Sickness is SOOO last year

Put your hands up if you were annoyed at the timing in which you got sick.

Ok that’s about… all of you.

You know, I feel like being sick is the worst thing that can happen. It usually puts me in a dilemma, or just in the worst situation ever. Timing wise- horrific.

I used to not get sick at all. Most of the time, it was once every two years or so, a big flu that attacks and goes away. It was never of much significance because I was young, school wasn’t hard to catch up, and I usually had my mom check up on me every hour. Now, I get it frequently, light colds, but with the tendency to drag along for a very long time. A day of school missed is basically worth 3 days to catch up on my own. So I can’t miss a lot of school, and I try not to, but sometimes, I feel like the timing is just…perfect. It seemed like every time I got sick, a class had the longest amount of notes, or a pop quiz, or a test, or an important discussion. If only I could choose a day on my own to get sick, I would go for the days we don’t do anything.

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Simple Yet Filling- Power of Food

Walking home from school- starving like crazy, and I open the fridge to see a welcoming (not) shiny green apple.

This apple aint gonna do nothing for my stomach. At all.

Ya feel?

What is it that I want? Not so big because I’m going to have dinner soon, but not so small as an apple because if I had to eat an apple, I would probably eat more like 10. Which is not so good.

I feel this way about my life after school, but how would the people during the dust bowl feel, working for 5 cents an hour, sometimes 2 and a half, and get nothing but fried dough for a meal? Ugh, I would not be able to survive.

Although fried dough is pretty good~ I mean, come on. It’s literally doughnuts. Just no sugar.

Ummmmmm…..

Oh, ahem.

ANYWAYS surviving on just fried dough is just a bit too much oil…

SO!

I was thinking, what if I could find a way for them to get a dollar amount (at that time) and make something that is good and also filling?

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3/2 Quote of the Day

Hello! Good day~

chocolate

Haha just a little reminder- living your life is great but spending time with you family is sweeter~~~

🙂

I’m doing just that at the moment~

te he he~

-Raining Chocolate

6/30 Quote of the Day

“French fries. I love them. Some people are chocolate and sweets people. I love French fries. That and caviar.”

-Cameron Diaz

O man….me too. The smell of salt, feel of crispness, steam rising out of my mouth when I take a bite…

-Raining Chocolate

6/3 Quote of the Day

“Hunger makes you restless. you dream about food — not just any food, but perfect food, the best food, magical meals, famous and awe-inspiring, the one piece of meat, the exact taste of buttery corn, tomatoes so ripe they split and sweeten the air, beans so crisp they snap between the teeth, gravy like mother’s milk singing to your bloodstream.”

~Dorothy Allis

Whoever this lady is, I already love her. Her descriptions are way better than the way I try to put it. Ahhh~ the image I get when I read this quote- so delicious~

-Raining Chocolate

Sweet and Smoky Beet Burgers

Sweet and Smoky Beet Burgers

makes 8 burger patties

start to finish: 45 min

Instructions:

2 tablespoons grapeseed or olive oil, plus extra for searing

1 yellow onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)

1 cup peeled and grated beets (from about 1 small beet)

3 garlic cloves, crushed

1 cup walnuts

½ cup golden raisins

2 teaspoons sweet smoked paprika

½ cup cooked green lentils

2 teaspoons sea salt, plus more for seasoning

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning

2 cups cooked short-grain brown rice, at room temperature

1 egg

Directions:

1. In a medium skillet, warm the grapeseed or olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until it starts to soften and caramelize, about 10 minutes.

2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the beets, garlic, walnuts, raisins and paprika. Cook, stirring frequently, until the beets are starting to brown and the walnuts are toasted, about 8 minutes.

3. Transfer the onion-beet mixture to the bowl of a food processor and pulse several times until chunky. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and add the lentils, sea salt and black pepper. Set aside.

4. Replace the bowl of the food processor (without washing) and blend the brown rice with the egg until a coarse puree forms. Add the rice mixture to the onion-lentil mixture and mix with your hands until combined. Divide the mixture into 8 portions and shape each one into a patty just under 1 inch thick.

5. In a large cast-iron skillet set over medium heat, warm enough grapeseed or olive oil to coat the bottom. Place the patties in the skillet and cook undisturbed for 5 minutes. Gently flip the patties and reduce the heat to low. Cover the skillet and cook the patties until they are warmed through and have a firm, golden-brown crust, 8 to 10 minutes longer. Remove the patties from the skillet and serve immediately with desired accompaniments.

-Raining Chocolate