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No. 183298[Reply]

A thread regarding baking and cooking.

Feel free to:
>share recipes
>post what you've made
>show what you want to make in the future
>ask questions about what you're struggling with
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No. 204538

>>204536
Sautéed veggies? I don't think they take that much and there are a lot of sauces to condiment them with. My comfort food for when I'm feeling like shit and don't want to cook is rice/noodles with sautéed vegetables (it can be with everything seriously, peppers, onions, garlic, eggplant, zucchini, etc) + soy sauce + ground ginger + salt. Very basic but tasty and simple imo
Do you like salads and fresh vegetables? I love fresh tomatoes with olive oil, little bit of salt and oregano. You can add cheese or garlic as well

No. 204542

>>204536
I know it’s not quite as healthy as eating plain veggies, but I usually roast them in the oven with a bit of olive oil (and various seasonings). You can obviously only use a small amount of oil if you’re watching calories. Toss some broccoli on a sheet pan with olive oil, garlic, salt/pepper, a little lemon juice, roast for 25 mins or so, and you’ve got a very easy/delicious side dish. Add a bit of parm cheese and it’s even better. Green beans I usually roast with only olive oil and crushed rosemary. I also love roasted spaghetti squash with saucey main dishes, it’s kind of a plain flavor by itself but it goes great with BBQ sauce. Any kind of roasted vegetable dish is pretty easy because you just toss with oil/seasonings and let it cook. Brussel sprouts are also delicious pan-fried or roasted with garlic and a splash of balsamic vinegar. It depends on your tastes of course, but I love veggies with a fuckton of garlic.

No. 204549

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>>204536
Soup and chili with lots of veggies are great for fall and winter! It takes about an hour total to make this minestrone soup recipe, but you'll have leftovers if you're just cooking for yourself so you can heat and eat it for a few more meals.

https://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/slow-cooker-quinoa-minestrone/

No. 204550

>>204549
NTA but I’m definitely gonna try this, looks so tasty.

No. 204580

>>204536
>What condiments do you use for each veg to make it tasty?
I put turmeric in practically any veggie dish I make, it makes it taste 10x better to me.



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No. 66545[Reply]

I couldn't find a recent thread similar enough on here so I wanted to start one myself.

Do any of you struggle with addiction to drugs/alcohol etc? Do you have advice for those who do?

Personally I don't think i have an 'addiction' but a habit which could turn into one. I struggle to go to sleep at night by myself without a few bottles of wine or weed. For the last couple of months I've been going out drinking/smoking every other day. I also picked up smoking because of the people around me even though I don't necessarily like it. I'm still a teenager and I have alcoholics and ex drug addicts in my family so this worries me. I've tried other drugs like Coke and Molly very briefly so I know it isn't very extreme case. Advice/thoughts are appreciated
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No. 203874

I'm still recovering from a porn addiction I've had for on and off 4 years I think. It's fucked with my view on sex and confused my sexuality a lot, I wish I knew what I was getting into when I started. I don't understand how watching porn is seen as normal.

No. 204515

I have a drinking problem and I’m a bit of a cokehead. Granted, I can function fine for the most part but I still struggle with addiction. I do coke like every two weeks which is still a lot. I’m definitely not as into it as I used to be but I wish I had better control.

No. 204524

I feel like I've got my alcohol issue better under control but I got looped back into smoking cigarettes again after being off them for about 3 years. I vaped and worked myself down from 6mgs nic to 0.5mgs nic but now I'm that smoking cigarettes again the vape just isn't doing much for me. I really only smoke on Saturday's though which is my designated drinking day.

I wrote out a gay little contract stipulating that if I purchase another pack before the year is over I have to dump all my hoarded liquor and unsubscribe from world of fucking warcraft. i have my friends supporting me and keeping me honestly about it which cigarette check ins so I cant be like "OH i TOTALLY didn't buy a new pack this is still the last one from September!" which i know is shome shit i might pull. wish me luck.

