generals chicken

anonymous asked:

if you have an area where u generally feed ur chickens maybe u could put down some plastic or a tarp etc. and cover the corners with a mixture of water and baby powder. ant keepers have their aquariums tanks or whatever they use and have this coated at the top. they hate baby powder so that might be a suggestion!!

THANK YUO

It sucks that the little bit of positivity that exists around poly cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is still primarily dedicated how you can still achieve thinness if you “actually want it enough” and how your body hair, especially facial hair, is super shameful but if you have the money and pain tolerance maybe laser hair removal will help you (but probably not).

Look I’ve been some variation of chubby since I was a teenager. No matter how I eat or how much I exercise it it near impossible to lose a decent amount of weight. I’m a busy, depressed adult woman and I have more important things to worry about then obsessing over my weight. I did ten laser hair removal treatments as a teenager and I stopped because the last treatment burned the fuck out of my chin/jawline/upper neck. It also was completely useless and I’m still annoyed I went through that fucking pain for nothing because since pcos is a hormonal issue, laser hair removal tends not to work.

When I shave my legs, they maybe smooth but being super pale with thick dark hair my legs look like raw chicken skin generously sprinkled with pepper. My legs get stubbly a day after I shave them.

That being said, here’s some actual positivity:

-You don’t have to lose weight to be worth love, respect, or appropriate doctor care. Demand all three.

-Weight loss is hard enough without pcos. You are not lesser because you do not dedicate every spare moment of your time to losing weight, if you choose to spend any time on it at all.

-Your body hair is not disgusting. It is natural and you are not a baby. Humans have hair, some more than others.

-You are entitled to your personal grooming choices. If you want to shave, shave however much you want. Societal expectations are not easy to ignore and trying to meet them doesn’t make you less of anything.

-If you choose not to shave, everyone who gives you shit about it can fuck right off.

-Facial and body hair do not make you less of a woman.

-Neither does thinning hair or acne. This goes double for fertility issues.

-Anybody who tries to tell you that your cramps can’t be THAT bad can go chew on rocks.

-Regardless of how your symptoms present themselves, you are worth love. No matter how bad things seem, you are lovable and you are worth respect.

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“Chicken of the woods” (Laetiporus sulphureus)

Chattahoochee national Forest
September 21st 2015


There are generally two types of Chicken Of The Woods. One that has yellow pores and one that has white pores. We generally find the white pore variety close to the ground where the old trunk or roots of a decaying tree still remain. The yellow poor variety is usually found growing on the trunk of a dead or dying tree. Personally we prefer the white variety because it seems to be a little thicker which makes it slightly better when cooked. We have posted photos of both white and yellow variety. But regardless of what variety you find it is a tasty edible! The texture is really like chicken meat. If one were to slice the mushroom thick, sauté them in a pan with butter and chicken stock, one would easily believe that they are eating chicken. It’s great in a roast or a stirfry too.
It’s exciting when finding this mushroom because it pops out of the forest with its bright orange and yellow color. It’s beautiful and is supple to the touch. Here in the Southeast, we wait until the temperatures change, the leaves begin to turn, and have had about a week of rain. We keep an eye out when hiking or when driving the gravel roads in the mountains we keep our eyes peeled and take it slow.
We consider the Chicken Of The Woods mushroom in the top five safe mushrooms for beginners to forage. Always consult an expert before consuming wild mushrooms. Below is a link to further reading on this mushroom.

Chicken Of The Woods Wikipedia link:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laetiporus

We hope this post finds you doing well!

Respectfully,

K

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BakingWithBooks Does Whole30 - “Tandoori” Roast Chicken with Coconut Curry Sauce and Cucumber Tomato Salad

This is a Whole30 compliant version of Tandoori chicken. It is by no means authentic because there is no yogurt, and I don’t have a tandoori oven, but trust me when I say that the flavor is incredible. 

Ingredients for the Chicken 

1 whole chicken - about 5-6 lbs 

2 tsp chili powder 

2 tsp paprika 

2 tsp turmeric 

Equal parts: ground ginger, garam masala, granulated onion and garlic

1-2 tbsp tomato paste 

Juice from a lime 

1 lime, quartered, 2 whole cloves garlic, and ½ onion for stuffing inside 

Extra virgin olive oil and more kosher salt and pepper 

Kitchen twine for tying the legs

Ingredients for the Coconut Curry Sauce 

½ of a 13.5 fl oz. can of coconut milk 

1 ½ tbsp red curry paste 

2 sprigs of mint, finely chopped 

Juice from ¼ lime and ¼ lemon

½ tsp kosher salt 

2 pitted dates 

Directions for Chicken 

Clean the chicken, removing any giblets and kidneys from the inside and thoroughly pat dry with paper towels. 

