I’m listening to ttazz after 59 and ??????????? let me talk about this for a second since it was addressed by the mcelroys and had a lot of missing context to these interpretations. 

folks the reason taako’s ethnicity is important to be mexican (and I mean specifically mestizo mexican) isn’t because justin named his god damn wizard after tacos. in fact his name has zero to do with why I interpret him as mestizo. the reason is that part of taako’s arc is to invent in this world the concept of tacos, which is a traditionally mexican style dish. this was explicitly stated to be part of taako’s development from episode 1. 

it’s not that big of a deal (under these circumstances, imo, but correct me if I’m wrong) that a mestizo character is named after mexican food, taako’s a vain character and in the context of the story I can completely see him naming a dish after himself. what is a big deal is having someone outside of that ethnicity invent something from a culture that doesn’t belong to them. that’s honestly worse than having mestizo characters named after latinx food. 

[don’t comment on this if you aren’t latinx, ok to rb for everyone | this post has been edited to be more culturally appropriate] 

Some Ilvermorny headcanons
  • First and foremost, every day is cranberry pie day
  • While students do have robes, the clothes they wear underneath the robes are not uniforms. There is an eclectic mix of tastes, from the very serious horned serpent who wears button-downs and ties every day, to the wampus who has enchanted their graphic t-shirt to move, to the thunderbirds and pukwudgies who mutually exist solely for sweater weather.
  • Every year on James Steward’s birthday, there is a school-sponsored cranberry pie bake-off. Pukwudgie house nearly always wins. Once, thunderbird won and good lord you would think it was the civil war all over again
  • There are a lot of local professors, of course, so you get some really thick Boston accents, but there are also professors with southern belle accents who serve iced tea in class, professors with Canadian accents, professors with midwest accents, several Native American professors with smooth, lulling accents, and some Mexican professors who slip into Spanish when they get super excited about their subject. There was a visiting professor from Ireland once, and 96% of female students (and some male students) had major crushes on him.
  • Wampus house is where you go to get body-crushing, soul-lifting hugs
  • Horned serpents may be scholars, but they are also some of the keenest observers. They watch the whole school from afar and quietly play matchmaker to all of their friends. No one suspects them because - what, horned serpent? No. They don’t know about emotions. Meanwhile, the house president makes a killing on the bet she made to predict the homecoming king/queen. 
  • Thanksgiving at Ilvermorny is a spectacle that has to be seen to be believed. It’s almost bigger than Christmas. The thanksgiving feasts at Ilvermorny put Hogwarts to shame. Turkey, ham, real cranberry sauce, pies - oh my god so many pies. They’ve got cider, and tea, and cocoa like you wouldn’t believe. There are New English dishes and Southern dishes and Native dishes and Mexican dishes and Canadian dishes and West Coast dishes - essentially it’s a gigantic continental potluck, and it goes on all day long. Also, their pumpkin juice tastes 1000 times better.
  • While things like dueling and fighting with wands may be frowned upon at Hogwarts, at Ilvermorny it’s kind of just assumed that stuff happens, and the profs are very chill about it. “Just don’t kill each other okay” “just take it outside” “no casting destruction spells indoors” “bring some band-aids with you” “if you break your nose don’t bleed on your homework”
  • Pukwudgies are a pretty agreeable house over all, if not a bit salty and surly around the edges, they’ll still help you with your homework and bring you soup when you’ve got a cold. But all bets are off when they step onto the lacrosse field. Maybe its a pride thing, but pukwudgies are frikkin animals when playing lacrosse.
  • Wampus beats pukwudgie at lacrosse fairly often. They don’t actually practice that much, they just kind of win.
  • This fact has fueled a sports rivalry - friendly in wampus’ eyes, bloodthirsty in pukwudgie’s eyes. 
  • At wampus/pukwudgie games, horned serpents sell special blends of popcorn. Thunderbirds purchase, hoard, and eat 89% of this popcorn.
  • Horned serpents and pukwudgies often, though not always, end up having an unspoken rivalry in potions class.
  • Contrary to popular belief, wampus is not full of athletic jocks. However, they are the most body-positive of all of the schools, and, somewhat ironically to the stereotype, will never judge anyone for their athletic ability. They want everyone to be able to enjoy athleticism and bravery and adventure in the ways they are most able and gifted.
  • That being said, they do have the kind of student body who, if called upon, could become a minute militia.
  • When there is a freak hurricane or tornado headed headed for the school, it will be a wampus student who is patrolling the halls and telling students where to go for safety. If there is a bully in school, you had better bet your bottom dollar that s/he will be beaten to a pulp by the next day, and it will be a wampus student sporting mysteriously bloody knuckles.
