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  1. In addition to happycow.com for restaurants, I tend to eat a ton of raw food while traveling. I'll be in Wyoming or wherever and just stop at a grocery store and pick up a bunch of apples, carrots, oranges, nuts, peanut butter, etc.. to carry with me. This way you always have food on hand especially in areas where vegan restaurants are hard to come by. Also, Asian restaurants will simply steam veggies and rice for you if you ask them. A lot of times they put chicken stock in simple vegetable dishes that are on the menu, so this avoids running into that.
  2. They make a methyl b12 and this one as well which is the one that I use. http://www.nutraceutical.com/search/view_product.cfm?product_index=5099443
  3. I get my B12 tablets from Whole Foods. The brand I use is called "Veg Life." They run about $6 per bottle and they are the sublingual tablets that supposedly absorb better.
  4. The "99 Cent Only" stores in the Los Angeles area all carry the WestSoy soy milk as well as organic cherry tomatoes, organic lettuce, organic celery and organic beans and other canned goods. I get a lot of my groceries there especially when times are tough.
  5. Hey man, I am a vegan drummer and have been vegan for 18 years now. I tour a lot and I work out too, both on tour and while I am back at home, as well as practice for 1-3 hours per day. Let me know if you have any questions that I can help you with here or via facebook or email. [email protected] or www.facebook.com/jonsiren I am a work in progress but may be able to swap info. Good luck! This website is great for inspiration and information, so being on here is definitely helps.
  6. Lately, I've been listening to Atari Teenage Riot and Babyland.
  7. I think they are looking to release dvd's around September. I'll post something here when I find out a release date.
  8. Wow, badass! I didn't know Voivod had an animal rights song. Sweet!
  9. I just checked out a great animal rights inspired move called "Bold Native." A few of my friends acted in the movie and did a fantastic job! Go check it out if you live on the West Coast. I believe it will be playing in Seattle and Portland next in select theaters. It was also a pleasure to finally meet Robert Cheeke at the LA screening and chat for a bit. Cheers!
  10. RIP Dio! I am happy I got to see him at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards a couple of months ago. He was certainly one of the greats!
  11. I have oatmeal with banana, cinnamon, agave, and a little peanut butter mixed in. This works well and carries me for a couple of hours before I need something else to eat.
  12. I personally don't have much of a problem with it either. A lot of new vegetarians/vegans are lead to believe that it is one of the only protein sources out there though when reading through nutritional advice columns about animal-free diets. I'd say go for it but make sure that you try getting protein from other sources too like lentils, peas, nuts, seeds, whole greens, etc.. as well. I do experience some stomach discomfort if I have too much soy though. A lot of people experience this as well and some have soy allergies. I hope this helps!
  13. Here is a really easy split pea soup recipe that I make all of the time and have on hand for busy days. 1.5 cups of split peas 1 onion 2 carrots 2 potatoes 2 celery ribs rolled oats or all purpose flour dill garlic powder bay leaf salt pepper 5-6 cups of water Ok, so dice all of the veggies and toss them in an oiled soup pot on medium heat. Let these cook for about 5 minutes. Add about a spoon full of powdered garlic, a spoon full of dill, a spoon full of salt, a dash of pepper and a bay leaf and cook for one more minute. Add the split peas and water. Crank the heat up and let this come to a boil and then drop it to a simmer. Let that go for a while until the peas soften "soak the peas in advance if you want this to happen sooner." When the peas are soft "about 45 minutes" add a few spoons of rolled oats or flour to the soup and then blend it all in your blender "make sure to lift the small cap on the inside a little so that soup doesn't splash out from the heat pressure." Enjoy this with some sprouted bread or corn bread.
  14. I live a heavily active lifestyle too between my job, being a drummer and working out at the gym and I find that eating small meals throughout the day is the first thing that helps get me through without feeling fatigued. Secondly, make sure you are eating a variety of foods. I try my best to have a lot of different whole grains, beans, seeds, vegetables, and fruits throughout the day. Another question that I have is, are you trying to lose or gain weight? This will dictate the foods and amounts you should focus on. I am usually trying to maintain because I am more likely to lose weight if I don't eat enough calories. One or two of my meals consist of a protein shake that I make using soy milk, flax oil, banana, and protein powder "rice, pea, hemp blend." This usually helps out too. Root veggies/tubers help me with sustained energy as well, so I eat a lot of potatoes "with skins," sweet potatoes, turnips, parsnips, etc.. Eating these before workouts tend to help prolong my energy. Try cooking a lot of food in advance too. I am really busy, so I make large batches of stews, soups, etc.. that I can eat with rice, millet, corn bread or sprouted bread and/or a salad. This way I have "fast food" on hand that is healthy. I hope this helps you out!
