I'm Kryss.

I like lipstick, books, and animals. I'm a history major. I spend inordinate amounts of time watching sci-fi and foreign dramas on netflix. I'm a vegetarian, xbox-player, avid reader who loves Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Doctor Who and tattoos. My blog is an amalgamation of everything I love and various others - news stories, politics, music, art, architecture and literature.
~ Thursday, January 2 ~


Crispy Cauliflower Fritters with Smoky Almond Aioli

Don’t mind me, just getting some use out of my fun Yankee Swap gift. How cute is my chalkboard. It’s too cute.

This is the first thing I cooked in 2014, and I’m happy to announce that I have done two things. 1. I have resolved to post at least once a week and 2. I have resolved that WordPress is a stupid joke and I’m done with it eternally. #tumblrforever

I adapted these little babies from Oh My Veggies. I never liked aioli, probably because I never like mayonnaise. Even Veganaise, which folks of all dietary ranges have voted is better than the real thing, freaks me out. Can’t wrap my head around it. What sold me on this recipe was that the aioli was made out of cashews, rather than vegan sour cream or mayo.

Of course, I happen to be out of raw cashews and had to improvise.

These are light and crispy and, with my changes to the recipe, packed with protein. Three or four and you’ll be satiated. Unless you’re one of the boys I live with.


- 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
- 2 carrots, cut into matchsticks
- 1 can chickpeas
- 1/4 cup chickpea flour
- 1/4 cup vital what gluten
- 1/3 cup vegan mozzarella shreds or nutritional yeast
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- either 4 green onions, chopped thinly, or 2 leek leaves, chopped very thinly
- 1 large handful spinach, thinly sliced
- 4 flax eggs
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil, for the pan

3/4 cup raw almonds without any skins
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup + of water
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp Sriracha
- 1 half avocado
- pinch of paprika
- salt and pepper to taste



Add cauliflower and carrots to a pot of water and boil for four minutes. Drain a few minutes to dry and then chop thoroughly. Mash chickpeas thoroughly with a fork and add cauliflower and carrots. Add flour and gluten and stir to coat. Mix in all the other fritter ingredients until well combined.

Use coconut oil to thoroughly coat a large pan on medium heat. Once the pan is hot mold fritters in your palms, flattening as much as you can, and add to the pan. Let them cook 4 minutes, then flip, flatten with a spatula, and cook again for 4 minutes. Place them on paper towels to remove excess oil afterward.


For the aioli, soak the almond for at least an hour. Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth and creamy. Add water a Tbsp at a time to thin it out if it has a little trouble finishing up—or, more lemon juice if you like it tangier.




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~ Wednesday, September 25 ~
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~ Friday, August 2 ~



Petition to get Misha Collins on Whose Line is it Anyway



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The mayor of Mississauga, Canada is a badass. via

Hazel McCallion, everbody.

92 years old,

34 years in office,

$0 in debt

$700 million in reserve

Eight prime ministers

One truck.

But women aren’t strong leaders… OH WAIT.

Now I’m sure somebody’s gonna tell me something but

  • supports a Palestinian state
  • supports Aids CHarities
  • told her city well if we cant get money y’all need to pay taxes and maintains a 76 approval rating
  • nick named Hurricane Hazel
  • and is so boss lady that she don’t run she’ tells  folks to give that money to charity

I will always reblog this lady.

This woman is officially my new hero.

In regards to the flooding in the GTA yesterday, she apparently said that she hasn’t seen rain like that since her neighbour Noah was building a boat.

Can we make her the Queen of Tumblr?

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Hey so it’s been a while.

(Sorry, Tumblr, I’ve been cheating in you with Pinterest.)

Anyway, this is an update, for anyone who bothers to read.

