laelaloo  asked:

Okay, I'm looking to get a cockatiel. I've been looking into them for WEEKS now, but I still feel unprepared, and I really want to get some actual first-hand knowledge from a person. I'm really not sure what to ask specifically! ^^; Any tips you'd give me, this being my second bird--after a budgie--and my first cockatiel? (Any knowledge at all would be helpful! from recommended cage size to what might be a good healthy diet!~) Please and thank you~~

hey darling!!! god sorry its taken me forty years to get to my ask, i’ve been so swamped at work IT SUCKS



1) ALWAYS ADOPT. i know you see that cute birbo in the pet store window, but please, PLEASE, refrain from purchasing him.  there are currently THOUSANDS of homeless birds in north america alone that need you to be their guardian. i know you want to save that baby from the pet store, but doing so continues the cycle.  they’ll just replace him and the horror continues.

2) GET THE BIGGEST CAGE YOU CAN AFFORD! do not listen to what the pet store clerk says (lol i worked in a pet store and straight up i would discourage people from birds EVERYDAY and tell them to rescue and that none of our cages are big enough, and they listened and adopted and im surprised the boss didn’t find out and fire me HAHAHHA) i would go to a bird specialty store to find your cage - you want to make sure it is durable enough, the bar spacing is correct (for a cockatiel you want them no more than half an inch space, theyre little and you dont want them to get stuck!!) i suggest powder coated cages, they’re easiest to clean the poop out of!!!!

3) GOOD DIET IS SO IMPORTANT. STAY AWAY FROM SEED!!!! seed despite popular belief is not very good for them.  it causes fatty liver disease and can make them ill and shorten their lifespan. (rose is now put on milk thistle-it buffersthe liver, as from the shit sanctuary she was from… god knows what she ate so now im in the process of getting her liver spiffy clean!) a good PELLET DIET is SO, SO SO SO IMPORTANT. and dont be discouraged, it is very hard to change a birb from seed diet to pellet.  so you have to change it over gradually and honestly, it can take a year to get that done.  rose is picky as hell, but i found a pellet she likes which are the Zupreem fruit pellets.  they’re not the healthiest, but they’ll do as now she is eating by herself.  i used to have to hand feed her ALL THE TIME like the diva she is.

 Here is a list of good pellets!! (from best to ok)

- Goldenfeast Goldenobles (quinoa based instead of corn, i wanna change rose to this when she’s ready!!)

- Harrisons Fine High Potency (start with high potency and then go to adult formula - gives em the nutrients they need for switching. corn based, and not my fav but it is vet reccommended but id say goldenfeast is better as corn aint that great)

- Pretty Bird (fruity and like, kinda okay? its better than zupreem lmfao but its very sweet, and makes their poo colourful)

- Zupreem (available at most pet stores, comes in fruit, veggie, nut, and natural flavours. what Rose eats and its a pretty good food. i believe its corn and soy based, not the best, and there is sugar in it, but its a good starter for your bird as they will most likely eat it because its colourful and sweet!!! from having Rose on a pellet diet - her plumage looks AMAZING)

all those brands come in different size pellets, i would go with the SMALLEST as it is easier for them to eat, and if you mix it with seed it kinda blends in hehe

4) DON’T JUST FEED PELLETS. A birbos diet should be 80% pellets (give or take) and 20% fruits, veggies, grains, and good stuff!!!! making a chop is a good idea, and you can freeze it and take out some everyday for their breakfast/dinner!!! Rose is very picky, and a rescue may be too, but do some research on what good fresh foods are good for birds!!! rose’s fav are zuchinni, peppers, pasta, scrambled egg (shes obsessed with egg) and chinese snow pear!!!

5) LOTS OF TOYS, AND THINGS TO DO!!! PIMP out their cage with dope toys, various perches and material (AVOID SAND ONES, HURTS THEIR TOES. get natural wood, rope (if u know they wont shred and accidentally eat it) and various thicknesses!!!) and im not saying spend a fortune (whcih i have with rose omfg) undyed popsicle sticks are amazing, paper, toilet paper rolls, cardboard etc they LOVE. but also, a good store bought toy is nice too!!! but most you can make from home!! plus i have a store where i have handmade toys, ill be posting more selection too!!

