mixed method

Spell to Help Break Bad Habits 🚫

a spell that mixes mundane methods with magic to help break bad habits

🚫 gather: black thread, bay leaf, and a different, healthy habit you want to replace it with. 

🚫 identify what brings the habit on: boredom, convenience, etc. 

🚫 bind it with the black thread. 

🚫 burn the bay leaf and sprinkle the ashes over the new habit

🚫 keep the objects near one another, to remind you to opt for the good habit over the bad one

multigrain superfoods banana bread

guest post by @peachonomics

“I’ve been addicted to olive oil cakes lately - it just adds that extra depth to your baking without overpowering it.”

dry ingredients

  • 190g flour, 
  • 40g your favourite muesli, 
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 heaped tbsp walnuts 

wet ingredients

  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 6 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

for topping

  • baobab coconut clusters
  • ½ banana
  • chocolate granola


  1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and put aside. Add the wet ingredients to a blender and mix until combined. Add more olive oil if mix looks dry. 
  2. Pour into your bread tray or long thin baking tray and top with baobab coconut clusters from graze (it’s SO ADDICTIVE you need to get your hands on this - fabulous for topping breakfast bowls too), half a banana sliced lengthwise to 3 long slices, and some choco granola. 
  3. Bake at 175C for 50 minutes. Serve with extra almond butter and honey or fruit if desired (there’s no sweetener used in the banana bread itself apart from the banana, peanut butter, dried fruit and muesli).

Chocolate orange oatmeal


75g oats, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1.5 tablespoons flax seeds, 1 tablespoon cacao powder, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1 organic orange, vanilla extract, 150-200ml plant milk (or water)


1. Mix oats, chia seeds, flax seeds and cacao powder in a small pan. 

2. Zest the orange.

3. Add maple syrup, vanilla extract and plant milk and bring to a boil.

4. Lower the heat and let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occassionally. Add in half of the orange zest and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.

5. Transfer to a bowl. Top with the orange, rest of the orange zest and some pieces of chocolate.

Fic 345: If the Hat Fits

Fluffy Red Oktoberfest for you all! 100% spoiler free from today’s new comic release.

“What is this?”

The box, wrapped in plain brown paper and a twine bow, sat squarely in the middle of a rather important requisition request justification that had taken him the better half of the evening to make any headway through. Medic looked up at Heavy, who stood in front of him with his arms crossed over his chest and with an expectant look in his eye.

“Is present.”

“That much is evident.” Medic poked the side of the box with his pencil, listening for any tell tale clues, ticking clocks, hissing vipers, spring loaded gas devices, and the like. A quick glance up at Heavy didn’t help either. The giant was simply watching with an amused look across his face as Medic approached even this simple thing with the same mix of methodical care and callous disregard as he approached his surgeries.

A present. But for what? Medic racked his brain. Smissmass long since past, and neither of them ever discussed birthdays with each other. It had simply never come up. Spy could have been persuaded to part with the information, since he had no doubt already discovered it, but they were nowhere near that date either. There had been no arguments that either would need to apologize for, and even if they had, this wasn’t Heavy’s preferred method of apology. And in any rate, he was usually not the one doing the apologizing either.

There were no upcoming missions that would require additional prep. There were no upcoming unpleasant assignments that Heavy would want to avoid. The look on Heavy’s face was not the one he wore when telling him that he would be traveling back to Russia.

Medic was utterly baffled.

“I give up,” he finally replied, “Why?”

A sly smile crept onto Heavy’s face. “Does Heavy need reason?”

“No, I suppose not.”

“Then open, dorogoy.”

Medit set his pencil down and pulled the package back into his lap,. His fingers played at the bow on top, the rough twine hissing over the paper as he pulled it away and let his drop to the floor with the paper following shortly after. Inside the paper was a box. A proper box of sturdy stock that was emblazoned with a stamp that he didn’t recognize but that was undoubtedly Russian. He felt Heavy’s eyes on him as he pulled off the lid to find red tissue paper beneath. As he pulled it back, his fingers brushed across something soft, furry, and absolutely lacking in a heartbeat.

“A hat?”

Heavy nodded. “Is ushanka. Special for Doktor.”

