beetroot juice

Pink pancakes Sunday 💕Today is an important day being the final vote for the French presidential elections and as anxiety rises, pancakes are a much needed comfort food 🌟
The color is completely natural and obtained from a juiced beetroot ! I simply added this juice to my usual pancake recipe and they turned out super moist (sorry I know everyone finds this word super cringy)
Happy Sunday xx

anonymous asked:

fic tropes: coffee shop AU

Okay, I love, love, love coffee shop AUs, but let me change it up a bit. I give you… Overpriced trendy juice bar AU! 

  • Eggsy works in a juice bar and lowkey hates it, because making freshly squeezed juices is a pain in the ass and protein smoothies are the bane of his existence
  • Still, the pay is ok and the hours are decent and most of the staff is decent too
  • Kingsman doctors ban Harry from drinking coffee during his recovery after he gets injured on a mission. 
  • Roxy, the new Lancelot, recommends drinking orange juice in the morning instead of coffee, because she’s healthy like that
  • So Harry takes her advice and goes into the nearest Boost* instead of Caffe Nero
  • And he really has to thank Roxy for her suggestion because all he needs to wake up properly is one look at the incredibly handsome young man behind the counter
  • And Eggsy forgets the script he’s supposed to follow and only asks if the fucking hot as shit bloke would like to sign up for the loyalty club because he wants to get his full name
  • So Harry goes to get his juice every morning and is terribly disappointed when the lad - Gary, according to his name tag - isn’t on the morning shift
  • Eggsy gets reprimanded by his manager for not following script when serving the bloke - Harry, and he knows that because he did have to take the name for his order one morning so fuck you, manager, he’s following the script (sort of) - so he makes sure to offer Harry all the extras next time and to his surprise, Harry lets him throw all sorts of boosters in there
  • Eventually Harry branches out and tries other things, and he’s been getting friendlier with Gary, so he lets the lad surprise him
  • Harry asks for a surprise, so Eggsy makes him the drink equivalent of Marmite - some hate it, some love it and Eggsy is curious to see which side Harry is on. Harry takes a sip of the juice and looks like he wants to throw up and Eggsy is suddenly afraid that Harry’s going to be mad at him, if the way he resolutely throws the cup into the trash is any indication
  • Harry is afraid that he’s insulted Gary, but honestly, beetroot and ginger should never be juiced, especially not together with celery 
  • Eggsy offers to make him something sweet to wash the taste out
  • Harry is distracted by a small speck of juiced beetroot on the lad’s bicep and says that he ‘’will take you then, Gary’’
  • Eggsy blushes
  • Harry realises what he has said
  • ‘’It’s actually Eggsy. I mean, it’s actually Gary, but no one calls me that.’’
  • Harry realises that Eggsy is not adverse to the idea of being taken
  • ‘’One Eggsy, then.’’
  • ‘’One Eggsy for Harry coming right up.’’
  • the end

*Ayy lmao yours truly worked at Boost for 2,5 years and hated following the sales script and didn’t even have a hot regular customer to flirt with

Good trope, 10/10

WHOLE NUTRITION BOWL
A balanced, healthy bowl of goodness nutritionally dense to make your body happy! 

Ingredients:
2 handfuls of spinach
½ cup brown rice, cooked
½ cucumber julienned
½ carrot julienned
Sweet cherry tomatoes, sliced
Nori seaweed sheets,
Sliced Tempe or tofu
Sprouts of choice
Guacamole
Beetroot Hummus
½ lemon juiced 
1 tbsp coconut oil
Salt & cracked pepper to taste 


Method:
1. Heat 1tbsp of coconut oil on a pan, add diced tempe or tofu and cook until golden brown. 
2. Fill bowl with cooked brown rice & spinach leaves.
3. Top with all toppings
4. Drizzle with fresh lemon juice, salt & pepper


Add some colour to your Easter table with naturally dyed eggs.

An Easter tradition the whole family can enjoy is to dye your own eggs - using all natural colourants makes it even more fun!

