this is my go to recipe for fries!

#8 CAPITOL HOT CHOCOLATE

The moment I slide into my chair I’m served an enormous platter of food.  Eggs, ham, piles of fried potatoes.  A tureen of fruit sits in ice to keep it chilled.  The basket of rolls they set before me would keep my family going for a week. There’s an elegant glass of orange juice.  At least, I think it’s orange juice.  I’ve only even tasted an orange once, at New Year’s when my father bought one as a special treat.  A cup of coffee.  My mother adores coffee, which we could almost never afford, but it only tastes bitter and thin to me.  A rich brown cup of something I’ve never seen.

“They call it hot chocolate,” says Peeta.  "It’s good.“

I take a sip of the hot, sweet, creamy liquid and a shudder runs through me.  Even though the rest of the meal beckons, I ignore it until I’ve drained my cup. Peeta is still eating, breaking off bits of roll and dipping them in hot chocolate.


When Katniss first heads to the Capitol on the train, she tastes hot chocolate for the first time and is swept away. Girl knows what’s good.

Hot chocolate comes back up later in the book, and Katniss mimics what she saw Peeta doing, which is ripping off bits of roll and dipping it. Such a simple gesture, like a natural reaction. My Everlarked heart be like

Prompts in Panem is coming this week, and we all know that hot chocolate is best paired with a blanket and a dose of wonderful Everlark stories contributed by the amazing writers of this fandom. Patterned pajamas are totally optional, but completely encouraged.

I’m having none of that watered down cocoa powder shit. Please be kind to your taste buds. Get some good-quality chocolate and make the real deal.

English is not my first language so bear with me


To make super rich & creamy Capitol Hot Chocolate you gonna need:

  • 250ml of milk
  • 5 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream (30%)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 50g of good quality dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa content)
  • 1/3 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon of chili powder

Cinnamon and chili are optional, but both go with hot chocolate really well. Especially chili. You can add vanilla essence instead. Whatever you like.

Non suitable for children version anyone? Because while hot chocolate is nice, red wine is even nicer. You can also add Baileys, rum (I’m looking at you @thegirlfromoverthepond), tequila or just basically any kind of flavored liquor. This stuff is rich and decadent as heck. You have been warned. Two words: couch coma.

#1 Heat milk, heavy cream, sugar, chili and cinnamon in a heavy-bottom saucepan on medium heat. Stir constantly. Bring it to just below boiling point.

#2 Add chopped chocolate and stir until chocolate melts. Let it boil a little.

#3 Cook on low heat stirring constantly until chocolate is smooth and creamy. Like this:

#4 Immediately pour into a mug and serve.

*drumroll*

If you make everything right, you get this beautiful sight:

I topped mine with milky dragees and caramel crumble. So beautiful. Somebody call Vogue.


Happy Prompts in Panem weekend! Enjoy!


previous recipes

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Going to be posting these little ficlets every day from now until the end of December! I’ll post these in a collection on AO3 at the end of every week. Please forgive any glaring mistakes! Enjoy!

It’s the Thought that Counts

Will threw the pieces of fried dough into the trash in frustration. Smudges of flour dotted his face and the recipe he had printed out was half ruined from dropping it in the oil. So much for surprising Hannibal.

The door to their apartment, a small, cramped and cold place on the fifth floor that overlooked the icy waters of Nova Scotia, creaked open.

“What is that smell?” Hannibal sniffed the air and peered into the kitchen, a small bag of groceries in his hand.

Will was sure he made quite the sight standing in the small kitchen, covered in flour and vegetable oil, arms crossed and n face scrunched in annoyance. Hannibal looked at him with curiosity, amusement, and affection as he crossed the few steps between them. Reaching Will, he wiped at some of the flour on Will’s nose.

“What happened here? You look like you just lost a battle with the kitchen, darling.”

“I was trying to make those cookies, or whatever they are. The ones you mentioned a couple nights ago. That you always had as a kid near Christmastime in Lithuania.” Will’s lips pouted, and he leaned his head on Hannibal’s shoulder with a groan.

