recipe compilation

anonymous asked:

Do you think you could do a compilation of DIY stim toys?

Hey, anon! I’ve actually been thinking that we needed a master post like this for slime (because the slime recipes get bogged down amidst the slime seller posts in the slime tag, making searching less simple) and it’s not too far a stretch to just catalogue all the tutorials/DIYs I’ve gathered thus far.

Slime and Floam

Talisa Tossell’s Basic Slime Recipe Videos: one | two | three

@tropicalslimes‘s Slime Recipes and Ingredient Lists: one | two | three | four

@stimtoybox‘s Monte Marte Gel Glitter Slime Tutorial

@sensoryviolet’s Slime 101 Post

Edible Hot Cocoa Slime Tutorial

Edible Slime Recipe Compilation Post

DIY Floam Tutorial

Cute Life Hack’s Butter Slime Video

Glitter and Visual Toys

HelloMaphie’s Glitter Pen/Lava Pen Tutorial

@pinklikeme‘s Glitter Jar Tutorial

@diy-stims​‘s Jellyfish In a Bottle Video

DIY Lava Bottle/Lamp Tutorial

Chain Fidgets

@fidgettoy‘s Straw Chain Fidget Tutorial

Marble Mazes and Loops

@stimtoybox‘s Description of a Marble Maze

@stimmingsensation‘s Marble Loop Tutorial

Scented Vial Necklace

@stimtoybox‘s Scented Vial Necklace Tutorial

Phone Case/Orbeez Cooler Pouch

Karina Garcia’s Orbeez Phone Case Tutorial

Weighted Lap Pad, Blanket and Plush

@flyboyskywalker​‘s Weighted Lap Pad Tutorial

Sock Bunny Tutorial

Weighted Tie Blanket Tutorial

Weighted Stuffed Animal Tutorial

@eldritchesoterica‘s Weighted Chenille Sponge Creature Mini Tutorial

Stress Balls

@diy-stims​‘s Stress Ball Components List

@stimmystimmycocoapuff​‘s Crunchy Stress Ball Video

Karina Garcia’s Clear Balloon Stress Ball Video

Aira Tran’s Baking Soda Stress Ball Video


@chelf​‘s Edible Chocolate Playdough Recipe

Playdough Cookies Recipe

@stimmy-things​‘s No-Cook Playdough Recipe

Glow-In-The-Dark Playdough Recipe

Night Sky Playdough Recipe

Fabric and Wool Fidgets

Pompom Tutorial


@stimtoybox​‘s DIY Chewable Compilation Post

Kinetic Sand / Play Sand

@sunshinestimming‘s Edible Kinetic Sand Tutorial

Homemade Moon Sand Tutorial

@stimmythings‘s Taste Safe Moon Sand Tutorial

Kinetic Sand Video Compilation Post

Beads and Beaded Fidgets

@stimmystimmycocoapuff‘s Beaded Fidget Video

@eldritchesoterica‘s Bead Ring Necklace Tutorial

@ounanakos‘s Roller Bead Fidget Tutorial

@stimtoybox + @eldritchesoterica‘s Peyote Stitched Beaded Bracelet Tutorial

Peyote Stitching Tutorial Compilation Post

@fidgettoy‘s Mini Bead Abacus Tutorial

There are of course many more tutorials out there - there’s a good number of them in my drafts folder and queue already! I’ll do another compilation post when I’ve collected more DIYs, and when I’ve got time, I’ll create a proper page for this post and link it in my description.

I love their friendship so much and I’m disappointed in myself for not drawing something for them yet.

Lance is down with the flu and feeling extremely homesick; Hunk is the World’s Best  Friend and does his best to take care of him :’)

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6 Books on Art and Food
A Shelfie from Alexandria Sivak, Senior Communications Specialist at the Getty Trust

Hi! My name is Alexandria Sivak, and I’m a senior communications specialist at the Getty. In addition to art history, my greatest passion is cooking, and I am always looking for ways in which the two intersect. Here are some of my favorite books that do just that.

1. The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals edited by Marcia Reed. (Getty Publications, 2015).

This book shows how food was used to created elaborate, edible works of art throughout history. I’m a huge fan of the Great British Bake-Off, and I think the challenges on that show reflect how we still strive to make food beautiful for celebrations.

 2. Bitters : A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas by Brad Thomas Parsons (Ten Speed Press, 2011).

I am always looking for books on the history of food, and the history of bitters is particularly fascinating. They were once believed to have medicinal properties, and are now seeing a resurgence in fancy cocktails. I just recently began drinking Fernet, which is a cousin of bitters, and equally um…bitter.

