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Hi, I'm Ben Oakes and this is my geek blog. Currently, I'm a Ruby/JavaScript Developer at Liaison. Previously, I was a Developer at Continuity and Hedgeye, a Research Assistant in the Early Social Cognition Lab at Yale University and a student at the University of Iowa. I also organize TechCorridor.io, ICRuby, OpenHack Iowa City, and previously organized NewHaven.rb. I have an amazing wife named Danielle Oakes.

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Accidentally Vegan: McCormick Bacon Bits

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No one is ever going to confuse McCormick Bacon Bits with “health” food, but what they lack in vital nutrients they make up for in taste. And they’re vegan! Smoky, crunchy, and salty, these fake-bacon bits taste great on baked and mashed potatoes, sprinkled over split-pea soup or corn chowder, tossed into salads, or as a tasty topping on your next slice of pizza.

Source: Accidentally Vegan: McCormick Bacon Bits

Big in Israel: Vegan Soldiers

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The dramatic increase in vegans in Israel has resulted in necessary changes from the Israel Defense Forces.

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Support for reduced-cruelty meal plans appears to go all the way to the top. The Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed support for Israel’s “Meatless Monday” movement, adopting a vegetarian day for his staff, security guards, and family at his residence in Jerusalem each week. According to Haaretz, Netanyahu has been reading up on the topic. “[I] understood that animals are more conscious than we thought, which is bothering me and making me think twice,” he said at a cabinet meeting.

Source: Big in Israel: Vegan Soldiers

Hawaiian burger joint to open in Iowa City

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Hawaiian burger joint to open Aug. 18 in Iowa City | Corridor Business Journal

Teddy's Bigger Burgers

Seems pretty interesting; I’ve been curious about it when I walk by.  It’s interesting that Teddy’s Bigger Burgers is only in a few places:  Hawaii, Japan, Washington, and now Iowa.  I skimmed through their menu, and was happy to see they have vegetarian friendly fare alongside their kailua style and chili cheeseburgers.  Sounds worth a try.  :)