a serrated knife

Coda to 12x12, Stuck In The Middle (With You). Destiel. 

I love you

Dean’s head is still spinning from the look in Cas’ eyes as he gasped it, black veins snaking up his entire body, claiming him. Consuming him whole.

Cas is family. He has been for quite some time now. But maybe he hasn’t got enough Winchester in him; maybe he’s really fallen too far. Winchesters don’t say I love you

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A Cornucopia of Conundrums

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 6. Part 7. Part 8. Part 9. Part 10. Part 11. Part 12. Part 13. Part 14. Part 15. Part 16.

Summary: “So what you’re saying is; you had a one-night stand with some yakuza lordling and now you’re pregnant with his baby?” SasuSaku. AU.

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Hate has caused a lot of problems, but has not solved one yet. ~ Maya Angelou

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Yamanaka Ino was a small woman with a formidable personality. Her eyes were as sharp as a serrated knife as she gave him an angry once over. Sasuke knew it was pure, unadulterated spunk that made her take a step closer and glare him in the eyes with a hawkish severity. He was almost amused.

“Don’t laugh at me,” she told him darkly.

“I’m not,” he assured her.

“I can see it in your eyes. You’re laughing at me.”

Maybe he had been. But that wasn’t why he was here. Her undignified appraisal aside, he was there to lay the foundation of a bridge – one he hoped Sakura would help him build. He didn’t know what the endgame was, but he desperately wanted to start the beginning. He stood at the threshold of her home; he could tell she would never willingly let him in again. He didn’t want to force her. In fact, he wanted her to be on his side, but that path was so twisted and turned that he didn’t know how to take the first step.

“Why are you here?” she asked.

Where’s Sakura, he heard in those words.

And that was all he needed to hear.

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anonymous asked:

Omg I love love LOVE The scars. Do you have back stories on them? How did Viktor get shot? And twice for that matter? What about the cuts on his arm? What about all the cuts on Yuuri? Some look more ragged than others (animal attack? Or a serrated knife?) Plz I love this AU and you I need more

Thanks thanks OuO
Happy you like the scars, they give me life XD
Uhhhh, I don’t have much of an idea about stories behind them tho ^^;;
Making something up off the top of my head, I’m thinking with Victor the ones on his arms come from a knife fight with some thugs encroaching on his territory. He guarded his face with his arm from one attack. The bullet wounds probably come from a time when, cornered on the docks or something, Victor was shot by JJ. Thankfully Victor’s men weren’t too far behind, and he was able to be treated.
Most of Yuri’s cuts come from various encounters with local criminals, just an occupational hazard really! O3O
I’d say the uneven looking one on his shoulder comes from a serrated knife tho, yeah :D

HOPE THAT IS SATISFACTORY TO SOME EXTENT XD
Thanks for your interest in this AU X3

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Zombie Brain Cake

Yields one cake

The things you’ll need

Red Velvet Cake
  • 4 ounces butter, unsalted
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cups sour cream
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon red gel color
  • Pan spray
  • 1 tub buttercream frosting
Marshmallow Fondant
  • 10 oz. mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup shortening, for greasing your hands
Raspberry Blood
  • 1 ¼ cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1 tsp. Red gel coloring
Equipment
  • Hand mixer
  • Rubber spatula
  • 1½-quart ovenproof glass bowl (Pyrex)
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Small hand strainer
  • Small pot
  • Small whisk
  • Small pastry brush
  • Long serrated cake knife
  • Sheet tray
  • Cake stand
  • Paring knife
  • Small offset spatula

Let’s get started!

