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Thinking Out Loud Thursday : 3/26/2015

by Chelsea @ Make Real Food on March 26, 2015, 8 comments

Each week Amanda [Running with Spoons] hosts Thinking Out Loud Thursday. A chance for us to do some brain-dump blogging. And to hang out with fun people.

thursdays1 – Hey.  Yeah.  I disappeared last week.  No recipe.  No WIAW, no TOLT.  < No explanation.  Sorry about that.  Tuesday rolled around, and I didn’t have a recipe to post.  This super-weird work schedule has been totally throwing off my cooking-dinner-vibe.  Once I missed Tuesday’s post I sort of just threw everything to the wind and said “screw it” for the rest of the week.  Luckily, the world didn’t come tumbling down.  Shew.  

2 – The truth is, I haven’t been super duper cheery for the past few weeks.  I’m working on it.  But I’ve felt like I’m in a funk.  Perhaps post-winter blues?  I’m not sure.  There are a lot of things I can contribute to it, but nothing terrible.  Just life.  < Just life with a bit of a history of depression/anxiety.  It’ll be okay.  :) 

3 – It’ll especially be okay if we get to keep having warm weather, and I get to keep having run-days.  Sunday I went on a nice long(ish) run.  It was awesome to stretch my legs, and let my mind wander.  Sometimes my soul craves the dark places that my mind goes on a long run.  < Not depressive.  Just true.  IMG_20150322_125604

4 – BTW.  These. Socks.  IMG_20150315_130048They may just be my most favorites.  I love love love the color.  I am actually sporting them at this very moment.  They’re delightful!

5 – I also started another pair.  Which will be pair 5 of 2015, and pair 13 of my collection!  I decided it was high time to use up some leftover sock yarn, so I’m making scrap socks! They’re a bit crazy, but they’re growing on me!  I’m also noticing I tend towards the blue family of sock yarn colors! IMG_20150321_2120166 – I guess I should talk about the cat?  < Because that’s what I tend to talk about when I’m not sure what else to say about my life at the moment.  (For real, though, things are fine.  I’m just having a funk).  Indy has been enjoying more open-window time.  He’s decided to stretch out completely in the windowsill, which scared me to death at first, but Nathan assures me that he does it often.  He will lay here for hours.  IMG_20150312_153808

7 – Indy also decided this week to sit in my lap.  < This may sounds like normal cat behavior, but not for him.  He’s never been a lap cat.  We have had him for 2.5 years, and he’s only sat in my lap one other time.  Once.  < And that was only for about 30 seconds.  On Monday morning I sat down at the table to drink my smoothie, and he was whining at my feet.  I picked him up, and he started squirming, so I figured he’d want down.  Instead, he jumped into my lap.  Curled up.  And went to sleep.  He stayed there for about 35 minutes! I didn’t want to disturb him, so I (of course) let my legs go completely asleep so he’d be able to nap in peace.  I’m pretty sure I’d love having a lap cat.  < But we’ll see if I eat those words :) IMG_20150323_1738528 – Alright.  I’m going to go crawl back in to my hole now.  I promise I’m okay.  I’ll be myself again, soon.  :) 

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What I Ate Wednesday : 3/25/2015

by Chelsea @ Make Real Food on March 25, 2015, 6 comments

Hey.  Yeah.  You can call me out on it.  I disappeared last week.  :/ Sorry.  Sort of.  More on that tomorrow!  First, today.  EATS!  These are from Monday! And from my last Monday working a super weird work schedule.  The different hours was a nice break, but I’m most certainly ready to go back! #IMissEvenings

Breakfast:IMG_20150323_094035SMOOTHIE! Did you expect anything less?  Soy milk, peanut butter, cherries, strawberries, kale and spinach.  < This is my basic go to.  You can also find it here :)  I got all kinds of flack on Instagram for not having a straw in this picture.  Don’t worry, guys.  I used a straw.  Never drink without one ;)

Lunch: IMG_20150323_133316I got into a PB&J rut this month.  This was partially due to having a large excess of Udi’s bread in the freezer < Thank you, Costco.  And sort of because of the weird work hours.  I have been eating breakfast later, not been as hungry for lunch, and pb&j has just sounded good.  I used to miss making sandwiches at work, because I’m weird and like my sandwiches on toast < yeah, I know.  And gluten free bread + a community toaster = pointless.  But, sandwiches for the win now!

