The sweet and nutty taste of tigernuts makes the tiny tubers a perfect topping for salad. In this recipe, tigernuts garnish a salad made from acorn squash, kale and bacon. Each bite has a range of sweet, salty, spicy, and pleasantly bitter flavors.
Tigernuts are a Primal and paleo friendly snack that can be eaten straight out of the bag. Though the flavor is good, the texture of tigernuts can be a little dry and chewy when eaten alone. But when tossed into an olive oil drenched salad, with creamy acorn squash and fatty bacon, tigernuts don’t taste dry at all. In this salad, tigernuts are a tasty contrasting texture.
High in prebiotic fiber (resistant starch), tigernuts can be helpful for feeding gut flora. All that fiber can also lead to digestive distress, if too many tigernuts are eaten at once. So go slow, and don’t eat too many out of the bag before you toss a small handful into this delicious salad.
Time in the Kitchen: 1 hour
Servings: 4 to 6
- 1 acorn squash, halved and seeded?5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided (75 ml)
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (2.5 m)
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika (2.5 ml)
- 1 bunch curly kale, ribs removed, leaves torn into small pieces
- 1/3 cup tiger nuts, chopped (tigernuts can also be purchased sliced) (50 g)
- 2 pieces cooked bacon, crumbled
Preheat the oven to 425F / 220C.
Slice the squash into 1/2-inch thick crescents. Toss them in a bowl with 3 tablespoons/45 ml olive oil, plus the garlic, red pepper flakes and smoked paprika.
Spread out the squash on a baking sheet in a single layer. Lightly salt. Roast for 25-45 minutes, or until tender and golden. Flip the squash once while it cooks.
Toss the kale with the remaining 2 tablespoons/30 ml olive oil. Massage the oil into the leaves for a few minutes. Set aside.
Take the baking sheet out of the oven and slide the squash slices off. Spread the kale out on the hot baking sheet and cook for 3 minutes, just until it begins to wilt.
On a platter or in a large bowl, combine the kale and acorn squash. Garnish with tigernuts and bacon.
In other competition reality tv, The Great Interior Design Challenge is over and I am so sad. Seriously, they could run that all year round and I would be happy. I'm having that little bit of fun in my new flat working out how I can make myself happier with it. The renting restriction is stymying but also limits the amount of work you can commit yourself to.
My main problem is stuff. I have too much stuff. I got rid of so much stuff before I moved and yet still, there's stuff. I finished building the shelves for my sewing and knitting stuff today. Tomorrow is a trip to the bin room with an enormous amount of flat pack cardboard, plastic and styrofoam. I now have enough allen keys to make a design challenge mobile. Or a robot. Flat pack purchasing options should include a tick box about allen keys although the 'industrial' shelf unit did require two (2) allen keys and a teeny flat spanner for the bolting of some bolts.
In tennis fandom ( spoilers )
Fandom: Quantum Leap
Original text: In Vino Veritas
Author: dramatic owl (snarky_panda)
Characters: Donna Elesee & Al Calavicci
Length: 22:57 (22 MB mp3; 18.8 MB m4b)
mp3: please right-click and save
m4b audiobook: please right-click and save
Author's summary: Al looks after Donna.
Note: Contains discussion of pregnancy loss.
Recorded as a fandom_stocking gift for lightbird (stocking here). Crossposted to AO3.
My friends and I got to the courthouse in plenty of time, even given our unintentional thwarting of the rules about what should go through the x-ray machine (when they said 'no cell phones' they really also meant 'no cameras and no umbrellas' so we held things up a while because our bags had to be hand searched). Immediately, there was a beautiful, buoyant atmosphere about the place - there were already dozens of family groups, everyone turned out in their best outfits, including many outfits celebrating a person's home culture, and everyone was buzzing with low-key excitement.
They started letting us into the courtroom at 9.30am but the ceremony didn't actually begin until 11am. This meant I was taking my oath at the same time as That Guy, but I actually enjoyed that turned of events - while he was getting sworn in, thinking he's the boss of everything, I got sworn in as one of his genuine bosses.
The oath was the first thing we did, and then there were various short welcome speeches from representatives of local Congresspeople and a Sargent Major from the local military base. What I particularly loved about this part of things, given what's important to me about my America, was that three black women spoke in a row, welcoming us to the U.S., and that of all the people who spoke, only one person was a man, and he was apologetic about speaking at all, ha! The judge who presided was female, and gave a beautiful speech. In fact all the speeches were wonderful - low on hackneyed patriotism, high on thoughtful reflections on what it meant to have journeyed to this day. I teared up more than once, and could cheerfully have sobbed on one occasion, but kept it together.