Red Velvet Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF. Grease a 1½-quart ovenproof glass bowl.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and vanilla. In another small bowl, whisk together sour cream and milk. Pour egg mixture into butter-sugar mixture and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  5. On a low speed, alternate adding flour mixture and sour cream mixture to butter-egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour and adding the food coloring with the first addition of liquid.
  6. Pour the batter into the greased glass bowl until it is two-thirds full. You will have a little leftover batter.
  7. Slow-bake until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  8. Let the cake cool and then remove it from the bowl. Level the top with a large knife and place the cake, flat side down, on a cake plate.
  9. Use an offset spatula to frost the cake with a very thin layer of cream cheese frosting.
Raspberry Blood:
  1. 1. In a small sauce pan, whisk all the ingredients except the gel color and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Whisk in the gel color until well combined and cool to use.
Marshmallow Fondant:
  1. Pour marshmallows into a microwave-safe bowl and then stir in water to evenly coat the marshmallows.
  2. Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir. Repeat this process two more times, or until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Sift 3 cups of powdered sugar into a large bowl and make a hole in the center. Pour the melted marshmallow mixture onto the powdered sugar. Sift the rest of the powdered sugar on top of the marshmallows.
  4. Oil your hands to prevent the marshmallows from sticking to you. Knead in the sugar until you have the consistency of soft taffy and the fondant no longer sticks to your hands.

Time to decorate!

  1. Roll out the fondant into ½-inch thick ropes and arrange them on the cake to look like a brain.
  2. Use a paintbrush to brush the raspberry blood over the fondant.
  3. TaDa! This brain cake will make the perfect creepy treat for your Halloween get-together!
    Not Alone

    Reader X Yoongi (Smut, Apocalypse)

    Originally posted by taeguk


    Summary: Sure the zombies scared me, but they were the constant to the newly created world. Being alone though…that was something that scared me more. So what happens when I’m not alone anymore? And what happens if i start finding feelings for that person? Will we make it? Or will this new world infect me like the loneliness?

    **A/N: The photos used in this story are not mine; credit to owners

    Warning: This part includes near rape and may cause triggers. To skip over the scene, please scroll down to the large, bold words. There is also blood and cutting.**

    ~Part 6~

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    A Compromise

    Originally posted by bellarkemania

    Request: Reader and Bellamy like each other but are too stubborn to see that they like each other, but everyone else can see it. Can you please use 33 on the drabble game <3

     Word Count: 738 

    Drabble game 33:  I saw you staring at each other, I just wasn’t sure if it was sexual tension or murderous rage

               The air was stiff and full of tension, so thick you could cut it with a serrated knife. Bellamy stood with his arms crossed and a grimace on his face; you stood across from him with your hands on the table and a smile playing on your lips. Two alphas fighting for dominance. The others around the table looked back and forth between you two expecting a compromise soon.

               Bellamy wanted to send a group to “negotiate” peace with the Grounders nearby, but by negotiate he really meant fight them. You were against this. For many, many reasons.

               “Y/n, we have to go out there and defend our territory!” Bellamy shouted.

               “And risk the lives of our people on a power play? I don’t think so. We’re staying here.” You replied. Bellamy wasn’t used to people bossing him around. Part of him found it endearing, but more than that it pissed him off. It’d been going on like this for hours, and the others around you were getting tired of it.

               “Okay, okay! Guys, chill. Let’s take a break and meet again when everyone has calmed down.” Clarke said. You nodded and stormed out of the Ark. Clarke followed.

               “You guys are something else.” She laughed.

               “What’s that supposed to mean?” You snapped.

               “I saw you and Bellamy staring at each other, I just wasn’t sure if it was sexual tension or murderous rage.”

               You stopped in your tracks and smacked her arm. “What did you say?”

               “Oh come on. Seriously? He likes you! And from the way you talk about him, it’s obvious you like him too.”

               “No he doesn’t. He’s a solid ten and I’m a four on my good days. There’s no way.” You replied.

               “Literally everyone else sees it. And we all want it to happen…so make it happen.”

               “Well it’s not going to happen any time soon if he doesn’t get off his power trip.”

               “Go talk to him, just you two, without all the eyes on you. You’ll come up with a solution…and maybe something else.” Clarke winked.

