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    Vegan Szechuan Celery Squash

    Sat Sep 12 2020

    A delicious alternative to the Szechuan Eggplant I love to order that answers the question: "What do I do with all of this celery?"


    • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
    • 1 Tbsp Walnut Oil
    • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
    • 1/2 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
    • 2 Tbsp Fresh Grated Ginger (Divided)
    • 4 Cloves Garlic (Divided)
    • 2 Tbsp Corn Starch
    • 6 Stalks of Celery 4 stalks diced, 2 stalks sliced diagonally
    • 2 Large Carrots
    • 1/8 cup Dark Soy Sauce
    • 1/8 cup Light Soy Sauce
    • 2 TBSP Maple Syrup
    • 1/2 cup frozen peas

    Phase 1 Preparation

    • Heat sesame oil over high heat until shimmering.
    • Add two peeled and crushed cloves of garlic, 1 Tbsp grated ginger and stir and cook until garlic is blackened.
    • Add walnut oil and diced celery, sliced squash, and sliced carrots to pan to stir fry.

    Prepare Sauce

    • With a whisk or immersion blender add red pepper flakes, 2 cloves of minced garlic, light and dark soy sauce, maple syrup, coconut oil, and corn starch. Mix thoroughly.


    • When the squash is soft from stir frying for approx. 8-10 minutes, add the sauce mixture and sliced celery to the pan. Stir until all veggies are thoroughly coated with sauce.

    Sat Sep 12 2020

    Today I did a weird and silly thing.


    Thu Sep 10 2020

    For several years now, I have observed a tendency in myself. I go through seasons of incredible motivation and seasons of an incredible lack of motivation. It sounds like it could be Bipolar disorder, though I don't think I can really diagnose this in myself. Besides, I'm not convinced that it's something worth knowing for sure. I did think it would be interesting to use the blog as a little bit of an experiment. Blogging daily no matter how big or small is something I believe I should be able to do as long as I stay motivated. I believe that the amount of content I put fourth on my blog may serve as an indicator of the kinds of mood cycles I got through, and may also be useful for for someone diagnosing me in the future.

    Creating a CSS Garden

    Wed Sep 09 2020

    I've always wanted to have a simple test bed for trying out new CSS, and recently heard of this concept of the "digital garden." I finally created a place on my site where I can create cool things, and try new CSS.

    Check it out.

    Multitasking Myths

    Tue Sep 08 2020

    Some stories I tell myself:

    "This automated task is going to take a while, I guess I can watch this quick video, or browse reddit while I wait."

    "I can leave this video on while I work, it's nice to have something to listen to."

    "This content is educational."

    Some better stories:

    "This automated task is going to take a while, I guess it's time to find a low-overhead task to complete in the mean time."

    "If I can leave this video on while I work, I'm accepting that the work I'm doing isn't very valuable, and neither is the video."

    "This work is educational."

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