lunch in a cup!

We’re so short on time from running over on those chicken necropsies that when I realized I didn’t bring a fork or spoon for lunch today I chose to eat my salad with the lid and cup of my dressing container rather than waste precious time walking to the kitchen area which may or may not even have silverware.

I’m dripping with hungry desperation.

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Vegan Onigirazu (Rice Sandwiches)

Ingredients:

  •  1 cup cooked sushi rice 
  • ½ tbsp rice vinegar
  • pinch of sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 sheets nori
  • ½ avocado
  • 2 baked tofu strips (See my last recipe)
  • 2 carrots sliced thinly
  • Other veggies of choice 

Directions: 

  1. Cook ½ cup uncooked sushi rice and let it cool. Season the rice with rice vinegar, sugar and salt. 
  2. Lay out a sheet of nori with the textured side up. Place half of the rice in the middle of the sheet. Lay sliced veggies, tofu and avocado on top. 
  3. Fold the sandwich to a little package and wrap it in plastic foil. Then cut in half. 
  4. Enjoy! This is great to pack as a lunch and it’s totally customizable, since you can fill it with whatever you like. 
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Chaliapin Steak Don from Shokugeki no Souma

After making Nikumi’s A5 Roast Beef Don, of course I had to make Souma’s version that won the Shokugeki! One regret I have for this dish is not dicing the onions smaller - and it’s almost impossible to make the larger onion pieces pile up into a nice pyramid on top. Anyway, we were really hungry, so plating was secondary. This is quite a quick easy dish to make, (except for the onion chopping) and can be made in one pan! (I know with my username I shouldn’t be complaining about chopping onions, but…)

(Also, the amount of rice here might be a bit much for some people, but I was planning to only use about 1 ¼ cups for this dish, and keep the other ¾ cup for lunch, but this dish was so delicious and I had extra sauce so we ended up eating ALL 2 cups of rice.)

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Ingredients (for 2)

  • 2 Steaks (I believe Souma used sirloin. I used tenderloin…. but it was cheap and had been sitting in the freezer for 6 months.)
  • 5-7 medium yellow onions, diced as finely as you can
  • 50g butter
  • Sea Salt, to taste
  • 1 glass red wine
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp potato starch
  • pickled plum paste or 3 pickled plums
  • 1.5 - 2 cups uncooked short grain rice
  • Chopped spring onions, to garnish

Method

1. Score the steak with cuts diagonal to the grain of the meat on both sides.

2. Sprinkle sea salt on both sides of the steak, and bury in the diced onions for an hour.
3. Meanwhile, wash and soak the rice. After 30 mins, set it to cook on the stove or in the rice cooker. (rice to water ratio: 1: 1.1 or 1.2)
4. Remove steak from onions, and heat up some olive oil in a pan (enough to cover bottom of pan). Test to see if oil is hot enough by throwing one onion piece in.
5. Sear all sides of the steak, and cook on each side for about a minute, covered.
6. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, on a plate.
7. Meanwhile, with the same oil, saute the onions until brown, and put in a bowl.
8. Melt butter in the pan.
9. Add wine and soy sauce and simmer.
10. Make a slurry with the potato starch and some water.
11. Turn off the heat in the pan, an immediately stir the slurry in. Keep stirring until equally viscous, or it will start to clump up.
12. De-seed the ume and mix with the rice, or squeeze a little of the paste into the rice.

