The rice and beans were bland until mixed together.
Then her expression grew bland again.
How the dream began, she couldn't remember but she was in his arms and he was gazing down at her, his expression as bland as usual.
The door opened quietly and Yancey entered, his face bland as he retrieved the magazine from his chair.
At last, as the emissary persisted in his bland persuasions, he looked up and said, - "Archias, you never moved me by your acting, and you Affair of Harpalus.
Leaning back in the chair and lacing fingers behind his neck, that bland gaze roved over her face again.
His expression was bland – his voice unemotional, as if he were discussing the weather.
His expression was bland, but those delicious chocolate eyes wandered over her face in a disturbingly familiar way before he shut the door.
The two travelers killed the time picking over a bland lunch and alternating long walks with longer periods of sitting on hard seats, re-reading a discarded newspaper.
His father (1779-1844) was an English barrister, and, from 1831, a commissioner in bankruptcy; he collaborated with Robert Bland (1779-1825) in his Collections from the Greek Anthology, and published some excellent translations from Italian and German.
Quicklime is also caustic, but magnesia is bland and unirritating.
Instead, he settled for a postcard to her and one to her son, each with a bland "Having a great time" message.
The milk of the cow, which may be taken as typical of all others, and is indeed by far the most important and valuable of all, is, when newly drawn, an opaque white fluid, with a yellowish tinge, soft, bland and sweetish to the taste, and possessed of a faintly animal odour.
His attention never wavered and Carmen kept her expression bland as she slapped the potatoes on her plate and then returned the spoon to the bowl.
Determined to swap it out for a picture of a horse or something bland, Jessi poured herself another cup of coffee and snatched the iPad, settling on the couch within view of the porch.
The treatment is far from satisfactory, and consists in keeping up the strength and diluting the poison in the blood and in the urine by the administration of bland fluids, such as soda-water, milk and plain water, in quantities as large as possible.
Bland, London, 1844; lithographed, Cawnpore, 1869; English translation in MS. by Hatton Hindley, in the British Museum Add.
When his gaze met hers, it was bland.
He moved toward her, his expression far from bland.
His expression was bland.
She looked at the pictures on his walls, not surprised to find them bland.
His eyes were open and he was watching her, his expression bland.
His step was brisk as he walked around to the other side, but when he climbed into the truck, his expression was bland.
Alex glanced at him, his expression bland.
He stopped abruptly and straightened, his expression going bland.
His expression was bland â€“ his voice unemotional, as if he were discussing the weather.
Betsy and Martha, often confidants, admitted to one another that they'd both researched Julie with similar bland results.
After the bland meal was over and the tin foil discarded, Dean donned his coat and walked up town.
She'd meant to give him some sort of bland sympathy like people gave her kids.
Drowned out not just by the violent protest but also by the bland platitudes of the world supposed "leaders."
The coconut was barely detectable, the glaze a little thin and weedy, and the biscuits on the side seemed a bland afterthought.
archbishops ' open letter is as bland and opaque as milk.
There was nothing artificial about Mr Bland's nutrition and hydration.
bland by comparison to the European manufacturers.
Recommended for those who find most worship leaders bland.
An elevated threshold for taste may make food taste bland or boring.
bland uniformity of pop, rock or punk music.
bland exterior, celery is rich with potential.
bland assurances were received from the Jarvis employees present about improvement.
bland diets were in vogue.
They're convenient, but their cool, watery flavor is disappointingly bland.
James Bond spoof all to sell a rather bland car!
In fact, the subject matter turned out to be fairly bland, with only a couple of exceptions.
They were sent to bed down amid the somewhat bland safety of the city's new town, to the north.
John Motson passed his sell by date at least two World Cups ago while the ITV bods sound incredibly bland.
No one from the cast stands out - they are all pretty bland one-dimensional people with little distinguishing features.
By contrast, the Abstract of the paper, much more widely read - seems seriously bland.
The food industry is trying to slowly cut down on salt without making things taste too bland.
To stop the room looking bland you can introduce a lamp or rug in a vibrant aqua shade.
By chasing profit, you become more bland, " is Duncan's take.
We get more bland, more lacking in imagination, more lack of anything even slightly new.
