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  1. I really like the idea of adding more vegetables and spices as I typically at most add salt, pepper and nutritional yeast. Making some lentil soup sounds very appetizing after just eating rice and beans by itself! Going to make this for sure as I have all the ingredients, sounds tasty!
  2. These two items are a staple in my diet but I often get bored with them due to my lack of creativity in making them more delectable. At the moment the most I do to make them more palatable is to make a vegan gravy but while it's tasty it doesn't store well in the fridge as it solidifies and is very thick when re heating. What kind of simple recipes can one do to make brown rice and beans more enjoyable?
  3. Great suggestions, will be stopping by my local store to pick some of this stuff up! Shakes are a great way for me personally to consume a lot more calories than I normally would, I like the nut butter and non dairy milk idea since those are both so calorie dense, will throw in a banana and some spinach to round it out
  4. Didn't realize they were so calorie dense, I've been searching for a good high calorie food for breakfast. I do enjoy some microwaved oats with agave nectar and fruit, what could I add with it to add some protein?
  5. I'm looking to start consuming a minimum of 3,000 calories a day to gain weight but wouldn't mind going higher than that. My problem is that I'm on a budget and often buy foods that require considerable preparation such as dried rices, beans, tvp, vital wheat gluten flour (for seitan) and end up not cooking them ahead of time, such as when I get myself to meal prep, so I end up eating out or eating a more quickly prepared meal that doesn't meet my high calorie requirements. What are some foods that you eat which you find can easily meet your high calorie requirements while also being budget friendly?
  6. Curious to know the lifestyle and recipes behind vegan meal prepping. Been reading up a lot on the subject in general and am planning on purchasing a lot of tupperware and foods to prep with as it seems like a productive lifestyle change in addition to eating economically. Some foods I plan on putting together consists of: Carbs - Brown rice, quinoa, ww pasta / Proteins - Legumes, tvp, seitan, nuts / Greens - Spinach, Kale, peas, various fruits/vegetables. Any tips on foods/recipes I should use? I'd like to make this a routine since I tend to eat out or buy overpriced foods at the market.
  7. I'm a huge fan of nutritional yeast and use it in the majority of my dishes, it does add a great unique flavor and nutrition that I've never gotten tired of yet. I'll try some different cereals that you mentioned seems like they could be tasty. As much as I've heard of vegans eating hummus, I've always bought pre made brands that never seem to have that much protein, I definitely want to make some homemade with the recipe you listed. The green beans also sound very tasty. The cauliflower potato curry and pad thai both are very delicious sounding dishes that appear to be cheap as well, will try!
  8. I've been eating the same cheap bulking foods for some time now and have become quite bored of them even though I still continue my best to consume them. Currently I'm mainly eating: Brown rice, legumes, peanut butter, bananas, soy milk, whole wheat pasta with textured vegetable protein, spinach, green peas, whole wheat bread with earth balance/peanut butter, cereal and coffee. Not much variety and I'm hoping to come across some more cheap foods or meal recipes that can keep me entertained while I try to bulk up.
  9. I'm looking for awareness on the major well known discriminatory events of our world that took place, or are continuing to take place today. I'll attempt to list all events that I'm currently familiar with at the top of my head in chronological order and also state whether they have been resolved or are ongoing. Please add to the list if you know of any significant events that I've missed. Discriminatory Events of the World 1. American Revolution - Resolved 2. Civil War - Resolved 3. World War I - Resolved 4. World War II - Resolved 5. Holocaust - Resolved 6. Darfur Conflict - Ongoing 7. Animal Liberation Movement - Ongoing
  10. I'm writing a novel and have a section that will be describing the detrimental effects that societies apathy is causing by not adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet. Any recommended websites that have up to date, credible and well written information regarding the animal product industry is having on our health, planet and the animals well beings themselves would be much appreciated.
  11. Is this the product you're talking about: http://healthforce.com/shop?page=shop.product_details&flypage=garden_flypage.tpl&product_id=6&category_id=1 Kind of pricey but I've tried another one of their products before, was good stuff.
  12. Any powdered product that contains any amount of alkalinizing food product in it. I'll try some of that out, any idea on what it costs?
  13. Out of all the drinks that contain alkaline ingredients the best tasting so far has been Vega. What other green drinks can you all recommend that have a satisfying flavor? I'm not necessarily looking for a meal replacement but would prefer if it was cheaper than Vega currently is.
  14. Great thread, I'll be doing this a lot now that I'm aware of what it is. Thanks for introducing me to it!
  15. Nope. Check into the famous "SHAC 7" about that one. They were imprisoned and are now labeled as "terrorists" from here on out for doing such subversive things as...get ready for it... protesting and sending black faxes to companies to mess up their machines. These days, if you're going to go the liberation route, just be aware that in the USA, you're going to get prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. If you're caught doing ANYTHING that can be deemed a "terrorist act", be prepared to spend a few years behind bars, lose your voting rights, be under scrutiny ANY time you travel, be listed as a convicted felon, and all that good stuff. Gone are the days when people would just get a fine and criminal property damaged charges - the game has been different for many years now, and it's definitely not in favor of those who seek animal liberation. The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act changed the game and basically gives the government the ability to label and prosecute you as a terrorist for interfering with animal agribusiness, vivisection, etc. One of those great post 9-11 things that were shuttled in during the last administration, and when presented with the option to repeal it, our current leader chose to keep it in place. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.... Didn't help with those folks from the ELF who REALLY helped bring this one down on everyone. Their "brilliant" notion of setting fire to Hummers at dealerships as a form of protest was pretty much the icing on the cake to make a case against the dreaded "Eco-Terrorists" as the FBI likes to refer to anyone who engages in any form of protest for the animals or the planet. Yep, nothing quite like doing plenty of environmental damage to make your point - it was about as good of a move as if someone had liberated a mink farm and then killed the animals they'd set free. Thats astounding that they were convicted for what they did. I wasn't aware of this case but that really does show how ridiculous Americas stand on the matter is. You'd assume that a president whos ancestors have gone through similar discrimination that many production animals are today doesn't see eye to eye on it. Were the actions of the ELF the turning point for the AETA? I certainly could see how it would put any green liberation movement in a bad light. It's unfortunate that many of the liberation movement people can't see how ineffective those types of strategies are, directly and indirectly. It's too bad that america doesn't give you the option to have a say on the matter. I was in contact with a woman from australia who actively fought to abolish animals as property and went on frequent animal rescues, the thing is that it's pretty much legal there as long as you don't cause property damage. Is there a large majority of those who fight for animal liberation where you live? Yeah it seems like a lot of people who are fighting for the greater good forget to weigh the consequences of their actions such as the ELF people that veganessentials mentioned because otherwise it could have possibly been a legitimized movement. I'll be sure to stop by that thread This would definitely have to be the highest priority of anyone who took part in the liberation of animals seeing as how consequences are life altering. Something that's been on my mind is how those who engage in animal liberation are caught in the first place? Poor planning, no intel, counter intel, no escape routes, etc.? You'd think someone would gear up to the teeth with gadgets and getaway vehicles/technology to avoid going to jail for multiple years. I'd certainly agree that protesting like you said is not nearly as effective as opening peoples eyes to the nutrition side of it through teaching the benefits of a plant based diet. In fact I went vegan in the first place from a cd on nutrition where it explained the lo-down on factory farmed animals. I would also love to see a vegan take jilian michaels place considering the goal of that show is to lose weight . That's a good point, I wouldn't want to be fighting for the benefit of the thing I'm trying to fight against in the first place.
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