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MisFiT Lounge / What do you think about Anonymous?
« Last post by Alpine on November 05, 2014, 04:07:15 PM »
What do you think about Anonymous?

Their logo and the Guy Fawkes masks they wear are seen below.


Favorite Recipes / Slow Cooker Helpful Hints
« Last post by Sassafras on November 02, 2014, 11:37:49 AM »
Make the Most of Your Slow Cooker

October 30, 2014

Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we’re sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.

Today: Your weeknights just got infinitely better. Stay tuned for our collection all about slow cooking on Provisions this Thursday!

Weeknights weren’t made for slow braises and roasts; they’re often too harried and hectic for anything other than what’s quick and easy. After a long day, you’re likely to turn to a simple pasta or a hearty salad — even a sandwich qualifies as dinner when you’re exhausted. But in the chilly days ahead, you may find yourself craving the comfort of a lazy slow cooked meal — the kind that’s reserved for weekends — in the middle of the week.

More: You don’t need a recipe to make an outstanding weeknight meal.

Enter the slow cooker — the saving grace of weeknight dinners. Throw all of your ingredients into a pot in the morning, and dinner will be waiting for you when you get home. You’ll soon wonder how your kitchen ever survived without this essential kitchen tool.

No matter what size or shape your slow cooker is, here are a few basic guidelines for using it:

*The slow cooker should be about 1/2 to 2/3 full of ingredients, otherwise the food won’t cook properly. Be mindful when halving a recipe or using a different size slow cooker than the recipe calls for — you don’t want to under- or overfill it.

* All ingredients need to be fully defrosted when added to the slow cooker. Using frozen ingredients, especially meat, can cause the food in the slow cooker to stay at an unsafe temperature for too long, which can lead to foodborne illness.

* Trim any fat on your meat before adding it to the slow cooker. This will prevent the final dish from tasting overly greasy. If you have time, brown your meat or sauté your vegetables before adding them to the slow cooker for added flavor.

* Fit the lid tightly on the slow cooker and try not to open it while it’s cooking — allowing heat to escape will only extend the cooking time.

* Layer carefully. Ingredients at the bottom of the slow cooker tend to cook faster. To prevent your meat from overcooking, it’s best to place vegetables at the bottom of the pot, below the meat.

There are a number of standard dishes that come to mind when we think of slow cooker fare — stews, soups, pulled pork, curries — but a slow cooker can churn out so much more. Use it to prepare a handful of pantry staples:

* Cooking beans in a slow cooker eliminates the need for an overnight soak.

* Over at Smitten Kitchen, Deb Perelman simplifies the process of making chicken stock by dumping all of her ingredients into the slow cooker, walking away, and letting it cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours.

* Cooking steel cut oats overnight will make you forget your early morning cold cereal routine.
More: Sweeten your morning oats with a healthy drizzle of maple syrup.

While there are countless slow cooker-tailored recipes out there, the possibilities are limitless for adapting other recipes for the slow cooker — particularly those that involve braising, slow-roasting, or finishing in the oven. Here are a few things to consider before adapting a recipe for a slow cooker:

* Don’t overfill your slow cooker. Be sure to take note of the size of the pot that your recipe asks for, and make a smaller batch if it’s too big for your slow cooker.

* Chop all of your ingredients evenly to ensure uniform cooking.

* Halve the amount of liquid asked for in the recipe, since less liquid evaporates from a slow cooker than from a pot. If the recipe doesn’t call for any liquid, add about a 1/2 cup of liquid or broth to your adapted recipe.

* Hold any fresh herbs, dairy, quick cooking vegetables, pasta, rice, or seafood on the side and add them to the pot in the last 30 minutes of cooking.

More: Learn more about the ins and outs of adapting a recipe to a slow cooker here.

Source:  For all the links and other helpful advice, go to


MisFiT Lounge / Re: This Guy's My Hero
« Last post by Alpine on October 28, 2014, 08:12:11 PM »

Post Your Funny Logs And Enjoy this topic

Not you again!!

Let's review Rule #1.  Opine your thoughts after reviewing the translation.  Learn it, know it, love it.

For those who don't know, comment spamming is prevalent on message boards and this person is no different and our Forum is just another venue.  Rather than report this person for deletion, I thought I would have a little funny at their expense.

Yours truly,
The opining Alpine, at your service.

BTW,  The rider in the video definitely shows heroic characteristics.  Awesome skills!!!
Ramblings of a MisFiT / Re: Gravity
« Last post by Alpine on October 28, 2014, 06:30:54 PM »

It is unbelievable that will be easy. I don't know if you can't tell me.

Tell you what, Mai?  What exactly is easy?  Unbelievable is this conversation.

