raven lord tributes [purple duchess sweet potatoes]

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The Raven Lord demands tribute… in the form of tasty appetizers!

I have been playing a ton of Heroes of the Storm lately. I’ve been trying to climb the ladder to finally hit Rank 1. Recently, I have been fortunate enough snag Sylvanas in draft. AW YISS BANSHEE QUEEN.

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I have no time for games!

I am totally loving Sylvanas’ play style. It’s an awesome feeling to be fighting someone and then throw out your “E” to teleport when the fight gets too rough.

One of the battlegrounds I enjoy playing is the Cursed Hollow. On this map, the goal is to collect three tributes for the malevolent Raven Lord. He’s totally a big jerk.

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There’s usually a ton of fighting when these tributes pop up. And that’s what I absolutely love about this map — the team fights!

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Hahaha, big head mode!

Since the Raven Lord demand tribute… We better start cooking!

UNIT COMPOSITION

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  1. salt
  2. 2tablespoons of butter
  3. 4 – 5 cloves of garlic,grated
  4. 1 egg, mixed
  5. 1/3 cup of milk
  6. 1/3 cup of shredded parmesan cheese
  7. 1 lb of purple sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters

BUILD ORDER

Prep time for this dish takes about 30 minutes. Cook time takes 20minutes for boiling the potatoes, and an additional 12 minutes for baking. This makes 4 servings (about 8 tributes).

OPENING

  1. After peeling and cutting your sweet potatoes, place them in a pot of large water.blog_ravenlordtributes_potato
  2. Bring that pot of water to boil and cook the sweet potatoes for about 20 minutes or until soft. Then drain the sweet potatoes and return them to the pot.
  3. Add in your salt, cheese, butter, garlic and milk. Use a potato masher to combine the ingredients.
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  4. Transfer the mashed sweet potatoes to a bowl.
  5. Add in your egg and stir to combine.

MID GAME

  1. Place the sweet potato mixture in a piping bag.
  2. Lay a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  3. Begin piping out the shape of the raven lord tributes. Start with an oval, and then a pointed tip for the beak.
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  4. Then, pipe out the wings.
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  5. Use a butter knife to smooth out the entire shape. Use the edge of the butter knife to create the eyes by gently pressing down at an angle.
  6. Continue making the tributes until you run out of sweet potato mixture.

LATE GAME

  1. Set your oven to 350 F.
  2. Let your tributes bake for about 12 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  3. Eat!

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GG WP, Heroes!

Please note that eating three of these tributes will not cause the Raven Lord to curse your enemies. However, these are delicious and can satisfy a rumbling tummy. MY BELLY DEMANDS TRIBUTE.

By the way, I have set up a Patreon! I have been posting previews of upcoming blog post there, so if you’re interested, please check it out. 😀

blood of mannoroth bisque [green vegetable bisque]

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So I finally bit the bullet after years and years of saying “no” … I installed World of WarCraft for the first time a few days ago with some encouragement (a.k.a. friendly threats)from the lovely and amazing Kymba.

She has used her special powers of persuasion to not only get me to join WoW, but to also get my boyfriend to reactivate his account. Let me reiterate — this is my first time EVER playing WoW. As a result, I have no idea what I’m doing._(?)_/

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I’m not new to MMOS, but I am TEN YEARS of content behind in WoW. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do! By catching up, I mean I have to go collect ALL OF THE MOUNTS I CAN!

This isn’t my first World of Warcraft recipe — I’ve actually made one before with guidance from Sha of Happiness — but this is my first WoW recipe as an official WoW player.

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Kymba had suggested that I try tackling the Blood of Mannorothas my first solo Warcraft recipe. The Blood of Mannoroth is an integral part of the lore of Warcraft, so it seemed fitting to turn it into a recipe!

UNIT COMPOSITION

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  1. salt
  2. pepper
  3. 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  4. cup of spinach
  5. 1 1/2 cups of broccoli, chopped
  6. 1 1/2 cups of tofu
  7. 2 cups of almond milk
  8. 1/2 of an onion, diced
  9. 5 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  10. 2 leeks, roughly chopped

You will be blending all of the ingredients together, so you don’t have to cut them perfectly!

BUILD ORDER

Prep time for this recipe will take roughly 45 minutes. Cook time for this will be roughly1 hour.This recipe makes about 4-6 servings.

OPENING

  1. Preheat your oven to 375.
  2. Place your garlic, onion, broccoli, and leeks on a roasting pan. Season your vegetables with salt and pepper.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil through the vegetables. Rub the olive oil through the vegetables.
  4. Roast for about 45 minutes, stirring the vegetables to prevent burning every 10 minutes.

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MID GAME

  1. Remove your vegetables from the oven and place them in a pot.
  2. Add in half of your almond milk and your spinach.
  3. Heat until the spinach has wilted.
  4. Take a hand blender, and blend the vegetables until smooth

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LATE GAME

  1. Add in your tofu and remaining almond milk. Continue to blend until smooth.
  2. At this point, if the bisque is still too thick, you may need to add in additional almond milk or water.
  3. OPTIONAL: If you want to make a smooth bisque, you will need run the bisque through a sieve to separate the solids from the smooth bisque. Once you have the additional solids, blend them once more and re-add them to the bisque. Continue this step until smooth. This may take an additional 20+ minutes.
  4. Bring the bisque back up to medium heat.blog_mannorothbisque_boiling
  5. Eat!

And that’s it, you’re done! GG WP!

Now, drinking this vegan Blood of Mannoroth may not give you blood lust or cause you to become a minion of the Burning Legion, but it is good for your health! Since it’s full of delicious green vegetables, this creamy bisqueis both delicious and nutritious. A great start to your New Year! :)

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Hopefully I’ll catch you in Draenor! If not, maybe we’ll clash swords (or in my case, dinosaurs?) in the Arena. 😀 HAPPY HUNTING!

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