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Vegan Lentil Curry

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp graham Marsala
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • ¾ cup lentils
  • handful chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup basmati rice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp sugar

Optional:

  • Naan bread 

Directions:

  1. Mince garlic, onion and ginger. Dice the carrot and cut the bell pepper into thin slices then pan fry with olive oil for 5 minutes. Then add garlic, onion and ginger and cook until the onions become translucent. Stir in curry paste and tomato paste and cook for one minute stirring the ingredients around in the pan. Add 2 cup of water and lentils then bring to a boil. In the mean time cook the rice in 1 ½ cups of water. 
  2. Let the lentils soften for 10 minutes then add the remaining ingredients, stirring well to combine them. Cook with the lid for 15-20 on medium low heat. 
  3. Once the rice has cooked completely remove from the stove and serve some of it into a bowl. Add your lentil curry and serve with some delicious naan bread. Enjoy!
Recipe: Fiddlehead Risotto

Description: A creamy rice dish served with sautéed fern heads. It’s a little bland. 

Game ingredients: Oil, Fiddlehead Fern, Garlic

This recipe restores 225 energy and 101 health. It can be obtained from the Cooking Channel. It sells for 350g. 

Difficulty: Medium, 1 hour. Serves 3.

I set the difficulty to medium because it can be a little labour intensive for some, but don’t be scared off by that! It’s mostly because it requires some extra precision. Also, contrary to the description, it’s not bland.

Risotto: 
-400g Arborio rice, or any other Italian short-grain rice
-5 cups/1.2L vegetable broth
-1 cup white wine
-2 cloves garlic
-1 small onion
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-½ teaspoon each of salt, pepper, and oregano
-½ cup grated parmesan cheese
-2 tablespoons butter

Fiddleheads:
-230g fiddleheads
-2 tablespoons butter
-Pinch of garlic powder
-Salt and pepper, to taste

Soak the fiddleheads in a bowl of cold water for a few minutes, and then drain in a colander and rinse off excess bits of leaves to clean them. Remove any darkened bits. Put off to the side. 

Boil the vegetable broth in a saucepan over high heat, and then reduce to low heat and simmer to keep it warm. Mince the garlic and finely chop the onion. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high, and then add in the garlic and onion and sauté for 5 minutes or til soft, stirring frequently. 

Reduce the heat to medium. Add the rice to the garlic and onion, along with the salt, pepper, and oregano. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent the rice from being burned while frying, and then add the white wine. Stir the wine into the rice until it’s mostly all absorbed. The smell of the garlic, onion, and wine will be pretty strong, so don’t lean in too close.

With a ladle, add ½ cup of vegetable broth at a time to the rice. Stir constantly until almost all the broth is absorbed, and then add another ½ cup of broth. Repeat this process for about 25 minutes, or until the rice is creamy and tender with a slightly firm centre. If you run out of broth and the rice needs more liquid, use hot water until it’s done.

Before the rice is complete, pour about 4 or 5 cups of water into a medium saucepan and cook over high on a separate burner. If you’ve timed it well, the rice will be done by the time the water boils. Turn off the heat on the rice and place a lid on it to keep it warm. 

Place the fiddleheads in the boiling water and cook for 7 minutes, and then drain the water in a colander. 

In a frying pan, melt the butter over medium-high, and then add the fiddleheads. Add the salt, pepper, and garlic powder and sauté until tender. 

Combine the fiddleheads into the pot of rice, leaving a few extra to drop on top before serving. 

Fiddlehead Risotto is creamy and delicious, and the fiddleheads offer a refreshing taste against the starch of the rice. It’s an excellent combination.

-SVR

Charm Making 101

Making your own charm is as easy as baking a cake, with no baking.

First let’s explore what makes a charm a charm. 

charm [CHärm] n. 

      a collection of materials placed into a color specific bag used to send and receive specific vibrations from the universe. A satellite dish if you will. Carrying these little bundles of magic with you everywhere you go is one of the easiest ways to communicate your wants and needs with the universe.

Step One: Figuring out your intentions

Every charm has a specific intent behind it. Without one, it’s just a bag of rocks and dirt. Figure out what you need the most in your life right now. This could be anything from romantic love to quick cash to even inner peace

Step Two: Understanding the skeleton

What in the world do skeletons have to do with charms? Well, the skeleton of a charm is essentially the building blocks you need. All of the really powerful charms I have made have come equipped with a leafy green, a flower, a base, a bag, and a mineral. 

Leafy Green.

The leafy green is a plant material. This can be dried herbs or simple green foliage from a specific plant that gives off good vibrations through its leaves.

The Flower.

The flower is there to work with the other leafy green and encompass a specific property all in one bundle.

The Mineral

The mineral is there to push out the signal. Incorporating crystals and rocks add an antenna to your satellite dish.

The Bag.

