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Crunchy Vegan Asian Salad With Baked Tofu & Garlic Soy Dressing – Vegan Richa

Crunchy Vegan Asian Salad With Baked Tofu & Garlic Soy Maple Dressing
Crunchy Asian Salad With Baked Tofu & Garlic Soy Maple Dressing. Marinated and Baked Tofu over Crunchy Greens, Peppers, Cuumber and carrots. Vegan Gluten-free Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: SaladCuisine: Gluten-free, Thai, VeganServings: Calories: 220kcalAuthor: Vegan Richa
Dressing and Marinade:
0.33 cup (77.33 ml) soy sauce or tamari to make it gluten-free
4 tbsp maple syrup
0.67 tsp (0.67 tsp) garlic powder
2.67 cloves of garlic minced
1.33 tsp or more rice vinegar
1.33 tsp sesame oil
0.67 tsp (0.67 tsp) red pepper flakes less or more to heat preference
a pinch of salt pepper
18.67 oz (529.19 g) firm tofu
4 cups (160 g) chopped crunchy greens such as romaine lettuce, baby spinach, arugula, Chinese cabbage etc
1.33 cucumber thinly sliced
1.33 cup (170.67 g) sliced or julienned carrot
1.33 red bell pepper juilenned
1.33 cup (242.67 g) other veggies thinly sliced or juilenned (optional)
chopped scallions cilantro or mint for garnish
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F / 200ºc. Mix the dressing ingredients in a bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Press the tofu for atleast 5 minutes in a Tofu press or between paper towels. Cube the tofu and add to the bowl with the dressing. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Then strain the tofu out (slightly strained so there is some dressing but it isn’t leaking the dressing everywhere), using a spoon or fork from the bowl and spread evenly on parchment lined sheet. Bake at 400 degrees f / 200ºc For 20 to 25 mins.
Chop up the veggies and greens and arrange in serving bowls. Add some salt and pepper if using hearty greens or veggies and mix in. Add baked tofu. Thin the remaining dressing in the bowl with 1 tbsp of water and mix in. Dress each serving liberally with the dressing. Drizzle some soy sauce for additional dressing if needed. Add chopped scallions, cilantro or mint. Garnish with pepper flakes (optional). Serve.
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This looks very tasty for summer.


Highway surface treatment set for US 160, Cortez to Mancos Hill —

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor United Companies from Grand Junction, CO will begin a project on Wednesday, May 29 following the Memorial Day holiday (not May 20 as previously announced). to provide maintenance surface treatments to US Highway 160 east of Cortez and to a short section of CO Highway 145. The project will enhance safety for the traveling public, providing a smoother surface for vehicles and a newly striped highway offering better visibility for drivers. These improvements are part of CDOT’s statewide initiate for Whole System. Whole Safety.   

Specifically, the work zone will stretch for approximately 22 miles on US 160 between mile point 40, near the junction with CO 145, and MP 61.85, at the top of Mancos Hill, the Montezuma/La Plata county line. This will include the ramps and bridge deck on the Mesa Verde interchange and the section through the town of Mancos. The work zone on CO 145 begins at MP 0, at the US 160 junction, and extends north to MP 1.34, to the end of the highway’s curb/gutter section.

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I suggest detouring to Dolores in the meantime.


Scripting News: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Scripting News: Saturday, May 11, 2019
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Dave Wiener is one of the co-creators of RSS. A technology that few understand, some have heard of, yet we all use it everyday. Facebook would not exist if it weren’t for RSS.

It should be no surprise that Dave has been blogging pretty much everyday for over 18 years. Today he is talking about how much the web would be different if Apple had opened up its networking API’s in 1985.

That year Apple started adding network connections to all of its computers. This was revolutionary and typical of their history of being well ahead of the tech industry curve.

Unfortunately, according to Dave’s article linked to above, writing software that could access the network hardware was almost impossible. Unless you knew someone on the inside or were a mad genius there was no way to write software that travelled along the network.

This was in 1985. 1985. Again 1985.

