Most herbs are not put into the broth until the broth is simmering, to prevent burning. The exception to this rule is bay, which is put in at the beginning. BEWARE of pepper! The longer the pepper cooks in the soup, the spicier the soup will be!
IF YOU’RE ADDING MEAT:
- Do not cut your vegetables with the same knife you cut meat with.
- Cook meat beforehand, but remember that it’ll be cooking in the broth for a time afterwards, or be careful not to overcook.
- Most meat is diced into half-an-inch-squares.
- Stir clockwise to create, counter-clockwise to take away.
- You can carve sigils into some vegetable slices.
- Cook with a crystal near your pot to boost a spell’s effectiveness.
- Fire and water are prominent elements here! Draw upon their power.
And that’s it!! Have a lovely winter full of great company and nourishing meals!
**if there are any additions feel free to add, and if there are any corrections, message me! :)
This may very well be my original bulk cooking meal. My mom made it very often while we were growing up, though hers was chronically underseasoned (sorry, but not sorry). I made various versions during my time at college because it was so cheap, so filling, and yielded so much frickin’ food with a decent amount of protein. I could just freeze it up and not have to fuss with preparing food again for much of the week again. Time was a primary objective at school. It has evolved into this current iteration.
Fun fact, one of the reasons this appealed to me so much in college was because it’s vegetarian. Meat was prohibitively expensive on my student budget and the thought of keeping raw meat in my cramped student fridge was a nauseating prospect. Oh! Another fun fact! I have: perhaps, an irrational fear of contracting foodborne pathogens Anyway–
2-1 lb bags of dried black beans (soaked and cooked to package instruction)
2-3 TBSP of a mildly flavored cooking oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2-3 carrots, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 jalapenos, diced and deseeded
2 TBSP ground cumin
1 tsp Mexican oregano
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
2 TBSP sherry wine
2 TBSP apple cider vinegar (or any other transparent cooking vinegar)
1 quart of vegetable or chicken stock (one step vegan conversion when using vegetable)
15 oz can of diced tomatoes
Directions: Soak and cook your black beans in advance. While you could use cans that would be a whooooole lot of cans. It’s much cheaper and efficient to use dry beans here. Prepare your vegetables. In, once again, the biggest pot you have, heat up the oil over a medium-high heat. Saute the onions and garlic until soft and fragrant, then add the carrots and bell pepper to do the same. Next, add in the jalapenos, a pinch of salt, and stir. Add the cumin and oregano, allow it to heat up and become fragrant, then hit it with the wine and vinegar. Bring the heat down to a medium-low and let it sizzle then simmer for a few minutes.
Add in the cooked black beans and the majority of the salt you planned to use (beans are greedy). Finish with black pepper, then stir the contents until combined. Add in the stock, stir. Bring the heat up to high and let it come to a boil before covering with a lid and bringing it down to low heat. Simmer for 15 minutes. Take an immersion blender and give about a dozen jolts with it. We do not want to blend the mixture completely smooth, just break up some of it. If you do not have an immersion blender to do this, just transfer 3-6 cups of the soup into a traditional blender or food processor, blend smooth, and add it back to the pot. I’m tellin’ you, though, that the $40 on an immersion blender is beyond worth not dealing with that mess. Anyway–that was a tangent. Let the soup continue to simmer. Add in the drained diced tomatoes and any desired seasoning adjustments. Let it simmer again for about another 15 minutes. Good serving items with this include lemon wedges and cilantro.
Lentil Soup: Might be a pretty humble looking bowl of soup, but it’s spiced so warmly and fragrant as well full of vegetables, fiber, and protein. It’s ultra cheap to make and uses several common ingredients you probably already have at home. Lentils are very nutritious by their own right, but the medley of vegetables and leafy spinach will help you rack up those micronutrients. Great as a side, starter, or doubled up for a lunch.