Hannibal’s eyes twinkled with amazement at all the little ways Will continued to surprise him. “You mean the ausuki?”

“I knew you could make them better than I could. But I thought it would be nice to make something for you. Since you always cook for me.” Will paused, his hand curling on Hannibal’s shoulder, twisting the dark, wool fabric of Hannibal’s coat.

Hannibal chuckled slightly, with his finger he took some of the flour sticking to Will’s nose and rubbed some on his own, “And now we are both a mess, my dear, thoughtful boy.”

Hannibal leaned in and kissed Will softly, resting his hands on the side of Will’s neck and letting the kiss deepen, as their kisses almost always did, pressing Will harder back against the counter.

Will broke the kiss after a good while, gesturing to the stove. “I burnt most of them. And none of them taste right. And the whole place is going to smell like oil and disappointment for the rest of the day.”

“A bit dramatic, dear? Don’t you think? Hannibal took Will’s hand and kissed it gently, his other hand caressing Will’s hip in tiny circles.

Will threaded his fingers through Hannibal’s, “I guess. I just wanted you to know that I…care.” The last word came out a bit stunted. It was still a struggle sometimes for him to verbalize certain emotions.

“It was an inspired idea, Will.” Hannibal pulled away abruptly, hung his jacket on the hooks by the door, and rolled up his sleeves. “I’ll teach you how to make them. We can do it together.”

Will still felt a bit like moping, but he didn’t protest as Hannibal prepared more dough. “Here, you roll it like this,” Hannibal said, coming up behind Will and pressing his chest to Will’s back. Hannibal placed his hands over Will’s on the rolling pin and moved it slowly, steadily back and forth.

“I hope this slight setback isn’t going to discourage any more romantic gestures like these. I rather enjoy the thought and care you put into doing this for me.” Hannibal pressed a few open-mouthed kisses to Will’s neck as they continued to roll the dough flat.

Will paused for a moment, leaning his head back and kissing Hannibal on the cheek, a smile spreading across his face. “I’ll keep that in mind.”


(Side note: I literally have no idea if this really is a Lithuanian Christmas thing. Google said so though.)

Best zucchini ever!!!

So I was messing around in the kitchen, trying to make a side to go with the steak Jon was grilling. I knew I have two zucchini a but no eggs or bread crumbs (I usually make baked zucchini fries). So I seasoned them with Italian seasoning and tolled them on the grill with the steaks.

No surprise them smelled like pizza so Jon said lets sprinkle cheese on them right off the grill.

AMAZING. We hardly used any cheese and happened to have a Mexican blend of shredded cheese (not my favorite). They literally came out like little pizzas!!!!

Jon doesn’t even like zucchini but he ate as much as I did. I have never seen him eat veggies before steak but he couldn’t stop. So I had to share this.

🔹Zucchini sliced to about half an inch
🔹seasoned with Italian spices (come in a jar labeled as such lol nothing fancy
🔹grilled or baked to your preferences
🔹sprinkle with shredded cheese as soon as they come off of the grill or out of the over

This isn’t something I even would have thought of. I usually put mozz on zucchini if anything but the Italian seasoning really kicked it up to a pizza level 😍

Homemade Vegan Taco Recipe 🍴
Shells:
- Corn tortillas fried and shaped in vegetable oil
Filling:
- Steamed Rice
- Pinto Beans
Topping:
- Salsa Linda; Avocado chunks, Tomatos, Jalapeños, Yellow Peppers, and Lemon Juice.

Sweet potato fries for lunch 🍠 It’s so easy and delicious with guac  Preheat your oven to 250°C (475°F). Chop the sweet potato into fries (peel them before if you want to) , line them on a baking paper or non-stick baking sheet and pour lemon juice, curry powder and pepper. Bake for 15mn and flip them for 10 more minutes or until they’re crispy.

