Ok Go Music Video :)

April 6, 2012 at 11:38 am (Uncategorized)

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Good Calories Bad Calories

February 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm (Uncategorized)

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No Knead Bread

December 23, 2011 at 12:02 pm (Recipes)

This recipe was featured by Mark Bittman in the New York Times nearly five years ago. I found this recipe when I became interested in baking my own bread, because of all the sugar in commercial sliced bread. It caused quite a stir in the parts of the blogosphere that care about such things.

The recipe truly looks simple and easy, it needs only 1 piece of specialized equipment, that while I do not currently own, I’m sure many do. (A large bowl, with lid that can be safely used in a 450F oven)

Here’s the original post and recipe by Mark Bittman.

Here’s a youtube video with Mark Bittman & Jim Lahey (who developed the recipe) showing how to make this no-knead bread:

This recipe was also featured in many other videos and blogs. Here’s one showing a cute four-year old making bread.

It also inspired a book by Jim Lahey:

Jim Lahey's My Bread

I can’t wait to try this out!

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Angry Birds Christmas Lights

December 23, 2011 at 11:23 am (Entertainment)

This gem of a video has appeared on a number of blogs. It’s just so entertaining, I’m putting it up here too! Enjoy!

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Burger King

August 24, 2011 at 12:09 pm (Food)

My trashy fast-food indulgence of the day

Sick of subway and the cafetaria today, indulged in some trashy drive-through fast food. A Burger King Veggie Burger with Mayo, Value Fries, Medium Diet Coke & Buffalo Sauce for 5$. This meal is approximately 700 calories and about 18 weight-watchers points. Not bad for fast-food, except its likely to leave me ravenously hungry by snack-time at 6:00.

What I really want is a large Zaharakos Green River and a quiet shady spot outside to spread out on the grass and read to my heart’s content.

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Sun Catalytix

August 8, 2011 at 11:24 am (Tech)

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Just what I was looking for!

June 16, 2011 at 9:01 pm (Convenience Cooking, Indian Food)

This comes from the excellent website showmethecurry.com

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Indian Food, the freezer and convenience

June 6, 2011 at 6:31 am (Convenience Cooking, Indian Food, Time Management)

As a bachelor, a general lack of time in the kitchen has forced me to find ways that cooking can be made more convenient. Sadly none of my attempts so far have clicked and settled into a regular routine. I’ve tried various things, from attempting to cook every single night (the time, effort and volume of dirty dishes is unimaginable) to cooking once a week and refrigerating or freezing food in bulk or individual portions. Each presenting its own problems with taste, freshness and longevity. In addition to these problems, I simply don’t like eating the same food over and over again. There’s a trade-off between convenience and taste and finding a sweet-spot has been tough. I’ve stumbled upon an idea which holds much promise, lets take a look:

Completely by accident, while perusing the excellent website Mamta’s Kitchen I came upon her recipe for Basic Curry Sauce Mamta suggests freezing this curry sauce and that strikes me as a brilliant idea. Defrost curry sauce and use for multiple vegetables, beans and legumes, the possibilities are quite promising. Remembering a tip from a friend, I realized I could freeze or refrigerate cooked lentils and temper either with some spices in ghee/oil or even with Mamta’s frozen curry sauce. No more pressure cooker to clean every time I cook dal! A little more googling tells me that I’ve barely scratched the surface, I saw suggestions and tips on freezing idli/dosa batter among other things. Clearly there is much to try and learn here.

The idea behind freezing curry sauce is that it can be defrosted, heated up and have vegetables, lentils, beans or paneer added to it to make many different kinds of dishes. This method promises flexibility in choosing what to eat, & convenience since I find chopping onions and tomatoes and turning them into a base for curry sauce repetitive. The sauce recipe is also general, in that spices can be added later for different flavors.

As a first attempt I am going to try the following recipe(s) and try them fresh and frozen. The second recipe is from the excellent website TheCurryHouse. I’ll also write about my experiments with freezing lentils and beans (chickpea’s and kidney for chole or raajma)

Mamta’s Kitchen Basic Curry Sauce

TheCurryHouse Basic Curry Sauce

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Is Sugar Poison?

May 12, 2011 at 10:52 am (Health)

Read this article & saw the related video a few weeks ago, quite fascinating. The video has a lot of information on the science of how different foods (in this case sugars) are metabolized by the body. The video is 90 mins long and very detailed in certain sections. I need to watch this again to fully understand the science. Here’s the video:

Here’s the link to the New York Times article.

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Sitting is Killing You?

May 12, 2011 at 9:36 am (Health)

This interesting infographic has been featured many places on the web, well worth a look at.

Sitting is Killing You
Via: Medical Billing And Coding

Theres many more interesting infographics at this link.

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