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  1. I love soaking my nuts (pfffffffffttt tee hee) and the way I do it they never get soggy or gross. Almonds are my favorite to soak, I soak them overnight in tupperware in the fridge, drain in the morning, and keep them in the fridge. They keep forever, and are STILL crunchy while being cool and almost refreshing at the same time. They are softer than regular raw almonds and way better on cereal and salads and such, but still fine for just snacking. Easier to digest and assimilate too! yay!
  2. Hemp protein is raw and alkaline, and I have never seen a hemp protein isolate ever (although I'm sure someone makes one, why bother).
  3. Steaz is ok, but NOTHING COMPARES TO...... AMAZON ENERGY (by Sambazon) http://www.sambazon.com/nutrition/amazonEnergy.jpg Best taste, all organic content. The boost is provided by reasonable amounts of yerba mate, green tea extract (Steaz brand), and guarana. Also, they are CHEAP, $1.50-$2.00 and twice as large as most tiny-ass organic energy drinks. I'm surprised someone didn't already post this. After one or two of these, I usually have to go out back to smash concrete and scream.
  4. Haha, I don't think this guy even knows where he is posting.
  5. I was pretty much by-the-book Thrive dieter when I started being a vegan, and I am very glad that it was my intro. I felt so fantastic eating this way that I was 100% convinced after a week that I would be vegan for life. I still eat pretty much according to the book, except for occasional vegan chinese food or soy-meatz. I love hemp foods of all kinds, and hemp remains my primary protein source. I buy Living Harvest and Manitoba Farms hemp products which are both reasonably priced in my area (New England). The book schooled me on some veggies and grains I didn't know too much about, and has a ton of great recipes.
  6. Great points DV. However, Sambazon is a great, responsible company with a fantastic line of high quality products....I cannot help but support them and indulge in their delicious treats from the magical jungle in a far-away land. Anyone not familiar with Sambazon and all that they do for sustainability and the land in Brazil, def give their website a look-see.
  7. I've never seen or heard of Gemma until this thread, is gemma similar to yellow pea/pea protein? Same thing?
  8. smoothies, daily, if you take VEGA daily there is no need to supplement anything. It's worth it, fantastic product, invest!!!!@$%#!%!!
  9. I'm sure you've seen the Bas Rutten XTREME STREET FIGHTING VIDEO?!?! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQVaTEPOsTA (part 1 of 11) This shit is fantastic and hilarious.
  10. Crocop got let out of his contract by Dana White, something that doesn't usually happen. He is going to fight in Japan again for a while and says he has intent to return, but I doubt it. He recently got nose surgery to correct a condition that he claimed was seriously screwing his cardio by about 50%. He is getting older though, so the probability of him wanting to step back into the high level of competition the UFC is currently serving up is low. Hope he does though, I would love to see a few more head kick knock outs.
  11. Sucralose?!?!?!? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo...............!!!!!
  12. I personally like most forms of hemp products EXCEPT for anything Manitoba Farms. For some reason, their products all have a distinct flavor that I just don't like, although I know it's a great company. I would try Living Harvest brand if I were you, their hemp protein has what I perceive as NO flavor, and you can get it in chocolate and vanilla as well. It's raw, cold milled and tasteless to me. I also like their hempmilk better than any variety, perhaps due to it being sweetened with brown rice as opposed to cane. You might also want to just try eating the shelled hempnuts, they taste so mild and are really easy to put down.
  13. I was eating tempeh last night, and I decided I don't like it nearly as much as seitan or tofu. I know fermented soy products are supposed to be better for me, but I think that is trivial. I usually ate the same brand you guys are talking about, either 3 grain, garden veg, flax, etc. But nothing is better than my General Tsao's Seitan. NOTHING.
  14. "I'm not a vegetarian[vegan] because I love animals, I am because I hate plants" - I forget the guy who said this. That's how I feel too!!! Stupid plants, trying to grow in my soil. I hope they DO feel pain, I'm going to go punch carrots right now. I like nothing better than to hear stupid nuts CRACK, and corn SCREAM when you rips it's husk off. HELL YEAH. DIE PLANTS.
  15. Haha, very good point. Based on everything I've researched though, it SEEMS to be safe enough, with very little potential of it being carcinogenic or tumor promoting. I take very small amounts due to it being buffered (1-2 caps a day is recommended dose for kre-alkalyn) so I think if there is any risk it would be minimal if not trivial...I hope, haha. Again, I base this on my own problem-free use of the stuff, as well as many people I know, and what research there is out there. I really hope I'm not proven wrong anytime in the future, I have very limited faith in most human ingenuity lately as it is.
  16. Haha, I'm the guy from the other forum. This stuff is great, and although I never bloated on monohydrate, I enjoy the same benefits with the Kre-Alkayn as I did taking tons of the annoying fruit punch flavored red powder. It doesn't require a loading phase, and is cheaper and you take significantly less, as it absorbs 100%. I am wary of the placebo effect, and I can assure you I feel the same if not better results from this creatine as I did with monohydrate. I would suggest many of you research the benefits of vegans taking creatine, as there are several studies out there that show that we can actually benefit MORE from creatine supplementing than meat eaters. Google 'em! Obviously we don't NEED creatine, but if we got one more safe way to cheat as clever evolving humans, why not?
  17. Hey you know Golean has honey in it? I'm sure you do, silly question. But hey, is honey the only thing you compromise on? It was something I was on the fence about for a while.
  18. Pablo this is important..... GET ME A VEGA TSHIRT.....pls....<3
  19. haha thank you, I was trying to find a way to reference this without just saying I regurgitated it from what I read in The Thrive Diet. This is also mentioned somewhere in Food Revolution as well. I do believe that Brendan referred to it as an AA, but at this point it's just semantics. HEMP=EDESTIN=GOOD!!!
  20. I eat hummus BY THE TUB. It's one of those foods that seems to just disappear when it goes into me, it really doesn't fill me up unless I eat it with something pretty substantial. I usually just use broccoli and swipe away at it until the tub is empty, then express disappointment that I have to get up to eat something else.
  21. Holy crap!!! Yeah I use every single Vega product and love them all!! Looks like I'll save money ordering it on FoodFight vs going to Whole Foods. Thanks Robert!!
  22. The flavor (and texture) of tempeh is incredibly different if marinated before cooking in my opinion. If it is sliced thin and marinated for several hours or overnight (in something like a soy sauce mixture or Braggs, etc) then pan-fried in a little oil the sour taste is replaced by a delicious nutty flavor. Word, I also do this, except I never use Braggs. I make my own General Tsao sauce and soak it in that. I love the nutty flavor of tempeh after some light frying in coconut oil. I'd also like to add that any and all talk of soy being dangerous just HAS to be total wacko nonsense, as I have been eating the stuff all through my adolescence....and I AM ALL THAT IS MAN!!! So yeah...no boobs, my package is doin' just fine, my libido is annoyingly through the roof, and I don't enjoy "The Notebook".
  23. I have had a tub in my cabinet for a month, but it's the one thing I'm afraid to try, haha! I just don't know exactly what I would put it on. I'll try some of these suggestions.
  24. Yeah, it can go bad as hemp protein is a raw product. If net kept in a cool dry location, it'll spoil. When it's fresh it has a distinctly sweet/fresh smell, and will smell funky and ammonia-like when it's old.....haha, just like weed. I buy Living Harvest brand and keep it in the fridge, never had a problem. My buddy that kept his on the window sill ended up with a hot bucket of schwag.
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