How do the insides of these vending machines work?
How does the inside of a tattoo/sticker vending machine work?
How does the inside of a lottery vending machine work?
How does the inside of a DVD rental machine work?
Question answered by Rocket
Better yet - check out this one:
I'm the engineer behind the pneumatic system in this machine.
I'm not about to explain how it works, but there are about 40 motors, and 500 feet of tubing that allow it to make hard scoop ice cream on the spot from the raw ingredients - takes about 40 seconds, and it's SO much better than soft serve.
What can school vending machines cause?
i need to find several stuff about vending machines, reasons why school vending machines are not a really good idea... HELP!! :] smile :]
Question answered by ._.
Okay, I think I know something you could do. To display a minor point, go to a vending machine and get something that looks like it's been deep-fried twice and drowned in preservatives. Read the ingredients; you're bound to find something gross. Use that as a point! And remember: the longer the list of ingredients (and the more words you can't pronounce), the worse it is for you. This should turn off quite a number of people easily!
How to make black coffee with limited resources?
The coffe vending machine at the office is really terrible. Hence I would like to make my own coffee.. strong black coffee to be more specific.. I have the following three things - hot water. coffee powder and sugar.
How do I make the most effective black coffee with these 3 ingredients?
Question answered by Kelly R
Make it up like you would instant coffee but strain it though a clean tea towel to get rid of the grains or a piece of kitchen towel
Hope this helps and have a great day/night!!!
culinary wizards & geniuses unite! - i have a good question?
imagine you are in prison with VERY limited options for ingredients. your options consist of vending machine finds (chips, crackers, candy etc), canned goods, other asst non-perishables and the occasional fresh item.
we are working from the philosophy of everyone has to eat so how can we make it bearable.
i actually need recipes to suit this situation.
Question answered by gary l
cup of soup and potatoe chips along with drained tuna mixed together is pretty good. If you are able to cook these items together is even better.
We used the potatoe chip bag as on oven and sealed everything in it ( also goes good with some eggs if you can get them ) and layed it over the heaters in the winter for a couple hours. We called them breaks.
Why are people so ignorant about soda?
My school has banned soda from the vending machines, but it was soda such as coke so that is good. then, they replace it with things that are just as crappy! they asked us what we thought and said that soda is unhealthy. this is WRONG. just because it is called soda does not mean that it is made of pure chemicals. beleive me, i would much rather be giving my money to good (and tasty!) companies like G.U.S. or something than having to keep down barf when walking by the 2 dollar tap water in a bottle, 1 percent colored artificially flavored juice crap, and other things they claim would be better for us than soda, which honestly has no definition limited to unnatural chemicals. please, i need to know that there are ohters on this planet who actually know something about the English language and what is good for their bodies
i'm sorry but everyone except jenasaurusx is missing my point. i'm trying to get people to see that cakes and cookies and sodas don't have to contribute to your death everytime you eat them. i'm saying there are so many alternatives to foods that aren't made with disgusting, unnatural things. please realize this
Question answered by JenasaurusX
Aw, you poor frustrated thing! I feel your pain. I avoid high fructose corn syrups like the plague and it's amazing how many drinks touted as "healthy" contain it. That stuff is so processed the FDA won't even let companies label their products "all-natural" if it contains it (EDIT: OOPS - sorry, not yet! Give it time, hopefully). And then you've got drinks that are supposed to be be healthier because they're not loaded with calories but they ARE loaded with scary stuff like aspartame or Splenda/sucralose! I don't want to be an experiment to find out what this stuff does to you in twenty years. Thanks but no thanks.
Sodas that, while not GOOD for you, contain only natural ingredients are very hard to find unless you go to specialty stores. Or if you go into, say, Ralphs, there will be a sea of two liter bottles of crap and maybe three selections that don't contain crap like sodium benzoate or phosphoric acid or high fructose corn syrup or chemical sweeteners. And people consume that crap soda is VAST amounts! I know - I used to be a Diet Coke fiend!
I don't bother when I go to restaurants anymore to even ask if they have anything with real sugar. I just get water and leave it at that. At home I'll have maybe a small glass of sparkling lemonade (Trader Joe's! So good...) or I'll make my own sparkling juice with mineral water. I'll have a bottled soda with sugar maybe once a week or every couple weeks (Virgil's root beer is my favorite - so creamy!). All things in moderation (exept fruits and veggies!).
I'm sure the situation with your school comes down to two things. The first and foremost is ignorance. Most people don't put too much thought into nutrition, obviously. People just consume what is put on the market and trust that the people who make it know what's best for own bodies. WRONG. Most of them are either motivated by greed (all that chemical crap is cheaper than the good stuff) or they are just one person in a chain of ignorance that believes that if everyone else is doing it it just must be the way it's done. The second is that the companies that do vending typically (if ever?) offer the good stuff. Why? Izze comes in cans now (and are just fruit juice and carbonation). Blue Sky Naturals comes in cans. Hansen's comes in cans but THEY'RE NOT ALL -NATURAL. Not if they contain HFCS. I'm sure there's more out there. I don't think your school would been keen on selling glass bottles and most natural sodas come int hem because they care about things and glass is the best and most efficient thing to recycle.