13. Begin plating. Put the steak on top of the rice, then pour the sauce over.

14. Try to make a mountain of onions above it and garnish with the spring onions!

15. Enjoy and think that you should have made 3 cups of rice instead….

Weight loss Plan Part 1 (Nutrition)

I made a plan to loose weight because I didn’t like the fact that I gained  22 kg (48 lbs) in 3 years because of my depression 

current weight : 75 kg (165 lbs) goal weight : 57 kg (125 lbs) 

GOAL: loose 3.4 lbs a week for 3 months straight 

steps to take in order to loose weight properly 

- drink lots of water 3-4 L of water/ day 

- eat every 2-3 hours/ day (6 meals a day) 

- work out 6x/ week 

- one cheat meal a week

- avoid alcohol ? coffee

DIET ( FOR 3 MONTHS) 

Early in the morning 

- drink 1 cup of warm water mix with lemon juice 

Breakfast 

- ½ cup oatmeal 

½ cup egg whites 

½ banana 

snack 1 

- 1 small apple 

- 10 unsalted almonds 

Lunch 

- 1 small can of canned tuna 

- 2 cups of chopped romaine lettuce 

- 1 roma tomato 

- ½ avocado 

- 2 tbs of balsamic vinegar 

- 1 bowl of blueberries for dessert 

Snack 2 

- 1 serving of whey protein with water 

Dinner 

-  6 oz of chicken breast 

- 1 medium stalk broccoli

- ½ cup black beans 

Snack 3 

- ½ low fat cottage cheese 

- 1 tbs unsalted sunflower seeds 

condiments you’re allowed to use: lite soy sauce, tabasco, mustard, lemon, Mrs Dash

ps: You’re allowed 1 cheat meal a week (you’re free to eat whatever you want but just 1 meal remember) 

*Also remember I’m not a doctor or a professional so don’t try this unless you’ve seen your doctor before please

the signs as dumb shit people have done/said at my school {pt.2}
  • Aries: "Beyonce is thirty-five now, right? Do write-ins actually work? Can I vote for her?"
  • Taurus: *slams textbook onto the desk to the beat of "We Will Rock You"*
  • Gemini: "White people can't dance." / (teacher): "Excuse you, I am half-white and I can dance just fine."
  • Cancer: "How long do you think it would take for pizza hut to get here?" / "Dude, we get a half hour lunch."
  • Leo: *freshman boy eating a cup of Ramen noodles in the library*
  • Virgo: "I can't even think straight." / "SAME. *finger guns*"
  • Libra: "I thought it was, like, illegal for teachers to swear."
  • Scorpio: Literally, kids will just walk into the home ec room, take food and leave without a word. I don't even have a specific one to list here, it just happens so often.
  • Sagittarius: "Math, not even once."
  • Capricorn: "The school is broke, they said. We can't afford an art class, they said. But we can afford to buy brand-new bleachers for the football fields, they said."
  • Aquarius: "STYROFOAM CAN GIVE YOU CANCER."
  • Pisces: "Do you think I'd get in trouble if I snuck into the office and played Weird Al over the loudspeakers?"
I Think I’m Yours

Request: “Eye colour Soulmate AU (where people are born with heterochromatic eyes, and they only revert to their genetically inherited colour when they interact with their soulmate.)”

Pairing: Newt Scamander x Reader

Word Count: 1028

Warnings: None

Originally posted by crazy-vibes-under-the-moon


Newt sifted through his writing, letting out a long, tired sigh as he looked for a certain paragraph that he had forgotten to edit. His eyes, one blue and one green, flitted across the pages lazily, only half-heartedly putting effort into the search.  

“Newt!” A voice called. “Order for Newt!”

He jumped to his feet, running a hand over his face in an attempt to push away the creeping tiredness. Editing his manuscript was such a monotonous job that even now, in the early hours of the afternoon, he longed for his bed. He came before the little lady who held out the paper bag containing his lunch and a cup of coffee. She looked up to him, doing a double take as she spotted his eyes. Then she cast a sorry gaze upon him, a sad smile tugging at her lips. Newt took the meal, ashamedly hanging his head lower as he walked back to his table. Not many people noticed, but once up close many could tell the slight significance in the hue of his eyes.

