Vegan Mac n Cheese

Posted in Writing on November 11, 2017 by darkjade68

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When I asked my girlfriend if she wanted us to bring in food for her birthday dinner, or make something, she said ‘Mac n Cheese’!

And thus I began my search for a Baked (Vegan) Mac n Cheese Recipe out there

Came across a few interesting ones such as this one HERE 

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And this one HERE 

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And HERE

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In the end, I may create my own

Using the Elbow Pasta

Some Vegan Cheese (Maybe 3 different kinds)

Maybe some Almond Milk

Some Pepper

Some Herbs and Spices

Crumble some Bread on top, and Bake it

We shall see!

Thanks for Listening/Reading

FIRST PICTURE CREDIT – Vegan Crunk

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The Redefining Of American Holidays & Traditions – Thanksgiving

Posted in Holiday, Life, Writing with tags , , on November 5, 2017 by darkjade68

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As you get older, it can become difficult to explain why you follow certain Holidays And/Or Traditions

Mainly because they often mean something different to each individual

Thanksgiving for instance

For me growing up, it was an occasion which Family and Friends came together to share a feast, and time together

This often included people who you only see during the Holidays

It was a special, beautiful thing

As a kid in school you draw Pilgrims and Turkeys

Also with Thanksgiving, it can also be a more intimate gathering of Family, and/or Friends than Christmas (Don’t get me wrong, Christmas is my Favorite Holiday)

Or simply, just less people.

But as I looked to decorate my Facebook Background Etc. for Thanksgiving, it got me thinking about our Countries History with it, vs. our Personal History with it

So I looked up the word Pilgrim and found this ‘The Pilgrims – Facts & Summary

The Main Section I checked out was the Following

The native inhabitants of the region around Plymouth Colony were the various tribes of the Wampanoag people, who had lived there for some 10,000 years before the Europeans arrived. Soon after the Pilgrims built their settlement, they came into contact with Tisquantum, or Squanto, an English-speaking Native American. Squanto was a member of the Pawtuxet tribe (from present-day Massachusetts and Rhode Island) who had been seized by the explorer John Smith’s men in 1614-15. Meant for slavery, he somehow managed to escape to England, and returned to his native land to find most of his tribe had died of plague. In addition to interpreting and mediating between the colonial leaders and Native American chiefs (including Massasoit, chief of the Pokanoket), Squanto taught the Pilgrims how to plant corn, which became an important crop, as well as where to fish and hunt beaver. In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims famously shared a harvest feast with the Pokanokets; the meal is now considered the basis for the Thanksgiving holiday. After attempts to increase his own power by turning the Pilgrims against Massasoit, Squanto died in 1622, while serving as Bradford’s guide on an expedition around Cape Cod.

Other tribes, such as the Massachusetts and Narragansetts, were not so well disposed towards European settlers, and Massasoit’s alliance with the Pilgrims disrupted relations among Native American peoples in the region. Over the next decades, relations between settlers and Native Americans deteriorated as the former group occupied more and more land. By the time William Bradford died in 1657, he had already expressed anxiety that New England would soon be torn apart by violence. In 1675, Bradford’s predictions came true, in the form of King Philip’s War. (Philip was the English name of Metacomet, the son of Massasoit and leader of the Pokanokets since the early 1660s.) That conflict left some 5,000 inhabitants of New England dead, three quarters of those Native Americans. In terms of percentage of population killed, King Philip’s War was more than twice as costly as the American Civil War and seven times more so than the American Revolution.

I then checked out the Definition of Thanksgiving

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noun
  1. 1.
    the expression of gratitude, especially to God.
    “he offered prayers in thanksgiving for his safe arrival”
  2. 2.
    (in North America) an annual national holiday marked by religious observances and a traditional meal including turkey. The holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621, and is held in the US on the fourth Thursday in November. A similar holiday is held in Canada, usually on the second Monday in October.

For me our Countries History, and our Personal History are both important

For me, Thanksgiving is a time I get to Cook A Feast (I’m a Vegan, you can check out my ‘Traditional Thanksgiving (Vegan)’ HERE)

And a time to sit around a table with people I truly love, and celebrate life, and one another

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Vegan Pot Pie

Posted in Writing on October 11, 2017 by darkjade68

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Earlier this week we rounded up some vegetarian and vegan comfort food recipesfrom the Kitchn archive. Here’s a brand new recipe for a warm and savory vegan tofu and vegetable pot pie with a super buttery, flaky crust. Its appeal isn’t limited to vegans, either. My partner, a bacon and barbecue loving omnivore, confessed that he liked this pot pie even better than the meat versions he’s had!