No. 204526

It's now been a whole year since I last smoked weed and yet I've been getting cravings so intense that I've cried. All my friends talk about how high they're getting and I feel so angry and jealous because I know if I start again it'll take over my life like it did last time. I wish weed wasn't so normalised.

No. 204681

>>201663
same here. It doesn‘t relieve stress and the need to smoke stresses more than the ‚good‘ effect from it, i.e. the short nicotine buzz. We just get tricked by our own brains because it’s so addictive and increases the concentration capacity for the blink of a second, hence why so many people are addicted to smoking at work.
Not to mention that your concentration ability is way better off without your brain being under constant additional stress from addiction.
>>202188
I used to smoke a shitload like that too for many years. What is really important imo is to radically stop smoking in the morning or whenever you get up. The later you enter ‚smoker mode‘, the less you will smoke over the day. In my experience, after the first cigarette the urge to smoke more in regular intervals is much stronger, so delay that as much as you can. Not starting your day with smoking was the biggest step for me, and it will get easier over time to the point where you feel disgusted at the idea of smoking early and it becomea an evening thing. For me it was a slow road, nowadays I only smoke when I‘m drunk because otherwise it gives me a headache.



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No. 204118[Reply]

Can we have a skinny guy thread? I can't be the only gal on this site who has an appetite for extra skinny guys. Pls no bully.
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No. 204334

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anyone else find that skelly guys tend to prefer chubby girls or at least curvy with big boobs/butt? maybe it's just my experience but I feel like you rarely see skinny guys with skinny girls

No. 204349

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>>204118
I’m not exclusively a skellyboy lover but damn sometimes they really hit different. I love a delicate yet masculine look

No. 204351

The guy I'm dating now is a little over 6 feet tall and super fucking skinny. He really wasn't my type but now I have accepted him, skinny ass and all. May you all find a lanky noodle bf too.

No. 204372

>>204290
i prefer the Kurt cobain hair but that’s just me

No. 204373

>>204372
kurt's hair was never that shitty lol



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No. 107505[Reply]

This is a thread for crochet and knitting, and other yarn-related crafts.

Anyone starting any new projects or completing old ones? Share some patterns!
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No. 181920

>>181866
Ravelry is a really good source. Other than that, you want double pointed and circular needles. I learned how to make a hat on circulars but eventually moved onto double points because it made the finishing of it easier. Hats are really easy and fast. Mittens are pretty easy too but they come with a thumbhole which is quite easy as well.

No. 182364

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I go through phases on knitting, at the moment I'm doing socks in West Yorkshire Spinners Fairylights (it's a seasonal yarn, I ordered it off ebay) and they're going to be so cute!

I usually work with thicker yarn and needles since I'm from Finland and that's what I was taught to do but I'm trying to get more ambitious and try working with different weight yarn and smaller needles.

What projects do you want to sink your teeth into? I want to do a I'm a luxury few can afford-jumper from the eighties at some point etc.

No. 182365

I wish I had a girlfriend who knew how to knitt, I have no patience for it, but I love you all sweet ladies who do know how.

No. 182439

>>182365
That's sweet nonny! I hope you find someone to knit you all the things!

I knit my father-in-law socks and he's been gushing about how they are the best ones he's ever had and he's had woolen socks all his life! He might be impressed because he likes me but it still makes me happy.

No. 204147

I followed this video to make a shawl for my mom, now I'm using it again to make my own to match the one I made for her.



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No. 92682[Reply]

Ever wondered why certain clothes don't look as good on you as on another girl with similar stats?

How to find your type:
https://youtu.be/rLIuYHLzZpM

Aly Art has many videos with very good tips on how each type can dress and style themself to look their best.
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No. 203118

im either a theatrical romantic or soft classic, most of my answers are Ds and Es and a bit of A/B in face and hair. apparently i also have a WHR of 0.69 (32,30,43) but my BMI is like 23 and im 5'6 so it migjt change if i lose weight idk, i dress like a literal soccer mom rn kek

No. 203146

>>203101
that's not hourglass proportions though, that's pear. pears are way more common than hourglasses when it comes to WHRs.