2 TBSP olive oil (or another vegetable oil)
½ large yellow onion
1 stalk of celery
5 cloves garlic (or about 2 TBSP of the minced stuff if that’s your route)
salt, to taste (1 tsp is a pretty good starting point)
black pepper, to taste (½ tsp is a pretty good starting point)
1 TBSP cumin (again, to taste)
1 tsp ground coriander (broken record)
¼ tsp ground cinnamon (yep)
2 bay leaves
1-32oz container of stock (I use no salt added; if stock is salted adjust salt for total recipe. Vegetable stock will make this recipe vegan)
4 cups of water (or use more stock if you really feel like buying two)
1-1lb bag dried lentils (picked over and rinsed)
5 oz (about half of those salad sized bags) of baby spinach
1-15 oz can of diced tomatoes (no salt added)
juice of a lemon
Directions: Prepare all vegetables. Place oil into a large pot, heat up, and cook onion and garlic over a medium heat. Once soft, add carrots and celery. Cook until soft. Salt in layers! Add a small pinch of your salt, along with the cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and black pepper. Coat the vegetables and allow the spices to warm up. Once coated and fragrant, add the lentils, stock, water, more of your salt, and bay leaves. Raise stove heat to high to bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook for 20-30 minutes, until lentils are cooked through. Remove the bay leaves. Add in your spinach, diced tomatoes (drained), and the juice of a lemon. If a smoother soup is desired, use an immersion blender and give the soup a few jolts. I like some chunks, but I do like having the spinach broken up a bit. Cook on the stove for a few minutes longer for the spinach and raw flavors of the tomatoes and lemon to cook off a little bit. Adjust the salt at the end if desired.
I just can’t stop thinking about different scenarios, like…
…Yuuri waking up to the sight of Viktor resting his cheek on his chest, his pale hair and eyelashes sparkling in the early morning light. He smiles softly, tracing one of Viktor’s pretty cheekbones lightly with the tip of his finger, so he won’t wake him up.
…Viktor and Yuuri helping each other cook, accompanied by the quiet sounds of vegetables being chopped and soup bubbling away on the stove. A gentle touch as Yuuri hands Viktor the measuring spoons, their fingers brushing shyly and their cheeks flushing at the glancing eye contact.
…Yuuri insisting that he’s fine, even after a long, hard day of training at the rink, but Viktor can tell how exhausted he is. He offers to do the dishes so Yuuri can take a nap, and Yuuri is so grateful for the rest. When he wakes up, Viktor tends to the cuts and bruises on his feet, planting a sweet kiss on the curve of his ankle. Yuuri then does the same for Viktor.
…Viktor getting an awful chest cold, and Yuuri nursing him back to health with medicine and tender touches. Viktor is just happy to lay his heavy head on Yuuri’s lap while Yuuri’s cool fingers sift through his hair. As he falls asleep, he isn’t positive, but he thinks he hears Yuuri singing to him softly, the cadence and lilt of Japanese caressing his ears.
…Viktor coming home to find Yuuri in the throes of an anxiety spell. He panics a little, but Yuuri just reaches for him desperately, so Viktor holds him close, whispering words of encouragement and love until Yuuri is able to calm down. They watch movies and snuggle for the rest of the day to help Yuuri feel better.
…Playing with Makkachin in a park, and getting ice cream at a street vendor. Viktor declares that kissing Yuuri tastes even sweeter when he’s eating ice cream, and it makes Yuuri blush a very pretty pink.
…Yuuri retreating to the couch the night of their first real fight. He tries to fall asleep, but can’t. Barely an hour after he leaves, Viktor kneels in front of the couch, timidly asking if Yuuri is okay. Yuuri wordlessly lifts the blanket in invitation, and they cling to each other, sniffling and whispering sad apologies. They vow to communicate better to avoid future fights.
…Viktor and Yuuri having a date night in a tiny, charming St. Petersburg cafe, hidden away from paparazzi, just enjoying being near each other. Yuuri makes Viktor laugh so hard that he nearly chokes on his wine, and worriedly pats him on the back while he recovers.
…The bedroom being filled with the sounds of labored panting, breathy, pleading moans, and wet, slick thrusting. Viktor’s lips on Yuuri’s damp neck, kissing him gently. Yuuri curling his fingers into the back of Viktor’s hair, clinging for dear life as they both helplessly shudder through orgasm. An impossibly soft, whispered “I love you”, and an even softer answer.
…Viktor watching Yuuri sleep afterward. His beautiful throat and shoulders are smudged with hickies, his strong brow is relaxed, and his long, dark eyelashes fan out on his smooth cheeks, still rosy from afterglow. A warm, content flutter of love rises in Viktor’s chest, because how in the world did he get so lucky?
