Pearl and the Beard recently joined forces with Brooklyn Based and Eating the Beats to record a song and create a recipe inspired by the recording. The song?  A cover of Bon Iver’s “Re: Stacks."  The food?  "Stacks” of spiced butternut squash pancakes with maple-goat cheese sauce and candied walnuts.  Sounds delicious right?  Hear the song and check out an interview with the band here - get the recipe, read about the process, and see a great photoset (photos by Dominick Mastrangelo) here!

PS - Don’t miss Pearl and the Beard at the Music Hall of Williamsburg next month!

02.16 Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9pm (Brooklyn, NY) [ TIX ]

People talk a lot about Lily/Sirius being totally sisters, Lily/Remus almost soulmates. But why the hell nobody talks about Lily/Peter?
  • Peter and Lily in the common room playing chess until 3am in the morning

  • Slipping in the kitchen and stealing food because not even a bloody hippogriff eats enough to beat these two

  • Pranking Sirius and James with stupid muggle stuff like calling James “Bambi” and James wtf is Bambi, something you both can eat?

  • Lily helping Peter to improve his grades and Peter bringing her tons of chocolate and mead when she’s on her period in return

  • They sitting in front of the Ravenclaw’s common room and trying to solve the the eagle door knocker’s  asks even though they know they are not allowed to enter even if they find the right answer

  • They betting on who comes to the right answer first and the loser has to dive in the Black Lake at 2am

  • They guffawing, just because Peter is freaking funny and time goes fast by his side

  • Peter holding her hair when Lily drinks more than she should and she needs to throw up

  • They leaning against a tree under its shadow and sharing a muggle book

  • Peter founding out that OH-FUCK-YOU-FANCY-JAMES-BLOODY-POTTER

  • And encouraging her to tell him

  • And hugging her so tight every time they met at king’s cross after a long summer writing to each other

  • Lily putting him into a hamster cage when he’s in his rat form just because she’s hanging out with the Marauders more often than the mankind would consider safe

  • And comforting him when his inferiority complex attacks
  • Peter turning into a rat so Lily can hide him in her pocket when McGonagall is pissed and looking for the Marauders (“that’s not fucking fair, I want this privilege too!”; “if you keep bitching about this I’ll shove the rat into Padfoot’s sugar ass”; “well Lils, if you are trying to stand by me I’m not sure that’s the better way…)

  • They swearing all the time about everything (“Gods, watch your mouths for Slytherin’s sake!”)

  • But the other three learning dirty words with them anyway

Just Lily/Peter, okay? He was a Marauder and I’ll stand for this until the end of my life, bye

Shrimp & Broccoli Afredo

Things You Need From The Fridge:  

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1 small white onion or a half of a large one
  • 2 cups of broccoli
  • 1/3 cup white wine (I literally used half a mini bottle of Barefoot Moscato)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

Things You Need From The Pantry/Cabinet: 

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Lemon juice
  • Parsley
  • ¾ lb Rotini
  • 2 garlic cloves or garlic powder
  1. Start cooking your pasta. I know that a lot of people love to use fettuccini pasta noodles but I love the way the rotini grips onto the sauce. ANYHOO.
  2. Season your shrimp with the salt, pepper, and paprika. Add olive oil and cook on medium heat. Once the shrimp has begin to turn pink squeeze the juice of half a lemon into the pan. Remove the shrimp and place in a bowl on the side.
  3. In the same pan add your garlic, onion, and butter and let them become translucent. Add your wine. Reduce.
  4. Take your broccoli and boil it slightly until it’s slightly tender
  5. Add your cream, season with more paprika and black pepper, and start adding in your cheese. I stirred the cream as I slowly added in the cheese because that way it’s easy to keep the sauce smooth instead of lumps.
  6. Turn off the heat, stir in the broccoli and the shrimp. Top with parsley and extra cheese.


The great thing about this is if you want to just cut out the shrimp you can and you’ll have your own Alfredo sauce for any dish!


