Gol D. Roger: Inherited will… The flow of the ages… People’s dreams… As long as people continue to seek the meaning of freedom, these things will never cease to be! Dr. Hiluluk: When do you think people die? When a bullet from a pistol pierces his heart? No… When he suffers from an incurable disease? No… When he consumes a deadly poisonous mushroom soup? No! A man dies when people forget him.
Bon Clay: Journeys are always accompanied by farewells. But don’t ever forget this — Friendship has nothing to do with how long we’ve known each other!
Jaguar D. Saul: You might be alone at this moment… but someday, you’ll definitely find friends! […] No one is born into this world completely alone!
Donquixote Doflamingo: Pirates are evil and the Marines are righteous? Those terms have always changed throughout the course of history! Children who have never seen peace and children who have never seen war have different values! The ones who stand at the top will determine what’s right and what’s wrong. Justice will prevail, you say? But of course it will! Whoever wins this war becomes justice!!
Emporio Ivankov: Miracles only happen to those who never give up!
Jinbei: Can’t you see things clearly anymore?! The confidence to overcome all obstacles and the strength that you never doubted before… A horde of enemies ruthlessly shattered those beliefs, and rendered you completely helpless… And then there’s your brother, who was your guiding light on these seas… You have lost so many things. The great obstacle known as the world is blocking your vision! You’ll never find your way like this if you lose yourself in regret and guilt! I know it’s painful now, but you have to overcome those feelings! Don’t just think about the things you’ve lost! You can’t get back what you’ve lost! Ask yourself, what is it that you still have?!
Capone Bege: You may be able to see slightly into the future, but even if we don’t possess such an ability… the power to change the future is equal in each and every one of us!!
A woman I used to take care of would stay in her pajamas and watch Rachel Ray in the morning. English breakfast tea with just enough milk to make it light. She’d make jokes about staying dangerous when buying a spontaneous extra can of cream of mushroom soup. Some of us never lose our jokes.
My best friend closes her eyes when the summer wind runs its fingers through her hair. She inhales deep, like she’s about to dive down into the sun. It is something special to watch someone fall in love with the world.
My husband keeps an art gallery of growing greens. There are wildflowers on the windowsill and succulents by the back door. He tells me the snap peas are almost ready to harvest; that he can’t wait to show our kids how the earth works, how good things require care.
In small glimpses, I am stealing snapshots of people in their purest moments. I am pasting moments over. I am scrap-booking the good in humanity, the little visions of light, and saving it when everything else goes dark.
I just threw everything left in my fridge and made this hehe. This is soup with cabbage, seaweed, shiitake mushrooms, tofu and white radish seasoned with red pepper flakes, some soy sauce, sugar, salt and pepper.
Hello from Los Angeles, a city where it rains every day! For real—it’s rained almost daily for the past week, and I couldn’t be happier. We need this moisture so badly, so desperately that it would take a few months of regular rain to even begin thinking about saying things like, “This rain is great for the drought,” and “Let’s take a long hot bath (not together, tho)”. I’m loving every minute of it, despite the fact that I’m also running around like a maniac finishing up holiday gifts—most of which are actually very belated thank yous to the crew that helped test recipes for the Kale & Caramel cookbook. I’m also getting over a cold and generally feeling so, so exhausted. All I want to do is cuddle up with a bowl of soup and a blanket and have the people I love tell me stories and rub my back*. Is that so much to ask? (*ALSO WORLD PEACE.)
To fulfill at least one small part of that fantasy, I made this earthy, delicious cream of shiitake mushroom and caramelized leek soup from Jennifer Farley’s new book The Gourmet Kitchen. The book feels like one you can truly rely on—that book you can pick up when you’re looking to make just about anything, and it’ll have your answer. I came in search of a wintery soup, and a wintery soup I found.
Read more and get the recipe (and the giving guide) here!
I LOVE Benihana and my boyfriend and I were going to go last night but it didn’t work out, so I made this for lunch today (via a recipe I found on Pinterest) to settle my craving! It’s obviously not the real thing but it’s delicious, quick, and easy!
1 can Campbell’s chicken or vegetable broth 1 tbsp French’s fried onions 2 very thinly sliced baby portabellas Dash of onion powder Dash of garlic powder Salt
Throw it all in a bowl, microwave for 2 minutes, and eat it up! And if you want more fat, you can also make your own chicken broth to use
@poeticboy16 asked me to make this and I have to say I am so glad he did because this was soooo good! Yes the ingredients may appear a bit involved as far as finding them goes but as long as you have an Asian grocery store of some kind near you, you should be able to get some of the less common ingredients (fresh oyster mushrooms, enokitake, and pea sprouts, at the very least). I also decided to make this recipe completely vegan by including coconut milk, but you can also use the same amount of goat’s milk to use as the “sheep’s” milk.
4 cups Vegetable Broth
1 can (12 - 14 oz.) Coconut Milk
1 White Onion
3 cloves Garlic, minced
2 tbsp. Olive Oil
2 medium - large Sweet Potatoes
3 bunches Baby Bok Choy or 1 large bunch Bok Choy
12 oz. Oyster Mushrooms
1 large bunch Enoki/Enokitake Mushrooms (depending on your market, may also be labeled as soup mushrooms or seafood mushrooms)
1 - 2 handfuls Pea Sprouts
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Paprika and (optional) Cayenne, to taste (I used at least ½ tsp. each)
Prep Time: ~15 min. | Total Cook Time: 30 - 40 min.
Makes: 6 - 8 servings
Step 1.) Prep your veggies: dice and mince the onion and garlic, respectively. Separate the bok choy between the whites and the greens (set the greens aside with the pea sprouts), making sure to cut into bite size pieces if necessary. Peel and cube the sweet potato (set aside with bok choy whites.) Rinse and cut away the root portion of the enokitake, and rinse and cut any tough stems on the oyster mushrooms.
Step 2.) Heat the olive oil in a soup pot and cook the garlic and onions until they begin to turn translucent. Add in the paprika and (optional) cayenne to coat the onions and garlic, and slowly whisk in the vegetable broth. Add in the sweet potato and bok choy whites and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer for 5 - 10 minutes (you don’t want your sweet potato to be too soft just yet!)
Step 3.) Add in the coconut milk and mushrooms and bring to a boil one more time before allowing to simmer for 5 minutes. Adjust the broth with salt and pepper (or paprika and cayenne), to taste. Add the pea sprouts and boy choy greens to wilt.
Step 4.) Serve immediately. Enjoy!
This was so yummy and satisfying! I’m honestly so used to soups with a thicker broth, I wasn’t sure I would like the texture of this, but I was delighted to be proved wrong!