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Sesame Noodles with Swiss Chard and Chicken Recipe on Food52
Adapted from a recipe in Chrissy Teigen's cookbook Cravings.

I've added a heap of Swiss chard to make this more of a stand-alone dish, but know that it's optional or replaceable—spinach, shredded cabbage or romaine might be nice as would julienned carrots or sweet potatoes.

Recipe for one:
113g chicken breast
113g fettuccine
150g Swiss chard

2T peanut oil
2T tahini
1.5T soy sauce
1T red wine vinegar
1t sesame oil
1t honey
1t chili oil (maybe more sesame oil with sambal olek to sub)
0.25t cayenne pepper
half garlic clove, minced

3 scallions, thinly sliced.
recipe  "asian"  noodles  chicken  vegetable  sauce  one-pan  made-it  thingsilike  food-for-one  food-for-two 
december 2016 by nyx
Light and Tender Cream Biscuits Recipe | Serious Eats
311g flour
1.5T BP
1t salt
1T sugar
1.5C cream

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52g flour
3/4t BP
1/6t salt
1/2t sugar
1/4C cream
recipe  bakedgoods  scones&biscuits  vegetarian  dairy  thingsilike 
august 2016 by nyx
Any Instrument - Chapter 1 - dicta_contrion - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Draco Malfoy wouldn't go back to England for anything less than an exceptional case. Being asked to figure out why Harry Potter can't control his magic might be exceptional enough to qualify.

|| Pretty good slow build fic with good plot development. There's a ridiculously hot scene rife with sexual tension were they barely even touch which only makes it even hotter.
hp  draco/harry  future!fic  developing-relationship  drama  mystery  angst  first-time  sexual-tension  author:dicta_contrion  rating:nc-17  thingsilike 
february 2016 by nyx
Charred Broccoli and Avocado Salad Recipe - Chocolate & Zucchini
Amazingly delicious salad. Roasted broccoli for half the time at 450F.

Would try more tahini next time and maybe a hint of sesame oil to up the aroma.

Definitely a make-again dish.
recipe  salad  roasts  vegetable  herbs  sauce  vegan  made-it  thingsilike 
october 2015 by nyx
AT THE SAME STARS - Chapter 1 - spicyshimmy - Star Trek, Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
First Officer Spock of the USS Enterprise is part of the away team that discovers the survivors of Tarsus IV. Captain Pike assigns him to the curious case of James Tiberius Kirk, who steals one of Spock's sweaters. There were no sufficient Vulcan poetics to describe the emptiness of the colony as it was found on the morning of stardate 2249.43. The fully-completed residential sector was neither ugly nor beautiful but simply remote; a hollow landscape of metal alloys and sensible architecture, with determined vegetation growing alongside the support beams. They did not flower.

|| This is a really good AU where Spock and Kirk take about fifty million years to get together, mostly because it takes about thirty million years for Spock to buy a clue about his and Kirk's feelings for one another.
startrekxi  kirk/spock  AU-canon-divergence  developing-relationship  character-focus  first-time  jealousy  romance  friendship  hurt/comfort  author:spicyshimmy  rating:r  thingsilike 
july 2015 by nyx
The Pure and Simple Truth - Chapter 1 - lettered - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Harry, Draco, and Hermione go to a pub. Harry, Draco, and Pansy go to a pub. Harry, Draco, Pansy, and Hermione go to a pub. Harry, Draco, Hermione and Ron go to a pub. Harry, Draco, Hermione, Ron, and Pansy―you guessed it―go to a pub. I could go on. In fact, I did. Harry, Draco, Hermione, Pansy, Ron, Blaise, Luna, Goyle, Neville, and Theodore Nott go to a pub. In various combinations.
hp  draco/harry  future!fic  it's-complicated  friendship  drama  author:lettered  rating:g  thingsilike 
may 2015 by nyx
He Who Must Not Be Normal - lettered - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Potter has fame and fortune and posh clothes and all he wants is a simple life. Draco has a flat and a cat and a steady job and all he wants is a complicated life. Which makes you think this story has something exciting like body-swapping, but it doesn’t. Instead it has Indian takeaway and a blue jumper and people wanting a whole lot of what they can’t have, discovering themselves as they discover each other.

|| I don't know what it is about HP fandom and in particular the Harry/Draco ship, but there's some stunning introspective, dark-toned fic written in it, like hollycomb's. This is one of them, but ends on a much more uplifting note. There is sex in here, but it's not sex for sex's sake, it's sex for the purposes of sketching out Harry and Draco's demons. I love the vein of uneasiness running throughout and the nuanced characterization. lettered has a very fine way of narrating through Draco's voice.
hp  draco/harry  future!fic  character-focus  developing-relationship  first-time  smut  dirty-talk  author:lettered  thingsilike 
may 2015 by nyx
Season of Courtship - Chapter 1 - Elizabeth (anghraine) - Lady Susan, Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen [Archive of Our Own]
Darcy and Elizabeth become better acquainted over the course of their engagement.

|| Excellent post-canon fic that's engrossing, humourous, sweet, and touching by turns. There's an amusing interlude where Darcy, Bingley, Jane, and Elizabeth get The Talk (separately) and some delightful Darcy family intrigue/drama.
austen  prideandprejudice  darcy/elizabeth  future!fic  humour  romance  drama  fluff  author:anghraine  rating:pg-13  thingsilike 
may 2015 by nyx
All In a Day's Work - thecompanystore - Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
She shot the bloody dog and she would do it a thousand times over.