3. The Medieval Cookbook by Maggie Black (Getty Publications, 2012). 

One of my first assignments when I began working at the Getty was to write a post for the Getty Iris about a Gothic desserts cooking class. I remember thinking that medieval cooking was anything but ‘dark’—if you were wealthy, you were using exotic Silk Road ingredients in your sweets—like rosewater and saffron.  

4. The Modern Art Cookbook by Mary Ann Caws (Reaktion Books, 2013).

I find myself wondering what artists are munching on when they work—like, what was Picasso eating while painting Guernica? What sustained Rivera while he worked on those murals? This book answers some of those questions and has a ton of great recipes too!

5. Pizza: Seasonal Recipes from Rome’s Legendary Pizzarium by Gabriele Bonci (Rizzoli, 2013). 

When I recently visit the Vatican, I stopped by nearby Bonci, one of most well-known pizzarias in Italy. There’s something fantastic about walking through St. Peter’s with a belly full of pizza. I picked up this book while I was there—it gives away some of Bonci’s best recipes!

6. The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food from the Lost WPA Files by Mark Kurlansky (Riverhead Books, 2010).

During the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) tried to keep writers active by hiring them to write guidebooks for all 50 states. The “America Eats” project was an offshoot of that—it attempted to compile regional recipes from across the U.S. The project was abandoned, but Kurlansky has compiled all the unedited essays in this book, along with some rare photographs.

Midsummer Herbal Teas

by Guest Author Nisiuk BrewKettle

Originally posted by rain-tea-coffee

With the Midsummer festival having begun, I thought it would be nice to share some Tea recipes that might be nice to have for the summer times. Let’s begin with a simple tea for headaches and to give some calm;

MagePeace Tea

(This tea will be very similar to Chamomile tea with an addition.)

Needed ingredients:

  • 2 Peacebloom flowers
  • 1 freshly cut tips of a Mage Royal plant
  • 2 cups of water
  • Honey or Sugar
  • 2 Thin Apple slices.

For this tea start by getting the water to a boil.  While the water boils rinse the Peace Blooms in cool water.  Also, bruise the tips of the Mage Royal at this point; this can be done either by hand or with a spoon but do it gently.  After the water is boiling the flowers are prepared, take the apple slice and mash them into the teapot of water. Add your flowers in and let this steep, covered, for about five minutes.  After the steeping is finished you may strain the tea into two cups.  Add in sugar or honey for a bit of sweetness and then drink up.

This will serve two people. So plan accordingly if you are making tea for more than two.

Also, if Mageroyal is unavailable, some Rosemary can be used instead.

The second recipe that will be here to read over is a tea more useful for a sore feeling throat.  

 Sore Throat Aid

Please note that although it may be a bit more costly, fresh is best.

 Needed Ingredients:

  • 1 Length of a Ginger root about the size of the average Human pinky finger
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • Half of a Lemon
  • Honey
  • 2 Cups of water

First get your water to a boil. As the water boils, add in the ginger and cinnamon stick so as to steep in the water.  Squeeze in the lemon juice before letting it steep also; guarantees the most out of the lemon. Once all are added in, Take the water off so as to cool a little, also use this time to further steep the ingredients. Stir every so often so as to mix the lemon juice in.  After about five or ten minutes, pour your tea into two cups.  Stir in a spoonful of honey to sweeten and further aid the throat.  Once the honey is stirred in, drink up and enjoy.

It is to note that a plant in the Outlands is noted for being helpful with respiratory inflammation; the Fel Lotus.  I would not fully advise using it for this tea, more due to the Fel taint within it; making consumption dangerous and thus counterproductive to the tea’s job. Allow trained Herbalists and Alchemists bring the best out of the Fel Lotus.

These are some teas to be enjoyed during such a time of warm and sunshine. Though remember; as with all things, use in moderation.  Drink well and live happily.

(WoW Herbal information in thanks to Svendar of Wyrmrest Accord @orland-and-friends. Thanks to Nisiuk BrewKettle for compiling these recipes.)

Olicity Wedding Cookbook Project

Steps: To contribute to the cookbook for Stephen and Emily, please - 

  1. Choose a recipe you would like to share 
  2. Follow the link below to choose a template and type the recipe in 
  3. Send the recipe back to me (share it as a Google Doc or email it as an attachment) at 

I will compile the recipes into a book to give to Stephen and Emily at HVFF Atlanta. It will be a fun way to show them all the lives they’ve touched! After it’s finished, I’ll try to combine them all into a large PDF and share it on this blog for the fandom to download for ourselves! :) 

Link: Templates and Examples

To be ready in time for HVFF Atlanta, I need all recipes submitted to me by Sunday, November 5. 

