Recipe for home-made Seitan 46

Posted by science on January 24, 2012

Science makes his own seitan. It’s a great meat substitute for vegetarians so long as you aren’t on a gluten free diet b/c seitan is almost pure gluten. But for the rest of us, this is a delicious, vegetarian, low cost and high quality protein for use in almost any savory recipe that calls for meat.

A good seitan receipe that I’ve had luck with:

Short form:
2 cups vital wheat gluten to 1 cup salty liquid, kneaded, shreaded, boiled for 5 minutes and served.

Read on for the long form recipe.
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MojoMagick: Ruby Image Library (for ImageMagick) 43

Posted by science on January 30, 2008


Science releases MojoMagick, a Ruby language image library “that does very little” ™. There are several useful image tools that “do a lot” – MojoMagick is designed to just a few things: Continue reading…

Split and Join: Using Ruby arrays and CSV files as databases 5

Posted by science on November 09, 2007

Splitting wood If you mess around with CSV or other text delimited files and you use Ruby, you should know all about String::split and Array::join. If you don’t, here’s a quick primer. Split allows you to break up a string into elements of an array based on a delimiter (it returns an array). Join will merge an array into a single string, using a delimiter to separate the array elements. Continue reading…

Cookie monster 10

Posted by scientific on February 21, 2007

I had occasion about 5 years ago to spend a summer doing very little work (for money). As a result, I was well positioned to conduct numerous Science Experiments – most importantly on the chocolate chip cookie. After a large number fine tuning adjustments, I believe that I have perfected this classic cookie recipe (forget about Tollhouse!) – at least for my taste. I noticed that recipe in my recipe folder and now document it electronically for the first time here:

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Rails Params and Arrays 53

Posted by scientific on December 28, 2006

I still regularly bump up against a number of issues in Rails I don’t like but Rails is opinionated software so I’m learning to live with that. Either code around it or figure out the way Rails wants you to behave. Continue reading…

Falafel with that? 53

Posted by scientific on October 09, 2006

Lunch: Pita or lavash bread
1 medium tomato (heirlooms are nice), diced
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeds scraped, diced
1 smallish red bell pepper, seed/stem removed, diced
1/2 to 1 cup shredded cheese (try goat gouda, feta and cheddar together!)

Combine above salad ingredients into a bowl.
Heat your bread a little
Spread Hummus (roasted pepper hummus is nice) and Baba Ghanoush inside bread.
Add some salad.

Blue Cheese Relish 44

Posted by scientific on September 28, 2006

Try this simple but delicious relish on salads or risotto or mushroom soup:

1 red bell pepper, finely diced
1 yellow bell pepper, finely diced
8 oz good quality blue cheese

Cut blue cheese into bowl, add peppers and squeeze together by hand to incorporate into peppers. Add spoonfuls of mixture on top of almost any savory meal to enhance! Enjoy.

Try this at home 43

Posted by scientific on September 01, 2006

Diced strawberries
1/2 tsp molasses
1 tbs maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 pinch salt
Pour over vanilla ice cream