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1. Do any of you regularly eat chia seeds? If you do, what do you put them in/on? I'm thinking of adding them to my daily diet, but I don't think I like the idea of putting them in liquids to drink if they're going to make them jelly-like or whatever so I'm considering other ways to consume them. I need them to not being a primary texture in my food or I just won't eat them.

2. If you gamble, what's your favorite way to do it? Poker? Blackjack? Craps? Roulette? Slot Machines? Do you hang out in the sports book?

3. If you had to pick a tv character to be your bff in real life (and they would act like their character on the show in real life), who would you pick?
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[User Picture]From: orionrogue
2013-02-15 05:13 pm (UTC)

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1) if you make your own granola, you can add them there. They're a little small, but if you're using some sort of syrup to bind the granola into a mass, that'll help. I agree that chia seeds in liquid (tried them in a cold overnight oatmeal recipe found on Pinterest) have a nasty mouth feel.

2) I don't gamble, but I love Blackjack. I also see the appeal in horse and dog racing, though I've never been to either.

3) Can the TV character also be the actual person? Like, they're on TV but not an actor?
[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2013-02-15 05:18 pm (UTC)

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Re: #3. I'll allow it.
[User Picture]From: orionrogue
2013-02-15 05:19 pm (UTC)

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then Alton Brown. I need someone that can get nerd-tastic with me about maillard reactions, and making a smoker out of a cardboard box and a cast-iron pan.

Maybe he could introduce me to the Iron Chefs, and the Chairman.

Edited at 2013-02-15 05:21 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2013-02-15 05:22 pm (UTC)

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Oooh, that's a good choice. You'd never go hungry, either.
[User Picture]From: tweengoth
2013-02-15 07:46 pm (UTC)

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omg, i would LOVE to hang out with alton brown. i would just ask him to explain everything in the whole world to me.
[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2013-02-15 05:21 pm (UTC)

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I've never made my own granola, but I've looked into it. Maybe that'll be a weekend project this weekend.

I love blackjack, but I love watching people play it more than playing it myself. I'm not a good numbers person and I feel like I need to pay more attention in blackjack than I'm willing to put out.
[User Picture]From: tralfamadore
2013-02-15 05:13 pm (UTC)

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I just bought chia seeds for the first time last week, because an oatmeal recipe I was trying out called for them. So far I've put them in soup, on top of salad, and in oatmeal. I've been considering trying to bake them into some bread as well. I think you could probably put them in liquids and be just fine. They didn't get at all jelly-like in my oatmeal, and it sat in the refrigerator overnight.
[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2013-02-15 05:24 pm (UTC)

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I've been reading about them a lot lately and they're super duper health benefits and all that jazz. After a visit to my doctor earlier this week, I need to get some more nutrients in me and this is what appears to be a good option. Maybe I'll throw some into a smoothie. That's already thick, so any gel-thickening might be hidden if it's going to happen.
[User Picture]From: sblmnldrknss
2013-02-16 01:16 am (UTC)

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Refrigerator oatmeal? I love that stuff.
[User Picture]From: waitingonsunday
2013-02-15 05:17 pm (UTC)

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3. The Doctor from Doctor Who!
[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2013-02-15 05:24 pm (UTC)

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When I posted that question, I was thinking, "I'm going to get a lot of Dr. Whos" lol
[User Picture]From: waitingonsunday
2013-02-15 05:55 pm (UTC)

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He'd be the coolest best friend!

But if not him, I'd say Jane from Daria. She was a really good friend to Daria. Or Angela from My So-Called Life. We could sit around being introspective together.
[User Picture]From: lutine
2013-02-15 05:17 pm (UTC)

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1. Don't know, sorry. :(

2. Slot machines. Interacting with other people makes me nervous.

3. The Doctor.
[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2013-02-15 05:25 pm (UTC)

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I LOVE slot machines. It's the only form of gambling I do (outside of office bets and poker with friends now and then). I can put a $20 bill into a penny slot machine and play for 3 hours. They're so interactive these days, too. And the bonus rounds are fun and half the time you win for reasons that make no sense.
[User Picture]From: noodledays
2013-02-15 07:35 pm (UTC)

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I love slots that have mystery and surprise bonuses. :D
[User Picture]From: elektro_cute
2013-02-15 05:40 pm (UTC)

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1.I put them in my yogurt when I have yogurt with granola.. I also put them in my dressing on salad and I'm thinking of putting them in my pb&j too. hmm. I would like to find a recipe to use them in muffins but I dont know if they bake well.