  • Pukwudgies are the ones who patch up the bully; they might accidentally wind the bandages a little too tight.
  • Thunderbirds love a good game of hide-and-seek. They have a tradition of, every halloween, playing hide-and-seek in the dark in the woods.
  • Horned serpents are the students least often caught for sneaking in contraband into school. Caught being the key word. Most students learn at some point in their education that if you want a nice stiff drink, you go to horned serpent. During secret designated holidays, horned serpent common room turns into a speakeasy. 
  • Unexpectedly, it is pukwudgies who carry the most weapons and dangerous materials on their person at any given time. If a group of Ilvermorny students were going through a security check, it would be the pukwudgies held at the line while they emptied their pockets (bigger on the inside, of course) of various poisons and weapons. When asked, they would just shrug and say “just in case”.
  • The town around Ilvermorny is home to several franchised chain restaurants that, although they are no-maj brands, have been taken over by Ilvermorny alumni and thus serve predominantly wizarding patrons. Cups levitate to customers in the Starbucks, there are magic-only options on the menu; the chik-fil-a floor sweeps itself; at dominos the pizzas assemble themselves while the one clerk waits, bored, at the register. There are in-house cues for magic patrons whenever a no-maj walks in. The clerk rings a bell or taps loudly on the counter, or yells out an order than is actually a code word for stop doing magic stuff. It’s like red light green light.
  • There are some old service tunnels beneath the school left over from WWII and the Cold War. They’re like a labyrinth, and Thunderbird has a monopoly on the maps to the tunnels. Some of the more obscure tunnels have large rooms that are perfect for parties and impromptu speakeasies (lookin at you, horned serpent). Thunderbirds will rent out these rooms to fellow students at a fair and competitive rate.
  • Unlike hogwarts, Ilvermorny students are more apt to use modern technology. Electrics can be weird around witches and wizards, but they still enjoy a lot of no-maj programming. They use computers instead of quills (but still have to print off their essays, ugh,) and listen to music, and watch TV.
  • Star Trek has long been a school cult favorite. Pukwudgies have adopted Bones as their pop culture mascot; Kirk is Thunderbird’s, Spock, horned serpent. Wampus vacillates on which of these three they like most, though it must be said, when they start watching Next Gen, many wampus students find themselves enamored with Worf,
  • There has only been one no-maj to ever make it past the magic shields of Ilvermorny unaided. This instance was in 1985. His name was Chad, who at the time was 1) stoned out of his mind and 2) delivering chinese takeout to a horned serpent pulling an all-nighter. School admin found out later, and there was hell to pay. They never did track down Chad to wipe his memory.
  • Pukwudgie house does have more than its fair share of healers, so they are definitely the ones to go to for cold remedies, home made soup, the best cures for menstrual cramps, and really good back rubs.
  • However, they are also the ones to go to for less medical remedies: the best hot cocoa, the most gourmet teas, and home made food.
  • Each house has a class president who is elected for a two-year term (unless they’re a final year student, in which case they will serve one before being taken over by their VP). They have some influence within their houses, but never as much as they’d like. For instance, the thunderbird president once attempted to institute mid-day dancing parties, but school admin said no.
  • Pukwudgies are usually not super athletic, but are often very good at things like darts, archery, and waterbaloon fights.
  • Wampus takes ultimate frisbee very, very seriously.
  • Thunderbird hosts an ongoing scavenger hunt throughout the semester.
  • The women of horned serpent blow off steam and the stuffy acadmic pressures of their house by making pillow forts and watching rom coms with each other.
  • Back in the eighties some wizard created a magic version of D&D, and it has become a weekend favorite of many students across all of the houses.
  • After graduation, instead of having a class ring, it has become tradition for Ilvermorny students to make a pendant out of their golden cloak buttons.
  • Ilvermorny may be separated by inter-house squabbles much like at Hogwarts, but at the end of the day, they all leave school wearing the same blue and cranberry robes, sporting the same skill with a wand, raised to the same scrappy, witty, mod-podge tenacity that American witches and wizards embody so well.

Whenever Esteban Castillo visited his grandparents in Colima, Mexico, he’d sit by his grandfather’s taco stand and watch him cook. He’d also see his grandmother carry her homemade cheeses on her back and go door to door, selling them in different neighborhoods. To this day, his grandparents still make a living off of food.

