hipsterfood:

We had a lot of fun reading and cooking through Afro Vegan, a brand new cookbook out by Bryant Terry. Our full review is in the latest issue of Chickpea Magazine, but we were also given permission to share a couple recipes from the book here with you! 
I’ve been looking for a few perfect springtime BBQ recipes, and the two we picked from the book would make really wonderful sides/snacks/finger foods for a backyard cookout. We just had one of those cookouts this weekend and are so excited to cook outdoors more often. I’ll be making these for our next one!
ZA’ATAR-ROASTED RED POTATOES
Makes about 4 servings
Ingredients
2 pounds small to medium red potatoes, cut into ½-inch chunks
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons za’atar, homemade (page 15) or store-bought
2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano
¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Put the potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Toss until the potatoes are evenly coated. Transfer to the lined baking sheet and spread, cut side down, in a single layer (no need to clean the bowl). Bake for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the za’atar, thyme, oregano, salt, and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in the reserved bowl and stir well to combine.
Transfer the potatoes to the bowl (leave the oven on) and toss gently until evenly coated. Return the potatoes, cut side up, to the baking sheet and spread in a single layer. Bake for about 15 minutes, until fork-tender.
Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and season with black pepper and, if desired, more salt. Serve at room temperature.
These potatoes are so perfectly seasoned and crispy - I’ll be making these quite often from now on.

SAUTEED SUGAR SNAP PEAS WITH SPRING HERBSMakes about 4-6 servings
Ingredients
2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
1 teaspoon minced flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon minced cilantro
1 ½ teaspoons coarse sea salt
1 ½ pound sugar snap peas, trimmed
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Freshly ground white pepper
1 teaspoon black sesame seeds, toasted (see sidebar, page 119)
Instructions
Put the chives, parsley, and cilantro in a small bowl and mix well.
Put about 12 cups of water in a large pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of the salt, then add the sugar snap peas and blanch for 30 seconds. Drain well.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the peas and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, increase the heat to high, and cook, shaking the pan and tossing vigorously, for about 1 minute.
Transfer to a large bowl, add the orange zest and lemon juice, and toss until the peas are evenly coated. Serve topped with the chive mixture, a few grinds of white pepper, and the sesame seeds.
These are the simplified versions of the full recipes from the book, which I highly suggest checking out. (It’s available digitally and in print, for those of you who don’t want physical books.) I think his stories & recipe accompaniments are the best parts of the book, along with all of the whole foods, perfectly-spiced recipes of course.

Reprinted with permission from Afro-Vegan by Bryant Terry, copyright (c) 2014. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.

hipsterfood:

We had a lot of fun reading and cooking through Afro Vegan, a brand new cookbook out by Bryant Terry. Our full review is in the latest issue of Chickpea Magazine, but we were also given permission to share a couple recipes from the book here with you! 

I’ve been looking for a few perfect springtime BBQ recipes, and the two we picked from the book would make really wonderful sides/snacks/finger foods for a backyard cookout. We just had one of those cookouts this weekend and are so excited to cook outdoors more often. I’ll be making these for our next one!

ZA’ATAR-ROASTED RED POTATOES

Makes about 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds small to medium red potatoes, cut into ½-inch chunks
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons za’atar, homemade (page 15) or store-bought
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Put the potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Toss until the potatoes are evenly coated. Transfer to the lined baking sheet and spread, cut side down, in a single layer (no need to clean the bowl). Bake for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the za’atar, thyme, oregano, salt, and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in the reserved bowl and stir well to combine.
  4. Transfer the potatoes to the bowl (leave the oven on) and toss gently until evenly coated. Return the potatoes, cut side up, to the baking sheet and spread in a single layer. Bake for about 15 minutes, until fork-tender.
  5. Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and season with black pepper and, if desired, more salt. Serve at room temperature.

These potatoes are so perfectly seasoned and crispy - I’ll be making these quite often from now on.

