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Random thoughts

ubuntu 8.04 released today. Where are the torrents?

There has been many news stories about the latest release of ubuntu, so it is not a surprise that their site seems very unresponsive. I like kubuntu, so I started downloading a kubuntu torrent. If you have trouble with the main site, I am making the torrent available on mine as well. For KDE3 kubuntu-8.04-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent … Continue reading

New Orleans sweet potato hash

Yesterday I tried another new recipe, this time one I threw together myself. It was kind of a “what’s in the fridge” recipe. I had some frozen okra and lima beans that had been taking up space in the freezer for several months, and I also had 2 peeled sweet potatoes that needed to be … Continue reading

Collapsing categories update

I have just a pretty major revision to collapsing categories, version 0.6. It includes the following changes: Can have multiple instances of widgets, each with separate options No longer works as non-widget All options are stored in one database row Added more sorting options Added option to include or exclude certain categories Added option to … 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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