cucumber and lettuce

anonymous asked:

Can you share what you eat on like a day to day basis?

Okay, this obviously differs each day but this is a rough idea

Breakfast/lunch options (depending on when I’m hungry and when I wake up)

- two weetbix with almond milk 

-  oatmeal with raspberries

-  low cal raisin toast

Lunch/afternoon

- tuna or salmon in springwater with cucumber and lettuce

- more weetbix if I feel like it

- 2 boiled eggs

- carrots and mushrooms

Dinner

-  either pumpkin, vegetable or chickpea and sweet potato soup

- weetbix if I feel like it

- a frozen meal like pumpkin and spinach caneolli if I have stayed low in cals


I tend to eat a few fruits and veggies like grapes, strawberries, cucumber, carrots, apple, etc but it depends if I have room. I like to stay around 500 cals at the moment but I dont beat myself up if I go over a bit, but 800 is my limit. I also have a protein drink of 30mg protein at 180 cals if I can fit it in

🍄Planetary Fruit/Vegetable Blends🍋

Moon - broccoli, cabbage, coconut, cucumber, grape, honeydew melon, kale, lemon, mushroom, papaya, pear, peach, potato, strawberry, watercress, watermelon

Sun - citron, collard greens, corn, grapefruit, lemon, mustard, nectarine, okra, olive, orange, peppers, pineapple, swiss chard, tangerine

Mercury - beets, blueberry, carrot, celery, endive, juniper berry, parsley, pomegranate, wolfberry (goji berry)

Venus - apple, apricot, avocado, banana, beans, cherry, corn, passionfruit, peach, pear, plum, raspberry

Mars - carrot, cranberry, chili pepper, dragonfruit, horseradish, leek, mango, mustard, onion, radish, red pepper, tomatillo

Jupiter - asparagus, bell pepper, endive, fig, garlic, grapefruit, juniper berry, raspberry, rhubarb, tomato, turnip

Saturn - apple, asparagus, beets, black cherry, grape, grapefruit, lettuce, mushroom, parsley, pumpkin, spinach, tomato

Uranus - banana, beets, blueberry, lime, mango, parsley, parsnip, spinach

Neptune - asparagus, cantaloupe, celery, cucumber, endive, honeydew melon, lettuce, peach, rhubarb, seaweed, watercress, watermelon, zucchini

Pluto - asparagus, blueberry, chives, fig, garlic, leek, mushroom, onion, parsley, pomegranate, spinach, strawberry


compiled from my personal grimoire

Planets and their associations

The Sun

Energies: self-confidence, success, vitality, courage, authority, dignity, fame, self-knowledge

Colors: gold, orange, yellow

Day: Sunday

Star Sign: Leo

Number: 1

Metal: gold

Stones/materials: diamond, citrine, yellow jasper, topaz

Deities: Ra, Apollo, Helios, Lugh, Isis, Diana, Brigit

Herbs: angelica, ash, bay, calendula, chamomile, celandine, eyebright, frankincense, juniper, mistletoe, rosemary, saffron, safflower, Saint-John’s-wort, sunflower, tormentilla, walnuts

Seal of the Sun


The Moon

Energies: psychic knowledge, dreamworking, childbirth, fertility, past life recall, imagination, the subconscious mind

Colors: lilac, silver

Day: Monday

Sign: Cancer

Number: 2

Metal: silver

Stones/materials: pearl, abalone, moonstone, selenite

Deities: Selene, Nuit, Luna, Artemis, Sin, Inannur, and Khonsu

Herbs: almond, anise seed, cabbage, camphor, cucumber, fennel, iris, jasmin, lettuce, lily, lotus, moonwort, mugwort, pumpkin, violet, watercress, white sandalwood

Seal of the Moon


Mars

Energies: victory, aggression, achievement, energy, action, assertiveness, strength, sexual desire

Colors: Red

Signs: Aries, scorpio

Day: Tuesday

Number: 5

Metal: iron and red brass

Stones/materials: garnet, ruby, carnelian, bloodstone

Deities: Ares, Hercules, Tiw, Minerva, Maeve, Pallas Athena

Herbs: aloeswood, asafoetida, basil, broom tops, briony, cactus, cayenne, cumin, dragon’s blood resin, galangal, garlic, gentian, ginger, hawthorn, horseradish, honeysuckle, mustard, nettle, peppercorn, red sandalwood, rue, safflower, sanicle, tobacco, wormwood

Seal of Mars


Martian energy is intense, and most of the time Mars’s herbs and oils are used in conjunction with the energies of other Planets to intensify their effects, rather than in a “simple”—a formula that uses only one Planet’s herbs. Here are some examples of how a touch of a Mars herb can act with and upon other Planetary energies to enhance their effectiveness:

Sun with Mars

Sun is confidence, personal power, health, and self-expression. Add a little Mars and increase your control over your life, enhance your ability to express your interests and goals with even greater success, or enable yourself to stroll through life with energy, health, and personal charisma.

