My cat can eat a half of a watermelon.
@leon s I think that would be a perfect first date- with someone I already know at least casually. Lots of conversation/flirting opportunities during the food prep- men who cook are sexy! Even the possible friend clashing thing could be potentially entertaining, as long as everyone agrees to maintain a certain level of civility.
@skippersarah My mom has a severe peanut allergy and once in recovery at the hospital after a Dairy Queen Blizzard cross contamination incident in the early 90s they casually informed her that was also allergic to soy and said that most people that are allergic to peanuts are also sensitive to soy. So, when they did the scratch test on me and the doctor said "wow, you definitely have a soy allergy" my first thought was "oh no, does this mean I can't have peanut butter?" I should have, but didn't, have any concept of how much more difficult avoiding soy would be than avoiding peanuts, because my mom's peanut allergy was the big dramatic allergy, and she didn't and still doesn't even try to deal with her soy allergy. I know she would feel better if she even tried to limit her soy intake. Whenever I visit my family there's always drama about food because I feel like it's one of the few things I can control with my MS, and they treat it like it's a pretend allergy because I don't need an epi pen... except for that one time my eyelids swelled shut.
@flanhoodles Coconut aminos? I must research this. I have sometimes successfully but mostly unsuccessfully been substituting soy sauce with fish sauce.
@skippersarah When I found out I was allergic it was like suddenly everything started making sense. I had self diagnosed myself as having a milk allergy and then a gluten intolerance because I read in a book that a lot of people with MS do, and was replacing dairy and wheat with soy milk and soy flour, and frustrated that not only was my MS getting worse, I felt sicker, I had stomach aches every day.
My mom also has a soy allergy as well, so I wonder if there is a genetic factor?
@monstrosity I've read that it's the protein that causes the allergic reaction, so soy products with less protein, or fermented soy products like soy sauce, have less of an allergenic reaction.
@skippersarah Soy allergy here. I don't usually have severe allergic reactions, but I also have Multiple Sclerosis and have found that when I am exposed to soy my MS is significantly more active, so I try to be really careful.
@Um, WTF Interrobang I had a salesperson come to my door a few months ago and ask for my dad. I'm 38. I told him, I'm sorry, he lives in a different state. He looked confused, but then asked for my husband. I told him, sorry, don't have one, he's stuck with me. He then started to call me "Miss". So, I stop him, tell him I prefer Ms. He rolls his eyes and deliberately pronounces "Miss" at the beginning and ending of every sentence. So, I shut the door on him. I don't have to put up with that.
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@Lily Rowan I also would love to buy a print of this. I think my sis in law would love it as much as I do!
@Legal Estonia is on my list of places I MUST visit because of the Song Festival. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estonian_Song_Festival I found out about it from watching the documentary The Singing Revolution. http://www.singingrevolution.com/cgi-local/content.cgi?pg=1&p=2 It's an amazing story, and I just want to see where it happened.
@FrancisAbernathy No, but if anyone does, I want to read that book!