6) BE PATIENT WITH THE BABY! they most likely won’t warm up to you RIGHT AWAY (i mean they might, depends on their personality!) so do not feel discouraged if they dont want to play or cuddle right away. and heck, they may not even like cuddles. they’re as much as individuals as we are as humans. rose is usually attached to my shoulder all day, but some days honestly she just plays by herself and doesn’t want me to play with her HAHAHA. when you bring them home, introduce them to their cage and let them hang inside and get used to it.  sit near them and chat and offer some millet and let them come to you.  its a whole new world for them, so allow them some time!!!

7) and the most controversial topic… TO CLIP OR NOT TO CLIP? okay, my two cents on clipping goes as written.  if it is safer for them in your house, please get their wings properly by an avian vet or an experienced staff memeber at a bird specialty store. clipping them incorrectly can cause balance issues and confidence issues and trust issues. NEVER CLIP THEM YOURSELF AS THEIR OWNER. THEYLL BE PISSED AF. and most likely scared of you. if your house is unsafe -ie people coming in and out, small space, lots of windows, forgetful people that leave windows open, PLEASE CLIP THEM. it will save their life and prevent any deadly accidents.

if you HAVE THE SPACE. and know that they will be safe, and you believe they will be okay, leave them flighted!! it is much easier i must say having smaller birds flighted as they won’t be as cramped in a house as a big bird would be.  Rose is flightless as she chews her flight feathers, but they are growing back.  and even if they all did, my place is way to small to allow her to fly properly so i would keep her clipped for her safety.  also, if there was an emergency - such as a fire - it is much easier to evacuate a flightless bird than a flighted one.  i have really bad ocd when it comes to impulsive thinking and i obsess over how i would get rose out in a fire all the time… so keep a pillow case by the cage, and if god forbid that happened, grab your baby, toss em in the pillow case (protects them from smoke inhalation) AND HIGH TALE THEE FUCK OUT OF THERE. and that would be easier if they are clipped… just food for thought.  

anyway i hope this helped you and others maybe too!! im sorry this took forever to get to, my lifes been insane.  please do TONS OF RESEARCH TOO and look into rescues. if you need any more help let me know my love <3

Originally posted by potatopato

Another SI-5 headcanon

Jacobi and Maxwell cannot cook.  Like at all.  Jacobi is a little better than Maxwell, he can cook eggs and pasta.  Maxwell can’t stand making any food that isn’t instant.  “Cooking” as far as Maxwell is concerned is “putting pop tarts in the toaster” when she isn’t so distracted by her work she forgets to eat.  They both survive largely off takeout. 

Kepler, who is an amazing chef, doesn’t know how they made it this far into adulthood.   

I can’t believe there are people who don’t like salad. I fail to understand how anybody at a well-stocked salad bar couldn’t come away with a delectable salad.

Things to put on salad: tomatoes, kidney beans, cheese, hardboiled egg, pasta, red onion, carrots, cucumbers, pecans, walnut pieces, cranberries, raisins, avocado, snap peas, bamboo sprouts, cottage cheese, chickpeas, pineapple chunks, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, beets, slivered almonds, croutons, salsa, Brussels sprouts first sauteed in butter and garlic, corn, baby corn, peppers, zucchini and soy nuts (edamame). 

That’s just off the top of my head.