Have fun!! 

i would just like to bring to your attention that Bull knowing how to cook and being pretty good at it is actually canon: there’s a story about the Chargers Krem tells where he says that they got paid in bags of rice so Bull learned how to make an apparently really good rice cake

so basically what i’m saying is imagine Bull cooking for his kadan when they’re upset/ill/tired 

imagine as he gets older and meets new people and inherits new recipes he compiles a cookbook with all of his favorite recipes and it kinda becomes his legacy

imagine Bull and the Chargers sneaking into the kitchens in Skyhold for the two hours of the night it’s unoccupied and baking chocolate muffins with some cocoa Stitches got from Maker knows where

imagine Bull loving that time in the kitchens so much that he sneaks his kadan in there a few weeks later and he cooks them some intricate dessert recipe he picked up from his time as a Ben-Hassrath

imagine his s/o dabbing a bit of batter on his nose and smirking, which of course turns into a fully-fledged food fight i mean come on

imagine the head cook walking in on the complete mess they made and angrily ordering them to have it cleaned up in the next half hour or they’ll be putting them to work as dishwashers for the day

just like, Bull happy and smiling and maybe even humming to himself as he cooks/bakes. it’s a happy thought

The Whump Community Recipe Book

So, yeah, off topic post ahead folks!

Maybe you’ve seen the “The Whump Recipe Book” post by @the-wandering-whumper today, that collects all your whumpy recipe names?

That post got us thinking, over on discord - I love to cook, most of you love to eat, so why not make a cookbook with all our favorite recipes?

I am going to open submissions and everyone is allowed to send in ONE recipe. It doesn’t matter if it’s boiled eggs or a three tier cake, as long as it’s an actual dish. It would be awesome if you could include a picture of the dish, I mean if it’s your all time favorite - comfort food - dish, I am sure you at least once took a picture to stare at it at night. (Am I the only one? Liar).

I will collect the recipes and try to compile them into a (more or less) pretty cookbook - the more pictures I have, the better the cookbook will be. I don’t know about you, but I tend to favor recipes with pictures. Yeah that’s right, I discriminate against pictureless recipes. Pffft.

Anyways, I am collecting recipes until the 13th of december. Send them via submission or message (I am not sure if submissions allow pictures, we’ll see). And maybe let me know if you want to be anonymous in our own cookbook.

I am excited to see how the whump community likes to dine.

buk0w-ski-deactivated20170406  asked:

Hiya! Was wondering if you could help me - I'm on a special diet and can't eat anything with gluten and/or sugar, as well as artificial preservatives. I've had a look at a lot of vegan/gluten free blogs but most of the recipes are for treats and deserts. Do you have anything that is main/dinner based?

Check out this gluten free post I responded to which includes main/dinner recipes (amongst many other types of gluten free recipes). Here is a list of gluten free main/dinner recipes I’ve posted since compiling that previous list. Enjoy!

Nervous (Rap Monster/Namjoon x Reader Fluff Ft. Jhope/Hoseok )

Summary: A job at the cafe was lovely because of (1) the fresh coffee aroma and (2) a special someone. 

(( Note: Thank you for requesting! But just realized that I messed up a bit on the prompt… As in this turned out to be cute and nervous Namjoon not being able to approach her and ask her out, though the rest is with the prompt. Hehe, I sincerly apologize for that, I do hope it still works. And pssst I really like Hoseok in this as well eee ))

After getting a part-time job at the campus’ cafe (at which his friend had kindly helped him get), Kim Namjoon, a twenty-one-year-old university student majoring in Music Composition, had never enjoyed a job more. He’d say that he can make you some pretty damn good coffee… If your taste is burnt, watery raw coffee beans that is. In Hoseok’s opinion, the boy was better off handling the register and serving the coffees.

Despite the argument of whether Namjoon was making good coffee or not, he thoroughly enjoyed his time there. He loved his time working such a great job, being in a relaxing atmosphere surrounded by the fresh coffee aroma (who doesn’t like the fresh aroma of coffee honestly). Although… He might just have to admit that he liked it even more because of a special someone.

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2 Week Warning for Cookbook Submissions!

Don’t let the deadline sneak up on you! We have about 2 weeks left (due date is November 5th) before I need to close submissions so I can format the cookbook and get it printed. If you want to contribute, don’t miss your chance! :)

Steps: To contribute to the cookbook for Stephen and Emily, please -

  1. Choose a recipe you would like to share
  2. Follow the link below to choose a template and type the recipe in
  3. Send the recipe back to me (share it as a Google Doc or email it as an attachment) at

**If you are having trouble with the template, you can email me the recipe/link to the recipe or send it in a DM on Twitter and I will make sure it’s included.