               “I hate you.” You took her advice though, and walked to Bellamy’s tent. You heard him shuffling around, but you didn’t just want to barge in, so you knocked on the pole supporting the tent. His husky voice grunted a ‘yeah’. You entered to tent. He was sitting on the edge of his bed, rubbing his hand through his curly locks. He looked up at you and jumped from his spot, mouth open to fight.

               “Bell, I’m just here to talk. Perhaps we can work on a compromise while everyone’s not here and we can drop the tough acts.” You said calmly, your hands up in surrender.

               “Okay. But why are you so against us fighting for our people?” He asked. You paused and looked into his sparkling eyes before dropping your eyes to the floor.

               “Y/n, I can’t compromise with you if I don’t know-”

               You cut him off “-Because if fighting them means losing you…” You paused, not exactly sure how to finish that statement.

               He looked up and then at your eyes that filled slightly with tears. “What?”

               “Look, Bell,” you hesitated, “I like you, a lot, and no I don’t want to put our people at risk, but I don’t wanna loose you either.”

               He stood there so you continued, “And this is not the way I imagined telling you but this way is as good as any I guess…” He stared, you continued again, “and I didn’t want to tell you because you’re so much better than I am, inside and out, and…”

               He finally decided to speak, “That- that’s not true at all. Y/n, the reason I’m so intent on fighting is to protect you. I-I-I’ve been doing my damndest to keep you safe.”

               “What, why?”

               He turned to face you and put his hands around your face. You leaned into his hands and closed your eyes. Oh how you dreamed about this moment.

               “Have you really not noticed? I’ve been flirting with you for years-”

               “You’ve been flirting with me? For years?”

               “Yeah, thanks for noticing.” You both giggled, and the air became lighter.

               “Y/n, can I kiss you?” He asked. You smiled and nodded as he leaned in. His lips were chapped, but held a softness you didn’t expect. He pulled away all too quickly.

               “I don’t think anyone will be too impressed with this compromise…”

    So I know I get really shaky and clumsy when I’m nearing an anxiety attack.

    Well.. in my culinary class today, I was trying my god damn best to avoid an anxiety attack so instead of sitting down and letting it happen, I tried to occupy myself by doing dishes. Once again I must remind you: I GET SHAKY AND CLUMSY THE MOMENTS LEADING UP TO AN ANXIETY ATTACK. I’m so stupid because I reached to put a stock pot down and had no idea there was a serrated knife on the dish rack and well.. not to her graphic let’s just say I have a lovely shade of blue bandage on my hand now. :-)

    anonymous asked:

    First name: Jace
Nickname: Serrated Knife 
Age: 13
Gender: nonexistent 
Sexual Orientation: pan
Nationality: polish?? idk sorry
Relationship status: taken,,,,,,,,bysleep
Likes: cats dodie dnp top 
Dislikes: their aunt 
Random fact: has a twin brother

    8/10 serrated knife omg i 

    For you.

    You can not perceive Beauty with a broken eye.
    You can’t perceive Trust, but you can try.
    But I can’t cast pearls between you and I.
    I can only spread truth to those who question why.

    To the broken Souls, that want more.
    To the ones with Mercy to give but with stones and tears across their back.
    To the ones with their heads out sand.
    To those, it’s a pleasure to give a helping hand.

    For they may see the bigger picture of this life.
    They may have hope and drop their strife.
    But I’m not spilling ink to those who portray themselves as serrated knife’s.
    Nor am I willing to play the Grim Reaper’s scythe.
    I’m just here to spread hope and hopefully save a life.

    For I was given the same thing and I would only want to give more and knowing what I’m giving is something much more.
    Its the bigger picture, love it self.
    May it rest at Shore.

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    What’s in your toolkit? 

    I got a new tool bag today and while I had everything out, I thought I’d share what I carry around! 

