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Display Name: LGLG
Member Since: 2/9/11

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I think they're very clever but for me they don't go with the rest of the space, which is homey and soft, not so bold and graphic. That's what's bothering me about them. I think they would look great in a more mod, black and white room. Cute idea!

Before & After: Mismatched Thrift Store Lamps Get a Hip New LookVintage Revivals
3/19/12 09:58 AM

Do some more research and trust your gut. I agree with what other people have said about checking with the police and other tenants if possible. You'd be surprised how much Googling can turn up-- I found out about a nightmare landlord that way. A lot of times we don't know about problems until it's too late, but you've been giving a warning. However much of a pain it is to find another great apartment, it will be a million times worse to deal with a year of scary, crazy people and/or break the lease and have to move again anyway. Either you have an unstable person in your building or a nosy one next door.

Remember, you haven't signed anything yet, so you still have all the power in the situation. If you do decide to take it, I would insist on a month to month lease or perhaps a waived security deposit so you can walk away easily. If you have a bad feeling in your stomach, RUN. I've learned that the hard way. Good luck!

How Seriously Should I Take Warnings from Neighbors?
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3/12/12 01:06 PM

This happened to me a few weeks ago. I second those who said go for the seasonal fruits and vegetables, and try something new. I like to buy a new spice or ingredient that I haven't tried and try to build a meal around it. You could also try going back to the basics and see how simple flavors can inspire you. Mark Bittman's recipes are great for this. I've been roasting vegetables with nothing but salt, pepper, and olive oil lately, and it's been refreshing to see how little "cooking" is actually required for a healthy, delicious meal.

Help! I've Lost My Motivation to Cook!
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4/18/11 02:00 PM

I always have a can of beans in my house. Lately I've been making a lot of vegetarian chilis, soups, and cold bean salads. There are also a lot of Mexican dishes you can still enjoy if you just leave out or half the rice or the tortillas, like huevos rancheros. You don't just have to think Mexican, though. If you have a blender, beans make soups creamy and filling, and soup is ridiculously easy to make. I had a great white bean soup with spinach and garlic the other day, and of course lentil soup is a classic.

Here is my favorite lettuce-free salad: Dice cucumbers, onions, and a red pepper. Toss with chickpeas, garlic, oregano, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add feta and/or kalamata olives if you like.

Looking for Easy, Simple Low-Carb Recipes with Legumes
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4/13/11 01:19 PM

I've been a vegetarian (well, pescatarian now) for 9 years. I simply tell people that I just don't like meat. I say it in a friendly, non-judgmental way. They don't need to know all the reasons why I don't like it. Look, I understand that many people feel strongly about animal cruelty and that vegetarianism is often directly related to firm moral beliefs. But I think we need to understand that to eat or to not eat animals is a personal choice, one that many people are defensive over, and you're only going to alienate and upset people if imply that they're bad people for their personal choices. If you come to the table with an open mind, they are more likely to listen to you and might learn something. If you open with the murder thing though, I'm afraid you won't have a very productive conversation.

What Is the Best Way To Tell People I'm Now a Vegetarian?
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2/9/11 01:28 PM