Quorn Meatless Meals that Taste Good!

Quorn Meatless Meals that Taste Good!

In collaboration with Quorn

Whether you are a vegetarian/vegan, or just want to eat less meat there are going to be people who grill you about your decisions. One of the most common questions is “But where does your protein come from?”

Since meat is one of the most prominent sources of protein, people assume that vegetarians don’t get enough protein.  The truth is there are plenty of meat-free options that deliver a healthy amount of protein. I’m going to tell you about one of those sources right now!

Quorn Meatless Meals

Quorn is a meat free solution that fits in with everyone’s lifestyle – vegetarian or not. Basically, Quorn is the simple way to make your favorite meals healthier and meat free. With less fat and calories than {most meats}, Quorn gives you flavorful choices instead of attempting to live on salad and soups alone. Quorn is also cholesterol-free and packed with protein, fiber, and essential amino acids.

The beauty of Quorn, besides what I’ve already mentioned, is that it can easily be substituted for any meats in your favorite recipes. While I’m not a vegetarian myself, I do limit the amount of meat I eat. Having an option like Quorn readily available makes it a lot more tempting to nix the meat for good. Being able to swap out meats and replace them with a wholesome ingredient is also a money saver, so why am I still eating meat?!

Quorn makes it easy to switch from meat to their products. They have a replacement for everything! Quorn Chik’n Nuggets are understandably popular along with their Soy-Free Turk’y Roasts, Meatless & Soy-Free Quarter Pounders, and {meatless & soy free} Sausage Patties and Links. There is something for everyone!!

You can find Quorn in retailers nationwide, like Target, Walmart, and Whole Foods. Check the product locator to find a store near you.

I have been browsing the Quorn website and Facebook page and found some mouth-watering recipes.

Quorn Meatless Recipes
For instance, this Vegan Szechuan Stir Fry, or Quorn Chicken Cacciatore

Quorn Recipesor how about this Quorn Mexican Quesadilla, or Quorn Naked Chik’n Cutlets in Red Pesto Sauce

The bottom line is that vegetarians have a ton of options when it comes to nutrition. Long gone are the days of tasteless, gross foods – Quorn is making sure of that!

Best Buy Special Holiday Shopping Event

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Best Buy Special Holiday Shopping Event

Did you know BEST BUY is hosting their Shopping Event on Saturday, November 7th  from 1pm to 5pm? I know I’m super excited and will definitely be attending. Me and Best Buy are besties, they have me covered on all of my tech and household needs. If you’re not sure where the closest Best Buy to you is then click here. You’ll be able to find a store near you under Store Locator.

You’re going to want to get to the store early because …. DRUMROLL …. Best Buy is giving a Free Tech Gift to the first 100 customers at each store. While you’re there you’ll have a chance to preview and shop the Holiday Collection from the biggest brands including Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and Sony. You can look forward to exclusive offers from these brands and more!

Not to mention, experts will be available to answer all of your questions and help you find the perfect holiday gifts. That’s a biggie for anyone who has someone hard to shop for on their list. I know I have a few of those so I’m excited to see what suggestions the experts will have for them.

Don’t Forget to Play!

While you’re there you can try out some of this seasons hottest gifts first hand! Who doesn’t love to play while they shop?! These gifts include:

  • Parrot Jumping Solo Mini Drone
  • Samsung Gear VR virtual Reality Headset
  • Sphero SPRK Edition
  • BB-8™ App-Enabled Droid™ by Sphero

And Then…

Before you leave the store you must check out the Win the Holidays $1,000 Gift Card Sweepstakes. This is an in-store only event so you have yet another awesome reason to head to Best Buy! You can find all of the details by clicking here.

Visit Best Buy’s website for more great offers, details, vendor demonstrations and to find participating stores in your area. Who knows, maybe I’ll see you there!