He pulled it out and turned it in his hands. An ushanka it was, indeed. Dark brown, and almost identical to the one he’d admired on Heavy many times before, but on its front was a gold cross, his own class symbol, that made it his own. He let his fingers run through the furred lining, feeling its warmth and softness, and knowing that it would be more than a match for their inevitable reassignment to Coldfort.

“What kind of fur is this?”

“Bear. Killed with Heavy’s own hands.”

He almost choked up at that. It was hard to find a good man who would kill a bear for you with his own hands and that kind of enthusiasm. Without waiting another moment, he pulled it on and dropped the flaps to let the fur tickle his ears. It fit perfectly. How, he had no idea. He almost never wore hats, and the ones that he did keep around were of the helmet variety. But the ushanka fit like a glove. Of course it did. It was from Heavy, who knew him better than anyone.

“Danke, Misha. It is wonderful.”

The Medi-gun could have been powered for days off of the wattage that came from Heavy’s smile.

“But if you do not mind me pressing,” Medic got up from his desk and made his way around to Heavy and laying his hands on those impossibly broad shoulders, “what is the occasion? If I have missed something important…”

“Nyet.” Heavy shook his head as he pulled Medic close. “Is because we go together, Doktor.”

Medic shook his head as Heavy chuckled a little at his own little joke. Matching hats for men who were a match. It was silly and juvenile, the sort of thing infatuated teenagers would do.

He loved it.

The room was warm, and his head was already getting hot, but he wouldn’t take it off. Not just yet. Not while Heavy was smiling so brightly down at him. Instead, he leaned up just enough to plant a light kiss to the tip of the big man’s nose.

“Ja. Together.”


Banana berry loaf


1 ½ cups spelt flour, ½ teaspoons each baking powder and soda, 15g lupin flour mixed with 60ml water, ½ cup maple syrup, ½ cup plant milk, 1 large ripe banana mashed, vanilla extract, ½ cup mixed frozen berries.


1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celcius.

2. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Fold in the berries at last.

3. Line a baking dish with baking paper and fill in the batter.

4. Bake for 35~45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

5. Let cool down for a bit.

Healthy as fuck pizza.
Whole grain base topped with homemade sauce, spinach saluted in garlic & nutmeg, olives, red & yellow peppers, red onion and nutritional yeast. Made two others for the fam with vegan cheese, meatless chicken and chilli.
Dough recipe,
2 cups wholegrain bread flour
1 ½ cups warm water
1 tsp sugar
1 packet fast acting yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil
Mix yeast, water and sug and let hang out till it’s all bubbly n stuff
Chuck olive oil and salt in + a spoon of flour and give a mix
Keep adding flour ‘till you have a dough that’s a little wetter that you would like to touch
Flour a counter and slap the dough on it
Greece up you hands like a prized pig and need for about 10 mins.
Pop in oiled bowl and let it do its thing for 2 hours.
Divide it up ( should make 2-3)
Roll up into balls
Give it another 45 mins sit down.
Roll out then stretch with your knuckles and put on a tray.
Add your toppings
Cook at 220 for about 12-16 mins

1 can tomato
Tomato pure
Sweetener of choice
Cook then stuck a hand blender in it and go to town. Boop done.

Sweet Dreams and Good Sleep Tea

I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately, and my dreams have been blurry or a bit unsettling so I experimented with some herbs and came up with this tea!

- one peppermint tea bag (to induce sleep. This is going to be the base of the tea)
- a couple of pinches of ground fennel (for increased memory and inducing dreams)
- a pinch of ground nutmeg (for inducing sleep also)
- a pinch of dried rosemary (for pleasant memories and warding off nightmares)
- (optional) a teaspoon of honey (for extra sweetness in sleep)

- mix all the ingredients in a diy tea bag or a teapot and let steep in boiling water for 3-5 minutes
- if adding honey, stir clockwise to attract sleep and good dreams
- drink right before sleep

I hope this helps anyone else who’s looking for good sleep! good luck and good fortune be with you ✨

anonymous asked:

How do you layer colours in oils?I love the way you paint with them :)

Hello Anon! Thank you for the ask.

