Sicilian-style Pasta Salad

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Sicilian-style Dressing ingredients:

  • Olive Oil, extra virgin
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Sriracha, cock sauce
  • SeaSalt/Pepper/CRP/Oregano/Garlic, fresh halved

Boom. Let age for days, if possible.

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Sicilian-style Pasta Salad ingredients:

  • Pasta, el dente and non-rinsed
  • Sicilian-style Dressing
  • Broccoli, chopped small and slightly blanched
  • Basil, freshly sliced
  • Olives (green and black), pitted and halved
  • Shallot, julienne sliced
  • Celery, sliced
  • Garbanzo Beans, cooked and cooled
  • Black Eyed Peas, cooked and cooled
  • Tofu, extra firmly crumbled

I hurried the cooling el dente pasta mixed well with stirred Sicilian-style Dressing and combined everything else.

Enjoy immediately or let sit for days.

I also brainstormed a Tofu marination idea showcasing the Tofu over the Sicilian-style Pasta Salad over a bed of Italian-style rice. I was not sober during this ordeal and I do need to remaster that idea.

I do know it was delicious!

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BBQ Sriracha Tempeh Burrito

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BBQ Sriracha Tempeh ingredients:

  • Tempeh, diced and roasted
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Sriracha

Roast diced Tempeh and then toss in BBQ & Sriracha and roast some more.

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Black Eyed Rice ingredients:

  • Black Eyed Peas, cooked
  • Brown Rice, cooked
  • Seasonings: Salt/Pepper/CRP/GarP
  • Earth Balance ‘butter’
  • Basil, freshly chopped

Cook Rice in seasoned water, add Peas and Earth Balance. Let stand, yo.

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Lettuce:

  • Romaine Lettuce, chopped finely
  • Shallot, julienne sliced

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BBQ Sriracha Tempeh Burrito ingredients:

  • BBQ Sriracha Tempeh
  • Black Eyed Rice
  • Lettuce w/ Shallots
  • Tortillas, warmed
  • Sides(I made BBQ Sriracha Yams and Sicilian-style Pasta Salad)

I made a massive burrito, using four Tortilla. I wrapped the Burrito in aluminum foil to obtain strength.

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Playlist: Cycling (updated)

Here are some YouTube links for those who dare to listen to new more complex rock/metal. Some of these are heavy and involve intense lyrics. Most are instrumental that are easy to listen to. They put me into a proper zone while riding a bike on rides when I have earbuds in.

A Vivid Chaos

-heavy \m/

In the Shadow of Our Companion

-moderately heavy in some vocals, lighter post-metal mostly

Immutable Dusk

-instrumental heaviness ūüôā

Cottbus

-intense vocals, light music

Young Fire

-instrumental bliss

Black Lake Ni√įst√•ng

-intense post-rock/metal with quiet dark vocals, mostly (12:25 and on is euphoria)

Man The Ramparts

-Heavy awesomeness

Mare Incognitum

-light insrumental post-rock

Greet Death

-probably my favorite Explosions in the Sky tune (instrumental)

It Will Come to Us

-(Spotify link) light post-rock

Rosemary

-deftones

Norwegian Black Metal Swordfight to the Death

-(myspace) progressive instrumental post-rock

Wake The Dead

-hardcore

Ghosts of the Midwinter Fires

-progressive post-metal with heavier vocals and some double-bass

South Of Heaven

Nice and Blue

-upbeat punk-rock

Pillars

-(soundcloud) post-rock

Kaiowas

-acoustic instrumental

Calm // Breathe

-perfect title

Hearts / Wires

-deftones

SCRAM

-instrumental

Plateau of the Ages

-instrumental metal greatness

Life was real, vital, urgent, important/Bum Guts

-hardcore

Pink Mammoth

-heavy instrumental

Unicorn Farm

-different

Taps

-live hardcore

All Children Make Mistakes

-instrumental

Speak

-intense vocals

King Park

-hardcore with intense lyrics

Ron Ghousley’s Fucked Up Dream (Ron To The Hills. Ron For Your Life)

-hardcore

Agartha

-different instrumental

Gentlemen

-hardcore

Remurdered

-instrumental post-rock

Carpe

-instrumental post-rock

I’ll Get By

-hardcore, lighter

Campaign

-instrumental post-rock

Lungs

-(live) harder post-rock

You, Me and The Violence

-hardcore

Liquid Courage

-hardcore, lighter

Viridian

-instrumental metal, lighter

Fire Made Flesh

-progressive instrumental post-rock

Wake Me When It’s Over

-progressive heavier post-rock mostly instrumental

Swim To The Moon

-metal

White Oak Doors

-hardcore, intense lyrics and vocals

Soulvaki Space Station

-instrumental post-rock

They Speak With Knives

-instrumental post-rock

Fossil Genera

-metal

Procellous

-instrumental post-rock

C. Thomas Howell As The Soul Man

-heavy hardcore with unbelievable breakdown at 1:25

Afghamistam

-could be my favorite Botch tune

Last Last Chance

-hardcore

Listen to at your own risk, but do not be scared to have an open-mind.