I work most days, getting enough of Soho to last me several lifetimes. (I guess at least it’s not Midtown?) There is no end to the dumb questions (how’s your outdoor seating? Is it hot? “Well, it’s the same as where you just came in from…”), or unexplainable actions on behalf of tourists (trying to enter via a. forcing their way through the bushes onto the patio or b. the door to the apartments upstairs. Which has no sign, unlike our door.) Work is work. It has lead to some incredible calluses on my feet and a never ending stream of complaints about guests who don’t obey out bys, force their way onto the cafe, call and don’t listen, ask me multiple times which location we are (despite me answering the call with our location), etc, etc. Moral of the story: get out of the service industry as soon as possible, or better yet, don’t enter it all.

In other news, I may or may not have an ulcer, so that’s cool. I’m waiting on an appointment later in the month to help shed some light on some gnarly persistent heartburn and pain that’s been sticking around since mid June. Whatever it is, I want it to be cheap and easy to take care of. Because all I can eat is bland, bland food - lentils and rice and sometimes yogurt and that’s kind of it. I miss food. I love eating. I miss cookies and ice cream and tomatoes and cheese and peppers and alcohol and caffeine (I can’t have chocolate, coffee, or tea!) and citrus. I want to eat everything and drink everything but i tried to say fuck that and ended up almost vomiting on the sidewalk on east 54th.

So, whining aside, I’m sick and it sucks.

On the brighter side, today we bought a vacuum. A real, working vacuum. Steph and I are very excited. If I was typing this from my computer, there’s be a gif here of confetti and dancing and sheer excitement. I can’t wait to vacuum the carpet in my room - in my closet, by the heater, under my bed! Only if you live on your own could you be excited about a vacuum. Or if you’re me. But still. A vacuum! It’s going to be gloriously clean and allergen free up in this bitch. Oh the pain of living with wall to wall carpeting. Someday we’ll upgrade to an apartment with hardwood, but for now, we’ll make cookies to celebrate the arrival of a fancy Dirt Devil.

~ Monday, July 8 ~

No one wants your answer to “how have you been?” to be “honestly, bordering on miserable.”

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~ Wednesday, May 29 ~


Founding Father Pin-Ups, 2nd Ed.: Tread on Me

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~ Tuesday, May 28 ~

Tonight at work a guest approached me and asked me what I do when I’m not at work. She said something along the lines of “so, what kind of artist are you? An actor or a musician?” And then told me, and I quote, “we (referring to her husband) thought you were a cellist. We though, doesn’t she just look like she might be a cellist?”

It was very flattering (which I told them) but it was also one of those strange and creepy moments where you realize that other people do the same weird things as you, in this case, thinking about what other people do with their time.

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~ Tuesday, May 7 ~

now if only he wasn’t cooking a chicken…

Baking a cake, perhaps? Making dumplings?

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Dear every manufacturer of women’s clothing, ever:







Faux pockets are an abomination. If you’re going to bother putting pocket flaps on something, add the G-d damn pockets. 

No love, 


And make the pockets deeper, you soulless bastards.

You know what’s attractive?

Not this:



On average, men’s pants have about 6 inch deep pockets.



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~ Wednesday, May 1 ~


The older I get the more I realise there are no grown ups and nobody knows what the fuck they’re doing.

true fucking story

Tags: true story True Life fuck off
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this fucking french presentation is going to put me in the ground. i might actually cry when i get up there, because I really need a good grade on this, and its supposed to be fucking memorized, but I havent been able to even think about it until tonight, like an hour ago, because both my partner and I have been working all week, including today, and  now were trying to write it and collaborate via email and text message. 

and there is no way in hell this is going to be a. 6 minutes long and b. memorized. 

I’m so worried i’m going to break down in class. And please lets not even think about my last test from tuesday and my final grade in this class. My fucking gpa is going to plummet.

~ Tuesday, April 23 ~
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~ Monday, April 22 ~
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~ Wednesday, April 17 ~

netflix is the single worst thing to ever happen to my productivity.

Tags: netflix collegeproblems seriously though