Tag Archives: recipes

Marvelous Matrixes

15 Jan

Four of my favorites:

TRIZ     IChing     Fascination     Recipes

TRIZ is the Russian acronym for the “Theory of Inventive Problem Solving,” an international system of creativity developed in the U.S.S.R. between 1946 and 1985, by engineer and scientist Genrich S. Altshuller and his colleagues. According to TRIZ, universal principles of creativity form the basis of innovation.  39X39

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIZ

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The I Ching has served for thousands of years as a philosophical taxonomy of the universe, a guide to an ethical life, a manual for rulers, and an oracle of one’s personal future and the future of the state.  8X8

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Ching

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Fascination

Research by Sally Hogshead maps “How the World Sees You”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Hogshead

Sally’s map defines 49 personality archetypes with primary and secondary advantages.  The discovery of your highest value supports making your “brand” impossible to resist.  7X7

My archetype you ask?  The Royal Guard…elegant, astute and discreet…

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Cookbooks!  Two of my favorites with variations presented in matrix format.

 

Adventure in Cooking

16 Feb

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Hardly new, this cookbook was published in 1985.  It actually offers over 19,000 recipes because each basic recipe comes with a 4 X 4 matrix of alternative ingredients…. Such as seasonings, soups, vegetables, cheeses, accompaniments, meats, garnishes depending upon the nature of the dish.

Yesterday, I surfed the web for a recipe for black bean burgers (which I tried for the first time during the holidays).  Of course, each recipe had its appeal….you know where I’m going with this.  I narrowed the field to three recipes and made my personal ingredient list to include:  2 cans black beans, 1/4 c grated onion, 1 egg, 3 T Miracle Whip, 1/3 c dry bread crumbs, 2 t ground cumin, 2 t chopped garlic, 1 t dried oregano, 1/2 t Chili powder.

These ingredients are made into patties cooked a skillet….That’s the part I’m working on.  The taste is great.  The result was NOT worthy of photographing.  I smothered them with salsa and sour cream.

For the love of eggplant

12 Aug
Grilled, baked or fried?

Grilled, baked or fried?

Kitchen garden

Kitchen garden

www.eggplantrecipes.net

Purple heart aka eggplant

My favorite recipe is the casserole Mam-ma Tuggle would make for me.  I also enjoy Thai, Indian, Moroccan, Italian and Afghan eggplant dishes.

Eggplant inspired pottery

My sister Susan gave this to me for Christmas 🙂

For the love of eggplant

20 Feb
Grilled, baked or fried?

Grilled, baked or fried?

Kitchen garden

Kitchen garden

www.eggplantrecipes.net

Purple heart aka eggplant

My favorite recipe is the casserole Mam-ma Tuggle would make for me.  I also enjoy Thai, Indian, Moroccan, Italian and Afghan eggplant dishes.

Eggplant inspired pottery

My sister Susan gave this to me for Christmas 🙂