free fudge

Walnut Fudge (no sugar, gluten free, no dairy)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup shredded coconut unsweetened
  • 1 cup sugar free maple syrup (I use walden’s farm pancake syrup)
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup walnuts

Instructions:

  1. Put everything in a food processor except the walnuts, until a syrupy liquid is formed
  2. add walnuts and pulse a couple of times to integrate them in the liquid but not too finely chopped.
  3. Put in a pyrex like pan and refrigerate for a few hours
Free Readings v. Paid Readings

I don’t wanna start drama, this is just my opinion. Your mileage may vary, and I’m cool with that. Please be cool with that too.

I’ve seen a thing going around lately about how free readings make it harder for people to make a living by doing tarot. I don’t think that’s the case at all. I do think however that people who are giving readings for very little are hurting the profession of reading.

You’re probably thinking I’m an idiot, but lets put this in terms everyone can understand: 

Fudge

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» the boy at the boardwalk

vernon x reader

gif; mine

word count: 2,280

includes: skaterboarding!vernon who gets distracted by a cutie on the boardwalk + injuries that need tending to + fluffity fluff

✎ feel like i haven’t posted a scenario in forever :(( so have some fluffy vernita!! i’m working on a woozi x wonu x reader fic tht i’m rlly hyped 2 get out so i hope this sates you in the meantime!


Hansol liked to skateboard to work every morning. He took the same route each day, starting from the smooth tile outside his apartment and ending at the glass doors belonging to the town’s diner. He never had an answer as to why his skateboard came with him everywhere. Pictures taken from last year’s Halloween party presented Hansol lousily wrapped in toilet paper, his costume being the ever so original mummy that at least six other people at the party had certainly not been wearing. Hansol liked to claim his costume came out different. He was a skateboarding mummy.

On his best friend’s birthday he had one arm resting thoughtfully around his shoulders, tiny splotches of buttercream frosting across their noses and hardly sticking to their foreheads. Hansol’s skateboard must have also been treated as an equal member to the night for along the black surface were more frosting smears, the board held tightly in Hansol’s other hand. Even when his younger sister fell from the monkey bars and sprained her wrist, pictures taken of her recovery in the hospital room had snippets of Hansol smiling, skateboard sitting in his lap.

Seeing Hansol without his skateboard was like seeing butterflies without wings. A peculiar sight indeed if someone ever managed to glean across it. In fact, something Hansol liked to glean across more than his skateboard, was you.

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Here are some snack foods to satisfy your cravings with minimum calories. If you must eat, try to eat something off of this list! Together we will be skinny

satisfy your sweet tooth:

1. ½ medium apple, baked, topped with 1 tbsp low fat yogurt sprinkled with cinnamon (45 calories).

2. ½ small banana, frozen (45 calories)

3. 4 oz. unsweetened applesauce sprinkled with cinnamon (49 calories)

4. 1 miniature box of raisins (45 calories)

5. 2 sugar-free ice pops (30 calories)

6. 1 sugar-free fudge ice pop (35 calories)

7. 12 cherries (48 calories)

8. 1 individual serving sugar-free gelatin with 3 tbsp. light whipped topping (40 calories)

9. ½ cup strawberries with 2 ½ tbsp nonfat yogurt (47 calories)

10. 14 seedless red grapes, frozen (48 calories)

indulge a salt craving:

11. 1 ½ cups salted air-popped popcorn (46 calories)

12. ¼ cup shelled edamame (soybeans) with sea salt (37 calories)

13. 8 oz. miso soup (36 calories)

14. 1 pretzel rod (37 calories)

15. ¼ small bag of Glenny’s lightly salted soy crisps (35 calories)

16. 1 medium sliced cucumber mixed with ¼ cup sliced onion, ½ cup chopped celery, and 4 tbsp vinegar and salt to taste (45 calories)

17. 6 oz V8 juice (39 calories)

18. 1 kosher dill pickle (10 calories)

crunch and munch:

19. ½ cup jicama with 4 oz salsa (49.5 calories)

20. 1 ½ cups sugar snap peas (40 calories)

21. small celery stalk smeared with ½ tbsp natural peanut butter (49 calories)

22. ½ small apple with 1 tsp soy butter (46 calories)