Snack: IMG_20150323_152105This coconut almond kind bar is delicious! It reminds me of something that I just can’t place…I guess I need to eat more of them to find out ;)

Dinner:IMG_20150323_191557Here is a true example of getting to the last bite of food and then saying OH YEAH! I WAS TAKING WIAW PICTURES!  My Mum and I went out for Mexican.  I got veggie fajitas – they were delightful! :) Here is the last bit of the perfectly caramelized onion – which is my favorite! 

I hope you are all doing well! I’ll see you tomorrow for Thinking Out Loud Thursday! :) 

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Easy Vegan Chocolate Pudding

by Chelsea @ Make Real Food on March 24, 2015, no comments

Sometimes…you just NEED chocolate pudding.  Like, rich, creamy, extra chocolate-y, chocolate pudding.  

Easy Vegan Chocolate Pudding

For me, the NEED arose in the middle of February.  I knew I had to remedy it with pantry staples, and since I was on a “EAT ALL OF THE TOFU” binge, I figured perhaps the tofu could come in handy.

You may be wondering right now why exactly we were on a “eat all the tofu” binge.  If you followed along this month you probably noticed it popping into everything – smoothies, (this pudding), I even blended a bit with salsa one day for a dip < it was surprisingly good.  Now the reason for this hasty consumption is very simple.  Costco. 

Over the summer we began eating Earth Balance mac and cheese with baked tofu and onions.  It was DELICIOUS.  At the time, tofu was really hard to find up here, so we’d usually stock up on the shelf stable stuff when we were near a whole foods.  < It travels better.  

On one trip, we spotted cases of tofu at Costco.  < YES.  And so we bought a case, and promptly ate it all that month.  When we returned to Costco, we decided to buy THREE cases.  

…And the we promptly decided that we didn’t want tofu and mac and cheese three times a week anymore.  

The tofu has been chilling out for a while, and is quickly reaching its expiration date.  I’ve powered through a whole case, but there is one left.  And I’m not sure if I’m going to make it. #FirstWorldProblems

Anywho.  The result of that haste, is this: 

Easy Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Sweet, delicious and rich pudding.  That you should go make right now.  And, if it wasn’t so weird, I’d mail you a block of tofu just for reading this post.  ;) < But that’s a little weird, right?!Easy Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Okay.  Enough talk.  Let’s make pudding.  

Easy Chocolate Vegan Pudding
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Ingredients
  1. 1 12 ounce package of tofu (we use Mori Nu shelf stable)
  2. 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (unsweetened!)
  3. 3 tablespoons maple syrup (or liquid sweetener of choice) (or to taste)
  4. 2 tablespoons peanut butter (optional) (but I LOVE peanut butter and chocolate)
  5. A dash of sea salt (optional)
  6. A dash of cinnamon (optional)
  7. 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Add EVERYTHING to a blender or food processor
  2. Process until completely smooth
  3. Refrigerate until chilled
  4. Eat!
Notes
  1. I typically don't eat tofu after about 3 - 4 days of opening it. :)
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Thinking Out Loud Thursday : 3/12/2015

by Chelsea @ Make Real Food on March 12, 2015, 4 comments

Each week Amanda [Running with Spoons] hosts Thinking Out Loud Thursday. A chance for us to do some brain-dump blogging. And to hang out with fun people.

thursdays1 – Hey! Thursday! < If you’re reading this, it means we’ve made it.  To Thursday.  Waaahoo!  Last week I had the constant problem of thinking it was a day earlier than it really was.  This week was the opposite.  Tuesday I thought it was Wednesday, Wednesday = Thursday…you get the gist.  Not sure the reason for LongestWeekEver, but apparently it’s happening.  