I will compile the recipes into a book to give to Stephen and Emily at HVFF Atlanta. It will be a fun way to show them all the lives they’ve touched! After it’s finished, I’ll try to combine them all into a large PDF and share it on this blog for the fandom to download for ourselves! :)

Slow Cooker Freezer Meals

I don’t love to cook dinner anymore. I haven’t loved cooking dinner ever, really.  I don’t think I have even really liked cooking dinner.  I do love anything that makes a mundane and necessary task easier.  Especially as a mom.  And even more now as a new mom of two. There are two things that make cooking dinner really great: Advanced preparation & a crockpot. Have I ever mentioned how much I love a good crockpot? Seriously, if I could marry my slow cooker, I would. Over the past few months I was enlightened with the brilliant phenomenon that are freezer meals.  Fully pepared, uncooked, frozen bags of food that you simply place in a slow cooker for 6-8 hours and have dinner with little to no effort.  To make things even easier on myself I make sure that I always have slow cooker liners on hand.  I did a gigantic batch of freezer meals today and while I made a lot of new recipes I haven’t tried yet, I thought I would share them here in an effort to save YOU time as well.

The first thing I did was scour the internet for some new recipes.  In recent months I have made teriyaki chicken, tortilla soup, and other various meals, but this time I wanted to branch out to other sorts of meat too. 

I wrote out 8 different recipes and then compiled a shopping list for all of the items I didn’t have on hand (which was most of the items, obviously).  I then went “grocery shopping” (ordered online at Harris Teeter & let them gather my things for me, of course). I picked up my groceries today and set to work putting all of the ingredients in gallon-sized freezer bags.

In total, 14 meals cost around $75.00 - this is an average of $5.35 per meal for a family of four (three eaters, but I eat enough for two people these days, so go with four). Not only that, but our meals will be easy and, for the most part, well balanced.  A couple of tips I have if you plan to embark on a freezer meal journey: 

  • DO  NOT buy store brand freezer bags.  Go with Hefty or Ziploc. I made that mistake one time and had SO MANY bags burst.  It was infuriating to have fully prepared meals exploding out of bags.
  • Make a list. Stick to it. Also, use your recipe list to group all of the items for each meal together before you prep anything.  This way, you wont use all of the pineapple for one meal when it is supposed to be used with three different meals, for example. 
  • Always put in your meat and loose ingredients first, then pour the sauce overtop - it just makes things easier.
  • Prelabel your bags before making the meals.  Seems obvious to me, but you never know ;)

Onto the recipes! Here are 8 different meal options that I made today. Recipes that make more than one day’s worth of food are noted as well:

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Thanksgiving, well the holidays in general, can be a hard time for some people! It means a lot of family gatherings with your parents, siblings, extended relatives, and friends. And while it can be such an enjoyable time, it can also be difficult for vegans since not everyone is very accepting of the lifestyle.

Some things to keep in mind so that your Thanksgiving can run smoothly and you can stick to your beliefs and avoid any conflicts.

  • Bring your own dish. Bringing your own dish to family gatherings is totally acceptable! This way you can help contribute with the cooking and make sure there will be vegan friendly food for you to eat! If you offer to bring some sort of main dish and an appetizer then you will be set. We have some recipes compiled here if you would like to take a look! This is a great opportunity to share some delicious meals and show people veganism is not so bad after all!
  • Let your host know that you are vegan. Let them know so they don’t go out of their way to prepare anything they think you might like. Let them know you will be bringing a dish to share and you will eat that. You do not have to feel bad about not eating their meals.
  • After letting your host know ahead of time that you’re vegan, if your host insists on making you something vegan in addition to your own dishes, help them out- help them find easy recipes that are vegan, and guide them in the basics of vegan cooking. Make the dish together!
  • Don’t try to preach your beliefs to everyone. Try to just enjoy spending time with your family and don’t try to convince everyone to go vegan. There is a time and a place, but starting a conflict with all of your friends and family on Thanksgiving is probably not the right time for that. Enjoy everyone’s company and talk about other things.
  • With that said, still defend yourself. Don’t let everyone else be rude about your lifestyle or make jokes about you. You aren’t shoving your beliefs at them and they should be equally respectful. Be honest about the reasons you are doing this and stand firm with your beliefs.
  • If you aren’t used to sitting at a table around animal products, it can be very disturbing to see people eating things like turkey. Be prepared for this, and try to focus on the faces of the people around you and the conversations rather than what’s on the table.