I am currently mixing my method around a bit to see what sticks for me really. There’s so much to learn with oils that I’m finding it a bit overwhelming. Without a proper instructor, it’s hard to know where to start. I have just read Harold Speeds “Oil painting techniques and materials” so I am trying to practice some of what he preaches. Mostly, it’s been laying down tonally, dark to light. I am experimenting with under paintings too. Green/brown or none at all. They have all been wet on wet so far, I think that’s just the impatient need for instant gratification that comes with being a primarily digital artist. I am going to make an effort to be more mindful and slow down with them. Let a piece take a few days to develop. It doesn’t need to be finished before I have even started.
I know that’s not really a great answer but I suppose I am not even truly sure myself at this early stage. I am trying to follow masterful advice and procedure, but sometimes, my own intuition or impulse takes over and that’s probably to the detriment of the overall technicality of the painting. I think it’s important to indulge though… sometimes at least. 

Thanks again Anon <3


Yeah, you heard right. My best friend Amelia and I have been craving brownies like crazy lately! We made a couple batches of vegan junk food brownies before I decided that I needed to make some that were high carb, low fat to fit my 801010 lifestyle while still tasting delicious and after a few batches, I can finally say that I did it!

So if you wanna know how to make these amazing, fudgy brownies that are probably healthy enough for you to have for breakfast, keep reading.


2 cups oat flour
½ buckwheat flour
2 tbs flax meal
2 tbs chia seeds
1 ½ cups carob powder
1 ½ cups coconut sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla extract
¾ cup almond milk


1. Mix the flax meal and chia seeds with 12 tablespoons of water and leave in the fridge for about 15 minutes to gel. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2. In a large bowl, mix the oat flour, buckwheat flour, carob, coconut sugar and baking powder.

3. In a blender (or just mash by hand) blend the bananas, vanilla, flax & chia mix and almond milk.

4. With an electric beater, mix the wet ingredient in the blender with the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined and add more almond milk if needed.

5. Pour mix into a non stick brownie pan. As you can see, mine are pretty thick but you can easily pour into a larger, more shallow pan.

6. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until a fork stuck into the middle comes out mostly clean. It doesn’t have to be spotless, brownies are gooey and soft anyway :)

Enjoy!! Xxxxxx

anonymous asked:

Hey! I'm working on a Peridot (Steven Universe) cosplay but I'm not sure how to do her hair. I'm considering making a cardboard base of the shape, covering it in (fun) foam (adding details like the tips along the way), then painting it, but I'm not sure if that will work. My other option is making a full-out wig but I'm not experienced in wig styling. Do you have any tips for either method? Thank you!!

Hello! I think these tutorials would be more helpful than my personal tips:

Here’s a great tutorial on how to do a mix of both methods, wrapping a wig around a foam base:


And here’s how to draft a pattern for the solid wig:


I hope this helps!

- Mod Sky

Week 5 Reading Response and Topic Proposal.

On this weeks reading, we touched a little on research across disciplines and the three group of research; qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods. We were also supposed to read chapter 3 of WIT that dealt with posing meaningful questions. It is very important to always have questions in the back of your mind, because it will help later on in the future to conduct a well structured essay. Even though the writer does not tell the readers directly what the main question asked in their writing, the reader can pick out the main key words to form the similar question the writer is conveying. Instead of the teacher giving us a question to write an assignment about, we should work against that custom of being  told what to do  and focus on our own questions because posing our own questions is what helps us advance our knowledge. 

I chose this picture because the reading brought up a good point about ways we can come up with meaningful questions. In general we will most likely come up with a broad question first, which would be e the base of the pyramid, but we can advance further and come up with a specific question and so one. There is some connections related to my major. I find myself always asking questions such as what is Kinesiology? What distinguishes Kinesiology from other science majors? Why am I even majoring Kinesiology? This will help me a lot with my up coming assignment as well as the Genre Analysis because when you compose meaningful questions, it helps with producing a well thought out research paper. The more questions you come up with, the more it will help you write more about your essay and advancing your knowledge. 