  15. Haha, I dig what you're saying. It is very frustrating. I haven't been to an animal rights protest since the 90's and watching this got me back into activism. I was taking a backseat vegan approach to life for the past few years but this reminded me of why I went this path to begin with.
  16. Wow, pumpkin seed protein! Kick ass! I do the trueprotein.com stuff. 60% rice, 30% pea, 10% hemp. I went heavy on the rice because I've had all of these individually and think rice tastes the best. This protein tastes best with soy milk, a banana, berries and a splash of flax oil. Yum!
  17. W6 is the abbreviated way of saying omega 6. These are essential fatty acids that the body doesn't produce on its own and must be consumed. Flax isn't the most digestible food in its whole food form, but can be ground up in a coffee grinder and added to cereal, shakes, etc.. I want to use the oils for a bit because I like the satiated feeling I get after adding it to my post-workout shakes. I do like flax meal too but I am more interested knowing opinions on people who have used hemp oil.
  18. I'm traveling for sometimes up to 3/4 of the year, so this is a very familiar subject. Nothing beats making food at home. While in transit, it is good to stock up on baby carrots, veggie mixes from the grocery store "broccoli/cauliflower pieces," apples, bananas, dried fruit, nuts, etc.. For protein, I bring a jar of peanut butter with me and dip the veggies in it or make quick sandwiches with it, if I can find good bread. I hate junk food and some of the stuff that I eat on tour is less than ideal and can become boring at times. I try to scope out vegetarian restaurants if its convenient but sometimes I am stuck with something that is in walking distance of the hotel or venue, so I shoot for asian restaurants and have the steam some veggies/rice and tofu for me...thus avoiding any possible chicken broth in the vegetarian selection. Most restaurants are cool with doing this sort of thing. If you have a shaker you can bring some protein powder too. I carry a protein blend with me and make a shake right after I workout or finish performing. I hope this helps.
  19. Does anyone use hemp oil? I am thinking of buying it because it has a perfect balance of w3's and w6's according to Udo Erasmus who wrote "Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill." I have been adding flax oil to my protein shakes but I have been reading how over time that flax oil can cause a w6 deficiency if not balanced well with other fats that contain high amounts of w6. So my second question mainly deals with people living in the US where hemp seeds and the oils that are bottled have to go through a slight heat process that can be damaging to this sensitive oil. Do you think that these oils that have had some heat treatment are ideal for consumption to get a dose of the healthy fats in my system? I do eat a well balanced diet, but I don't eat a whole lot of raw seeds. I suppose I could incorporate more in my diet to get a better balance. Some of the blends of oil that boast perfect ratios of the omegas cost an insane amount of $$, so I am trying to do this without breaking my wallet.
  20. There is a lot of depressing footage, there is no doubt about that. They did a great job though. It may be preaching to the choir on this forum by bringing it up, but its worth it to show open minded people that want to know more about the industry. The same people that worked on this also did a great film called "Behind The Mask" about the Animal Liberation Front. It mainly deals with vivisection. These are really powerful films. I think if somebody were to watch it, they would really take animal welfare more seriously.
  21. Some of my friends worked on this movie and it is an excellent look into the fur industry...hidden cameras, great interviews, etc.. It is called "Skin Trade." Check it out! http://www.skintradethemovie.com/
  22. I drink a ton of coffee but the vegan restaurant that I work at sells "Teeccino" and it is a great substitute if you need something similar to ween yourself from coffee. http://www.teeccino.com/
  23. Try juicing cucumber, parsley, spinach, celery and a bit of apple. That is an excellent combination.
  24. Thanks, Xorcist! Hopefully we'll be touring again soon. I should be out on the road with another band on the same label later this year.
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