So last night was my fourth week doing Meatless Monday (credit: Leo). This is my 3rd or 4th time trying to go vegetarian, but is a little different than before. Each time I've failed it's been because I didn't prepare for it or tried to to do much too quickly. Generally I just ate big salads for a week till I was starving/exhausted. It sucked.
This time I'm trying to start with Meatless Mondays. I need to learn how to cook new meals and get excited about stuff that doesn't have meat in it that isn't Twix bars.
So this a thread for two things:
1. What are your favorite meatless meals? (Post the recipe or a link to it).
2. If you're in the Bay Area, to organize a meet up to eat vegan/vegetarian Monday nights. Everyone is invited. I'm open to places, we tried Moya last night but I'm open to wherever.
I know it's not monday, but because of the storm I'm going to treat this like monday. more useless information, I know, but I just discovered the 'community' section. Normally I just read the SETT blog's in my email, go figure.
I have no favorite meatless meal :( sorry. Just brought home 140 pounds of cow from a farmer in Western PA.
Would be fine with meeting up, but I'm in Maryland. Sorry :(
Boy, I feel useless on this useless monday thread!
7pm, Moya on Monday. I'll announce it on tomorrow's blog post as well.
I'm not in the bay area (Europe), but there are plenty of vegetarian dishes that can easily be made. Vegetarian pasta is very easy (example: (wholegrain) spaghetti with onion, zucchini, red paprika, mashed tomatoes and some small cubes of cheese thrown in about 3 minutes before finishing up, and of course spices and herbs to taste). Or the cold couscous salad for in the summer (boil couscous, let cool down, add raw onions, tomatoes, paprika, ceshew nuts, cheese, feta and grilled zucchini (allow to cool down before adding) and grilled pine nuts.
I may be interested in going - keep me posted on times/locations
Nooooooo, I'm not in the bay this monday, is it possible to make it wednesday or later? Even though it breaks the double M's of the title.
Sicilian eggplant caponata: bitly.com/RObLnG
Prepared this tonight. Outstanding. (And easy - just chopping.) Hard to believe this is the same eggplant I used to detest.
Probably too late to really get a bunch of people, but I'm in for Monday. Will point people here from tomorrow's post.
Would love to join, what are the details?
Ok. I know I put this same picture up a couple days ago - but there's a reason. Someone STOLE my chain last night. I am incapable of taking another picture with the chain now. Here's how the caper went down :
A friend of mine was having a birthday party. Because it was important to me that his party be cool, I lugged over my huge subwoofer, a projector, my laptop, and all the cables and stuff. I also spent a good part of my day downloading music videos. I even skipped a nap to set it up. And it should be said that I hate doing any sort of manual labor, but I carried that subwoofer up the stairs to the party. Ok, so I didn't heal any sick children or anything, but the point is that I made a genuine effort to contribute to this party.
Incidentally, I also wore my chain, hat, and other interesting accoutrements. Of course, throughout the night, many people wanted to try on the chain. Why not? Everyone's got a little gangsta in them, and it's healthy to express that.
Starting Monday morning at 04:00, and ending the next Monday at 03:59, I'm going to see how many hours of CodeCombat development I can do in one week. Not "hours at the office" (I work from home), not "hours on the computer doing productive things", but "hours on the computer developing CodeCombat". So I'll count things like writing code, building levels, writing documentation for said code and levels, etc., but not things like responding to CodeCombat emails or planning the business or meetings. I just won't do those things this week.
I spontaneously did a how-much-can-I-work week last year when I was deep into the Skritter iOS app and got 87.3 hours of general Skritter work. It was extremely fun, so I thought I'd do it again, but this time I've prepared for it. I've planned my meals, laid out my clothes, started waking up early, blocked email, bought an adjustable height sitting/standing desk, and readied other ridiculous preparations such as a stack of twenty bars of 90% dark chocolate.
I'm going to make a time lapse video of the whole week with no post-processing except for adding a music track. So if you're at all interested in seeing what it looks like to code this much, look for the video next Monday (or maybe Tuesday if I'm that tired afterward.) I adapted some open-source self-tracking software I wrote to serve as a time lapse heads-up-display dashboard thing that'll be more interesting to look at during the video than just my screen.
The time lapse will be fun for me and help keep me honest, since presumably at least a few people will watch the whole six minutes and would heckle me if I counted beastskills.com as work. I find it exhilarating to think about focusing deeply on code for a week with no distractions and overdosing on motivation to push deeper into the zone than I've ever gone before. (I hope that's what will happen.)