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vegan banana blueberry ice cream
ingredients;4 frozen bananas1/2 pint of blueberries1/2 cup sugar1 teaspoon lemon juice1/8 teaspoon citric acidwater
process;set a small pot to medium heat. mash up blueberries and add some water. mix in sugar, citric acid, and lemon juice. heat and stir constantly until the sugar has melted. reduce heat to low and cook for ten minutes, then remove from heat and allow to cool. process frozen bananas in a food processor until smooth and paste like. place half of the mixture into the ice cream maker then pour blueberry sauce into food processor. blend until smooth. then ladle into ice cream maker. allow it to blend for around 15 to 20 minutes until smooth. store and freeze for up to 2 weeks.
process; if you dont have an ice cream maker (i mean, why would you? i only have mine by chance)follow recipe up until placing the ingredients into an ice cream maker. mix in portions of the blueberry sauce until the batch is smooth. blend until all of the sauce has been added and has a consistent colour. store in freezer all the same though. the ice cream maker just helps it along…
tip;if your food processor fights you on blending the frozen bananas add in blueberry sauce from the start to give it added liquid. it helps the ingredients blend together and go smooth.

vegan banana blueberry ice cream

ingredients;
4 frozen bananas
1/2 pint of blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon citric acid
water

process;
set a small pot to medium heat. mash up blueberries and add some water. mix in sugar, citric acid, and lemon juice. heat and stir constantly until the sugar has melted. reduce heat to low and cook for ten minutes, then remove from heat and allow to cool. process frozen bananas in a food processor until smooth and paste like. place half of the mixture into the ice cream maker then pour blueberry sauce into food processor. blend until smooth. then ladle into ice cream maker. allow it to blend for around 15 to 20 minutes until smooth. store and freeze for up to 2 weeks.

process; if you dont have an ice cream maker (i mean, why would you? i only have mine by chance)
follow recipe up until placing the ingredients into an ice cream maker. mix in portions of the blueberry sauce until the batch is smooth. blend until all of the sauce has been added and has a consistent colour. store in freezer all the same though. the ice cream maker just helps it along…

tip;
if your food processor fights you on blending the frozen bananas add in blueberry sauce from the start to give it added liquid. it helps the ingredients blend together and go smooth.

Homemade whole wheat ramen noodles with a smokey vegan miso soup with spring onions.

ramen noodles:

ingredients;
300 grams white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon Kansai
2/3 cup warm water

process;
combine ingredients in a large non-reactive bowl (glass.) mix thoroughly and kneed by hand until the dough is elastic. allow to relax for 30 minutes. you will thank me for that, kneeding that dough can be very difficult. then split into 5 even amounts. roll each amount out thin or run through a pasta machine until fairly thin. coat with additional flour and fold into thirds. press cut into noodles. unfold and roll upon itself to form a noodle clump.

smokey miso soup:

ingredients;
1 quart of dashi
1 spring onion
4 tablespoons of miso
2 leek leaves
salt
water

process;
start with making a vegan dashi. soak kombu in 1 1/2 quart of water for 30 minutes. then bring right up to almost a simmer for 10 minutes. remove kombu and add 1 teaspoon of liquid smoke with some applewood smoked salt. boil for 7 minutes. then turn heat to low and let liquid come back down. 
bring to a low simmer. dice leek and let simmer in the dashi. transfer 1/2 cup of dashi (leek free) to a bowl and add miso paste to this bowl. whisk together and pour back into the dashi. allow to simmer for about 10 minutes. then strain out the leek. 
bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a separate pot. add salt and let it boil away for 20 seconds or so before adding in a knot of noodles. they will need 1 to 2 minutes to cook through. strain off excess liquid from the noodles.

plating;
dice spring onion and add to a small bowl. pour 8 onces of miso soup over the spring onions. in another bowl place the drained noodles. serve as is. the soup acts as a dipping sauce for the noodles. slurp and enjoy. this is food to be enjoyed. 

yields about 5 noodle knots and about 3 to 4 servings of 8 oz miso soup.

I have one thing of note to say about any recipe calling for flour… Please add a “Im going to do this using whole wheat, so how much extra fucking liquid will it call for?” option… 

Thank you. 

