honey maple syrup

“Lavender Milk & Honey Feel Good” Potion

A simple little potion that anyone can do. And don’t worry I’ll list vegan alternatives for any vegan witches who want to make this “feel good” potion too.

Originally posted by lnternetbf

What You’ll Need

*Vegan alternatives

  • Lavender-infused milk
  • *Lavender-infused soy/almond milk
  • Honey
  • *Agave Nectar or Maple Syrup
  • Your favorite cup/mug
  • Intent

What To Do

  • Warm up your milk.
  • Pour milk into your favorite cup/mug.
  • Spoon in 2 tablespoons of honey/alternative and while spooning say/think “I feel good, I am good.”
  • Stir and say/think “Nothing can bring me down.”
  • Take a freaking sip boos.
List of thoughts jack probably had through the years about Eric Bittl

Year One
•He’s frustrating
•oh but he actually wants to get better
•good at hockey but i started off calling him bittle I cant shorten his name now
•pleasant kid
•its cool that more people of the lgbt community are getting into hockey, or at least being open about their sexual preferences
•do you think he would want maple syrup from uncle? Or honey from uncle with bees? Ill ask (proceeds to get into hour conversation about honey vs maple syrup) uh… i still dont know
•(during the summer) uh i miss bittle. He was cute. I think i kinda like him in the romantic sense but maybe i just miss him too much. Even if i did like bittle, who can blame me. Also i shouldnt act on it, hes a teammate and friend and i cant ruin a freindship again this way

Year two
•bittle is really sweet
•bittle would make any boyfriend of his happy, like look at these pies and hes athletic so his legs look so good and his face is cute. I hope his future boyfriend treats him well or the SMH team will have something to say
•bittle looks so good for the camera hes like an angel. A little southern angel.
•senior year is a bit daunting but at least my friends are here and i have bitty’s pies. Im going to miss them. One step at a time though jack.
•i regret yelling at bittle last year its been a while and were friends now but i mean i can make up for it by taking him out for the sugar coffee he likes i suppose, no other reason for taking him out more than shitty
•his legs are so good (x500)
•aw he still isnt used to the cold here bits, my jacket.
•i want to kiss him. Oh wow what an impulsive thought jack keep it together youre probably horny and hes gay but hes a teammate. Hockey over ten minutes of pleasure as mom always says
•im gonna miss bittle i cant believe this is happening oh no… i would give up hockey playing to be by bittle for another year.. oh no i love him and i didnt tell him

Year three
•i love him so much
•[REDACTED]
•bits looks so good in this kitchen.. and in my room…. and my living room…(etc)
•[REDACTED]
•I LOVE HIM (x9999*10^9999999)
•should i buy him these butt shorts or send him a link- oh wait oh my god bitty butt
•im a bitty butt man

The First Time // Lee Seokmin

the prompt: (abridged) seokmin is your new neighbor, and after a bit of bonding, the two of you carry not only romantic, but domestic feelings for each other.

words: 3375

category: fluff on fluff

author note: you had me at seokmin and domestic feel like ever time I look at dk I think of how much of a husband/boyfriend vibe he gives off and to write a whole scenario based off of that??? i am blessed. also i suck at summaries but the request was rlly long so i tried to shorten it. i also changed the ending from dinner and tv to dancing bc i had more inspiration for the latter.

- destinee

Originally posted by jongindiaries

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anonymous asked:

Do you think it's possible to go vegan if you also have food allergies or intolerances? I have reflux disease and a lot of other digestive weirdness and can't eat tomatoes or citrus or anything spicy at all really. Like even black pepper makes me sick. Would vegetarian food be super boring if you need to keep it pretty bland?

Hi Anon!

I think you could definitely go vegan, but you need to look into balancing what you eat. 
My mother has Reflux Disease (also called a Hiatal Hernia) and she has problems with some food as well, but not the same ones you have. She can’t have sun dried tomatoes or even eating too quickly triggers her condition. She eats dried pineapple (as it can settle the stomach) to help combat the symptoms. 

