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Favorite Sociology Quotes
"Our aim is the understanding of the characteristic uniqueness of the reality in which we move." —Max Weber
The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden. —Pierre Bourdieu
"In science, when human behavior enters the equation, things go nonlinear. That's why Physics is easy and Sociology is hard." —Neil deGrasse Tyson
"Social activities are orderly. This orderliness is observable. This observable orderliness is ordinary. The ordinary observable orderliness is oriented. This orientedly ordinary observable orderliness is rational. This rational oriented ordinary observable orderliness is describable." —Michael Lynch
"Doubt everything (de omnibus dubitandum)." —Karl Marx
"Neither the life of the individual nor the history of society can be understood without understanding both." —C. Wright Mills
"My point is not that everything is bad, but that everything is dangerous, which is not exactly the same as bad. If everything is dangerous, then we always have something to do." —Michel Foucault
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" —Martin Luther King Jr.
"In matters of social justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same." —Albert Einstein
"Poverty is the worst form of violence." —Mahatma Gandhi
"If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire." —George Monbiot
Lately I've been a fan of recipes that substitute vegetable noodles for pasta. My favorite new recipe site, Inspiralized.com, has some fantastic vegetarian, vegan, paleo, and glutan free recipes. My most recent favorite is posted below:
For the salad:
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled, spiralized (spagetti size noodles)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 packed cups chopped kale
For the dressing:
- 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked for at least 2 hours
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 to 4 large cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- salt and pepper, to taste
For the chickpeas:
- 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas, drained, rinsed, patted dry
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- salt, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper and salt and whisk together. Add in the chickpeas, toss to coat, and then drizzle with the olive oil. Toss again to mix. Place the chickpeas out evenly over a parchment-paper lined baking sheet and bake 30-35 minutes or until crisp, shaking the pan half way through.
- Twenty minutes into baking the chickpeas, place a large skillet over medium heat and add in the olive oil. Once oil heats, add in the sweet potato noodles and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cover and cook, uncovering occasionally to toss, for 5-7 minutes or until sweet potato noodles are cooked through. Set aside in a large bowl when done.
- While the sweet potato noodles cook, place all of the ingredients for the dressing into a high speed blender and pulse until creamy. Taste and adjust (more tang? more lemon! more spice? more pepper! more flavor? more dijon!) Set aside.
- When sweet potato noodles are done, wipe the skillet clean. Coat with cooking spray and add in the kale. Sautee for 3 minutes or until the kale is warmed up and slightly wilted, seasoning lightly with pepper and add to the large bowl with the sweet potato noodles.
- When the chickpeas are done roasting, prepare the salad. Pour the Caesar dressing over the kale and sweet potato noodles and toss to combine thoroughly. Portion onto four plates and top with spiced chickpeas. Serve immediately.
For cooking techniques I find ReluctantGourmet.com really helpful.