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Butternut Squash, Lentil and Spinach Curry

Ingredients:

  • 320 g butternut squash (just the flesh)
  • 60 g uncooked mixed lentils
  • ½ vegetable stock cube
  • 40 g white onion, chopped
  • 40 g thai red curry paste
  • 200 g full fat coconut milk (½ a can)
  • 200 g chopped tomatoes
  • 150 g young spinach
  • 1 naan bread to serve

Recipe:

  1. First, pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4/350F/180C and line a roasting tray with foil or parchment.
  2. Cut the butternut squash into bite-size chunks, then line up on the tray and spray with a little cooking spray. Roast for 30-40 minutes until tender, stirring halfway.
  3. Meanwhile, rinse the lentils before adding to a pot along with the stock cube and covering with cold water. Bring to the boil, then allow to simmer for 12 minutes.
  4. Heat some cooking spray on a non-stick pan and add the onions. Fry until soft, then add the curry paste, tomatoes and coconut milk. Stir every so often as the sauce thickens (about 10 minutes). Meanwhile, heat up the naan bread in the oven.
  5. Finally, add the squash, lentils and spinach to the curry and season to taste. Cook for another couple of minutes, then serve with the naan bread.

Notes: I adapted this (with little change) from a BBC recipe to cook for my mum on our vegan nights because we both LOVE curry and this was a hit!

Serves 3, 274 calories

Keystone (3-part series) by Chandri

[106,961w | Explicit]

A world without parents is a lonely, portless world with no safety and no justice - this is a truth Stiles Stilinski learned when he was very young. But at nine years old, at twelve, he couldn’t understand just how true it was; that the powerful, indefinable wrongness that obscured his memories of his mother was more than a child’s sense of unfairness at having his mom taken away.

It’s not until a globetrotting great-aunt blows back into town after a many-years absence that it starts to dawn on him: that his mother’s death was anything but natural; that it was certainly anything but fair.

Note: This was submitted back when this blog was just starting up (five months ago!!) and I’ve finally gotten around to reading it! Thanks to mouseface for sending it in.

First off, I’m honestly stunned this fic isn’t one of the fandom darlings planted firmly on every Sterek rec list ever made. Seriously. I’m baffled. I’m rubbing my eyes and staring at the measly 90 kudos the final part has scrounged, wondering how it could have slipped through the cracks, and actually getting kind of mad about it?

It involves the discovery that everyone’s memories of Stiles’ mother have been tampered with and that Stiles and Derek’s histories are more closely intertwined than they ever could have realised. (When I read the series summary, I thought it was implying that the Sheriff is dead too, which is a sometimes-dealbreaker for me. If you’re the same, have no fear! He’s very much alive. Edit: Also, the series is marked as incomplete, but the ending of the third part reads as a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, so you don’t need to worry about cliffhangers!)

It’s cerebral and confidently written, with complex original characters that blend seamlessly into the universe, and a lovely slow burn to Derek and Stiles’ relationship. It also gets better and better as the parts go on. If there was ever a fic in this fandom deserving of more love, this is it. Let’s make a difference!

Thanks again mouseface for reccing it!

anonymous asked:

i really like hearing you be bitter about comics bc its. hard for me to get into them so it's like? bypassing all the bs and just quietly not really not knowing whats going on and going "well that sounds really cool gad dang" bc that sounds like the typical experience with none of the heartbreak

it’s funny because i’m always warning people that i don’t really read many comics and i’m actually a terrible comics fan who doesn’t know shit about shit, but then someone (by someone i mean @elvensemi) will say something about the x-men and i’ll go on a tear for like an hour summarizing five years of comics in order to explain why gambit successfully seducing an energy being who used to work at a gas station is simultaneously hilarious and completely unnecessary because he never should have been dropped in the arctic to die in the first place

“i don’t actually read that many comics, idk if i’d call myself a comics fan per se” - me, the person whose grandpa owned a comic shop, who read through at least ten boxes worth of comics in middle school and has over a thousand comics on comixology and has written 200k of comic fanfic

Flourless low carb brownies (3 ingredients only!) for Sunday mornings!