|| How does this author jam so much into 640 words? I went from laughing with tears in my eyes to clutching my heart with tears in my eyes within the span of seconds. A really marvelous piece of writing that does a deep dive into Roxy's character and her friendship with Eggsy without breaking a sweat.
kingsman  gen  future!fic  friendship  character-focus  author:thecompanystore  rating:pg-13  thingsilike 
april 2015 by nyx
Hide and Seek - thecompanystore - Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
Her brother is a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a silly wanker wrapped in a tailor-made suit.

|| Yes, Daisy fic! Loving Kingsman fandom latching onto the female characters and fleshing them out in the loveliest ways.
kingsman  gen  future!fic  character-focus  author:thecompanystore  rating:g  thingsilike 
april 2015 by nyx
Pig Latin by aerospaces
In Kenya, Eggsy falls off a flight of stairs. Or: lessons in cohabitation.

Eggsy discovers the joys of a home-cooked meal among many other things.

|| Really lovely like a warm fuzzy blanket you wrap yourself in. After breaking his leg, Eggsy moves in with Harry.
kingsman  eggsy/harry  fix-it  future!fic  fluff  domestic  humour  developing-relationship  author:aerospaces  rating:nc-17  thingsilike 
march 2015 by nyx
Best Yorkshire puddings | BBC Good Food
Quartered recipe for three muffin-tin Yorkshire puddings:
35g flour
1 egg
pinch salt
50mL milk

Worked very well, unlike my previous Yorkshire pudding that was a dud. Truly glorious served with golden syrup and lightly whipped cream.
recipe  british  puddings  eggs  dairy  vegetarian  easy-peasy  pan-size:12-muffin  food-for-one  food-for-two  thingsilike  made-it 
february 2015 by nyx
15-Minute Hot Oil Noodles (You Po Mian) - The Woks of Life
The gist of the dish: Cook noodles and veg. Put in bowl with soy sauce, vinegar, red pepper flakes, raw minced garlic, scallion, and cilantro. Pour hot oil over noodles. Mix. Eat.

Would increase the amount of vinegar a lot more (2t at least). Added browned Italian sausage and would do again with minced pork or omit it altogether. The minced garlic, cilantro, and scallions really make the dish, but the garlic is STRONG. Would scale back oil to 2 T next time and the amount of noodles. Increase veg for sure.

Takes more like 30 minutes with all the veg and herb washing and prep you have to do.
recipe  chinese  noodles  vegetable  garlic  must-try  vegan  made-it  thingsilike 
january 2015 by nyx
Within His Power - Chapter 1 - NoBezel - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
The first day of Stiles' senior year, Derek Hale is at his school. Derek Hale, brother of Governor Laura Hale, and the quintessential LP—a marvel of genetic, and cybernetic, engineering. There is only one reason an LP of Derek's age and status comes to a high school like Hale Prep: mate hunting.

Hyperactive, unsequenced, anti-Bite, teen boys do not become arm candy of the rich and wolfy. Stiles knows he has no chance; he knows he doesn't want one. But when Derek Hale declares his intent to make Stiles his mate, the vow he makes to Stiles privately isn't one of love; it's one of power, money, and influence. Privileges the unsequenced don't dream of in Stiles' world. It's more than Stiles can resist.

But that doesn't mean he can't try.

|| Some really good and engrossing world-building in this fic. The end seemed a bit rushed and I would have liked a bit more resolution, but that doesn't detract from the overall readability.
teenwolf  derek/stiles  AU  relationship-of-convenience  plotty  bonding  knotting  author:nobezel  rating:nc-17  thingsilike 
january 2015 by nyx
Chocolate Donut Holes (Munchkins) recipe on Food52.com
Sure, making donuts at home is a bit more work than running out to the store, but the extra effort is worth it. These guys are almost obscenely chocolatey thanks to the addition of both cocoa powder and melted unsweetened chocolate. My coffee has finally met its soulmate.

|| Weighted measurements:

28g butter
42g unsweetened chocolate
130g flour
75g sugar
30g cocoa
3/4t BP
1/4t BS
1/2t salt
1/4C buttermilk
1T vanilla
1 egg

230g powdered sugar
2T milk
2t vanilla
recipe  american  friedfood  doughnuts&fritters  chocolate  dairy  buttermilk  eggs  vegetarian  made-it  thingsilike 
november 2014 by nyx
United States v. Barnes, 617 F. Supp. 2d 143 (D.D.C. 2015) - Chapter 1 - fallingvoices, radialarch - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Courtroom drama of the trial of one James Buchanan Barnes for high treason and 63 counts of murder.

|| I'M NOT CRYING AND UGLY SOBBING, IT'S JUST RAINING ON MY FACE AND I HAVE THE HICCUPS.

Seriously though, suspend your law goggles, and read this fic. Really moving fic that uses the multimedia method, i.e., tweets, texts, newspaper articles, etc., to flesh out a fantastic story.
mcu  avengers  captain-america  bucky/steve  drama  angst  author:fallingvoices  author:radialarch  rating:pg-13  thingsilike 
november 2014 by nyx

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