“Okay, hot wings or barbecue wings?” Scott pokes his head into his room, covering the mouth piece on the phone with his hand.
You give him a ‘duh’ look. “Both.”
He laughs. “Good call.” He leaves the room and continues his order.
You, Scott, and Stiles had always been best friends. It’d been the three of you since you started walking. Your moms were friends so when they were together you were too. Recently you and Scott had been hanging out a lot. Stiles was always invited, he just chose to hang out with Lydia.
Scott jumps on the bed beside you. “Food’s ordered, they’ll be here in 30.” He sprawls out, putting his legs in your lap.
“It’s nice to have a day off.” You playfully smack his leg.
2 lb chicken wings, separated into drums and flats
Seasoning blend (you may or may not use all of it) - 5 tbsp of each: smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, granulated garlic, granulated onion, Indian red pepper, hot paprika, cumin + 2 tbsp kosher salt, + 1 tbsp baking powder
Ingredients for Sauce
½ cup Honey Chipotle barbecue sauce (purchased from Williams-Sonoma)
¼ cup Peri Peri sauce
3 tbsp sweet chili
2 tsp raw honey
½ apple cider vinegar
Preheat the oven to 420 degrees Fahrenheit.
Clean and completely dry your chicken wings using paper towels.
In a large bowl, toss your chicken wings into the coating mixture and ensure that each wing is evenly coated.
Using a baking sheet (preferably with a wire rack), place the chicken wings in a single layer and cook for 20 minutes, flip and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
After the last 15 minutes, remove the wings from the oven, turn on your oven’s broiler, brush the chicken wings with the sauce and broil for 1-2 minutes until caramelized.
Repeat on the opposite side of the wings.
NOTE: using a wire rack helps with the air circulation and ensures that the entire wing gets crispy.
Remove from the oven, garnish with fresh cilantro, and serve.
Below are just some of the faux meat products available at
many supermarkets, health food stores, and co-ops. Some grocery chains, such as
Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market, also offer store-brand options.
Cincinnati Chili Dog by Field Roast
The Cincinnati Chili Dog by Field Roast
Cedar Lake Deli
Franks, Tofu Links, Tofu Franks
Dogs, Smart Dogs Jumbo, Tofu Pups
SoyBoy Not Dogs,
Tofurky Hot Dogs,
Jumbo Hot Dogs
Yves Meatless Hot
Dog, Meatless Jumbo Dog, The Good Dog, Tofu Dog
Gardein Burger With Vegan Cheese (via Mike Hipp)
Amy’s Kitchen All
American Burger, Bistro Burger, California Veggie Burger, Quarter Pound Veggie
Burger, Texas Burger, Sonoma Veggie Burger, Black Bean Veggie Burger
Beyond Meat The
Beast Burger, Beastly Sliders
Boca Original Vegan
Ultimate Beefless Burger and Sliders, Garden Veggie Burger, Chipotle Black Bean
Burger and Sliders
Bean Chipotle Veggie Burgers, Veggie Medley Veggie Burgers
Quorn Vegan Burgers
Sol Cuisine Burger
Yves Meatless Beef
Sandwich with Tofurky Deli Slices
Sandwich with Tofurky Deli Slices
Field Roast Thin
Deli Sliced Field Roast (Lentil Sage, Wild Mushroom, Smoked Tomato)
Deli (Ham, Pepperoni, Turkey, Bologna)
Tofurky Deli Slices
(Oven Roasted, Peppered, Hickory Smoked, Italian Deli, Bologna Style, Roast
Beef Style, Smoked Ham Style, Pepperoni)
Hey, nerds and nerd allies. It’s Autism Awareness Month. And Autism Acceptance Month. And one really important thing to be aware of and accept about autism is: Autistic people aren’t a monolith. People have come up with various paradigms to describe this situation: the autism spectrum, the “sundae bar” metaphor, the “barbecue chicken wings” metaphor (mild autism, spicy autism, honey mustard autism), and some more serious-minded stuff in the DSM and clinical literature. But a lot of popular metaphors lack a base of commonly defined meanings (what exactly is ultraviolet autism? Spicy autism? Banana split autism?) and the official categories can be too pathologizing and focused on what NT outsiders think is clinically significant rather than the experiences of autistic people.
So I humbly present, for your consideration, a new approach to autism classification. This is based not in psychological or neurological theory, but in autistic culture itself - specifically, in the analysis and discussion of the potential autistic traits of popular fictional characters.
Here is a list with some alternatives/substitutes suitable for vegans. They are divided by type. If you have any product to add feel free to message me and I’ll update the list. Each one has a direct link to the corresponding websites so you can check the ingredients and where those are available.
(based on people I know)
Aries: the color red, gym rats, second base under the bleachers, summer barbecues, coke
Taurus: hot wings, stripes, the chrome filter, big brown eyes, late night munchies at 7/11, dogs
Gemini: spring blooming, contagious laughter, butts, love triangles, pedicures, trampolines
Cancer: artistic tears, scented candles, rain boots, rom coms, the best hug you’ve ever had, cats
Leo: pixel art, long paragraph texts, the Santa Monica Pier, dirty jokes, skin on skin, decorative pillows
Virgo: Full House, mothers, hardwood floors, cool socks, green, long walks around the city, memes
Libra: champagne, reality TV, cuddling, bouquets, coachella bands, staircases, dancing
Scorpio: music festivals, hurt feelings, open car windows on rainy days, bonfires, horror movies
Sagittarius: cult movies, bright colors, sneaking out at night, painting nails, spontaneous Skype sex
Capricorn: classic books, hot rods, fathers, bed sheets fresh from the dryer, café dates
Aquarius: Venice beach, playful underwear, thrift stores, getting sucked into the waves, long Instagram bios
Pisces: Glee, free gifts, vinyl albums, talks about the future, falling asleep in class, scrunchies
5'2". smells vaguely of patchouli and some sort of bad behavior. will not question anything. needs to learn how to question everything. dark featured. face riddled with more faces. eyes you can peel into segments. orange-like. clementine almost. fleshy, pulpy mass. too many strands of eyebrows. not enough eyelashes. mouth full of not-mouths. words full of non-words. everything sticking out of the edges. hands soft except for the knuckles. strong legs that are not used enough. loves the rain. needs the rain. craves blue skies. believes in summer showers. hopes, hopes, hopes. belly soft and worn like leather. a gold ring stolen from london. always worn. sometimes, her feet smell. eat after five days of opening. she is always thirsty. almost convinced she is immortal. craves the ocean. needs to be submerged. feels nothing until she feels everything. constant vibrations. always missing something. is bad at calling people in other countries. post-office anxiety. cannot talk about things that concern the heart. doesn’t know, doesn’t know. dreams of flying, of finding new ways to breathe. climbs into things and sees what she displaces. always displaces too much. hello, hi. voice soft, comforting to others. will shrink if put in the oven. bake at 350 degrees or till brown around the edges. cool for 15 minutes before touching. let her climb and disappear. give her ropes and attach them to cloud places. solitary creature with unsolitary habits. if you peeled her away you would find a box of old teeth, stained cotton candy blue. if you peeled her away you would find a pulpy mass. a box of wet wipes. use to clean hands after eating barbecue wings. leave her on a table. don’t take her home. tip 15% for parties of 8 or more.