Moon with Mars

Lunar energies keep you in touch with your emotions, your psyche, and your subconscious. Add some Mars to quicken the development of your psychic abilities, motivate yourself to transform bad habits into good ones, or add vitality to your system if you are working on fertility issues.

Mercury with Mars

Eloquence, intelligence, and business endeavors are some of the energies of Mercury. Combining Mercurial herbs and oils with an herb or oil belonging to the dominion of Mars will help you to be more persuasive, have an even quicker mind, and be charmingly assertive enough to get the job you deserve.

Jupiter with Mars

Expansion, honor, authority, and growth all belong to Jupiter. Add a Mars energy to grow and expand faster in an area of your ambition, garner recognition of your accomplishments, intensify your authority in any area of your life, or expand your understanding of the best ways to accomplish your goals.

Venus with Mars

Romance, beauty and the arts—what’s not to love? Combining Venusian energy with a touch of Mars will add passion to the romance, help you to express yourself confidently as an artist, and make people look twice when you pass.

Saturn with Mars

Protection, understanding of karma, endurance, self-discipline, and control are the areas where

Saturnian herbs are used. Add strength and energy with a Saturn-Mars combination to protect your home if you live in a particularly dangerous area, to work through karmic debt, to vitalize yourself in a situation which requires hard work and endurance, or to accomplish a difficult task requiring much self-control.

Neptune with Mars

Neptune is the Planet of out-of-body experiences, creative genius, and the mystical. Bringing a little Martian energy into the equation will help you to harness and express the creativity residing in your subconscious, master astral projection more quickly, and experience more intensely any meditation, trancework, or altered state.

Uranus with Mars

Intellectual genius, innovative thought, and transformation of thought patterns fall under the dominion of Uranus. Mars will increase the workings of your mind to higher levels, bring action to your original thoughts, and hasten your ability to change the way your brain works, taking you out of any thought doldrums.

Pluto with Mars

Karma, unconscious behavior patterns, letting go, facing fear, and your Shadow Self are all Plutonian in nature. Partnering Pluto’s herbs and oils with an herb or oil of Mars will help you open those scary “memory boxes” in the back of your mind that make you so uncomfortable, break through barriers when you are working in psychotherapy, recognize karmic debt, and enable you to actively work to release it. This is not a fun combination, be warned. It is very intense, and if you choose to work with this combination, expect dramatic changes that will rock your life.


Mercury

Energies: communication, divination, business success, intellectualization, learning

Color: yellow

Day: Wednesday

Sign: Virgo, Gemini

Number: 7

Metal: quicksilver

Stones/materials: quartz, opal, Herkimer diamond, yellow calcite, optical calcite, yellow jasper

Deities: Janus, Hermes, Thoth, Ogma, Maat, Shesat, Calliope

Herbs: bergamot, caraway, cinnamon, dill, ephedra, gum arabic, gum mastic, horehound, lavender, licorice, marjoram, mouse-ear, mullein, papyrus, peppermint, star anise, savory, thyme, woodruff

Seal of Mercury


Jupiter

Energies: expansion, career, ambition, luck, material success, spiritual growth, humor

Color: Blue

Sign: Pisces, sagittarius

Day: Thursday

Number: 6

Metal: tin

Stones/materials: sapphire, turquoise, blue topaz, lapis lazuli

Deities: Zeus, Llyr, Thor, Hera, Gaea, Rhiannon

Herbs: agrimony, borage, carnation, cedar, cinquefoil, dandelion, figs, fir, hyssop, linden, magnolia, maple, meadowsweet, oak, oak moss, pine, poplar, saffron, sage, sassafras, sumac, rosin, wood beton

Seal of Jupiter


Venus

Energies: love, friendship, artistry, attraction, music, pleasure, sensual delights, beauty, balance, compassion

Color: green

Day: Friday

Sign: Taurus, Libra

Number: 3

Metal: copper

Stones/materials: emerald, malachite, apatite, green fluorite

Deities: Aphrodite, Aradia, Persephone, Eros, Cupid, Faunus

Herbs: catnip, cherry, coltsfoot, damiana, feverfew, lemon verbena, lilac, maidenhair, mandrake, myrtle, orchid, passionflower, peach, periwinkle, plumeria, rhubarb, raspberry, rose, spikenard, tansy, tonka bean, vanilla, vervain, violet