Defining Decades: The Last Thirty Years in Food

Defining Decades: The Last Thirty Years in Food

Food over decades

Image by Wonderlane used under Creative Commons License

Thee last thirty years has been an amazing time for American cuisine. Advances in technology like the availability of freestanding cookers, microwaves and other modern appliances have meant the creation of convenience food and made the American consumer much more adventurous in the kitchen.

So which decade has been the most important for modern cooking?

The 80s

Unlike some of the most popular foods of the 70s (cheese fondue, wow) the 80s saw Americans make huge, and very healthy changes to their diet. Instead of wonderful melted cheese and bread, the kids and adults of the 80s wanted low-fat, tasty and healthy foods.

On top of this, the American consumer began experimenting with foods that we know deem as everyday: microwave meals. In the 80s, the microwave was a mini revolution that meant meals like pasta, rice and other foods that would have taken much longer to cook on a freestanding cooker were done in minutes.

Some of the most popular foods included pasta salad, which The New York Times hailed as “…the darling of the carry-out shop”. Drinkswise, cocktails were huge in the 80s, with one of the most enduring proving to be the delicious Bloody Mary.

The 90s

America’s obsession with low-fat, healthy foods continued well into the 90s, with many different brands attempting to conquer this trend. Do you remember the McDonald’s McLean Deluxe? Nobody does, because at that time, America just wasn’t ready for a low-fat burger. Some things never change!

At home, cooking styles mirrored the convenience food of the 1980s. The microwave still reigned supreme, and the Hot Pocket was the snack of the decade. For kids, lunch was all about the Lunchables, those easy-build tasty snacks that kept kids busy for hours, and for the family, the chicken Caesar salad was the meal to eat, washed down with a bottle of Arizona tea.

The 00s

The start of the new Millenium heralded the rise of a new diet craze: The Atkins Diet (remember this one?) and everyone you knew was forgoing carbs in favour of meat.

Elsewhere, American consumers got more choice than ever before, which meant that great products like Sriracha Sauce, artisan bread, cupcakes and green tea flooded the market.

At home, convenience foods soon started to fall out of favour, and instead consumers were experimenting with bold new takes on established American recipes. Instead of a generic burger, the average American kitchen was churning our gourmet burgers, made with different cuts of meat and fillings, like ribs and steak.

From convenience foods to gourmet burgers, the American kitchen is unrecognizable from 100 years ago, which decade was your favourite of them all?

Look of a Modern Pharmacy, You! Drugstore

Look of a Modern Pharmacy, You! Drugstore

 

Experts believe that pharmacies will change drastically in future and that we won’t be able to recognize them. This is probably true because these stores are much more different from how they were some 20, 30 years ago. Entire industry is quite progressive and it doesn’t surprise that increased competition led to modernization and new solutions. Nowadays, pharmaceutical companies are regarded as the second, most profitable organizations, toppled only by IT companies. As the world’s population gets older and number of sick people increases, drugs will become an everyday necessity.

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A pharmacist filling a perscription.

Like any other economic endeavor, modern pharmacies are led by profit. Because of this, same rules apply for these stores as for any other business. Unlike most other industries, hygiene plays an important part for drugstores. There was always some feeling of cleanliness about these shops. As of late, modern architecture changed the appearance of an average store, further emphasizing this high level of hygiene. Today, interior of an average pharmacy is all made in white, with nicely designed cupboards and all other elements. This clean look needs to create trust in customer, so that he can return once again. In a highly competitive market such as this, good appearance represents a necessity.

Besides visual factor, companies started providing much more merchandise. You can find things such as baby supplies and equipment, orthopedic shoes, supplements and everything else that can relate to health and wellbeing. This is the same strategy which is being used by all the companies, regardless of industry. Pharmacies are not here only to treat your disease but also help with other issues that you may have. Specialists from You! Drugstore believe that in future, visit to a drugstore will be very similar to visit to a supermarket.