My favorite crap celeb story: I was at a Hotel in rural Hampshire once for a training weekend through my bland office job.
owns latte dah bland for some table is the shows striking color.
denuded of everything but a few pieces of bland leather furniture.
Bland copies would make no positive contribution but would simply devalue the historic character of the area.
Without him, the story would be a rather dispassionate account of an impossible journey by bland, unbelievable characters.
Finally everyone is able to express his or her creativity and imagination, music has become more egalitarian, if a little bland.
Despite a bland exterior, celery is rich with potential.
frustration factors, with some bland level maps, linear routes and samey gunfights.
pro-life campaigner attempted to get the doctor who switched off the machine charged with Mr Bland's murder.
rebellious Kurds had liberated the complex, which, at street level, was a bland office block.
Decking designer Many decking companies produce bland uninteresting sameness, not Kingfisher - every deck they design is unique.
saxophone player who had worked with Bobby " Blue " Bland in the sixties.
Just as I expected another mediocre sequel to a bland and mediocre movie.
skipjack tuna which tends to have a dry texture and bland taste.
Tapioca #1 Cook-Up starches Global Tapioca #1 is an unmodified tapioca starch that imparts a bland flavor and soft gel structure in food systems.
The acting is rather bland, no-one gives an outstanding performance and the characters are too stereotypical to have much depth.
Pete Bland Sports will follow any stipulation directed by you, the customer.
Bland foods, like crackers, slippery elm food and soda water are easier on queasy stomachs.
tartare sauce Tofu is bland, got no flavor, you say?
Deep golden yellow, plenty of acid in good balance with the sweet honeycomb honey taste, otherwise quite bland.
Just because you suffer from diabetes does not mean that you have to eat tasteless, bland food for the rest of your life.
The LPG Primera is hugely underrated, spoiled only by bland looks.
This does not have to mean a bland uniformity of pop, rock or punk music.
Why is he being left in the shadows when all around him bland, talentless wannabes are ending up on Top Of The Pops?
Digestion, regarded not long ago as little more than a trituration and "coction" of ingesta to fit them for absorption and transfer them to the tissues, now appears as an elaboration of peptones and kindred intermediate products which, so far from being always bland, and mere bricks and mortar for repair or fuel for combustion, pass through phases of change during which they become so unfit for assimilation as to be positively poisonous.
The milk of the cow, which may be taken as typical of all others, and is indeed by far the most important and valuable of all (see Dairy And Dairy Farming), is, when newly drawn, an opaque white fluid, with a yellowish tinge, soft, bland and sweetish to the taste, and possessed of a faintly animal odour.
Rebellious Kurds had liberated the complex, which, at street level, was a bland office block.
Robert Hunter was a blind saxophone player who had worked with Bobby " Blue " Bland in the sixties.
It is a far cry from your average tinned skipjack tuna which tends to have a dry texture and bland taste.
Tapioca #1 Cook-Up Starches Global Tapioca #1 is an unmodified tapioca starch that imparts a bland flavor and soft gel structure in food systems.
Crisp spicy tofu with a tartare sauce Tofu is bland, got no flavor, you say?
The tea is bland and without the character of whole leaf teas.
Ruffles and pom-poms will look out of place in an ultra-modern room, just as a plain knife edge might look a little bland in an over-the-top room.
They add a hint of color, pattern, and style to what can otherwise be bland pieces of furniture.
They can also add a punch of color, pattern, and style to what can otherwise be bland pieces of furniture.
By replacing the stock furniture, which is generally very bland and boring, with pieces that you select, the dorm room feels more personal and makes you feel more at home.
Otherwise, your room may appear bland and uninteresting with no anchor for the eyes.
This helps tie in the walls without being bland or boring.
Otherwise your room may appear bland and uninteresting with no anchor for the eyes.
Get a few area rugs to throw on top of bland or rough carpeting.
Kelly and Tom had a bland, out of style kitchen, complete with pink (!!) countertops and cracked linoleum.
Beaded curtains can also serve as decorative wall hangings, creating texture against an otherwise bland wall.
If you choose a color that's too bland the house can look flat and boring, but if you choose one that's too bold the house can look gaudy and garish.