“They basically transform their living room into a restaurant during the weekends to make ends meet,” says Castillo.

Castillo grew up in Santa Ana, Calif., where more than 75 percent of the population is Latino. He says Mexican food was the foundation of his childhood. So when he started to see popular food blogs present recipes as traditional Mexican dishes when they were anything but, it got him riled up — and motivated him to mesh his love for design, cooking and culture.

And, so, Chicano Eats was born. It’s a bicultural and bilingual food blog where Castillo shares traditional and fusion Mexican recipes — presented with a stunning visual sensibility.

PHOTOS: ‘Chicano Eats’ Food Blog Dishes Up Bicultural Flavors

Photos: Esteban Castillo

1 Pound of Ground Beef

1 small can herdez 

12 Corn Tortilla's 

1 Medium Can of Enchilada Sauce

Small block of cheese. 

Add oil to the pan to fry the tortillas. 

Add can of Enchilada Sauce to a skillet.. heat then simmer. 

Fry the tortilla’s in the hot oil like tosdadas. 

Shake off oil or dab the tortilla with a napkin. 

Place crispy fried corn tortilla in the simmering Enchilada Sauce. 

Remove the tortilla and lay it flat on a plate. 

Add meat and cheese and a spoonfull of Enchilada Sauce to the enchilada wrap. 

Place on a cookie sheet or Casserole Dish

Repeat 11 more times 

Pour another spoonfull of Enchilada Sauce to each Enchilada. 

Add fine grated cheese to each enchilada

Heat tray of Enchilada’s in the oven @ 400 degrees until the cheese is melted. 

Serve with rice, beans and a beer :)

Can EVERY night be Mexican night?😍🌵💃🏼💃🏼 definitely one of my favourite cuisines and so easy to veganise too with zero compromise on taste🙌🏼 in my bowl: baked sweet potato, smoky pulled oyster mushroom, #vegan ‘sour cream’, greens + the crispy #oilfree chips made from @elcielo_mexican corn tortillas (the newest obsession)👅👅 What are your favourite Mexican dishes??

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From The Moment You Wake Up // Vocal Unit

Based on a Soulmate AU where within a year of the younger half of a pairing turning 18, soulmates will switch bodies with one another. They have 24 hours in their soulmate’s life before being returned to their own. While in their soulmate’s body, a person is inhibited from mentioning their other life. They also cannot contact themselves in any way, however, people have figured out methods around this rule.

Seventeen’s Vocal Unit (Hip Hop // Performance)

Part 1 // Part 2

Warnings: Light Swears (Joshua), So Super Fluffy (Jihoon)

-by Admin Bee

A/N: Thank you to everyone for being so patient for this to go up. Between graduating last Sunday, the Seventeen comeback happening on the same day, and getting sick, I was a mess trying to finish these. “Don't Wanna Cry” has me so shook, I learned the hard way that I can’t listen to it while trying to do other things because I can’t focus. Performance Unit is still scheduled to come out Sunday. Thank you, as always!

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On representation in fandom and why we need to step up.

This post is explicitly about The Adventure Zone – I’ve seen a few posts like this going around and I genuinely think that the more we talk about this, the better people will understand the greater issue here in a fandom that is growing by the second. This is also explicitly about visual representation (in regards to race & body) coming from a white guy, so I’m going to link these posts by whitetaakosarecursed, flovvright and roswelltxt for their perspective writings, which are really worth the read.

So, there are a few points I want to bring up, and trust me, this is going to be a long one. Not all of these points have equal value per se, but I do think they’re all worth addressing. 

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As a Mexican American, I’ve always wanted to identify and be proud of of the Mexican culture I felt I belonged to, or wanted to belong to. I always felt in the middle.I didn’t want to be excluded, I hated that I was “whitewashed” and too americanized. My family was more disconnected from our culture than I wanted to be. We were second, third, and fourth generation. We didn’t speak Spanish, made a few Mexican dishes, and didn’t know a lot of Mexican pop culture, because our elders had blended in and hid our proud Mexican ties to save themselves and us from racism and oppression. I hated telling people I was Mexican American, it didn’t sound proud. I’m not Hispanic, the category the government had assigned me was far too general. My culture is not Spanish, it’s Mexican. Where my people originated from and the root of their and my traditions is from Mexico or originally: Aztlán.

acoustic-accompaniment  asked:

I work at a Mexican restaurant as a dish washer. Every night the night dish refuses to clean out their sinks or clean anything. It takes me 45 minutes every day to clean out the sink alone. I've told my managers and I've taken many pictures as proof to bring up to the area coach and the store owner, but my GM tells me they won't do anything and to just "Deal with it" despite the fact that I'm always behind due to it.