TITLE: Closure

PAIRING: Bucky x Reader (Bucky x OFC)

WORDS: 1273 

WARNINGS: angst , smut( very little)

A/N: My first ever fic I am posting on my account. Thank you so much TAW !!  @supersoldierslover for going through this and supporting me. You know I love you ❤️️❤️️. Also @thatawkwardtinyperson IVY!! You are one of the writers I truly respect not just for writing but for your sass too . So thank you, for allowing me to tag you . 😘😘

Originally posted by caps-bucky

“ Y/N Wait .”, you continued walking . “ Y/N!!” , he said as he grabbed your hand and pulled you towards him . *smack* That made him loosen the grip on your hand as you quickly made your way down the elevator . The sound of your hand on his skin still reverberating through the walls of the now empty apartment room .

“Bucky!!!”, you screamed as you tried to run as fast as possible from the man with mud all over his body . “Come here Y/N , let me give you hug . You know how much I love you .” “Noooo , Bucky  please. AHHHH!!! ” , you screamed as he wrapped his huge, muscular arms around your waist covering your white pristine shirt with  brown dirt . “I hate you”, you mumbled as he rubbed his dirty hair on to your neck. “ It’s your fault doll. You saw the truck and he puddle , and still didn’t think of telling me .”

“Idiot, lets go home and change . “

You got down the elevator , taking  long strides , tears rolling down your eyes ,as you walked towards the cab filled with your belongings. You  signaled the driver to take you to your destination .Your first choice of place would be your best friends  Amy’s house but right now that is your last one.

“Hmmm, Bucky …” , you moaned as he pressed  the  tip of his cock on to the lips of your pussy . This was your punishment for teasing him all day long . “`Wow, I never thought I’d have so much fun teasing you.”, he said slowly pushing his tip inside of you .He couldn’t hold it any longer and in one thrust he buried himself deep inside of  you . He wanted to punish you and fuck you hard but he couldn’t anymore. All he wanted was to make love and show you how much he loved you . So he set a slow but pleasurable place until you both were a moaning mess joined at a point , refusing to detach in fear of drifting apart .Why he felt this way , you didn’t know .

He looked out of the window and saw  you make your way to the cab . You got in without even sparing a glance at  him . You always waved to him when you went away , to work . But today was different , you went away , forever. He knew what he did can’t be forgotten nor forgiven . But he hoped this wasn’t the last time he saw you .

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY !!!!!!” , Bucky screamed banging kitchen utensils to wake you up at 12 AM .

“ Bucky!!” , you scolded . “Can’t you see I’m sleeping . Get lost”. Obviously not deterred by your request he started pressing small kisses all over your exposed body  . Your palm  , hands, legs , upper arm , shoulder…. “Okay  , okay , okay I’m up . What is it??”, you groaned . “ Happy anniversary  Y/N”. Your face softened upon the realization  . “Happy Anniversary Bucky”, you say as you pull him by his face to place a long kiss .You hum into the kiss so does he . “ Can we sleep now?” . He chuckles, “Sure honey  . But no sleeping whole of later today. Okay?  ”. “Hmmm…” you hum as slumber already taking you .

You went to your sister Taw home for the weekend . You needed to get away . One look at your state and she knew not to bother you with questions . She took you to your room where you laid there for god knows how long . Once you regained consciousness you made a beeline to the bathroom and not taking a look at yourself in the mirror you got rid of your clothes and got into the shower .


“I miss you soo much Bucky.When are you coming back ?”, you downright pleaded . “ I miss you too babe. But you know how it is . I got work and …hmmmm .” “Are you okay ? What happened ?” .There were hushed noises on the other side . “ Nah babe. It’s nothing . I will come back when I’m done”.”But it’s the fourth time that you’ve been gone for weeks  .” “  Y/N , I really have to go . I’ll call later , yeah”.”Yeah , Okay .Love you “. “Yeah , bye”.

Your sister helped cheer you up . She took you to your favourite childhood places , carnivals , plays , but nothing helped . You’d end up doing the same thing everyday . Get up , eat breakfast , take a walk, watch TV , eat dinner and sleep . Currently no sign of emotion appeared on your face . All your tears dries up .All your sorrows ….gone . Where? , you didn’t know . But you felt something . The need for something .

