i had a teaspoon of only the powder

anonymous asked:

whispers if you make that turmeric tea without milk you should totally make it with milk instead because it aborbs better into your body with a fat base and add a pinch of black pepper that helps too and honey to balance things out ok bye

!!! That actually sounds really good, I don’t drink milk with my tea but I am totally going to try that out, like this minute. I bet the milk looks lovely tinged with the yellow from the turmeric. Going to make some right now ☕️ Thank you for the idea 💕

edit: I made it, and it’s delicious and the most lovely buttery colour. If only I had known about this when it was cold out! I followed your instructions and mixed milk, half a teaspoon of ground turmeric powder, two teaspoons of honey and a dash of black pepper and heat it up on the stove. 

Thanks again and feel free to send me any more tasty tea recipes anytime! 

Oil-free baked chips and chili 👌 Yes please!
This chili was super basic: mushrooms, red bell pepper, yellow beans, kidney beans, tomato paste, oregano, bay leaf, black pepper. No chili powder 😅 but it’s still chili to me.
I had a feeling chili flakes or paprika were causing stomach troubles when we were in Torremolinos so I cut all of them out completely. The other day I added a teaspoon of sweet paprika to our veggies since I figured only the spicy one caused problems, but I had the same gut-wrenching reaction. I’m lactose-intolerant and it’s the same immediate reaction (within 10-15 minutes), as if I consumed dairy. 😑 So now I can’t have any paprika, sweet or spicy!
I used to eat so much spicy food so I don’t know what changed. Has this ever happened to you?

Cooking with George

Fluff requested by the awesome @blacknwhite21

Warnings: Some Cursing

(Y/N) = Your Name

George Fluff
“Wait, no. I think we only add ¼th teaspoon of baking powder.” I called out. George and I were in charge of cooking for the whole Weasley clan tonight. Molly was sick, and I may or may not have volunteered us plus Fred. George didn’t care as much as I thought he would. He had been wanting to learn how I make egg noodles for my chicken and noodle soup. George and Fred had always been such great friends of mine, but, secretly, I had always had a crush on George. I don’t believe it was that much of a secret to Fred, though, seeing as when I volunteered the three of us, he suddenly had work elsewhere to do. Work, my ass.
“Are you sure?” George poured a bit of baking powder back into the container.
“Positive.” I smiled brightly up to him. I looked into our bowl. “Alrighty, we have our six eggs, baking powder, and salt. Now all we need is flour.”
“I am pretty sure my mum keeps the flour in our freezer.” George walked around the corner and disappeared again.
“Why is that?”
“It keeps out the weevils and other tiny bugs. Plus, one time, Fred and I may have put flour on top of Percy’s fan in his room.” He came back, flour in hand and chuckling. “He thought the roof was caving in when he turned it on.”
I laughed loudly. “One of these days, Percy is going to get you guys back. I know it.”
“With what? Thinning cauldrons?” We both chuckled.
“Okay, start by adding two cups of flour.” I instructed, mixing the eggs and other ingredients together.
“That much?” George came up behind you, resting his chin on your head.
“We will need more.” You started, hesitantly.
“Yes ma’am.”  He lowered his chin to your shoulder and began scooping out flour.
The warmth of his face next to mine caused me to blush. I stood as still as possible, slowly mixing the flour into the concoction. George never hesitated to be close to me, but he wasn’t usually this close.
“More?” He questioned, softly.
“Y-yes.” I murmured.
George pressed his body up to yours, leaning closer to the bowl. I moved my eyes to see him concentrated on adding the flour. I bit my lip. He turned his head to see me better. We were about to bump noses.
“I think that should do.” I almost whispered.
“Do you think so?” His lips twitched. George’s eyes darted to my lips then back to my eyes.
I quickly adverted my eyes from him and back to the dough. “Yeah I d-“
George, with a little bit of flour on his hand, cupped my chin and turned it towards him in a soft manner. His eyes were wide and reckless. His lips abruptly collided with mine. George’s lips were a tad plump and soft. His kiss was strong, but affectionate.
“Damnit, (Y/N), sorry.” He let go quickly, backing onto the counter and looking away.
I was left flabbergasted. “Damnit, Weasley. Why’d you stop there?” I finally forced out.
Unexpectedly, I was in front of him, on my tippy toes, reaching up to kiss George. I could tell he was shocked, but he quickly recovered, wrapping his arms around my waist and melting into the kiss.
“Ohh are we cooking up something spicy in here?” A familiar voice sarcastically cooed behind us. George and I swiftly separated to see Fred smirking and leaning against the entrance of the kitchen. “Don’t mind me. I just came by a bit too early. My work is almost done.” He winked at us both.
“Oh, shut up, Fred.” George laughed enthusiastically. Fred just began to whistle and trotted off. George turned back to you and kissed your forehead. “Now what was that about stopping here?” He asked sarcastically before kissing me again.
“Oh, shut up, George.” I laughed, kissing him back.