SAUTEED SUGAR SNAP PEAS WITH SPRING HERBS
Makes about 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced cilantro
  • 1 ½ teaspoons coarse sea salt
  • 1 ½ pound sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds, toasted (see sidebar, page 119)


Instructions

  1. Put the chives, parsley, and cilantro in a small bowl and mix well.
  2. Put about 12 cups of water in a large pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of the salt, then add the sugar snap peas and blanch for 30 seconds. Drain well.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the peas and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, increase the heat to high, and cook, shaking the pan and tossing vigorously, for about 1 minute.
  4. Transfer to a large bowl, add the orange zest and lemon juice, and toss until the peas are evenly coated. Serve topped with the chive mixture, a few grinds of white pepper, and the sesame seeds.

These are the simplified versions of the full recipes from the book, which I highly suggest checking out. (It’s available digitally and in print, for those of you who don’t want physical books.) I think his stories & recipe accompaniments are the best parts of the book, along with all of the whole foods, perfectly-spiced recipes of course.

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Reprinted with permission from Afro-Vegan by Bryant Terry, copyright (c) 2014. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.

moon3:

A lunar tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row – begins on the night of April 14-15. People are calling it a Blood Moon eclipse. 2014

moon3:


A lunar tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row – begins on the night of April 14-15. People are calling it a Blood Moon eclipse. 2014

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tarassein:

i do this with all of the flowers i’m given and have ever lasting real dried flowers all around my house :)

tarassein:

i do this with all of the flowers i’m given and have ever lasting real dried flowers all around my house :)

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rainydayscoffeeandbooks:

dreamingfiction:

This is my idea of the perfect day!

me today :)

rainydayscoffeeandbooks:

dreamingfiction:

This is my idea of the perfect day!

me today :)

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"PUT A NUMBER IN MY ASK ;)"