23. 1 brown rice cake with 1 tbsp sugar-free jam (44 calories)

smooth and creamy:

24. 1 Laughing Cow Light Garlic & Herb wedge spread on cucumber slices (35 calories)

25. 1 tsp almond butter (34 calories)

26. ½ cup fat-free Greek yogurt with 1 tsp sugar-free strawberry jam (43 calories)

27. 1 oz avocado (about 1/8 of an avocado) squirted with lime (45 calories)

28. 8 grape tomatoes dipped in 1 tbsp light cream cheese (46 calories)

cheesy whizzes:

29. 6 pieces of endive filled with ½ oz reduced-fat feta cheese (49 calories)

30. 1 slice fat-free American cheese (30 calories)

31. 1 large tomato, sliced, topped with 1 tbsp Parmesan, broiled (44 calories)

32. 1 oz fat-free cottage cheese on1 slice caraway Finn Crisp Crispbread (38 calories)

33. 1 oz fat-free mozzarella dipped in 1 tsp marinara sauce (46 calories)

power up on protein:

34. turkey rolls: 2 slices white meat turkey rolled in 2 lettuce leaves (46 calories)

35. 1 oz smoked salmon (about 1 slice) on 2 Wheat Thins crackers (48 calories)

36. 1 tofu dog with 1 tbsp sauerkraut (48 calories)

37. ½ cup plain fat-free yogurt sprinkled with 1 tsp sunflower seeds (49.6 calories)

38. 1.3 oz water-packed tuna with 1 tsp Dijon mustard (48 calories)

39. 2 large hard-cooked egg whites with 1 cup sliced cucumber (48 calories)

40. 1 slice Wasa Fibre Crispbread with 2 tsp hummus (45 calories)

41. 1 medium water-packed sardine with slice of red onion (35 calories)

solid standbys:

42. ½ cup melon with 2 tbsp 1% cottage cheese (47 calories)

43. ½ small grapefruit (32 calories)

44. 1/3 cup blueberries with 1 tbsp light sour cream (47 calories)

45. ½ cup carrots with 1 tbsp light ranch dressing (45 calories)

thirst quenchers:

46. ½ cup nonfat milk with 1 tbsp Walden Farms calorie-free chocolate syrup (40 calories)

47. 1 packet of sugar-free hot chocolate made with ¼ cup skim milk and ¾ cup hot water (47 calories)

48. ¾ cup almond milk (45 calories)

49. ¾ cup seltzer with ¼ cup cranberry juice and a lime wedge (33 calories)

50. homemade iced green tea (with artificial sweetener if desired) (0 calories)

Hope this is helpful! 

 xoxo 

anonymous asked:

Please, please just ignore the disgusting messages from that anon. I bet he's only doing it because he doesn't like that you're a Christian or maybe something petty like that. Who knows. Anyways, ignore the negativity and have a wonderful, peaceful, hate-free day Qooky.

Thank you very much anon. Honestly, after this ask, I’m turning off anonymous messages again and if this person wants to engage me any further, they have the messaging option right there for their use :) 

I honestly think that while it is good to ignore the negativity, sometimes we really don’t have a choice but to face it head on. And when that happens, you have to know where your security lies. Where do you base your security and identity on? Mine is in Christ because only He satisfies the emptiness that is inside me that arose after Adam and Eve committed the first sin and since spread to generations after. Can you believe I can’t even rely on myself cuz I’ve failed so many times too?

Now did Jesus Christ hate anyone? No siree! He was upset over some people’s behavior and hates sin, but doesn’t mean he rejected anyone. He talked with Samaritans, forgave prostitutes, ate with a tax collector (who were considered pariahs of their time), and restored a man who denied him three times almost right after he declared he’d be at his side. Jesus loves us all so much He freaking died for us when we’re the ones who deserved that horrible sentence.

Omg, ok, I’m rambling but honestly, this was something I’ve been wanting to share with you all since I came back from the retreat. A huge refresher especially since the stuff I learned were stuff that is easily taken for granted when you grow up in Christian environments. We were meant to have a relationship with God. We were made in/to reflect His image (meaning we think, we choose, we emote, etc.)Unfortunately Adam/Eve’s disobedience, the first sin, (because they thought they knew better than God) and subsequent disobedience of future generations have affected our relationship with Him. God is Just. He cannot tolerate sin because He is Holy. Remember that we can choose, but we cannot choose the consequences of our decisions.

