Showing posts from January, 2021

Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

Who is Tesla Rival Lucid Motors?

The other day I came across a commercial for an unknown electric car company. I saw the bold white Lucid letters across the screen and wondered who they were. Most people are familiar with Tesla. This prompted me to look into it a bit further and I was surprised by what I learned. Lucid Motors, formerly known as startup Atieva, was founded by Bernard Tse and Sam Weng in 2007. Bernard once served as a VP and board member at Tesla for four years, after which he left to go on to establish Atieva, Inc. Atieva changed its name to Lucid Motors in 2016 and has recently introduced its first electric car called the Lucid Air. Love the name btw! Peter Rawlinson is the CTO and CEO of Lucid Motors but he was also a VP at Tesla and head engineer of the Model S. Lucid Motors is not yet public and is funded by the government of Saudi Arabia (PIF). Since we know that Peter designed Model S, lets try to understand how it compares to the 2021 Lucid Air. Lucid Air has a retail starting price of $69,900

I finally tried Quorn and the truth is...

I finally got around to trying brand Quorn. I had known about Quorn since about 2011-2012 and I was a bit hesitant to try their alternative meat substitutes. Perhaps that is because I’ve become acquainted with others that are pretty satisfying. Quorn uses mycoprotein to create their alternative meat products. Mycoprotein is made from fermented fungi spores and other nutrients. This protein is very low in saturated fat, high in fiber and amino acids. I tried the pesto mozzarella chik’n breast and let me just say that yummy is not even the word! It was fantastic and packed with flavor. The distinctive pesto meshed with the texture of the breaded quorn cutlet was a great pairing. You wouldn’t miss chicken if you tried it. Vegans and vegetarians have a world of options as far as protein substituting goes. They don’t just consume bowls of vegetables all day. That is the most common misconception of those outside the world of vegans and vegetarians. As you might know from our BAMFEI initiat