— 1. Who was the last person you held hands with?
2. Are you outgoing or shy?
3. Who are you looking forward to seeing?
4. Are you easy to get along with?
5. If you were drunk would the person you like take care of you?
6. What kind of people are you attracted to?
7. Do you think you’ll be in a relationship two months from now?
8. Who from the opposite gender is on your mind?
9. Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable?
10. Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with?
11. What does the most recent text that you sent say?
12. What are your 5 favorite songs right now?
13. Do you like it when people play with your hair?
14. Do you believe in luck and miracles?
15. What good thing happened this summer?
16. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
17. Do you think there is life on other planets?
18. Do you still talk to your first crush?
19. Do you like bubble baths?
20. Do you like your neighbors?
21. What are you bad habits?
22. Where would you like to travel?
23. Do you have trust issues?
24. Favorite part of your daily routine?
25. What part of your body are you most uncomfortable with?
26. What do you do when you wake up?
27. Do you wish your skin was lighter or darker?
28. Who are you most comfortable around?
29. Have any of your ex’s told you they regret breaking up?
30. Do you ever want to get married?
31. If your hair long enough for a pony tail?
32. Which celebrities would you have a threesome with?
33. Spell your name with your chin.
34. Do you play sports? What sports?
35. Would you rather live without TV or music?
36. Have you ever liked someone and never told them?
37. What do you say during awkward silences?
38. Describe your dream girl/guy?
39. What are your favorite stores to shop in?
40. What do you want to do after high school?
41. Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance?
42. If your being extremely quiet what does it mean?
43. Do you smile at strangers?
44. Trip to outer space or bottom of the ocean?
45. What makes you get out of bed in the morning?
46. What are you paranoid about?
47. Have you ever been high?
48. Have you ever been drunk?
49. Have you done anything recently that you hope nobody finds out about?
50. What was the colour of the last hoodie you wore?
51. Ever wished you were someone else?
52. One thing you wish you could change about yourself?
53. Favourite makeup brand?
54. Favourite store?
55. Favourite blog?
56. Favourite colour?
57. Favourite food?
58. Last thing you ate?
59. First thing you ate this morning?
60. Ever won a competition? For what?
61. Been suspended/expelled? For what?
62. Been arrested? For what?
63. Ever been in love?
64. Tell us the story of your first kiss?
65. Are you hungry right now?
66. Do you like your tumblr friends more than your real friends?
67. Facebook or Twitter?
68. Twitter or Tumblr?
69. Are you watching tv right now?
70. Names of your bestfriends?
71. Craving something? What?
72. What colour are your towels?
72. How many pillows do you sleep with?
73. Do you sleep with stuffed animals?
74. How many stuffed animals do you think you have?
75. Favourite animal?
76. What colour is your underwear?
77. Chocolate or Vanilla?
78. Favourite ice cream flavour?
79. What colour shirt are you wearing?
80. What colour pants?
81. Favourite tv show?
82. Favourite movie?
83. Mean Girls or Mean Girls 2?
84. Mean Girls or 21 Jump Street?
85. Favourite character from Mean Girls?
86. Favourite character from Finding Nemo?
87. First person you talked to today?
88. Last person you talked to today?
89. Name a person you hate?
90. Name a person you love?
91. Is there anyone you want to punch in the face right now?
92. In a fight with someone?
93. How many sweatpants do you have?
94. How many sweaters/hoodies do you have?
95. Last movie you watched?
96. Favourite actress?
97. Favourite actor?
98. Do you tan a lot?
99. Have any pets?
100. How are you feeling?
101. Do you type fast?
102. Do you regret anything from your past?
103. Can you spell well?
104. Do you miss anyone from your past?
105. Ever been to a bonfire party?
106. Ever broken someone’s heart?
107. Have you ever been on a horse?
108. What should you be doing?
109. Is something irritating you right now?
110. Have you ever liked someone so much it hurt?
111. Do you have trust issues?
112. Who was the last person you cried in front of?
113. What was your childhood nickname?
114. Have you ever been out of your province/state?
115. Do you play the Wii?
116. Are you listening to music right now?
117. Do you like chicken noodle soup?
118. Do you like Chinese food?
119. Favourite book?
120. Are you afraid of the dark?
121. Are you mean?
122. Is cheating ever okay?
123. Can you keep white shoes clean?
124. Do you believe in love at first sight?
125. Do you believe in true love?
126. Are you currently bored?
127. What makes you happy?
128. Would you change your name?
129. What your zodiac sign?
130. Do you like subway?
131. Your bestfriend of the opposite sex likes you, what do you do?
132. Who’s the last person you had a deep conversation with?
133. Favourite lyrics right now?
134. Can you count to one million?
135. Dumbest lie you ever told?
136. Do you sleep with your doors open or closed?
137. How tall are you?
138. Curly or Straight hair?
139. Brunette or Blonde?
140. Summer or Winter?
141. Night or Day?
142. Favourite month?
143. Are you a vegetarian?
144. Dark, milk or white chocolate?
145. Tea or Coffee?
146. Was today a good day?
147. Mars or Snickers?
148. What’s your favourite quote?
149. Do you believe in ghosts?
150. Get the closest book next to you, open it to page 42, what’s the first line on that page? (via catscuddlingandyou)

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milktree:

the fibonacci sequence engraved on grass

milktree:

the fibonacci sequence engraved on grass

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isawatree:

Fire in the sky by Gregory Boratyn

How other archetype perceives them

djmelodie:

INFJ - cold and hard on the outside, warm and fuzzy on the inside
INFP - warm and fuzzy inside and out
INTP - warm and fuzzy on the outside, cold and hard on the inside
INTJ - cold and hard inside and out

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the-vegan-viking:

rapunzelie:

thinktowin:

sneakyfeets:

rapunzelie:

oops I went on a rant

last one is truth

This lesbian feminism shit is getting old.
There are those of us fellas that aren’t like te guys you bitch about all the time.
You’re bitching about egotistical meatheads. There are plenty of straight guys who are not like that. Such as myself.
Stop calling out the entire species of human males. You’re making yourselves literally look like a bunch of dumb butches.
Oops autocorrect but imma leave it cause it fits

"This lesbian feminism"
"Making yourselves look like butches"

That’s actually hilarious, gr8 on you for displaying how homophobic you are as well as ignorant. We’re all so proud!!

Love it. “Not all guys are like that” proceeds to be exactly like that

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bongprince:

constantly thinking “wow, i’ve really internalized some toxic shit”

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