This is what you need:

  • Eggs
  • Vinegar
  • Cooking oil
  • Turmeric = yellow
  • Onion skin = brown
  • Birch leaves = light green
  • Beetroot peel = brownish-red
  • Grape juice = purple
  • Red cabbage, whole leaves = purple
  • Red cabbage, chopped = blue
  • Beetroot juice = pinkish-red

This is how you do it:

  1. Bring water, a couple of tablespoons of vinegar (will not give taste to the eggs), and a colourant to boil in a saucepan.
  2. Add the eggs. Play around with the boiling time and the amount colourant to get different shades of colour.
  3. After dyeing, allow the eggs to cool down and dry. Rub with oil to make them shiny.

Tip: You can make beautiful patterns on the eggs. Before dyeing, wrap the egg in a piece of nylon stocking with flowers or leaves tucked in.

Alternatively wrap rubber bands around the egg.

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THE RECIPE

INGREDIENTS (makes 6 muffins)

• 200g raw beetroots

• 0,5 lemons (juice and zest)

• 2 eggs

• 60g butter

• 1 tsp baking soda

• 100g flour

• 100g sugar

• 0,5 tsp cinnamon, ground ginger

• Chèvre

• Honey

• Nuts or rosemary

DIRECTIONS

1. Bake the beetroots in tinfoil for 50 minutes in an oven at 200°C.

2. Peel and let cool. Lower the heat of the oven to 180°C.

3. Mix the beetroots with the lemon juice and zest in a tabletop blender to a purée.

4. Separate the egg yolks from the whites and save both.

5. Whisk the yolks together with the sugar and mix in the beetroot puree. Mix in the flour, baking soda and herbs to a batter.

6. Melt butter and add to the batter. Finally, add the egg whites.

7. Fill into the muffin forms.

8. Bake for 20 minutes at 180°C.

9. Add chèvre on top of the muffins after.

10. Take out of the oven and top with honey and nuts.

Have you ever tried these? Delightful little balls of dough with a sweet filling 😍

This is a raw vegan version (paleo, no gluten), so, it only looks similar… Still worth trying!

• 5 peaches (ripe and sweet)
• 9 dates
• 2-3 tbsp of chopped hazelnuts
• vanilla (optional)
• 3-4 dried apricots
• honey/syrup
• some water (optional)
• beetroot/carrot juice (to colour)
• coconut/almond flour
• mint leaves (optional)

Soak the dates and apricots for a while; drain and process until smooth, add vanilla and hazelnuts. You may add some syrup to make the filling less thick. Refrigerate.
Peel the peaches. Dye them with juice. Cover the halves with honey (add some water if necessary) and coat with flour. Place on a tray and freeze for ~30 minutes. Then, put the filling between the halves, decorate with leaves and freeze for ~20 more minutes. Oh! You may need a toothpick to keep the halves together!

Demeter & Persephone helping in the fields with the Women’s Land Army, sleeves rolled up and head scarves bold.

Haides laying a hand on a young lad’s shoulder. “Fighting’s done now, son.”

Athene ushering children down into shelters while the siren yowls, scanning the skies between barrage balloons.

Ares among the Infantry Divisions, dirt and mud under their fingernails and sweaty palms gripping an Enfield.

Hestia at home making diamonds on the windows pains with tape. Making dress patterns on old curtains from memory.

Hermes zipping along with the telegram messenger boys bearing bad tidings. All the wives shiver when they see them.

Aphrodite using a dab of beetroot juice for lipstain with the girls, hiding that hole in their stockings but more than ready for the dance hall.

Nike in the streets among the throng on VE-Day. Victory waves a blue, red and white.

The snow is a surprise. 

Genos hasn’t really been paying attention to the seasons. Of course not. There are more important things to do, like saving the world and caring for his sensei as well as improving his strength and abilities for revenge, oh and finding new delicious recipes to cook! So when Genos is stuffing the trash into the garbage can before the house, the soft fluff of white hitting his nose is more than just a little baffling. A snowflake, his sensors and eyes tell him. Wait. 

A look at the calendar sheet when he’s back inside has him speechless for a second. Oh. So that’s what it is. 

“Sensei,” he says, migrating into the living room where his sensei is lounging before the TV, eyes firmly glued to the screen. “It’s Christmas tomorrow.” 

Saitama glances over his shoulder. “I know.” He doesn’t move his body, only tilting his head a bit to give Genos a questioning look. “So?”