And then we got our certificates of naturalization, the Daughters of the Revolution fed us cookies, and then we got to have our pictures taken with the judge and Sargent Major. We were allowed to stay in the court room as long as we wanted, to take as many pictures as we wanted, with as many people as we wanted, and I got interviewed by two local news stations about the event. (I think that was because my outfit was red, white, and blue, and I was wearing a red, white, and blue corsage that my friend brought for me. So cute!)
We celebrated with Thai food after the event, and then two of my friends and I drove to Iowa to go to a fundraiser for an independent women's health clinic. (Because what better way to stick it to That Guy than to support an independent women's clinic on his inauguration day?) The main speaker was Lindy West, who we got to meet, and she was so lovely, approachable, and down to earth. And her speech was wickedly funny, truthful, and motivating - I came out of the event feeling the most hope I've felt in a long time, and not because she peddled some vision of a happy-go-lucky future. Instead she offered us a vision of how much we can do, and all the ways we can do it, and I have a little crush now.
Then home, where there was a delivery of chocolate-dipped strawberries waiting for me from a friend, and I couldn't get to sleep because I was too full of buzzes.
I'm a citizen! It feels completely unreal to me that I no longer have to worry about my immigration status - that I belong here. I could not have picked a better day to level up in the resistance :D
I can't get to a march, but I've got my pussyhat made and ready to wear: Pussyhat Project.
( Okay, it looks a bit lavender, but it's pale pink on the top, I swear )
For More Joy Day, I have linkspam:
- 100words - a drabble com, yay!
- Giving a friend's etsy a boost: gilascave
James, aka zortified or gilafied, is a long-time fan who, in addition to writing fanfic, makes things with fabric! Tote bags, quilts, and more. The shop is Gilascave on Etsy, https://www.etsy.com/shop/GilasCave
- Fandom Snowflake Challenge – Day 12
Day Twelve at snowflake_challenge was to nominate fannish communities:
In your own space, post a rec for fannish spaces and resources - comms, challenges, twitters, tumblrs, etc. Tell us about where you hang out. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
I wasn't doing the challenge this year, but I thought I'd link to Day Twelve for others who weren't following it or who are new to Dreamwidth, because there are a lot of good comms linked there.
- [DW, LJ, Patreon] Welcome Back to Social Journaling
Another link about adjusting to Dreamwidth when you're more used to using apps like Facebook and so on, via umadoshi. I want you to feel at home here, all you new peeps! I like my flist being full and long.
- via misbegotten, ‘Constantine’ Returning as Animated CW Seed Series With Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan is going to voice John Constantine in an animated series, omg yay!
A cuddle fic meme! Cuddle for Comfort!!
- from nenya_kanadka: 13 LGBTQ Comics to Look Forward to in 2017. America Chavez!!
- from spikedluv via snowflake_challenge: Fandom Snowflake Challenge: Day 11
A bunch of Captive Prince vids. I DID NOT REALISE THIS WAS A THING. I DID NOT. OMG. (Also vids for The Raven Boys, which I haven't read, but how much do I love that fandom just goes and makes vids for things with no visual canon? THIS MUCH.)
- Rogue swan’s reign of terror leaves lake’s model boaters in a fowl mood.
This motherfucking swan is smashing up motherfucking boats. I think we found Voltswan's nemesis! (Voltswan is the name we have given to a local GI-FUCKING-NORMOUS swan that may also be made up of five swans.)
- Early breaking meme for 2017: I LIK THE BREAD, from Health Inspectors of Reddit, what's the worst violation you've ever seen?:
My stepdad used to be a baker in an authentic recreation of an 18th century New French fortress. Because they sell bread to the public, the health inspector came by, and she was ripping into my stepdad for violations like the stonework walls, the doorless entranceways, or the lack of a mosquito zapper. He pointed out that they were following the highest standards except for things that would destroy the authenticity of this 18th-century bakery. The health inspector relented and agreed to give him a pass after verifying the food storage area was secure. They went to the shed, which was a doorless building attached to the bakery. As the health inspector went in, there happened to be an escaped cow licking all of the loaves. My stepdad could only say, "Honestly, this never happens." They passed the health inspection.
tl;dr: Health inspector witnesses escaped farm animal licking all the bread in a bakery, passes health inspection anyway
Which spawned this genius from Sam Garland:
my name is Cow,
and wen its nite,
or wen the moon
is shiyning brite,
and all the men
haf gon to bed -
i stay up late.
i lik the bred.
fail_fandom had a good summary yesterday, including a spin-off into Imperial Radch fandom, and some excellently phrased wank.
