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Ratatouille Pasta

This is my recipe for Ratatouille Pasta that’s bomb as hell and I eat it by the bucket load. It takes about 30 mins.

Ingredients:
•Pasta
•Bunch of cherry tomatoes
•Zucchini and/or Eggplant
•Bell pepper
•Onion
•Dried Mixed herbs
•Balsamic vinegar/whatever vinegar you have on hand
•Garlic in whatever form
•Salt
•Pepper
•Oil

Optional:
•Chilli/red pepper flakes if you want heat
•Fresh herbs if you have them like thyme, oregano, basil
•Parmesan or Yeast Flakes to make it vegan

Method:
1. Oven goes on at 220C/425F

2. Toss cherry tomatoes with a couple tablespoons of oil, salt and pepper and stick in the oven in a small dish

3. Chop up zucchini, eggplant, peppers and onion into cubes and toss with ¼ cup oil, 2 tsb vinegar, a couple cloves of garlic, herbs, salt, pepper and chilli if you want. I like my flavours hella strong so I go overboard always. Chuck in the oven on a tray, single layered

4. Cook up some pasta & save a little cup of pasta water

5. Toss the vegetables after 20 mins and put them back in for another 10-15 until they’re golden and delicious looking

6. Pour cherry tomatoes which should be all blistered and juicy and beautiful into drained pasta, and add a dash of pasta water to create a sauce. Add roasted vegetables and toss.

7. Add any extras on top like fresh herbs, parmesan or yeast flakes etc. Go wild with the salt and pepper if you fancy. Et voila!

i know this is graphic and very disturbing, but i often get asked “what’s wrong with eating eggs”. all male chicks hatched into the egg industry are suffocated or ground alive within their first hours of life. and the poor hens suffer, what i think, might be an even worse fate. please don’t support this. please go vegan.

Fatphobes are so ugly

You don’t know a fat person’s health by just looking at them. Just like how you don’t know a thin person’s health by looking at them. You are not my doctor.

Even if a fat person is unhealthy so fucking what? It’s none of your business. Fat people don’t owe you an apology for existing.

Amazing how if a fat person refuses to only eat salads or dares to eat in public, you think you have the right to harass them. As if the world revolves around you. You never give thin people shit for eating unhealthy foods, so why bother an innocent fat person? Oh right, you don’t see us as people.

As far as eating healthy goes, you don’t know by looking at someone if they have a food allergy. Or have food sensitivities or other food issues like my sensory issues. You also don’t know how accessible or affordable healthy foods are for them. Or if they have the time and spoons required to cook healthy foods. Are you going to buy healthy groceries and cook healthy foods for a fat person? No? Then shut the fuck up and let us buy and eat what we want.

If a fat person wants to work out, you ridicule them. If a fat person doesn’t want to work out or can’t, you ridicule them. So how the fuck are we supposed to exercise if we get shit for going to the gym? You can’t claim you want us to exercise and then mock us when we do.

A person’s worth is not dependent on their clothing sizes or weight. Do us all a favor and super glue your computer and lips shut.

-Mod Egg

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#679 Baby  - It is said that when a Honedge egg hatches, a departed spirit inhabits this Pokemon’s blade. Initially born with a dull blade, Honedge hatchlings will remain sheathed until their tassel-like arm is strong enough to attach onto others, and they have fully developed a sharp edge to attack with. After feeding off of other’s life energy, this Pokemon will quickly become a mature Honedge.

#679.5 - In preparation for evolution, Honedge spend much of their time strengthening their skills and seeking out as much energy as possible. When they are nearing the natural end of their stage, Honedge will find a secluded place where it will begin to divide into two swords. The division process is disorienting, but not painful, as long as the Pokemon has previously stocked up on life energy. Their bodies are malleable during this state, and after splitting, they work together telepathically to form excess material into a plaque.

#680.5 - Doublade work together to flawlessly coordinate complex attacks and swordplay maneuvers. In order to evolve, Doublade search for ancient battle grounds, where the energy of fallen knights sparks the process. Evolving Doublade will line-up back to back, merging their bodies and consciousnesses into one. Similarly, their sheathes will begin to combine into a powerful shield. Once the process is done, the newly formed Aegislash is said to be able to detect those who are destined to be King. Trainers can attempt to replicate the evolution process by exposing their Doublade to a Dusk Stone.