• 100 g of cocoa powder
• 2 eggs
• stevia extract
• 300 ml of water (doesn’t count, right?)

Boil cocoa and stevia in a hot water until dissolved. Put aside, let it cool down a little. Whip the egg whites (you may want to add some salt or lemon juice to make the process easier, but this it depends on you only), also put aside. Stir the yolks into the chocolate mixture, then add the whites. Bake for 8 minutes at 200C. Cut into squares, serve cold 😉

Secretly paleo, vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, low carb, sugar free and low calorie :)

Vegetable and Bean Chilli:

Ingredients:

  • ½ tsp oil
  • 20 g red onion, chopped
  • 65 g vegan frozen mince
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 40 g frozen slices peppers
  • 40 g frozen sweetcorn
  • 40 g frozen sliced mushrooms
  • 80 g frozen mixed veg
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¾ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ can of chopped tomatoes (200 g)
  • ¼ can of red kidney beans (60 g drained)

Recipe:

  1. Start by heating the oil in the pan and frying the onion until soft, then add the mince and cook until brown, followed by the tomato puree and the soy sauce. Cook for a further minute.
  2. Add in the rest of the frozen vegetables and fry until thawed before adding all the spices and stirring to coat all of them evenly.
  3. Finally, add in the chopped tomatoes and the beans and cook until it reaches your desired consistency.

Notes: Pretty simple lunch which was cheap and easy to make. What more do you need?

291 calories.

carry me to love again by nighimpossible

[3000w | Mature]

Stiles picks up Derek on the side of the road. Post 3A.

Note: This is one of the ones I’ve found after trawling through my entire AO3 history. The characterisations are perfect, such a joy to read, and there’s even a bit of bedsharing (who doesn’t like a bit of bedsharing?!)

celestial-demigod-deactivated20  asked:

"you smell really nice" angst

I didn’t know what character you wanted this with, so I went ahead and picked myself! Hope that’s okay;;


“Mm, you smell really nice” he murmured into her neck as he dragged his lips across her skin. He smiled when he heard her laugh, still hoarse from just waking up.

“I told you, that tickles!” MC giggled, snuggling into his chest.

He loved spending early mornings with her like this; free to show affection without the pressure of anyone’s expectations of them. He wasn’t the sharp-shooting Ambassador or the son of an infamous politician; he was simply a man seeking the comfort of his girlfriend’s gentle touch. Shuichi flipped MC around so she was facing him, and he kissed her on the forehead. His hands found his way to her dark locks, and he ran his fingers through her hair. The motion sent the scent of her shampoo into the air, which made Shuichi smile once again. He always found her scent intoxicating, a fact that he would rarely admit out loud. He became lost in his thoughts until the sensation of MC nibbling on his lower lip brought him back to reality.

“What do you say we stay inside since it’s our day off? I’ll get up and make us espresso in a bit” she said, a lopsided smile on her face. The simple expression made his heart race, and he brushed her hair behind her ear.

“That sounds lovely” he replied softly.


Shuichi jolted up with a start. The vivid dream felt all too real, and he took a moment for his eyes to adjust to the darkness. The man rubbed his temples and looked to his side, noticing how large his bed felt without her beside him.