This thread is of great importance to the MisFiT of All MisFiTs.  The Boss, himself.  I thinks the "gravity" of the situation has been overlooked by a certain respondent without understanding.  I don't figure to get a response from a spamlicious comment-maker such as yourself, so I wouldn't expect one.  Although, making a list of fictitious rules regarding others with the same intentions will be fun for the true members of


Rule #1:
Opine your thoughts after reviewing the translation.

Yours truly,
MisFiT Lounge / Re: This Guy's My Hero
« Last post by MaiYakRuTao on October 22, 2014, 12:17:49 AM »

Post Your Funny Logs And Enjoy this topic
Ramblings of a MisFiT / Re: Gravity
« Last post by MaiYakRuTao on October 22, 2014, 12:17:40 AM »

It is unbelievable that will be easy. I don't know if you can't tell me.
Forum News / NEW WELCOME MESSAGE...!!!!
« Last post by Sassafras on September 29, 2014, 09:26:37 PM »
WELCOME to Forum presented by!!!   [welcome]

This Forum use to be mainly about MisFiTs for MisFiTs with a dedicated section.  Now we are Forum with other sections for everyone to vocalize their opinion and thoughts and open up to the world.

If you are not a member yet, please join!!!

If you are looking for information about Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and Other Excitotoxins, you have come to the right place.  Please join!!!

If you are looking for a place to hang out with other MisFiTs, you have found the MisFiT hangout via the world wide web.  Please join!!!

If you think you've taken a wrong turn and found yourself in uncharted territory, please join before you leave.  We need all the members we can get!!!

Now for the Rules:

There really aren't any.

Ok, there are a couple.

Don't SPAM.  We will delete your membership without notice!!!!!!!!!!!  This includes signatures.  If you are from California and your signature has a link to a company in New Jersey, this is considered SPAM.

Racial and ethnic abuse will not be tolerated!!!

Well, that does it for now.  [Please join!!!]

Sassafras Z.
Administrator, Solo Modifier of Forum Features, and Promoter of World Peace
38 :: To Your Health - Dedicated MSG Section / Re: Question?
« Last post by Sassafras on September 28, 2014, 06:26:44 PM »
I am trying to not eat anything with msg which means I have been eating mostly natural foods....I am having a hard time with lunches though....I can make my own mayo and mix it with tuna or chicken but I want to put it on question....what kind of bread can I eat? W==(:D)==


There are many breads available which are safe to eat.  My favorite is dark rye.  My second favorite is marble rye.  Others include:  Wheat with no high fructose corn syrup and white french bread.  It all depends on what I plan to do with it.  For sandwiches, I use a heavy rye or sometimes the soft wheat with NO HFCS.  Bread and butter, the rye.  For peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, the wheat.  And when Mick and I are traveling, we sometimes do what we call "scavenge".  This is where we go in a grocery store and choose foods we can eat out of the package, vegetables, fruits, extra sharp cheddar cheese, daisy brand cottage cheese, and white french bread.

I don't know about you, but I'm hungry.

Sorry I didn't answer your question sooner.  I will be responding to questions and concerns in a more timely fashion now Mick and I are home in the desert of Arizona.

Keep up the good fight!!!

Hi...brand new here and so happy to find all this info on MSG!!
Just emailed you my address etc....would love to have this card
Thank you so much

Thank you, Kym, for your interest in Saying NO to MSG here on the Forum and on Facebook.  Your support is appreciated!!!

If there is anything Mick and I can do to aid you in your search for good health, don't hesitate to ask.  We will do all we can to help.

Keep up the good fight!!

hi just signed up .....glad to support ...its good to see we the people setting sites up like this looking forward to getting my card and betting these monstrous n evil corporations ps..ds


We are happy you joined the Forum and are elated to have you participate in the goings on concerning Saying NO to MSG and Other Excitotoxins.  Welcome to the Forum!!!!  [welcome]

Years ago, Mick told me I should create a website designed to share with people the dangers of MSG and Other Excitotoxins.  Thankfully to Mick, his wonderful way with words, and my simple skills of web designing, we have that website - - and this Forum.  (Of course, this Forum is made possible by the hard working people of Simple Machines.  Only through their vision of merging "community" and "really cool mods" are we able to appreciate the gift of gab on this plane of digital interface called MisFiT City Forum.   [peace])

Personally, I don't know how the evil ones can sleep at night knowing they are poisoning the world.  They may have a lot of money, but they have NO soul.

Thank you again for joining the Forum and thank you for your support in Saying NO to MSG... and Other Excitotoxins.  I hope the Laminated Card has aided you in your quest for good health.

If there is any way we can help farther, please let us know.

Keep up the good fight!!!

Sassafras Zellar
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