But back to Vegetarian/veganism - Can you do it? Yes! but you’re going to have to be careful. The biggest issues with Veggie diets (I'm talking vegan, vegetarian or plant-based) is vitamins and protein. This is more important for you as you can’t eat some foods. But every food has some combination of vitamins, minerals and protein you can eat a varied diet or supplement.

—->

Lets start with Protein. Protein for Humans is Derived from Amino Acids.

(Source: X)
Protein a hot topic when anyone discusses Vegetarianism or Veganism, but its actually not as big of an issue as people think. So long as you can get all 20 Amino Acids, in enough quantities, you won’t have any issues. Everything has protein. From the tiny pea to the mighty bread. Eating a varied enough diet will help you keep up on your protein. Depending on what your stomach has issues with you can augment your diet to adjust.

(Source: X)

 Nuts, Quinoa, whole grains and beans/legumes are great sources of multiple Amino Acids(But everything from kale to an apple has amino acids).

Vitamins -  There are some issues with vitamin deficiencies while following a Vegetarian or Vegan diet. The main ones people worry about are B vitamins (specifically B12) and Iron. But given your issue with citrus, you may want to eat more vitamin C heavy foods (such as Kiwi’s, broccoli or strawberries)

Iron is one that mostly female vegetarians/vegan worry about most given the monthly week-long purge of iron from the body. However, it can be a worry for Male vegetarians/vegans too. I myself Have adored spinach throughout my life and frankly eat so much of it I probably never need to worry about Iron. 


       How can you get Iron?

(Source: X)
               Spinach, Lentils, Beans, Kale, nuts, quinoa, fortified cereals, collard                  greens,  tofu and so on. There's many options and (I hope) many you                can eat. Look up: Vegetarian foods high in ____ and you’ll likely find                  something you like and can eat.

B12 is a vitamin that is commonly held to being only found in meat, but it is technically not the meat itself. B12 is a vitamin created by a type of bacteria (Source: X, X, X) that is found not only in the intestinal tract of people and animals but also on organics in nature. B12 can be found in natural water sources that are unfiltered (PSA I am not saying go drink lake/river water! Drink water that is properly cleaned please!!) and on plants we eat (before we rinse them off, but in very low quantities). Humans cannot create b12 that is absorbed back into our body, but we can absorb it from other sources. As Vegetarians and Vegans are not eating animals, I highly recommend you take a b12 supplement of at least 1000mcg a week to twice a week. B12 is necessary to your brain’s normal function.


For your worry of blandness, you can easily make food flavorful without eating what affects your stomach. Soy sauce, honey/maple syrup, mustard, garlic, ginger and so on. (hopefully some fo those are ok by you) Replacement cooking is something I think everyone should learn. Let’s take an example, You didn’t mention garlic so I’ll assume that’s ok for you to eat. You can use chilled oil and garlic and blend it together with a bit of salt to make a creamy sauce for pasta or potatoes. It’s super flavorful (although a bit higher in fat that of a tomato sauce equivalent but you can balance meals around it)

Overall, you should look at eating a varied diet, balancing what you eat for macro and micro nutrients while still avoiding the foods that affect your reflux disease. Make sure to make allowances for vitamins that you may have less of due to your reflux disease. I highly recommend MyFitnessPal (available on Ios or Android) to keep track of your nutrient intake as well as track your macros (Fat, Carbs and Protein).

Best of luck and I hope I answered your question! Feel free to reach out!

Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes!

A Spell to Sweeten a Lover

So let’s get something straight: I hate arguing with my boyfriend. It stresses me out and makes me feel shitty. But sometimes, we’re both having a bad week and can’t help getting on each other’s cases about the smallest thing. And it is tiring, let me tell you. This spell is to help you and a partner cut down on the sass and get back to the love. It has the added benefit of being a delicious smoothie. 

There are two ways to do this. The first is quite simple. Make a normal strawberry smoothie and focus on your intent. Do whatever is is you like to make it witchy, such as burning an incense while it blends, have a rose quartz in your hand, say some magic words: whatever you want. Strawberries already have a love association, so the magic is all there ready and waiting for you to call upon. 

Or, you can do things my way, which means making it more complicated fun. 

Which means we’re making a simple syrup.