Named: Daghast (baby) - Honedge - Dualice - Doublade - Flamerge - Aegislash

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for when you only have the energy to open a can of beans

ingredients:

  • can of refried beans (if, like me, you’re vegetarian, make sure you’re buying the vegetarian variety)
  • tortilla

optional ingredients:

  • shredded cheese
  • lettuce
  • cooked meat
  • condiments

instructions:

  • open a can of refried beans.
  • open a package of tortillas.
  • use a spoon to scoop some beans onto the tortilla. spread the beans out and roll the tortilla up. consume.

you have just obtained the perfect snack.

stick it in the microwave if you don’t mind using a plate.

if you’re feeling fancy, you can sprinkle on some shredded cheese. if you want to involve a vegetable you can do that. if you want to involve a meat you can do that too.

features:

  • no plate required
  • no cooking required
  • two steps
  • cheap as hell
  • the beans are already seasoned!
  • nutritious!!! beans are good for you. so are tortillas. eat that shit and feel your body get stronger.
  • it can be a snack or a meal, depending on how many you make

go forth and eat!

I’m kinda late to the party, but it’s technically still Summerween night in my timezone! Here’s wishing you all a happy fictional holiday!

4.7.17 | page 1 of my spanish self-study notebook! i’ve taken it on/off for years so i’m revisiting just a couple basics in grammar then moving onto the more difficult/less practiced concepts 💃🏼

on the plate is hard boiled eggs with tapatío and some of an orange bell pepper! drinking water 💦 which i’ve been doing well with teaching my daily goal for (at least 6 cups) || instagram

Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango

I once had this at a Thai restaurant and the taste haunted me in the best way. I had to learn how to make it at home, and it’s good if you have some prep time on your hands! It’s become a go-to dessert for me, and while it says ‘with mango’ (and admittedly mango is the superior fruit) I’m certain it’d go good with other fruit too. Experiment!

If you don’t have a rice-cooker, you can always cook the rice in a saucepan. I admittedly don’t have much experience with stovetop rice cooking, so this set of instructions will assume you’re using a rice-cooker.

WHAT'CHU NEED

*1 ½ Cups Sushi Rice (you can typically buy a bag of it in the international aisle at walmart or something; a bag’ll last you a surprising while)
*2 Cups Water
*1 Can Coconut Milk
*½ cup sugar (if this makes it too sweet for your taste, I think 1/3 cup should be okay too)
*Pinch of salt (optional? Still experimenting with this)

*A mango (or whatever fruit you think might go with this)

*A sauce pan 
*A rice cooker 


WHAT'CHU DO

Take the rice and water and plunk it in your rice-cooker. Set it to the correct setting (if you have a cheapo one, don’t fret; mine only has ‘cook’ and 'warm’ and it came out all right). 
While the rice is going, take the coconut milk and pour it in the saucepan; add the sugar and the salt and stir until it’s dissolved and it starts to thicken up, about 5-10 minutes. You can either do this ahead of time or closer to later; doesn’t matter until your rice is done.
When the rice is finished, take the coconut milk mixture and pour it over the still-hot rice (I typically like to put my rice in a plastic container before I do this, but that’s because I’m lazy). Let this sit for about an hour so that the rice absorbs all that yummy coconut milk.
Serve some of the rice with generous slices of mango.

The nice thing about this is that it makes quite a bit of sticky rice, so you can even save some for another day, or another fruit! I find it’s a great comfort food when you’re feeling sad and just want something sweet to make the day a little better.

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“A month after the death of the Royal Family of Mőrdu'víə, Allistor was assassinated. The perpetrator was never caught, but it was assumed to be the doing of the Ice elves to avenge the death of their Royal Family. 

I can never forgive them. They killed my one and only brother. He told me he never gave any orders in assassinating Mőrdu'víə’s Royal Family and was actually compromising peace with their King to end the war. He never wished for more elves to be killed… He was a good King. For this to happen to him I… 

I will never forgive them. Those despicable creatures! I will avenge my brother’s death” 

Eggs Benedict is a good boy.