My favourite, via Ann Leckie:
my name is catte
and i hav found
that wen the moon
is big n round
the humans sleep
all nite in bed
and do not kis me
on my hed
so i can plot
my onle wish
to sumhow, sumday
eat the fish
2. Help as many other people survive as I can.
Also, because I've seen this a lot: It's okay if you can't do things! I spent like all of December in a fugue state reading and writing fic because I could deal with any of it. That's okay! I called my various reps about the ACA last week.
Almost every day, I remind myself that it's okay to set your own boundaries about activism. Forgiving yourself for stopping makes it easier to go back to doing the thing. We figure out what we can do. We do what we can. Just because some of us can do more doesn't mean that what little we can do is meaningless.
Also, shout outs to all of you guys. Thanks for being here with me. Love you all. <3
So, having dispatcht this matter into the hands of one that I confide will be better able to bring the Earl around to see that 'twould be the wisest thing for him to quit these shores – why, are there not flowers and plants in all quarters of the globe, save, I suppose, the Polar regions; for I have heard that even in deserts, is there even a little rain there will be a sudden blossoming - and make over the management of his estates to that excellent young man, Lord U-, that I confide would have the fine advice of his godfather Sir C- F-, and would not be one of these reckless fellows that supposes he understands the entire matter already, but would go seek counsel of his elders, &C –
Having, I say, put this matter in hand, I go call at O- House to see how Lady N- does.
I find her in a fine parlour with all her children save Lord U- about her, all in quite the highest of spirits.
O, dear Lady B-, she cries, sitting up and holding out her hands, you find us in the most agreeable exile here.
Lady O- smiles and says to me that sure, the household took the matter very calm, had bedchambers prepar’d &C as if 'twas quite an everyday matter, Mrs Atkins is a pearl of great price.
I smile upon her and the rest of 'em and say, I am glad to see 'em in such spirits.
Why, says the Honble Edward, one is always being exhort’d to show filial reverence &C towards fathers, but when it comes to a father that goes around thieving and the matter coming into low rags of scandal sheets, well, one must think of one’s own good name and the situation of one’s sisters and consider that 'tis a business might go stain us all.
And such pointless thievery too, cries the Honble Geoffrey, for what would he do with a venomous snake? The matter of cuttings and seeds one might comprehend, tho’ 'twas in shocking poor ton.
I say that I apprehend that snakes may have very handsome skins, indeed, lately at Lord R-'s tiffin-party I heard Major S- expatiate upon the subject, saying that tho’ there are many will admire tigers for the elegance of their pelt, tho’ they are quite entire as dangerous as any snake, will not appreciate reptile beauty.
But a live snake with fangs and venom? cries Lady Emily.
'Tis indeed curious, says I, but 'tis give out that 'tis a known eccentricity, that there are those will steal items that they do not need and could well afford, indeed sometimes entire trash.
Lady O- stands up and says, she dares say Mama would like to talk to Lady B- in a little privacy, and sure that is a fine billiard table has lately been set up, and there can be no objection to ladies playing at home with their brothers, so come along and let us have a match.
They leave with very civil remarks.
Dear Lady N-, says I, when they have gone, are you quite sure you feel well enough for company?
O, Lady B-, I do not count you as company, for you are an entire refreshment to my spirits. And, indeed, I hear from my dear Nan that she has begg’d you to call her by her name when you are not in formal company, and should greatly desire that you would call me Hester.
Why, says I, gladly, and you must call me C-.
Such a pretty name, she says.
And, by the way, says I, Mrs F- extends an invitation for Lady Louisa to come spend a few days at R- House with Bess.
O, so very kind, I am sure my little Lou will be quite wild to go. For altho’ 'tis so exceeding agreeable to be out of the gloomy surroundings of N- House – she looks about the very pretty parlour with great appreciation – there is a deal of heavy matter upon hand. For altho’ U- shows a very proper discretion over what he communicates to the other children, he felt it only right to disclose the whole to me, so that I would appreciate the entire propriety of this move.
She frowns and says, a snake, introduc’d to R- House, where I hear one sees the very pretty sight of several infants disporting in the gardens, why, what can he have been thinking?
