Gen/Family Bonding 2242 Words Fluff Stephanie Brown, Bruce Wayne AO3 Link CEC Universe
Serving Sizes Are a Myth
The study is quiet when Stephanie Brown notices Damian Wayne standing in the doorway, looking in at her on the couch and Bruce leaning back in his office chair. Damian’s expression is hard to read, maybe boredom, and he observes them for a minute before speaking.
“I was instructed to inform you that it is dinner time,” Damian says.
“Ugh,” Stephanie says, slumping against the arm of the couch. “Hard pass, but thanks.”
“Tell Alfred we’re skipping dinner,” Bruce says.
There’s a flash of surprise on Damian’s face and then he asks, “Shall I tell him you are ill?”
“I already ate,” Stephanie says, sighing. “And now I’m sick.”
59. Wasabi Peas: About ⅓ cup of these green treats.
60. Balsamic Veggies: 3 cups raw peppers (any color!) dipped in 2 tablespoons balsamic reduction.
61. Cheesy Roasted Asparagus: Four spears (spritzed with olive-oil spray) and topped with 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, baked for 10 minutes at 400°.
62. Cucumber salad: One large cucumber (sliced) with 2 tablespoons chopped red onion and 2 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar.
63. Spinach and Feta Egg-White Scramble: Three egg whites scrambled and mixed with ½ cup raw spinach and 1 tbsp feta cheese. Cook in frying pan or zap in microwave until egg whites are no longer runny (about 1-2 minutes).
64. Crunchy Kale Salad: 1 cup kale leaves chopped with 1 teaspoon honey and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
65. Chick Pea Salad: ¼ chickpeas with 1 tablespoon sliced scallions, a squeeze of lemon juice, and ¼ cup diced tomatoes.
66. Grilled Garlic Corn on the Cob: One small-sized ear brushed with 1 teaspoon sautéed minced garlic and 1 teaspoon olive oil, grilled until tender.
67. Pretzels & Cream Cheese: 15 mini pretzel sticks with 2 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese.
68. Bacon Brussels Salad: Seven brussel spouts thinly sliced and mixed with one piece lean bacon, chopped.
69. Rosemary Potatoes: ⅓ cup thinly sliced potato tossed with 1 teaspoons olive oil and a teaspoon of chopped rosemary.
70. Spicy Black Beans: ¼ cup black beans with 1 tablespoon salsa and 1 tablespoon non-fat Greek yogurt.
71. Caprese Salad: 1 ounce (hockey puck sized) of fresh mozzarella with ½ cup cherry tomatoes and 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar.
72. Goldfish: About 40 fishies…try the cheddar kind!
73. Chips n’ Salsa: 10 baked tortilla chips with ¼ cup salsa.
74. Mini Ham Sandwich: Two slices honey-baked ham with 2 teaspoons honey mustard rolled in a lettuce leaf.
75. Lox Bagel: ½ whole-wheat mini bagel with two thin slices of lox.
SWEET N SALTY 76. Chocolate Trail Mix: Eight almonds, four chocolate chips, and 1 tablespoon raisins.
77. Apples and Cheese: 1 non-fat mozzarella cheese stick with half of a baseball-sized apple (any variety), sliced.
78. PB & Celery: 1 medium celery stalk with 1 tablespoon peanut butter.
79. Cottage Cheese Melon Boat: 1 cup melon balls with ½ cup non-fat cottage cheese.
80. Carrot and Raisin Salad: 1 cup shaved carrots with 2 tablespoons raisins and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
81. Tropical Cottage Cheese: ½ cup non-fat cottage cheese with ½ cup fresh mango and pineapple, chopped.
82. Blue-Cheese Stuffed Apricots: Three dried apricots with 1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese.
83. Rice Cake and Almond Butter: One rice cake (try brown rice!) with 2 teaspoons almond butter.
84. Sweet n’ Spicy Pecans: Five pecans roasted with 2 teaspoons maple syrup and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
85. Apples n’ Peanut Butter: ½ an apple, sliced and dipped in 1 teaspoon natural peanut butter.
86. Chocolate Hazelnut Crackers: Four wheat thins dipped in 1 teaspoon Nutella (or other hazelnut spread).
87. Strawberry Salad: 1 cup raw spinach with ½ cup sliced strawberries and 1 tablespoon balsamic.
88. Cacao-Roasted Almonds: Pop in eight almonds like these!
After last week’s heat wave, this week’s been downright autumnal; but not even a little (or a lot of) rain could dampen our mood on Canada Day (ask Ottawans!), especially when you get to have a slice of this yummy
Maple and Mustard Pork Roast! Happy Sunday!