[Warning: This post talks about Hash Brown’s accident, so if you don’t want to hear about a kitty getting hurt don’t proceed. Just know she is okay now!]

I just wanted to take a moment to praise our Eggs Benedict, because he’s partly responsible for saving Hash Brown’s life.

In essence, Hash Brown nearly impaled herself on a support rod in the closet. It was a freak accident and she made no noise when it happened, so none of us knew. She immediately went under the bed (where she often sleeps), so from our perspective we had no clue anything unusual had happened at all.

Eggs saw her and became very distressed, which he expressed by trying to get our attention. He dragged poop out of his litter box and sat next to me biting my arm over and over. This is not remotely normal for him. We thought maybe he was just being freakishly pushy about dinner, so my husband went to feed him. That’s when we found Hash Brown.

I don’t mean to inappropriately anthropomorphize him; I can’t say that he was “trying to get help.” However, he was stressed and he responded by letting us know. If he hadn’t she may well have lost too much blood.

He spent the rest of the night looking for her and going to town on his scratch pads, which he does when he’s freaked out. Little does he know he made all the difference. She’s coming home tomorrow and she’s going to be totally fine.

Good boy, Bennie.

Mom's 13-Bean Soup

The winter my dad was in Iraq, my mom looked in the pantry one night and realized she didn’t really have anything ready to feed us with. The base exchange was closed and there was no way she was dragging two elementary schoolers to McDonald’s before bed. She had a whole mess of beans, some vegetable broth, and bacon. Bam, 13-bean soup, ready in time for dinner and good as hell.

You got beans? You got broth? You got soup.

You will need:

  • a box of stock – vegetable is good, but chicken or beef will work if you want a meatier flavor
  • a couple different cans of beans. Big, light-colored beans are perfect for this soup: things like butter beans and navy beans are great. Mix it up how you like, though, or with whatever’s in your pantry; lentils, black-eyed peas, garbanzos, and red beans are great too. Try to pick a couple varieties of bean to give different textures & flavors.
  • 3 cloves minced garlic. This is equivalent to about a heaping tablespoon of the jarred stuff, which works great.
  • 2 diced yellow onions (we like vidalia, for their sweetness)
  • olive oil, just enough to fry vegetables in
  • 2 bay leaves
  • dried oregano and basil
  • salt and pepper to taste

This is technically all you need to create a good soup. If you have more money and time and want to spice it up, you can add:

  • carrots
  • celery
  • bacon or other meat (MAKE SURE YOU COOK IT FIRST)
  • tofu
  • kale
  • potato
  • whatever else you want! Chop em up and throw em in once you’ve brought the soup to a nice simmer.
  1. Ideally, rinse the beans and soak them overnight. If you don’t have the time, just rinse them until water runs clear. Strain and set aside.
  2. Heat your oil or butter in a big soup pot over medium heat. Add onions and stir, cooking until they’re soft but not brown, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, bay leaves, and spices and cook for another 2 minutes or so.
  4. Add beans and stir, then add stock. Cover pot. Bring to a hearty boil, then turn the heat down to a simmer once it’s bubbling. Simmer about 1 hour.
  5. OPTIONAL: If you’re using meat or tofu, add now and simmer for another 5-10 minutes; same if you’re using a leafy vegetable like kale or cabbage. If you have hard vegetables (carrot, celery, potato) add before meat/tofu; stir in and simmer for another half hour before the protein goes in.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste and serve. Best with a crusty baguette.
Sins of the Mother and Father

Eto’s novel The Black Goat’s Egg, from which we get our lovely ghoul organization’s name and which also you know started our story with Rize and Kaneki bonding over reading it, tells the story of a son who becomes like the serial murderer mother he despises. The sins of the parents passing down to their children is a major theme in Tokyo Ghoul (affecting idk like almost every character), but let’s talk about Kaneki and Furuta specifically, and how they’re paralleling their parents in the current events of the story to the detriment of those they love most. (Thanks to @mercyandmagic for helping me organize my rambling thoughts.)

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