In one bowl, mix the chili powder, paprika, turmeric together. Add just enough lime juice so that mixture becomes a paste. 

Make gashes (not deep) in the chicken skin and slather the paste all over the bird. Each part of the bird should be covered. If you need more paste, feel free to make more. 

Marinate in the fridge for about 2 hours. 

Make another paste (without lime juice) with the garam masala, ginger, granulated garlic and onion with the tomato paste. This is going to give the chicken incredible flavor along with the intense red color that Tandoori chicken is known for. 

Slather this paste all over the front of the chicken and return to marinate for another hour. 

Remove the chicken from the fridge and let it come to room temperature for about 30-40 minutes, and preheat your oven to 420 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Season the inside of the chicken very generously with kosher salt and pepper. Stuff it with the lime, onion, and garlic, and tie the legs with kitchen twine. 

About 5-10 minutes before your bird is ready to go into the oven, heat extra virgin olive oil in a cast iron skillet over high heat. You want it to sizzle when a dash of water is added. 

Once the oil is heated, add the bird, breast-side up into the skillet and let sear for about 4-5 minutes. 

Place into the oven to roast. Take it out when the breast meat reads 155 degrees Fahrenheit and the thigh meat reads about 165 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Let the chicken rest before carving for about 20-25 minutes. Make the sauce while you’re doing this. 

Directions for Coconut Curry Sauce 

Combine all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. 

Strain through a fine sieve to remove any lumps. Taste for seasoning and adjust to your likeness. The sauce is meant to be rich, slightly spicy, and very faintly sweet. 

Garnish with cilantro. 

The cucumber and tomato salad is lightly dressed with sea salt, pepper, red vinegar, and light olive oil.

Carve your chicken and serve. 

Enjoy!

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I previously made a WERE-GENERATOR http://animamundi-imaginationis.tumblr.com/post/78053752490/yo-so-my-fantasy-girl and around the same time I came up with that I came up with a sillier variation on it. If you’re looking for something less serious, you’ve found it. Looking forward to seeing a were-squid out there.

once again, special thanks to little-dina-saur with helping me come up with this monstrosity.

One Pot Meal-Prep

Sometimes, I just don’t have time to cook things one at a time, but I still want the convenience of a healthy meal. For instances like this, I rely on one-pot wonders. This week, I’ve prepared honey chicken, mix greens, and tomatoes.

Honey Chicken

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast 

2 ½ tbsp raw honey 

Salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning - to season 

Olive oil

Cut chicken breast into bite size pieces. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium high heat. Cook chicken and season. When chicken in ¾ done, add the honey and toss chicken generously. Add in halved grape tomatoes and your favorite greens.

Makes 2 servings


How big are the birdie boyfriends, anyway?

In Shuu’s route, we find out something very interesting about Yuuya Sakazaki. Plucked and cooked, he looks like he’s about the same size as a turkey or a chicken (Hiyoko can’t decide). This must mean that birds have physically grown to match their mental development, because fantail pigeons are not the same size as chickens or turkeys! So how big is everybirdie?

Let’s assume, for the record, that everyone is physically mature. Yuuya mentions that doves reach sexual maturity at around age 2, and they all look like adult birds despite their ages. Their mental development lags behind their physical development.

First of all, Yuuya. He’s somewhere in between a chicken and a turkey. This makes things tricky, because chickens on average grew massively as a species pretty quickly. Also, there’s lots of breeds of chicken! Turkeys are a bit simpler. The average mass of a turkey is 13.5kg. Generally speaking, a large chicken will be somewhere between 8 and 9kg, though they can sometimes get up to 13 like a turkey! Let’s put Yuuya in the mid-range of these two – so, Yuuya Sakazaki weighs around eleven kilograms.

Well-fed rock doves (of which fantail pigeons are a breed) usually weigh around 380g.

In order for Yuuya’s body to convincingly pass as that of a small turkey or a large chicken, his body mass would have to have increased by a factor of nearly twenty-nine. He is an absolutely enormous pigeon. The same weight range of around 11kg would also apply to Ryouta, Sakuya, Okosan, and Ryuuji. Simply put, these are big birds.

Let’s assume that the same factor of twenty-nine has been applied to every bird species!