An all-beige home can look dull and bland so don't be afraid to inject a little color.
I've never had much success with the brand, and their wall full of mascaras at the drugstore always looks a bit bland and studious to me.
It was a brand I'd all but ignored for years, mainly because the colors seemed a bit too bland and not necessarily formulated with my coloring in mind.
Bottom line: the phrase "think out of the box" isn't just bland corporate-speak, it's vital advice for adding variety and vigor to your online job search.
A line of people arranged from shortest to tallest makes for a bland and unoriginal shot.
Your food doesn't have to be bland and boring.
Often, when taking the fat and salt out of recipes, we end up with bland food.
Savory marinades offer a bevy of options to infuse what could otherwise be a bland meal with a ton of flavor.
True Mexican food, the food of the Indians and later the peasants, was actually quite bland.
They used chiles to add some flavor to a bland diet, and the chiles are what most people seem to remember about Mexican seasonings.
The history of hip hop fashion is far from bland.
This helps to add flavor to meals that might otherwise be a little bland.
Even with the proper presentation, toasts can seem contrived and bland without the proper content.
While each type may seem rather bland, they can actually be sweetly scrumptious favors when you take the time to personalize and present them in a suitable way.
The pilot, Sarah Lemmen, co-pilot James Bland, Charles Still and Chris Baker died in the crash.
Your vet may have already recommended this, but switching your dog to a bland diet of cooked rice and lamb might be beneficial right now.
The dog must be gradually weaned off the IV fluid and slowly reintroduced to a bland diet and water.
If a dog survives, he must be gradually weaned off the IV fluid and slowly reintroduced to a bland diet and water.
Introduce bland foods such as boiled chicken or hamburger.
A few days on a bland diet should bring your dog back to his normal self.
Don't be fooled into thinking that these darker t-shirts are plain and bland, though.
It's all a bit bland and ho-hum, possibly thanks to the fact that it's so…well, so easy.
A society that is used to commercially produced meats, eggs, and dairy products has a very bland palate.
With the basic suit: A white blouse works well with any color suit except for white (this is simply lacking in color and too bland).
This year, possibly because of the release of the Nintendo DS, the games were a little slower and a little more bland.
You move from one bland room or hallway to the next, shooting and killing the same things over and over.
The spectators are bland and there's nothing going on at the sidelines, but those aren't things to complain about.
Next to the new ones, the old tracks can look dated and rather bland.
I'm sure Yahoo! wants to keep it toned down so that all systems can run their games, but that leaves the visuals being very bland.
It is exceptionally balanced, without being bland.
When a wine's acidity is too high, it's flavor is too tart and aggressive, too low and the wine will taste dull, bland and flabby.
A slightly different method is to eat a simple, bland, prescribed diet for a period of two weeks, removing all possible food allergens.
Bland fluids such as apple juice, liquid flavored gelatin, or lukewarm broth are easiest to drink.
When vomiting episodes stop, the child may feel better after eating easy-to-digest and bland foods such as clear liquids, crackers, gelatin, and plain toast.
If mouth blisters make eating or drinking an unpleasant experience, cold drinks and soft, bland foods can ease the child's discomfort.
Many PKU patients, especially teenagers, find it difficult to stick to the relatively bland PKU diet for extended periods of time.
Once active symptoms stop, bland, soft, easy-to-digest foods should be consumed for two to three days.
Food should be reintroduced gradually, several hours after vomiting stops, beginning with small amounts of dry, bland food like crackers and toast.
Black men's hair styles may at first seem bland and unimaginative, but there are actually many hair variations available for personal expression and individuality that take into account the specific needs of African-American men.
While a classic bob hair style can be bland and boring, the edgy bobs of 2009 are exciting and fresh.
Use eye-catching accessories and jewelry to pull the eyes upward and to dress up the somewhat bland effect of a single-colored outfit.
While some people find plain water too bland, you can add fresh-squeezed lemon juice or mint to make it more palatable.
Drink bland fluids such as water or lemonade, in small amounts throughout the day to avoid dehydration.
However, don't feel you have to go with something bland and boring.
An unusual proposal is one that is unique for the couple, even if it may seem ordinary or bland to others.
