You can’t truly know what a good mechanical keyboard feels like unless you type on one. and once you’ve tried it you can’t go back to regular keyboards
My secret ingredient in a lot of my dishes. Just a little bit makes the dish pop. Add a touch – literally just a tiny sprinkle to tomatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, cheese sauces, soups, ground beef, etc and it will helps bring out their natural umami.
The idea that MSG can cause negative effects originated with a letter (not peer-reviewed research) to a journal about “Chinese restaurant syndrome.” The idea likely stayed alive by a combination of the placebo effect and mild fears about cuisines seen as “foreign” (at least in the US). The man who wrote the letter to the New England Journal of medicine in 1968 theorized multiple causes of “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome” including excess salt and cooking wine. People just happened to latch onto MSG as the culprit, and flawed research originally backed it up.
The same man later in life admitted that the letter itself was actually something he made up as a part of a bet with his friend that he would never get published in a medical journal. Basically the entire thing is a joke and MSG is no worse than salt.
This American Life did an episode about it: The Long Fuse
Another underrated ingredient is Fish Sauce. Add it to spaghetti sauce. It adds both extra umami and salt. I never taste the fishiness. It takes my spaghetti sauce from acidic to something more rounded out and savory.
These sandals are an absolute workhorse! They last forever and are guaranteed for life. Mine have served as shower shoes, beach sandals, everyday (and I mean every day) wear, impromptu , light hiking shoes, flyswatters, and more for the past decade
This plastic wrap works really well! My friend recommended this and it is great that it doesn’t crumble and stick to itself, but actually sticks to the bowl w/out any problems. This is my new go-to wrap
If you’re dieting and and craving pasta, spiralling zucchini and mixing it with your sauce of choice is amazing and guilt-free.
A desk fan that offers the right amount of quiet and the right kind of breeze to help cool you during the hot summer
The vintage Vornado fans are awesome too. The build quality is often excellent, they move more air, they’re quieter, and they’re beautiful.
If you drink wine, get yourself a decanter! The wine tastes totally different and is much more enjoyable
Another good option for opening up the flavors of wine is a wine aerator. The spout help the wine breathe and open up, helping the individual flavors and nuances of the wine be more apparent.
Quick, efficient and easy way to overcome the midday slump – 60mg of caffeine + L-Theanine
For anyone thats into endurance training, eat one of these energy gels every 45 minutes and you will never have any trouble with hitting the ‘wall’
These Energy Chews are a good alternative if you don’t like the consistency of the gels