For the Lit Review topic proposal, it has to relate to my main course topic that i chose from week one which was, the effects exercising has on the nervous system. For my topic proposal, for the Lit Review, I am considering to talk about if exercise improves disorders in the nervous system? I have this topic in my head for awhile, since for my genre analysis paper, I have a academic article about exercising and its affects on those who have fibromyalgia (FM). Even though that there is evidence that something goes on in the nervous system to improve the pain modulatory system, there have been other cases that exercising does not improve the nervous system of those with FM or that it might not be the nervous system that is improving. I am wondering if this is okay to use as my topic proposal in our upcoming essay, our lit review? Thank you for your time.

well this is definitely the biggest, most insane thing i’ve worked on to this day but DAMN was it worth the effort

a month-long project made as a gift for @the-entire-furry-fandom and the super, ever-so-radical goatdog!! some really fast, crazy breakbeat-y goodness

i don’t think I’ve ever had this much fun working on music before, it was such a blast to push my limits and try out some new methods (my mixing/mastering needs work but i’m definitely getting better!!) i’ll have a download link up and running later on, but feel free to listen & possibly drop a like on SoundCloud!! thank you so much for the attention!! ❤️❤️❤️
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8 soaked dates
½ cup oats
1 tblsp rice malt syrup (or maple)
1 tblsp desiccated coconut
1 tblsp almond meal

Nicecream layer:
4 frozen bananas

Caramel layer:
2 tbsp tahini (hulled)
1 cup soaked dates (15-17)
2 tbsp rice malt syrup (or maple)
3 tbsp almond milk

Chocolate top:
1 cup coconut oil
2 tbsp cacao powder
1 tbsp coconut sugar

Mix ingredients for the base (I mashed everything together with a fork) and layer into a tray (place baking paper in the tray so it doesn’t stick)
Blend frozen bananas and layer over the base. Place in the freezer.
Mix the ingredients for the date caramel in a small food processor and process until creamy texture. Pour over nicecream and place back in the freezer. Let it set for 30 mins.
Heat up coconut oil on the stove and stir in cacao powder and sugar. Pour on top of the caramel layer and place back in the freezer for 30-40 mins. Cut up into square pieces and you’re done! Enjoy x

FIG AND CRANBERRY NUT BUTTER PORRIDGE Ingredients:1 cup of GF oats2 fresh figs, cut into wedgesa handful of fresh cranberries (or dried if you can’t get your hands on fresh ones)½ cup of non-dairy milk (almond, rice or coconut milk)dash of cinnamon (optional)1 tbsp of either agave syrup or maple syrup 1 tbsp of nut butter (peanut, almond or mixed)

1. Slow cook the oats on the stove in water on a low heat until soft,
*If you time, cook them at the lowest temperature for a longer amount of time this gives them a creamy consistency.  
2. Slowly add milk and stir in syrup, keeping stove on a low heat
3. Transfer to a bowl, top your oats with fresh figs, cranberries & nut butter.


Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

These energy bites are SO amazing!  I really needed something quick to eat at work on one of my short breaks but didn’t want something super filling like a protein bar. So, I did some looking online at different energy bite recipes and decided to do some experimenting. After my second attempt and some tweaking I came up with this!  And they are so good! My coworkers tried them and loved them! There’s about 110 calories and 5 grams of protein per bite. They definitely curb my sweet tooth without completely killing my day like a bunch of Oreos would! Here’s the recipe:


  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter (could use creamy but I liked the extra crunch in these)
  • 4 (possibly 5) tablespoons agave (or honey)
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 4 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder (I used the vegan brand Vega)
  • Vegan chocolate chips 


Mix the oats, flaxseed, protein powder and chocolate chips together in a bowl. Next mix the peanut butter and agave in a seperate bowl. Pour the dry ingredients into the peanut butter/agave mixture. You’ll have to have some patience at this point to get everything mixed together really well. If you feel like it’s not going to stick together well enough, add about another tablespoon or so of agave and it should stick together.  Finally, form portions of the mixture into balls. I did about enough in each to make a large bite sized ball and it came out to 22.

Hope you like them!

>Banana Caramel Pancakes<

INGREDIENTS (pancakes)
(makes 5-7 pancakes)

½ cup rice flour

½ cup oat bran

1 tbsp coconut sugar

1 tsp maca powder 

1 ½ cups 
rice milk/any non dairy milk 
1 big mashed banana

4-5 drops vanilla essence

Combine dry ingredients first and mix in a food processor until looks like fine bread crumbs. Add wet ingredients (banana, milk, vanilla) and blend. Set a non stick pan on low/medium heat and spray with coconut oil. Use about 1/3 cup of the mixture for each pancake.

1 tbsp hulled tahini
1 tbsp coconut milk
1 tbsp coconut sugar
1 tsp rice malt syrup/maple syrup
2-3 drops vanilla essence

Mix together until smooth creamy texture. Pour on top of the pancakes.

Enjoy! xx 

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