Entire perception of health has changed in last couple of decades. This is why there are numerous wellness websites that are promoting and protecting this kind of living. Same goes for pharmacies. Seeing there is a potential in holistic and preventive medicine, these stores started offering numerous supplements. Recent studies show that people have much more trust in these products than they have in other types of medicines. Unfortunately, it also turned out that some of them are not quite medical. In other words, it has been discovered that certain types of supplements do not help you in a way they should. It seems that US market still needs to be regulated when it comes to these items.

One of the crucial changes, that will most likely influence future of pharmacies, is the introduction of online shopping. Nowadays, you can buy medicines from Youdrugstore.com and other renowned pharmacies. This is a great way to get all the necessary items without leaving your home. Having in mind importance of drugs for an average patient, this provides great assistance allowing a person to focus on his rest on recovery. However, appearance of online shopping lured certain companies that do not have necessary certificates for this activity. Customer needs to be careful and buy drugs only from respectable and legitimate firms.

Albert Einstein Quotes

It amazes me how different our minds work. Take Einstein for example – pure genius. These are some of my favorite Albert Einstein quotes, what are yours?

Albert Einstein Quotes

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new”

Albert Einstein Quotes 2

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. And I’m not sure about the universe.”

Albert Einstein Quotes 1

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

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“A question that sometimes dries me hazy: Am I or are the others crazy?”

Albert Einstein Quotes

“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

Albert Einstein Quotes

“The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking.”

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“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited; imagination encircles the world.”

Albert Einstein Quotes 7

“Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

Home Interiors Done Right with Linly Designs

Home Interiors Done Right with Linly Designs

*This post is sponsored by Linly Designs*

I like to think that I am at least somewhat stylish, my clothes tend to match and my makeup is usually spot on. The questioning starts when I try to decorate my home. After trial and error I’ve realized that I am not that good when it comes to interior design. That’s something I’d love to be able to leave up to the experts. Linly Designs is an industry leader in Interior Design, and has an impressive history of growth and expansion. The company was established in 2002, offering elite interior design services.

Accessory Call

The Accessory Call is an exclusive service offered by Linly Designs. Designers deliver and place home decor, artwork, and florals to complete a client’s home to perfection. The client then has 24 hours to ‘live’ with their personalized design and decide which pieces they wish to keep. I really love that they give you time to get a feel for the new decor.

The service has received rave reviews which is encouraging. Here’s one client testimonial:

SIMPLY OUTSTANDING! These are truly the only words to describe the service we received from Linly Designs. We decided to update our living room and dining room and I contacted Linly Designs for an Accessory Call. I never thought it was possible that after 2 visits from Janet and her team that our home would look so beautiful. Janet has an excellent eye for design and she pays close attention to what you like so her recommendations meet your tastes. The product selection and the quality of the products is amazing for the prices. I have recommended Linly to all of my family and friends as I have never had such an excellent experience. We are still receiving compliments on the changes we have made to our home.

Linly Designs Accessory CallI always have so many ideas of what I want my home to look like, Linly Designs’ Accessory Call would be the perfect way for me to see how my ideas look in a real life setting. Right now, at my grandmothers, I bet they could do wonders with her nautical theme dream in her living room. She’s done a pretty good job so far, but there’s still a lot to be desired.

Linly Designs has a clear goal

The goal at Linly Designs is to create unique and personalized environments each and every time. We help our clients to express their own taste by creating spaces that reflect their lifestyle. Whether your home is old world style, traditional, contemporary or everything in between, with Linly Designs it is always warm, inviting, and comfortable.

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Whether you are building or remodeling your home, looking for those perfect furniture pieces, or anything in between, Linly Designs will help you turn your design dreams into reality.

If you are looking for help getting your home to look exactly how you want then Linly Designs can help! You can call 630.769.5099 to schedule your accessory call today and be living in your updated home in no time. How exciting does that sound to you? I know it’s got me a little tingly.