The Two Cheeses That I Eat While On Keto

Mozzarella is a soft, white cheese with high moisture content and is a traditionally southern Italian cheese made from Italian buffalo’s milk by the pasta filata method. It originated in Italy and is usually made from Italian buffalo or cow’s milk. Mozzarella is lower in sodium and calories than most other cheeses (though I think that the brand I bought is slightly saltier than what I usually have) and also contains bacteria that act as probiotics. The brand I buy is Amul’s cheese slices and it does have a slight salty taste. The reason I bought it as slices is to a) eat it as a snack when I feel a little peckish, b) I can use it as a cheese melt on tuna or chicken or beef stuffed in lettuce or bell peppers or even in a salad. It also goes well as an evening snack with peanuts.

The other cheese I buy is cheddar. Cheddar is a widely popular semi-hard cheese from England. Made from cow’s milk that has been matured for several months, it can be white, off-white, or yellow. The taste of cheddar depends on the variety, ranging from mild to extra sharp. In addition to being rich in protein and calcium, cheddar is a good source of vitamin K, especially vitamin K2. Vitamin K is important for heart and bone health. It prevents calcium from being deposited in the walls of your arteries and veins. You can add it to charcuterie plates, vegetable dishes, burgers, and eggs. I buy the cheddar cheese block from Milky Mist. I mainly use it in my mushroom cheese omelettes for breakfast – I cut up small pieces and add it to the omelette as it cooks along with the mushrooms. I also do cut up small squares to eat as a snack and it is perfect with a cup of coffee.

This mainly due to my Keto diet; usually I only used to eat cheese in burgers and pizza when I order them in or eat out.

5 More Weird Laws In France

1. Don’t let the kids have ketchup : Since 2011, a law forbids school cafeterias from serving ketchup. This strange law is apparently the result of a crusade by Christopher Hebert, the president of the Association nationale des directeurs de la restauration municipale. We’re not sure what the guy really holds against ketchup, whose ingredients (tomatoes, vinegar, sugar) are not even unhealthy, except maybe for yet another anti-American sentiment.

2. You have to say bonjour : While it’s just a local ordinance, this weird law from a small town in the North of France merits its place here. After an angry local resident forgot his manners with a civil servant in 2011, the local council of Lhéraule decided to adopt the decree. It states you’ll promptly and unceremoniously get thrown out of the town hall if you don’t use the proper civilities such as “hello” and “thank you”.

3. You can write a check on toilet paper: Your banker probably won’t take it, but your check doesn’t need to come out of your checkbook. French financial law states that you can write it on literally any blank piece of paper of your choosing, as long as it contains all the relevant information.

4. You can divorce your husband if he watches too much football : It’s not that strange of a law as it appears at first glance. As you can divorce your partner on grounds of infidelity, there is also such a thing as intellectual infidelity. If your spouse spends way too many hours watching games on the tube and hurling insults at the PSG (or OL, depending on where you live), you can call it quits. Another unexpected legal ground for divorce is “physical” infidelity – not in the sexual sense, but rather physical integrity. For example, if your wife smokes like a chimney and puts your health at risk, you are allowed to pack your bags in search of fresh air.

5. You can’t get drunk at work, unless it’s on wine : This funny law is just… so French. Obviously you can’t drink at work! Well yes you can. As long as it’s wine, beer, cider or hydromel. Of course you can’t get plastered, but if you’re celebrating Jean’s retirement, you can do so (responsibly) as long as you’re not doing tequila shots on his desk.

Tired With Lack Of Sleep and 14 Hours of Work

I am tired and sleepy. Yesterday I started working at 4:30 pm and was supposed to knock off from work at 1:30 am but I was informed that another person who was supposed to do a shift from 9:30 pm to 6:30 am was ill and had to go to the hospital and hence I had to take over the set of newly joined employees at the office. At 9:30 pm I was told that there was a replacement available so then I won’t have to do it. I went about my work and continued till almost 1am when I got to know that the replacement has a laptop issue and hence I had to deputize and I ended up working till 6:30 am.