 

 

A Time Science Shorty

I find it entertaining and fascinating attempting trackage of my usage of time over a certain span of time. And this span of time will be from myself falling asleep Friday night May 14th at 10:19 pm (central time) through when I fell asleep Wednesday morning at 12:48 am (central time), creating a span of 98 hours and 30 minutes or 5,910 minutes or 354,600 seconds. It is less than 1% of the time an entire century, but never the less, all time is important. Basically, the time that I am tracking is Saturday May 14th through Tuesday May 17th with a little overhang to even out the sleep.

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Out of 98.5 H, I have 92% of my time documented with strong documentation. However, I still want to be above 95%. I will call a 92% over just short of 100 hours of time a C+. There are various excuses for error. I did take a few naps Sunday, recovering from a hellacious Saturday. It very well could be that my guessing estimations are off just a bit. I fully understand that it would be extremely hard to reach 100%, but 95+% is reachable.

Ride

I had a conversation, shortly last night, if Netflix or Hulu was better. My response was Apple Music. It pisses me off when it takes me 20 minutes to find something that I kind of want to watch. Little things like that need to be accounted for. I’m gonna have to concentrate on this for my annual June Time Science. Speaking of Apple Music, I have had my first beef (and being Vegan, I extremely despise beef)¬†with Apple Music not having more than one song from an artist who I’d like to check out. YouTube has Apple Music beat on material from the instrumental Post-Rock Canadians, DestroyAllDreamers. It is disappointing that I may have to try and pirate their music in order to add it to playlists.

Orage

Wish I Was All Flames

Swirling Colours Sink

The Sky Was Glorious For a Moment

Ghost Guitar in the Shell

Perdre Est Une Question De Méthode

¬†Sunday was a day of recuperation and I took four naps and ate so much food. I’m not sure yet of how my Garmin watch does with naps. Naps may need to be documented manually for more accurate documentation. We will see.

I slept 11.2% of the 98.5 hours in a deep sleep of the entire 31% slept. And slept deeply 36% of the 30.3 hours. That averages over 7.5 hours per night and short of an average of 3 hours of deep sleep (or dleep?) per night. Not too bad, if you ask me. Although, last night’s dleep was only 24 freaking minutes. That is interesting. I rode my bike 8.5% of the total time for a distance of just over 175 (108 miles) km with an elevation gain of 826 (2,708 ft) meters. I walked 57.3 (35.6 miles) km over 56,234 steps. I walk much more when I am at work. I ride much more when I am not at work. The art of balance. I also eat more when I am not at work. I burned 30,521 calories over this span and probably only consumed a fraction of those calories burnt. I worked 22.43 hours in two days of the four days. I did not take a break either day.

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#WorkHardPlayHarder

The rest of the time usually overlaps and needs to be documented better. I spent 1.25 hours shopping. I spent two hours of traveling by machine. My time in a kitchen and also eating was calculated at six hours and also needs better documentation. A total of five hours were totaled for Cubs/Socializing, aka drinking beer outside of the closet:) And the very last thing is a mixture of maintenance (shower/laundry/cleaning/dishes/fixing), internet/blogging and Netflix/movie. I tallied that sum to be 14.5 hours, but is probably more which would help fix the gap. Here is a better overview.

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  • SLEEP¬†– 30.3 h
  • BIKE TIME¬†– 8.33 h
  • WORK¬†– 22.43
  • TRAVEL¬†– 2 h
  • GROCERY¬†– 1.25 h
  • EAT KIT¬†– 6 h
  • SOCIAL¬†– 5 h
  • MIX¬†– 14.5 h

Totaling 89.99 hours of a total of 98.5 hours. 92%. Check back in July for my June Time Science blog.

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Bulls on Parade

I went to Dixon, IL, yesterday, for a gravel (bicycle) ride which was more of multi-surface ride with a mixture of various levels of gravel and road. It was a great ride, just a shitty day. The wind was windy and cold. The sun was hidden and also cold. I rode 118.7 km (73.76 miles) which did complete Strava’s May Gran Fondo challenge.

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I’ve blogged in the past about my difficulties with an athletic watch manufacturer and decided to go the Forerunner route, paying extra money for a Garmin Forerunner 235. It’s pretty sweet. I can track my rides as it is a Garmin. I can track runs, if I ever did run. I do not run. This watch monitors my heart rate and also my sleep.

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Last June, I attempted to track exactly what I did that entire month and put it into a blog that no one read.

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June 2015 Time Science

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It is and was extremely hard to monitor sleep manually. Next month will be a different story. Technology is our friend, but it is up to us how close of a friend it will be. But, first June has to get here. And June has to conclude to document an entire month of data and lifestyle.

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Yesterday, on this gravel ride, I rode new roads, I drank a couple of new beers, met new people with some of the same passions and I RODE WITH A BULL. I also ate out at a deli, deliciously, confidently¬†‚ďčeganly. The day sums up this way. You take an excellent cut of Bike Ride layered generously, Vegetable genocide of all sorts, being outside in nature with animals and life, garnished with an array of Good Beers adding character and flavor – STUFFED between two pieces of Good Bread. Consumption of a sandwich of this magnitude is VEGGHEAD BEERCYCLIST. And this is the good life.

Happy Sunday!

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(No animals were harmed:)