All you need for these adorable noms are large eggs and egg molds (can be found on eBay, Amazon or speciality bento sites)
First, start with LARGE eggs (small eggs won’t fill the mold, and you’ll end up with half-shapes). Add about 1 tablespoon of salt for each 3 eggs boiled.
This extra salt does not flavor the eggs at all - as the water boils, the salty liquid penetrates the shell through osmosis and provides sort of a cushion of liquid between the egg and the shell. This makes it much easier to peel.
Boil the eggs for about 15-18 minutes. This helps loosen the egg from its shell. The time may vary on your stovetop, so experiment until you find the right combination : )
When the eggs are done boiling, tap them gently on a flat surface to split the shell - be careful not to puncture the egg! If needed, briefly run the egg under cool water, but don’t let the egg become cold. In order to mold properly the egg must still be HOT!
Gently and carefully squeeze the hot egg a little to fit it into the mold better. Don’t go too fast or the egg will crack. The egg is still very pliable when its hot.
After it’s tucked into its mold just right, you can close the lid. If the mold you’re using doesn’t lock closed very well, try using rubber bands to keep it tight.
When the molds are all filled, put them into an ice bath. I put this bowl into the fridge for about a half hour or so.
When you’re ready to take one out, run it under hot water for a second. It helps loosen it from the mold. Open the mold and wiggle the egg a little until it comes out easily.
Toast a slice of bread and then scoop avocado into a bowl. Squeeze lemon juice into the avocado and then add salt and pepper to taste. Coarsely mash with a fork.
Spread avocado onto toast and then place some arugula on top.
Heat skillet on medium low and grease the pan with a little butter. Grease mold with butter and place in pan. Crack an egg into the cookie cutter and cook with the lid on for 2 to 3 minutes, until the whites set. Carefully remove mold and egg from pan.
Place egg on top of the toast and repeat for as many pieces as you would like.
TaDa! This delicious avocado toast is EGGsactly what bae needs to make Valentines Day extra special!
Also there's SO many reasons to hate BD, an egg plug that's so frequent near everyone has one is not the best hill to die on. Ironic too cause EVERYONE is coming out with eggs but it's all friendly competition no one cares about unless BD does it. BD doesn't even do their versions in a way that's all that threatening considering how "vanilla" they are now. If it's not appealing to so many ~true~ fantasy fans, why be mad?
“There are so many reasons to hate BD, so ignore this one!” is a flimsy argument, for future reference.
The reason it’s ‘friendly competition’ until BD does it is because you don’t seem to give a shit about how money works, which is generally ‘if there’s dozens of the same kind of thing people will buy the one from the biggest company’ - think buying brand name instead of no name at the grocery store. Doesn’t matter what it tastes like, and most people will never consider buying the no name brand because, well, why change from the brand name?
Dozens of people making the same thing does impact sales. People have no need to buy, say, egg-mold eggs from every company. They’ll buy the eggs they want from one, because all of the eggs are the same (or similar enough that it doesn’t matter). Dividing sales between one or two companies is better, but if everyone starts offering eggs, nobody is selling as many as they could be - the person who started it makes far less than they did at the beginning, and anybody who starts selling them isn’t going to do any better than if they had come up with something original.
Take DamnAverage, for example. She started the trend of squishies, and still makes great squishies! But now, a lot of places make squishies - they’re less special, so why should people go to DamnAverage and get cool squishies when they get free ones with orders from other stores?
And then BD made slug squishies, which were very expensive for what they were, no customization, not great color outcomes, and people loved them. So much that they re-released slugs with logos on them! And this is important, because DamnAverage makes snail squishies.
Because of the size of Bad Dragon - the amount of people they reach, the amount of staff they have to fulfill orders, the brand recognition, the fact that people know what Bad Dragon is even if they know no other fantasy stores - I wouldn’t be surprised if Bad Dragon made more on their two-run slugs than DamnAverage has on snails the whole time she’s offered them. And now, people who know the slugs would see the snails and think, well, who needs two things that are so similar? (I am well aware many people buy multiples, but they are not the most common customer)
Egg plugs are no different from squishies, regardless of how long they’ve been wanted. Bad Dragon is not a person, and does not feel bad because someone is saying they stole. Bad Dragon is a company with hundreds if not thousands of die-hard fans who are purposely releasing products with intent to damage the sales of another company because no matter how well or badly their stupid eggs sell, they can do the bare minimum in a toy release and still outsell their competitors, and they do not need to be defended by the customers they don’t care about.