I then went and made my breakfast – 2 sunny side eggs with some breakfast chicken sausages. That done I wasn’t really that sleepy, mostly very tired, and I thought I could watch some tv before I went to sleep but halfway through an episode of Star Trek Enterprise, I was nodding off so I went to bed. I haven’t got the best sleep today so if things go well I will knock off work early.

By 12:45 pm I was up and lazing in my bed. I ordered some chilli pork from a nearby restaurant – I had a little bit more than half of that for lunch. The rest of it with some sliced cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce will be my dinner. I will start work by 8 and hopefully will be in bed early and I can get some proper sleep. Atleast 8 hours.

The X-Files & Me In Space

This is gonna sound weird to you but I have told you before that I always think about futuristic scifi scenarios and that I and most people I know are alive in that world which is set like a few 1000 years into the future. Think Star Trek with more advanced technology including a force field or personal shield that makes you invincible against any weapon, any natural or unnatural elements like diseases, viruses, harmful rays or anything. Basically invincible as long as we don’t fly into a sun!

So, in this same universe I am part of the X-Files team. Yes that X-Files! However in this dream and in this supreme futuristic universe, the team consists of Fox Mulder, Dana Scully, John Doggett & Reyez. Or rather, they are investigators who are part of the Human Federation and are sent on missions to alien planets and settlements in other parts of the galaxy to investigate murders & other crimes. And in this dream they are actually brought together to form a unit, even though they know of each other and have worked briefly together in the past, by Asst. Deputy Director Walter Skinner under orders to get an elite investigating team together under his jurisdiction as the demand for impartial investigators who are alien and have the advanced technology and skills that our team does.

So the setting is on this station in deep space, let’s just call it Deep Space 50 even though I do not remember a mention in my dream. Skinner has summoned all 4 seasoned agents – Agents Mulder, Doggett, Reyes and Agent/Dr. Dana Scully to for a team that will report to him and travel via a small starship and then report back to Deep Space 50 in between cases. So the meeting starts and ofcourse there is the problem with who will lead the team – Skinner decides that there will be no team leader but each agent is given priorities & roles to do during the missions like medical examinations by Scully! Then Skinner says he is adding on a new member to the team who will pilot the spacecraft and also is in charge of weapons and the militaristic android/robots who will be added to the team.

In comes …..me ofcourse. I am the pilot and investigator, and also from the more militaristic Starfleet section of the Federation, who specializes in weapons and using commands to a more advanced lead robot, I also command the android/robots who are there for helping us and added protection. I am introduced to the team and I professes my admiration for their body of work. We are dismissed and go to a conference room, where I introduce them to the lead roboto and my dog, Shawny, who is also traveling with us. After they all pet the dog I show them 3d images of the starship we will be traveling in for these missions and brief them about the various areas.

There are quarters for each of us, plus in case of emergencies rooms for an additional 6 more people. The rest of the ship consists of a meeting room/dinning room, a big lounge, a couple of labs, work out areas and ofcourse the small engineering section which my lead robot & I can manage. On the second deck is the weapons lockers and a couple of air/water/land vehicles we can use to travel on the planets we visit as well. Everything set, our first mission is to investigate a series of murders on a planet that has 5 alien races who are mining the rich minerals and materials on that planet. They have lived with relatively no problems – just minor skirmishes between the races – but this series of murders is from all 5 races and they are on the verge of an all out battle.

So the next morning we leave headed for the planet and that is just the beginning of our missions. In between we head back to the space station and report to Skinner and the hierarchy. We become really good friends and have fun during the downtime of the missions and even while on the missions. Also Reyes and I develop a romantic relationship, which we keep secret from the rest (though Dana seems to know about it) and have a lot of fun while we are alone.

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RIP Norm MacDonald

Norm Macdonald, the Canadian deadpan comedian, actor, writer and “Saturday Night Live” star, has died after a private battle with cancer. He was 61. Macdonald’s cancer diagnosis was kept secret from the public, but he battled it for nine years. Dozens of comedians, like Seth Rogen, Jon Stewart, Ron Funches and Jim Gaffigan, paid tribute to Macdonald, “one of the greatest comedians to have ever lived,” on social media.