I sigh and say, that Lady B- is a meddlesome trollop, I daresay. And sure I am quite as curious as our foremother Eve: do I see a fellow I recognize going about in disguise in some part of Town he would not usual frequent, I will go wonder about it.
And this poor creature in Covent Garden! Is there aught one might do?
Why, says I, 'tis give out – as you may know, my housekeeper Dorcas is a woman of most exemplary piety and goes hold Bible-readings and prayer-meetings at an entire respectable coffee-house in those parts, and brings me intelligence of what goes forth – that Mrs Binns is in the way to establish a very promising connexion in the matter of hat-trimming. Perchance, now 'tis seen that she has the matter in her, a little shop might answer.
'Tis no more than he should have done, says she, did he wish terminate their association after so many years without making some settlement. Sure I would not have grudg’d him consolation, when I am unable to be a full wife, but there are proper ways of going about the business.
Of a sudden there is some banging as of carpentry work taking place and I look up startl’d.
O, cries Hester, the Marquess is quite the finest of fellows. He goes to have slopes put in about the house so that I may go about in my invalid chair and not be confin’d to a single room or needing to be carry’d.
That is most exceeding thoughtfull, says I.
He says he saw the like when he was in Brazil - o, 'tis a very fine thing to hear him discourse of his travels, tho’ he will be so modest over 'em – where there was a senora in like case to myself, and her husband had fitt’d out their place thus.
One wishes he would write up his travels, says I, for I confide there would be a deal of interest.
Indeed, she says, I see my boys quite rapt at the accounts he gives.
The door opens and comes in Lord U-. He comes over to kiss his mama and make me a leg.
La, says I, I daresay you have private family matter to discuss, I will be away.
Indeed not, he says, I cannot think of any that has better right to be privy to these matters than you, Lady B-. I confide 'tis entirely due to your note that His Grace made time to convoke with O- and myself today. What an excellent fellow he is – I have ever found him a most amiable fellow in company, but such grasp of matters, such apprehension, I have every confidence that might anyone bring Papa to see the reasonable course, he could.
Did he not us’d to be that very wild young fellow Lord S-? asks Hester.
Sure, says I, was deep in follies in his extreme youth, but pull’d round most remarkable.
Why, Mama, exclaims Lord U-, you know what an excellent lady is Her Grace of M-, and sure he is quite entire devot’d to her, and to their offspring.
Of course, she says. I have been so out of Society. She sighs. But then rallies, and says, do you go fetch Lou so that I may convey to her this kind invitation to go visit at R- House –
An excellent thing! cries Lord U-, I shall go at once.
So shortly afterwards comes Lady Louisa, quite in ecstasy at the thought of going visit Bess, and Lady N- goes ring for Brownlee, so that she may make up a valise and a trunk may be sent the morn. Lady Louisa goes with her, I daresay to make sure that the dresses she desires are sent for her.
I begin to suggest that 'tis entire time I was on my way, must be greatly tiring for dear Hester when she has but lately seen such changes, when comes in Nan with Selina in her arms, saying, this naughty puss jumpt up upon the billiard table as if she desir’d play, and sure one fears for the baize from her claws.
Hester takes her and says, alas, C- is just leaving, mayhap you might show her to the door?
I am pleas’d at this for I had a word or two I wisht to say to Nan.
O, she cries, I have not seen dear Mama so happy this age! And Tony says she may live with us as long as she likes, and we will make the journey to D- Chase very gentle in well-sprung carriages –
'Tis exceeding good in him, says I. But, my dear Nan, 'twould be advizable did you go about leaving cards and making calls – I see her expression and go on, sure 'tis exceeding tiresome, but 'twill do you and your family a deal of good in Society –
O! she exclaims with a little laugh, is this about les convenances?
Precisely so, says I. 'Tis to show you do not hang your head and that you observe these proper usages. And sure you need not undertake it alone, I am sure Her Grace would be entire delight’d did you accompany her, and you may gossip upon the fusties together afterwards. And, I continue, I will go put it about that you and your mama will be receiving callers here, and see can I get Lady T- to come call, for that would do a deal to establish your position.
Lady T-? That looks so fierce? Oh, I should be quite terror-struck!
'Twill do you a deal of good, however, says I. Alas that Lady J- is bound for the Mediterranean.
Runs up Lady Louisa, follow’d by a footman with her valise, entire ready to depart.