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    And some breakfast places (i know IHOP does this for sure) put PANCAKE BATTER in their scrambled eggs! I hate going out to eat now, unless it's to a steak house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by picklepete View Post
    I used to feel triumphant when I played "dodge the bread" and found some iceberg/coldcut salad but now dining just makes me feel ripped off (minus a few local gems).
    We have several places in our area that are high end casual and have a very respectable selection of primal menu items. It's a bit of a thrill for us when the chefs change up the menu with the seasons. Another opened recently and I went online to check out the menu. 90% of the items included some bread or pasta thing. A year ago that wouldn't even have registered with me, but now my first thought was "cheap and lazy", lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cave Bird View Post
    And some breakfast places (i know IHOP does this for sure) put PANCAKE BATTER in their scrambled eggs! I hate going out to eat now, unless it's to a steak house.
    That is so insane, but I hate scrambled eggs out (it's possible this pancake batter thing is part of the reason). I usually order eggs poached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lea View Post
    That is so insane, but I hate scrambled eggs out (it's possible this pancake batter thing is part of the reason). I usually order eggs poached.
    I think it's just the omelets that are tainted, no? And you can request them batter-free. They'll still be factory junk eggs, fried in rancid oil and will therefore taste like shit. But you can get them without the batter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    I think it's just the omelets that are tainted, no? And you can request them batter-free. They'll still be factory junk eggs, fried in rancid oil and will therefore taste like shit. But you can get them without the batter.
    I don't actually like omelets either, so this one isn't so much of an issue for me...

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    Yeah, I feel your pain. Sunday I went on this long hike to this amazing lake where we spent the whole day swimming. We stopped at dinner on the way home and I was so unbelieveably famished by the time we got there, that I ate a half a loaf of bread, a glass of champagne, and garlic fries. I NEVER eat this kind of stuff anymore but I was sooooooooo hungry that I could not say no to anything. Plus I was hiking with this HUGE raft which was really heavy so I didn't pack a lot of food. I could have brought more food and left it in the car but I didn't. Well at least I don't do this often and will plan ahead better next time.

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    I have figured out a perfect excuse for refusing anything - I am honestly the mother of a dairy-allergic celiac, and all I need to say is that I am doing sympathy eating (exact same foods), 'cause if I totally expect HER to eat like that, I should be able to do it as well...

    Notes - I really do that IRL, and you might not have anybody closely related with the requisite serious problems. But I just thought you might be able to use the idea.

    Your rant was great - we all reach that point.
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    I wonder if "unrefined" ways of eating will become an accepted category? My workplace has vegetarians and halal folks and everyone is generally knowledgeable and accommodating toward them but when I deflect pasta or cake it still causes an audible record scratch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by picklepete View Post
    I wonder if "unrefined" ways of eating will become an accepted category? My workplace has vegetarians and halal folks and everyone is generally knowledgeable and accommodating toward them but when I deflect pasta or cake it still causes an audible record scratch.
    Wouldn't that be nice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by picklepete View Post
    I wonder if "unrefined" ways of eating will become an accepted category? My workplace has vegetarians and halal folks and everyone is generally knowledgeable and accommodating toward them but when I deflect pasta or cake it still causes an audible record scratch.
    People who know me have become pretty accepting of it. I just frame it as "I don't eat processed foods." When my work unit plans a food activity, everyone is generally considerate of that and accomodates it without much fuss. The last time we went out for lunch, we went to an Indian restaurant with a buffet. That has lots of good primal options as long as you don't eat the rice or naan. I didn't; everyone else did, and everyone was happy.

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