Vegan macaroni and cheese

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  I was expecting to have a meal kit delivery from vegano foods but there was a delivery problem. This leaves me with no groceries or meal plan for the week. I decided it is time to use some of the ingredients I have in my apartment.  I had a box of daiya alfredo I used the sauce a long time ago and never used the brown rice pasta. I have a few types of vegan cheese so perfect to try vegan Mac and cheese.  This is the first time I have tried Sproud plant milk it’s pea based and thick so I thought it would be good for the sauce. Step one was adding melt vegan butter to the pan. Then around one cup of milk. Then spices I used curry powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper. I added a tablespoon of vegan sour cream to help thicken the sauce. After incorporating added half a cup each of vegan Parmesan, vegan cheddar, vegan mozzarella.  It melted well but it was salty. I added more milk, spices, and some water to fix the taste.  I had coated some of the pasta in olive oil, curry powder, nutritio

Update on mturk earnings

If you read by post on New Year's goals you would have seen that at the time I was earning pennies on mturk. I really gave up on it until last weekend. I had some free time so decided to take a look at what was available to me. I did an activity that was like playing a video game for 15 minutes which was worth 0.50 for the work and then I got a $1.60 bonus on it. That hooked me in and I decided to see if I could earn $3.00 a day on it for the week. I spent a couple hours after work completing surveys while watching tv and once I discovered I could do it on my phone I did them on my commute. There was a couple of days where i was tired and didn't really feel like doing anything but I got lucky in that there was a $4 or $5 survey available. I never do anything that will take me longer than half an hour I don't have the patience. I have returned a lot of hits but that doesn't affect the stats so I would just try it see if it was a waste of my time and return it.

I gave up on mturk too early maybe these hits were not available to me previously as I hadn't completed my first 100 hits yet. I am also doing fine with getting hits even though my rejection percentage isn't very good 96% seems to be the minimum for some hits. My percentage is low from when I was doing those 0.01 hits and made the mistake of being really tired and trying to work. Now I will only stick to mostly survey hits as they pay well and they are less likely to be rejected and its improving my percentage I was at 94% at the beginning of the week now its 95.5%

I have been reading on how to make money on mturk and most people say more hits will open up after 1000 hits. I still have over 800 items to go but its no problem making my goal of $3 per day so far this week this alone would get me to my $1000 goal this year if I did it everyday. I am avoiding those 0.01 cent hits now and just going for minimum 0.25 as these are way better. I don't think there are many Canadians that are doing this now so whenever there is a Canadian only survey out they are easy for me to get. I am just not sure if it was a really good week or it's going to be like this or better in the future. I did find that last weekend there was work that was worth me doing  and this weekend there wasn't. The weekdays seem to be the better days.

I also researched how to spend the money as a Canadian and it looks like I can buy whole foods gift cards with the money so I am going to try that and will do a future blog post on that.


Total Earnings  (What's this?)
Earnings To DateValue
Approved HITs$24.92
Bonuses$1.60
Total Earnings     Show earnings details $26.52
Earnings AvailableValue
Earnings Available for Transfer$23.86
Transfer Earnings
Your HIT Status  (What's this?)
DateSubmittedApprovedRejectedPendingEarnings
Today1001$0.00
Mar 25, 20172002$0.00
Mar 24, 20173300$5.13
Mar 23, 20179801$4.97
Mar 21, 20171100$4.00
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HIT Totals  (What's this?)
HITs You Have SubmittedValueRate
HITs Submitted182
... Approved17095.5%
... Rejected84.5%
... Pending4

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