For many couples, however, the bland definition of a measurement unit does not convey the significance of one carat engagement rings: choosing a smaller ring is to settle for a fraction of the whole rather than a round number.
Too much detail can outshine the diamond, while too little may make the stone seem bland.
It is milled from white rice, which accounts for its bland taste.
Each of the flours present in Jules Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour are relatively bland, neutral flours.
Fortunately, accessories solve that problem in a pinch, adding spice to bland ensembles, perking up sedate outfits and generally allowing a touch of your personality to shine through without overwhelming the entire look.
Applying cold compresses, eating bland foods and taking Vitamin C or lysine acid supplements are other ways people try to control cold sore outbreaks.
The Alyssa are large size women's shoes that come in four colors, perfect for adding just a splash of color to otherwise bland attire.
Never mind the slightly bland color palette of the season or the dreary weather.
Burton took Jason from bland good boy to powerhouse bad boy and 'hitman.'
The bland turned bad boy overnight was an instant fan sensation.
A cross tattoo does not necessarily have to be a simple or bland tattoo.
Simple additions can take your cross tattoo from bland and generic to unique and personalized.
If you write a bland or vague objective, you are not really saying anything that will make you stand out from the crowd.
Many people considering a vegetarian diet are afraid meals will be bland and tasteless.
He believed that the tastiness of the foods consumed controls the "set point", making your body want to gain weight when the food is good tasting, while more bland food lowers your "set point".
If we went through life constantly worrying about the impact of our diets on our health, we may find ourselves slaves to diets which we find bland and not of our choosing.
My first effort was less than satisfying-the eggs were bland and rubbery.
It was a little bland for my taste, but that's easily remedied with a little of the allowed spices.
While the Vanilla was a bit bland for my taste, I added some powdered lemon flavor and made it "thick" for an almost cheesecake consistency that became a nightly treat I really looked forward to!
While I found them a bit bland without seasoning, adding a cube of chicken bouillon made all the difference and I found them quite enjoyable.
If you purchase bland, boring foods that are virtually tasteless, how long do you think you'll maintain this new way of eating?
Like all types of eating plans, low carb diets can be nutritionally balanced or unbalanced, healthy for our bodies or unhealthy for them, full of tasty delicious foods or bland tasteless choices.
In this case, follow a soft, bland diet such as the BRAT diet, and keep a food diary.
Having a go-to list of bland diet foods can be a big help if you are experiencing stomach upset, like ulcers or digestive tract problems.
Usually, a bland diet is followed in order to improve a medical condition and not as a permanent diet or menu.
Bland foods are generally better tolerated by the stomach than denser, more complex foods.
This is usually why a bland food diet will be prescribed.
Your doctor or registered dietician should provide you with a specific list of bland diet foods you should and should not eat.
However, here are a few general guidelines for bland food diets.
Refined Cereals - Cream of wheat, instant oatmeal, and others are excellent bland food items that are also very nutritious and filling.
Low Fat Milk and Dairy Products - Low fat milk, yogurt, and mild cheeses can all work on a bland diet.
Soft-Cooked Vegetables - Canned or frozen vegetables work especially well for those on a bland diet.
Likewise, tomato sauces can be too spicy for those following a bland diet.
Just as it's helpful to know the foods you should be consuming on a bland diet menu, it is also imperative that you know the foods that should be avoided.
Following a list of bland diet foods can go a long way to help certain stomach and digestive conditions.
Think of it as painting a picture using descriptive verbs in lieu of bland ones.
Chicken dishes can be a bit bland, but when prepared in less common ways, such as confit (braising the legs in olive oil), or poaching the breasts and serving them with a dipping sauce, it can be an excellent meat dish.
What Mellinger found was that the soldiers were just plain bored of the bland white undergarments and wished to see them in something a little more naughty.
Since when did men's underwear have to be either bland and boring or racy and sexy?
The real title of this movie should be Batman the Action Soap Opera because most of the performances in this movie are bland at best, highly melodramatic and completely unnatural.
The older version of the Brownie uniform was a little bland.
Rather than show actual clients, there is stock photography and bland, generalized statements about "strategy."
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