timsaturday:


youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.
Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]
The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.
It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.
It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.
White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.
Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.
People seriously need to learn some history.THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.

timsaturday:

youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.

Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]

The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.

The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.

It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.

It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.

White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.

Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.

People seriously need to learn some history.
THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.

garden-of-vegan:

My Guide to Cooking Amazing Tofu
As a single ingredient, tofu has a lot to offer and it’s worth learning how to cook it well. I’ve gathered together all of my tofu recipes, tutorials, tips, and tricks together into this all-inclusive tofu resource.  You’ll be enjoying amazing tofu dishes in no time!
Why do you need to learn how to cook tofu?
It’s high in protein (13g/serving)
A source of calcium and iron
Mild in flavour making it ideal for marinades
Versatile – it can be baked, sautéed, fried, grilled, you name it!
Quick and easy to prepare – it can be flavoured and prepared in as little as 10 minutes
Very cost effective, 1 block ($2.27) = 4 servings ($0.57/serving)
Tofu has some awesome health benefits too! Studies have shown that eating tofu can help to lower bad cholesterol, and 25g of soy protein per day may reduce the risk of heart disease (in combination with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.) Check the label and look for non-GMO tofu.
4 Part Tofu Tutorial:
Types of Tofu
Draining and Preparing Tofu
Marinating Tofu {includes 3 easy marinades}
Cooking Tofu {Baking & Sautéing}
My first post on preparing tofu: How to Prepare Tofu
Tofu Recipes {Mostly Gluten/Nut-free}:
Breakfast:
Vegan Spinach & Mushroom Mini Quiches – Gluten-free, Nut-free optional
Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Wrap – Nut-free
Scrambled Tofu – Gluten-free, Nut-free
Vegan Breakfast Sandwich – Nut-free
Lunch & Dinner:
**Spinach, Avocado, Brown Rice and Seasoned Baked Tofu Salad – Gluten-free, Nut-free
**Burrito Bowl with Salsa Baked Tofu & Chili Lime Kale – Gluten-free, Nut-free
Coconut Curry with Tofu & Brown Rice – Gluten-free
Smoky Maple Tofu Sandwich – Nut-free
Almond Crusted Tofu
Salsa Baked Tofu – Gluten-free, Nut-free
**Tofu Vegetable Noodle Soup {Version 1 – Nut-free} {Version 2 – GF/Nut-free}
Taco Salad with Salsa Baked Tofu – Gluten-free, Nut-free
**Baked Sriracha & Soy Sauce Tofu + 2 Quick & Easy Recipes – Gluten-free, Nut-free
Spinach Avocado & Marinated Tofu Salad
**good recipes to try if you’ve never eaten tofu.
Sides & Multi-Purpose:
Baked Sriracha & Soy Sauce Tofu - Gluten-free, Nut-free
Salsa Baked Tofu - Gluten-free, Nut-free
Asian Marinated Tofu
Read the full post here.
Allergen Disclaimer: Many of these recipes will be Gluten/Nut-free optional with simple substitutions to fit in with your dietary requirements. If you’re making food for someone with a food allergy or other dietary requirement, always make sure to show them the recipe and ingredients BEFORE you start cooking!

garden-of-vegan:

My Guide to Cooking Amazing Tofu

As a single ingredient, tofu has a lot to offer and it’s worth learning how to cook it well. I’ve gathered together all of my tofu recipes, tutorials, tips, and tricks together into this all-inclusive tofu resource.  You’ll be enjoying amazing tofu dishes in no time!

Why do you need to learn how to cook tofu?

  • It’s high in protein (13g/serving)
  • A source of calcium and iron
  • Mild in flavour making it ideal for marinades
  • Versatile – it can be baked, sautéed, fried, grilled, you name it!
  • Quick and easy to prepare – it can be flavoured and prepared in as little as 10 minutes
  • Very cost effective, 1 block ($2.27) = 4 servings ($0.57/serving)

Tofu has some awesome health benefits too! Studies have shown that eating tofu can help to lower bad cholesterol, and 25g of soy protein per day may reduce the risk of heart disease (in combination with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.) Check the label and look for non-GMO tofu.

4 Part Tofu Tutorial:

  1. Types of Tofu
  2. Draining and Preparing Tofu
  3. Marinating Tofu {includes 3 easy marinades}
  4. Cooking Tofu {Baking & Sautéing}
My first post on preparing tofu: How to Prepare Tofu

Tofu Recipes {Mostly Gluten/Nut-free}:

Breakfast:

Lunch & Dinner:

**good recipes to try if you’ve never eaten tofu.

Sides & Multi-Purpose:

Read the full post here.

Allergen Disclaimer: Many of these recipes will be Gluten/Nut-free optional with simple substitutions to fit in with your dietary requirements. If you’re making food for someone with a food allergy or other dietary requirement, always make sure to show them the recipe and ingredients BEFORE you start cooking!

I have a selfie that I just took and I really like. But I don’t know if I want to post it.
Y’know?

I’m pretty good with mehndi, okay.
So tonight my mom asked me to apply it to her hands. Except she is the worst and kept gradually moving her hand away from me, causing me to slouch almost the entire time.
An hour and a half of slouching. Hurts.
Plus she kepts fidgeting.
Never again.