Dating Leo De la Iglesia would include;

Originally posted by kirei-na-jinsei

  • He’s very affectionate with you and always tells compliments even the smallest ones every day to see you smile.
  • Inviting you to his home to have dinner or just stay for a week since his family is very caring with you and supports the relationship.  His parents are most likely to start a conversation with you and Leo about marriage.
  • He loves giving you forehead kisses.
  • Loves cuddling especially when it’s raining, all though he doesn’t mind being the big or the small spoon.
  • A lot of outdoor dates for example: Going to the park while riding a bicycle. But he doesn’t mind having indoor dates.
  • Buying a book monthly and reading it together.
  • Hugs from the back.
  • Preparing Mexican and American dishes together.
  • Leo always leaving you good night and morning texts.
  • Listening songs together.
  • Going on road trips.
  • Before kissing he loves staring at your eyes because he thinks is beautiful.
  • Leo always pays when going on dates.
  • Supportive boyfriend who appreciates honesty, trust, and equality in a relationship.


  • Him teaching you how to speak Spanish and  Mexican traditional dances and Tango.
  • Sometimes flirting to you in Spanish. 

thanks  @wingedcastielpie for the headcanon! 


When I first discovered I couldn’t eat gluten, I went a couple weeks eating “gluten-free”.  There is a big difference between eating gluten-free, and eating how I do now.  I used substitutes.  Gross, sugary, fake, unhealthy substitutes for the breads and cakes and cereals which I convinced myself were necessary.  Surprise, surprise… I felt worse for it.  Which is around the time I decided to begin eating paleolithically.  I didn’t really miss grains, to be honest.  I wasn’t a large eater beforehand and found it relatively easy to go without.  

However, my caveat was wraps.  Tortillas were the one gluten filled item I struggled to go without!  And for those who have tried the gluten-free versions - they are (in taste and consistency) like cardboard.

So I experimented, and have (I think) perfected a recipe to substitute.  I honestly believe this is my favourite paleo recipe to date!

They are really versatile and go with heaps of different flavours.  I eat them for breakfast with bacon and eggs, lunch with some salad, dinner as a side with Mexican dishes, dessert with fruit and coconut ice-cream as crepes.  Fill them with leftovers.  They literally can be eaten any meal of the day, tried and tasted!


  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1 cup of coconut milk or almond milk
  • 1 tbs of olive oil
  • ¾ cup of tapioca flour
  • 3 tbs of coconut flour
  • ¼ tsp sea salt (leave out if you are making dessert crepes)


  1. Combine the wet ingredients.
  2. In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  3. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients bowl and whisk until combined.
  4. Heat pan on medium heat and pour 1/3 cup of batter into centre of pan.
  5. Cook for 2-3 minutes until tortilla is lightly browned on the bottom
  6. Flip and cook about 1 to 1.5 minutes on the opposite side until browned.

Makes about 6 tortillas about 6-inches around.


This simple Mexican inspired dish of Cauliflower “Rice” uses finely chopped cauliflower, which makes a fantastic low-carb, grain-free stand in for rice. You can season it many different ways but this phase 1 recipe is sautéed with tomatoes, onion powder, jalapeno, spices… and the savory smell it leaves in the kitchen, mmmmmm.

• 4 cups cauliflower crumbles
(or pulse in magic bullet until you get rice size grains)
• 1 teaspoon olive oil
• 1 tsp onion powder
• 2 medium plum tomatoes, small dice
• 1 jalapeno, seeds and membrane removed, minced
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 2 tablespoons tomato paste
• ½ teaspoon cumin
• ¼ smoked paprika
• ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 1 teaspoon IP salt
• Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
• chopped cilantro, garnish

1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  When hot, add the tomatoes, jalapeno, onion powder and sauté until just tender, about 2-3 minutes.  Add the garlic and cauliflower, sauté until the cauliflower is just tender, 2 minutes.
2. Add the tomato paste, cumin, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper.  Stir to evenly coat the vegetables and cook for 1 minute or until heated through. Add chopped cilantro and serve.

anonymous asked:

Your zenyatta bff headcanons were so wholesome and unique! Can I request bff headcanons for mccree & genji?

Mccree -

- Goofy southern charm is all in this cowboy’s blood. Even though you and he both know the relationship is platonic, he still flirts with you just to make you laugh. He can’t help it, he loves to make the people he cares about laugh, you especially.