2 – I know I said I was over it yesterday.  But.  Maybe it is daylight savings fault?  There is just something not-awesome about it being dark at 8am.  The large amounts of rain we have gotten this week have not helped.  But.  Let’s just leave at this: IMG_20150309_085421Yep.  That explains it very well :) 

3 – On Monday I chickened out of the early workout.  Just couldn’t drag myself out of bed.  But, I’ve been keeping up the DailyBurn and #BlackFire the rest of the week.  It really feels good, and I’m seeing big improvements from even last week’s scores!  I do have to ask – though – am I the only one who tucks in my t-shirt while working out?! It just drives me CRAZY to be tugging on it all the time.  #FirstWorldProblemsIMG_20150311_0842094 – ^ That smoothie up there?! It’s what I’m going to call .. “Cherry Pie” < or something like that.  Tofu, soy milk, pecans, frozen cherries and frozen spinach.  Delicious.  And SO filling.  I’ve been doing big smoothies pre-workouts.  It’s delightful!  

5 – Speaking of eating, I have become re-obsessed with Tea as of late.  Wait.  Tea is actually drinking.  But…you know! Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 11.45.32 AMI’ve been doing a glass as I start work, as well as one with my afternoon snack.  ^ It is happiness :) < And I’ve bought A LOT of it!!

6 – I even splurged for a glass of my favorite Honey Lemon Ginger tea when Nathan and I went out to breakfast over the weekend.  We just love this little place, and it has the cutest miss-match of everything. IMG_20150307_081443Those mugs.  Adorable!

7 – Oh! Hey! Socks! IMG_20150308_173448How can you NOT love those colors?  I am actually a bit further along now, as that picture was taken on Sunday.  I just can’t put them down, the colors make me smile :) I am super excited to have them on my feet!

8 – I received my first Influenster box last week! It was pretty exciting! Basically they mail you products for free, in return for your reviews! I got to try this new line of Herbal Essences shampoo.  You can check out my review by clicking here.  Spoiler Alert – I loved it!IMG_20150308_1520179 – Okay.  That seems like a great stopping place! I hope you guys have had a fabulous week, and I’ll catch up with you next week! :) 

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What I Ate Wednesday : 3/11/2015

by Chelsea @ Make Real Food on March 11, 2015, 4 comments

Can I have the two second pity party first world problem of hating daylight savings?!  Dark mornings are no fun.  Waking up Monday morning was ROUGH.  Okay.  Done.  Food time. 

Breakfast: IMG_20150309_072454PB&J smoothie.  < Btw.  I finally wrote up a recipe.  You can click here to find it.  :) 

Morning Tea: IMG_20150309_102746Funny story.  I started burning a cupcake scented burner upstairs.  Then I wanted a cupcake at 9am.  Caramel apple tea, for the win. 

Lunch: IMG_20150309_112014It had to be mock tuna salad, right?! Also rice crackers.  And some other gluten free crackers that I’m not as big of a fan of.  And. Apples.  

Afternoon snack: IMG_20150309_161653Hummus + Chipolte hot sauce + chips < This is so amazing! We bought these little hummus cups at Costco a few weeks back.  Terribly not-efficient, but they were the only kind of plain hummus they had.  I am loving dousing them in hot sauce and going to town.  So perfect.  

Dinner: IMG_20150309_195816Oh.  Wait.  I actually had a veggie burger and fries from a local place.  But, I totally bombed on getting a picture.  After dinner I drank some more tea.  In the Panda Mug.  With the Tea In His Pants infuser.  < TWSS.  

So! Monday eats! Done! I’ll see you guys tomorrow for Thinking Out Loud Thursday :)

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PB&J Smoothie [Vegan/Gluten Free]

by Chelsea @ Make Real Food on March 10, 2015, 2 comments

Guys.  I love PB&J.  There is something incredibly nostalgic about it.  I also love the word nostalgic…and may have started this post with this just to use it.  Opps.  