3. Barney on HIMYM, just cuz he'd be funny.
[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2013-02-15 05:43 pm (UTC)

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I've read that you can mix chia seeds with water and use that as an egg substitute with baking. You'd still get the nutrients, but you wouldn't have to worry about how they handle being baked.

I wouldn't pick him personally, but Barney was the inspiration for the question!
[User Picture]From: elektro_cute
2013-02-15 05:45 pm (UTC)

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I use flax as an egg sub already, maybe I could use half and half. Neat. Thanks.

Haha, awesome.
[User Picture]From: hikerpoet
2013-02-15 05:47 pm (UTC)

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Occasionally a random recipe will call for them. Usually yogurt or in homemade granola. I actually like the texture so the former doesn't bother me. My last granola recipe had 9 different seeds in it!

I guess mostly n/a. I'm not opposed to it, it's just mostly not my thing. Unless you count entering charity raffles! Help a local cause and maybe get a prize! Win-win!

I don't really watch TV but my friends tell me Leslie from Parks and Rec. In high school it definitely would've been Blossom.
[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2013-02-15 05:48 pm (UTC)

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I love raffles! I'm a total sucker for them!
[User Picture]From: anchellada
2013-02-15 05:47 pm (UTC)

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leslie knope. she would be the best friend ever. she is so caring and loves holidays just like me!
[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2013-02-15 05:49 pm (UTC)

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Leslie Knope is my choice, too! I LOVER HER SO MUCH. She's totally my spirit animal.
[User Picture]From: anchellada
2013-02-15 06:21 pm (UTC)

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shes so great! she would give us lovely compliments all the time!



[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2013-02-15 06:47 pm (UTC)

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She makes my heart smile.
[User Picture]From: buncha_cruncha
2013-02-15 06:03 pm (UTC)

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OMG I forgot about Leslie Knope!! She would be such a great friend. :)

I'd love to have a girls' lunch with her and Liz Lemon.
[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2013-02-15 06:49 pm (UTC)

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That would be the best girl's lunch ever.

One of my bffs and I have shirts that have Leslie Knope (mine) and Liz Lemon (hers) on them as patron saints. Leslie's says, "Our lady of ambition" and there are waffles on it, lol. And the Liz Lemon one is "Our lady of having it all" and her's has Sabor de Solidad chips on it. We wear them at the same time and skip around together.
[User Picture]From: tweengoth
2013-02-15 07:44 pm (UTC)

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yesss! and you could go on brunch dates for waffles. :)
[User Picture]From: buncha_cruncha
2013-02-15 06:02 pm (UTC)

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3. My first thought was Agent Scully, but then I remembered all the people she knows generally end up hurt/killed/abducted/secretly aliens, so maybe I should stay away. Actually, you know what? Forget it, I'll still go with Scully. :)
[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2013-02-15 06:49 pm (UTC)

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She was pretty badass, too. Like, even though bad shit happened, you know she wouldn't go down without a fight.
[User Picture]From: buncha_cruncha
2013-02-15 07:14 pm (UTC)

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Let's invite her on our girls' lunch with Liz Lemon and Leslie Knope. It'll be AMAZING. :)
[User Picture]From: druiaen
2013-02-15 06:31 pm (UTC)

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1. I always toss a handful into my yogurt or yogurt, or throw them in soups or spaghetti sauce, or sprinkle on peanut butter and jelly toast. I used to just make the glop and drink it, it's really not bad but it's not great either. I'd fill one of my bottles to take while running but it was a pain because you'd have to take the lid off to suck them down because they don't fit through the squeeze-top-thing, and if they get stuck in the squeeze-top-thing they sprout and it's gross.
2. I only play slot machines, and I'm not a huge fan.
3. The Dowager Countess on Downton. I feel like she'd teach me some super-classy insults.
[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2013-02-15 06:50 pm (UTC)