Seal of Venus


Saturn

Energies: form, stability, karma, discipline, occult knowledge, protection, patience, endurance

Color: black

Sign: Capricorn

Day: Saturday

Number: 4

Metal: lead

Stones/materials: jet, onyx, hematite, smoky quartz

Deities: Kronos, Dionysus, Anubis, the Cailleach, Danu, Ceres

Herbs: asafoetida, balm of Gilead, bistort, boneset, comfrey, cypress, dill, fumitory, garlic, hawthorn, hemlock, hyssop, patchouli, petitgrain, rosemary, Solomon’s seal, Saint-John’s-wort, valerian, vetivert, wolfsbane, yew

Seal of Saturn


The rest of the planets do not have seals because they are not the seven classical planets used in witchcraft.  So many people many not agree with the rest of this lecture, but here is the rest and what the majority of people use.  


Neptune

Energies: illusion and imagination; useful in hypnosis, trance, dreamwork

Color: green-blue

Number: 11.

Stone/material: seashell, amber, labradorite, cat’s-eye, lemurian crystal

Deities: Poseidon, Apa, Dylan, Tiamat, Ceridwen, Nimue

Herbs: cannabis, datura, lobelia, lotus, orange blossom (also known as neroli), peach, poppy, skullcap, wild lettuce, willow, wisteria


Uranus

Energies: enlightenment, objectivity, technology, genius, eccentricity, breaking free from old patterns and electrical impulses of the brain

Color: electric blue

Number: 22

Metal: white gold

Stones/materials: quartz, rutilated quartz, kunzite, amazonite

Deities: Merlin, Shu, Ur-annu, Prometheus, Urania, Varuna

Herbs: allspice, betel nut, chicory, clove, coffee, elemi, guarana, mahuang


Pluto

Energies: death, alchemical transformation, regeneration, decay, the deep unconscious, catharsis

Color: smoky black

Number: 13 or 33 to some

Stones/materials: ash, lava stone, obsidian, black opal, apache tear, black tourmaline, bismuth

Deities: Arawn, Pwyll, Osiris, Demeter, Rhea, Astarte

Herbs: barley, black cohosh, corn, damiana, fly agaric, galangal root, mushrooms, myrrh, oats, patchouli, pomegranate, psilocybin, rye, saw palmetto, wheat, wormwood, yohimbe


*Disclaimer: I do not suggest the use of herbs for medical purposes and I suggest you research each of them throughly before use.  


As Always

-Robin

Keto Food List

Breakfast foods:

  • Bacon
  • Eggs
    • Over easy, scrambled, hard boiled, devilled
  • Sausage
  • Omelettes
    • Can have small amounts of onions, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, and whatever meat you like
  • Coffee
    •  Add: Splenda/sweetener of choice, unsweetened cocoa powder, unsweetened almond milk/heavy cream/half and half
  • Tea (unsweetened)
  • Bullet Proof Coffee (but I don’t like this)

Lunch/Dinner Foods:

  •    Meat (Pretty much any as long as they are not coated in anything)
  •    Chicken (not breaded)
  •    Bunless burgers
  •    Steak
  •    Pork Chops
  •    Meatloaf (must be made special)
  •    Fish (not breaded)
  •    Tilapia, salmon, cod, tuna, etc. literally any fish
  •    Ham
  •    Turkey
  •    Salami
  •    Ring bologna
  •    Hot dogs/Brats
  •    Summer Sausage
  •    Veggies
  •    Broccoli
  •    Cauliflower
  •    Green beans
  •    Peppers (small amounts)
  •    Onions (small amounts)
  •    Tomatoes (small amounts)
  •    Zucchini
  •    Cucumbers
  •    Lettuce
  •    Mushrooms
  •    Eggplant
  •    Avocado

 Snacks/Treats/Desserts/Condiments

  • Pepperoni Slices
  • Almonds
  • Dark chocolate (72%+ is best)
  • Sugar-free Jell-o
  • Carbsmart Ice Cream
  • Quest Bars
  • Low-sugar ketchup
  • Mayo
  • Some mustards
  • Ranch
  • Sugar-free candies
  • Flax seed crackers
  • Salsa (small quantities – depends on the brand)
  • Smoothies
    • Make with 1 cup unsweetened Coconut milk, ¼ cup Raspberries, sweetener of choice, vanilla extract and ice
  • Soy sauce
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Beef jerky
  • Slim jims
  • Unflavored liquors: Rum/Vodka/Tequila/etc. As long as it’s not sweet flavored or fruity flavored in some way it is safe.
  • Diet soda
  •  Atkins anything (my favorite is granola bars)

Dairy

  •          Cheese (mostly hard cheeses)
  •          Cottage cheese
  •          Sour Cream
  •          Heavy cream
  •          Whipped cream

 

When in doubt, read the label.

