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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:15 pm

IBC Cream Soda.

There's harder stuff, but I need to do some work at the moment.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:54 pm

A little Jim Beam Rye.
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:54 pm

Kavalan Solist Port Cask - relative went to Taiwan on a business trip and brought this back. It's really quite good... kinda reminds me of a Balvenie bottle I had a while back.

It's a heck of a lot cheaper in Taiwan.
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:58 pm

Laphroaig Select. Not real sure about this one. It's... attenuated? Definitely less intense than the 10, far less iodine and peat. It's not terrible, but I don't think it's Laphroaig.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:05 pm

bthylafh wrote:
Laphroaig Select. Not real sure about this one. It's... attenuated? Definitely less intense than the 10, far less iodine and peat. It's not terrible, but I don't think it's Laphroaig.

Sounds like they're trying to appeal to a broader audience. Which seems like it kinda runs counter to their ethos.

I'm enjoying a 4 year old oak aged strong ale fermented with maple syrup (home-brewed).
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:14 am

No alcohol for me, EVER. I value my liver too much to hazard that. I did have a super nice Avocado (no sugar, no ice, no milk) smoothie with honey for breakfast. It was heaven. That's what I wanna drink just before I leave this world.
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:24 am

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
No alcohol for me, EVER. I value my liver too much to hazard that.

Some studies have claimed that small amounts (like 1-2 drinks a day) are actually good for your heart. But even if that's true, I don't know whether that outweighs the extra stress on your liver. Anyhow, I don't smoke and have significantly cut back on my consumption of red meat, so at least I don't have those risk factors. I like beer too much, and I figure the odds are the rest of my body will wear out before my liver anyway... :wink:

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
I did have a super nice Avocado (no sugar, no ice, no milk) smoothie with honey for breakfast. It was heaven. That's what I wanna drink just before I leave this world.

Sounds delicious! I do feel compelled to point out, however, that honey isn't particularly good for you. In fact, chemically its composition is nearly identical to HFCS (which is a solution of glucose and fructose in water). There are, of course, naturally occurring trace minerals in honey, which may have some beneficial health effects if you're not getting sufficient amounts of those minerals from other sources; but at the end of the day, it is still basically pure sugar, and is metabolized as such.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:39 am

just brew it! wrote:
I do feel compelled to point out, however, that honey isn't particularly good for you.


https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/food-be ... cemic-load

Honey has a glycemic load of 10 which isn't too high and fine for consumption as long as you consume it moderately.

https://www.intechopen.com/books/type-1 ... s-mellitus

Please check Table 5: Honey is leading to lower plasma glucose even in diabetics.

What's more, they show that in non-diabetics, honey increases C-peptide levels which indicates improving the function of the pancreas. So if I had avoided sugary drinks and sweetened yogurts and had just gone with honey for my sweet tooth, I probably wouldn't be mildly diabetic right now.
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:23 pm

Yeah, honey is one of the very few historical sources of free fructose. In fruits, it's combined with dietary fiber which seems to offset the negative effects of the fructose. The avocado should help with that also as they also have plenty of fiber. That's why it's usually better to blend your drinks instead of using a juicer. Tossing out the pulp removes much of the dietary fiber and any flavonoids present in the skin or peel of the fruits. It's why a big glass of orange juice isn't really any better for you than a big soda/soft drink.

Grind up some flax or chia seeds for some extra fiber while you're at it. Flax seeds are also a good source of alpha linolenic acid the plant based omega3 fatty acid, and grinding them into a powder is sometimes more easily tolerated than flax seed milk or the whole seeds.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:43 pm

I make pressure-cooker oatmeal for my workday breakfasts; a batch will last 6-8 days. Every batch gets a big handful of "oil seeds" (chia, flax, hemp) mixed in once the cooking's done, along with raisins and various bits of chopped fruit. My good cholesterol's never been better, and when I was in my 20s it was abysmal.

