Today’s picture for invisible illness is a personal one. This is one of about 30 notes that my friend has received since using her handicapped placard. I’m going to say this to you, have you ever seen someone get out of a car parked in a handicapped space and said to yourself “they look too young or they don’t look disabled.” I’m going to go with yes you have, because we all have at one time. I can’t remember doing it, but before I understood the difficulties of invisible illness when I was younger I probably did. Let me ask you this though, when you had that thought was it because you knew with 100% certainty that they weren’t handicapped or did you assume that because of their age and/or not seeing a cane, walker or wheelchair? All I’m asking is that we stop and think when we someone need a mobility aid, park in a handicapped space or say they are disabled that we remember this “DISABILITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AGE OR APPEARNACE.” #spoonie #invisibleillness #disability #chronicillness #rheumatoidarthritis #lupus #fibromyalgia #myofascialpainsyndrome
If nothing else, this post needs to be seen around the internet more. This harassment is not okay and no one should have to deal with it on top of having an invisible illness. This is just another form of anonymous bullying to add to the internet bullying these TROLLS are capable of.
If you are healthy, please reblog.
If you are sick, please reblog.
If you have a disability, please reblog.
If you have an invisible illness, please reblog.
If you know someone with a disability, please reblog.
If you are a human being, please reblog.
Let’s spread the word and help those of us that may not look like it.
Ignorance isn’t bliss, ignorance is ignorance.
And people ask me why I am afraid to use my cane in public.
Being disabled, visibly so is always dangerous
When I got my first cane and posted about it, I had people demanding to know why I thought I “deserved” it at my age.
That was the word.
This is the kind of bullshit that made my dad, a man who dealt with crippling pain from degenerative disc disorder, afraid to apply for handicapped parking
I remember saying to him that he could get handicapped plates and hearing him say that it wasn’t “bad enough” as I watched him wince and hobble as he walked from the back of the parking lot
People internalize these ideas, even handicapped people, that’s why this is so fucking important
I’ve never made ice cream before, so I did you guys a favor and found this recipe elsewhere. This ice cream mixes the salty taste of sea salt with the sweet tastes of cream and sugar. Apparently, Kingdom Hearts II director Tetsuya Nomura had this ice cream on a trip to the Tokyo Disneyland Resort and liked it so much he decided to work with Disney to put it in the games. The characters of Kingdom Hearts II can often be seen eating and talking about this delicious salty-sweet dessert. Enjoy it with your best buddy at twilight.
Ingredients:2 eggs2 c. milk1/3 cup sugar1 t. vanilla1 c. heavy whipping creamsea salt to tasteblue food coloring (optional)
ice pop molds (optional)
Separate the eggs into two good sized bowls and beat the egg whites until stiff. Mix the egg yolks and sugar until thick. Slowly bring milk to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Pour hot milk into yolk/sugar mixture and mix well. Pour milk/yolk/sugar mixture back into pot and heat on medium until thicker to make a custard. Do not boil. Pour custard in with beaten egg whites and mix well. Add sea salt (keeping adding salt until it tastes salty sweet). Put mixture in fridge to cool. Once cool, add cream, vanilla and coloring to mixture. Freeze, following your ice cream maker’s instructions. If you wish, get some ice pop molds. Spray the inside of these with very little PAM spray (or something similar). Then pour the ice cream into the molds right after it comes out of the ice cream maker. Pop the lid on and the stick in and freeze for at least two hours.
Just a few solid tips for anyone looking to make this
1) Don’t bring your milk to a boil. Bring it to a quick simmer. That’s all you need because if you make it too hot, it’s going to make the next tip harder
2) Don’t pour the hot milk into the yolk/sugar mixture too quickly. It will scramble the yolks and you’ll have to start over. Do it very slowly.
3) When you’re heating the milk/yolk/sugar mixture, stir constantly. Do not stop until it’s thick because you can scramble the yolks in this step as well, and like before, you’ll have to start over
No tutorials on how to make this stuff really give you solid examples on how to keep your yolks from scrambling so hopefully this helps if people actually read this
I messed up twice because I didn’t know this stuff. Once you get past the heating steps though, it’s all smooth sailing.