Magical correspondences of food

abundance and fertility: apples, bananas, barbecued foods, basil, beef, berries, cabbage, carrots, coconut, corn, figs, fish, grapes, honey, kiwis, lettuce, milk, mustard, oats, olives, oranges, peaches, pork, rice, tropical fruit, walnuts

cleansing: barbecued foods, bay leaves, beer, chicken, cinnamon, coconut, fennel, garlic, grapefruit, honey, horseradish, hot peppers, hot sauce, lemons, limes, mint, mustard, onions, oranges, peppers (all kinds), red foods, rosemary, sage, thyme, vinegar, water, whiskey (or any distilled beverage), white foods

comeliness: apricots, avocados, basil, beets, cucumbers, eggs, ham, honey, oats, olive oil, peanut oil, pears, rose water, rosemary, tea, water

creativity: anything made in pot or served in a bowl or cup, allspice, carrots, celery, grapes, ham, honey, mead, milk products, mushrooms, mustard, pomegranates, pork, water, wine

decisions: brazil nuts, caraway seed, celery, coffee, dill, grapes, hazelnuts, honey, mustard, raisins, rosemary, tea, turkey, watercress

knowledge and education: apples, beans and seeds, caraway seed, celery, citrus fruits, coffee, dill, figs, grapes, greens, hot foods and spices, meat, mint, nutmeg, root vegetables, rosemary, savory, tea, walnuts, watercress

employment: alfalfa, almonds, basil, bay leaves, cashews, chamomile, cinnamon, cloves, dill, ginger, grapes, maple syrup, meat, mint, nutmeg, oats, oranges, pecans, pineapple, pomegranates, radishes, salt, wheat

luck: allspice, bamboo shoots, bananas, beer, black-eyed peas, cabbage, champagne, coconut, coleslaw, fish, hazelnuts, kumquats, mincemeat, noodles, nutmeg, oranges, pears, pineapple, pomegranates, red beans, rice, sugar, tea, wine

happiness: apples, apricots, barley, beer, bubbly beverages, celery, cherries, chocolate, cucumbers, cumin, honey, lemons, lettuce, marjoram, milk, mint, olives, oregano, peaches, quince, raspberries, saffron, wine

money: alfalfa, allspice, almonds, bananas, barley, basil, beans, berries, cabbage, cashews, chamomile, chocolate, cinnamon, cloves, dill, eggs, figs, ginger, grapes, lettuce, maple syrup, marjoram, milk, mint, oats, onions, oranges, parsley, peanuts, pears, peas, pecans, pine nuts, pineapple, pomegranates, rice, sesame seeds, spinach, tea, tomatoes, wheat

promises: bay leaves, cumin, figs, garlic, honey, lemons, licorice, mulberries, nutmeg, onions, oranges, peanut butter, plantains, rose water, rye, salt, sunflower seeds, tea, wine

psychic awareness: bamboo shoots, bay leaves, bean sprouts (all), carrots, cauliflower, celery, celery seed, cinnamon, citron, coconut, cucumbers, dill, fish, flowers (garnish), grapes, lemons, lettuce, mace, mint, mushrooms, nutmeg, onions, potatoes, rose water, thyme, tofu, vegetarian fare

relationships: apples, barley, basil, bay leaves, cabbage, catnip, cheese, cherries, chestnuts, chocolate, cinnamon, dill, ginger, honey, kiwis, lemons, marjoram, nutmeg, oranges, parsley, raspberries, strawberries, sugar, tomatoes, vanilla, wine

protection: almonds, artichokes, bananas, basil, bay leaves, birch beer, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cayenne, chives, cloves, corn, cranberries, dill, eggs, garlic, horseradish, jalapeno peppers, leeks, marjoram, mustard, nettle, olive oil, onions, parsley, peppers, pineapple, prickly pear, radishes, raspberries, red rice, rhubarb, rosemary, rum, salsa, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, vinegar

sex: beans (men), blackberries, brandy, caraway seed, cardamom, carrots, celery, cherries, chocolate, cinnamon, figs, fish, ginger, honey, mangoes, mint, mustard, nutmeg, olives, oysters (women), parsley, peaches, plum wine, raspberries, rice, rose water, sesame seeds, shellfish, strawberries, truffles, vanilla yams

changes: asparagus, beans, beets, beverages, celery, cheese, citrus fruits, fennel, fermented items, frappés, ginger, grapes, lavender, microwave foods, mint, mulberry, oregano, rosemary, saffron, tea, vanilla, vinegar

health: alfalfa, allspice, almonds, apples, bananas, barley, basil, beans, berries, bran, brandy, cabbage, chicken, cinnamon, cloves, cornmeal, cucumbers, dill, eggplant, eggs, figs, garlic, ginger, honey, kumquats, lemons, marjoram, milk, oats, onions, parsley, peanuts, pears, peas, pine nuts, pineapple, rice, sesame seeds, spinach, thyme, tomatoes, walnuts