Macdonald was born and raised in Quebec City to parents who were both teachers. The comedian got his start in showbiz as a writer on “Roseanne” in 1992 after making rounds at comedy clubs in Canada. He joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” in 1993, and the next year he began his memorable stint as Weekend Update anchor until early 1998, when he was replaced by Colin Quinn. Macdonald was known for his dry humor, non-sequiturs and impressions of Burt Reynolds, David Letterman, Larry King, Quentin Tarantino and many more during his five-year run on the show. After being removed from the role, Macdonald went on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman and Howard Stern’s syndicated radio show.

Soon after leaving Saturday Night Live, Macdonald co-wrote and starred in the “revenge comedy” Dirty Work (1998), directed by Bob Saget, co-starring Artie Lange, and featuring Chris Farley in his last movie; the film was dedicated to his memory. Later that year, Macdonald voiced the character of Lucky the Dog in the Eddie Murphy adaptation of Dr. Dolittle. He reprised the role in both Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) and Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006). In 1999, Macdonald starred in the sitcom The Norm Show (later renamed Norm), co-starring Laurie Metcalf, Artie Lange, and Ian Gomez. It ran for three seasons on ABC.

Earlier in 1999, he made a cameo appearance in the Andy Kaufman biographical drama Man on the Moon, directed by Milos Forman. When Michael Richards refused to portray himself in the scene reenacting the famous Fridays incident in which Kaufman threw water in his face, Macdonald stepped in to play Richards, although he was not referred to by name. Macdonald had also appeared in Forman’s previous film, The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), as a reporter summoned to Flynt’s mansion regarding secret tapes involving automaker John DeLorean. In 2000, Macdonald played the starring role for the second time in a motion picture alongside Dave Chappelle, Screwed, which fared poorly at the box office.

In 2006, Macdonald again performed as a voice actor, this time in a series of commercials for the Canadian mobile-services provider Bell Mobility, as the voice of Frank the Beaver. In 2013, Macdonald premiered his new podcast, called Norm Macdonald Live, co-hosted by Adam Eget, streaming live weekly on Video Podcast Network, and posted later on YouTube. In March 2018, Netflix announced it had ordered 10 episodes of a new talk show entitled Norm Macdonald Has a Show, to be hosted by Macdonald. The series premiered on September 14, 2018. He has has a recurring voice role as Yaphit in The Orville. In 1988, Macdonald married Connie Vaillancourt, with whom he had a son, Dylan, born 1993. The couple separated in April 1999.

Yoga Bar Chocolate Chunk Nut Energy/Protient Bars

Made for the travel, the gym, the office snack and everything in-between, our multigrain energy bars are filled with micro and macro nutrients like whole grains, nuts, berries and seeds. Healthy, Yummy, Guilt-free! What’s not to love? Yoga Bars are my favourite energy bars that I can snack on in between work or when I just don’t have enough time to go and make something but I just need a quick boost of energy.

It’s got more protein and more fibre and zero of the stuff we shouldn’t have. 30% of these bars are just nuts and seeds because they’re nutrient bombs that pack in a lot of nourishment. And hey, they’re also crunchy! Each bar has only 5.6 grams of sugar but you can also look for the sugar free ones. These are with dark chocolate so if you are like me and crave that bitter chocolate taste, you will love these. And net carbs is only 7.9g is you are on a low carb diet!

The Chocolate Chunk Nuts Energy Bars, which is rated as the best energy bars on Amazon India, are multi-grain energy bars can be had as a quick and easy snack, pre or post-workout bar, or even just a mid-day protein boost! This pack has 10 of them so I was good for a while.

What If Memories Were Money? Would You Be Rich?

Yes. I would be a billionaire several time over and give people like Jeff Bezos serious competition for being richer beyond your comprehension. Infact several Arab countries would come to borrow money from me as they would see me as being richer than all of them combined. Why? Because my brain is nothing if not a reservoir of great memories, good memories, some not so good memories and some really bad memories. Ah, the life I have lived. It’s not for the faint of heart.

I would say that the good memories are ofcourse so sweet and precious that it brings a smile to my face. And maybe even a tear when I think back to these wonderful moments that will never come back again. The sad ones and not so good ones are different – it hurts to think about them but at times you can’t just not think about them because something that happened in the present just reminded you of what had happened 5 or 10 or 15 or 20 years ago.

