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Looking for gateway vegetable recipes

My mom needs to eat more vegetables but is intimidated by most of them. I’m looking for the most delicious, “see, [vegetable] isn’t scary!” recipes.
posted by bananacabana to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 15 at 7:16 PM
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Weirdly Specific Packing and Possession Lists?

What packing list was sent to MTV's Road Rule cast? What personal possessions did Scandinavian pioneers in the 1800s own on the farm? What does a typical billionaire have in their house? (Think Peter Menzel's "Material World", but even more.)
posted by Ms Vegetable to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 14 at 4:06 PM
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Books on taking life from "okay" to "good".

My daily life is at a 4/10. I want to get to a 6/10. All the self-help books seem to say "you're at a 2/10, you have major problems and if you just remove the negative you'll be happy." That's not connecting with me or working for me, so while I'm reading them and putting what I can into practice they're not quite what I'm looking for. Are there books about starting from an okay place and getting to a better place?
posted by Tehhund to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 11 at 8:09 PM
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Comedians other than straight white cisgender dudes

I've realized that my favorite comedians happen to be men -- and a pretty homogeneous group at that -- so I want to know about some other funny folks to balance that out!
posted by trillian to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 16 at 9:21 AM
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Best Bento Box Bonanza

I own this bento box, and almost every day I work I pack my own lunch. I make cold sliced steaks and little fried karaage chicken bits, or sandwiches, and usually pair it with a potato salad and some veggies. So far so good, but I can tell that I'm gonna get bored of the usual sooner rather than later, and I don't want to waste money going to the deli too much. SO I am appealing to the hive mind for good bento dishes, as many as possible so that I can cook things on my days off and the morning before I go to work pack my bento and have something really yummy for lunch. Difficulty level: NO DAIRY WHATSOEVER everything else is cool though.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 11 at 4:41 PM
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Looking for more retrospective company disaster books

I've discovered there's a particular type of story I'm drawn to and would like to find more books like this, but it's quite specific.
posted by bellebethcooper to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 14 at 8:03 PM
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How do you resist unendurable sadness at night?

I get extremely sad at night these days, and require as much light as possible. Even so, even when near people who love me & whom I love, I find myself filled with a horrible sense of uselessness, loneliness, doing the wrong thing, FOMO, and general doom that the current circumstances of my life are never-ending and change is impossible. How do I avoid extreme sadness at night, aside from going to be before sundown?
posted by Hooray For Socks! to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 14 at 9:31 PM
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Structuring Alone Time

I’m at the beginning of a year that’s going to involve LOTS of time by myself, with few responsibilities (but juuuusst enough to make getting a job impractical). I’m already sliding into a place where I’m spending lots of time on my phone and making very slow progress on things like unpacking my new apartment. Help me save myself from myself.
posted by ocherdraco to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 16 at 12:23 PM
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Apps to help me remember to do weekly/monthly chores

Most of the habit tracking apps I’m aware of are focused on daily habits, but I have a pretty good handle on those. What apps help you remember to do tasks that only need to be done once per week, two weeks, or month?
posted by capricorn to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 12 at 8:16 AM
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Looking for my perfect sandal

Good for both walking and work with a minimalist design.
posted by ohsnapdragon to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 11 at 6:47 AM
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Summer Reading - Historical

I'm looking for a good history book to recommend to my book club. However, it's summer and we finished a few really dense books and everyone is lagging so I thought I'd see if there was a good, gripping read that would be almost good for "poolside" reading.
posted by amanda to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 12 at 5:44 PM
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Online communities for second-generation Asian Americans?

My work and hobbies and wife are very white, and while they're all nice people I would like to spend more time communicating with people who share my cultural background. (If my goal doesn't immediately make sense, this might be a good question to skip.) Where on the internet could I find them?
posted by meaty shoe puppet to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 14 at 12:27 AM
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What are your unique workplace benefits?

Do you get any unusual benefits as part of your employment? Like, they give you a pet boarding allowance if you need to travel for work or once a month you get X amount of product you can take home?
posted by Twicketface to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 11 at 6:41 AM
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Steps to find a job

It's been a while since my last job hunt, and I'd like to be as productive as I can with the next 30 days before I'm officially let go. I've got some theories about next steps below, but would love to have some advice from others who have navigated this recently.
posted by rebent to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 11 at 9:19 AM
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Not everyone understands house music – it's a spiritual thing

What DJs are spinning classic-style, soulful, funky 90s house music in 2019? I want to subscribe to 'em on Soundcloud or wherever.
posted by escape from the potato planet to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 15 at 6:55 AM
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Pretty (efficient, compact?) pill case recommendations, pretty please!

Hope me find a good pill case(s). I need multiple, so might end up with a couple different kinds. I’d like each one to be aesthetically pleasing in some way, and would love them to be compact, organized, and portable if possible.
posted by seemoorglass to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 16 at 6:23 AM
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Sour gummi candies that don't start sour and turn sweet?