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Latest obsession: fried tofu

Every since ordering these at a vegetarian thai restaurant, I’ve been making these nonstop. In the last picture is the sweet chili sauce- which I believe is ESSENTIAL with the tofu. Even though there’s a picture of fried chicken on the bottle, it’s completely vegan. (ft. my little sister sneaking in another bite in the background)

Recipe but not really: 

Keep reading

My new favorite dinner is so easy and delicious ! Lettuce wraps with pico de gallo, guacamole and curry flavored sweet potato fries. It’s perfect for a rawtil4 diet, it’s gluten free and the fries are oil-free ! 🍟

RECIPE :

Pico de Gallo : 1 diced tomato, a few pieces of chopped onion, cilantro and jalapeño 🍅

Guacamole : mash with a fork half an avocado with lemon juice and pepper

Sweet potato fries : Preheat your oven to 250°C (475°F). Chop the sweet potato into fries (peel them before if you want to) , line them on a baking paper or non-stick baking sheet and pour lemon juice, curry powder and pepper. Bake for 15mn and flip them for 10 more minutes or until they’re crispy.

Then I just make a wrap using lettuce leaves, a few fries, guaca and pico de gallo, so good !

Completed week #1 of Vegetarian Detox

I actually did it. I knew uploading a meal everyday on Instagram , discussing it on here and sticking to buying only certain foods would help. But, it was a challenge. I wanted to buy, cook and eat meat by the 3rd day. Especially fried meat( pork, beef or chicken). But, I didn’t. What is more interesting is that I didn’t get a real craving or sweet tooth until the weekend. Since, I’m no saint, I bought some candy. Shrug. I can’t deprive myself of Everything everyday. But, my intake of veggies in some way in most meals throughout the day, Every Day is impressive. One week completed. Two more to go @sbrown82. I Will include more veggie and fruit smoothies ( shout out to @hautepreneur) , more veggie based recipes ( shout out to @teresia198525 ) continue to upload pics on Instagram ( shout out to @luvnmynaturalcurls ) , use the app ‘fit track’ ( thank you @mypencries ) and yes staying focus on my ultimate goal, because I do see it better because of this detox 😊 @elegantpaws .

Originally posted by jet1282

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So this is a great vegan fried chikn recipe. 

(ignore my terrible nail polish I was working all day) 

you will need 

2 cups of vital wheat gluten flour

2 cups of water

4 tablespoons of active dry yeast

1 tablespoon of salt

spices you can use exactly what you used to use on chicken or fried chicken recipes just don’t over season it. 

I used garlic powder,onion powder,nutritional yeast,paprika, cayenne pepper,celery salt,nutmeg, basil and maybe a few others I always just kinda go with how I’m feeling. 

What your gonna need to do is mix your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and spice to your personal liking, mix the yeast in dry with the rest of the ingredients. Add your water and mix with your hands because this dough gets tough quick. 

Leave in bowl let it sit for 30 min.

In another large pot boil water with vegetable bouillon cubes. Then get a separate pan with your choice of frying oil heating up. 

now your dough is done and you’ll need to cut small piece’s of dough with scissors or a knife. Stretch the pieces out thin and drop them into the water to boil for 3 minutes. 

Then once your pieces are done boiling drop them into a flour mixture/ breading of your choice. Now for this use regular flour with some spices to coat the outside thoroughly. 

Drop the flour covered pieces in hot oil and fry until brown now I like more kick with these so I add chili oil to the frying oil. 

This is for a large batch I kind of got carried away as you can see but still this is a great recipe when your craving comfort foods.

Then you are ready to indulge in deliciousness!

Why it's important to pay attention.

My fiancee and i play in a group and after dispatching some sinspawn and letting the taverm owner know we solved the problem she sent us to look at the others decide to get drunk while myself and half-elf go to the mayor’s to let her know.
Me: i’ve been thinking on a new recipe for potatoes fried in lard in balls. i call them Tots
fiance OOC: wait, did you say tits?

me OOC: no i said TOTS, get your mind out of the gutter!