Source: Bubble, Bubble, Toil &Trouble – Mystical Munchies, Prophetic Potions, Sexy Servings, and Other Witchy Dishes by Patricia Telesco  

I ate lasagna for a trip to Fairyland

So I’ve just realised that I never told you about the time my parents conned me into being the perfect daughter by pretending that a group of fairies lived behind my bookcase for an entire year, and they kept up this devious ploy by dedicating themselves to a world-building scheme so intricate that it would rival Tolkien, and writing letters purporting to be from the ‘rose fairies’ and leaving them behind the bookcase

and loads of the notes were basically just fairy-speak for ‘tidy your damn room’

(Text says: Dear Anwen, thank you for your lovely note. We couldn’t write back earlier because Bimbo has been in your room all day and we’re scared of him. We are rose fairies so we love living in such a beautiful pink bedroom - even if it is a little untidy sometimes! Love the fairies xx)

(Text says: Dear Anwen, thank you for the beautiful gold tinsel. We have used it to decorate our dresses. You will be able to see them when we all go to the Daisy Fairies tomorrow night. We will come and pick you up at midnight. Lots of love, the Rose Fairies. PS your room is very untidy at the moment. We will have trouble coming to get you if you don’t tidy it!)

And sometimes they basically said ‘eat your damn greens’, or ‘why did you like lasagna last week and now would rather eat soil?’:

(Text says: Dear Anwen, I love sweet things too. I also like cucumber and lettuce do you? Be good and write soon. Love Isaria)

(Text says: ‘Dear Anwen, I do like spag bog. I also like lasagna and chicken pie do you? I always try to eat my dinner all up. Love Tiffy)

And they constructed this entire world in which there were hundreds of different kinds of fairies, all named after flowers, including the Daisy fairies and the Foxglove fairies, and presumably the Japanese Knotweed fairies. The Rose fairies would come at midnight, when I was asleep, and whisk me away to Fairyland with all of my favourite toys, who would come to life, like some kind of diet Toy Story. Fairyland was ruled by a queen named Aromia, who honestly should lend her name to a brand of air freshener, and all the fairies behind my bookshelf had names, including my ‘personal fairy’, who was a bit like a fairy godmother except totally useless.

Some examples of my parents’ incredible world building dedication:

(Text says: Dear Anwen, we’ve left you the key to the Fairyland palace. Keep it very safe and don’t lose it! Use it when you come to see us next time in Fairyland. You left us two little baby fairies. Be a good girl and tidy your room! Lots of love, the Rose Fairies)

(Text says: Dear Anwen, what nice new furniture you’ve got now. Your bedroom looks very smart. You are a very lucky girl to have such a beautiful room. Our names are: Isaria, your fairy; Maura, Tallia, Aria, Staria, Dixie, Millie, Razia, Maris, Jay, Essa, Meera, Tima, Pico, Saron, Vetie, Tiffy, Miron, Lattie, Lutim. See you soon, love the Rose Fairies)

(Text says: Dear Anwen, we’re about 6-7 of your years old. Fairy years are different. We’re about 160-170 fairy years old. Love the Rose fairies)

But also, they would give me advice on problems that I was having at school, being an 8 year old with such terrible issues as ‘I have two best friends’:

(Text says: Dear Anwen, why can’t you have two best friends? It’s not fair to expect you to choose between them. Perhaps if you tell them that they’ll understand. You should tell them that they’re both your best friends. Love the Rose Fairies)

And this went on until I realised that it was MY MUM’S HANDWRITING, which coincidentally was also the same as Father Christmas’ handwriting and the Tooth Fairy’s handwriting, but that was honestly a step too far for my 8 year old mind, because I couldn’t lose that damn much. Not the Tooth Fairy too. God, the Rose fairies were enough of a sacrifice. I couldn’t bleed myself dry.

My room was never tidier than it was that year and I have never been more embarrassed than when I found all these letters last month and realised what a fucking gullible nerd I was when I was 8. Aromia would be so disappointed.

As everyone knows, your brain cannot function without food, particularly without healthy food. When studying, your mind is on overload and it can be stressful. Studying can last from five minutes to six hours, but keeping your brain energized is key.

I have composed a list of some of my favorite snacks along with some others. All of these are vegan friendly but are great for anyone!

