anonymous asked:

I began veganism because I didn't like the way animals were treated and all. But I stopped because my folks warned me I would lose my muscle and turn very skinny (long story short-I used to be very bony as a child and just now I've acquired some muscle. I am super happy about it;I workout every day to maintain it). It's even scarier because I play basketball and I can't risk losing muscle. I can't eat tofu (a condition) and I have an allergy to peanut butter. Any other source of vegan protein?

you just don’t need that much protein love. just eat sufficient amounts of food and instead worry about B12 intake


Please fire me. I am sure my next workplace would love to know you wrote me up for giving a man, who was going into anaphylactic shock, some benadryl.  Yep, it says “dealing drugs” in the write up.

Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

Babies at high risk for becoming allergic to peanuts are much less likely to develop the allergy if they are regularly fed foods containing the legumes starting in their first year of life.

That’s according to a big new study released Monday involving hundreds of British babies. The researchers found that those who consumed the equivalent of about four heaping teaspoons of peanut butter each week, starting when they were between 4 and 11 months old, were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday.

“This is certainly good news,” says Gideon Lack of King’s College London, who led the study. He presented the research at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. It was also published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Switzerland — February 5,2016

Boy… that flag looks big! Besides Vatican City, Switzerland is the only country whose flag is square instead of rectangular. Since tumblr publishes all images to fit the width of the post, this square flag looks enormous! Someone might assume I’m selling Swiss army knives or something. (I am not.) But I am selling my family on eating as the Swiss do… so let’s get to it:

The menu:

  • La Fondue
  • Polenta and Braised Beef
  • Chriesiprägel 
  • Toblerone!

I happen to own the most awesome authentic fondue set from the 70′s. I inherited it from my parents (among other housewares) when they moved to Cape Cod over 20 years ago. Coincidentally, my husband also inherited his parents’ fondue set, so we actually have two (though mine, shown here, is way cooler).

In Switzerland, fondue is always cheese fondue. It is a hearty peasant dish, using ingredients available in the winter: cheese, wine, coarse peasant bread. In addition to bread, we also dipped apples and grape tomatoes.

Since Switzerland is bordered by Germany, France, Italy and Austria, its cuisine can differ greatly depending upon the region. Along with our fondue (which originated in the Alps), we also enjoyed polenta with braised beef, representing the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino. Savory wine-infused beef ragout was served over polenta in a perfect combination of rustic flavors. 

Everyone really loved this Swiss meal, though the kids preferred the fondue over the beef and polenta. I think I’ve had enough cheese to last me a while, but it was darn good. My dairy-sensitive husband took extra precaution by ingesting a lactaid pill both before and after the meal. Good thinking!

Dessert could not be prepared ahead of time, so after the meal and washing up was finished, I jumped back in the kitchen to whip up some Chriesiprägel, a cherry compote with browned, buttered bread crumbs. The recipe link has two different methods of cooking this concoction; I chose Method #2. It was quite tasty. Toblerone chocolate bars were also at the ready, and my son was very happy to hear that they are peanut-allergy friendly (he is safe with almonds as long as they don’t come in contact with other nuts).

Dinner music:

During our meal, we listened to the smooth stylings of Radio Swiss Jazz, a music program provided by the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation SRG SSR.  It was a great accompaniment to our meal.

After-dinner movie:

After dessert, we retired to the living room to watch Vitus, rented from AmazonPrime. The film was quite good, though I fell asleep before the ending. (No indication of the quality of the movie, I was just exhausted!) The rest of my family saw it through and said it was good. Maybe I’ll get a chance to watch the rest of it before our rental expires.

Thanks so much for stopping by Chez Shea! Keep following to find out where we travel to next.

Shadow’s Anti-SJW Rant of the Day: 5 Breakfast Cereals That Are Equal in Hardcoreness to My Fight Against SJWs

“My butthead co-bloggers keep angrily asking me to tag more so there will be real tags, ugh, I’m so inconvenienced, SJWs are so oppressive.“ I spit at the ground and put my other pistol (jet black with a crimson streak) into my pocket and spin a cool donut on my motorcycle (jet black with a crimson streak).