I love old buildings with the paint chipping off the walls and my dad’s stories about college. I love the freedom of living alone, but I also love things that make me feel seven again. Back then naivety was the norm and skepticism was a foreign language, and I just think every once in a while you need fries and a chocolate milkshake and your mom. I love picking up a cookbook and closing my eyes and opening it to a random page, then attempting to make that recipe. I’ve loved my fans from the very first day, but they’ve said things and done things recently that make me feel like they’re my friends – more now than ever before. I’ll never go a day without thinking about our memories together.

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I love old buildings with the paint chipping off the walls and my dad’s stories about college. I love the freedom of living alone, but I also love things that make me feel seven again. Back then naivety was the norm and skepticism was a foreign language, and I just think every once in a while you need fries and a chocolate milkshake and your mom. I love picking up a cookbook and closing my eyes and opening it to a random page, then attempting to make that recipe. I’ve loved my fans from the very first day, but they’ve said things and done things recently that make me feel like they’re my friends — more now than ever before. I’ll never go a day without thinking about our memories together.

Easy Delicious Recipes to Eat More Veggies (Salads Not Included)

When you’re hungry, you usually don’t crave vegetables. You crave burgers, french fries, hot dogs; comfort food. Veggies get a bad rap for being tasteless and boring. While I can go on about how “fun” salads can be, many people just need … more. “More” being carbs and fats. There’s nothing wrong with carbs and fats, just as long you’re balancing it out in healthy portions and complementing it with veggies.

I found this article on Buzzfeed with veggie-filled recipes that should meet to your standards of delicious and healthy. Here are my faves!

1. Avocado Breakfast Toast

2. Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers

3. Paleo California Rolls

4. Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts With Cranberries and Pecans

5. Crispy Baked Avocado Fries

6. Teriyaki Salmon Bowls With Snap Peas and Sriracha

7. Cheese and Browned Butter Spaghetti Squash

Find these recipes and more here.

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Kai: 『Bring it on Vo2』
custom recipe no. 1

curry spring rolls.

it’s easy to make.
mix the curry with mashed potatoes and lightly add some salt and pepper.
blend in some melting cheese and finish by wrapping it all in the spring roll wraps, that’s all!

this is exquisite.
it’ll make you wanna drink some beer! lol (image 1)

Kai: and I drink!
I couldn’t resist! lol

I’m just gonna get slightly drunk and prepare one more dish! ( ⁼̴̶̤̀ω⁼̴̶̤́ ) (image 2)

Kai: 『Bring it on Vo2』
custom recipe no. 2

the results of me thinking while drinking my beer.
I went with a baked curry that’s really easy to make.

you can also just add cheese to the curry you normally serve.
if you only do just a little retouch,  you fry the rice in butter, add salt and pepper, and serve the rice that you fried in a gratin dish. it’s also delicious if you wanna go a little further and pouch an egg and make it a baked curry with a soft-boiled egg!

by the way, this photo here shows the latter (with the soft-boiled egg).
you can’t see the eeeegg! lol if you cook this with『Bring it on』I will vouch for the taste!  ⁼̴̶̤̀ω⁼̴̶̤́ ) (image 3)

“I love old buildings with the paint chipping off the walls and my dad’s stories about college. I love the freedom of living alone, but I also love things that make me feel seven again. Back then naivety was the norm and skepticism was a foreign language, and I just think every once in a while you need fries and a chocolate milkshake and your mom. I love picking up a cookbook and closing my eyes and opening it to a random page, then attempting to make that recipe. I’ve loved my fans from the very first day, but they’ve said things and done things recently that make me feel like they’re my friends – more now than ever before. I’ll never go a day without thinking about our memories together.”

MacGyver Sauce

If your college cafeteria or campus cafe offers a wide variety of self-serve sauces, you can p. much make anything tastier.

My go-to is marinara with a hefty squirt of sriracha sauce mixed with honey from the drink fixins station at my college’s late night cafe.

The honey works to bring out the sweet flavors of both the sriracha and the marinara, and the sriracha really brings out the tang of the tomatoes in the marinara.

This is an excellent sauce on fried chicken strips, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, you name it!

Make your own MacGyver sauce by experimenting with the sauces available to you - once you find the perfect match, tell all your friends.

Or don’t!

More sauce for you!