Pics will come tomorrow. For now, I am tired and have a long shower and cold bed to intern to. But, today… today was a fine day. Despite my idiocy of riding out this morning nearly 2 hours later than intended and having to stay an extra hour this morning at work, I was happy.

I experienced for the first time in a long time the heat of the sun and what it is like the feel the wind blowing through my hair, along my skin, and across my face. It was ecstasy…

Until, I realized that I was wearing all black. Black shoes, shorts, shirt, gloves. The only things that weren’t black happen to be my helmet and cycling bag (those just so happen to be blue.) I was also riding on a black bike. I love that bike, but she gets hotter than one could imagine it could when it is sitting out in the sun for a couple of hours.

However, I rode nearly 6 miles down to the local Asian market and bought a good bit of cooking ingredients. All of the stuff one really can’t buy at a supermarket and I was happy to do it. Yes, I have enough miso for a few months at least, I have some Kansai I will be experimenting with, and I finally get to use a rolling pin versus a wine bottle (I feel as if that is a solid improvement.) 

It wasnt until I was riding back that my thirst hit me harder than I had been expecting. It was like being hit in the chest with a brick. My legs didn’t ache, even with my bad leg feeling as if it was going to lock up. It was that thirst, it made my mouth dry and breath stick in my throat. 

Luckily, a quick stop at another market and I picked up the last couple of things I wanted and about a half gallon of tea. Even though it is stupid sweet, any liquid was welcomed like an old friend one hasn’t seen in a few moons. I drank damn near the whole thing upon returning home. 

Anyways, expect some pictures of proper Dashi, miso soup, rhubarb and blueberry vegan ice cream, pumpkin spice vegan ice cream, and vegan whole wheat ramen noodles (proper alkaline noodles.) 

For now, the sweet siren call of sleep is drifting upon my weary ears. Have a nice day, and take it easy. 

mothensidhe:

terminus-est:

bumbleshark:


According to Australian news outlet ABC, Matt Waller, a tour operator in Neptune Bay, discovered that great white sharks act more calmly when listening to music by AC/DC, the Aussie heavy-metal band that reached its peak during the 1980s. The two songs favored by the sharks: “You Shook Me All Night Long” and “Back in Black.”
After Waller played the songs using underwater speakers, the sharks became “more investigative, more inquisitive and a lot less aggressive.”
“They actually came past in a couple of occasions when we had the speaker in the water and rubbed their face along the speaker which was really bizarre,” he said.
 By using music and not bait to attract sharks during tours, his company is helping cage-diving operations become more eco-conscious and environmentally sustainable. 
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video

in case you wanted another reason to love sharks and realize what cute dorks they are. hello :)

I hope this is true because it’s kind of awesome

As it was foretold by Dethklok

mothensidhe:

terminus-est:

bumbleshark:

According to Australian news outlet ABC, Matt Waller, a tour operator in Neptune Bay, discovered that great white sharks act more calmly when listening to music by AC/DC, the Aussie heavy-metal band that reached its peak during the 1980s. The two songs favored by the sharks: “You Shook Me All Night Long” and “Back in Black.”

  • After Waller played the songs using underwater speakers, the sharks became “more investigative, more inquisitive and a lot less aggressive.”
  • “They actually came past in a couple of occasions when we had the speaker in the water and rubbed their face along the speaker which was really bizarre,” he said.
  •  By using music and not bait to attract sharks during tours, his company is helping cage-diving operations become more eco-conscious and environmentally sustainable. 

source

video

in case you wanted another reason to love sharks and realize what cute dorks they are. hello :)

I hope this is true because it’s kind of awesome

As it was foretold by Dethklok

(via 81893)

Here are some shots of a little nighttime photography. I would have loved to have gotten some shots of the comets and quite a few shots of the super moon… But the mosquitoes seem to outnumber the air. However, this is a start. 

So here are a couple of the cakes I did up today. 100% vegan and awesome. Too bad I am out of room in my fridge… I need people to come over and eat some of the other food to make room for these two.

coelasquid:

coelasquid:

All this conversation about stronk OoT Impa made me think about how if they put her in Skyward Sword as the one protecting Zelda from Ghirahim, no one would believe there would be anything left for Link to do when he showed up.

Daytime reblab because this is the best comic I’ve ever drawn.