For real, though.  Peanut Butter. Strawberry jelly.  Bread.  Wonderful.  

In the more recent years my PB&J fix has become more sophisticated – wait for it – I toast the bread.  Yep.  PB&J on toast.  Crazy-talk.  But…even more recently – read – February – I’ve decided my favorite PB&J is in a drinkable form.  That’s right.  PB&J smoothie.  

I’ve made variations of this smoothie for years after first having a similar version at a coffee shop long ago.  Something about it just clicked a few weeks back and I started making it…every…single…day.
IMG_20150202_071656 IMG_20150203_071451 IMG_20150204_071909IMG_20150205_072126(Uh.  Also.  Those were all taken on my first week of new job.  In which I took a stand for no longer having a dress code and wore flannel shirts every single day…)

The PB&J awesome-ness of the smoothie means that you probably already have most of the ingredients on hand.  Like.  In your pantry right now.  Like.  You could walk to your kitchen and make it.  Right now.  

Ready to do that?! IMG_20150126_071146

Let’s do it :) 

PB&J Smoothie
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of non dairy milk of choice + water to get the smoothie to your desired consistency
  2. 1 large handful of greens of choice (I've been loving using frozen spinach as of late!)
  3. 1 large handful of berries of choice (I use strawberries, mixed berries, or...in a pinch, a large spoonful of strawberry jam!)
  4. 2 heaping tablespoons of peanut butter (smooth or crunchy - doesn't matter!) (well, it does, but not in this case!)
  5. Optional add-ins - I love to add ground flax meal (gives it a "bready" taste), but oats would also do the trick! I also often add chia seeds, just ... because :)
Instructions
  1. Add the milk to the blender
  2. Then add the greens, fruit, peanut butter and optional add-ins
  3. Blend until smooth, adding water until it reaches your desired consistency (I like thin smoothies!)
  4. Pour into a glass. Add a straw. Sip the nostalgic wonders :)
Notes
  1. **If you don't have a powerful blender, add the milk and the greens and blend until smooth before adding the rest of the ingredients!
  2. **I use frozen greens and fruit, if your ingredients aren't frozen, you'll want to add some ice cubes!
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Thinking Out Loud Thursday : 03/05/2015 < February Favorites

by Chelsea @ Make Real Food on March 5, 2015, no comments

Each week Amanda [Running with Spoons] hosts Thinking Out Loud Thursday. A chance for us to do some brain-dump blogging. And to hang out with fun people.

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Hey Friends! :) Today I thought I would (actually) talk out loud and share my February Favorites + Knitted Finished Objects video with you! I try to do these at the start of each month for the month before! You can always find more videos by visiting my youtube channel!

Happy Thursday! :) 

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What I Ate Wednesday : 3/4/2015

by Chelsea @ Make Real Food on March 4, 2015, no comments

Did there used to be another day in the week between Monday and Tuesday night?! Because I’m pretty sure there was.  And it’s gone now.  And suddenly it’s Tuesday night and MUST.WRITE.WIAW.  And I won’t even get started on it being March.  Because it was Christmas last week.  Right?  Alright.  Monday Eats. 

Breakfast:IMG_20150302_072102TheMonthOfMarch I’m working some less-than-normal work hours.  Which means awesome workout hours :) I started my morning with a PB&J Smoothie < Peanut butter, soy milk, frozen spinach, frozen berries, flax meal and chia seeds.  I think there was supposed to be tofu in there.  Not sure I remembered to put it in there…

Workout:IMG_20150302_082448Oh.  Since March is going to be all weird and stuff I decided to start a new workout program.  I signed up for Daily Burn and am doing #BlackFire.  It’s amazing.  Uhm.  But I can’t move right now.  Ouch.  

Pre-Work-Snack:IMG_20150302_102745I wasn’t sure what time I’d be getting to eat “lunch” since I was starting work at lunch time, so I ate a quick snack before work.  And by quick snack I mean I got really ambitious and decided to make tofu scramble and cheese sauce and then eat it in like 2 minutes because that’s all the time I had left. Oy. 