A strawberry one.

Yum.

To make the simple syrup, bring one cup of water to boil. Then, add one cup of white sugar and stir clockwise until dissolved completely. Reduce heat; Add in 6-8 strawberry tops. Continue to stir clockwise until the strawberries begin to lose color and the water turns a pale pink. If you so desire, strain the syrup using a cheese cloth to get rid of the small seeds or strawberry particles. 

Ensure the ~witchy-ness~ by focusing on intent, on peaceful and loving vibes, I also burned a vanilla incense, white candle, and had some crystals set on my stove as I cooked the syrup. The effect was quite pleasing. 

The great thing is, this syrup can be used in a lot, not just this spell. While it will be charged with loving energy, you can use it for self-love, devotional acts, or other forms of love spells. Get creative! Be sure to store in the refrigerator so that it stays good. It will likely keep for a week, maybe two. 

Alright, now the smoothie. Get in my belly. 

Ingredients:
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 banana (optional – if omitted, add more strawberries)
- 1 cup of milk*
- honey*
- 1 tablespoon strawberry simple syrup

Place fruit in the blender, followed by honey, milk, and syrup. Blend. Add more fruit (or ice) or milk depending on thickness preference. If so desired, add more syrup or honey to sweeten further. 

Garnish with a fresh strawberry. When you serve the smoothie, take the first sip at the same time as your partner. And, of course, enjoy!  

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Vegan Grocery List: Top Staples

PROTEIN

  • Tofu: Silken for smoothies and puddings; medium or firm for cooking.
  • Tempeh: Soybean-based meat substitute.
  • Seitan: Meat substitute made from wheat gluten; great texture, great protein.
  • Frozen vegetable burgers: Making your own is better, but these are convenient in a pinch.
  • Edamame: Fresh (frozen) soy beans are a great high-protein snack or side.
  • Beans: Dried and home-cooked are cheap and the healthiest.
  • Chickpeas: In addition to beans, because they're so versatile.
  • Seeds: Sesame, sunflower, poppy, pumpkin, chia … all high in protein and healthy fats.
  • Nuts: Because, protein.
  • Nut butter: Because, peanut butter!
  • Cashews: In addition to nuts, because they can be soaked and used in so many ways.
  • Lentils: Super cheap, versatile, easy to make, delicious, and nutritious.

GRAINS

  • Brown rice: Ditch the white for more nutritious brown.
  • Quinoa: One of the few plant-based perfect proteins.
  • Steel-cut oats: Good for breakfast.
  • Whole grain grits: Because they’re filling and delicious.
  • Whole-wheat couscous: More nutritious than regular.
  • Multigrain pasta: Whole-wheat or legume mixes offer more nutrients and don’t all taste like cardboard.
  • Sprouted bread and tortillas: Food for Life products are nutrient-rich and altogether lovely.
  • Amaranth: Super cheap and nutritious. 

COOKING

  • Agar agar: Vegan substitute for gelatin.
  • Nutritional yeast: A must for B12 and very palatable; used like Parmesan cheese.
  • Miso paste: Excellent for adding umami to vegetables; great anchovy substitute.
  • Vegetable broth: Go for organic, and watch the sodium.
  • Tomato paste: Great (surprising) source of iron.
  • Dried mushrooms: Like porcini, to add a meaty component to soups and stews.
  • Sun-dried tomatoes: Fantastic for adding texture and flavor.
  • Capers: Great for adding a punch of flavor.

BAKING

  • Ener-G Egg Replacer
  • Flax seeds: To make a viable egg substitute for baking.
  • Chia seeds: For nutritious puddings and egg substitute.
  • Vital wheat gluten: A great binder that also adds protein.
  • Coconut oil: Great for replacing butter in some recipes.
  • Vegetable shortening: Non-hydrogenated, like Spectrum.
  • Agave syrup: Instead of honey.
  • Maple syrup: Instead of honey.
  • Blackstrap molasses: A fantastic source of iron.
  • ¼ c Silken Tofu: Replaces 1 egg flavorlessly. 
  • 1 Mashed Banana: Replaces 1 egg, adds flavor and sweetens naturally.
  • 3 tbsp Peanut Butter: Replaces 1 egg. 
  • ¼ c Applesauce: Replaces 1 egg. 

