The Metanomicon

Food, Art, and Miscellaneous Whimsy

Kale Chips


A quick, easy, and extremely healthy snack made from fresh kale, high in vitamins C and A.

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Tuna Salad

A fresh, creamy tuna macaroni salad, perfect for a summer picnic.

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Lemony quinoa parsley salad. Unlike many American variants of this traditionally Middle Eastern dish, this is a green salad, not a grain salad. Great as an appetizer or side paired with hummus. I love to eat tabbouleh as a topping for Lebanese pita bread.

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder: 5 Tips on How to Cope

Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental condition wherein the affected aggrandizes their self-importance in exaggerated and often destructive ways.  It is largely believed to be the product of certain parenting styles coupled with sensitive personalities and is often combatted with talk-therapy.   NPD makes for a particularly destructive personality disorder when paired with alcoholism, drug abuse, […]

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Cretaceous Sleeve Tattoo

Cretaceous Sleeve

A photo gallery of the progression and final results of my Cretaceous-themed sleeve tattoo by Nick Baxter in Austin, Texas.

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Piña Colada

A delicious sweet cocktail reminiscent of the tropics. Especially nice on hot days in the summer. Please enjoy alcoholic beverages responsibly.

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Hashwi is Lenten Middle Eastern rice made with ground lamb or beef, pine nuts, and spices. This versatile and delicious savory dish can be eaten as a side, main course, or as a stuffing for vegetables.

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Multiple sclerosis minor brainisms

One of the most frustrating things about MS for me has been the memory problems. It is the strangest thing in the world to forget things you know, but only temporarily. For about three days (maybe longer?) I couldn’t remember the name of one of my former coworkers. We’d gone out to coffee together less […]

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Fugu: The Why and Why Not of Eating Something that Might Kill You

Fugu Sashi

Fugu, or better known as poisonous puffer fish to Westerners, has been the butt of every Asia-centric food joke I have ever heard.  As an ‘adventuresome type’, I knew that if I was ever presented with the opportunity to eat fugu, I would.  I have eaten a number of things that would make the sensitive, […]

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Vanilla Milkshake

This basic vanilla milkshake is delicious, creamy, and incredibly simple to make. Serves two, can be doubled for more.

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