as well as... science!

Location: Earth
Members: 41
Latest Activity: Jul 29, 2012

Om nom nom nom!

This group is for omnivores only.

Our current mascot, located in the group profile image, is a Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), also known as the Alaskan Brown bear, or Taquka-aq. Image supplied by Lady of Hats, and released under a Creative Commons license.

Group information is in progress. Group input is encouraged.

Ooh, look! TOS, FAQ, Rules & Guidelines, BBQ!

The Ning TOS (Terms of Service) trump everything.

The Atheist Nexus FAQ (aka frequently asked questions) is a good resource. It might pay to scan through it on a semi-regular basis.

The Nexus (Atheist Nexus) Rules & Guidelines might also be quite useful to read on a semi-regular basis.

Mmmm... BBQ!

Discussion Forum

Why are you an omnivore?

Started by Little Name Atheist. Last reply by Little Name Atheist May 13, 2012. 39 Replies

I'll start with one reason I'm an omnivore... because I accept my place in the food chain.How about you?Continue

Tags: omnivores r' us, omnivores, om nom nom nom, it's science!

"The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability"

Started by Little Name Atheist. Last reply by James Oct 25, 2011. 10 Replies

I was nosing around an old friend's homepage, and found this book recommended:  The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability .  I have not…Continue

Tags: books, sustainability, justice, food, The Vegetarian Myth

Administrivia

Started by Little Name Atheist Mar 15, 2011. 0 Replies

I haven't been spending much time on the site, so am thinking I need to find other people to administer this group.  It's not that active, most people mind their manners, and so it probably wouldn't…Continue

Tags: help, new administrators, administrivia

What endangered, protected, rare or unusual species would you like to eat?

Started by funk Q. Last reply by Little Name Atheist Jul 27, 2010. 13 Replies

Given the opportunity, and without fear of prosecution, what species would be the best to devour? How would you prepare and cook it?What accompaniments would you serve?What beverage would you…Continue

Tags: cook, devour, eating, unusual species, protected

Blasphemy!

Started by Little Name Atheist. Last reply by Little Name Atheist Jul 11, 2010. 34 Replies

Once upon a time, I used to shop at a grocery that served so-called biryani. I say so-called because it contained ingredients like tofu, and didn't hold a key ingredient... saffron. I love properly…Continue

Tags: you've got to be kidding me, food blasphemy, food abominations

Fun Food Facts

Started by Little Name Atheist. Last reply by Little Name Atheist Apr 20, 2010. 3 Replies

Limburger cheese is made with the same bacteria that makes your feet stink.

Tags: Ewwwww!, facts, food facts, fun food facts

Fish, chicken, and milk are not vegetables.

Started by Little Name Atheist. Last reply by Little Name Atheist Apr 19, 2010. 17 Replies

True fact!

Totally looks like...

Started by Little Name Atheist. Last reply by Little Name Atheist Apr 11, 2010. 4 Replies

Beefy 5-Layer Burrito Totally Looks Like Clogged Arterysee more…Continue

Tags: food that looks like something else, Will that be one open heart surgery, or two?

Cravings

Started by Little Name Atheist. Last reply by Little Name Atheist Mar 29, 2010. 24 Replies

One of the hardest things about having moved around so much is that just as I start to find restaurants/food stores/etc... that suit me, I'm off again.Right now, I'm craving souvlaki on pita with…Continue

Tags: no Pepsi, chips, souvlaki, cravings

Festive Season Food

Started by Little Name Atheist. Last reply by Little Name Atheist Dec 26, 2009. 2 Replies

Today, we're having a Jewish Xmess, and will be going out for Chinese food and to see a film. We were going to cook Lamb of God (lamb rack), but decided today would probably be the best day in the…Continue

Tags: festive om nom nom nom

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Comment by Jessica on March 3, 2012 at 7:26pm

" Not only are both my wife and I vegan but my wife is a celiac and both of us are on a gluten free diet"-VeganApe   Wow, that sounds like the most boring diet on the planet.  Why don't they just go lick some trees.....  I am so glad I choose to enjoy all kinds of different foods!