(For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus Our Lord - Romans 6:23)

Now, we are born spiritually dead and originally destined for an eternity of suffering away from Him. Only through Christ can we be reborn spiritually and restore our future of eternity with God. To bridge the gap created by sin.

(Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. - John 14:6)

But God celebrates when we come back to Him. Like how the father celebrated the return of his prodigal son, even if he didn’t deserve that party. He seeks for us like the woman sought for her lost coin or the shepherd searched for that one lost sheep out of a hundred strong. That is graceHe loves us THAT FREAKING MUCH. God is Love.

(For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life - John 3:16)

He wants us to remain in Him and let Him transform us into what He wants us to be. Like how (spoiler alert!) Changelings in My Little Pony became these beautiful creatures. The difference is, it’s God doing the transforming, not us. We’re powerless. We’re human. Only He knows what’s truly best for us. All we have to do simply believe that Jesus is our Lord and Savior. (Acknowledging that we are sinners and needed Him to restore us). 

(If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved…For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him - Romans 10:9-10, 12)

Honestly, true joy and happiness comes from Christ.

TL;DR, If that anon was hating on me because I’m a Christian, then it saddens me that our reputation has become so synonymous with bigotry, hate, and just overall-negativity. Those are products of sin. That’s not what Christianity is about. It’s about love. God’s love for us. Warts and all. But He does not want us to remain with these warts either so that’s when the rest of the transformation begins after we’ve accepted Him into our lives. 

But I’m not perfect. I make mistakes all the time. I still sin from time to time. But I know God has forgiven my sins, past, present and future. And through His Son’s sacrifice, He has forgiven yours too.

It kinda hurts though when people put unusually high expectations on us simply because we’re Christian or just human, and then end up hating us when we don’t live up to those expectations. We’re not perfect.

Right now the only Perfect Being is God so that is who I will look to. 

Ok wow I rambled so I guess this serves as my post-retreat post as well 😂

vegan oil free chocolate fudge oatmeal cookies

ingredients: 

2 cups quick-cooking oats

1 ¾ cups flour

2/3 cups cocoa powder

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

1 ½ cups sugar

2 tbsp applesauce

¾ cup nondairy milk

½ cup applesauce (keep separate from the applesauce listed above)

1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

½ cups dairy free chocolate chips (optional)

¼ cup dried fruit/raisins (optional)

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1. preheat oven to 350°F

2. in medium bowl, combine oats, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. set aside. 

3. in large bowl, combine sugar, 2 tbsp applesauce, and non dairy milk. mix until smooth. add rest of applesauce and vanilla extract. 

4. fold in half of dry mixture into wet mixture, until combined. fold in remaining mixture, and add in chocolate chips/dried fruit. *if it seems too wet, add ¼ cup of flour. if too dry, add a little bit of non dairy milk or applesauce. the mixture should be the consistency of a thicker brownie mix.*

5. line two or three cookie sheets with parchment paper. scoop heaping tablespoon onto paper and leave about two inches between each cookie. lightly flatten top of cookie to make more of a patty shape (not super thin, just enough to have a flatter top)

6. bake for 14-18 minutes. let cool for at least 10 minutes. i recommend to put in fridge for a few hours to firm, but you can eat them right away.

7. store in container with wax paper laying between each layer of cookies to avoid sticking.

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feel free to message me how they come out if you make these! they are absolutely delicious, and i am super excited to make these again 😋🐷🐮❤️

desserts

anon asked for #7 (fake dating au) + jimon


Simon hates being at restaurants.

It’s actually kind of tragic, because eating out use to be a consistent source of joy in his life. Special occasions were always marked with dinner at his favorite Italian place, shoveling spaghetti into his mouth on every birthday, Hannukah, and any slight accomplishment.

He has a plate of pasta in front of him now, to appear normal when everyone ordered, but he can’t eat it. Well he could, technically, but he’d puke. So Jace is happily having a second meal off of Simon’s plate.

“I’m glad you’re enjoying my meal.” Simon says, succumbing to the infantile urge to pout. He’s having a rough night.

