Amazon first took down Borders, and now it’s got its sights on the US Treasury. Now that Bezos & Co. are done capturing the book world, it’s going after currencies, announcing that it will be issuing “Amazon Coins” to Kindle owners for use in the development and purchase of games and apps on the Kindle platform. The exchange rate will be 100 Amazon coins to $1 US – though no word from Amazon if there will be any equivalent of the Federal Reserve in order to prevent a Bitcoin-like run-up in price. Continue reading
When it comes to Syria, the Obama administration is in a quandary. It has thus far provided more than $650 million in non-lethal aid to the Syrian rebels, but has also notably shied away from providing actual weaponry or logistical support. The result is a dangerous quagmire where the rebels have enough support to continue fighting, but not enough force to consistently repel government troops or inflict a blow strong enough to halt the mounting slaughter. Continue reading
The new Samsung Galaxy S4 is so
powerful complicated, it has an Easy Mode – the rough equivalent of the big-button jumbo remote control you’d buy for your parents as a joke when they turn fifty. Apple has an easy mode too. It’s called iOS.
With Marissa Mayer at the helm, Yahoo! is on a spending spree. In an effort to become a new online hub for video, the company snapped up the rights to stream episodes of Saturday Night Live – previously a Hulu special – and recently attempted to purchase the popular French video site DailyMotion. However, the government of President Francois Hollande has expressed its objections to the takeover, and sought to block the deal. Continue reading
This week I’ve decided to go sans pizza (cheese too) so tonight I ate something different. I had my first sloppy joe in many years and it was absolutely wonderful. I never realized how sweet and savory they could be and was thus always unexcited about them. That was until I came across this article/video. Chef John has most assuredly done it again, with a super simple recipe whose ingredients I already had in my kitchen! While this may not seem like a big deal it made quite a difference, and cut the preparation time by 20-30% (That idea came from this article).
Make sure to follow the recipe pretty closely. My deviations were a slightly larger dice of the green pepper (bad), using some sliced whole wheat bread (alright), and toasting the bread (amazing). The smaller the peppers are, the better they incorporate into the dish, but it didn’t make a huge difference. Toasting the bread was wonderful because it soaked up the few remaining juices in the sloppy joe (read the recipe, it’s not supposed to be super saucy) and added a lovely crunch to the whole sandwich.
While it wasn’t super drippy, you can see from the picture of my sandwich that it was still amazingly juicy. The best part about this was that it wasn’t particularly messy to eat.
Check out the video and give it a shot, I’m super excited to have the leftovers!
Normally I won’t post about a recipe until I have tried it myself but this one by Chef John looks too darn awesome to make our readers wait.
It’s a meatless meatball that actually looks good! Check out the Foodwishes channel on youtube for other amazing recipes. I’m an avid subscriber/salivator.
I will definitely be trying this out (and I am a very hardcore meatitarian!)