If I were you I would put together a list of natural, healthy sodas and juices that would be a better alternative to what they're offering now. Really do your research and provide them with a fact list telling them WHY the choices they've made are not acceptable and why the ingredients in them are not healthy. Do your homework and present them with so much information they can't NOT pay attention, Maybe you could even contact a company like Blue Sky and ask them how you could go about convincing your school to offer their products. Maybe they'd work out some kind of delivery deal.
A lot of people are really ignorant. We all are ignorant about different thing. If everyone just kept their own knowledge to themselves no one would ever learn anything. So TEACH people! If going to your administrators doesn't work stage a protest by the vending machines. Make posters and put them up around school (not flyers - those contribute to littering). If it's important enough to you then it's worth working for to make change. Good luck!
Raw food at the office?
I'm planning on giving the raw food diet a try, and was curious how other people handled stocking up their office for snacks. (Okay, there are carrot sticks and nuts, but you can't eat that every day.) I work at a pretty busy job, and rarely get the chance to leave my desk. So I need to pack food that's easy to store, so I don't end up looking at vending machine options. Thanks in advance!
So far, thanks for all the quick responses. But please note, I'm considering a raw food diet...which means no soy, processed food, meats, milk, etc. :) Thanks!
Question answered by mamamoon
I did raw with my hubby for about 30 days during the summer (easier in the warm months better fruits) so I'll tell you what I would do.
First I never left home without my bag of raw nuts. Now that I'm not to sure if almonds labled raw are realy raw anymore I would stick to walnuts and cashews. I would make a fruit smoothie first thing in the morning for breakfast so I would bring what ever I hadn't drank with me.
Then I would bring a big green salad with some raw faux tuna salad and some oil and vinagar
Raw tuna salad
Soak 1-Cup Almonds overnight.
rinse, drain & pulse in processor til fine.
then add to processor~
1 large or 2 small stalks of celery
1-2 green onions (depending on size/taste)
approx 1/4 cup italian parsley (not chopped)
1T + an extra splash of lemon juice
dash cayenne/fresh black pepper
1/2-3/4 t. salt
1/2 t. garlic granuals
approx 1/3 cup dulse(NOT flakes...the dried whole kind)
1/8-1/4 cup water.
ADD THE WATER A LITTLE AT A TIME to your desired consistancy.
Pulse until all is combined and chopped well scraping from bottom 1 or 2 times.
i don't use fresh garlic because it becomes overpowering and strong.
I also add to the recipe...for my own tastes~
1/2 t dried mustard
one small bubbies pickle
and some fruit.
I recomend buying this book for many more recipes.....Alissa Cohen, Living on Live Food
this recipe fullfilled my sweet tooth
Raw- Fudge Balls
2 cups dates, pitted and soaked
2 cups almond butter
1/2 cup carob powder (I used raw chocolate powder that I got from whole foods)
1. IN a food processor, blend the dates to a smooth paste.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
3. Remove from processor and form into round balls.
Soft Pink Frosting Cookie recipe?
you know the kind of cookie you get from the vending machines...with the pink frosting. They're big as a CD-rom maybe...its called Granny b's I think. Anyway, someone made a batch of cookies that tasted just like those...i gotta have that recipe! anyone got one?
I actually meant a recipe for the cookie itself, I couldn't care less about the frosting. Thanks though.
Question answered by umm
Just make the Granny cookies, and then the frosting
Just Like Lofthouse Easy Pink Sugar Cookie Frosting
25 servings 10 min 10 min prep
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup softened butter (no subs)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons milk or half-and-half cream
5 drops red food coloring
Directions are simple-- using a handheld mixer and a small bowl or a food processor with a smaller bowl-- beat all ingredients until well mixed.
Start slow or you will be covered with powdered sugar. :).
The consistency should not be too firm, but also not runny. It should hesitatingly drip/plop from your spatula if you scoop up a dollop and hold it over the bowl.
Use an extra tablespoon of cream, or of powdered sugar to regulate the thickness.
It is best to ice the cooled cookies with the frosting right after you make it, as it will almost be perfectly smooth when it sets.
Know that if you put it in the fridge it will firm up to almost twice as hard as it is right after you mix it, and when it is cold you can use the mixer on it again to "fluff it up" for other applications like cupcakes.
It makes about a cup and a half of frosting.
Granny's Sugar Cookies
84 cookies 32 min 20 min prep
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups butter, softened (no substitutes)
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
In a mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter until fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
Stir together dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture until completely blended.
Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
Cut with various shaped cookie cutters dipped in flour.
Transfer cookies to ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes.
Cool on wire racks
Peel here BEFORE use in RVM. What does this mean? It was pasted over the ingredients on a Sprite bottle?
What does that mean, and of all places what would they put this sticker right over the ingredients? Aren't they not allowed to do that?
Question answered by Lauren D
the sprite probably came from a vending machine. the sticker was supposed to be taken off by the person who stocked the machine but they probably forgot.