“Cheer up.” Jace raises his spaghetti covered fork to Simon like it’s a wine glass. “Tonight is about Magnus and Alec.”

“Then why are we all here?” Simon sighs, his cheek resting against his hand. He glances down the table where Magnus and Alec are sitting across from each other with a disgusting amount of love on both their faces. For some reason they chose to invite everyone to their sixth month anniversary dinner. On top of their hand-holding and Clary and Isabelle’s consistent flirting, Simon wants to leave.

And he’s usually not the kind of bitter single person to complain about couples. He believes in letting people be happy and express their love in public if they want. But tonight for some reason he just can’t handle it. He doesn’t know why.

“Because they’re gracious hosts.” Jace replies. “Jesus, lighten up. Look at them. That’s true love.”

Magnus is saying something inaudible to Alec, whose face is flushed and happy. The waitress beside the table looks vaguely unsure of whether or not she should interrupt to hand over the check.

“Can I get you anything else tonight?” She asks after a moment of hesitation. “Some dessert?”

“Of course some dessert.” Magnus flips open his menu again but hardly even looks at it. “The chocolate volcano cake for my beautiful boyfriend. Extra chocolate.”

Now Alec is really blushing and, okay, Simon’s dead and frozen heart thaws a little. Just a little.

“Is tonight a special occasion?” The waitress asks coyly, and Magnus beams as though he was waiting to be asked.

“Six months.” Alec supplies, and Magnus looks delighted that his boyfriend is choosing to participate in being fawned over.

“That’s amazing!” The waitress beams, scrawling something down on her notepad. “Let’s see if I can manage some free dessert.”

Jace looks genuinely astonished. He turns his head to face Simon and his eyes are wide and bugging out of his head, like he just witnessed the second coming of Christ.

“Did you see that?” He shakes Simon’s arm. “They got free dessert! Just for being a couple!”

“Yeah.” Simon sighs. “It’s nice.”

So Magnus and Alec eat their cake, which is a long process as Magnus insists on slowly feeding it to Alec while the both of them pretend not to notice Clary and Isabelle taking faux-candid pictures of them. And finally, finally they pay the check and file out of the restaurant.

Simon’s planning on going home. And by that he means going to crash on Luke’s couch. Not home.

But just as Magnus and Alec head off in the direction of the loft to do unspeakable things and Clary and Isabelle head off to get fro-yo, Jace tugs on Simon’s arm.

“You haven’t insulted me in like, two hours.” Jace points out. “I’m concerned. You seem–uncharacteristically upset.”

“I just want to go home.” Simon mutters, exasperated. “Maybe eat some chocolate ice-cream and then puke while I listen to The X Files at a low volume.”

“Well, as fun as that sounds, if you’re going to eat dessert anyways you might as well get it for free.”

They start small. Jace’s first pick is Chili’s, where they eat queso and Simon wonders why he’s actually sitting in Chili’s with Jace, who’s managing to eat quite a bit despite just having eaten two plates of pasta.

“What can I start y’all off with?” A waiter asks them, and Jace grabs Simon’s hand immediately. Simon, jarred, tries to pull back on instinct, but is met with Jace firmly holding tighter and making a “go with it” face. So he goes with it. Because why not.

“Me and my boyfriend are here celebrating our seven month anniversary.” Jace informs the waiter with a voice full of sugary sweetness. “That’s longer than six.”

The waiter looks confused, because he definitely doesn’t need someone to tell him numerical values and he’s also probably wondering why someone would have anniversary dinner at Chili’s.

“That’s–that’s great.” The waiter manages a smile. “So uh, what can I get you?”

Jace looks frustrated, yet determined. “What do you want, babe?”

Simon realizes it’s his line, so he picks up the menu and gives it a cursory glance. “Well. I really only want dessert. But I know how expensive it is, darling.”

Their story is laughably nonsensical and they both know it, because why would they come to a restaurant to eat if they can’t afford even a dessert. Jace looks close to breaking character, but he persists.

“Right, right. Because of all the money I spent on your…blood transfusion.”

Simon hides his sudden laugh with an unconvincing cough. The waiter looks around helplessly, probably for one of his co-workers to take his spot.

“Well.” Jace gives a forlorn sigh. “I’m sorry I can’t afford anything to give you, sweetheart, on this, the night of our seven month anniversary.”

