Tuesday, April 22, 2014

My AMAZING low carb pancakes!

So, lately, we've been making these really cool low carb pancakes that I really love :o)

Someone posted a recipe on one of the low carb high fat groups I follow on Facebook (I don't remember which one or who it was) and I adapted the recipe until I was happy with it :o)

Here's what you need:
- 8oz cream cheese
- 6 eggs
- 1 coffee spoon (the REALLY small ones we use for espressos in Europe) of baking powder! (if you put too much, they end up salty and are horrible! I've also made this WITHOUT baking powder and they turned out just fine :o))
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (optional: don't put it if you don't like cinnamon, though the pancakes turn out WAYYY better if you use it)!

Just mix everything with a blender and put it in a buttered pan!

Alternatively, just get this REALLY cool pancake maker at Amazon, that's what we use:

As for the toppings, use splenda, cinnamon and one of these sugar free toppings (if you can find it, try the peanut butter one! I could only find it in certain Walmarts but...look for it, you won't be disappointed).

Lately I've also been using sugar free versions of "REAL maple syrup" BUT, they have sugar alcohols and I'm still not sure if those are good for you or not...

Friday, April 18, 2014

How to "programmatically" extract 7z files, each to their own directory

So.....I had 300+ .7z files that I had to extract to their own directory (you know, just like you can by clicking on each individually file with the right mouse button and extracting to a directory with the files' name, right?) but I don't have that much experience with Windows command line scripting...

Anyway, I managed to solve it by creating this simple script:
for /r %%f in (*.7z) do (
"c:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" e "%%~nxf" -o"%%~nf"

It is pretty simple but...it gets the job done!

p.s. Why couldn't they have created a simpler language?! That FOR cycle is a WEIRD (though powerful, I guess) command...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I think I just found my doppelganger

Well, a friend on Facebook just pointed me to a picture of my doppelganger.

Meet Lenny Leblanc:

heh :oD

Friday, March 28, 2014

So you want to remove a URL suggestion from Chrome...

Ok, this is SUPER annoying: you install Chrome and go to gmail.com instead of google.com the first time you open a url that starts with "g".

From now on, unless you clear your history, every time you type "g", google will suggest gmail.com so, if you press enter, it will open gmail instead of google's main page.

You probably never bumped into this but I do ALL THE TIME and it is annoying like hell...

But, fear not, apparently there is a solution for it! Just open a new tab, start typing the url (e.g. type "g") and hit "alt+shift+del"!

If it's true that women earn 3/4 of what a man does for the same job...

If it's true that women earn 3/4 of what a man does for the same job...
...why would an employer hire a man?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My thoughts on Facebook's latest acquisitions...

Remember the "ponzi scheme" Yahoo got into by buying companies to show growth? :o)
Am I the only one who sees a parallel between Yahoo's past and Facebook's present?

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Behold, my low carb chocolate chip cookies!

Well, actually, the recipe isn't originally MINE, I got it from this web site and then adapted it :o)!

Here are all the ingredients you need:

  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 cups finely shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (I actually used a whole butter stick instead)
  • 1 cup Stevia Sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • (about 2/3 of a cup but...you figure it out) Hershey's Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
  • 4oz of cream cheese (this is my addition!)

  • Instructions:

    • Preheat oven at 325F degrees
    • Melt the butter first (it doesn't have to be in a liquid state but...it needs to be soft so you can then easily mix it with the other ingredients)
    • Mix everything together in a blender (I used a Blendtec in the "Batter program" :o))
    • Make sure the mix isn't hot (I messed up the first time I tried this recipe cause I didn't melt the butter and it didn't mix well in the Blender, so I had to put it in the microwave a little after mixing and then it melted the chocolate chips :o\) and add in the chocolate chips, mixing them together with a spoon
    • make some small "balls" (I actually just grabbed individual cookie portions with a table spoon and made them circular, hence the weird format in the picture above heheh) and put them a couple of inches a part in the oven for 14 minutes
    • when they are done, let them inside the oven while it is still hot for another 5 minutes or so and then take them off to cool outside!
    And you are DONE! :o)

    The cookies crumbled a little too easily last night but, the next day, they were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! ;o))