“I never should have pushed her away,” he revealed to no one in particular, his voice ringing out eerily in the stifling darkness.

tagged by the beautiful and talented @thesammtimes 

// i hope you’re doing well, sam~ ♡ i know you’re going through a lot and i’m sending you all my love and strength //

pick a story/scenario/etc. from a few muses/idols you write for that you really enjoyed writing, whether it gained popularity or not – and then tag your favorite fellow writers to share their own favorite works as well! 

bts

big bang

exo

got7

love affairs

optional bias

  • kisses drabbles ~ x o x o

tvxq/jyj

it’s 4am i have way too many drabbles and couldn’t check through all of them so i only have a few list asdfhjkgjlagge

tagging; @infinitetvxqscenarios // miss you andiie~ hope you’re doing well~ // x @venjaeance x @seokvie x @parkjinyoungology x @jingogi@imdifferentshadesofpurple x @yves-saintlaurtuan x @jinmeowie x @m-yien@dailydoseofscenarios x @kpopfanfictrash x @the-porcelain-doll-xo 

and all my other writing loves~ sry… again its 4am and i’m forgetting so many ppl TT of course you don’t have to do this but please do tag me if you do bc i wanna see all your own faves and reread/read your scenarios again ^^

6

Wild Nothing’s lead singer, Jack Tatum, came up with the album art for his second album. He wanted to have alternate covers with a classic and elegant look to them, but he felt like things were missing from album packaging. He created six distinct covers for the vinyl release of the album, all individually beautiful art that embody the dream-pop sounds that flow through Nocturne. (x)

I Guess Studying Can Wait...

A/N: I was studying for a test that is tomorrow but this idea came to mind and I HAD TO WRITE IT. I may fail this test but shush, this was more important!! I Swear!


Request/Prompt: XX

Summary: You forget to study for a test, before you could leave Jason distracts you

Relationship: Jason Todd x Reader

Warning(s): Make-out scene?? 

Word Count: 300+

Note: XX

Tags: @solis200213 @colormemeow @wynterrobin @crazyfangirl1810 @just-a-girl-maybe (I think thats it? if i forgot to tag you I’m sorry!!)



You cared very much for your grades in school and couldn’t have a bad mark on any assignment or test you were given. You always studied a week before and somehow memorized everything you learned, however lately you were slacking off and it was only last minute you remembered about a big test on Monday. You were at the Wayne Manor watching a few movies with Jason when it suddenly hit you in the face, your eyes widened and you jumped up from the couch causing Jason to jump at your sudden actions.


“Y/N?” He reached over and grabbed your arm with a concerned look over his face, pulling you back towards him. His hand landing on your hip as you were turned to look at him, your hands pressing against his chest.


“Y/N?! What’s wron-”


“I forgot about the test that was on monday, if I don’t get a good mark on this my grades could PLUMMET. My parents would kick my ass!” You try to get out of Jason’s hold to get out of the Manor and back home so you could start studying. But you failed miserably as Jason only seemed to hold onto you tighter to prevent you from running off.


You saw him roll his eyes as you glared up at him, using all the strength you had in attempt to get out, “Jason! Let go-” You were taken by surprise as he slipped his arm around your waist and pressed himself against you, his other hand coming up and resting on your cheek, closing the distance between you two in a slow kiss. You were hesitant, but slowly you began to kiss back with your arms looping around his neck, breathing in his scent while holding back the urge to moan as he nipped at your lip. You ran your fingers through his hair, feeling your shirt slowly riding up your torso while Jason’s cold hand pressed against your bareback.


You pulled back with a small gasp, both you and Jason heavily panting and faces flushed red. You couldn’t help but smirk as you lean forward just a touch, your lips brushing against his but you didn’t connect them, feeling his other hand slowly trailing down your body only to stop at your hip.


“I guess studying can wait…”

the wilderness (3-part series) by ceserabeau

[9202w | Mature/Explicit]

When Stiles pictured Derek’s return to Beacon Hills, he never imagined this: late night in the cereal aisle at the grocery store, Stiles in sweatpants and a shirt long overdue a wash, glancing left from the Captain Crunch and Lucky Charms to find Derek Hale, four feet away, pulling a box of muesli off the shelf.

Rec’d by @notvirginawoolf!

Note: I love fics where Derek comes back to Beacon Hills after a few years have passed, and how effortless and natural their relationship is once they’ve each found some balance amongst the supernatural craziness. This was a joy to read from start to finish!


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