CONDIMENTS

  • Mayonnaise: Vegenaise tastes most like traditional mayo, Spectrum is a bit sweeter.
  • Bragg Liquid Aminos: Liquid protein concentrate, delicious soy-sauce taste.
  • Sriracha: Or other favorite hot sauces.
  • Tahini: Sesame paste can be used as a condiment or in preparing Middle Eastern recipes.
  • Kimchi: Great source of probiotics if you don’t like soy yogurt.
  • Sauerkraut: A surprising source of health benefits.
  • Seaweed: Adds fishy flavor to soups and cooking in general. Dulse is especially potent.

Veggie spring rolls make for a great light lunch! I filled mine with cooked rice noodles, pan-fried tofu, shredded carrots, lettuce and mushrooms. For the sauce, I combined 2 tbsp natural peanut butter with 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 minced garlic, bit of minced ginger, juice from 1/3 lemon, and some honey/agave/maple syrup to sweeten to taste (add a little bit at a time until it tastes like a good balance between salty and sweet). Thin the sauce out with a little bit of water if necessary. Garnish with fresh coriander and enjoy!

ladyknighttime  asked:

My dad is becoming allergic to chocolate and I'm starting to bake more, especially sweet things. He also doesn't like cinnamon, which is my go-to not chocolate or vanilla flavor, and no one in my house likes coffee. Are there any other flavors/ingredients you recommend for sweet baking with a chocolate allergy?

I sympathize with him, I don’t much like cinnamon either.

Is your dad also allergic to carob? I know some people who have to give up chocolate say it tastes…not similar, but you get the same depth and richness of flavor associated with chocolate. You didn’t mention what exactly about chocolate he is reacting to, so I’m trying to think of all the common triggers for chocolate and how to avoid them. If it’s just plain/dark/milk he might be okay with white chocolate because it doesn’t normally have actual cocoa powder in it. Back when I could still eat chocolate, dark chocolate was awful for migraines, but I could eat the white chocolate just fine.

Personally I’ve started adding lemon into everything. whether it’s lemon peel in cookies in place of chocolate chips or lemon drizzle over the top of a cake. It’s not got the same richness of chocolate obviously, but if you have a good blend (or make your own) you can get a really nice sweet flavor from it. Almond might also be an option for you, though I personally am not a fan of almond things.

I also flavor a lot of things with honey or maple syrup—or I used to. Now I use golden syrup for everything, which you can also use to make a good butterscotch sauce provided the thing he’s not reacting to in the chocolate is the dairy.

Not everyone likes the taste of anise but that works well in a lot of cakes too. Adding dried fruit into a basic vanilla mix is also always good…fresh you need to alter your moisture content. A staple in most British homes is a Victoria sponge which is yellow sponge, whipped cream and jam/fresh strawberries with the top dusted in powder sugar. That’s a good one too :) 

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i reacted to fuckboy musical.lys except every time a white boy flicked his tongue i took a spoonful of ketchup, mayo, bbq sauce, honey, maple syrup or ranch dressing.

thanks for watching, don’t try this at home im suffering and probably won’t survive. reblog + subscribe anyway tho so i can be validated from my grave :)

Milk Tea for Imbolc

(I don’t do measurements)

Lavender
Cinnamon (a little goes a LONG way)
Vanilla Bean (or extract)
Honey (or maple syrup)
Milk (can use coconut if not dairy)

Carefully heat milk together with lavender in a small pan on the stove for about 10 minutes (watch so it doesn’t boil over).  
Strain out lavender and discard.  
Whisk in the honey and vanilla bean (or extract).  
Pour into a serving cup, top with a dash of cinnamon and a few lavender buds (optional).



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A sweet dessert-like smoothie to help curb those sweet cravings!

   -1 frozen banana   -1 cup unsweetened milk (nut, soy, animal)   -1 tablespoon natural peanut butter   -1–3 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder (adjust to taste)   -Honey or maple syrup, to taste   -1 cup of ice

Blend together until smooth and enjoy!