I confess: I really like faux meat. True, it’s not exactly healthy, nor is the texture or flavor a dead ringer, but I dig it. Quorn is by far my favorite fakey of them all. I LOL’d when Katherine said: it [Quorn] smells like dirty socks. Well, probably for good reason, but I’ve never smelled it that closely or noticed it from a distance, so let’s pretend it actually smells like roasted chicken (or turkey)! Personally, I think it has a very real meat-like texture and the flavor is pretty neutral compared to some overly processed faux meats.
I’m trying to use up my surplus of freezer items, so I took out 1 of 2 boxes of Quorn Turk’y burgers that I’ve been hoarding for a few months. Why do I save things for so long?! Not everything is like wine. Not everything gets better with age! hahaha
Simple Saturday night supper: Quorn Turk’y burger (90 cal, 200mg sodium) on a 100% whole wheat roll with no salt added bread & butter pickles, bit of mayo, yellow mustard, and drop of ketchup with a bowl of mixed leafy greens topped with a dollop of Sabra hummus.
Olive oil + vinegar on the salad, per usual.
Yeah, I love Quorn. I brushed the Turk’y burgers with a bit of EVOO, then put them on the George Foreman grill for about 6 minutes. Yum!
N3rdy News: Bye, Bye Firefox
As a blogger and someone that spends a big portion of my day working on various computers, I’m always looking for ways to be more efficient. Work smarter, not harder—or longer! So, I installed Google Chrome last night and WOW, what a difference in performance!! Firefox and IE were so incredibly slooooooooooooow, they both made blogging slower than it ever should be. We have over a dozen computers, but I’m really attached to my oldest one. I have a KVM switch, so I can switch back and forth between my old one and my newer ones, but speeding up my older baby is fantastic. Page loads are much faster, and subsequently, all of my other programs are running much better. Even WordPress is running faster!! Firefox is a major resource hog; I had to close and reopen it quite often just to free up some memory and restore speed when I had too many tabs open. But since installing Chrome, my entire system is running faster and smoother and better than ever, despite it’s old age. Love it! If you want to speed up your system’s performance, I highly recommend it. It runs on PC, Mac, and Linux. Awesome sauce.
Last week, we made a partition on my other computer and installed Linux. I’ve been enjoying that a lot, too. I use it for surfing and visiting blogs. No more spyware!!! Linux is a free installation, so if you are in the market for a new operating system, consider Linux for your PC. Or if you have space and know how to make a partition on your hard drive, you could always give it a whirl on that. I’ll probably install Chrome on my Linux machine after I publish this post.
Question: Have you found any neat software or gadgets lately? Any nifty blogging tools or apps? The most recent app I installed on my iPad is Angry Birds: Seasons. Very addictive. Ugh! lol