Keep reading

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Had a great day a couple weeks ago with @diapereddallas. We started with lunch and a sippy cup, then colored our diapers (I colored the puppy one, then he made me switch 😱). After some cuddlin’, we made cookies and colored in a coloring book! This is the first set of pics, more to come soon! 🍪👨‍🎨

CAULIFLOWER TORTILLAS
Eating your two cups of veggies per lunch and supper everyday can get boring fast, but not when you have recipes like these yummy cauliflower tortillas! (Don’t forget to add your eggs in for protein count: 2 eggs= approx. 3oz)
SOURCE:  RecipeGirl.com (lightly adapted with permission from The Slim Palate Cookbook by Joshua Weissman- Copyright 2014, Victory Belt Publishing, Inc.)
Yield: 6 small tortillas
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
INGREDIENTS:
• Small head of cauliflower
• 2 large eggs
• ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
• juice from ½ lime (add the zest too if you want more of a lime flavor)
• salt and pepper, to taste
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Trim the cauliflower, cut it into small, uniform pieces, and pulse in a food processor in batches until you get a couscous-like consistency. The finely riced cauliflower should make about 2 cups packed.
3. Place the cauliflower in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, then stir and microwave again for another 2 minutes. Place the cauliflower in a fine cheesecloth or thin dishtowel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible, being careful not to burn yourself. Dishwashing gloves are suggested as it is very hot.
4. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs. Add in cauliflower, cilantro, lime, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined. Use your hands to shape 6 small “tortillas” on the parchment paper.
5. Bake for 10 minutes, carefully flip each tortilla, and return to the oven for an additional 5 to 7 minutes, or until completely set. Place tortillas on a wire rack to cool slightly.
6. Heat a medium-sized skillet on medium. Place a baked tortilla in the pan, pressing down slightly, and brown for 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
TIPS:
• You can munch these by themselves or add some taco filling and fold it like a taco to get your full supper meal.

Nutritional Information per serving (using 1/8th teaspoon salt and pepper) -Serving size: 1 tortilla- Calories: 42.9, Fat: 1.8g, Saturated Fat: .6g, Sugar: .1g, Sodium: 95.7mg, Fiber: 1.8g, Protein: 3.6g, Cholesterol: 62mg, Carbohydrates: 4.2g

Proposals and Kids?

Request: Alec imagine where you are a witch a max asks you to teach him about magic while you’re talking he tells you Alec is planning on proposing to you and your like what and max is like I can’t wait for more siblings cuz he doesn’t understand they’d be his nephew and just super fluffy alec

Pairing:ReaderXAlec

Word Count: 1.5K

Warnings: None really 

Authors Note: Hey! Sorry if this is terrible but I hope you enjoy anyhow :) Also thank you guys so much for all of your amazing support! LYSM <3 Also! Requests are currently closed because I have so many ideas coming in so unfortunately they will have you be closed for the time being, I hope you all understand 😊

Masterlist

Originally posted by wildlingcorner

*GIF is not mine*

Y/n POV

“Max! Food is ready!” You scream from the kitchen, you had just finished up making his lunch. Dinosaur shaped ham sandwiches with a cup of lemonade, Max’s all time favourite.

You were currently baby sitting for the Lightwoods, whilst the whole family went to Idris to sort out some difficulties the Clave were having with the whole Valentine ordeal. You didn’t mind though, Max was like your little brother.

You could remember the day he was born like it was yesterday. A cute little bundle of joy, Mrs Lightwood had described him with a huge grin. Alec had always said that was the way he would be with your kids, when you guys actually did have some. Full of love and care, making sure nothing in the world could hurt them.

You smile at the memory, your boyfriend was all that you could ask for. Even though you weren’t accepted by the Lightwood family straight away, being a Downworlder and all. But Alec and Izzy both fought for you and eventually made their parents see that you would never do anything against Shadowhunter Law. You were taught by the one and only Magnus Bane, you would never disrespect him like that.

You are pulled from your train of thought when you hear little, bare feet pattering against the wooden floor. A small patch of moving hair was visible from over the kitchen counter, then suddenly a cute little head popped up, grinning at you then to his meal.

You move around to lift him up onto one of the stools, then sat beside him.
Taking a sip from your cup of tea you made earlier.