Okay, so we just had a question about sour lemon drops yesterday. Now I'm hoping you all can help me find good sour gummi candies. But specifically, I want sour gummies that start sour and STAY sour. Haribo Sour Bears and Sour Patch Kids start off great, but the sour is just in the coating on the surface of the candy, so once that's gone, the candy turns sweet. I want the sour to stay! Anybody have recommendations for sour gummies that are sour all the way through?
posted by sarcasticah to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 17 at 10:45 AM
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Feeling uninformed

What site can be my one-stop shop for national and/or international news (NOT JUST POLITICS)? I have a handful of go-to sites for local news and news in my industry, but I've realized I've seriously fallen down on knowing what's going on nationally in the realm of not-politics (for example, I only found out about Hurricane Barry just now by random chance). But I don't have the patience to juggle half a dozen sources for this sort of thing - I just want one comprehensive site (maybe two) that I can check once or twice a day.
posted by showbiz_liz to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 12 at 10:06 AM
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Portland Oregon (PDX) vacation

I couldn't find a straight-up, 'vacationing in Portland, OR' question*, so here it is! We are traveling there for a wedding and decided to extend on both sides, so we'll be there this Thursday to Tuesday. What would you do with that time? *(despite the fact that 'Portland, OR, USA' is used as *the* example in the Travel Location prompt...if I have just somehow missed earlier questions, please let me know!!!!)
posted by Tandem Affinity to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 14 at 2:13 PM
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Leggings as pants

I would like to purchase some leggings that I plan to wear as pants. Questions within.
posted by Frowner to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 12 at 6:28 AM
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Hope he likes cantelope. Surprise houseguests with special dietary needs that are old enough to do bong rips on the back porch are also old enough to bring their own special foods to remote locations. [view]
posted by slagheap to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 12 at 1:26 PM
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I think you're not obligated to go and get him groceries given that he's a surprise guest. He can eat cantaloupe and corn until they sober up enough to go to the supermarket and grab groceries themselves. [view]
posted by watermelon to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 12 at 1:24 PM
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My mother has been searching for the perfect purse since the Eisenhower administration, and I have been dragged along on purse safaris since before Watergate. I never thought I'd have cause to use this knowlege, and I'm going to try to hit all your questions. (As b33j noted, location will cause variance. I'm in the US.) Here goes: In general, a... [more]
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 11 at 11:34 PM
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I mean, they facetimed their ex in front of you, said they weren't even thinking of having sex with you, and when you finally said that maybe you should just be friends, their response was basically that they hadn't been feeling it since at least last weekend but didn't want "the timing to be off." This person wanted to break up with... [more]
posted by rue72 to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 12 at 2:33 PM
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I mean, I get that this disclosure is a big deal to you, but in the grand scheme of things, I would gently advise you against making it into A Major Revelation. "Hey, so I quit drinking and last week I went to my first AA meeting, is it okay with you if we do alcohol-free stuff for the time being?" is probably the way I would... [more]
posted by DarlingBri to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 13 at 6:02 AM
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i agree with the suggestion to hide the corn bc it's hilarious [view]
posted by poffin boffin to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 12 at 1:48 PM
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I would not spend two plus hours going out of my way for someone in this situation. Invite him to look through the cabinets, see what he can have but CHECK WITH YOU before eating. He may recognize other options that you hadn't considered. For example, in my kitchen there is rice, canned beans and peanut butter. Or he may be less vegan when hungry. [view]
posted by metahawk to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 12 at 1:31 PM
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You are not responsible. Tomorrow, when they are sobered up, they can go to the supermarket themselves to get him food. He will not starve tonight. They're adults, they can do adult things and live with the consequences. [view]
posted by juniperesque to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 12 at 1:25 PM
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hard side eye at these kids. I vote naaaaah. [view]
posted by stray to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 12 at 1:24 PM
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Also, my best friend is my ex. If someone can't accept that we are best friends and that best friends speak frequenty, I don't need 'em in my life. I refuse to be held responsible for someone else's unwarranted jealousy. Would you Facetime them right in front of your current SO immediately after telling that SO that you were too tired... [more]
posted by showbiz_liz to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 12 at 7:41 PM
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oh lord don't wear full length tights or hose in this heat, just wear knee-highs if you must, but honestly fuck anyone who might be offended. it's 2019 and they can eat taint sweat. [view]
posted by poffin boffin to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 12 at 12:01 PM
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"If I try to walk I feel bit dizzy" See a doctor. Now. [view]
posted by jzb to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 17 at 7:43 AM
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He's having a surprise free summer weekend at a lake house where he can do bong hits on the porch: I think he's exactly where he wants to be. Has he even said he needs more food? [view]
posted by teremala to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 12 at 1:39 PM
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I'm an emergency physician. Go to the emergency department. Let them take picture of your head and observe you for a few hours. Don't fuck around with closed head injuries [view]
posted by BadgerDoctor to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 17 at 8:05 AM
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Yeah you can't be an adult vegan surprise guest to the middle of nowhere and not bring your own food or expect to be provided for. Sounds like they are old enough to fend for themselves. [view]
posted by greta simone to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 12 at 1:28 PM
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Of the five people, the one who should be deprived of the corn is the niece We're forgetting about the niece's boyfriend. He's very likely to be the key to the whole situation. [view]
posted by amtho to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 12 at 3:28 PM
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a) I love this question b) you gotta have some food that starts with B that can go with beers and bongs, c'mon c) he will be fine and will someday recall fondly that awesome night in 2019 he ate some bangin' cantaloupe while getting toasted at the lake [view]
posted by nakedmolerats to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 12 at 2:44 PM
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if you have sick days available, and you want to take a day, you take it. it is no more unethical to use your benefits than to cash your paycheck. how could it possibly be. [view]
posted by queenofbithynia to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 13 at 5:47 PM
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I have a feeling that if you drive an hour to get food, spend thirty minutes at the store, and then an hour back, you will return to discover that Surprise Guest has passed out for the night and doesn’t need food. Or, that there are additional dietary concerns (gluten, GMOs, raw food only, etc.). Cantaloupe and corn should be fine for tonight, and... [more]
posted by betweenthebars to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 12 at 2:01 PM
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Being polyamorous does not give you a pass on behaving in an ethical way. If you know that she is in a monogamous relationship, the usual rules of the road are that you suffer in silence about any crushes and work to get past those feelings, either by keeping contact lighter/only in groups/etc. or by exercising 4x as often as you do now, or... [more]
posted by warriorqueen to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 10 at 5:18 PM
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