Jamie Benn Art Ross Repeat 2015/2016 NHL Season

Jamie BennLast season Jamie Benn (#14) of the Dallas Stars won the Art Ross Trophy for being the leagues leader points scorer in the regular season with 87 points.  This season Benn appears keen to continue where he left off.

While we’re just 9 games into the 2015/2016 82 game season, Jamie Benn leads the league in goals (8) and Points (15).  A lot of Benn’s success can be attributed to his linemate, Tyler Seguin, who sits at #3 on the points list with 13 points in 9 games.

Will we see a Jamie Benn Art Ross repeat this season?

While there is a long way to go in the scoring race, one things for certain, Jamie Benn and the Dallas Stars are making the 2015 / 2016 NHL Season very exciting to watch!

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Spey River Double Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Spey River Double Cask Single Malt Scotch

Spey River Double Cask Single Malt Scotch

Tonight I had the pleasure of tasting the Spey River Double Cask Single Malt scotch whiskey, and i was very impressed.  I’ve tried a number of scotch’s in recent years and have a good number of “go-to” whiskeys i will buy if i want a good quality drink but had never tried or had any of the Spey River range before today.

I’m impressed.  This is a very nice scotch that goes down well with a very sweet, fresh finish.

This is a double cask single malt scotch whiskey. First it spends time in traditional American Oak Casks to create a perfect balance of natural notes along with the natural delicate taste of oak.  Then it is transfered into Bourbon casks to further enhance the flavours and develop the natural vanilla notes.  The finish is a Scotch Whiskey with beautiful floral notes with a hint of spice.  On the tongue it is a smooth whiskey with the ideal amount of heat while being an easy to drink whiskey.

In my opinion best served on ice or neat.

From the Masters of Malt: “Although the Speyside distillery was founded in 1956, it was not until 1990 that production began. The respected whisky maker George Christie purchased land near Kingussie and founded a grain distillery in 1957. In 1962, he commenced the building of a malt whisky distillery on the site and the work was completed in 1987. The new distillery sits opposite the site of the old Drumguish distillery, which closed in 1911. “

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The Best Keto Pancakes Recipe (w. Cream Cheese)

The Best Keto Pancakes Recipe

The Best Keto Pancakes Recipe

Pancakes.  Is there anything so yummy for breakfast? When I started my way on this Ketogenic / Low Carb diet I thought i’d seen the end of things like Pancakes, but it turns out I was a little wrong.  I’ve discovered that when you look deep, almost every single recipe can be converted to be Keto friendly.

So here is my favorite Keto Pancakes Recipe, and only 4 net carbs per serve!

This makes 8 pancakes (2 serves).

Keto Pancakes Recipe

  • 120g (4 oz) Cream Cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 1 tst Stevia (to taste)

How you make these incredible Keto Pancakes

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Heat skillet / pan and add butter or coconut oil.
  3. Add batter to pan and cook like you would normal pancakes.
  4. Top with butter and/or sugar free syrups of your choice.

Nutritional Data:

  • Calories: 488
  • Fat (g): 42.9
  • Protein (g): 17.12
  • Carbs: 3.8g

For those tracking macros, this recipe comes in as Fat (82%), Carbs (3%) and Protein (15%).  Adding an optional Tbsp or 2 of coconut flour in the recipe will add “substance” to the pancakes while adding a little carbs.

For more Low Carb and Ketogenic Recipes please visit my Keto Website, Becoming Keto Adapted.


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Elder Scrolls Online Initial First Play Thoughts

The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel UnlimitedThe Elder Scrolls Online (TESO) has been online for 18 months and has developed quite a solid following.  As a major player of all the earlier Elder Scrolls games (Skyrim is by far my favorite) I was a little wary about the online version of the game and due to both financial and work commitments, simply did not partake.  Of course, there was also the fact that i’m a World of Warcrafter, so playing 2 online games would have been simply too much. That was until recently when I finally caved in and picked up the game.

So, as someone who’s only been playing the game for a week and is only a teeny tiny Level 14 Templar, i want to share my initial thoughts of the game.

  1. It’s Just Like World of Warcraft
    I’d heard this said by others online.  I’d been told this by friends.  I’d been expecting it to a certain extent.  You create your own character like WOW – check.  It’s quest based – check. You level up – check.  That first 2 minutes of game play was actually a little disheartening.  But i stuck with it, afterall, The Elder Scrolls had never let me down before.
  2. It’s NOT Like WOW At All
    Ok so the initial few minutes were rough, but then the clouds broke and I found myself becoming drawn into the gameplay unlike I have with WOW for quite some time.  Sure, there are similarities between WOW and TESO – afterall they’re both MMORPG so of course there are going to be similarities.    But TESO seems to have a much more grounded storyline, at least that’s the best I can explain it.
  3. The Graphics
    The Elder Scrolls games have always an incredible worldly feel to them.  I remember the first time I played Oblivion climbing high in the mountains in the north and looking out over Tamriel with the graphics set to ultra high.  The quality of the image blew me away.  Skyrim was even better.  All the Elder Scrolls games (to me) have taken me into their world with the help of incredible graphics.  TESO lets me down a little in that way, but I did expect that to a certain extent.  No streaming type game is going to be able to provide super incredible graphics.  That said, the imagery in TESO is in my opinion twice as good as you would see in WOW.
  4. Crafting
    Let’s be honest crafting is fun!  I mean you can get the ore, turn that into ingots, turn them into armour and then turn that into cash.  Unlike WOW we’re your character is locked to a single profession at a time in TESO you can train in multiple professions and crafts.  You can learn how to become a blacksmith AND a potion master if you choose.  This opens up the game to much more flexibility and gameplay as you have so many more quests you can do.
  5. Guilds
    TESO Tamriel UnlimitedFighters guild? Mages guild?  why not both?  I was so happy when I found that they didn’t remove this great part of previous TES games.  You can be a member of many guilds at the same time giving more quests, more gameplay and in many ways, much more fun as you don’t feel like you’re missing out on a large part of the game.
  6. The Map – It’s BIG!
    Do you remember playing Morrowind and thinking the map was HUGE!  Then came Oblivion and it seemed like you had to walk for hours to get anywhere.  Skyrim upped the game again and while it’s actually a “smaller” area than that of Oblivion, the map was even bigger! TESO Tamriel Unlimited is just that – Tamriel!  All of the previous maps make up probably half of the entire TESO map.
  7. Addons – Gotta love ’em!
    One of my friends once said he would never play TESO because without the use of addons the game would suck. Errrr ok.  But seriously, yes, TESO Does have addons much like WOW.  In fact, most of the big addons that you use in WOW you can also get for TESO. They work the same way, and yeah, they do help your gameplay quite a lot!
  8. It’s FREE To Play – No Subscription Needed
    TESO has a ton of things that make it better than or equal to WOW, but the pinnacle really is that it’s 100% free to play without any monthly subscription.  Yes, you must purchase the game outright first but that’s it.  Well done TESO, well done indeed.

I’m impressed.  In fact, i’m impressed enough that i’m tempted to cancel my WOW subscription and play only TESO from now on.

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Site Successfully Migrated

As some may have noticed my site was recently taken offline.  This was due to some low-life piece of crap hacking my site and using it as a way to scam others! I had been a Joomla user for many years but to be honest have grown very tired of the constant security issues.

I am very pleased to say that Joomla is gone.  All posts from the old site have been migrated over to this new one.  You may experience a few broken links, and for that I apologise.  I’ve tried to do the best I can ensuring all links and pages work correctly.

To the company I am hosted with and the server I am hosted on, I thank you for your help  getting my site back online.

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