Comment by Jessica on March 2, 2012 at 1:59pm

“Either we complete a government project, which is abhorrent to me, or we bring a new person into the department, which repulses me to my core. Reminds me of when my dad made me choose which one of my pet calves to slaughter with my own hands for my sixth birthday. I couldn’t choose, so I slaughtered both of them. And they were delicious.”-Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation

Comment by Jessica on February 15, 2012 at 6:37pm

Barely :)  Oh yeah they are really "special" and ANGRY haha

Comment by Jessica on February 15, 2012 at 5:38pm

Watch out for angry vegans, they are every where and they are pissed off :)

Comment by Prog Rock Girl on October 17, 2011 at 11:16pm
I think a lot of it was genetics. And probably more exercise. And I don't think they ate a lot of trans fat either. I was just thinking of this after watching "forks over knives" which made claims about plant-based diets resulting in longevity.
Comment by sk8eycat on October 17, 2011 at 8:14pm

My mom lived to be 87, even though she was diagnosed with lung cancer that had spread to her bones when she was 79.  (She quit smoking when she was in her 50s...took her 10 years of trying.  I've read that nicotine is one of the most addictive substances in the world.) She survived surgery, radiation, and chemo, and at the end of that year was declared cancer-free.  Stayed that way the rest of her life.

My dad lived to be 82 even with Type 2 diabetes (which I have now), and arrested alcoholism.  (I don't think of it as "recovering" if the person stops drinking without going to meetings and things.  I have a suspicion that dad was a deeply closeted atheist, and all the AA god-talk put him off, but he was too polite to say so.)

I'm not sure I want to live that long.  Some mornings I wake up and think, "O, sh*t!  I'm still here."  Just some mornings.

 

Oh!  I forgot to mention that  Mother grew up in the Southwest, and was an excellent cook.  She used things like lard and salt pork quite often.  (Now you have to go to ethnic grocery storest to even find those things.) MUCH better flavor in things like pinto bean dishes and crisp-fried corn tortillas.  Heh-heh. 

Comment by Jonel Burge on October 17, 2011 at 5:59pm

Of course, a lot of this has to do with better medical care, but also better genetics. And of course a lot of my family hasn't lived very long--mostly due to them being heavy smokers at one time or another. My mom's parents are in their 80's, but my dad's parents--one is only like, 60, and the other is already dead after a serious bout with cancer--he did skoal for most of his life, and then his stepmother is currently dealing with a lot of health issues--and still smokes.

Really I don't know how long I'll live. I was told at 13, that "by 20 you'll have a heart attack if you stay fat." Well, I have had an eating disorder but never really lost weight(...and then I had someone recently claim that starving yourself doesn't make you lose weight, ever...but yet cutting back your calories to only 500 a day does make you lose weight <sigh>). And my sister, who's been on and off diet pills since she was 12--she recently had heart issues(she's 20)--and had to be brought to the hospital after passing out at work one day--and she had to be sent to see a cardiologist who told her that it looks fine but that she should avoid anything too strenous.

Of course a lot of people insisted that it's because she's fat that she has heart issues--not all the diet pills--even if diet pills have been shown to cause heart problems. She's actually a size 20--while I'm a size 28, and more fit than her because I've not focused on weight and rather more on fitness.

 

But back to diet. I had tilapia for dinner. It was delicious. I'm not going to count every calorie and focus on the calorie count of something. It belittles the delicious food and breaks it down into a mindless mush. You might as well have 3 slim-fast shakes a day.

Comment by Loren Miller on October 17, 2011 at 5:28pm
Both my grandfathers made it to the 90's, one to 97 (almost 98) and the other just over the three-digit mark before checking out.  If there was anything unusual to their diet insofar as omitting meat or whatever, it's news to moi!
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on October 17, 2011 at 5:15pm
Take a look at the diets of supercentarians. Most of them included foods like fried chicken and lard.
Comment by sk8eycat on October 17, 2011 at 1:47am

I just finished adding some more comments...about exercise, for one thing...nothing wrong with it, if not done to excess.

Right now I have two hungry cats to feed, and then I'm going to crash with a book.

G'nite

 

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