Archive for April 18th, 2007

Diet Recipe: Muffins

I found that muffins is the most low-calorie dessert/breakfast that one can have when on a diet that is actually satisfying without taking away much of your calorie allowance. This version has only 65 calories per serving (lower than WeightWatcher’s recipe which has 95 cals). To bring some variety into your diet if you are planning to use muffins daily, buy different low-calorie fruit jams so you can change the taste from week to week.

Ingredients (for 5)
* 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour (220 cals)
* 1/3 cup of fat-free milk (30 cals)
* 1 egg (half is used, 40 cals)
* 2 teaspoons of low-calorie jam (20 cals)
* 4 teaspoons of Splenda 0 calorie sugar
* 2 teaspoons baking powder (0 cals)
* 0 calorie non-stick spray

Execution
1. Preheat oven at 400 F (205C) .
2. In a bowl start beating with a whisk the egg. Then, throw half of the egg away.
3. Add all the rest of the ingredients and whisk them for 2 minutes until the batter becomes smooth.
4. Get 5 non-stick muffin cup holders, spray some non-stick spray on them, and then using a spoon equally distribute the batter in them.
5. Place muffins cups in a muffin baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

diet muffin

DRIVE

We watched “Drive” yesterday. It is not fantastic, but it ain’t as bad as many other currently active TV shows. And yet, even if it had a lot of promotion, it only managed less than 4 million viewers, which is extremely low for what a major TV network requires. I see it getting canceled within 2-3 weeks (it will be a miracle if it continues all the way to the end of the TV season this May). And this is surprising, because as I said, it’s not that bad of a show. Kinda reminds me of some computer products. Somehow they get popular, or their companies get bankrupted, even if you wouldn’t expect such outcomes while comparing them to their competition.

DUN vs PAN

Bluetooth Wow, I didn’t know that Microsoft removed DUN from the latest versions of Windows Mobile. They introduced PAN instead which I personally prefer, but, PAN is not a Bluetooth profile that all operating systems support. This means that Linux users might have a bit of a work to do before connecting their laptop via Windows Mobile’s PAN connection (there are more tutorials online about DUN you see), and it’s one major hell setting it up via Mac OS X as there is no GUI for it. As I said, I prefer PAN, because it eliminates ppp string incompatibilities between different cellphones and it also allows for up to 7 laptops to be connected at the same time to the same phone (it acts as a wireless router instead of as a 1-to-1 modem), but damn, completely removing DUN is stupid because older Windows OSes don’t have PAN functionality, some older Bluetooth dongles don’t come with PAN profile support, and setting up PAN on other OSes is a headache. It shouldn’t be an exclusive feature, they should have kept both.