No. 204090

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Sorry for the skinnyfatness and the mess in the background but please help me figure out what kind of natural I am… Can't distinguish between N or FN.
First pic was taken from about my head height, and the second from about chest height.
I'm 163cm tall

No. 204093

>>204090
I think N, i dont see a lot of sharpness, width or elongation

No. 204097

>>204090
cute smile nona



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No. 203749[Reply]

A thread to discuss jewelry, including necklaces, rings, bracelets etc

>what gemstones do you find yourself gravitating towards, if any?

>what motifs/themes do you tend to like?
>what metals do you prefer? Do you care about undertones when selecting metals?

No. 203750

>what cuts do you usually prefer?

No. 203881

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>what gemstones do you find yourself gravitating towards, if any?
Dark blue sapphire.
>what motifs/themes do you tend to like?
I like geometric designs usually. I find overly literal representations of things (like flowers) to be corny.
>what metals do you prefer? Do you care about undertones when selecting metals?
Ideally platinum but it's pricy so I often go for sterling silver. Yellow gold is also pretty though I only wear it with certain outfits. My undertone is neutral/muted so all metals look pretty good.
>what cuts do you usually prefer?
Emerald, baguette, asscher, radiant.



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No. 174332[Reply]

Let's talk making new friends. I'm ashamed to say I have no good friends. We all moved away or drifted apart. Pre-covid I might have tried joining new activities, but now it's almost impossible to make new friends irl.

What can I try? Discord never worked for me, and Bumble Friends was a waste. I really want strong female friendships even if online, and feel kinda embarrassed I have no one.
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No. 203499

>>203495
Sports clubs.

No. 203507

>>203495
book clubs? You gotta go out and just hang around a specific area consistently. Preferably somewhere where talking is necessary

No. 203544

>>174646
>>174654
>>202747
Sorry if this is newfagging, but to second what >>202869 is saying, everyone here keeps mentioning woman-only Discord servers, but no one's saying where to look for them or how to find them. Is there a lolcow Discord somewhere?

No. 203556

>>203544
I found the first one I joined through Ovarit. They required voice confirmation and a full interview process. Ended up joining other women's servers from members advertising in the original one (for more niche interests). Sorry, like everyone else I don't want to get doxxed or bring scrotes to women's spaces but if you do minimal searching you should be able to find some options.

I think there was a lc Discord at some point but it immediately devolved into a bunch of underage trolling and idiocy.

No. 203568

>>203495
That honestly sounds perfect. I don't like going out too much either, the occasional stroll around town just chatting is perfect though. Watching a movie or reading together is also really nice.

I also just have convenience friendships, but for me it's also hard because I work from home and didn't go to university.

I'm considering picking a new place in my city every week and going there - like a museum or book store. I also like fitness so I can sign up to a club maybe.

What country are you in?



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No. 149079[Reply]

I've wanted to add more piercings to my ears for a long time but can never decide which type. I think it can look very pretty when done right but I'm wary of looking trashy and overdone. Perhaps just a second lobe piercing and a helix. Post about earrings and piercings here I guess!
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No. 201903

>>201870
Mine stay open for way longer than they're meant to, except when it comes to helix piercings. Though helix piercings have always given me trouble, painful bumps, hard to sleep on, then close up in no time if I try to take jewelery out to relive pressure on them. I just can't keep a helix but I know pretty pretty common.