- When it comes to cooking, Mccree is actually very skilled at traditional Mexican dishes; whenever you compliment his cooking, he claims that it was passed down through his mothers side with an affectionate tone. He doesn’t cook often, due to often being out late for missions (this usually causes him to just get take out or fast food), when he does he pours all his love into every bit. You think that if he weren’t so busy being a hero, he’d make an excellent chef. 

- Another part of his goofy persona is that he loves cheesy jokes and puns. He loves to point his fingers in a mock gun and say, “Reach for the sky,” in the most cliche, spaghetti western voice he can muster to greet you in the morning.

Genji -

- Like Zenyatta, he oftentimes invites you to his morning meditation with his master. He sometimes (to Zenyatta’s displeasure) asks you about the day you had previously while meditating. You two get into a conversation, and Zenyatta has to politely interject with, “I am aware that you two get along very well, but please not while we are meditating. This is a quite time.” 

- Due to his previous life of being very financially stable, he still has a habit for offering to pay for meals, or getting you impromptu gifts, all the while forgetting that, you know, you have to pay for these things? You can’t just keep putting them on your tab, Genji, you’re  ¥200,000 in debt.

- Oftentimes, Genji will get lost in thought while you two are in each others company. He claims that it’s for no particular reason, just that he has a habit of spacing out, but you know otherwise. You offer him your hand when he get’s like this, knowing that sometimes the only thing one can do for someone they care about is to just, be.

there’s two issues with green ta/ako - first:

ta/ako has been coded as jewish a few times, such as in his use of casual yiddish, and green skin is associated with antisemitic caricatures. couple this with people drawing him in a witch hat and with a large nose like most people do, and it just gets Even Worse.


a lot of artists, like our graphic novel artist here, started with a white ta/ako design and then when the issue of having a character based around mexican cuisine, whos personal quest is literally to invent a mexican dish, being white having racist implications, decided to instead fill bucket their white ta/ako with green skin, so he’s Still White but if people call it out they’ll just go He’s Green Actually :)

Red Team Cooking Habits

For my Last Responders AU. So most stations do a cook out rotation for who’s in charge of cooking and also added some notes on who cooks/brings what for cookouts. So here’s Red Teams.

Sarge: Good ol’ Southern home cooking, smoked BBQ, and grilling. Lots of fried food, gravy, everything seasoned with only lots of salt, pepper, cinnamon, BBQ sauce, bacon fat, and/or Old Bay. Sarge makes the best traditional Southern breakfast with homemade buttermilk biscuits, sausage, bacon, sausage or sawmill gravy, and eggs. Simmons will usually just eat the biscuits with some kind of jam and eggs.

Donut: Donut primarily bakes. He makes good desserts, but can also make various types of breads for fancy sandwiches. For big meals and cookouts, he focuses more on lean meat protein that’s grilled, of course. On cookout days, Sarge and he fight a lot about grill duties. Eventually the department gets a smoker as well as the grill, and Sarge just hangs out at the smoker.

Grif: Mac and Cheese with Hotdogs or Hotdogs and chili is the standard (or some other tv box dinner type of thing), but will occasionally go all out and whip up something that reminds him of home when he was a kid. Poi is a favorite if he can get his hands on it (Simmons loves it and the rest of Red Team tolerates it; Freelancers are hit and miss; Blues won’t go near it). Beef Hekka is hit with everyone and Grif will make Simmons some Lomilomi Salmon on those nights.

Simmons: His cook nights are…difficult. He’s a Pescetarian (he was vegan for a looong time, but military kind of broke him from that). Most nights he just makes salad and buys a bag of rotisserie chicken and an appropriate dressing. Some nights he’ll make some fancy fish dishes or he’ll try a new vegetarian recipe. It’s…very mixed results. There’s a few preferred favorites from Simmons “experimental” nights, but most will just order take out.

Lopez: Yes he can make Texmex as well as some amazing Mexican dishes and usually does. Simmons loves his pico de gallo and will scarf a whole bowl by himself. There’s also this shredded pork red sauce thing he makes that just blows everyone’s minds. He won’t say what’s in it, but it’s best slow cooked in the smoker. The other big thing Lopez makes is burgers. He actually cooks with a bunch of different seasonings and will try different combinations. If Simmons hasn’t done anything to piss him off, he’ll make Simmons a veggie burger. Sarge back seat cooks and asks why he always adds all “dem fancy spices; salt and pepper is perfect for everything!”