“Don’t you celebrate?” Genos can’t hold back a smile. Christmas is warmth and happiness, nice food with beloved ones and decorating the tree with his family -

“I used to.” Right. They’re not here anymore. He’ll never forget. Genos sits down at the table and takes out his notes. His sensei keeps watching him, and for a long while, nothing else but the TV’s noise interrupts the silence. 

“It means a lot to you, doesn’t it,” Saitama then mumbles. “Sorry?” Genos asks, he couldn’t hear what his sensei was saying. 
“Nothing.” - “Sensei?” - “It’s fine, Genos. I’m going to sleep. Don’t stay up too late.” - “Yes, sensei. Good night.” - “…night.”

The new morning is uncomfortably loud. Genos’ senses tingle him awake with an alarming shudder running down his spine. He jolts up from his resting position, heat gathering in the palm of his hand. Last night, he’s fallen asleep on the small table, and now a monster or something is attacking his sensei - the noise is coming from the kitchen! 

Genos bursts into the room with all his weapons ready. “Sensei, I’m here - “ 

But there is no monster. 
A green plastic tree gleams in golden and red lights on the stove top. It’s not taller than two feet, and there’s a makeshift star out of gold spraypaint and cardboard sitting on the top. The Christmas tree’s baubles are blown-up plastic bags that look like they’ve been plastered with old newspapers and coloured with beetroot juice. A row of cheap fairy lights is stuck around the tree’s artificial branches and plugged into the outlet where the mixer usually stands. 

And next to the stove, his sensei stands, wearing a santa hat and holding a small plate of what looks like Genos’ favourite store-bought cookies. The tiny radio plays Christmas music, some English song about going home for the holidays. 

“Merry Christmas,” Saitama says. “It’s not much, but I thought we could-” 

Genos knows that he will have to apologize for spilling oil all over his sensei’s shoulder later. But right now, he doesn’t care. His arms wrap around Saitama, his body shuddering from something that would have been sobs if any noise came out of his mouth. “There, there,” Saitama mumbles and lets him be, one hand sliding onto Genos’ hip to hold him, gentle and a bit awkward. “It’s not much, I know. I’m sorry. I hope you still like it?”

“It’s everything,” Genos whispers and smiles. Oil falls from his cheeks. “M-merry Christmas, sensei.”

anonymous asked:

Mod do you have any tips for getting better at inking? Im quite poor, so using what little good ink/inking pens i have to practice feels wasteful since i don't really know what I'm doing...

Actually I had the same fear of wasting materials in school when using ink and paint, and using ink with a brush can be pretty scary because you have to trust both it and yourself- you’re going to make mistakes that aren’t reversible! You have to learn to go with it and adapt those mistakes into something better, or just start over, but it’s hard to do that when you’re using something costly. What I used to practice was super concentrated black coffee. All you need is some cheap instant coffee and hot water to make it (best to let it cool down before you use it though, or it can warp the paper); the trick is to use a tonne of granules and not much water, just add it bit by bit until all the coffee is dissolved. The less water, the darker the liquid. Make yourself a little dose of it in an egg cup or something and away you go.

Try to get the solution as saturated as possible, and use a decent water colour brush- a good brush can make a good picture out of almost anything! You can also use beetroot juice, but it kinda stinks and the colour changes over time. Experiment with what you have available! It’s difficult to make a liquid as dark or permanent as ink, but this is a method for learning how to use a liquid medium; the important thing is to make your liquid medium about the same consistency as ink or watercolour, so it will get you better and more confident at using a liquid medium with a brush. That way when you want to step your game up you’ll be more familiar with the methods and less likely to make simple mistakes that could have been avoided with a little practice.

Anyway, that’s the method I used, and hey you can make some pretty great pictures using coffee! Go have fun :D

anonymous asked:

Do you have any suggestions for relieving PMS? X

Get enough sleep, drink lots of fluids, black strap molasses, beetroot raw and beetroot juice, bananas,Maca powder, Keep salt super slow during this time also. Warm salt magnesium baths, castor oil packs with a few drops of peppermint oil (mix on with castor oil first before applying) applied with a heat pack to the abdomen and lower back if needed. (Google castor oil pack to get instructions) you can leave of over night or on for a hour or so. Floral water sprays (rose and lavender) over the abdomen and face. Hope this helps x