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  1. Comment on Your favorite vegetarian recipes in ~food

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    Yikes! Apologies for the slow response, I've been rather occupied with things. I hope I'm not too late for the lockdown and you're still able to get supplies. Most Indian curries you hear about...

    Yikes! Apologies for the slow response, I've been rather occupied with things.

    I hope I'm not too late for the lockdown and you're still able to get supplies.

    Most Indian curries you hear about are typically from the Northern part of the country. I hail from the south where the cuisine is quite different. But also, a good curry isn't hard to make at all, and you can usually make something that's good and healthy with practically any vegetable. My go-to usually includes bell peppers, cottage cheese (paneer), mushrooms etc (really, it can be anything) cooked separately from the curry base. I make that by frying some onions with cumin seeds and ginger-garlic paste, then adding a tomato puree and a bunch of spices - chilli powder, garam masala (in moderation - this is honestly great to have for most simple recipes), turmeric. I also use yogurt to thicken it up a bit and then mix in the vegetables I cooked separately. We eat this with rotis or rice, depending on how we're feeling that day.

    Now this is quite Indian, so I'm also finding some recipes that are more westernised.

    https://olivemagazine.production.wcp.imdserve.com/recipes/vegan/jersey-royal-bombay-potatoes/

    https://www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/vegan/maharashtrian-amti-dahl/ - most dal (lentils) dishes are absolutely delicious and ridiculously easy to make. They go well with rotis and rice.

    https://www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/entertain/vegetable-and-paneer-dum-biryani/ - more work than the average dish, but I adore biryani.

    Apologies again for the delay, let me know if you get a chance to try any of these out! Always excited to introduce people to the cuisine, though I'm far from an expert. Stay safe!

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  2. Comment on Your favorite vegetarian recipes in ~food

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    Indian cuisine has a lot of absolutely delicious vegetarian food - a significant number of Indians are vegetarians. A lot of things are actually reasonably straightforward. A great and easy recipe...

    Indian cuisine has a lot of absolutely delicious vegetarian food - a significant number of Indians are vegetarians. A lot of things are actually reasonably straightforward. A great and easy recipe that a lot of students make for example is: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/236564/chana-masala-savory-indian-chick-peas/

    If Indian food is your thing, I'm happy to think of other easy/quick recipes!

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  3. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    It's the end of the year and I had a tough semester, so I'm "comfort reading" James Herriot. It's been a while since I last read them, and I loaded them up on my Kindle as, for the first time, I...

    It's the end of the year and I had a tough semester, so I'm "comfort reading" James Herriot. It's been a while since I last read them, and I loaded them up on my Kindle as, for the first time, I don't have access to our decades-old copies.

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  4. Comment on The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore in ~music

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    Bombay Bicycle Club - Everything Else Has Gone Wrong; All platforms Released: January 17, 2020 Genres: Indie Rock Recommended tracks: Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing but You) Everything Else Has Gone...

    Bombay Bicycle Club - Everything Else Has Gone Wrong; All platforms

    • Released: January 17, 2020
    • Genres: Indie Rock

    Recommended tracks:

    1. Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing but You)
    2. Everything Else Has Gone Wrong
    3. Get Up
    4. Is It Real

    This is the latest album from Bombay Bicycle Club. I think people may be familiar with some of their other work, their other albums that I usually recommend are the debut I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose, and So Long, See You Tomorrow. I also find it especially funny that this album is called "Everything Else Has Gone Wrong" and it was released in January, right before things got a lot worse.

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  5. Comment on I just got accepted to do a Master's degree! in ~life

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    Congratulations! I finished my Master's earlier this year (yay for a virtual graduation) and went straight into a PhD program in the same lab. My MS years were fantastic, and very satisfying. I...

    Congratulations! I finished my Master's earlier this year (yay for a virtual graduation) and went straight into a PhD program in the same lab. My MS years were fantastic, and very satisfying. I think an MS at least allows you to shape it the way you want, we have the option of just taking slightly more advanced classes than a Bachelor's, all the way up to not taking many classes at all and instead spending time on research. No two people really had the same experience, IMO. I unfortunately have no idea what things are like in UK, nor your chosen field. But exciting!

    Good luck!

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  6. Comment on What were the best games you played this year? in ~games

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    Honestly, I don't want to know how many hours I've put into Hades, and it only came out in October on the Switch. I also picked up Bastion and Transistor but I haven't played them as much. I also...

    Honestly, I don't want to know how many hours I've put into Hades, and it only came out in October on the Switch. I also picked up Bastion and Transistor but I haven't played them as much. I also just picked up Civ VI and it'll be my first Civ game, but I haven't had a chance to really play it because of finals. :(

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  7. Comment on What were the best games you played this year? in ~games

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    Varatha needs more love, my friend!

    Varatha needs more love, my friend!

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  8. Comment on Tom & Jerry (2021) - Official trailer in ~movies

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    All I can say is... what

    All I can say is...

    what

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Farewell, macOS (Running a modern OS on an older Macbook) in ~tech

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    I've been using Linux on my early 2015 MacBook Pro from some time in 2016. I used refind to get my dual boot going. It's actually been very pleasant, I only had a minor issue getting the camera...

    I've been using Linux on my early 2015 MacBook Pro from some time in 2016. I used refind to get my dual boot going. It's actually been very pleasant, I only had a minor issue getting the camera recognized but even that works ok now.

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  10. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    This sounds very interesting. Checking if my libraries have a digital copy available. Thanks!

    This sounds very interesting. Checking if my libraries have a digital copy available. Thanks!

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  12. Comment on Rate my homepage! in ~creative

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    Good eye! I just fixed it. Thank you!

    Good eye! I just fixed it. Thank you!

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  13. Comment on Reddit worries it’s going to be crushed in the fight against Big Tech in ~tech

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    Should a distinction be made for their for-profit vs not for-profit status? Arguably Wikipedia isn't trying to make a profit off their users?

    Should a distinction be made for their for-profit vs not for-profit status? Arguably Wikipedia isn't trying to make a profit off their users?

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  15. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    That's what I've heard! My friend and I are excited to sit down and play it over some weekend soon.

    That's what I've heard! My friend and I are excited to sit down and play it over some weekend soon.

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  16. Comment on Google sued by DOJ in antitrust case over search dominance in ~tech