There’s a long pause. And finally, begrudgingly, the waiter leans in and quietly offers two free hot fudge sundaes if they take them to-go. Jace happily agrees, repeating how “taken aback” he is by such “shocking generosity.”

They flee into the night, Jace still holding Simon’s hand even after they’re far enough away for their lie to be caught. And Simon doesn’t see any problem with letting Jace hold his hand, so he lets it stay like that. And he sits on a park bench with Jace in Central and eats the sundae, knowing he’s going to be sick later but not really caring.

“Nice moves back there.” Jace offers. “Very convincing. I almost thought we really were too poor for Chili’s dessert.”

“Oh, shut up! It was a better lie than yours! A blood transfusion?”

“That’s not even a lie.” Jace smirks, biting down on his cherry between his white front teeth until it bursts, juice dripping down Jace’s chin. Simon stares, a little amazed at the way Jace looks. For some reason Simon never noticed the little scar on Jace’s chin before, and that’s a shame because it’s really cute. All of Jace is cute, actually. And being at Chili’s and pretending that he’s dating Jace Wayland, being able to stare as much as he wants…it makes Simon wish for something. He feels that little empty section in his chest that he’s felt all night.

Well. Not all night.

“We should do that again.” Jace comments, stuffing his empty sundae cup into the Chili’s take-out bag. “But we’re going to have to be more convincing. We barely scraped by in there.”

“Let’s practice.” Simon says, half as a joke and half serious. His heart, though incapable of ever pounding again, is tense and waiting for Jace to say something. To either reject him or laugh.

But Jace doesn’t say anything. He leans in and kisses Simon, the stain from the cherry rubbing off onto Simon’s lips.

“It’ll be a lot easier to get dessert if we’re actually dating.” Simon points out in between kisses.

“Let’s do it.”

“But just for the dessert, right?”

“Just for the dessert.”

What the zodiac constellations represent according to the ancient greeks:

Aries


It’s the Golden Fleece! Or rather the magical flying ram it came from, who actually performed a daring rescue, saving two kids (Phrixus and Helle) from their abusive stepmother Ino. Well okay, it only saved one of the kids cause the girl fell off during the journey and drowned, but it’s the thought that counts.

When they finally arrived at their destination at Colchis the remaining child was welcomed with open arms, and the ram was promptly sacrificed. So much for gratitude.

Taurus


it’s the Minotaur! Half-man half-bull, lived in an underground labyrinth in Crete, killed the children tributes that came from Athens, was ultimately killed by Theseus, blah blah we know how it goes. But where did the Minotaur come from? Well basically, Pasiphae the queen of Crete once accidentally saw Poseidon’s sacred bull and… fell in love with it. Like we’re talking super obsessive love here, she kept having lustful dreams, she couldn’t eat, she couldn’t sleep, she just really had to fuck that bull, man!

So after much cajoling she convinced Daedalus to help her, and he built her this weird contraption/cow-suit that would allow her to mate with it. Long story short she donned it, did the nasty (don’t ask me how), got pregnant, her husband King Minos found out and was pissed off (even though it was all his fault for not sacrificing the bull in the first place), he threw them both into Daedalus’ own labyrinth as punishment (and also to appease Poseidon cause god damn lady you don’t fuck the sacred bulls), and she died giving birth to her unholy mutant child. So the moral of this story is, yiffing breaks families apart.

Gemini


Most people know about Castor and Pollux (Πολυδεύκης in greek, I don’t know who thought this name was a good idea), but did you know that instead of twins they were actually quadruplets? Their sisters were Helen (of “I caused the Trojan war” fame) and Clytemnestra (of “I killed my husband for being a douchebag” fame). They were born to Leda plus Tyndareus plus Zeus in his swan form, and out of this clusterfuck emerged two eggs. One egg contained the mortal kids (Castor and Clytemnestra) and the other the semi-divine ones (Pollux and Helen). I guess putting all four kids in one egg would have been too unreasonable.

Anyway the point is, Pollux and Castor were super close and loved each other a lot, so when Castor died a mortal’s death Pollux felt such heartbreak that he offered to share his immortality with him. Zeus took pity on them and turned them both into the same constellation, so they could be together for all eternity. Aww.