Make sure to check out our recipes post as well to get some ideas for what to cook!

Not Quite Date Night || Ryan & Eric

After living with Ryan for so long, Eric had gotten used to their routine and the down time they usually spent together after they both finished their work for the day. It was nice, and Eric enjoyed it immensely, but if there was anything he loved more, it was doing something special for no reason at all. Eric didn’t have to go digging through the recipe book that he’d compiled so long ago for the tilapia recipe his father had shown him. He didn’t have to be humming along to a song he’d heard on the radio this morning as he finished putting everything together on two plates. He hadn’t needed to buy more candles to decorate the dining room table with. Though, there was a reason for it. They’d decided to watch some of the videos from the agency they were using to find a surrogate, and Eric had insisted upon cooking a nice dinner for the two of them so they’d both be in a good mood. As if anything could sour Eric’s mood right now. Once their two plates were set down across from each other on the dining room table, Eric realized he didn’t know where Ryan had disappeared to, and called out, “Ryan! Dinner’s ready!”



Today, I have a little bit more of a “bloggy” post. I have been trying to figure out the best way to show you some of my bullet journal journey and evolution. I dabbled with making a video, with making a post with a bunch of photos… etc. I finally settled on these four photos. The top two are clearly from May, and the bottom are more recent. The ones on the left show how I organize my weekly schedule, and the ones on the right is my daily schedule.

I started bullet journaling in April, so I am by no means top notch at this. I just saw someone make a video on it, and I thought, hey, I should do that, it will really help me organize my life. Which is has. It took a while to find the right flow, but the bullet journal method is a life saver for me. So, that being said I have a few pointers/things I wish I knew before starting a bullet journal…

First of all, there are no rules. You get to do whatever you want, however you want to. I used to feel guilty that I didn’t follow the traditional “bullet journal method” but still called my journal one. Until I realized that “who cares!” bullet journaling is all about making your journal the most efficient way to organize your daily life, and how you do that is according to YOU.

Second, do look at other peoples journals for inspiration, not conditions. This goes back to the above. You don’t have to be an artist, you don’t have write in calligraphy, or cursive, or colors, or anything! So looking at someone else’s journal and crying about how yours would never look like that, is stupid. Be ok with your journal being messy or boring at first. Get organization ideas and tips from them, but implement them in your own journal with your own layout and style. 

Third, bullet journaling takes time. It takes a few good months before you find what works for you. Every month look back and take stock of the pages you wasted and didn’t find useful. Then put into place new pages that you want to try. Keep changing it up until you find what helps you make the most of your time. 

The best changes I made to my journal was simplifying. I went from over the top monthly’s, to a simple calendar and about 4-5 habits to track. I added weekly’s, which really help me prepare for the week a head (duh). I also stopped caring about having a crazy color coated key for tracking my days. I now just use my highlighters to organize my daily tasks into three simple groups.

I certainly have what some might call a “minimalist” bullet journal. My week consists of 4 pages (that is including the daily’s) and my monthly 2. If I feel the urge, I do add others, such as a favorites page, and a few compilations, recipes, to-do’s, etc. 

Ok. I think that is about it. I probably could keep going, but I am sure that this post is already pretty boring for most of you :) I would like to encourage you, if you are a person who loves keeping a planner, do try out the bullet journal method. It is not only a great way to put pen to paper, there is also a beautiful and fun community out there for you to join!

Most of all have fun and share your own bullet journals with me if you have one!


New books for MAY 2014!!

  • Effortless Bento
  • What Did You Eat Yesterday vol 2
  • From the New World part 4
  • eBook: Knights of Sidonia 3
  • eBook:Knights of Sidonia 4
  • eBook:Chi’s Sweet Home 1
  • eBook: Chi’s Sweet Home 2
  • eBook: Twin Spica vol 16 (final vol)

A good month for foodies! What Did You Eat is obviously a must for manga readers who also appreciate a well drawn meal. But for those who wish to taste modern Japanese meals, Effortless Bento is the bento box bible! Compiling 300 recipes to fill your bento boxes this book from the editors of Shufunotomo Publishing has every must have bento dish and side imaginable!

Want a soup bento? It’s got it.

Want a veggie focused bento? There are dozens of vegetarian recipes in here.

Looking for something sweet to pack in your box? Yup. Effortless Bento has it.

Our biggest cookbook yet is gonna be that next must buy for everyone who has ever wondered…What should I eat tomorrow?