“Buck!!! I’m here to surprise you !!!”, you say as you push the doors to Bucky’s room in the tower. At this moment you wished everything you saw was just  a twisted dream that your mind tends to play during one of your stressful days. Unfortunately it wasn’t . You stood there at the entrance at the door .It seemed like someone had stuck superglue to you feet. You couldn’t register what was happening  . You could register the hurried motions with which clothes were worn . You couldn’t register two people calling you with a guilty undertone . All you could register was that Bucky – your boyfriend and Amy – your best friend , were found by your very own eyes having sex. You went back to your shared apartment and started packing your belongings.

You knew you couldn’t stay any longer at your sister’s . You had to go back some time . You reached your city at 2 pm. Hailed a taxi , went straight home . Slept for the next 3 hours until you got up and realized there was nothing at home to make your dinner .To do a quick shopping you grabbed your purse and phone and made your way to the supermarket present a block away . Bread, milk, eggs , cereal ,pasta , you mumbled trying to remember everything you needed until you spot them .

At one of the newspaper stalls discussing over what magazine to buy . They seemed happy laughing ,kissing , hugging. Your mind started wondering , were you the other woman all along, until you were snapped out of your thoughts by your name being called.

You turned your head to face the happy couple. You could see the guilt written all over their face . At this moment you knew what you needed. You made your way towards them with a slight smile and greeted them . As soon as their surprise over your demeanor faded  they greeted back . You invited them to the café down the block to talk. You wanted to know everything . You nodded along without any sign of emotion as Bucky recited the progression of their relation and the downfall of yours . After all of the truth came out you stood up and gave each of them a tight hug and a kiss on the cheek and made your way back home.

Now you felt at ease . You felt you could move on . You felt yourself again . You felt complete  .

Closure . Closure is what you needed.

kat-eunhyeo  asked:

Can you eat silken tofu? It's super soft and bonus protein

Nope, made with soy which just makes me throw up. Thanks though 💖

Also for everyone else offering recipes, thank you, but I also can’t eat quorn, pasta (wheat and egg) or brown rice pasta (egg and rice because the gods hate me lmao) or any premade soups that contain wheat or sulfites–so that’s anything with onion out the window. Not to mention a lot of soups use caramel coloring (made from corn extract which has been sulfited) so I’m basically making my own soup using water and vegetables which I know I can eat (can eat organic potato cause they don’t get sprayed with sulfite preserve so I’ve been making my own potato chips in the oven 👌👌👌) blending it all together and seasoning with salt and a few safe herbs.

I can’t even eat yogurt from the store anymore cause even the ‘organic’ one has pectin added to it, which is usually sulfited. The good news is I can tolerate lactose again in small doses so perhaps I can start making my own.

This is the side of my chronic illness that is particularly cruel and has really been depressing me recently. Cause I love food and I love cooking and baking, but all of that has been slowly taken away from me over the last 2+ years.

Hopefully once my allergies are controlled (some of them were pretty spectacularly bad) I’ll be able to add more variety back into my food. Cause if I have to live on plain oatmeal for the rest of my life I might go a wee bitty mental.

I’m fine though, honestly, I’m getting some carbs and a little bit of cooked veg and plain chicken in as much as I can. It’s just… I finally got my appetite back after six weeks of that damn virus making me puke constantly and now I can’t eat cause my mouth hurts lmao, sods law I suppose :)


Pasta Production 1925 - 1955 | Via

Pasta, the most famous staple of Italian cuisine, was first recorded in Sicily in the 12th century, a few centuries after Arab invaders brought a dried, noodle-like dish to the island.

Mainly made with durum wheat and eggs or water, pasta (from the Latin for “dough”) was for many centuries a food reserved for the rich and privileged. It was not until the 18th century that industrialized production made it a cheap staple food for large numbers of Italians.

Soft and pliable pasta dough is shaped into hundreds of different forms, from the simple strands and sheets of spaghetti and lasagna to bowties, seashells, wagon wheels and bicycles.