“ So after you finish your lunch, unfortunately we have to do some tutoring” you say as you watch Max devour his sandwiches. He paused to take a drink then looked you at you.

“ Can you teach me about magic please, Y/n?”  He says with the cutest puppy dog eyes, how could you refuse?

“ sure thing, but you need to eat all of your sandwiches and I might have made some strawberry jelly for afters” you ruffle his hair as you get up to tend to dessert.

After lunch, you cleared up the kitchen whilst Max read out a story from his book of fairytales. He was genius when it came to school work but when it came to runes and magic he was a bit on the iffy side.

So you both then headed into the living room, and plonked yourselves onto the large couch.

“ Right, do you want to start with runes?” You say gathering the flash cards up.

“ Sure, can we do ceremonial ones? Izzy was telling me about Parabati runes and how powerful they are”  he mumbles placing his story book onto the coffee table.

“ Yeah we can do that, so what runes do you know of that are used in ceremonies?”

“ Well I know the Parabati one and thats for the bond of love and friendship between two warriors, to make them strong in battle” he says looking up at you will a childish smile. You smile back and nod to signal what he was say was in fact correct.

“ Then there is the marriage rune… Y/n? ” Max asks, furrowing his eyebrows.

“ Yes?” You reply looking up from the flashcards.

“ How are you and Alec going to get married if you cant have runes on your skin?” He says curiously.

“ Well, Me and Alec haven’t talked about marriage before” you say simply.

“ It just I overhear him talking to Jace      about proposing to you on your birthday… And I was wondering how would you get married? You could have a beautiful mundane wedding! With flowers and cake!!” He says excitedly jumping up and down on the couch. You were gobsmacked… Alec was going to propose?! Wait…what?!?!!

“ Hey” you say setting Max back down “ when did Alec say this exactly? About him proposing?”

“ Yesterday” he grins.

“ See me and Alec have only ever talked about having kids because marriage would be too difficult with the Law” you mumble, looking at Max with a weak smile.

“ Wait! Im going to have more brothers and sisters?!  I cant wait! We can play forts or play in the garden looking for worms… Hide and seek would be so much better!” He stumbled out, obviously only hearing the word kids in your sentence.

“ Max ” you laugh out trying to calm the excited child, who was running around skipping. “ They wouldn’t be your brothers or sisters, you would be their Uncle” Max stopped straight in his tracks.

“ So I’m not getting anyone to play hide and seek with?” He says with a wobbly lip as he turns to face you.

“ Of course you will, but you would have the responsibility of looking after them, making sure they don’t do anything silly, you would be like a cool big brother”  you say scooping him up and giving him a hug, he snuggled into you; wrapping his arms around your neck.

“ Y/n?” He says in a small whisper.

“ Max?” You reply in the same tone.

“ Do you think I could have a nap before Mum and Dad come home?”

“ Yeah, sure you can… We will just say you did some work, yeah?” You say setting him down on the floor with a little smile.

A huge grin formed onto his face and he ran off down the corridor towards his bedroom.

You quickly snapped your fingers, making the flashcards, that were spread out on the coffee table, slid perfectly back into their box. You spot Max’s story book and pick it up.

You flip through the pages and discover a bookmarked area, it was a fairytale wedding. It was obvious that Max had scribbled on the characters to make them look like family members. Alec was the groom and you were the bride. Max was so adorable it made your heart swell.

You set the book back down and pull out you phone from your hoodie pocket. Quickly pressing the call app, you scrolled down to Alec’s name and clicked call. He picked up on the second ring.

“ Hey! Y/n whats up? Are you okay?” He says with concern, you guys hardly ever called each other, because you preferred to text .

“ Hey! Everything’s fine, I was just wondering what time you guys get back?” You say, as you begin to wander the hall towards yours and Alec’s room.

“ Actually, we are heading to the portal now… So maybe about an hour depending on if we have everything sorted” he explains.

“ Oh good” you laugh “ Its just we need to talk about something when you get back.”