Chukar partridges weigh between 500g to 760g. Putting Shuu in the middle puts him at 630g before conversion. After conversion, he weighs around 18kg. Suddenly, it makes perfect sense that Hiyoko couldn’t just pick him up and throw him out the window in his route. He’s a gigantic bird, who even Hiyoko might struggle to pick up without getting maimed. His weight has to match his general size, remember, so getting a grip on a bird that big would be hard!

The Japanese king quail weighs 90g. Put through the conversion, Kazuaki and Hitori weigh in at 2kg. They are utterly dwarfed by everybirdie around them, though this isn’t surprising, because quails are tiny birds. If one of them had come after Hiyoko with a cleaver, she would have had a much easier time dealing with the issue.

Mourning doves weigh, on average, 128g. Nageki would therefore weigh 3.7kg. He’s definitely bigger than his brother, but it’s not by much. It’s easy to see why Hiyoko would assume Nageki was just hiding – if most uplifted birds are rock doves, then little Nageki’s going to be dwarfed!

Bleeding heart Luzons weigh around 133g. Anghel weighs 3.8kg, so he’s a bit bigger than Nageki but it isn’t by much. I’m immediately reminded that Sakuya said that Anghel was “small” during BBL. He really isn’t wrong. Both Ryouta and Sakuya would have towered over Anghel.

Java sparrows weigh 25g. Oh, poor Azami, she only weighs 720g! Actually, wait a sec, Azami easily takes on rock dove punkgeons, who weigh over eleven times as much as she does. Holy crap! Azami’s amazing!

Golden pheasants weight 630g. Wait, that also puts Tohri at 18kg. What a coincidence! He’s the same size as ISA SOUMAAAAAAAAAAA!

Cockatiels weigh around 90g, so he’s 2kg like Kazuaki and Hitori. Damn, and he has to put up with 11kg Yuuya strutting about the place.

Albert to me looks like he’s a thick-billed or jungle crow, which is the species usually found in Asia. They average 600g, so Albert clocks in at 17kg. This makes him a fairly formidable opponent for anybirdie making an attempt on Sakuya’s life. It also makes him big enough to physically move Sakuya if needs be, as he has a 6kg advantage.

Budgerigars in the wild should weigh around 35g, so Rabu weighs 1kg. He’s bigger than Azami, and smaller than basically everybirdie else. Then again, it’s… not exactly hard to be bigger than Azami.

Parakeets weigh around 47g, so Uruchihara weighs around 1.3kg. The entire Torimi Café gang are tiny, except for Hiyoko who as a human utterly dwarfs them by her very nature.

So, what’s the TL;DR of all of this? Here’s a list of characters by probable weight:

  • Hiyoko Tosaka, human: 52.3kg (probably higher due to muscle mass, but this is the average)
  • Shuu Iwamine, chukar partridge: 18.2kg
  • Tohri Nishikikouji, golden pheasant: 18.2kg
  • Albert Alain Alkan, jungle crow: 17.3kg
  • Yuuya Sakazaki, Sakuya Le Bel Shirogane, Okosan, fantail pigeons: 11kg
  • Ryouta Kawara, Ryuuji Kawara, rock doves: 11kg
  • Anghel Higure, bleeding heart Luzon: 3.8kg
  • Nageki Fujishiro, mourning dove: 3.7kg
  • Kazuaki Nanaki, Hitori Uzune, king quails: 2.6kg
  • Leone JB, cockatiel: 2.6kg
  • Kenzaburou Uruchihara, barred parakeet: 1.3kg
  • Rabu, budgerigar: 1kg
  • Azami Koshiba, java sparrow: 720g

As a final note, working out Miru and Kaku’s weight might technically be feasible – if we knew how old they are. They’re still fairly obviously children, and they might follow human growth patterns. Under that assumption, we just average the weight of a child that age and the weight of an uplifted rock dove. So if they’re five years old, they’ll sit somewhere in between 11kg and 19kg. They’d probably be on the higher end because without wings I can’t see them having hollow bones, skewing things upwards.

anonymous asked:

So I understand why you don't eat meat, but I don't understand why you don't eat dairy of anything like that. Because the animals aren't being killed for dairy. Just wondering.

Cool! I’m glad you understand why I don’t eat meat, because it’s an awful industry to support. 

And so are the dairy and egg industries. And I’m about to explain why for you. 