    • 18" Tool Bag 
    • Spinning Wire Stripper 
    • Katapult Wire Stripper 
    • Electricians Tool 
    • Vise Grips 
    • Lineman’s Tool, two sizes 
    • Slip Joint Pliers Channel Lock Pliers, two sizes 
    • C-Wrench and Tether 
    • Gloves, All Black 
    • Gloves, Not All Black 
    • Ear Protection 
    • Safety Glasses 
    • Precision Screw Drivers 
    • Hex Key Set 
    • Zip Ties 
    • Hair Pin 
    • Tweaker 
    • Tweezers 
    • Collapsing Scissors 
    • Electrical Tape 
    • Neck Lamp 
    • Flat Head Screwdrivers, four sizes 
    • Philips Head Screwdrivers, two sizes 
    • Needle Nosed Pliers, four sizes 
    • End Snips 
    • Diagonal Cutters, three sizes 
    • Pencil 
    • Pen 
    • Folding Knife, partially serrated 
    • Multi-tool, Leatherman Rebar 
    • Multimeter 

    A lot of this is not everyday use stuff, but things that I either don’t want to share or borrow, have a specific preference about, or don’t trust a venue to have. There are also things that are in there because I may have needed it once and not had it so now it goes in the bag every time.

    How to make the perfect Christmas truffle

    Give the humble chocolate truffle a Christmas makeover, with tips and tricks guaranteed to ensure your delicious treats are on everyone’s list!

    1. Chocolate, meet double cream. Double cream, meet chocolate. You are a match made in truffle-dom. These are your two essential ingredients - use equal amounts of each and you can’t go wrong!

    2. To make 50 truffles, you’ll need 300ml double cream and 300ml chocolate, plus 50g butter and 1tsp vanilla extract. 

    3. In a pan, heat the double cream and the butter on a medium heat until the cream is just starting to simmer, then remove from the hob.

    4. Meanwhile, chop up the chocolate into small pieces (the smaller the better!) using a serrated knife. 

    5. Add the small chocolate pieces to the warm cream and stir continuously, adding the vanilla essence, until the chocolate has completely melted and the mixture is silky smooth. For a festive flavour add the zest and juice of an orange.

    6. Leave the mixture in the fridge for approximately 4 hours until it has set (just enough time to put your feet up and relax!)

    7. Once set, use a teaspoon to scoop out small amounts of the mixture and roll into a ball shape with your hands. This can get sticky so rub some vegetable oil on your palms first!

    8. Place the truffles on a sheet of greaseproof paper and pop back in the fridge to chill. If you’re in a rush, you can put them in the freezer for 15 minutes (no longer!)

    9. Ensure that at least one truffle doesn’t make it to the chilling stage as it’s your duty as chief taster to sample the goods!

    10. Melt some chocolate to coat your truffles, set aside in a bowl.

    11. Take the truffles out of the fridge and, using a skewer or cocktail stick, dip them one at a time into the melted chocolate, then immediately return them to the greaseproof paper. For added flavour and texture, why not dip them into bowls of chopped hazelnuts or pistachios?

    12. If you don’t fancy melting any more chocolate, simply coat your truffles in cocoa powder or a pinch of cinnamon.

    Olicity fic:

    Title: Four conversations that Felicity and Oliver have had in bed
    Rating: T
    Pairing: Olicity
    Characters: Oliver Queen, Felicity Smoak

    Summary: Three in Nanda Parbat, one in Starling city.

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    1.

    In the first five minutes after, in Nanda Parbat, as they’re still catching their breath, Felicity runs her fingers over Oliver’s chest, up to his jaw and back, her brow furrowed, slick with sweat.

    She catches his smile. “What?”

    “I’ve never seen you so quiet before.”

    Felicity shrugs, lips quirking. “Don’t have much to say right now.”

    “No?”

    “No.”

    She’s running her fingers along the fault lines in his skin, tracing the outline of a burn scar, then the ridge left by a serrated knife, then the nick by a sword –

    “What’re you thinking about?”

    “I’m not thinking.”

    “You’re always thinking,” he nudges her and she smiles, her mouth soft.

    “I’m memorizing.”

    “Memorizing what?”