So like I said, I would be rich though not very happy because there are a lot of bad memories or really sad memories in my 45 years. However I try and smile and not get too upset over these ones since I cannot control it or take a time machine and go back to fix things. I wish I could. Maybe if I did become a billionaire many times over, I could invest into getting a time machine and then I can go back in time and fix those wrongs.

Prompt from 31 Blog Post Ideas for September @ A Grande Life

Little White Lies

Is it ever okay to tell a little white lie? Explain your opinion.

Short answer yes! It depends on the situation. As I grew older I found that I did not appreciate people lying to me and also I developed a hatred towards lying for anything. Call it maturity on my part (hey, it had to happen someday) or whatever but I just feel that when you lie it always creates issues for you later on. You have to then cover up the lie and back it up with possible 1 or more other lies and hope it all doesn’t tumble like a house of cards in a tornado.

But I do lie. Little white lies. I remember the main person I used to say this to. My former manager – do you know why? This guy had a problem with his team members leaving home on time. So when I was working the morning shift, which was like 8:30 am or 9am and 9 hours later it was the end of the shift, other people could leave but we had to go and check with him if there was any of his work that he wanted us to do because he was a lazy bum and liked to just talk to people. So I used to lie to him that I had things to buy for home and that my mother or father needed help and was waiting for me.

All this just so I could leave 1 or 2 days on time. Otherwise I would have to wait for 2-3 hours and not get paid overtime, because this guy was too lazy to enter data into a online portal that the corporate team looks into. And it was his job! Yet he couldn’t do it. Or some other shit like that. So I would lie.

Prompt from SEPTEMBER BLOG AND JOURNAL PROMPTS From Living A Sunshine Life

18 Year Old British Girl Wins The US Open Women’s Final

In the first US Open final between two unseeded players, 18-year-old Emma Raducanu took home her first Grand Slam championship when she defeated 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. Raducanu became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam, also doing so in just the second Grand Slam tournament of her career. With the victory, Raducanu became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam title since Virginia Wade won Wimbledon in 1977. Wade was also the last British woman to win the US Open, back in 1968.

Furthermore, Raducanu is also the youngest women’s tennis player to win a major since Maria Sharapova upset Serena Williams in the 2004 Wimbledon final. It wasn’t only a few months ago when Raducanu made her Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) main draw debut at the 2021 Nottingham Open in June, where she entered the tournament as a wild card. Later that month, she made her main draw Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon, again as a wild card. Raducanu made it all the way to the fourth round at Wimbledon, becoming the youngest British woman to reach the last 16 in the Open Era. The 2021 US Open was just her second career Grand Slam, and she had never played a top-40 player until competing in New York. On Monday, Raducanu will rise from No. 150 to No. 23 in the WTA rankings.

How To Find (& Keep) Your Work-Life Balance

It is hard to do, especially now since I work from home. Because you have access to the system at any time of the day, some people – I won’t say everyone – but some people think that you are available to just log on to the system and VPN and do whatever they want you to do even on your days off or well after your shift is over. That is not just annoying and irritating but it should be discouraged.

Striking out a work-life balance is important. Just because you are home and the work system is with you 24/7 doesn’t mean you have to work those extra hours or be expected to drop everything that you are doing just to get back to sending a file or an email. I also hate it when I am watching a movie or tv show, relaxing from my bed when I get a phone call on a day that I am off from someone who should know better and send out an email.

That is the other issue – I even put my status on my company Skype account as to what shift am I working in so that some people won’t call me. Yet they still do. I think a good message is needed and sometimes perhaps an auto-message is also required but that shouldn’t be the case. I wonder how other people adjust to this.

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Arsenal 1 Norwich City 0

Arsenal lifted the pressure on manager Mikel Arteta as they secured their first points of the Premier League season with victory over Norwich City at Emirates Stadium. Arteta was under mounting scrutiny after a miserable start to the campaign with three defeats that left the Gunners at the foot of the table, so a win that was workmanlike rather than spectacular will be gratefully received. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was back on target to set Arsenal on their way after 66 minutes, with a finish from almost on the goal-line after Canaries’ keeper Tim Krul turned Nicolas Pepe’s shot on to the post and the same player then struck the woodwork again.

