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Terris’ Easy Spicy Vegan Black Beans

Black beans are full of protein and smoky flavor. This easy vegan spicy black bean dish is delish solo and in Mexican classics. Serves: 6 Prep: 10 minutes (if you use canned beans) Cook: 15 minutes Ingredients 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 small yellow onion, diced  1 tsp cumin 2 cloves garlic, pressed 1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes or fresh alternative. Tomatoes are the key ingredient. Do not decrease the amount. 1 or 2  🌶🌶  peppers with 1 tsp sauce from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (such as from La Costeña). These peppers supply the heat. Try with one pepper first and upgrade if you dare (seriously though, they are pretty mild). Do not use the whole can! 2 15oz cans black beans without spices, drained (or start from dry - see you tomorrow!) 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp salt, or to taste Instructions Heat the oil, onions, cumin, and garlic over low heat for 10 minutes  While heating, purée tomatoes, peppers, and adobo sauce in a blender or food processor Add tomato purée, beans, pepper, a
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Terris' Vegan Ma Po Tofu

MaPo Tofu is a delicious  and easy side dish or main course. Pair with  Sichuan shredded potatoes for a satisfying meal! Serves: 4 Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Ingredients Firm or extra firm tofu, 14 oz (1 package), cut into small cubes Soy Sauce, 2 Tbsp Chili Black Bean Sauce , 2 Tbsp Sesame Seed Oil, 2 Tbsp Sichuan pepper , ground, 1 tsp Garlic, pressed, 4 cloves Vegetable broth, 1 cup Cornstarch or arrowroot powder , 1 Tbsp Water, 1 Tbsp Directions Heat (low) the oil and garlic for 3 minutes Add the pepper and chili bean paste Heat (medium-low) for 2 minutes Add vegetable broth, soy sauce, and tofu Simmer (medium-high) for 5 minutes Turn off heat Mix water and cornstarch or arrowroot powder Stir

Terris' Spicy Vegan Lentil "Soup"

Lentils with Indian flavors Most of the liquid will be absorbed by the lentils so this dish will be more of a cassole than a soup. This recipe yields 10-12 large bowls. Great for leftovers and lunch-at-work! Credits: I started with this recipe . Estimates: Prep time: 30-45 mins, depending on whether you have help chopping or drinking Cook time: 20 mins Ingredients 1 bay leaf 1 Tbsp salt 2 tsp cumin 1 tsp curry powder 2 tsp roasted paprika 1/2 tsp garam masala 1 tsp roasted chipotle powder  4 yellow potatoes 6 oz crimini mushrooms, sliced 1 cup dry lentils 1 fresh jalapeño finely chopped 1 large yellow onion 1 pound cherry tomatoes - or add two more tomatoes 1 large whole tomato 3 carrots, chopped 1 lb cauliflower, chopped 1 lb broccoli florets, chopped 6 oz tomato paste 2 Tbsp olive oil 1   lemon, juiced (about 2 tablespoons) 3 cups vegetable broth Instructions Sautee the oil, garlic, and onions for 5 minutes in medium-low heat in pressure coo

Upgrading brew

brew complaining that it doesn't support a prerelease version of OSX? Here is the only fix. A mere "brew update" will not work. cd "$(brew --repo)" && git fetch && git reset --hard origin/master && brew update

MySQL: This stored procedure inserts 'empty' rows into a specified table

This stored procedure accepts two arguments: a table name and a row count. It inserts the specified number of rows into the specified table. Of course, all columns in the table must either have default values or allow NULL. DROP PROCEDURE InsertDimension; DELIMITER $$ CREATE PROCEDURE InsertDimension(IN TableName VARCHAR(50), IN NumRows INT) BEGIN DECLARE i INT; SET i = 1; SET @sql_text = concat('INSERT INTO ', TableName, ' VALUES ()' ); PREPARE stmt FROM @sql_text; START TRANSACTION; WHILE i <= NumRows DO EXECUTE stmt; SET i = i + 1; END WHILE; COMMIT; DEALLOCATE PREPARE stmt; END$$ DELIMITER ;

Collecting and graphing metrics via Apache Camel, Statsd, and Graphite

If you're curious about Apache Camel's metrics reporting via Dropwizard , this guide will help you get Graphite running in a Docker container. Then you will run an instrumented Camel application and view its metrics via Graphite's browser UI. (1) Install Docker There are many ways to do this depending on your platform. Google it. (2) Install and run the Docker container for Statsd and Graphite Refer to  https://github.com/hopsoft/docker-graphite-statsd The instructions infer that you can run the container without specifying port mappings. This is plain wrong. So use the following command to start the container: docker run -d --name graphite --restart=always -p 80:80 -p 8125:8125/udp hopsoft/graphite-statsd It is not necessary to enable Graphite's UDP listener. Statsd receives metrics via UDP and forwards them to Graphite over TCP. (3) On Windows and OSX, determine the IP address of the graphite Docker container On Linux, you can use localhost. On Win