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I have Downton Abby on my queue, but I haven't started it yet. I get so addicted to shows so easily, I'm afraid I'll lose several days to nonstop watching.
[User Picture]From: druiaen
2013-02-15 06:57 pm (UTC)

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That's what I did when my mom sent me the first two seasons. I didn't even think I'd like it, but after the first episode I settled in for a weekend and just ran through them.
[User Picture]From: just_3_euros
2013-02-15 06:45 pm (UTC)

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1. I do not.
2. Texas Hold 'Em, slot machines.
3. Carrie from SATC
[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2013-02-15 06:51 pm (UTC)

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SATC is a show I never got into. It was on cable first, right? Before it went into syndication? I didn't have cable until around 2003, so anythign that began on cable prior to that I've missed out on. I'd like to watch the Sopranos, too.
[User Picture]From: just_3_euros
2013-02-15 06:57 pm (UTC)

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You are correct. I never watched it until I saw the movie, and then my curiosity was peaked, so I would catch it on TV once in awhile and it wasn't long before I was hooked. My husband bought the complete series for me and I locked myself in the bedroom watching it for a good couple weeks!
[User Picture]From: psychopathic1
2013-02-15 06:47 pm (UTC)

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1) nope
2) nope
3) dexter
[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2013-02-15 06:52 pm (UTC)

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Dexter so you can compare techniques?
[User Picture]From: psychopathic1
2013-02-15 06:57 pm (UTC)

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it's always good to know someone has your back covered!
[User Picture]From: psychopathic1
2013-02-15 07:01 pm (UTC)

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technique? the goal is to stop the heart or shut off the brain. how you get there is irrelevant.
[User Picture]From: piglet_68
2013-02-15 07:40 pm (UTC)

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3. Penelope Garcia from Criminal Minds.
[User Picture]From: tweengoth
2013-02-15 07:43 pm (UTC)

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1. nope, never tried 'em.

2. i hate gambling. :-( went to vegas for the first time last year and everyone's telling me, "oh yeah, gamble, you've got beginners' luck, go nuts!" i literally lost every penny i put in those dumb machines, and also the roulette table. smh never again tbh. i don't get the appeal.

3. probably andy from parks and rec. :3
[User Picture]From: gabardinedreams
2013-02-15 10:27 pm (UTC)

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1. No, but I'd like to try them!
2. I've only played slot machines twice it was alright I suppose. Sometimes I buy scratch tickets.
3. Phil, Modern Family.
[User Picture]From: fleckerbug
2013-02-15 10:52 pm (UTC)

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I have a friend who puts them in the big bottle of tea she drinks all day. They don't change the consistency of the liquid and seem easy to drink.


I love gambling, which is why I don't do it much. I mostly just do the occasional scratcher and play poker with my friends and family.


Liz Lemon, maybe.

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[User Picture]From: aintgotink
2013-02-15 11:26 pm (UTC)

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I add them to my daily shakes. There is a little bit of thickening, but it's not really noticeable. I also add them to any spreads (peanut butter, salad dressings) or sauces when cooking.

Gonna seconded Barney from HIMYM. He's can be a bit of an ass but he seems like you'd always have a good time with him.
[User Picture]From: actpassive
2013-02-16 01:21 am (UTC)

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I used to eat them in yogurt sometimes
[User Picture]From: oh_honestly_
2013-02-16 01:44 am (UTC)

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Dude. Have you tried Mamma Chia? (It's a drink that's sold at healthy-type stores like Whole Foods or Sprouts.) It's SO GOOD, especially the Blackberry Hibiscus flavor or the Mango Coconut flavor. It might make you rethink drinking it in liquid form. It's definitely something you'll either love or hate, though.

Anyway, that being said, I put chia seeds in my oatmeal or yogurt. It doesn't get that gel-like consistency in either of those. They're also really good on a sweet type of sandwich like peanut butter and banana. You can barely even taste it, it just gives it a bit of extra crunch. You can also put them in pancakes, or, here's a recipe for chia seed banana loaf that's really good: http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/meal-ideas/quick-and-easy-chia-seed-recipes?page=3

Can you tell I love breakfast food? lol.