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When Confronted With The Protein Question As A Vegan

When It comes to protein in a vegan diet, we really have to look at the quality as well as the quantity. Out of the 22 amino acid building blocks, 9 are essential amino acids.  These are tryptophan, histidine, methionine + … Continue reading

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Dumplings? Noodles? The English Vernacular

I grew up knowing that buns ( 饅頭 , /man to/, ㄇㄢˊ ㄊㄡˊ ) are different from buns with fillings inside ( 包子 , /bao zi/, ㄅㄠ ㄗ˙ ), and buns with fillings inside are also different from “dumplings” ( 餃子 … Continue reading

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Lunar 7th of July 七夕

On the Chinese lunar 7th of July, it is the only day the cowherd ( 牛郎 ; nio lang; ㄋ一ㄡˊ ㄌㄤˊ ) and the weaver girl or seamstress ( 織女 ; zhi niu; ㄓ ㄋㄩˇ ) are able to see … Continue reading

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Griffith Observatory

I went on a short trip to the Griffith Observatory.  My expectations were low because I thought it was just going to be an observatory with a telescope, but it had a lot more to offer. Just look at the … Continue reading

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I left my room for 3 days.  When I came back, this happened.  A huge mushroom next to my small basil seedling.  SNEAKY MUSHROOM!  They always happen when I am not in the room!

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Walking Around

What is this bee?!  I think this is a bee!  And I have been trying to find out its name!  It looked very interesting!  I hope it is not in the danger of colony collapsing.  And I hope it’s native … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies, Again

I made these chocolate chocolate chip cookies again! I guess I like making these cookies!  The problem I kept having was the chips were too oily and they kept coming out of the dough, so I stuffed them on top … Continue reading

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