Adapted from a recipe on The Fitchen.
1 large sweet potato, diced
~4 oz. shredded carrots
~1 cup. frozen mixed vegetables
1 15.5 oz. can LOW SODIUM chickpeas [Garbanzo beans], rinsed and drained
1 15 oz. can LOW FAT coconut milk
1 medium red onion, diced
3 heaping teaspoons curry powder
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon ginger [in small pieces larger than powder]
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 generous teaspoons garlic granules [in small pieces larger than powder]
2 coconut milk cans’ worth of water
1 cube Edward & Sons LOW SODIUM Veggie Cubes [bouillon equivalent]
Prepare as directed above. Mix together in slow cooker. Cook for 4 hours on high. YUM YUM [hopefully].
Adaptations depended on several factors. First, I was using stuff that I already had [sweet potato, shredded carrots, frozen mixed veggies]. Second, given my lack of measuring cups and spoons, all measurements are approximate. My “teaspoon” was a small dinner spoon. Third, I am lazy, which is why I threw the bouillon ingredients in separately. Fourth, everything can be improved by the copious addition of garlic. Fifth, I hate red pepper flakes. Sixth, the original recipe has a ridiculously gratuitous amount of sodium, most of which can be eschewed by choosing low sodium chickpeas and low sodium bouillon.
EDIT: Delicious, though flavored much more strongly of ginger than anything else because the little pieces of dried ginger root are much stronger than ginger powder. I added a bunch of rice, which cut much of it, but now I know to reduce the amount of ginger by at least half if I’m using small pieces of the root. I feel like it may need some capsaicin…
I used to have just my dolls hanging out on shelves, talking to each other so that they wouldn’t get bored. Back in February of this year, though, I realized that I also had lots of nifty furniture, props, accessories, etc., that languished in storage. I could arrange them into vignettes for my dolls so they could do activities besides talking! Below are overviews of each scene, then detail shots. Continue reading Small sets in my bedroom and bonus Shalka dorks
@dollsahoy gave me a Mego 13″ Bionic Woman recently. I love robot dolls, and I had never encountered this one before, so of course I was thrilled. This doll is in the likeness of Lindsay Wagner as Jamie Sommers. Unlike most Mego celebrity portraits, which are sharp and square, with insufficient cranium, this headsculpt has more rounded features and nearly enough cranium. The wide smile is also charmingly done. I can’t attest to the likeness, but to me she bears a certain resemblance to Britney Spears. Anyway, I quickly named her Sappho the Lesbian Love Bot / the Lesbionic Woman. She’s just your average cheery seven-foot lesbian with a big smile and a penchant for bright colors, and she’s looking for love. Look at her beautiful facial screening!
Sappho has almost as many joints as today’s action figures, but that doesn’t mean they work well. With only a neck and a waist swivel, her upper body poseability is curtailed. It’s impossible to get ninety degrees of flexion out of either her elbows or her knees. Additionally, she can’t spread her thighs or her arms away from her torso. Her inability to plant her legs farther apart greatly reduces her stability, but she can stand alone in certain positions.
I conditioned her hair and trimmed it in an effort to improve its look, but it remains stiff. I dressed her in an outfit that would show the computer chips embedded in her arm. The dress comes from a generic 11.5″ fashion doll, but fits Sappho’s larger frame because of its stretchiness. Her leggings from Old Joe Infirmary are made for female action figures. No idea about her shoes, but they fit perfectly. Her antennae are, of course, pins that I jammed in her head. I think she’s adorable.
Continue reading Sappho the Lesbian Love Bot
My doll of the Master has gone through a few iterations already. He came with a constipated-looking scowl, as shown here: Continue reading Smile, Master! — resculpting a more cheerful expression
I bought a Dragon Mike Walker with the goal of making him look like my interpretation of John Simm’s Master as he appears in Season 10 of Doctor Who.
Continue reading Making Harry
Frittilaria and Never the Less went. Pictures on official blargh.