Late Lunch:IMG_20150302_150705I ate lunch around 3pm, which was totally find since I had had prework/second breakfast snack at about 1030.  Mock tuna salad.  Rice Crackers.  Apples.  You guys totally missed it.  Last week I didn’t eat mock tuna.  I also didn’t post WIAW, so I have no proof ;) < I missed (both) it so dearly I made it this week.  (WIAW and Mock Tuna!)

Dinner:IMG_20150302_203313Uhm.  Wait.  I actually ate Pad Thai, which was leftover from lunch on Sunday.  That picture isn’t Pad Thai.  That is a gluten free brownie (or two) heated with vanilla vegan ice cream.  Which is what I filled my bowl with AFTER I scarfed down the Pad Thai :) 

So those were my Monday eats! I hope you are all doing well this week! :) I’ll see you tomorrow for Thinking Out Loud Thursday!

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“Refried” beans in the Instant Pot + Vegan Nachos

by Chelsea @ Make Real Food on March 3, 2015, 3 comments

Have you guys missed watching Instant Pot videos?!  Uh.  I hope so!  Because I have another one for you! Today’s vlog is done in a true “let’s just pick up the camera and go” fashion.  Sometimes that makes it more fun! :) 

Today we are looking at making refried beans in the Instant Pot.  I have had this recipe on my blog for a while.  It was originally a crockpot recipe.  I enjoyed these beans made from the crockpot for years – but was fast to convert them for the pressure cooker when I began using my Instant Pot.  If you are still wanting the crockpot version you can click here!  I threw the Instant Pot directions at the bottom of that post awhile back, but now I’ve decided it deserves its own post.  And its own video.  

These beans are awesome because they:

  1. Are super delicious
  2. Are mega fast and easy
  3. Made from pantry staples
  4. Freeze like a dream
  5. Make any dish more-awesome

Dipping corn chips into my refried beans is certainly my favorite way to eat them, but these beans are also awesome on tacos, or stirred into soup to give it a more creamy texture.  

But what about NACHOS?! "Refried" beans in the Instant Pot + Vegan NachosI also enjoy making baked nachos by putting corn chips on an oven safe plate (or a baking sheet, or a pie plate < my fave), topping it with the beans and any other toppings I want warm (such as spinach, corn, onions, etc) and baking at 450 until toasty warm.  Then I dollop some tofutti sour cream, salsa and perhaps avocado on top! It’s like build your own pizza…but Nacho-Style! 

Any way you slice it…these beans are awesome! …Now it’s time to sit tight and learn how to make them! RB-TxTakingNotesarrow-black-down7

 

 

Now that you’re a pro…here is the recipe! 

Refried Beans in the Instant Pot
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups of dried pinto beans (rinsed well, but not soaked)
  2. 1 large onion, cut into fourths (or diced if you like to leave your beans chunky)
  3. 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  4. 1 jalapeno - seeded (more or less to taste, optional)
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 teaspoon paprika
  7. 1 teaspoon chili powder
  8. 1 teaspoon cumin
  9. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  10. 1/2 cup salsa
  11. Cilantro - to taste (optional)
  12. 3 cups of vegetable broth or water, or a combination of the two
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients to the instant pot. Stir well.
  2. Close the lid. Turn the steam valve to "sealed".
  3. Click "Manual" and reduce the time to 28 minutes.
  4. When the cycle completes, leave for at least 10 minutes before turning the pressure valve to release the remaining pressure (you can leave it until the pressure naturally releases if you have the time).
  5. Open the lid, stir well.
  6. Blend the beans to your desired consistency by either mashing the a potato masher, or blending in the blender. Use caution, as beans are hot. I prefer to blend mine. If you like your beans incredibly thick you can drain some of the water off before you begin mashing or blending, and add it back just as you need it.
  7. Serve warm
Notes
  1. These beans freeze well - freeze in portion-sized containers.
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Thinking Out Loud Thursday : 2/26/2015

by Chelsea @ Make Real Food on February 26, 2015, 6 comments

Each week Amanda [Running with Spoons] hosts Thinking Out Loud Thursday. A chance for us to do some brain-dump blogging. And to hang out with fun people.

