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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Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree

Our first christmas tree in 15 yearsIt’s been a long time since my last update.  Lots of things have been happening. Between promotions and big jobs at work, to funky stuff out of work it’s been a long and at times, stressful year. 

But that aside, it’s Christmas time!  Now granted, it’s not usually a good time for year for me.  But this year i’m determined to make it better. 

So… i give you our Christmas tree.  This might not seem like a big thing, but in honesty, it’s the first tree we have had in 15 years!  So yeah, big thing!  Enjoy.

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Drive By: The 2014 Nissan Pulsar

 2014 Nissan Pulsar frontI get to drive a lot of different cars in my job.  As a stocktaker who often travels out of town for work i’ve seen quite a fair amount of cars, both good and bad.  Over the last 10 days i’ve had the chance to test the 2014 Nissan Pulsar (ST).  And by test, i mean that quite literally.  I’ve put up almost 1,600KM on it during that time and have driven in numerous conditions, on all types of roads.

The result: I’m actually quite impressed with it, though at first I was not.

This is a very roomy car and has an incredibly comfortable drive.  I usually dive a 2005 Lancer VR-X, so the soft suspension on the Pulsar was quite a luxury for me.  I needed it.

We drove this from Brisbane down thought Warwick, Goondiwindi to Moree in northern New South Wales, and then back again.  That’s nearly 1,100 KMs in total and has some pretty windy and rough roads as you get out west.  On the way back we drove through torrential rain and even had to navigate rising flood waters.  No, i’m not kidding either.  How did the Pulsar handle?  Perfectly.  Comfortable and smooth and only once or twice did it ever feel out of control during some pretty nasty conditions.

 2014 Nissan Pulsar interiorFuel economy isn’t too bad considering the size of the car.  I’ve seen 4 door hatches with far worse economy than the 2014 Nissan Pulsar seems to have.  As for those internal luxuries… no, it doesn have a mini-bar or masseuse.  It does have a great sound system with aux-in for you MP3 people, cruise control and full steering wheel audio and cruise command controls.  It’s got everything you need for it’s price range, and nothing more.  But what it has seems to be pretty well made and works exactly as it should.

Regarding safety, i’m pleased to say that this thing handled so well in the wet it’s not funny.  Traction control worked overtime during that heavy rain and the safety system disabled cruise control as soon as traction kicked in, thus cutting power to the drive and stopping potential spins and crashes.  This might seems like a pretty obvious thing to do, but some cars don’t appear to do this.  Scary thought, huh?

 2014 Nissan Pulsar

So, would I buy one?  To be honest, i’m not sure.  But that’s not because it’s not worth buying, but because i prefer other brands.  The 2014 Nissan Pulsar is a great car.  If you’re in the market for a car in this price range, take it for a test drive.  You will be impressed.

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Apple iOS7: Truly An OS For The Sheeple

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you are no doubt very aware that Apple released their latest major OS update recently; iOS7.

iOS-7

This has been much anticipated and as always, the Apple marketing machine has been pimping this thing out for a while. 

In the hours since its release Twitter went mad with peoples thoughts.  Ignoring the major updating issues and “bricked phones”, social media got swamped with happy iUsers who took no time in sharing their joy at this latest update.

“I’m like a kid in a candy shop with iOS7! The flashlight in the control center is money. #love #apple #fangirl”@munnykhera

“I really like the control center, that’s helpful.”@Captain_Ron

The control center mentioned by these tweets is just one of the new features found on iOS7. 

I have to laugh however.  These “new” features on iOS7 aren’t actually new to Smart Phones at all.  My Samsung Galaxy S3 has had a similar Control Center interface since it came out, for example.

In fact, let’s break down the major changes in iOS7 that people are really liking and do a quick Android comparison.

1) Control Center

Ok the control center is good.  Swipe “up” from the bottom and you now have a screen where you can enable/disable core features etc.  You still need to swipe “down” for your notifications on iOS7.  Android has all this in a single screen.  But no flashlight?  You’re right, that’s not in the Android panel, but hey, you can add that as a widget on ANY screen.

2) Automatic App Updates

This is new to Apple?  Really?  Android have had this as a core feature for a long time. 

3) AirDrop

This is a secure, quick transfer system that allows you to “drop” files from one iOS7 device to another.  What a genius idea, but wait, Samsung Galaxy have had this feature for quite a while.

4) Dynamic Wallpapers

This is another example of Apple behind the times.  Dynamic wallpapers aren’t a new thing at all, so why has it taken Apple so long to get them?

5) Multi-Tasking “App Change” screen

Instead of icons, you now have screenshots of your open apps.  And to close them, just swipe.  A very nice looking interface, but i swear it’s almost a direct copy of the system Samsung have been using for a long time already.

iOS7 may look shiny, and it may sound trendy, but it has very little in way of features that are not already available on other Smartphones.  So why all the hype?  Why are people losing their minds over this OS that is still behind the curve compared to systems like Samsung’s Galaxy devices? 

Lynn La (CNET) reviewed iOS7 and the Control Center as it compares to the Android Quick Settings. She writes:

“Don’t get me wrong, Control Center is a notable addition to the iPhone, and it’s easily iOS 7’s best feature. And unlike some critics, I actually like the new, flat look. But when it comes to letting users have more “control” and more freedom on their handsets, Android remains miles ahead of iOS.”

If nothing else, this all goes to show that Apple iOS7 really is the OS for the Sheeple!

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