Please know I will be making a video on these topics really soon :) 

First off the dairy industry… 

Trigger warning (potentially) 

Female cows are “raped” (i.e. artificially inseminated by human beings against their will) over and over again to produce milk. They become pregnant, have the baby calf, the baby calf is then TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM leaving both parties distressed and without their child/ mother. The child is most probably killed, raised for beef, or will become used and abused like their mother was in the future. The Mother is then milked commercially. They live in horrible conditions whilst this is happening. When they have no more milk to give, they are repeated into the same process again. This drastically shortens the life of the cow, and obviously the quality is not there. 

From a health perspective, cows milk is not designed for us, it is designed for a baby cow. It is designed to increase the size of a baby calf to a massive cow. That is the purpose of milk. It is acidic, so it drains the acid from our bodies and our bones. It actually can CAUSE osteoporosis and is a leading cause to many other illnesses. Wonder why so many people are lactose intolerant? Because we drink human milk when we are babies, and we aren’t supposed to drink another species! We are the only species who does so: who drinks another species milk AND drinks milk after infancy. Food for thought. 

Eggs: Hens that lay eggs live a nightmare. At just a few days old the beak of the bird will be cut off with a burning hot blade and no sedation, potentially leaving them in so much pain they can’t drink water or eat and will die there and then within the next few days. 

Hens are then crammed into an 18-22 inch cage, with 10 birds and each birds wingspan is approximately 32 inches EACH. So it’s such a small space for these birds to be in. And that is where they live for the rest of their lives. 

Because their bodily excrements are done on each other, disease runs rampant and many of the birds die. But nobody really comes to check so the living birds are forced to live alongside their dead and dying friends, who are left to rot. 

But what about the male chicks? They are chucked into a machine to be mashed up and processed down WHILSt STILL ALIVE CRUSHED TO DEATH because they are “useless to the industry”. 

The hens lives are shortened significantly as they are producing too many eggs in this condition for their bodies to support, so after about 2 years they will not produce any more. They are then sent to the slaughterhouse, but because they are so thin and sickly, their flesh is only generally good for chicken noodle soup as the meat quality isn’t good enough as they haven’t been fed properly. 

Health wise, eggs are bad news. Cholesterol city. They are packed with the kind of cholesterol that is pro-inflammatory and has been shown to have a massive affect on your LDL. This in turn can damage the endothelium (the lining inside our arteries) and increase cardiovascular effects

Honey: 

Human bee keeping interrupts the normal cycle of honey creation, to create “better quality” and “keep control of the hive”. They artificially inseminate the new queen, and they kill off the old queen themselves rather than letting the hive take care of that, shortening her career from about 5 years to 2 years. 

Yes, bees would create honey anyway. BUT we are enslaving them. They are slaves to us and the bee keepers. I know I’m against human slavery so why wouldn’t I be against bee slavery? 

Also honey doesn’t belong to us. It belongs to the bees. I cannot ask them if it’s okay to have it. It is stealing. And stealing is wrong. And that is inclusive of stealing from another species. 

I could go on and on about bees honestly but the matter of the fact is we simply don’t need it, and it doesn’t belong to us. 

Honey actually doesn’t have any real health benefits over other natural sweeteners anyway. And it’s actually quite hard for people to break down due to the bacteria in it, hence why infants are not supposed to consume. 

xxx

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One Pan Chicken Balsamic 

I made this Thursday night for dinner, and it was one of the most random, yet delicious things ever. I literally put some ingredients together, and this was the end result. Amazing and healthy. 

Ingredients 

1 ½ lbs chicken tenders (or boneless, skinless chicken thighs – tenders were all I had at the moment) 

3 cups spinach 

1 ½ cups grape tomatoes, sliced in half 

2 cloves garlic, minced 

3 tbsp balsamic vinegar 

Seasoning blend of your choice 

Kosher salt and pepper to taste 

Freshly minced parsley 

Goat cheese, optional 

Honey balsamic vinaigrette (recipe here

Directions 

In a large cast iron pan over medium heat, heat a few tbsp of olive oil. 

Once the olive oil is warm, add in the garlic and allow it to cook for about 30 seconds. 

Add in the tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and let cook for 5 minutes. 

After 5 minutes, use a potato masher to mash the tomatoes so that they release their juices.

Add in the balsamic vinegar and reduce for 1 minute.

Remove the tomato sauce from the pan while you cook the chicken. 

Season the chicken generously and cook thoroughly. 

Add the tomatoes back into the pan along with the spinach and allow the spinach to wilt.

Remove from the heat, dress in the honey balsamic vinaigrette, and top with goat cheese (optional).

Serve while hot. 

Enjoy!