HEY. Whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year (or none at all) I hope you have a really nice weekend!
Here is a little holiday greeting from me… Thank you all for your kind words and support throughout the year! I appreciate every like, every comment, every reblog. I love discussing headcanons and seeing your ideas and your creativity. I love seeing the serious meta stuff and the silly jokes and memes. Keep being awesome :)
As for the drawing itself… what can I say, it’s Saitama and Genos showing off their baking skills. Genos is more than happy to place the remaining half of Sai’s little gingerbread man as the crown on his creation.
Special thanks to @criscura who helped brainstorm Genos’ castle and Saitamas’s broken man on his broken futon lol
I’ve mentioned this once or twice on this blog, but I recently had to switch to a low carb diet for medical reasons. This is my first attempt at making up a low carb recipe, but I think I did pretty well. The food was tasty, easy to make, and surprisingly filling. I’ve also included a recipe for a very tasty sesame sauce, because the noodles on their own don’t have much flavor.
Serving Size: One bowl
Calories Per Serving: About 99 (without the sauce) or 114 (with sauce)
Carbs Per Serving: About 18g (without sauce) or 22g (with sauce)
You can compare this to a small bowl of spaghetti (without any sauce or toppings), which has 221 calories and 43g of carbs. It’s also worth noting that the carbs in vegetables and fruits (like zucchini) are much better for your body than the carbs in grains (like pasta).
Anyway, here’s the recipe:
you will need:
2-3 medium-large zucchinis per person (this may seem like a lot, but they shrink quite a bit when cooked)
a medium sauce pan filled with water
1. First of all, put your water on the stove so it can heat up while you make the “noodles.”
2. Next, you’ll need to rinse and peel your zucchini, then cut off the ends. Once you’re done it should look something like the picture on the left here:
3. Then, you’ll need to shred your zucchini into thin, noodle-esque ribbons, like in the photo on the right. You could use a knife and painstakingly cut it into very thin slices, but I just shredded it with my vegetable peeler.
4. By now, your water should be at a full boil. Add your “noodles” and boil them for no longer than two minutes.
5. After two minutes, strain your noodles. That’s it. You’re done. Like I said, they don’t have much flavor on their own. My favorite way to eat them is with sesame sauce, which is even easier to make.
you will need:
vinegar (either rice wine or apple cider will work)
sugar (preferably organic/unprocessed, but it’s up to you)
1. Add ½ tablespoon each of the sesame oil and vinegar (per serving of noodles).
2. Add 1 full tablespoon of the soy sauce (per serving).
3. Add 1 teaspoon of the sugar and mix it all up.
4. Toss the noodles with the sauce and transfer them to the serving bowl of your choice.
That’s it! This dish is ridiculously easy to make, and it satisfied my craving for pasta. It’s also gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free and nut-free, so pretty much everyone should be able to eat it without any allergy problems. I’ll be experimenting with a lot of new low-carb recipes in the next few weeks, and I’ll post all the really successful ones on here. Feel free to send me your own recipes, because I’m always open to trying new things. (I’m also anxiously searching for healthier alternatives to my favorite holiday baked goods, if anyone knows any.)
Also, I promise my next post will be either a makeup tutorial or something else beauty related, so those of you who only follow me for those things (which is probably most of you) don’t have to worry. I’m also working on a couple of cosplay things, which I will hopefully be able to share soon as well. :)
A/N: A little domestic fluff with Killian being accepted
into the Charming family just in time for the holidays. Thanks for being a
lovely CSSS, @starsandswans. I apologize for such a belated gift, but I do hope
you’ll enjoy it all the same!
Word Count: 1,300+
Emma couldn’t help but smile at the scene before her.
Killian had been wrangled into a silly Christmas sweater to match Henry’s, her
mother was shoving a plate full of cookies at him, David was directing his attention
toward “the best part” of the holiday movie currently playing on TV, and little
Neal was giggling in Killian’s lap as he placed gift bows in the patient
pirate’s dark hair.
They’d been like this for weeks— her family— going the extra
mile to make sure Killian adjusted well to life back from the Underworld. With
the exception of Henry, and her father on a good day, the Charmings had taken a
while to fully accept Killian as one of their own, but after an eventful rescue
mission to Hell and a spontaneous return wedding to boot, he was a full-fledged
member. There was no going back.