To give this pot pie a deep, savory flavor, I adapted my favorite umami-packed vegetarian gravy recipe from AllRecipes.com. It contains nutritional yeast, which has a nutty, somewhat cheesy flavor. The crust is adapted from Savvy Vegetarian and uses Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks for a surprisingly buttery flavor and texture. I highly recommend it but feel free to substitute any other favorite pie crust recipe or even ready-made puff pastry.

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Grimmur Backstory

Posted in Writing on October 4, 2017 by darkjade68

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

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So our weekly Dungeons & Dragons Sessions have been put on hold, due to two of our Members being unavailable for a while, and so we’re creating a Starfinder Campaign to play with those who can still make it

Here’s my Backstory for my Vesk Mercenary, Grimmur.

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Backstory

Grimmer comes from a long line of Fighters for the Vesk Empire.

And though he is loyal to his people, he was intrigued when the Races combined to ward off the Swarm.

A Mercenary by trade, Grimmur gets the job done no matter what Race his client may be.

Grimmur has always worked alone, the way he liked it, no complications, get in, get out…

…but has found lately a desire to be part of something more.

He’s looking for a Team of individuals who will earn his trust…

…or die trying.

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The Journal Of Thorin Ryo – Lost In Time

Posted in Writing on September 30, 2017 by darkjade68

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

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THE JOURNAL OF THORIN RYO

by Doragon Kishu

Chap I – Paladin

Chap II – 200 Years Of Peace

Chapter III – Nekana Agnimitra

Chapter IV – The Spider

Chapter V – Thugs (Part 1)

DORAGONS DOMAIN Episode 1

DORAGONS DOMAIN Episode 5

DORAGONS DOMAIN Episode 7

Chapter IX – The Magic Grows

Chapter X – Challenging Times

Chapter XI – The Blightlands

Chapter XII – Gnome Tossing

Chapter XIII – Gnoll Warfare

CHAPTER XIV – The Oath Of Devotion

CHAPTER XV – Home Bound

CHAPTER XVI – A Scarab For Your Thoughts

CHAPTER XVII – River Of Ghouls

In Our Last Session, The League Of Unity visited a town in Thorin’s (My 5e Paladin) homeland of Mt. Marshal

The Town didn’t have a very good reputation, but it ended up being a good place to buy goods

Sadly our Eldritch Knight, and newly accompanying us Rogue, got into a…

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Welcome To THAY (General Info.)

Posted in Writing on September 27, 2017 by darkjade68

A New Land

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

IMG_1847THAY AREAS;

FLYNN (Eastern Port) – Human Ran/Largely Populated Port & City* **

*Thieves Guild

**Officials (NPC’s)

SPEAHR TORN (North East) – High Elf City

YORK (North West Port) – Rock Gnome Ran/Cliff Port*

*Gnomes go up and down in Baskets and ropes from top of cliff, down to Port

KRIEG (Western Island/Land Mass) – Large Island/Land Mass to the West of the main Continent of Thay, but still considered part of Thay* ** ***

*OTO’RA (Southern Port of Krieg) Ran by Dragonborn

**Dragonborn Scouts may be hired at the Port’s Tavern, The Blue Eye, to take Adventurers ETc. through Krieg

***PIRUS (Northern Part of Krieg) – A Drow City

THE STEM (Island East of Krieg) – And UCHARTED Forest Island, East of Krieg

BRIM STOE (Large Island South of Thay) – South of the Main Continent of Thay, is the Volcanic Island, Brim Stoe. Still considered part of Thay…

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Qued Foros, Underground Temple Of Zarnack

Posted in Writing on September 27, 2017 by darkjade68

‘Qued Foros’ The Underground Temple Of Zarnack!

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

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One hundred and fifty years ago, in the Land of Thay, an extraordinary Water Elemental appeared, and by its’ command, called upon the ocean to flood the Southern Regions.

It then returned to the Water Plane.

A Necromancer by the name of Zarnack The Unyielding, so impressed by this show of power, built an underground Temple in its’ honor.

He, however, referred to the Elemental as a ‘God’, and demanded that he/it be praised.

Zarnack built this Temple underground, in case the ocean should rise again at the Elemental’s will…

Built under the remains of one of the many cities which it destroyed.

As the years went by, Zarnack had several hundreds of Cultists join his following, and demanded 20 virgin sacrifices each month.

The number was so taxing, that he often called upon his own Followers to sacrifice themselves, should they be unable to find the virgins.

On Zarnack’s…

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