100 Delicious, Dirt-Cheap Recipes for the Starving Student Most students don’t have a lot of cash to spend on food, but that doesn’t mean you have to go hungry. With the right recipes and some kitchen savvy, you can eat great even on a student’s budget. Here we’ll share 100 tasty recipes that you can make on the cheap. Breakfast Get a good start to your day with these cheap-o breakfasts. Hash browns: Hash browns are cheap and easy to make, and cheaper than a trip to IHOP.Puff pastry chicken and bacon: You can make bacon and chicken in puff pastry using this recipe.Microwave scrambled eggs: Make scrambled eggs in the microwave with this recipe.Breakfast burritos: You can make these burritos ahead for a quick microwave breakfast.Onion quiche: This quiche makes a delicious, incredibly cheap breakfast.Omelet in a bag: Boil eggs and some handy ingredients for this simple, cheap omelet.Frittata: Add eggs to cheese, vegetables, and herbs you have handy in your fridge to make a frittata. Ramen A college staple gets dressed up in these recipes. Sandwiches
Otomata 16 Jul 2011 Click on the grid below to add cells, click on cells to change their direction, and press play to listen to your music. Update: Click here to get Otomata for your iPhone / iPod / iPad! Official facebook page: Also this reddit page has many examples: And there is a subreddit for Otomata: Otomata is a generative sequencer. Each alive cell has 4 states: Up, right, down, left. at each cycle, the cells move themselves in the direction of their internal states. This set of rules produces chaotic results in some settings, therefore you can end up with never repeating, gradually evolving sequences. If you encounter something you like, just press “Copy Piece Link” and save it somewhere, or better, share it! Here is something from me to start with: And here is an action video: Here are replies to some common questions: Q: MIDI Output?
Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles SLIDESHOW: Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Ramen in the U.S. has come a long way. Once known only in its 10-for-a-dollar instant-lunch form—a staple of offices and dorm rooms all around the '80s and '90s—high-end real ramen shops are springing up left and right on both coasts and everywhere in between. That said, my tastes have changed and expanded considerably over the years, and sometimes that little flavoring packet just isn't enough. As a card-carrying member of the Ramen Transmogrification Society of Greater New York,* it is my duty, my honor, and my privilege to share with you some of our methods and recipes. For full, step-by-step instructions on any of these dishes, please click through the slideshow above. * Our membership is pretty thin right now—care to join? Simple Add-ins Mix-ins. The easiest way to quickly upgrade a bowl of instant noodles is with ingredients that require no extra cooking. Vegetation Spinach. Eggs
Easy Ways to Get More Green Into Your Diet When your mom told you to eat your greens when you were a kid, did you just push them around your plate until she gave up, or sent you to your room? Even if you think you're anti-veggie, we hope we can surprise you with some easy ways to get more green into your diet. After all, most green, leafy vegetables contain lots of good, low-calorie stuff that should be the basis for your diet. Vitamins like K, A, C, folate, calcium, iron and even fiber are found in veggies like arugula, spinach, broccoli, kale, mustard greens, romaine lettuce, and swiss chard. They may not have very appetizing-sounding names, but here are easy ways to painlessly add them to your diet, and hopefully even convince you of how yummy they are. Add spinach to every sandwich, but not the Popeye canned kind. Any time you order out in a restaurant, tack on a side salad or a side of steamed green vegetables like broccoli.
The Perfect Sunday Afternoon Sandwich Weekends come and go so fast, don’t they? By the time Sunday arrives, it seems like all of the things I needed to accomplish on the weekend are still hanging around- laundry, grocery shopping, and preparing for the work week ahead. Since my fridge is pretty bare once Sunday rolls around, it’s easy to fall into the trap of stopping at the sandwich shop on the corner by our apartment before we go grocery shopping. Before assembling the sandwiches, crisply cook slices of bacon. Before I started assembling the sandwiches, I cut avocado slices. Use a spoon to scoop out the cut pieces, and voila, you have perfectly sliced avocados to use on the sandwiches. Now to assemble: start by buttering one side of each piece of bread that will make up your sandwich. Place one piece of bread, buttered-side down on a cutting board and layer one slice of American cheese (I tore the cheese in half to fit on my bread better). Top with 2 slices of the cooked bacon… …3 slices of avocado… …and another cheese slice.
Healthy Cooking Shortcuts for Lazy People We know you get it, logically at least. The first step to eating healthier is cooking your meals yourself. But it's so much easier to stop for fast food on the way home, isn't it? Do your grocery shopping during the weekend and plan out your meals for the entire week. What you buy at the grocery store is also going to be what saves you time and energy thinking about healthy food when you're putting meals together later. Earlier in the week, you can also prep vegetables and fruit so that they're easy to take with you during the day or to throw in a salad or stir fry at night. It is possible to understand Engineers - Where there's a will, there's a way. Understanding Engineers #1 Two engineering students were biking across a university campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?" The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want." The first engineer nodded approvingly and said, "Good choice, The clothes probably wouldn't have fit you anyway." Understanding Engineers #2 To the optimist, the glass is half-full. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be. Understanding Engineers #3 A priest, an ophthalmologist, and an engineer were golfing one morning behind a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed, "What's with those guys? The doctor chimed in,"I don't know, but I've never seen such inept golf!" The priest said, "Here comes the greens keeper. He said, "Hello, George. The greens keeper replied, "Oh, yes. They were silent for a moment.
Student Cooking Ideas Introduction You wake up at 7:45 a.m. for an 8:00 a.m. class, take notes until 3:00 p.m. and study until dinner. It's 6:30 p.m. now, there's nothing to eat, and you are meeting someone at the library at 7:30 in the evening. Most cookbooks will tell you that it takes time and energy to prepare an elegant meal. This book is for the student who wants a good meal quickly, inexpensively, reliably and most importantly to some people, without a mess to clean up. Fresh, rather than frozen, foods always seem to taste better. The recipes in this book are designed to feed between one and four people depending on the appetite of each individual. So, if you need some additional time to cram for your next test but would like a decent meal, try a couple recipes. Utensils Only a few basic pieces of kitchen paraphernalia are really necessary for most cooking. As far as pots and pans go, it's essential to have at least one skillet (frying) pan and two medium sized pots. Required: Optional: Methods of Cooking
Slow Motion Dancing for Japan This completely mesmerizing dance video was created by the music/dance group World Order which is led by former martial artist Genki Sudo. Intended as a message of hope, you can find Genki Sudo’s message to the Japanese and the world in these trying times below the video. “The unprecedented disasters unfolding in Japan; earthquakes, tsunami, and nuclear explosions, will somehow change things to come. And to send my message about this, I have expressed it here with WORLD ORDER. Genki Sudo