“Now, here are those 5 cereals”

1. Cocoa Puffs

I huff and cackle, “Yes, indeed, the true nourishment for any warrior against social justice is a bowl of chocolate-flavored puff balls. It matches me in that it’s really dark-colored. In my dark and mysterious past, I was once a little hedgehog that saw the TV-Y7 warning on my television. I was so angry I bit into my spoon really hard and chipped a tooth. I swore vengeance on the SJWs ever since.”

2. Captain Crunch Chocolate Donuts

I shoot a victorious and cocky glance at the viewer, “Only the truly privileged can feast their eyes upon Level 2 of my best breakfast cereals.” I check to see if that darn blue hedgehog is even around. “Looks like the coast is clear. I use this cereal partly as fuel for my motorcycle. That’s how it reaches Mach 5 speeds.“ My bike sputters in agreement and spins a donut.

3. Reese’s Puffs

“There was a picture that had double the box tops, but I refused to use it because one of my agendas is to privatize all education and absolutely no handouts from anyone. Schools should make their own money from poor people somehow, I’ll tell you all later in my really long-winded dissertation of my dark and mysterious past. But yeah,” I shrug, “I stand with Rand, both Paul and Ayn. Anyway, Reese’s Puffs for when I use my iPad (jet black with a crimson streak and a gun plugged into it) as a DJ booth. Sometimes a funky flow destroys the SJWs. By funky flow I mean none other than Nickleback.“

4. Cocoa Pebbles

The near-final ultimate form of a breakfast cereal descends into my hands from a secret military complex that I stole from the government. My gun itches to shoot the nearest attacker, but alas, no such danger exists. I release my hopes and turn to the viewer, confused as to why I would put cocoa pebbles over Reese’s Puffs.

“You may think I’m a monster, but it takes a monster to spell out the truth.” I boldly declare, puffing out my white puffy chest. “Cocoa Pebbles has, indeed, a more intense taste than Reese’s Puffs. Everything before it was less intense, or riddled with sugar and sprinkles and peanut butter and other nonsense. Pebbles takes it to the heart of the matter. Pure, unadulterated chocolate.” I look to the sky in search of what’s beyond the horizon, for I have spoken the one true truth.

“For ages, it was believed that Reese’s Puffs was the ultimate cereal, but the cult of Pebbles had grown strong, and exposed me to the one true truth. Only the foolish SJWs would tell you that Reese’s is unrivaled, that there is no living cereal that can beat it. But to think that Reese’s Puffs is even contestable to the forces of chocolate is a laughable misconception. Pebbles isn’t even the strongest. In fact, the next cereal can only be eaten when I’m Super Shadow.“

I pull out seven chaos emeralds. “This is merely for demonstration purposes,” I glare, “If I truly used this power, I would split the world in half. Be warned, this power in unrivaled. I have to retrieve it from the East. When you follow your anger, and search yourself for your darkest memory, the forces of chocolate smile upon you, and direct you to the heart of South Korea, where a God sleeps.”

5. Oreo O’s

The earth trembles, the sky darkens, the oceans becomes restless, the birds scatter, the sun strains against the atmosphere. My energy is manifested twenty-fold. I gain twin katanas that are made of pure chocolate but are sharp enough to cut through adamantium. Edible, but deadly. My gun becomes a chocolate sniper rifle machine gun. My hair turns gold, with a crimson streak.

“I give you… The Legendary Dead God Oreo O’s.”

The cardboard box roars a deafening echo, a long and proud “O”

I laugh a bellowing, evil laugh, “O Yes… it is alive, after all! And with over 12 energizing vitamins to supercharge your battle against the SJWs!“ I proudly proclaim. The audience is terrified by the might of this power. “This is for when a battle looks like I might lose. My final card, my final trick. Sometimes, I might even resort to eating it at any time of the day. But I have to conserve the energy, for it takes weeks for it to ship through Amazon.Com or Ebay.Com”

“But that’s enough for today,” I sigh. Everything fades back to normal, and calms down. The sky becomes blue once more, the sun regains its power, the trees turn back to green, and there’s no lava anywhere. “I warn against all SJWs and anon hate that may attack me on this blog… my cereal equipment is unfathomable, just like my power.”

- Shadow, Signing Out.

Me: I’m allergic to peanuts and tree nuts.

Ignoramus: Wow, that really sucks. I mean, I eat peanuts at least once a day. How do you possibly eat? I mean if you’re allergic to that, what else are you allergic to, cheese? Chocolate? Water? Boy let me tell you, I’ve never heard of anything worse in my life I mean I just…