Arsenal had an anxious moment as referee Michael Oliver conducted a VAR check for offside before the Emirates Stadium celebrate with a mixture of elation and relief. Arteta used his programme notes to call for patience after his side’s poor start to the season but he will know as well as anyone that the clock ticks on any manager who struggles to get points on the board, especially at a club with high aspirations. And that immediate result was at least achieved to get Arsenal off the mark this season while scoring their first league goal of the campaign, even if it was hardly a convincing victory margin and achieved against a Canaries side who have now taken the Gunners’ place at the bottom of the table after a fourth consecutive league loss.

Arsenal, on the balance of play, deserved the win and Arteta will have been encouraged by getting new ÂŁ50m summer signing Ben White in the side together with key defender Gabriel Magalhaes, seeing new goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale mark his league debut with a clean sheet and the sight of key midfield man Thomas Partey coming on as substitute. The home fans, despite those poor early season results and performances, were vociferously behind their team from even before the first whistle, the news of Tottenham’s defeat at Crystal Palace putting them in good heart having gone into this round of fixtures propping up the table with their north London rivals at the summit. Emile Smith-Rowe was bright and breezy after coming on as substitute, forcing a fine save from Krul that could have settled matters while Bukayo Saka demonstrated once again that he is a real symbol for Arsenal, now and in the future.

How To Save Money On Pumpkin Spice Lattes

1. Join a rewards program from your favourite coffeeshop chain to get free drinks. Tim Hortons, Starbucks etc have their own reward program either on their app or website, choose a rewards level, start earning points and redeem those points for your favourite beverages, baked goods or food.

2. Look out for discounted cards that any of the coffeeshops have on sale in their website or in store. It’s basically a gift card for less than its face value, and you’ll get more for your money at your coffeeshop. Great way to save some dollars.

3. Or you can make it at home. Indulge in a pumpkin spice latte any time you like with this great do-it-yourself recipe that I had posted here on my blog.

4. Find alternate cafes where they might charge you a little less but the taste will still be the same. Maybe the ingredients aren’t as rich as the ones at the big chains but I bet you they will still taste as delicious if not more.

5. There are several Pumpkin spice flavoured creamers you can buy year round to add to your coffee at home. This list will give you an idea of which ones to buy.

Prompt from 200 Fall Blog Post Ideas That Will Make You Delighted To Be Writing

How Would It Feel To Take A Break From Social Media?

Hmmm I dunno. I think the last time I took a break from social media was for a single day. And the reason was that I was suffering a really bad fever with a case of the shivers and joint aches. Therefore I don’t really count that as a real break from social media, since it wasn’t planned and the decision was actually made for me. But I think that actually gives me some idea of what it would be like.

I would find it hard to take a break of more than a day. I tend to check my phone several times a day. Whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Messages from various apps and banks and delivery apps and offers from Flipkart and Amazon. Discounts from Ola & Uber. Sports updates. Sometimes it is crazy. Also I am obsessive in that I keep checking Google app’s recommended articles based on my preferences. It’s so addictive that I can’t stop – the first thing I do as soon as I wake up in the morning is to pick up my phone and check for anything important. Even before I wear my glasses.

When can I try out to see if I have the ability to stay away from all social media – I will continue to blog ofcourse – for a week. No Whatspp, no Facebook, no Messenger, no Instagram, no Twitter, no Uber, no shopping apps, no nothing. I think I can do it and it will help if I am really busy during that week so I won’t want to keep checking my phone or log on to the websites on my laptop.

Prompt from September Journal Prompts, Affirmations, and Journaling Printables at Carrie Elle Dot Com

Jiu Jitsui (2020)

Jiu Jitsu is a 2020 American science fiction martial arts film directed and co-written by Dimitri Logothetis and starring Alain Moussi, Frank Grillo, JuJu Chan, Tony Jaa and Nicolas Cage. The film is based on the 2017 comic book of the same name by Logothetis and Jim McGrath. The film was a box office bomb, grossing less than $100k against a budget of over $25m, and was critically panned. Every six years, an ancient order of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters faces a vicious race of alien invaders in a battle for Earth. For thousands of years the invaders have lost to Earth’s defenders, up until now. Earth’s future is in jeopardy.