Cancer


Oh man this is my favorite. Alright so, the setting: the lake of Lerna. The background: Hercules is fighting the Hydra (you know, that giant serpent monster with the many regenerating heads). The hero of our story: a tiny, pissed off, brave little crab called Karkinos, who decides to take on a fucking demigod by being a dick and pinching him in the toe.

It was pretty useless as attacks go (Hercules just yelped, stomped it to death, and kept on slashing the actual monster) but Hera was watching and felt so moved by the crab’s bravery that she decided to turn him into a constellation to honor him. Not bad, liltle dude!

Leo


Hercules’ iconic lion pelt. Before becoming a fashionable accessory, this mighty lion used to roam Nemea and terrorize everyone around. Apparenly he put up such a fierce fight against Hercules that the gods were impressed and decided to turn him into a constellation. Nice.

Virgo


It’s Persephone. You all know who Persephone is, I’m not even gonna bother describing the myth.

I’m just going to point out that the constellation is brightest during the spring months, which is when Persephone returns from the underworld and regains her identity as the goddess of spring.

Libra


The scales held by Dike, the goddess of justice. Her name literally translates to Justice, so you know she was really gung-ho about it. As a demigod she used to actually live on earth, but eventually got so disgusted with humanity’s corruption that she peaced out and moved to the heavens. Presumambly she kept glaring down at the mortals in disapproval.

Scorpio


The gigantic scorpion monster that slayed Orion. The reason why Orion had to die differs between myth versions: either Artemis wanted to punish his hubris for declaring he was the greatest hunter in the world, or Artemis was starting to get a bit too friendly with him so Apollo got jealous and decided to take matters into his own hands… by hiring a monster hitman I suppose.

Either way, apparently the reason Orion’s star is only visible half the time is because he’s hiding from the scorpio constellation. Man, can’t this guy catch a break?

Sagittarius


It’s a centaur! Yeah that was pretty obvious.

More specifically it’s supposed to be Chiron, the actual manifestation of the Awesome Nerd trope. While all the other centaurs were busy partying hard, Chiron studied pretty much everything, and became a master of philosophy, medicine, archery, and a whole bunch of other stuff. Then he took it upon himself to tutor young men who would later become famous heroes, including Jason, Achilles, Theseus, and other big names. Cool dude.

Capricorn


It’s Zeus’ nanny! A goat named Amalthea, she suckled baby Zeus while he was in hiding from his father Cronus. When Zeus grew into a strapping young god of his own, he turned her into a constellation out of gratitude. If only he was as good to his wife as he was to his foster mommy.

Alternatively it could also represent Pan, the god who was usually half goat, but who gave himself a fish tail on top of everything else that one time he was running away from the monster Typhon and jumped into a river.

Aquarius


I’ve mentioned in a previous post how Aquarius basically means “one who pours water” in ancient greek. Well there’s only one notorious professional when it comes to pouring, and that’s Ganymedes, the cup-bearer of the gods. Ganymedes started his career as a humble shepherd, but his beauty was so great that Zeus took notice, ordered an eagle to bring him to mount Olympus immediately, and gave him his new job on the spot plus eternal youth to boot.

In the end Zeus loved him so much that he turned him into a constellation. Even though he was immortal already so there was no need to? Okay Zeus, whatever.

Pisces


Typhon strikes again! As the father of all monsters, he was confident enough to launch a surprise attack on Mount Olympus itself, because fuck those assholes I guess. The gods panicked and ran away, each taking the form of a different animal so they could hide better.

Aphrodite and her son Eros decided to take their chances by jumping in the sea and turning into fish. They also created a golden rope to connect them so that they wouldn’t lose each other, and this is why the symbol of the sign is a pair of entwined fish. Anyway, eventually Zeus got over his uncharacteristic bout of cowardice, curb-stomped Typhon to the ground, and things went back to normal, the end.