If you were over the age of two in 1985 you might remember the state of technology. There was an internet. If you were at a major university, in a basement somewhere. The term network applied to a semi popular movie about a television news room. Modem? Sorry hardly knew him.

In 1985 Apple could have taken over the Internet and built the World Wide Web 6 years before Tim Burners-Lee created HTML to handle data sharing at CERN. Dave argues that this would be a massive deviation from what we experience on the Web today.

To begin we would have had a What You See Is What You Get(WYSIWYG) from the start. WordPress wasn’t available till 2003 and took till 2019 to get a usable interface.

Dave brings us forward to today and Facebook. Facebook is a massive influence on the Internet. In some parts of the world it is the only Internet. Facebook has taken what it started on;an open and free technology used to share information with others quickly and easily, and is quickly turning it into a walled garden.

The web is based on the hyperlink. A simple snippet of hypertext that allows you to share information with anyone else on the web. When you click on a link there is no cost and no barrier. Unless the website the link is taking you to has a paywall, you can view the content for as long as you have power. You can also share this link by putting it on another website or sending via another internet protocol.

Facebook does not work this way. It hasn’t always been this way but around 2008 is when they shut off their public RSS feeds. At that point FB turned of the waterworks of content being created and shared on its platform. By doing this FB made it so that if you wanted to consume content created on FB you had to go to FB.

Then FB convinced major news publications that they should use FB to share their content and then FB would send them more traffic. At the start it was great for everyone. The publishers got a lot more traffic and FB gained prestige for being a place to lie to each other about the state of our lives and read mostly unhelpful News.

Publishers were so desperate to get traffic and ad revenue that they completely missed the giant whales mouth they were swimming into. Within a few years FB again turned off the waterworks and the publishers ad revenues dried up.

There are fewer places to make a living sharing information (journalism) than in my whole 42 years of riding this rock. The journalism that we are being left with is more mokumentury than documentary. The need to create clickbait has consumed the entire profession from print, web, radio, and TV. News has to be outrageous or we will look somewhere else. The movie Idiocracy was set some hundred years in the future where the most popular TV show is “Ow my balls”. I’m pretty sure CBS already cancelled that show for not being outrageous enough.

The web has an amazing capacity to help us help each other simply by sharing. This morning I made savory grits from an independent website operated by one person using various services to enable the amazing technology required. They were delicious and a combination I hadn’t considered. Smoked Paprika.

All I had to do was type a question into a search engine and there was a link. I clicked that link and made a delicious breakfast. It wasn’t a flashy site. The author had written a considerable amount before showing the actual recipe. I can deal with scrolling a little bit and sometimes read some of what they have written. There can be good cooking techniques shared.

Facebook is a very successful company today. Apple was a pretty successful company in 1985. If we consider how Apple’s decision to be closed with networking to how FB is acting today does it mean we have to wait 22 years for FB to hit its stride? Does it mean there is another evolution of technology that is going to be delayed 10 years until mass adoption? What if we all stopped using FB and started our own websites?


Year in review: 99 of the best positive news stories from 2018 — Quartz

For the last 12 months, the global media has been focused on a lot of bad news. But there were other things happening out there too. Good news stories that didn’t make it onto the evening broadcasts, or your social media feeds.

We spent the year collecting them, in our ongoing mission to stop the fear virus in its tracks. Enjoy.
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Let’s start reminding ourselves that progress is being made. Not everything is going badly. In fact now is the best time to have ever lived. Anytime you are having a rough day bring up this story to remind yourself that we can make things better. We just have to stay motivated.


Hilbert’s list | Seth’s Blog

In 1900, David Hilbert published a list of 23 problems that he proposed would be the important ones for mathematicians to solve in the upcoming century. That list led to a focused effort that lasted a century, and the vast majority of the problems have been fully or partially solved. Ignoramus et ignorabimus is a foolish statement. We can know, and one day, we will.
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Fun take on the old New Years resolutions that we never do well with. What are your 23 problems that humans should solve in the next 100 years?