-tea (any calming tea is good, also tea that is used for headaches can help because i get headaches when i work for too long) (my favorite teas are mint, fruit teas, green tea with citrus, cinnamon/vanilla) im not sure exactly what they are called but my therapist always puts different kinds of powders in my tea that have antioxidants or vitamins and theyre like super foods. you can get tons of different ones and you cant really taste them but they can add some extra umph to your health.

-smoothies (one of my favorites)
•1/2 cup black berries
•1/2 cup raspberries
•4-8 strawberries
•two (preferably frozen) bananas
•handful of spinach
•ice

-apples with peanut/almond butter

-a fruit burrito (i accidentally made this when there was no food in the house and ive loved it ever since)
•whole wheat tortilla
•butter (i used vegan butter)
•fruits of choice (i use strawberries/bananas)
•cinnamon/sugar
~spread the butter on the tortilla and heat it up to your liking.
~cut the fruit
~put the fruit in the middle of the tortilla so it fits when you roll it up
~sprinkle cinnamon/sugar and roll it up and youre good to go!

-sweet potato chips

-plantain chips (they taste like fries if you get good ones)

-veggie sandwich (you can get this at subway or make it at home and modify it to your liking)
•bread of choice
•tomatoes
•cucumbers
•lettuce
•spinach
•(at home i add avocado or black beans)
•oil

-nice cream (basically a frozen smoothie haha)
•frozen fruit of choice
•bananas (mostly the base but not mandatory)
•anything you want to add in flavor wise such as mint extract, vanilla extract, or cacao powder
~literally just blend it and it should be fully blended but a thicker, cold consistency
~if it is not thick enough blend in some ice or freeze it to your desired texture

-blue corn chips

-granola (obviously)

-fruit (if youre lazy like me)

-spinach salad
•spinach
•toppings of choice (strawberries/pine nuts for me)
•balsamic vinaigrette

-peanut butter/avocado sandwich (its amazing i swear)
•peanut/almond butter
•avocado
•cinnamon
•whole grain bread
~mash up the avocado until it is a creamy consistency
~mix in cinnamon
~spread peanut butter on both slices of bread
~spread the avocado/cinnamon mix on one side and enjoy!

-juice (if you have your own juicer)
•spinach or kale
•apple juice
•blackberries
•raspberries
•blueberries
~make it to your liking but that is my favorite combination of fruits in juice

-Silk Very Vanilla or Chocolate soy milk cartons (little 8oz ones that come in a pack but fill you up if you are just a little hungry or in a hurry and have TONS of calcium and protein) (you can get almond ones too)

-pretzels & peanut butter

-oats/oatmeal with fruit and cinnamon

-quinoa dishes (you can do anything with quinoa/rice/couscous and they are very good for you and fill you up) i personally add vegetable oil with curry and peppers

-Outshine fruit popsicles. made with real fruit juice and are wayyy healthier than other frozen treats (lemon is my favorite)

-trail mix
•any dried fruits/nuts/toppings your little studying heart desires

-SMOOTHIE KING. IF YOURE LAZY GET SOME SMOOTHIE KING.

-ABC company cookies (you can get them at Whole Foods or Smoothie King, theyre huge cookies that are good for you and taste amazing)

AND OF COURSE JUST BECAUSE IM FEELING PARTICULARLY NICE TODAY, treat yourself to an oreo or two.

Those are just some things I love eating and are somewhat healthy. Some of them require cooking, but others you can just pull out of the fridge! Happy studying! Blessed be! xx.

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(Avie showing signs of keeping cool)

How do I recognise heat stress in my bird?

When birds core temperature reaches above 38-40 degrees Celsius their body starts to respond physiologically. Heat is released via opened mouth breathing or panting, arched wings, minimal movement and closed eyes.

In these cases where your bird is showing signs of heat stress, gradually cooling your bird via water misting, air conditioning, fans or a combination of these cooling methods is necessary to prevent heat stroke.

During the hot hours of the day - refrigerated fruits and veggies that are abundant in water (apple, cucumber, capsicum, lettuce, silver beet) will help keep them hydrated and cool.
Fresh water is a must and as a rule I keep 2 bowls in my birds cage. One small one for drinking and a larger bowl for bathing. On these hot days I generally put a few ice cubes to keep the water from reaching room temperature.

Prolonged exposure of heat stress to your birds may cause organ shut down and cell damage. In the summer months keeping your birds cool is vital to their health.