RAW DOUBLE LAYER CHOCOLATE FUDGE WITH CACAO NIBS

Ingredients

For the fudge base:
2 cups/ 224g raw organic cashews
2 cups/ 240g unsweetened organic shredded coconut
240g (about10 large) very soft medjool dates, pitted
1 cup/ 100g raw organic cacao powder
½ cup/ 120ml organic maple syrup
Pinch of fine sea salt
For the ganache:
½ cup/120ml organic maple syrup
¼ cup/60g extra virgin unrefined coconut oil
½ cup/50g raw organic cacao powder
Pinch of fine sea salt
¼ cup/30g of raw cacao nibs for topping
Instructions

Make the fudge base:
Place cashews in the bowl of food processor and grind until very finely ground (be careful to not over process the nuts into butter)
Add the shredded coconut and process until well combined and fine in texture. Add the pitted dates and process until a soft paste forms. Add the cacao powder process again.
Finally add the maple syrup and a pinch of salt and process to combine until a creamy texture is achieved scraping down the sides as needed.
Press firmly into a parchment lined square or rectangular pan or mold.
Place in fridge while making the ganache topping.
Make the ganache topping:
In the food processor, blend together maple syrup and coconut oil until well combined.
Add in cacao powder and a pinch of salt and process until smooth scraping down the sides as needed.
Pour over fudge base and spread out evenly over the top. Sprinkle with cacao nibs and return pan to fridge to set and firm for at least one hour.
Cut into squares and serve the fudge cold. Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
Notes

Raw, Gluten Free, Grain Free

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There was nothing like coming home after another successful mission. It was back to regular life, and even if she didn’t really like going back to school to deal with the homework and her teacher’s anger, Hibiki enjoyed it. It was a constant reminder that things were okay, and the sense of normalcy that everyone else had could continue. 

Hibiki knew that she was going to take advantage of it, nibbling on some sweets she managed to get, before her attention was soon diverted elsewhere. It wasn’t anything drastic, nor probably anything to catch her attention. But there was a girl that caught her eye. She wasn’t really near all the people crowded among the sidewalks and street crossings.

Without much thought, Hibiki walked over to her, tilting her head out of curiosity. 
“Hey, are you okay? You don’t seem too happy.”

[pregame] art block blues [ open! ]

Traditional arts were never quite her strong suit, but Ikue had figured that so long as she was here, it was probably worth actually brushing up on things she’d never bothered with before. Like, more dynamic posing, for instance. As tempting as the 3/4th head shot was (and god, did it ever call to her today; there was some unique looking people here) she had to resist its siren’s call. Although… with the lack of good, model candidates, it was getting harder and harder.

“Mm… No, it’s no good….”

Clutching her sketchbook to her chest, she’d sighed. There was no way she was going to earn her popcorn balls like…this….wait.

wait.

who was that.

“Oh! Yes! Pardon me, you… person, you!”

She made a somewhat lazy gesture towards the other with her pen, hastily moving to flip open the sketchbook to a blank page. Yes, this was the stroke of inspiration she’d been looking for! 

“I do not mean to interrupt what you’re doing, but may I ask you keep holding that pose?”

Michigan gothic

 -Wandering through an apple orchard, deeper and deeper until it is too dark to see your hand in front of your face. You hear rustling behind you. You wished you had told someone where you were going.

-There are potholes everywhere you turn. One is so deep you cant see the bottom. You drive over it anyway and pray you dont get swallowed up by whatever you are sure lives inside.

-The weather report says the first day of spring is tomorrow. You look outside. It is a blizzard. You can hear eerie voices faintly calling your name. You plug your ears. It doesnt matter. You have to go outside eventually.

-Orange traffic cones line the streets. Do not touch the cones. They give warning of worse things to come. They haunt you, even in your dreams.

-You go to Tulip Time. You stand shivering in the rain watching the clog dancers march by. The ritual has begun.

-You drive up north to see the colors. You only hope the colors dont see you. There are so many colors. They completely surround you. Wait, thats not a color. Is it? You have been driving so long everything is blurring together.You cant even tell up from down as you fall into a void of swirling colors.

-People ask where you’re from. You point to your hand and they nod solemnly. Words are not needed. The silence stretches on.

-You take the boat to Mackinac Island. The water is churning. You try not to imagine what creatures reside in the waters below. You see the island looming ahead. You try to ignore the scratching on the underside of the boat.       

-You make it to the island. There are so many horses. You hope one day to find the elder horse. You are not even sure it exists, but you have heard stories. Legend says that if you find it, you get all the free fudge you can eat.