anonymous asked:

I can't spices dye them being to strong. And one the worse ones (for my whole life), have been black pepper. My mother likes to add it to almost every meal she makes. But when I complain, people laugh at because it is suppose to a weak spice/flavour. I don't know what to do. I'm not officially diagnosed so no one would take me seriously. Any advice

Anon, I am mad about this for you. I hate this kind of crap, when people laugh/refuse to accept other people’s food sensitivities.

Because I am not much of a cook, I consulted with my partner, who is. My partner enjoys very spicy food. I do not. They don’t have a problem not drowning my food in pepper, which they know I can’t handle.

They confirmed that only for a few meals do you add the pepper early in cooking process. Most meals, you add it at the end.

Since pepper is added towards the end of the food-prep process, it should not be very difficult at all for your mom to restrain herself from peppering up all your food. It should not mean extra labor on her part.

I would try to talk to her about this well ahead of any meal time. Approach the topic as neutrally as possible. Don’t bring it up when you’re currently feeling annoyed/mad about it. There’s a better chance she’ll listen and take you seriously if you can approach this calmly.

Tell her that you would like to be the one to add pepper to your own meals from now on. It might be nice to thank her for cooking for you, too. Cooking is labor, and it’s nice to get recognition for tasks like cooking that can often go unacknowledged. Compliments can function as a form of thanking.

You might say something like: “Hey mom, thank you for cooking for us. Those pancakes you made yesterday were delicious. By the way, I’ve been meaning to ask you something… When we have meals with pepper, I’d like to be the one to add my own pepper. I know you like your meals a bit spicier than I do. I figured it’d be easier on us all if I just add my own.”

If you want absolutely no pepper on any meal ever, you might say: “Hey mom, thank you for cooking for us. Those pancakes you made yesterday were delicious. By the way, I’ve been meaning to ask you something… When we have meals with pepper, I’d rather just skip the pepper. Would you mind just not adding pepper to my meal? I’m much more sensitive to pepper than you are, and I want to enjoy your cooking without pepper.”

Then, follow up again the next time she’s making a meal that will probably feature pepper. Remind her that you’d like to add the pepper yourself. “Hey mom, just a reminder that I’ll add my own pepper. Thanks mom.” or “ Hey mom, just a reminder that I’d like to skip the pepper. Thanks mom.”

IF you know you want no pepper ever BUT you also know that your family can’t/won’t accept the idea that someone just doesn’t want pepper… then I would suggest saying you’d like to add your own pepper. And then, when it’s time for you to add your own pepper… just give the bottle the tiniest shake, so that very little or (even better) nothing comes out.

Hopefully your mom will accept this request.

As for the other people laughing when you don’t want pepper or react badly to pepper… try to react to their laughing/joking as little as possible. Make teasing you as boring for them as possible by not really reacting. If you can, just change the subject to something else. Maybe ask them a question so you get them talking about themselves rather than you.

Family: Haha, anon’s not eating pepper again, isn’t that the most hilarious thing in the universe ever.
You: Okay. So how was your day? (Or: “Aren’t dolphins amazing creatures?” Or: “How about that Sports Team?” Or: anything else you can think of to say.)

By the way: Not everyone likes pepper. Autistic or not. Not everyone likes the same amount of pepper. It is extremely reasonable for each person to add their own pepper (or no pepper) as a normal practice.

Hope this helps.

- Lissa, a fellow pepper-disliker

anonymous asked:

Pepper are you happy mama ryuji and papa Akira are dogs just like you? What about you tadashi?

Pepper: *tail is wagging* I’m glad Mama found me! Tada and me get along fine… he just keeps hogging Mama.

((Who let the dogs out? 9/15))

Carl the Animator: “It’s kinda cheesy, but I still like the whole ‘Shaggy and Scooby ice cream with a pickle on top’ thing.”

Ted the Animator: “…wait, that’s not a pepper?”

Carl the Animator: “Nah, it’s a pickle in the script, so I drew a pickle.”

Ted the Animator: “That… no. Pickles are rounded on the ends.”

Carl the Animator: “Lies. Look, it’s got the curve, just like a pickle!”

Ted the Animator: “Have you never seen a pickle before, Carl?”

Carl the Animator: “Yeah, I get them in chopped in burritos and stuff all the time.”

Ted the Animator: “…those are peppers, Carl.”

Carl the Animator: “You’re pulling my leg.”

Ted the Animator: “Google it.”

Carl the Animator: “…”

Ted the Animator: “See?”

Carl the Animator: “Ok, yeah, those… those might have been peppers.”

Ted the Animator: “Did you ever go to a self-defense shop, and ask to buy some Cucumber Spray?”

Carl the Animator: “Oh, shaddup. Let me be unknowledgeable of deli items in peace.”


Rosemary, pepper, lavender skillet bread.
2 cups lukewarm water
2 ¼ tsp yeast
4 1/3 cups flour
1 tbsp herb mix
Rock salt
Olive oil

Herb mix: grind black pepper corns, lavender rosemary and salt in a mortar using equal parts (maybe a smudge less lavender than everything else)

In a bowl, add water and yeast, stir to dissolve and let set for 5 minutes.
Add in 1 cup flour and herb mix, stirring with a wooden spoon.
Continue adding in flour until fully mixed.
Cover and Let proof in a warm spot for an hour.
Coat your cast iron skillet with olive oil and sprinkle flour on the dough and your hands to help minimize stickiness.
Fold “ugly parts” under and place in oiled pan.
Cover and let sit another 30 minutes
Preheat oven to 400 F
Pour more olive oil on top to make sure the entire top is coated.
Sprinkle salt and extra herbs on top, cut an X and bake for approximately 30 minutes depending on size of pan.
Top will be a nice brown, transfer to a cooling rack, or serve in the skillet after letting it cool down.

Pepper for invigorating energies, rosemary for peace, salt for cleansing, lavender for calming, and yeast for growth.


“Time to answer questions!!”
“Good god Goth, did you give him too much sugar?”
“I mean, that’s his nickname for a reason-”
“Language Pepper!!”
Goth and Pepper belong to @nekophy
Sugar belongs to @blogthegreatrouge