Recipe:

4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
7ish cups of water
teaspoon or so of salt
large dash of ground cinnamon, to taste

Put oats, cinnamon, and salt into 6 qt Instant Pot. Shake a bit to mix them together, then add water. Cook for 6 minutes at high pressure (I use the "multigrain" setting for 6 min), allow to depressurize naturally. Mix in say 1/2 cup of oil seeds, about a cup of raisins, one large banana, and a chopped Granny Smith apple. Let sit another 15-30 minutes and decant into a couple of those medium-sized square Ziploc containers. Store in refrigerator.

To serve, slice into thirds or fourths, stick your piece into a bowl, and microwave for a minute or so. You've got an extremely quick yet healthful breakfast.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:03 am

I'd eat more oatmeal if it didn't seem to irritate my bowels for some reason.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:57 am

just brew it! wrote:
I'd eat more oatmeal if it didn't seem to irritate my bowels for some reason.


Try mixing a full teaspoon of Gum Arabic (Gum Acacia) in the oatmeal. If it suits you, you can progress to up to a tablespoon. It's a boon for intestinal health.
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:48 pm

just brew it! wrote:
I'd eat more oatmeal if it didn't seem to irritate my bowels for some reason.

I started eating oatmeal after being diagnosed with IBS. I find it's helpful in keeping me regular. I'm a little surprised to hear that others would have trouble with it.

bthylafh wrote:
I make pressure-cooker oatmeal for my workday breakfasts; a batch will last 6-8 days. Every batch gets a big handful of "oil seeds" (chia, flax, hemp) mixed in once the cooking's done, along with raisins and various bits of chopped fruit. My good cholesterol's never been better, and when I was in my 20s it was abysmal.

I microwave two servings (one cup) of rolled/old fashioned oats in 1 1/4 cup of water each morning. It takes about 2 minutes in the microwave. I typically do it at the office and will often add in whatever berries are in season.

Why do you make your oatmeal ahead of time? Especially since you end up microwaving it later. The texture is nicer if you cook it right before you eat it.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:10 pm

TurtlePerson2 wrote:
Why do you make your oatmeal ahead of time? Especially since you end up microwaving it later. The texture is nicer if you cook it right before you eat it.


Because I am Not A Morning Person. I rise at about 0645, dress, eat the oatmeal & drink my coffee, then brush my teeth and I'm out the door by 0705 so I get to work on time.

You're not wrong about the texture but it's not different enough to bother me or to be worth getting up several minutes earlier. Maybe it helps that I grew up on those little packages of Quaker instant oats, flavoring, and sometimes little bits of dried fruit.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:02 am

Currently sitting on a terrace of my flat and drinking beer. I have a dog looking at me because it wants to go for a walk.
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:10 am

coconut water
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:17 am

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coconut water


It has an odd taste but is indeed very refreshing.
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:27 am

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just brew it! wrote:
coconut water

It has an odd taste but is indeed very refreshing.

I guess if you think coconuts taste odd...

I love coconut. Actually made a batch of this last night: https://barefeetinthekitchen.com/hawaii ... ia-recipe/
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:34 am

just brew it! wrote:
Igor_Kavinski wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
coconut water

It has an odd taste but is indeed very refreshing.

I guess if you think coconuts taste odd...

I love coconut. Actually made a batch of this last night: https://barefeetinthekitchen.com/hawaii ... ia-recipe/


I love eating Bounty chocolate with coconut filling but coconut water has a very different taste, possibly due to the high amount of potassium in it. In some South Indian cultures, they have a tradition of killing their parents by making them drink too much coconut water. They do that when they think their parents are too old and feeble to be alive.
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:12 am

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
I love eating Bounty chocolate with coconut filling but coconut water has a very different taste, possibly due to the high amount of potassium in it. In some South Indian cultures, they have a tradition of killing their parents by making them drink too much coconut water. They do that when they think their parents are too old and feeble to be alive.

Yeah, I had read that somewhere too. I've been drinking a fair bit of it lately partly because my potassium was too low. Doctor's orders. Fortunately I actually like the stuff. (Drinking coconut water was what gave me the idea to make coconut pudding.)
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:33 am

Light-roast Colombian coffee.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:49 pm

Andygator Tastes great and 8% ABV.
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