With massive Italian immigration to America at the beginning of the 20th century, pasta’s popularity grew and it became known as Italy’s national dish.

But even as late as 1957, many people outside of Italy had no clue how it was made. On April Fool’s Day of that year, the BBC aired a story on Italians enjoying a bumper harvest of spaghetti due to a decline in the “spaghetti weevil.” The program showed Italian and Swiss families cheerfully picking long strands of spaghetti from “spaghetti trees,” and led many viewers to call in, curious about how they could plant their own.

These photos from 20th century pasta factories show the actual process by which the dough is squeezed, shaped, cut and dried on its way to the dinner table.


Mother Creates Food Inspired By Cartoon Characters For Her Children’s Lunch Boxes

Li Ming Lee is a stay at home mom with hidden superpowers to create incredibly tasty and wonderful looking bento lunch boxes for her two children. In 2008, when her children started primary school, she decided to pack them cartoon inspired lunch boxes so they would miss her less when adjusting to the longer primary school hours. Her blog has become a bento hit, where she features many of her charabens (decorative bentos) that are as tasty as they look good. Her book Yummy Kawaii Bento: Preparing Adorable Meals for Adorable Kids gives a tutorial on how to create these adorable meals. 

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TW food mention and long post

So I have mentioned before that I have either Crohn’s disease or some IBD - and over a year ago now I had my gall bladder removed because it died in the process of me trying to figure out what was wrong. So even though I can eat regularly now, my diet still needs to be rotated constantly.

The thing I’ve learned about my condition is that the same food will not be good for me tomorrow, and often this goes in cycles. 6 months ago I was living off rice and tofu because pasta and bread products hurt. Right now pasta is dandy and rice is the devil.

An example -

I have a big expense coming up on Saturday and I need to not spend money. So I have rice, pasta, eggs, cheese and bread. Terrible diet, right? But more often than not vegetables hurt for days and really screw me up. Liquid diets are BAD™ ideas.

So I have made grilled cheese every night for dinner the last three days. Day one? Great! Day two? Eh kinda felt in pain after dinner. Day 3? I’m just sitting here in less than tolerable pain and nauseous and having short dizzy spells. And no. It is not an issue with the food itself.

With auto-immune diseases, the body thinks something good is bad and attacks it. In IBD situations, the intestines become inflamed and often destroy themselves over time. They tell you to eat a specific way to heal the body, but the body ultimately doesn’t care. It’s the same with food. It doesn’t care what you eat. It’s all bad because your entire digestive system is attacking itself. Some things are just less bad than others and will affect you later on down the road instead of right away.

So what I’m saying is it’s very expensive to try and normalize an eating routine with a digestive disorder. You get used to one thing being a safe food and then it stops being safe and you have to buy shit you think will work but ultimately will have to throw away if it won’t last. You can’t eat the same thing over and over. If you buy greens or veggies you’ll probably end up throwing them away because you won’t be able to eat them the entire week. You could have literal fried foods for a month and be fine and then one day BAM this triggers death immediately and you can’t finish your food.

You are constantly not finishing meals or eating as much as you used to. You lost 30 lbs. (literally!!!) And people will say you look like a walking nightmare and then when you have a good month because you can eat suddenly no one cares about your health anymore because they think you’re healed.

No. Just. No.

The amount of money I waste on food is so horrific because I never know what’s going to work. I don’t have roommates to eat it for me. I can’t keep a food journal it’s pointless.