    “You.” She plants a little kiss in the centre of his chest and he wonders how the hell he’s got lucky enough to have this moment with her.

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    Sawn off Baguette knife .

    Cut down and pimped for CQB (close quarter baguette) use a rather horrid looking stainless serrated bread knife .

    After carefully cutting and reshaping the blade it was etched and stonewashed , re sharped , handles dyed a tad darker and the brass pins aged to complete the new package .

    Super-Simple Beef Teriyaki Stir-fry (with Bonus Rice!)

    I’ve been through a lot of cookbooks and found a lot of really complicated teriyaki and stir-fry recipes, so I decided to distill them down to their essence.  The sauce part of this can be made ahead, and the actual kitchen time is thirty minutes or less, depending on how long it takes your stove to heat up!

    Materials:

    wok or skillet (cast iron cooks more evenly, but nonstick works just as well)

    measuring cup (at least 1 cup) and spoons (tablespoon and teaspoon size)

    sharp knife (non-serrated, like a chef’s knife or a santoku)

    cutting board

    container with lid or saran wrapjar with lid (like a Mason or Ball jar; old sauce or fruit jars work great for this)tongs or a slotted spoon (heat-safe AND liquid-safe; be careful if you’re using grilling tools because some of them will not stand up to hot liquid)

    Ingredients:

    about ½ pound of beef per person (I typically go for sirloin tips, but other cuts can be used as well; it’s a great use of leftovers of “nicer” cuts like filet mignon or ribeye which will just need gentle reheating; this is GREAT use of those packages in the market that are labelled for use-today sale)

    2 tablespoons of sugar

    ½ cup of soy sauce (the low-sodium kind is better; otherwise the saltiness starts to overwhelm everything else)

    ½ cup of oil (vegetable; I prefer canola)

    ½ cup of orange juice (tenderises the meat; ‘Some Pulp’ is best, and definitely avoid the ‘No Pulp’ kind which does not do as good a job)

    1 teaspoon of ground ginger (as a starting point, this produces a mild sauce; if you want something bitier, double down and go for 2 teaspoons, or go for freshly-grated ginger)

    1 clove of garlic, pressed or chopped

    Process:

    1.  Mix everything but the beef together in the jar.  Order doesn’t matter, as long as it all gets in there.  Shake it vigorously for 10-20 seconds, and stick it into the fridge for at least two hours.  The longer you leave it in there, the better the ingredients will combine.  It will keep in there for two or three days, if you go in there and shake it up again 2x a day or so.

    2. 2-8 hours before you’re ready to eat, slice the beef.  You want each slice to be ¼-1/3” thick; get a ruler and measure it if you need to.  The point here is THIN STRIPS that have plenty of surface area to soak up the marinade and which will cook quickly.  Try and get them all about even.

    3.  Grab your marinade out of the fridge, and give it another vigorous shake.

    4.  Put the sliced beef in the bowl, and pour the marinade over it until it’s not quite covered.  If there’s extra marinade, hold it back—you can either save it to make another portion with, or pour it over the finished product as a sauce.  Cover the bowl.  Put the marinading beef in the fridge until about half an hour before you’re ready to eat.  Give it at least two hours in there; the longer it stays in, the better it will soak up the flavour.

    5.  Ten to fifteen minutes before you’re ready to eat, put a few drops of water into the empty skillet and put it on the stove.  Set it to medium (if you have a gas stove, low-medium will probably be plenty).  Make sure you’re using a burner large enough to cover the entire flat part of the bottom of the skillet.  Watch the water droplets; when they vanish, splash a few more drops in.  If they sizzle, it’s hot enough to cook in!

    6.  Grab your beef out of the fridge and drain out the marinade.  Don’t try to save it, it’s been exposed to raw beef.  Using the tongs or slotted spoon, put it all into the skillet.