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Heeey Thursday Friends! Okay.  You guys are my friends all the time.  Not just on Thursdays! But I do super enjoy getting to hang out with you on Thursdays!  Let’s get this party started!

1 – You may have missed my What I Ate Wednesday post yesterday.  Wait.  Actually, it didn’t happen.  The awesome WIAW host – Peas and Crayons has been doing some soul searching on WIAW post moderation.  I totally don’t blame her.  The Internet is a beast!  I was rushing to scrape together some pictures Tuesday night and realized that I was totally making her point.  WIAW posts shouldn’t be scraped together.  I’ll be back in the saddle next week :) 

2 – Maybe we can start with something that I did eat on Wednesday to make up for it?! This. Smoothie. IMG_20150225_072146Somewhere in the middle of the week last week I started putting Tofu in Every.Thing.  This mainly stems from the fact that we have three (yeah, three) cases of shelf stable tofu from Costco that needs eating…rather soon.  Throwing it in smoothies has been really awesome.  This smoothie has: soy milk, tofu, spinach, cherries, dates, and PECANS.  It tastes like a pecan tart.  For – Reals.   

3 – Do you see the SOCKS in that picture?! Yes…February socks – DONE!IMG_20150223_220651These poor socks.  You may remember me mentioning a last week that I broke a pair of knitting needles?!  TRAGIC! These socks were the poor recipients of that bad luck.  They aren’t my cleanest knit yet – but they are warm and toasty (and hanging out on my feet as we type!) :) 

4 – If February socks are done, that means it’s time to move on to my next pair, right?! #NeverNotKnittingIMG_20150225_092750These.  Wow.  I can’t even…So pretty.  I was going to cast on another pair with super thick fingering yarn, but these just spoke to me.  That pink.  and. All the colors.  Luckily my new size 1.5 needles came – so I rocked through the toes of these Tuesday night.  (KnitPicks Hawthorne Happy Valley)

5 – On Wednesday someone “liked” a super old Instagram picture of mine.  Do you ever wonder how this randomly happens?  It makes me think of summer time.  2015-02-25 11.20.49

Oh.  And strawberry lime water.  Need.  This.  Now.  :) 

6 – Can I take two seconds to vent?  I know there are mailing lists.  And I know that I am “within child baring age” and “married but not yet with child” – but I wish there were ways to opt out of those mailing lists.  This came from my (old job) insurance company this week.  Awesome way to get your day ruined :/ IMG_20150219_195316#InfertilitySucks #ThanksForTheReminder

7 – In happier news, my new alarm clock came! IMG_20150225_133741Yes.  We use an alarm clock.  Well.  I take that back – we just use the clock part.  About a year ago we moved our phones (which is what we use as an alarm) to the other side of the bedroom.  This has super-duper helped our sleeping habits.  (Ever catch yourself peeking at your phone in the middle of the night…yeah…).  But my problem was, I would wake up during the night and wonder what time it was – and I would stay awake trying to guess or figure it out.  So, about 3 month ago we plugged in an old alarm clock that we had and put it on my nightstand.  This helps SO MUCH! Well…last weekend Nathan was trying to reset the time on the clock (the power went out), and he broke off the button that turned the alarm off.  So…the alarm stayed on…no matter what you did.  That sucker got unplugged, and we ordered a new one.  Despite being PRIME, it took a few days to come.  We really hadn’t realized how much we depended on the clock – it was driving us both crazy!  We think this one will be excellent for our near-sided eyes :) 

Alright, folks.  That is about all that’s going on in these parts.  (I’ve started using the word “Folks” a lot lately) (Not sure why). 

So! I will talk to you next week! :)

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