Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fox News...such an evil, sensationalist network

Yeaps...Fox News is CLEARLY a sensationalist piece of crap network :oP
...they should be more like CNN, MSNBC and all those other networks who are objective and, clearly, have no political agenda.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Low Carb High Fat Sweet Pizza Crust

Last weekend I did the awesome low carb high fat pizza I posted about several months ago and my wife had a great idea: "what if we didn't add the powdered garlic to the crust and did a sweet pizza with the same crust?"

So today I decided to try it and here's the result:

The idea is to use these small pieces and add a syrup on top (like chocolate or strawberry), as well as a couple of pieces of fruit (e.g. strawberry, blackberries or raspberries).

The recipe is very similar to the one I use for the crust of the low carb high fat pizza.

Crust Ingredients
  • 3 cups shredded cheese (a mixture of mozzarella and cheddar is best)
  • 16 oz of cream cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups of almond meal flour
  • 2 cups of artificial sweetener

Melt the shreeded cheese and the cream cheese in the microwave for 1 minute and then just mix everything together in a blender (or by hand) and put it in the oven at 425F for about 10 minutes (if I use my electric convect oven, I need about 10 minutes, but on the gas oven it took about 15 minutes) - just keep an eye on the oven to make sure you don't over cook it!

And that's about it! Enjoy! :o) 

Monday, September 29, 2014

iotop

Ah, I just learned a new awesome Linux command: iotop :oP
Should I feel ashamed that I only found out about it today?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Low Carb Cheese Danish

My wife just found out this recipe for a low carb cheese danish.
I haven't personally tried it but wanted to record it here so I can refer back to it in the future :oP

"Dough
  1. 1 1/4 cup 2% mozzarella shredded cheese (140 grams)
  2. 6 tbsp Almond Flour (42 grams)
  3. 3 tbsp Coconut Flour (21 grams)
  4. 4 tbsp sugar equivalent (I used 5 tsp Truvia)
  5. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  6. 1/2 tsp vanilla
  7. 4 tbsp butter (omit if you are using a higher fat cheese but I implore you to use the 2% or part skim mozzarella cheese!)
  8. 1 egg
Filling
  1. 6 oz cream cheese
  2. 1 tsp lemon juice
  3. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  4. 1/4 cup sugar equivalent
  5. 1 egg yolk
Frosting
  1. 3 tbsp powdered sweetener (3 tbsp truvia in a coffee grinder for 30 secs and then measure out 3 tbsp of the powdered.)
  2. 2 tbsp heavy cream
  3. 2 oz cream cheese
  4. 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Filling
  1. Soften cream cheese and combine with lemon juice, vanilla, and sweetener and egg yolk using a whisk or electric mixer. Set aside in the fridge until you are ready with the dough.
Dough
  1. Measure out almond flour, coconut flour, and baking powder. Combine well with a whisk.
  2. Melt 4 tbsp butter and add vanilla and sweetener. Stir.
  3. Melt 1 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese in the microwave (30% power for 2 minutes with a 1200 watt microwave).
  4. Combine all the ingredients and add an egg.
  5. Stir until batter is combined and the cheese and dough are completely mixed. Use your hands or a spatula to press and fold the cheese and the batter together. Reheat for 10 seconds in the microwave. Press and fold some more until 99% of the dough is all one color. (Tip-this gets sticky and if you wet your hands a little it helps tremendously. The water from your hands will stop the stickiness on the outside of the dough making it very easy to roll out.)
  6. Reheat dough for 10 seconds and roll out into a square the approximate length of a rolling pin and slice into four quarters with a pizza slicer.
  7. Fold the corners into the center repeating with all four squares.
  8. Pipe filling (or spoon it on top!) into the center of each danish.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes. (Check on this at 10 minutes and make sure to remove it from the oven as soon as it has a deep golden brown color! Just slightly past 13 minutes and 2 of mine did get burnt. Definitely keep an eye on it.)
Frosting
  1. Soften cream cheese in the microwave and add powdered sweetener, heavy cream and vanilla. Mix well with a whisk and pour into a ziploc bag. Cut a tiny hole in the corner and pipe onto each danish.
Notes
  1. Serves 4
  2. per serving 429 Calories; 41g Fat; 9g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 5 net carbs each!"
Anybody want to try it and share their experiences? :o)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Oopsie Bread

About a year ago, I tried a recipe for a low carb bread called "Oopsie Bread".
I tried and I failed miserably :o)

I somehow messed up the recipe and I ended up a liquid paste like substance, instead of an actual bun of bread.

Yesterday, one of my friends showed me HIS Oopsie bread (which looked AMAZING) so I decided to try it again.

Yet again, I must have messed up cause, once again, I ended up with a liquid paste instead of a dough like substance BUT, I'm not going to give up (if
my friend was able to do it, so will I)! :oP

Anyway, just wanted to share the recipe in here.

Ingredients:
3 eggs
1/2 cup cream cheese
1 pinch salt
1 + 1/2 tablespoons psyllium husks
1 + 1/2 tablespoons baking powder 

Note: my friend uses 1 and a 1/2 tablespoons of psyllium husks and baking powder - notice that is DIFFERENT from the original recipe

Directions:


  1. 1
    Separate the eggs, with the egg whites in one bowl and the egg yolks in another.
  2. 2
    Whip the egg whites together with the salt until very stiff. You should be able to turn the bowl over without the egg whites moving.
  3. 3
    Mix the egg yolks and the cream cheese well. If you choose, add the psyllium seed husk and baking powder (this makes the Oopsie more bread-like). Note: My friend said he whipped the yolks and cream cheese together instead of mixing them (after melting the creamcheese in the microwave for about 45 seconds).
  4. 4
    Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mix – try to keep the air in the egg whites. Note: My friend said he actually mixed both the yolks and egg whites at this point and whipped them some more!
  5. 5
    Put 6 large or 8 smaller oopsies on a baking tray. Note: use a 1/3 cup to measure each individual bun.
  6. 6
    Bake in the middle of the oven at 150° C (300° F) for about 25 minutes – until they turn golden.
  7. 7
    You can eat Oopsies as bread or use them as a bun for a hotdog or hamburger. You can also put different kinds of seeds on them before baking them, for instance poppy, sesame or sunflower seeds. One big Oopsie can be used for a swiss roll: Add a generous layer of whipped cream and some berries. 

Hope it turns out better for you guys! :o)

Update: nailed it! :o) just follow my updated instructions (spread across "Note"s all over this post) and you'll be golden!

HOW TO RIP OFF A BANK, ESPÍ­RITO SANTO STYLE

Acabei de ver um artigo deveras interessante com uma analise Britanica ao que se passa com o BES.

"I can't work out if the BES management at the time was stupid, naïve, complacent or criminal. Probably all four. No matter – it has now been entirely replaced. Well, I say “no matter” - but actually such abysmal management DOES matter. Those responsible for audit, risk and compliance have been guilty of incompetence so gross it borders on the criminal. And the former CEO and vice-chairman, Ricardo Espírito Santo Salgardo – a member of the Espírito Santo family – has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering and tax evasion. But I suspect he has done more than that: he was also chairman of ESFG, which – as will become apparent shortly – systematically drained the bank and its other subsidiaries. If he didn't know what was going on, he was incompetent: if he did, then he was a party to corruption and, perhaps, fraud on a simply massive scale. Exactly how massive is not yet clear. But I think we are talking billions of Euros."

Ah, e tal, e a Merkel, a Goldman Sachs e o Bilderberg. Sempre a fazerem-nos a folha e a prenderem-nos com correntes. :o)