No. 201918

>>201883
Cartilage piercings can take up to a year to heal, yours was still very fresh

No. 202101

>>201876 i got my third set a couple days ago and i love them! i just have the basic studs in rn but ive been wearing simple hoops on the other two and i feel fancy af. go for it tbh if you hate it just take em out

No. 203482

Any tips on removing piercings? I really want to change some of my jewelry like my helix piercings and my rook but I can't for the life of me get those out! I've tried gloves so many times and all it does is hurt. i've even broken a nail once while trying to twist it off. Out of my cartilage piercings, the conch is the only one I've been able to remove successfully

No. 203515

>>203482
Could you go back to your piercer and ask them to do it? The only thing is they might not put the new jewellery in unless it's the grade they usually use, in case it gives you irritation or something.



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No. 137858[Reply]

Thread for discussing polyamory.

How to enter a polycule? How to maintain it? How do you find two SOs to love?
How do you balance the needs of both and yourself?
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No. 202107

>>201779
>the California cosplay scene in the mid to late 2000s was where a lot of this gross stuff started
That honestly explains so much about why these people are the way they are

No. 202199

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CRXIH3lI-5I/?utm_medium=copy_link

On mobile but yeah I've noticed that there is an overlap with poly "people" and autistics it's like it comes with the mental illness

No. 202342

>>201779
This checks out. I basically came of age & discovered my sexuality in the anime convention community while having orgies with all of my close con friends and now I don't know if I'll ever develop meaningful sexual relationships as a result.

No. 203333

>>138309
Not a choice? Is it 2008 again?

No. 203352

>>203333
are you really saying you think being gay is a choice?



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No. 55776[Reply]

The only thing in life that makes me happy is buying stuff. Anyone here have a shopping addiction?has it effected your life?how do you get money to support your habits?
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No. 201521

>>201306
What is this pathetic shit and how was it relevant as a reply to that anon.

No. 203239

I'm addicted to buying coins and banknotes. There's so much variety of stuff to buy in terms of countries, time periods, varieties and errors, etc. Plus I like the feeling of owning historical items if they're old like 100+ years. I spend a HUGE chunk of my days looking at stuff on ebay. I want to block ebay but I get FOMO.

No. 203247

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I have a really bad, mostly secret shopping addiction. I buy almost entirely designer clothing (I'm really stingy when it comes to eating out or vacations), and I spend a categorically retarded amount of money on it. I've successfully put off doing the math for a couple of years, but I finally got the courage yesterday and it's in the six figures…

Even thinking about that makes me feel weak and sweaty. I'm so fucking stupid, I could have paid for a house with that money. For someone reason I get fixated on one brand or one collection at a time, and I get autistic about getting individual pieces that I obsess over. I don't have any debt or family obligations (have been estranged since high school), and I make enough to cover my spending and not that much more.

I've tried to quit before, but it's never lasted for more than a week or so. It's hard when I'm like a magpie and need to have any shiny object that catches my attention, and films/television are filled with people wearing picturesque clothing. My bf knows about my problem, but no one else does and I'd be mortified if anyone found out I was this retarded. Idk what to do and am open to any advice.

No. 203251

I'm getting more and more depressed for some reason and I want to spend money to treat myself to whatever but I also promised myself I would stop buying things I won't use so I'm spending too much money on food delivery. Sometimes I think about the amount of money on things I bought when I started getting my own money and wasn't poor anymore and I get embarrassed and frustrated, I spent money on makeup I didn't even use or that weren't even my shade, the few things I used just disappeared from my room and I have no idea where I can find them anymore, I have such a hard time finding clothes my size that when I found some clothes that fit me I used to buy them and not wear them because they were either too basic or too ugly anyway, and there are so many books and video games I sold after not liking them that I got like 200 or 300€ back from that even though I sold them for very cheap last year. I'd say even if I'm doing better with spending money responsibly now it's not going to last very long.

No. 203274

I am doing a shopping free month, aiming for a year. I want to focus on hobbies instead of overspending on fashion. So far i have made it through a week. It kind of gives me a kick to not shop now, to look at my bank account and see that the money is still there.



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