“ okayyy…” He stressed “ About what?”

“ It can wait till you get back, I cant wait to see you!” You smile down the phone.

“ I cant wait to see you as well, I’ve missed you so much” you sense him smiling too.

“Yeah! He hasn’t bloody stopped talking about you since we got here!” You hear Jace shout in the background, making you laugh.

“ shut up Jace!” Alec yells away from the phone.

“ anyways I will be home soon, I love you!”

“ I love you too!” You say quickly then end the call, grinning at the phone for a good five minuets, before deciding to watch some tv in your room.

***************

You feel the bed dip from behind you, and strong arms snaking around your body.

“ Y/n… We’re home” Alec whispers kissing your neck.

“ Hmmm” you mumble, sleep still controlling your body, you must of drifted into a deep sleep whilst watching tv. You turn over so that your facing Alec and bring your hand to his face, stroking his slight stubble with your finger tips.

“ what did you want to talk about” he mumbles, leaning into your touch.

“ what do you think about marriage?”
You say in a whisper.

“ I like the idea of it, what about you?” He says keeping strong eye contact.

“ I love the idea of it but how would we, say if we were to get married, carry it out? Its not like we can have a Shadowhunter ceremony…” You say softly, moving your hands to his lips. Tracing the outline of them.

“ I don’t want that… Clary was telling me about the crazy things you can do in Mundane weddings, some people even go scuba diving!” He says with a growing smile.

“ I just thought you would want to be traditional, and I cant give you that” you whisper, looking at his lips then to his eyes.

“ I want you… Nothing can change that… I have always wanted you” he says softly leaning in, placing his lips onto yours. After a couple of seconds you pull away.

“ Did you know Max thinks that our kids are going to be his siblings? I didn’t know we had already had a son” you giggled.

“ Well we cant disappoint him can we?” He smirks as he leans in to kiss you again, this time with a lot more passion.

in sickness and in health

Pairing: Arthur/Eames
Word count: 350
Prompt: dramatic
Summary: Eames is under the weather.
A/N: For poor @marourin, who has fallen victim to the merciless touch of winter.


“My kingdom,” Eames croaks, burrowing deeper under the blankets. “My kingdom for a cup of tea. And some lunch.”

“You don’t have a kingdom,” Arthur says from the living room. He doesn’t even pause in typing. “You have a family estate and a couple one-bedroom flats in different countries.”

Eames’ temples throb. It may or may not be due to illness. “Fine. My family estate and my eternal gratitude for a cup of tea and some lunch.” He throws in a pointed cough, which transforms into an extended bout of hacking and wheezing.

“Throw in the keys to your Aston Martin, and you’ve got yourself a deal,” Arthur says, while his keyboard says clack-clack-clack. “But it’s still gonna cost you extra if you want me to bring them in to you.”

Eames sits up. “You blackhearted mercenary,” he says, aiming for aghast, but landing somewhat closer to admiring. “Are you really trying to swindle me while I’m on my death bed? Have you no shame?”

“Absolutely none.”

Eames flops back against the pillows, one arm flung over his eyes, and calls upon the last of his energy to loudly curse the gods for allowing him to give his heart to a callous monster— nay, a cruel ice prince, so wedded to his work that he hasn’t once checked on his supposed beloved since the morning—

“I can’t believe you’re making such a huge deal over a cold,” Arthur says, appearing in the doorway with a teacup in one hand and a sandwich in the other. He sets his offerings down, perches on the edge of the bed, and levels a dry look at Eames. “You didn’t even complain this much when you got shot last year.”

“Ah, but we were in the first flush of our relationship then,” Eames says. “I was still preoccupied with appearing tough and manly and whatnot.”

“Whereas now you’re feeling comfortable enough to reveal your ridiculously overdramatic true self?”

“My sensitive and delicate true self,” Eames corrects, “which you absolutely love.”

“I do.” Arthur sighs and smiles at the ceiling. “God help me, I do.”