The day before, make the brine. In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar and coarse sea salt. Stir in boiling water, until dissolved. Once dissolved, stir in
Canadian Maple Syrup, long pepper, sage, garlic and ice water. Place pork roast in a large zip-lock bag, and pour brine over it. Close bag tightly, and keep in the refrigerator overnight.
The next day, remove pork roast from the zip-lock bag, and place in a baking dish, along with 1/3 cup of the brine (discard the rest) and ¼ cup water. Roast at 400°, 1 hour.
Meanwhile, melt Apple Jelly in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in Maple Syrup and whole-grain mustard; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until mixture thickens and coats the back of a xooden spoon, about 5 minutes. Generously brush pork roast with Maple and Mustard glaze and return to the oven. Roast, 10 minutes at 410°, until golden brown and caramelized.
Maple and Mustard Pork Roast, and serve drizzled with sauce.
Below are just some of the faux meat products available at
many supermarkets, health food stores, and co-ops. Some grocery chains, such as
Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market, also offer store-brand options.
Cincinnati Chili Dog by Field Roast
The Cincinnati Chili Dog by Field Roast
Cedar Lake Deli
Franks, Tofu Links, Tofu Franks
Dogs, Smart Dogs Jumbo, Tofu Pups
SoyBoy Not Dogs,
Tofurky Hot Dogs,
Jumbo Hot Dogs
Yves Meatless Hot
Dog, Meatless Jumbo Dog, The Good Dog, Tofu Dog
Gardein Burger With Vegan Cheese (via Mike Hipp)
Amy’s Kitchen All
American Burger, Bistro Burger, California Veggie Burger, Quarter Pound Veggie
Burger, Texas Burger, Sonoma Veggie Burger, Black Bean Veggie Burger
Beyond Meat The
Beast Burger, Beastly Sliders
Boca Original Vegan
Ultimate Beefless Burger and Sliders, Garden Veggie Burger, Chipotle Black Bean
Burger and Sliders
Bean Chipotle Veggie Burgers, Veggie Medley Veggie Burgers
Quorn Vegan Burgers
Sol Cuisine Burger
Yves Meatless Beef
Sandwich with Tofurky Deli Slices
Sandwich with Tofurky Deli Slices
Field Roast Thin
Deli Sliced Field Roast (Lentil Sage, Wild Mushroom, Smoked Tomato)
Deli (Ham, Pepperoni, Turkey, Bologna)
Tofurky Deli Slices
(Oven Roasted, Peppered, Hickory Smoked, Italian Deli, Bologna Style, Roast
Beef Style, Smoked Ham Style, Pepperoni)
Newest machine completed. Many thanks to Saylor Guitars for crafting the body out of Oregon Alder. Sanded and finished with grey MinWax and spray polyurethane. Loaded with a Mastery Bridge and McNelly Pickups P90’s. Neck is from Warmoth and is an awesome roasted maple with stainless steel frets and locking Sperzel tuners.
The adventure squad headed to the mountains to brave freezing temperatures, heavy rain, ice, fog and snow for my birthday. It was splendid. We rendezvoused at Veggie Grill in Pasadena, enjoyed a delicious lunch then carpooled to the trailhead. There are no roads leading to the hut, only narrow trails heading up the mountain. We put on our packs and slowly hiked up the steep trail towards the ski hut. The fog was rolling in, sometimes encapsulating us. The rain was heavier than expected but we knew there would be a nice fire going once we arrived at the hut. At 8,300ft the altitude of the hut did have an effect on us. The hike is relatively strenuous when you carry a decent sized pack but we all made it safe and sound.
The Ski Hut was built in 1937 and is run by the Sierra Club (R.I.P. John Muir) and staying here is like traveling back in time. Wood burning stoves heat the hut while also constantly boiling and heating large kettles of water. You can have a nice cup of coffee or tea anytime of the day which was delightful. Water from a spring is piped into the kitchen and is always flows through the hut.
We successfully backpacked with a birthday cake again! This time my wife made a Vegan Cookies ‘N Cream Cake and it was far beyond delicious. The trick to backpacking with a birthday cake is freezing all of the components and building it on sight.
My brother and I unearthed the most recent issue of Backpacker Magazine in the hut which was from 1978. And how I love looking at pictures of all the vintage gear. I’m glad they made the gear so durable back then because I have plenty of 70’s gear in my arsenal.
This magical place is just one hour away from downtown Los Angeles.