Recipe: Spicy Eel

Description: It’s really spicy! Be careful. 

Game ingredients: Eel, Hot Pepper

This recipe restores 115 energy and 46 health. It gives a +1 Speed and +1 Luck bonus. The recipe can be obtained from George after reaching 7 hearts and sells for 175g. 

Difficulty: Easy, 30 minutes. Makes 2 servings. 

I’ve never had eel. I’d be lying if I said I was excited to try this recipe. 

-Eel, fresh or frozen
-1 tablespoon chili powder
-1 teaspoon paprika
-½ teaspoon ginger powder
-½ teaspoon Chinese five spice
-½ teaspoon cumin

The only eel I could find already had a brown sugar and soy sauce mix over it, so I decided to keep it on to contribute some flavour to compliment the spiciness. I also cut the eel in half so I could use the other portion for the Fried Eel recipe. It was a bit expensive, so I didn’t want to buy two whole eels.

Thaw the eel if it’s frozen and place it in a baking pan. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 

Dust the eel with the spices, or the spices of your own choice. 

Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or til the flesh is soft and easily pierced with a fork. 

Eel is fairly greasy, as it turns out, so I highly recommend serving this over rice to absorb some of the grease and add some plain contrast to the rich flavours. You should also serve with fresh vegetables for a refreshing taste over the eel.

Despite the slight excess of grease, it’s quite good. The spices add lots of flavour but don’t make the dish too hot, and the eel itself is tender and tasty.


Chicken Curry

This started out as me trying to make the pork goulash recipe on the blog, only to find I couldn’t get cheap pork cuts near where I was. I also discovered I only had half a teaspoon of paprika left! I keep a spice stock cupboard of a lot of different things, so I ended up making a sort of curry.

Here’s what I used:

  • 750g of Chicken Thighs/Legs (Super cheap where I am, guess no one buys them!)
  • 1 large Onion
  • 2 large Carrots
  • 500ml Chicken Stock
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons medium curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon Garam Masala
  • 1 tablespoon Sauce Flour (I use this to thicken the sauce, I suppose you could use less stock or a different substitute)

Basically, fry off the onions and the carrots until the onions are soft. Pour over the chicken stock, add in the various spices and salt to taste. Bring to the boil and add in the chicken thighs and legs, reduce the heat and cover and leave to cook for an hour (or til the chicken is really soft!)

My boyfriend who I cook for really hates chicken on the bone, so at this point I take the chicken out and shred it off the bone (it falls off really nicely) and put it back into the pan with the sauce flour (mix with a little water first so it doesn’t clump up). If you like chicken on the bone, take it out and thicken the sauce up and pour the sauce over it on the plate.

Serve with rice!

You could add all sorts of veg into this, but I was working with what I had in the cupboard. It was awesome because we only had to use one pan to cook the whole lot in. And it was really nice!