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Random thoughts

broke my linux install again

I broke it again!! I had Kubuntu 7.04 beta running nicely, except for a few things which didn’t work. So I tried to install Fedora 7 beta on my second hard drive (we’ll call it drive B), and somehow messed up the Kubuntu install, though I was able to get much of the important files … Continue reading

Collapsing archives updated

I have been very busy lately, but I have been working on the collapsing archives update for awhile. I have incorporated new features from collapsing categories into it, while trying to keep all the old features. One thing I have learned is that it is difficult to write code with many options, especially when some … Continue reading

updated umthesis.cls

Just a brief note that I have updated the umthesis.cls Revision 14 has the following improvements More documentation in class file Two different abstract environments Nicer copyright page An already compiled example file (pdf) which demonstrates all the features in the class, plus all the files necessary to compile it You can download the umthesis … Continue reading

Sample Recipes

Barbecued Tofu

This is another recipe which is mostly my wifes idea. She used to do something similar with chicken, and wanted to try it with tofu. Although the prep is quick on this one, it does take a while to bake. It makes very good leftovers for lunch though. To make good tofu, it is imperative to press it.

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Carrot Apple Walnut Salad

This dish was mostly cooked up by my wife, Clare, who undoubtedly was inspired by some recipe she found online. It is pictured here with lentil bolognese, the combination of which makes a very tasty meal.

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Chocolate Bliss

This recipe originally comes from The Voluptuous Vegan by Myra Kornfeld and George Minot, in which it was originally called Chocolate Pudding. It turns out that the consistency was not much like pudding, and for awhile I tried to make it more like pudding, but my girlfriend said she liked it as it was. So I then figured out a nice way to serve it, added a little brandy for some extra flavor, and a little bit of that magic xanthum gum to thicken it up. Trust me, it’s a real hit.

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Corn bean salad

Clare gets most of the credit for this recipe. The combination of corn, beans, and vegetables makes a tasty, healthy, and quick meal. It is particularly nice in the summer, since it does not require any cooking.

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Cornmeal flapjacks

This recipe comes from the Vegetarian Starter Kit, which convinced me to go vegan. Be sure to use whole wheat pastry flour. Regular whole wheat flour produces a very dense flapjack.

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