The Riceless Bento! That’s right it looks like rice and is even molded like it but its actually grated cauliflower aka cauliflower rice! This whole bento probably has less than 150 calories lol Im just super happy how the molds turned out!! :3
Fuligo septica (L.) F.H. Wigg. is a slime mold, also called scrambled egg slime or ‘witches butter’. This bright and yellow plasmodium will eventually transform into a aethalium, which releases the spores.
What kind of incubator do you use for your snakes?
Hello new friend!
The short answer is: none! I don’t use a special incubator for colubrid eggs. I just have a couple of designated drawers in my baby snake rack that have heat along the whole drawer instead of just at the back. These are filled with a mixture of perlite, vermiculite, water crystals, and charcoal and topped with long cut sphagnum moss.
The eggs are tucked in lovingly with moss to keep them humid, and a protection force of springtails are introduced to keep the eggs clean and tidy and prevent mold should an egg fail to develop.
The whole thing is probably overkill, to be honest. With corn and rat snake eggs, you can just set them in a box on top of the refrigerator and they’ll hatch. I just like fussing over them.
So you’re crying alone in your room like a little shitbaby because no one will give you omurice with cute messages written on it with ketchup. Well, try not to cry too much, nerd, because I have some solutions.
You can either: a) grab some omurice at a maid cafe (if there’s one in your area) b) kidnap someone and force them to make you omurice with cute messages on it c) make it yourself because you are a strong, independent mother fucker who don’t need no meido
I know you’re debating on picking either a or b, but humor me here and pretend you chose c, because today we’re gonna make some delicious fucking omurice. YEAAHHHHHHHHHH.
I’m gonna show you how to make omurice, because I am basically a generous and benevolent god.
Omurice (servings: 1, because you’re the only person you need in this world, and also your waifu isn’t real and therefore doesn’t requite sustenance…)
½ boneless chicken thigh, cut into ½ in pieces (optional)
1 Tbsp butter
½ tsp olive oil (and 2 tsp later for the egg)
1 ½ Tbsp ketchup
¼ tsp salt
1 pinch of black pepper
salt to taste
Cut chicken into ½ inch pieces. Chop the onion finely and mince the garlic.
Melt butter on a large frying pan at medium-high heat. Add ½ tsp of olive oil. Add the chicken and cook for about 3 minutes.
Throw in the onions and cool them until they’re translucent.
After that, add the rice and season with salt and pepper, and hey, if you have a little oregano on you, I see no issue throwing a pinch of that shit in. Just make sure that before you throw it in, you say some cool catphrase, or just steal Emril Lagasse’s and say “BAM” really loudly with an American-Italian accent.
Cook the rice and mix it around with the rice and onion for a little over two minutes before pushing it all over to the side.
Pour the ketchup onto the pan, away from the rice mixture, and let that cook by itself for around 30 seconds. Yeah, idk either, but it tastes like so much better if you cook the ketchup for a little before adding it to the rice.
Mix the rice and ketchup and cook together for about 3 minutes. When done, remove the rice mixture from the heat and place it onto a place, molding it in any way that you prefer.
Now lets make dat motherfuckin’ egg, son. Beat the lil shit with a pinch of salt and try not to cry over how fuckin professional you look right now. (Okay, you can cry a little, I’ll allow it).
Heat a frying pan with about 2 tsp of oil (I prefer olive oil but like whatever man, you do you.)
Once the pan’s hot enough, pour the mixture into the hot frying pan to make a hella thin sheet of egg. This isn’t supposed to be omelet thick, yo, this is supposed to be, like, crepe thin egg right hurr.
Once it’s been cooked, cover the molded rice with the egg ‘crepe’ and fold it to make an oval (or round) shape.
Take your ketchup bottle and write a declaration of love on your omurice with ketchup since no one else will do it for you, you gosh dang weeaboo.
Eggs are a great way to start the day. They’re savory, filling and loaded with protein. Some folks try to improve upon the morning plate of eggs by finding ways to cook them into fun shapes. We’ve seen perfect rounds, hearts and even skulls.