Yo I made these in high school and they were delicious!!!
You might make some friends with this shit here. Roasted strawberries and coconut flakes make this salad look classy as fuck but it’s still a choice delivery method for all that fiber and antioxidants. Make some room on your plate for this nutritious motherfucker.
We did this with our friends at FoodBeast. Check their shit out. I’ve been reading dessert recipes over there for the last hour, I should probably get back to work.
ROASTED STRAWBERRY SALAD
16 medium strawberries, about 1 pound
1 teaspoon olive oil
a pinch of salt
½ cup coconut flakes (you can use sliced almonds to save some cash)
¼ cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
a big bunch of basil, chopped into thin strips, about 2/3 cup
salt and pepper to taste
1 big head of lettuce (green leaf, spinach, butter, whatthefuckever kind of lettuce is fine)
Warm up your oven to 400 degrees. Cut the green tops off the strawberries and throw that shit out. Slice the berries in half lengthwise. Toss them in a bowl with the teaspoon of olive oil and salt. Mix that shit up good so everything is coated. Put the strawberries cut side down on a cookie sheet. I hate doing dishes so I usually cover the cookie sheet with foil or something because the strawberries can release some juice and it’s annoying as fuck to clean. Roast the strawberries for 10 minutes. Throw the coconut flakes in their own section on the cookie sheet and then roast them at the same time for 3 more minutes or until the coconut looks toasted. Let everything cool the fuck down to about room temperature.
Mix together the lemon juice, vinegar, and oil in a small glass. Toss the lettuce and the basil in a big bowl and add as much of the dressing, salt, and pepper as you like. Make sure everything is coated and then put the strawberries and coconut flakes on top. Arrange that shit so it looks nice. If you don’t feel like fucking with the oven then just leave the strawberries raw. I don’t give a shit JUST EAT A FUCKING SALAD or 10.
Serve 4 people as a side or 1 jolly green giant
Vegan One Pot Pasta Round Up
OKAY SO. dogslug and I have been leveling a pair of Draenei paladins and RPing them over the last couple of days, Gaarius (mine) and Dahaan (Slug’s). After a hard day of training, they retreated to Gaarius’s apartment and while Dahaan took a bath, Gaarius scoured the cupboards for something to eat.
The apartment’s stewardship was passed on to him by a friend, and he hasn’t had the time to furnish it or buy any food, so in the cupboards, he found only a handful of cans. I wasn’t even thinking about it, just typed three random things that he found and made a stew out of: a can of savory beans, a can of mixed vegetables, and a can of fish in tomato sauce. He just threw it all in a pot and heated it up.
The more I thought about it, the more I wondered what it might taste like, so out of curiosity, tonight fishadee and I stopped by the store on my way home from work and picked up the exact cans I was imagining, the only difference being that store here doesn’t have mackerel in tomato sauce like they did in Florida, so I remedied this by getting a plain can of mackerel in a brine and a small can of tomato sauce.
I didn’t drain any of the cans; just dumped them all together. I did gently skim the fat out of the can of mackerel, however. As you can see, it didn’t look very good at first. But I mixed it together, heated it up, and…
Well, maybe Gaarius was onto something. It was quite salty but very tasty and extremely filling. I had only a packet of crackers for breakfast, no lunch, and when I ate this tonight I was overstuffed after two bowls, and there was still at least two more servings left.
GAARIUS’S EMPTY CUPBOARD STEW
- 1 14.5 oz can of mixed vegetable medley (with potatoes was good)
- 1 8 oz can of Contadina tomato sauce
- 1 15 oz can of Chicken of the Sea chub mackerel in brine
- 1 15.5 oz can of Bush’s Chili Magic beans (I wanted to just buy Ranch beans but they didn’t have any)
Dump together. Gently break up the mackerel into bite sizes as it heats. There will be the occasional small, soft fish bone, so be warned about that. Not that you’d choke on them but I know some folks don’t like the texture. Bring to a simmer. Serve with bread or rice, if desired, to make it stretch among more people.
Sharing this because it was a silly, fun recipe spawned out of an RP scene, but also because it was extremely cheap and very filling, for those of you who are on really limited budgets. Because of how salty it was, you could even add water to make it stretch further.
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