Archive for May 7th, 2007

Diet Recipe: Mexican Risotto

The easiest way to do a risotto — the lazy way! Not a low-carb recipe, but a low-cal one at 200 calories. Vegetarian and delicious!

Ingredients (for 1)
* 45gr of a rice of your choice (160 cals)
* 3 tablespoons of a Mexican chunky salsa of your choice (15-20 cals)
* 3 medium-sized washed, sliced portabella mushrooms (15-20 cals)
* 0 calorie non-stick spray

Execution
1. Boil rice as per package instructions in a pan. Drain.
2. In the meantime, spray in a small frying pan twice with the non-stick spray and fry the sliced mushrooms for 4-5 minutes. Set aside.
3. Back in the pan, place the salsa and under medium heat cook it until most of its liquid has evaporated.
4. Add the drained rice in the pan and stir well. You can choose to serve the mushrooms on top of the risotto, or stir them in too. Serve hot.

Tip: If the salsa you chose is pretty plain, don’t hesitate to add cilantro, thyme, parsley or any other similar fresh spice.

BT-AP, will you marry me?

I think I am having an orgasm! Today I received the gadget I always wanted: a class-1 EDR Bluetooth 2.0 access point. I tried it so far with Windows, Win2003SE PPC, PalmOS, Sony Ericsson M600i and OSX 10.4.9 (the latest OSX has added PAN support!). All of them worked perfectly! I was able to connect to the internet with all these devices using the Bluetooth access point as a router instead of my Wifi router. This product can be a life saver for people with non-wifi Palm Treo phones and older Palm/PPC PDAs!

I will prepare a review for the end of the week. The original idea was to host the article at Tuxtops, but damn, this is such a cool gadget and worked so flawlessly that more people deserve to know about it, so I would prefer to host it at OSNews.

This blog post is posted under OSX via Bluetooth-PAN!