Top 5 dishes of 2012: Laura Leebove of Eating the Beats
Ahh here we are! 2012 is winding down and we’ve got some top 5 lists on our radar. I’m not even close to being done with my list (I eat too much), but we’ve received some excellent contributions. We’re kicking out countdown off with Laura Leebove’s tasty top 5. If this list isn’t enough to convince you that Laura knows food, you should probably spends some hours poring over her mouth-watering recipes (and their musical pairings) on Eating the Beats.

via Eating the Beats

Chirashi sushi at Morimoto in Napa: A bowl of sushi rice topped with small cuts of about 10 different types of fish and veggies. Tomato soup at Polonica in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn: When I eat something perfect, I get a goofy smile on my face and can’t stop saying “I am so happy right now!” That happened the first time I had this soup. It’s not fancy — a little bit sweet, with tiny noodles in it — but the best tomato soup shouldn’t be. Savory apple pull-apart bread with chives and Camembert, made in my kitchen: Once in a while, I try out a recipe and when it’s finished it’s just so good that I can’t believe it’s something I made. This is a bread I baked with my best friend/favorite baking buddy. Recipe and post on Eating the Beats. Lox and cream cheese sandwich on challah at B&H Dairy in NYC: The best meals do not need to be complicated. And half the satisfaction here comes from the price: $7.50. Thai coconut ice cream at Brooklyn Scoops in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn: Next summer I’ll definitely be frequenting this adorable ice cream shop that just opened in Bay Ridge, on Third Ave. and 76th St. Their Thai coconut ice cream tastes like sweet curry and has a little bit of a kick to it. Thanks to Laura for her contribution and stay tuned for more top 5 list in the coming days. Love, WRF
Weekly Weigh In

Friday April 24th: 226.0
Pounds lost since last weigh in : 1
Total Pounds lost: 131.4

I guess I’m just feeling a little blah about everything today. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to see another pound off! I always love to see the weight drop, although I do feel like it’s been slow the past few weeks, I’m still happy and incredibly grateful.

Instead of reflecting on weight loss, I’d rather talk about what’s going on MS wise today. My doctor let me fall through the cracks and I was off Tecfidera for a little over a month. I’m back on the low dose for a couple of weeks and then back to the full dose. I hate being on the medication, but I hate my doctor even more for letting me go so long without it. Guess who’s getting a new neuro?!

You have to be your own advocate. Even if you feel like your doctor should be taking you seriously, this is still their job. If something happens to you under their care, it doesn’t affect them personally for the most part, and you can’t expect anyone else to care about you more than you care about yourself. I don’t care if they find it annoying, fight for what you know is right and don’t let ANY practitioner mess with your health. My doctor simply didn’t order my medication. Even when I told him it was out. Even after I called and spoke to him to remind him a week and a half later. Even after I called multiple times after that. He ignored my calls. Ignored my request to order the medication (even though he said that he would do it… TWICE). Never again.

I’ve had a lot of stress lately. I’m trying to stay calm but, honestly, I just don’t have very good stress management skills. I’m feeling okay. Not great, but not terrible either.

But hey, I still lost weight this week… and now thats starting to feel like a freaking miracle! Happy Friday, everyone! I’m definitely ready for the weekend!

Someone pls talk to me about marshfield


few people have commented about my weight and called me fat/skinny and other bullshit, I’m one of the shy people but I try to love my body. Many people tell me to be happy about my body and how good I look but if I was overweight would you say that? I know I’m underweight but I’m working on it, I love my body but I wish I could add more weight. You have to remember that it’s not only big girls who gets hurt by comments, I personally get really upset when someone mention how skinny I am and how they want to have my body, it’s not okay because I didn’t want to be this way, I have been through an eating disorder which I beat two years ago and I’m building my way to a healthy life. Damn I can’t believe I’m posting a photo of me in a bikini like this but body positivity ✨