Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lupin milk and lupin yoghurt

In the previous post I talked about how to make lupin ice cream. You can use the same protein isolation technique (steps 1 to 10 of the previous post) as the basis for lupin milk and yoghurt. The lupin yoghurt has a softer taste (less bitter) than the milk or ice cream. The milk is a bit bitter, but still definitely drinkable.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Lupin Ice Cream: making vegan ice cream from scratch!

As part of my ongoing long term project to research ways to cook with lupins, I've developed a process for producing home-made lupin ice cream. The consistency of the ice cream turned out great, and the flavor is acceptable, but unfortunately there is a bitter aftertaste that many people will probably find unpleasant. The only flavoring I added was sugar and vanilla extract, maybe some kind of stronger flavoring would be better at masking the bitter taste. In this post I show you how to make lupin ice cream for yourself. I made this recipe based on two patents: US20080089990, and US20070154611. I recommend reading those patents if you are interested in learning more about the science behind lupin ice cream.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Radical tolerance: A newish take on an old old morality

Maybe you've heard of radical honesty, or radical kindness (I think my favorite quote from Scaughdt Iam is "many of the platitudes that most of us still take for granted actually function exactly as they are written - with no exceptions whatsoever!"). I tend to favor radical kindness (as explained by Scaughdt Iam and Peace Pilgrim). And while I think dishonesty in personal relationships is almost always bad, I don't think silence is necessarily dishonest, nor do I think people have an obligation to volunteer honest opinions unsolicited (that is: to say everything on their mind as soon as it comes into their mind). My take on honesty ("radical" or otherwise), is that everyone should strive to be the sort of person whose thoughts would not surprise his/her friends, nor lower their opinion of him/her. In this spirit, I offer you the concept of "Radical Tolerance" as a step towards honesty and radical kindness. If a person thinks in a way that is radically tolerant, it will be easier for him/her to speak honestly (what could a tolerant person possibly have to hide?), and to act kindly.