When you live pay check to pay check how can you save for retirement?
My employer does not offer 401K plans. When someone has student loans, children, and live paycheck to paycheck, how do they begin to save for retirement?
Question answered by Inquisitive125
The secret to saving money is not spending it in the first place. I know this seems obvious but here goes...
1st get yourself a notebook and write down everything you purchase...even a pack of gum or a newspaper...NOTHING is to be left off this list. Do this for at least a week. A month is better but a week will start the thought process working.
Now, analyze everything for which you spent money. How many times did you purchase something from the vending machine at work? How many cups of premium (i.e. Starbucks) coffee did you purchase. How much did that turkey sandwich from the deli cost?
I know this will sound purely cheap but think about it. If a soda from the vending machine costs .75 cents and you can purchase the same name brand soda from the grocery store on sale for 4 12 packs for $10.00 the cost per item from the grocery store is .2083 cents per can of soda versus the .75 or or more for each can from the vending machine. If you have 1 soda each day for a month (20 working days) at .75 cents each costs you $15.00. If you purchase those sodas from the grocery store and take 1 with you to work each day you'll have spent $4.17...a savings of $10.83 each month!
If you take that $10.83 savings per month and deposit it in an interest bearing account (even a basic savings account) you'll save $129.96 per year plus the interest that it earns.
You can do this same thing with snacks...instead of purchasing them from the vending machine buy at the grocery store (or if you're a member of a wholesale club even better!) and bag up your snacks each day.
If you just can't give up that premium coffee, buy the coffee (ground or bean if you have a coffee grinder) and make it at home. A whole pot will cost you much less than just a cup.
That sandwich from the deli (or the delivery service) will also cost you much less if you make it at home and you can vary the ingredients both in quantity and variety yourself. And here's a big bonus...you will not have to tip anyone so that's even more money saved!
If you're pushed for time in the mornings take time on Sunday afternoon to prepare your daily items for the coming week. You'll save time and money and by being concious of your serving sizes you'll keep your weight under control or even loose a few pounds! (Bonus!)
Look at what you're spending on cable, phone and cell service. Many times there's a promotion available that offers the same services you have for a lesser cost because of the way it's "bundled". You have to check these services at least once a quarter to make sure you're getting the best deal.
As far as basics like the electricity bill and other utilities (heating oil, gas, etc.) make sure when you leave a room (or the kids too) the lights are turned out. Is anyone watching that TV? If not, turn it off. Check your thermostat...could you change it by a couple of degrees and maybe wear a sweater and still be comfortable? Are you being the smartest in your driving patterns? Picking things up on the way in to work and home from work without having to make multiple trips? Each time you crank up the car you're using gas and that costs money. Plan your route to be the most efficient.
Saving is the only real key to wealth! Not "spending" money is really "saving" money. This will not be easy and it takes time to see the real results but be patient...you'll see!
How can you get rid of water weight fast?
Pills are my last resort, but willing to do. I just wanted to know a natural way of flushing the body out, and getting rid of water retention ???
Question answered by ni
Set small, realistic goals. If you have a lot of weight to lose, try for 5 pounds, relax a bit and then go for 5 more.
Start a regular exercise program and stick with it.
Sneak in extra exercise in addition to your regular program. Park at the far end of the parking lot and walk; take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Healthy foods are an important ingredient in losing weight.
Eat healthy fats from nuts, seeds and olive oil, and high-fiber foods such as vegetable salads and whole-grain pastas.
Choose foods that you like. Learn to prepare healthful, low-calorie foods that taste good by checking healthy cook books for new recipes. Eating well doesn't have to mean eating dull.
Eat smaller, more frequent meals. This way, your body starts to increase its metabolism so that calories are burned faster. Also, mini-meals can prevent overeating.
Plan ahead. Keep the fridge stocked with healthful food and you'll be less likely to run out for high-calorie, high-fat junk food.
Determine your favorite snack time and be sure to have plenty of healthful options available when you get hungry.
Keep a food diary. This will help you pinpoint where you can improve your diet.
BE SURE TO EAT MORE FIBER LIKE ASPARAGUS etc.
IT WILL HELP YOU ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY WASTE MATERIALS.
GREEN TEA ALSO HELPS FLUSH AWAY TOXINS.
Tips & Warnings
Lose weight with a friend, or join a support group.
Avoid those vending machines by carrying around your own healthful foods and leaving pocket change at home.
Try oatmeal instead of cornflakes for breakfast--eating oatmeal can help reduce cholesterol levels, and its high fiber content will keep you full longer.
Choose an exercise program that you enjoy, and don't shun the unconventional. For instance, did you know that regular vigorous dancing is exercise too?
Lose weight gradually--you are more apt to keep it off. A safe amount is 1 to 1 1/2 pounds per week.
Consult a doctor to find an exercise program that is best for you.
Crash diets can help you lose weight quickly, but most people gain the weight back. Some of these diets are also unhealthy and dangerous. If you choose to go with a specific diet plan, choose one that is medically credible.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact a physician or other health care professional before engaging in any activity related to health and diet. This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.