I’m better, yes. But I am not healed and I never will be. I always have to keep in mind that it could get worse at any moment. I hate food but I miss loving it.

nouilleverte  asked:

hey, random question here, i need some debunking: is it true that soups are a considerable part of Polish traditional meals?


yes, it is true! we do have some soups which are “traditional polish dish”! lemme give you some examples!

one of the most traditional, which every polish person had to eat at least once in their life (bc ofc it depends on what one likes but c’mon this soup is the most common and easiest soup ever) (I say “the easiest” even tho I failed at it countless times rip) is “rosół”, aka chicken broth. it’s simply broth made out of chicken lol and it’s served with egg pasta most of the time. I guess the reason why it’s so popular with polish folks is because it’s the best for hangover lmao

next comes “żurek” (or other name would be “barszcz biały”), which is based on sourdough. it most “characteristic” components are white kiełbasa and cooked eggs (eggs are being added after pouring soup into bowl). it gives off even more traditional feel when served in a bread. yes, bread.

this one was “barszcz biały” (biały - white) and we also have “barszcz czerwony” (czerwony - red), but it’s more traditional to Russia?? but we love it here as well and it’s one of main dishes made for Christmas Eve. best served with “uszka” (smol pierogis) or “krokiety” (croquette). it’s made from beetroot.

other one would be “pomidorowa” aka tomato soup, there are many variations, everyone cooks it however they like, but still, made out of tomatoes (be it fresh or tomato concentrate or whatever) and with macaroni (all kinds of macaroni, my personal fav is stars) or with rice (which I prefer tbh)

next one is “ogórkowa”, so with pickles. it’s so so so good. I love it.

other one would be “kapuśniak”, so soup made out of sauerkraut. (we have other traditional polish dish made out of sauerkraut, which is “bigos”. polish people love sauerkraut.) there is also a version where they add to it tomato concentrate.

for the last one let’s go with “grochowa”, so made out of husked peas. it’s so great too ;o;; lately I’ve cooked and it was sO GOOD AAAAA

……..okay no I need to add one more soup. which I love too. it’s “barszcz ukraiński” (again borsch lmao but we don’t have more borsch’s no worries), we call it “Ukrainian” even tho their barszcz is kinda different lol. it’s similar to barszcz czerwony, but the difference is that it have beans and chopped leaves of young beetroot (we call it “botwina”). and it’s really great when after serving it to bowl you add to it cooked potatoes. it may sound weird but god the taste is so so good.

it turned out into a bit long post but I hope I answered your question well!!! if you have any other questions, strike away! <33333 take care!!!

Green bean casserole and creamed spinach certainly weren’t served at the first Thanksgiving (though stuffed birds do date back to Ancient Roman times and could have been served in America’s early days). Because the first Thanksgiving was in Massachusetts, seafood like oysters and oyster stuffing were likely to have had a prominent place on the pilgrims’ table, though the tradition of eating shellfish on Thanksgiving hasn’t really stuck around.

Today’s common, starchy sides, like potatoes and mac and cheese, aren’t pilgrim or Native American fare, but rather dishes dating back to antebellum America, when enslaved Africans would cook for white families during the autumn harvest festivals. (Thanksgiving was not yet an official holiday.)

“It goes without saying that much of ‘white Southern’ holiday food owes its savor to the influence of black cooks and living in the vicinity of black cultures,” culinary historian Michael Twitty wrote in the Washington Post. Though some side dishes may have antebellum roots: “Some represent the glory of freedom, with deviled eggs and macaroni pie (the old Southern and Caribbean name for mac and cheese) being a prime example of the eggs, pasta and cheese that rarely if ever were enjoyed under the lash,” Twitty wrote.

And that legendary green bean casserole? Created in the 1950s by a young woman, Dorcas Reilly, with a degree in home economics and a job in the Campbells Soup Co. test kitchen, some grandparents at Thanksgiving may outdate green bean casserole, but the marketing made the gooey vegetable dish an instant classic. That’s America for you.

Everything you know about Thanksgiving food is wrong

nachodiablo  asked:

13, 30, 45, 99 <3

thank you <3

13) Are you a good cook ?

i can pasta and eggs and mugcakes and that’s all :/ but if someone ask me to cook with them i will do it and have fun !

30) Do you have neat handwriting ?

see i feel like i do but the rest of the world disagrees…

45) Can you drive ?

not at all. i’m still young and also i’m scared my innatention might cause me an accident

99) Are you superstitious ?

for some things, not all. i have no problems with ladders and black cat but i hate spilling the salt.