A Month By Month Guide To a Better Vegetable Garden

Growing a vegetable garden is an exciting hobby that has a number of wonderful benefits. It is something that people all across the United States (as well as around the world) really enjoy doing, with delicious fresh veggies and fruits being the finished product. Your vegetable garden brings unlimited culinary possibilities your way. It is your choice of what to plant in your garden and you can rest assured that there are loads of choices available. From tomatoes and squash, to green beans and okra, a colorful and healthy veggie garden can be yours.

Of course, in order to maintain a delightful garden that grows all of these delicious foods, you need to do all that you can to take care of that garden. While it may require getting your hands dirty, the results are well worth the time and effort that you devote to the garden. The process of taking care of a splendid vegetable garden is something that must be done throughout the year, not just specific months on the calendar like so many people do.

The amount of work that needs to be put into the vegetable garden varies according to many factors, including the time of the year, the vegetables that you want to plant, and what you really want to get out of your garden. Here we will offer you a template month-by-month guide to a common vegetable garden, making it easier to take care of your garden and prepare for each month before it comes around.

Remember these are average rules for average climates. Your climate may be slightly different (or very different!) and your sowing and planting dates are better determined by the last frost dates of your area.

January

Why not make it your New Year’s resolution to become a better gardener? There are several things that you can do in January to ensure that you are a happy vegetable gardener come spring.

First, decide on the vegetables that you intend to plant this year. As we’ve already mentioned, there are endless amounts of vegetable choices available for you. Not only must you decide what you’ll plant, you also should determine how much of each vegetable that you will need to plant. Once these decisions have been made, it is time to order the seeds so you are well ahead of the other gardeners. You can also use this month to gather manure and compost for the garden if the weather will allow it.

January is also the perfect month to start seed for transplanting lettuce and onions later on. If you have fruit bushes, this is also a good time to prune them up.

February

In early February you can begin planting cauliflower, lettuce, and cabbage, should you decide these will be grown in your garden. Toward the end of the month, you can also plant celery, Brussels sprouts, and beets. During the month you should also start getting all of the gardening materials ready, including the beds and cold frames.

February is the time to take a peek at all of your gardening tools as well. If there are damaged tools or those in need of repair, beat the rush and have the repairs made at once.

 

March

If you’ve not already gotten your hotbeds and coldframes in place, March is the month to do it. Some of the seed planted in February will be ready to transplant to these frames, as well as the lettuce that you planted in January. You can begin to sow radish and carrot seed as well.

March brings mixed weather to most parts of the U.S., and this means you need to keep a watchful eye on those frosts and cold nights that are still possible. They’ll certainly cause hardship on your crops.

March is the start of early spring and the month can be used to determine if the ground is dry enough to plant your crop. If it is, you can begin sowing early carrots, leeks, turnips, cabbage, onions, beets, lettuce, and smooth peas. Asparagus is another vegetable that is ready to be sowed during the month.

April

Things are starting to take on a faster pace once spring and April have arrived. This is the month most of the remaining veggies on your plant list can be sown. Each day you should take a look at the frames and lift them off to help the crop receive sunshine. Make sure that you do not allow the soil to dry out at any time.

May

May is another exciting month in the life of a gardener. You should take special care to weed out your garden on a regular basis. If you do not, this can quickly become a big mess. Because May often brings with it a great amount of rain, these weeds quickly grow and harm your crops.

You can also plant corn, okra, and late potatoes during the month. It is also a good time to plant first tomatoes as well. During the latter part of May, you can begin to set out lima beans, cantaloupe, watermelon, peas, potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, winter squash, pumpkin, and cucumber.

June

In the early month of June, you can sow beans, lima beans, wax beans, melons, cucumber, peas, spinach, and summer lettuce. You can also start setting out eggplant, peppers, and more. Make sure that you plant your seeds in dry soil and plant one vegetable each month. Save the end of June for celery and cabbage.

You should prune tomatoes and cut the excess foliage from them. During the month you should also top-dress all of your crops with compost. If you plan to plant fruits inside of your garden as well, make pot layers for strawberries for July.

July

The month of July means you need to prepare for frequent cultivation. You should set out all of your late vegetables around this month, including leeks, celery, broccoli, and cauliflower. You should also begin harvesting the already planted beans, beets, lettuce, radish, and cabbage that you’ve already set. Irrigate when it is needed.

Fruits such as blackberry, dewberry, and raspberry can also be planted.

August

Your vegetables should be growing very well by the month of August. This means you need to keep the garden clean of weeds, particularly purslane. If you want them, sow spinach, peas, rutabaga, and turnips for a fall crop. You can also put out late celery early in the month.

September

You can harvest lettuce that you started in August during this month. You can sow onions, radishes, and lettuce. When the cooler weather begins to start, you should begin deeper cultivation to keep them healthy.