The bag is a little string draw satchel that is a specific color depending on what your intentions are (green for money, pink for love, etc). Every little satchel is just a method for energy to be carried around. The longer you are with it, the more energy and intention you put into it.

The Base.

Now last but not least is the base. This is something that can absorb any negative energy but can also add a little substance to your charm bag. The base is tricky but very versatile. A majority of the time rice is a really good base but things like garden or graveyard dirt can be used.

Step Three: Research

I’ve found the easiest way to accomplish this step it to work backwards. Instead of looking for a specific material that you need for a charm, figure out what the materials you have already do and see if they apply. You’d be surprised how versatile a lot of materials are. A lot of good resources can be found on the internet if you look up “(Material name)’s magical properties”. Just those three words can give you a solid amount of websites to read. On top of that, you can check out the WiccanInk page. If you’re not on mobile, there are links at the top labeled “Herbs”, “Color Magic”, and “Stones” (conveniently hyperlinked here for you as well).

Step Four: Cleansing and charging

This is arguably one of the most important steps in this process. You can have the best material combination in the world but if your crystal isn’t charged, then it isn’t going to work. Take the time to purify and charge all materials before adding them to any magic work, let alone charm work. Here are some good cleansing methods and the best way to charge any item it to leave it out in the sun for a full day.

Step Five: Putting it all together

At this stage you have gathered all your materials, cleansed everything, and charged it with your intent. You can now add the ingredients to the bag. The order I like to use is base, mineral, leafy green, then flower. You can do it anyway you like but I’ve found that this method just looks prettier. When you are adding all the ingredients be sure to visualize yourself succeeding in whatever part of your life you want to improve. Do this work in front of your altar and away from the rest of the world. Find a quiet spot in your head so you can really focus on your life needs.

Take your time. Work with your charm. After a little bit you will be able to feel the energy it is giving off and you will realize every charm has it’s own personality. At the end, tie three knots in the cord to tie up the bag and with each knot think about what you already have. For example if you’re working on a charm to improve your wealth, think about three instances where you are wealthy enough. Thank the universe for the instances and understand that you can still receive more.

Following these steps will hopefully lead you to successful charm work. Take your time and remember everything needs practice.

Blessed Be

-Alerisa

show of hands plz

I’m curious to know how many of you read Taltos, and IF YOU DID were you like really all that shocked by the bird aliens cause cmon this lady is fucking WEIRD didn’t yall know that by now 

When you romanticized someone, you’re making him or her to better suit to your idealistic expectations and making that person better than they actually are.

This is what I see with Chaorice. Despite the many wrong things he’d done and it was shown throughout the entire series what he’d did, there are fans who have put him on a high pedestal and romanticized his character as someone good, someone kind, someone ideal. In real life, a character like Chaorice is far from ideal. He’d be an utterly horrible person and you wouldn’t want someone like him as a boyfriend, not when he hurts and mistreats your friends. Azazel is the exact same but that’s another story.

Nina calling him cruel and terrible is right because he is that. He is cruel, he is malicious, he is remorseless and he is not kind. He is intelligent, he is arrogant, he is capricious and he lacks empathy. He knows what he’s doing. He’s not a fool. He just essentially declared a war with the gods, uncaring of what is going to actually happen afterwards.

He stormed into Cocytus, killed the demons there, destroyed the place, enslaved them and used them in a hideous blood sport that is the exact same as the Roman gladiators. He killed the lower dominion gods and stole something of theirs for his own use just because he can. He wants power, he has power. He found out that Jeanne has a very special and powerful child, someone he can use and he sent solders to pursued them. He is the reason why Jeanne is in the prison, why she and her son are split up and why she did what she could to make sure Mugaro/El lived. 

You can like a character like Chaorice but you must also accept his many flaws and imperfections. I like Azazel but I also know that he is incredibly skewed. 

It’s okay if you like these types of characters, no one said you shouldn’t. However, it’s not okay when you take them and turn to them that idealistic, unrealistic versions to make them better than who they are when they aren’t.

Sony Announces “Angry Birds 2″ for 2019

Originally posted by mai-fanblog

When the original Angry Birds film earned $349.7 million worldwide — on a $73 million budget — it was obvious this film was destined for a sequel. After all, Sony Animation has made three sequels to the less successful Open Season ($197 million worldwide, 2006). 

Less expected was that this film could be something enjoyable. The mix of experience in cartoon projects enjoyed by adults and kids alike gives me hope.

Thurop Van Orman (Adventure Time writer, creator of Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack) will direct the sequel alongside co-director John Rice (King of the Hill, Rick & Morty), with Ice Age scribe Peter Ackerman (also of FXX’s The Americans) writing the script. 

The September 20, 2019, release will be just a few months shy of the Angry Birds app’s 10th anniversary. 

- Courtney ( @harmonicacave )