Vegan Dad’s Ultimate Vegan Hot Wingz: I endorse the fuck out of this recipe. if you are a vegetarian or vegan who likes spicy, meaty things, you will probably enjoy these. the mushrooms in the seitan mix make a huge difference. we use them as seitan nuggets for dipping in all kinds of sauces, not just as wings.
- being a vegetarian, I don’t bother with soy milk. I just use regular dairy milk soured with white vinegar, but you could use straight-up buttermilk if you have it around (who just keeps buttermilk around, though?).
- panko crumbs work okay for the breading, but crushed cornflakes make for a much more sturdy coating that covers the wings more completely.
- you can replace the poultry seasoning in the seitan mix with veggie chicken-style boullion for a more chicken-ish taste. I don’t usually bother, since I prefer the way seitan itself tastes. if you’re using these as nuggets instead of wings, you might prefer it to taste chicken-ish.
- use this sauce recipe: 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1/2 cup sriracha, 1 tbsp ketchup, 1 tbsp brown sugar. heat and stir together. never go back to using frank’s red hot again.
LET NO MAN PART YOU FROM VEGGIE HOT WINGS.
literally the only sock knitting tutorial that has ever made sense to me.
Chichi Wang created an amazing and creative vegetarian Chinese and Jewish fusion menu. in the photos: Chinese kasha varnishkes, matzoh-crusted General Tso’s tofu, peirogi wontons, and red bean rugelach. find out how to make these things and stuff them in your mouf at Serious Eats.
I’ve mentioned cosplayer and self-published fantasy author J-F Bibeau before, and at the time I believed him to be nothing more than a fantasy writer with no talent and a huge ego. However, an anonymous contributor has recently brought it to my attention that he may in fact be a sexual predator.
I’ve been keeping an eye on the information coming out about J-F Bibeau since late summer. like most people, I thought he was just an amusing, egotistical trainwreck before all the sexual abuse and stalking teenage girls shit started coming out. Bibeau is currently talking about attending therapy and giving up con going for a while on Facebook. however, he made these statements to a group comprised mostly of teenage fans of his whom he turns to for validation of his behaviors. he also says “I just hope therapy brings me to the best version of myself, and not change me altogether. I, too, don’t want to change. I’ve come a long, LONG way to grow to like myself, I don’t want to go back.” given this statement and his increasingly erratic behavior, I think there is no reason to believe what he says about taking a break from con going or that he is serious about changing his predatory behavior.
if you know anyone who attends sci-fi or anime conventions, please make sure they are aware of this man and his behavior. look out for each other. the post I’ve reblogged has links to more information about Bibeau’s past, and you can see the costumes he wears (so you know who to watch out for) and cons he has attended on his website.
would you participate in the world’s largest drug-use survey?
hey y’all, I wanted to bring up something I think is pretty important- the Global Drug Survey. it’s an independent, non-judgemental online survey used to study real-life drug use, attitudes, and behavior in a wide variety of populations. you can read about the people behind the survey on this page. io9 has a good article here. the survey takes about 10-20 minutes.
I understand that many people might be reluctant to participate. I chose to because I believe that to end the “war on drugs”, policy makers, experts, and the public need access to unbiased information about drugs and drug use.
if you’d like to take the survey, you can find it here.
Today, educated trainers are aware that canine-human interactions are not driven by social rank, but rather by reinforcement. Behaviors that are reinforced repeat and strengthen. If your dog repeats an inappropriate behavior such as counter surfing or getting on the sofa, it’s not because he’s trying to take over the world; it’s just because he’s been reinforced by finding food on the counter, or by being comfortable on the sofa.”
— De-bunking the “Alpha Dog” Theory, Whole Dog Journal December 2011. great overview of the history of dog training and an introduction to the real science behind positive methods. send it to you friends and family.
a good read for people who have to work with unsocialized or feral dogs- describes how to scruff a dog, and the reasons you might do so.
from The Bark magazine. I can’t wait to live somewhere that I can do the landscaping for myself- I’m not too concerned about decorative plants (I’d prefer native plants, anyway), but I’d love to have raised garden plots and someday install a dog swimming pond.
I will read ALL this article
A colleague of mine who has made trips to the Cook Islands to provide veterinary care to the feral dog population was struck by two things: the large numbers of short-legged dogs, and the absence of social cohesiveness. She fully expected and looked for packs, having heard and parroted for years, as have I, the party line of “dogs are pack animals.” Again and again, she witnessed what Dunbar has termed “loose, transitory associations” rather than packs.”
— Jean Donaldson, “Are Dogs Pack Animals?”
“1. Stare at your face and wonder if this is actually a joke. Think about your past. Is this karmic upswing? Ha, no totally, this is a joke. Right those wrongs, you jag.”
recipes using fresh food, for camping. lots of vegan choices. I’ll be using their skillet enchilada recipe on our upcoming trip to make mushroom enchiladas.
Each of my injuries has impacted my mobility, and each injury is intimately connected to and exacerbated by my disability. (It’s not quite that I get injured because I am disabled, but sometimes, it feels that way.) Each injury brings a new body; I wrestle myself into figuring out how to live with it. Then, when it seems like I can live like “this” — whatever that maybe —when I accept that the injury might be permanent, I can find it in myself to do the work I need to heal.”
— Wheelchair Dancer, Choosing Disability Again and Again
They largely elude us, whales, thus their deep allure. The earth’s most massive creatures, they nevertheless spend the bulk of their lives off in their own element, beyond our ken, about as close as fellow mammals can get to being extraterrestrials. Other than the occasional disoriented stray or the victims of strandings, whales typically visit us only fleetingly, to grab a passing breath of air or, rarer still, when they’re breaching: spectacular, body-long heaves, the impetus for which still baffles scientists, who have attributed them to everything from sheer exuberance to attempts to shake off body lice. And yet for all of their inherent elusiveness, the gray whales of Baja baffle scientists for the opposite reason: They can’t seem to get enough of us humans.”
— Charles Siebert, Watching Whales Watching Us
“Real women have curves” was a marketing slogan thought up to sell people overpriced, ill-fitting pants. It does NOT promote body positivity – it only perpetuates body policing by turning the tables on people who don’t fit into yet another arbitrary ideal.
The job is to BUST THE FUCKING PARADIGM APART, not shift it a little bit toward the fat side. The job is to remind people, bodies are not public property and your opinion about an individual’s body is only an opinion, not a valid judgment of their worth as a human being. The JOB is to destroy systemic oppression of nonconforming, rebellious bodies no matter what those bodies look like.