During the month of September you should harvest onions that are ready and put all of your squash underneath cover before the first frost occurs. Between the 15th and the 25th of month, make sure that you sow spinach, onions, and kale for winter. You should also cover crops such as rye to the ground.

October

October is the month that you are going to need to prepare for winter to come. You should gather all of your tomatoes, summer crops, and melons so they are able to survive the winter months. You should sow in frames those quick-maturing, cool weather crops before the winter sets in. Protect all of your crops.

You should also store cabbage and cauliflower during the end of the month, as well as carrots, beets, and your other root crops. This month you should clean your garden, storing all of your tools and other items.

November

One of the tasks for November is to make deep hotbeds for winter lettuce and radish. You need to store celery for use in the spring, while also ensuring that all of the veggies stored in containers and sheds are free from freezing. Put all of the crops that remain unprotected on the ground into cold frames.

December

In December, you should cover the celery that you stored last month. You should also put mulch on kale and spinach. If you have planted strawberries, they should be mulched and grapevines should be pruned. You should also make sure you’re working your compost and adding to it.


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Requested by Anon - Can you please do #6 from your may prompts with Tony and McGee? Maybe the reader works on the team or something like that. Thanks!!
Prompts – 6 – ‘You underestimated how much food I can stuff in my mouth before I need to be stopped.’

Word Count – 642

Characters – McGee x Reader and DiNozzo x Reader



You walked out of the elevator with your hands full of food. You looked up when you heard DiNozzo clap and rub his hands together.
‘What did you get us this time?’ He asked, you smirked. You put your hand in the paper bag and pulled out a wrap for DiNozzo and the same for McGee. You walked over to Gibbs and left his meal on his desk. You took a seat at you desk and placed your feet up on the desk, you leaned back in the chair and watched as they both took a bite out of the wraps.
‘Ugh.’ They both said as their faces contorted into disgust.
‘What is this?’ DiNozzo asked, holding a bit of lettuce up.
‘Tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, avocado. You know healthy stuff.’ You said with a shrug as you took a bit of yours.
‘How can you eat that?’ DiNozzo asked as he winced when you took a bite of your wrap.
‘I don’t have the same as you.’ You said to them as you tilted the wrap towards them, showing the contents of your favourite fillings. The perked up when they saw what you had.
‘That’s unfair.’ McGee whined.
‘Nope, just saying hat the boss said.’ You told them and they slouched slightly. You looked back to the desk, you chewed your food in silence.

‘I bet you can’t fit this whole wrap in your mouth.’ DiNozzo said once he saw you finish your food. You quirked and eyebrow at him
‘How much?’ You asked him.
‘$5.’ He said and you looked at him.
‘Is that all?’ You asked and he nodded.
‘McGee, you in?’ You said as you caught the wrap that DiNozzo flung at you. He sat up and nodded.
‘$10.’ McGee said and you smirked.
‘Okay, rules?’ You questioned them.
‘All the wrap has to be in. Nothing left in the wrapping.’
‘Do I have a time limit?’ You asked and they shook their heads no.
‘Okay, if I win I get everything?’ You asked and they looked at each other before nodding. You unwrapped the wrap and placed it on the desk. It was an overload of greens. You swallowed the excess saliva.
‘You regretting it already, Y/N?’ DiNozzo asked with a cheeky smile.
‘Nope.’ You said as you took a massive bite. You pushed it to your left cheek.
‘Oh, that’s her first mistake.’ DiNozzo said and McGee looked at him with a raised eyebrow.
‘She took too big of a bite, nowhere to put it.’ He told him and you shook your head slightly, taking another bite. They watched in silence as you took three more bites and then it was gone. They stood with their mouths opened as you held up the wrapper. Gibbs turned the corner.
‘Showing what your mouth can do again?’ He asked, you nodded you head chewing the wrap and DiNozzo choked and Gibbs slapped him on the back of the head.
‘You okay there DiNozzo?’ Gibbs asked and you smiled as you swallowed the last bit.
‘Y/N, get you money and grab your gear.’ Gibbs said as the boys quickly gathered their gear.
‘Yes boss.’ You said standing and grabbing your money before walking behind Gibbs. You heard footsteps come up behind you and you walked backwards into the lift.
‘Thank you for the money boys.’ You said fanning it in front of you face.
‘Well we didn’t think you could do it.’ DiNozzo said and Gibbs shook his head smiling.
‘You underestimated how much food I can stuff in my mouth before I need to be stopped.’ You said to before McGee pressed the button and they were going down.  There was a sudden slapping noise and then DiNozzo grunting
‘What was that for?’ DiNozzo asked.
‘You didn’t eat you wrap.’ Gibbs said and you and McGee burst out laughing.

Originally posted by little-marked-ones