    7.  Now comes the stir-frying.  Keep the meat moving in the pan while it’s cooking!  If you’ve sliced it properly, it should take 6-8 minutes to cook.  You’ll probably need to drain off the liquid again in the middle.  BE CAREFUL!  Hot oil/fat will pop and splash while it’s on the heat.  It’s very easy to overcook the meat, so be very careful; check it often by pulling out a piece with the tongs, putting it on the cutting board, and slicing it.  You want little-to-no pink and it should be very easy to slice.

    8.  As soon as it’s done, take it off the heat and put it on a plate.  It doesn’t need setting time.  Enjoy!  It will cool quickly.  Unfortunately it does not do very good for leftovers as-is; there is a fine line between ‘done just right’ and ‘overdone like boot leather’ that it is difficult to reheat.  But it is also good cold, especially on a sandwich!

    Chicken can be substituted for the beef very easily.  If you do chicken instead, leave the orange juice in if you’re doing light meat; it doesn’t make much difference either way with dark meat.  Everything else stays the same, including the cooking times!

    Vegetables can be added into this easily.  Thinly sliced carrots, broccoli, or broccolini (bitter! add some more salt or use the extra marinade as a sauce) can be added into the stir-frying beef with 2-3 minutes left.  Bean sprouts can be added in with 1-2 minutes left.  Cut down on the meat if you’re adding vegetables in.

    BONUS: Sticky Rice

    You’ll probably need to go to the Asian market for this short-grain rice, which is also called ‘sweet’ or ‘glutinous’ (though I don’t think it has any gluten in it).  It’s not the same as Japanese sushi (or Calrose) rice.  Look for a brand called Mei Gui Hua, or ask an employee.  It’s typically sold in a 5lb bag and is quite inexpensive.  You can rinse or soak it if you’d like, but it’s not necessary.

    Cook it using the same process as you would for regular rice except:

    1) You’ll want about 7/8 cup of water to every ½ cup of dry rice.  Definitely don’t add so much as a full cup.  It’s better to add too little water and have to put a bit more in as it’s cooking than to put too much in from the start!

    2) A non-stick pan is MUCH easier to clean, as it does leave a good deal of its sticky behind.

    3) I’ve found it cooks a little better without the lid on the pot!

    It’s very different taste and texture from long-grain rices.  It can be eaten on its own, and it also works very well as a base to the teriyaki!

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    Breakfast sushi
    Sushi isn’t just for lunch or dinner. Granted, you won’t find any fish or wasabi here. I’m talking about replacing all those savory elements with fruit and all good things to start your day off right. I’m also getting rid of the rice and replacing that with a low carb, high fiber tortilla.
    Listed below are just two sushi creations, but the possibilities are endless. Use what you have on hand and get creative!

    banana & pear sushi:


    1 tortilla
    banana
    pear, cut into match sticks
    2T pb2, prepared (powdered peanut butter)
    1T oats (optional)
    chia seeds

    •Mix pb2 and oats together and spread onto the tortilla
    •Place pear sticks on the bottom end of the tortilla.
    •Lay the banana on top of the pear, straightening out the banana carefully.
    •Start at the bottom and begin rolling the tortilla all the way up.
    •Once rolled into a “sushi roll”, use a serrated knife and slice the roll in half.
    •Then cut those halves in half, and again with those halves so you’ll end up with 8 pieces.
    •Take the 2 ends off and eat those :)
    •Place the 6 pieces flat side down and top with chia seeds.
    •Enjoy!

    blueberry coconut sushi


    1 tortilla
    banana
    2T pb2, prepared
    1T oats
    2t shredded coconut, separated (1t, 1t)
    blueberries
    a sprinkling of chia seeds (<1/2t)
    1T syrup

    •Mix pb2 with oats and 1t coconut.
    •Spread mixture onto tortilla.
    •At the bottom end, lay the banana (straightening slightly)
    •Roll up the “sushi roll” and cut into 8 pieces.
    •If your ends are less than par, eat ’em :) and lay the 6 pieces flat.
    •Top with remaining coconut, chia seeds and blueberries.
    •Drizzle on some syrup and enjoy!