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Ever Shared A Fridge With A Seitan Eater?


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#1 Mango04

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 12:07 AM

Just wondering if anyone has any tips.

I share a tiny kitchen with a person who primarily subsists on seitan (pure wheat gluten). It's sticky stuff and tends to result in pools of wheat juice and gluten chunks all over the fridge. It drips down the sides of the fridge and forms crusts of wheaty goodness all over the kitchen. I find garlicy scented pieces of "wheat meat" all over my food. Basically, I've never seen a food migrate so rapidly to all corners of a space. LOL

Moving won't be an option for another couple of months. So, hmmm.....what to do? I was thinking of buying my roommie some tuperware for her evil food substance (she currently doesn't keep it enclosed in anything). Can anyone think of anything else?
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#2 Joni63

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 03:25 AM

Hey Mango,

Tupperware would be a good idea if you think she will use it.

Is it possible for you to buy a small refrigerator where you can keep your foods? I know they sell for under $100.00.
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 03:29 AM

Hey Mango,

Tupperware would be a good idea if you think she will use it.

Is it possible for you to buy a small refrigerator where you can keep your foods? I know they sell for under $100.00.


That's a great idea. :)

I might just be over thinking this, but is it rude for me to blatantly ask her to be more careful w/ the stuff? She didn't exactly sign up to live with me, so I don't really want to impose anything on her, and I don't want to imply to her that she's a massive slob (cuz she is :ph34r:). But seriously, the fridge was like a bio hazard when I first moved in...and now it's like that already again just a few weeks later. Yuck.

Thanks for letting me vent. LOL
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 04:51 AM

E-w-w-w Mango....how gross! I think Tupperware would be a good idea, too. Maybe get a large container and put all your stuff in it--on a shelf higher than the one she uses.

One time in Wegman's, Mark took a package of seitan out of the freezer and "chased" me around with it :lol:
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 06:01 AM

I second the 'enclosing your stuff and keeping it higher' theme, especially if you can't get another frig.
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 06:15 AM

I like to pronounce it "satan".
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 06:17 AM

I like to pronounce it "satan".

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#8 JNBunnie1

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 08:39 AM

:D



What is seitan?
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 09:38 AM

I share a tiny kitchen with a person who primarily subsists on seitan (pure wheat gluten). It's sticky stuff and tends to result in pools of wheat juice and gluten chunks all over the fridge. It drips down the sides of the fridge and forms crusts of wheaty goodness all over the kitchen. I find garlicy scented pieces of "wheat meat" all over my food. Basically, I've never seen a food migrate so rapidly to all corners of a space. LOL


It's like a scene from a celiac horror movie :ph34r:

I second suggestions about another fridge, I don't think this fridge can be cleaned enough to be safe. Also please make sure you have your own separate set of utensils, cutting boards, pans and so on. You definitely do not want to share any food surface with your roommate.

I don't think it would be rude to ask her to be carefull with her stuff. Definitely try to talk to her, explain how this stuff can make you sick and for how long.

I really hope you will resolve this situation.
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#10 Adelle

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 10:26 AM

A separate little fridge sounds like an awesome idea!! They are pretty cheap ($100-$200) and you can keep yourself safe!

Oh, and your roomie sounds gross.
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 11:03 AM

What is seitan?


It's pretty much pure gluten extracted from wheat. It's used a lot in vegetarian imitation meat to add protein.

My first thought was "why is is getting all over the fridge?", but the fact it's not contained in anything would explain it. Try craigslist for a mini-fridge; you can probably get one on there for $20. And I do not think it's unreasonable to ask her to keep the seitan contained. It's a MAJOR health concern, not just a "I think you're messy" issue. Messy roommates are the worst.
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 11:29 AM

What is seitan?

Some info--

http://vegetarian.ab...ry/g/Seitan.htm
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 12:00 PM

Some info--

http://vegetarian.ab...ry/g/Seitan.htm



eewww......
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 12:21 PM

I like to pronounce it "satan".

And here I was about to post that this was a roommate match made in hell! :lol: :ph34r:
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 12:45 PM

:lol:

Thanks everyone for the responses.

I'm in a foreign country where getting a new fridge isn't the easiest possibility, though I do really like the idea. My food is currently stored below hers so I will definitely trade fridge shelves and ask her if she can keep the stuff in a container.
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