Summary: When Jughead becomes an active member of the Southside Serpents, him and Betty are starting to grow further and further apart, as the boiling volcano of Riverdale’s Civil War is threatening to erupt in full force. Can a heart to heart with Alice Cooper and an old Serpent jacket give Betty and Jughead the hope they both need?
(This is huge so grab snacks and drinks. The Bughead scene ruined me. I apologize for all of this. Warning: full angst and sin ahead! I’m not describing it as much anymore cause after the Jughead I saw in the finale that’s a given but still, after I post this, I’ll crawl under my covers in blushing embarassment.😂 Here you go, lovelies! I hope you enjoy this! ❤️)
“On the second day he came with a single red rose
He said, "Give me your loss and your sorrow?”
I nodded my head, as I lay on the bed
“If I show you the roses will you follow?”
The snow is slowly melting
under the heaps of rain and so is her will to contribute to life these days.
The icy scenery that adorns Riverdale gives out under the rays of sun that
stubbornly peek through the pine trees and white oaks, ridding their leaves from
the coldness of nature, only to become shiny droplets of clear water that hold
the whole kaleidoscope of colors, just like tears and their colossal scale of
emotions. He is the ice, she is the stubborn sun; that’s what he tells her
through the sad darkness of each night that they lay together but further and
further apart. He says it as a compliment, in the most sullen John Wheelwright
fashion, but she accepts it gladly as her fingers form infinity signs over the
crackling ice of his golden heart. Her hair is golden too under the dim
moonlight, it’s a match made in heaven, and she vows that tomorrow she will try
to burn hotter than the December sun over the patches of snow that are
menacingly trying to turn him into a lifeless statue. And she does. But not
Could you share some AU headcanons for American werewolf Jesse and Japanese okami Hanzo?
ahhhh im sorry anon i didnt know i got this ask!!(dunno how long its been since u sent it sry….)
I honestly haven’t thought how this au much? But I always thought Okami Hanzo would be a demi god that dwells in the mountain alone; McCree would just be the kind the werewolf we are familiar with, but he could control his shifting and impulse. McCree is a wanderer. When McCree wandered to Japan and in Hanzo’s area McCree shifted, thinking he would be safe in the mountain (the mountain was thought by the locals to be a sacred place protected by gods(Hanzo) and hunting/capturing/damaging is prohibited) but some tourist was near and saw him napping, and shot him.
McCree got away but was further into the woods, without his stuff (he didn’t want to go back that soon) he couldn’t to much good to his wounds. And that’s when Hanzo found him. Hanzo is sort of the protector of the mountain, he helps the animals and people who gets hurt there, and as soon as McCree got hurt Hanzo set out to find him, he was just not expecting the wounded to be a werewolf.
So Hanzo helped McCree, not talking much, at first McCree didn’t even know if Hanzo could understand him or not. When Hanzo offered some soup McCree looked at it suspiciously until Hanzo rolled his eyes saying “It’s vegetable soup.” and that’s all the prompt McCree needed to get for him to start chatting with Hanzo.
Haven’t thought much about what happens next expect they spending a lot of time together, and sometimes McCree would look at Hanzo in the early morning sun, meditating without all his gear, and realizing he had fallen in love with a god.
okay al so imagine: Neil and Andrew have been on the same pro team for a while when their nutritionist enlists neils help to improve Andrews diet. the high ups enforce it. how would Neil convince Andrew to eat healthier?? he'll find a way, Andrews jobs depends on it (but like imagine how funny this could be) <3
what’s this? al answering a prompt that’s been in her inbox for seven months? YIKES
it starts when andrew opens the freezer one morning for breakfast
and there’s no ice cream
there’s a bag of peas and sweetcorn
there’s an empty ice tray
but there’s no ice cream
which is strange, because andrew remembers buying some the other day
and andrew never forgets
he goes back out to the lounge where neil is giving sir an intense stare while scratching behind his ears
which is a sure sign of guilt. neil is intense, but he says that the cats are the most calming influence in his life. which is sappy.
so andrew stands there and waits for neil to meet his eyes
(generally andrew’s found that if he exists for long enough in neil’s presence, he starts talking)
(sometimes even when andrew isn’t there neil will start talking)
maybe if neil doesn’t respond, andrew’s death glare will develop true murderous powers. that would be a win-win, as far as andrew is concerned.