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  1. It's actually entirely possible to make hummus in a blender. I use a cheap, single-serving blender, which works fine. The key lies in the sequence of ingredients, which sadly most hummus recipes neglect to inform the reader of. You need to create an emulsion - basic tahini sauce - before putting the chickpeas in. Start by placing about 1/4 cup tahini, 1/4 cup lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of water (either plain or what you have leftover from cooking/draining the beans), and 2-4 cloves garlic in the blender. Liquefy that, then add 16oz chickpeas, and some cumin if desired. This should come out perfectly smooth and creamy. 90% of the time, the tahini/lemon/water/garlic emulsion is enough liquid that it'll allow even the shittiest blender to handle the chickpeas (or eggplant, if you're making baba ghanoush). If you're having a hard time getting it to blend thoroughly, pour everything out into another container, wash the blender, make a new tahini/lemon emulsion, and then add your original attempt to that, as well as more chickpeas if necessary. And no, you don't need to cook the chickpeas to a mush or remove the skins (?!). I use them right out of the can, and with this method, they blend up just right. If your hummus turns out too garlicky, try adding a couple avocados to the mix. They'll dampen the pungency of the garlic, while bringing some healthy fats with them. Garnishing with olive oil, cumin, and paprika also helps, but I'd do that regardless because it's fucking sexy.
  2. I've been making them with almond butter, hempseed butter, creamed bananas, oats, hemp granola, nitro fusion, and chia seeds you'll have to play with the ratios though as I can never get it exact
  3. (not my recipe, but I thought it should be shared) I actually replaced his raisins with goji berries, as I had some on hand and am not a fan of raisins. Their smoky flavor adds a whole new dimension to the dish. tip: go easy on the orange juice. half an orange per half a pound of collards should be enough, perhaps even less http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b146/Chaohinon/Picture010.jpg
  4. I'm currently using it. It's only been a few weeks, so I can't really comment on results, but there certainly hasn't been anything negative. It tastes great, is fairly cheap, and contains two incredible whole food sources in chia and hemp.
  5. correction: after having this, I'd recommend not pureeing the peppers or mushrooms, just saute/roast them sliced and throw into the soup. puree twice as much tomato/onion/garlic in their place, and maybe use a little less water
  6. das ingredients: 1.5 pounds of red pepper 1 pound of large portobello caps 2 pounds of tomatoes .5 - 1 pound of white onions 1 bulb of garlic 2-4 pounds of kale and/or collard greens, coarsely chopped 3-4 cans of garbanzo beans, black beans, or whatever you prefer 1 pound of broccoli 1 pound of baby portobellos Set oven to 450 degrees, and roast everything in bold for 45-55 minutes. Throw the mushrooms in halfway through, as they take less time when finished, throw everything that's been roasted into a food processor, puree until as near-liquid as possible, then move this into a soup pot. add 2-3 quarts of water (could also use tomato/carrot juice), all of your beans, kale, collards, broccoli, a dash of cumin, and enough vegetable bullion to satisfy your palate. In the meantime, throw the baby portobellos (whole) back into the oven to roast for about 15 minutes. When finished, deglaze pan with a little white wine, and throw everything into the soup pot. By this time, everything should be hot and tender enough to eat. http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b146/Chaohinon/nutrientfuck.jpg this is highly adaptable, feel free to experiment
  7. "I believe there's a life force..." lolz. if someone tries to counter science with meaningless spiritual abstractions, it's no longer a debate, it's just hot air. that, or creationism.
  8. Well, one could argue that since bees are so hopelessly dependent on unthinking reflexes, they're essentially organic machines, much like plants. And ethics aside, unlike meat and dairy products, the nutritional value of honey is just too good to ignore.
  9. I'd like to look reasonably beefy, but in a more "rounded" sort of way, not a tremendous amount of definition. More of a flat stomach as opposed to a six-pack. I meant to look around google for a picture of what I mean, but every other photo was a guy with his dick out. So that's enough of that. edit: the pictures of Magnus Samuelsson on the first page work for me. Big, but not ripped
  10. A Swedish company has been fined 25,000 kronor ($3,000) after a malfunctioning robot attacked and almost killed one of its workers at a factory north of Stockholm. Public prosecutor Leif Johansson mulled pressing charges against the firm but eventually opted to settle for a fine. "I've never heard of a robot attacking somebody like this," he told news agency TT. The incident took place in June 2007 at a factory in Bålsta, north of Stockholm, when the industrial worker was trying to carry out maintenance on a defective machine generally used to lift heavy rocks. Thinking he had cut off the power supply, the man approached the robot with no sense of trepidation. But the robot suddenly came to life and grabbed a tight hold of the victim's head. The man succeeded in defending himself but not before suffering serious injuries. "The man was very lucky. He broke four ribs and came close to losing his life," said Leif Johansson. The matter was subject to an investigation by both the Swedish Work Environment Authority (Arbetsmiljöverket) and the police. Prosecutor Johansson chastised the company for its inadequate safety procedures but he also placed part of the blame on the injured worker. http://www.thelocal.se/19120.html
  11. yesterday I stumbled upon Life's Basics: Hemp/Pea/Rice protein, which tastes fantastic (vaguely like cake batter). It also includes chia, which is an incredible superfood to add to the mix. Although I can't comment on results yet, though, only time will tell http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/lifetime/plantprotein.html
  12. raw cacao and dark chocolate (depending on the quality of the ingredients) And I know I'm blaspheming veganism here, but raw, unprocessed honey is the shit
  13. 100% raw foodism = fail. you need some cooked foods to get a good amount of calories and green vegetables, as well as some of the nutrients that are more readily absorbable cooked
  14. I spent about a month eating 100% raw and was dropping weight like mad, and without doing any exercise (other than work). It wasn't long, though, that I wanted to give my testicles for a bowl of soup.
  15. I'd assume it's related to the Alliance of the Libertarian Left, correct me if I'm wrong
  16. update: try marinating the mushrooms overnight in a cilantro-lime-red pepper dressing or balsamic viniagrette then saute the kale following this recipe: http://elise.com/recipes/archives/007353sauteed_kale_with_smoked_paprika.php F'AWESOME
  17. http://www.frenchmeadow.com/products/vmchk also featured: hemp tortillas, bread, and brownies
  18. Breast implants are tragic. The implications for why someone would seek gratification in this manner are truly frightening.
  19. http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b146/Chaohinon/Picture001.jpg saute a handful of sliced baby portabellas and asparagus in grapseed oil for a few minutes, then add shreds of kale until sufficiently heated throw into a whole grain wrap with roasted red pepper hummus* spread underneath *boil three 16oz cans of chickpeas until mushy and overcooked at the same time, roast 1 red pepper and about 6-8 cloves of garlic in the oven, for about 45-55 minutes at 400 degrees blend in a food processor with about half cup of tahini and 1/3 cup lemon juice, the continue tinkering with the lemon/tahini ratio until your desired flavor is achieved. also add more raw garlic if necessary simple and cheap.
  20. QFFT I can't believe people eat that garbage. You may as well try to live on a steady diet of dry-wall and pocket lint. Just fill your diet with whole plant-foods. Before too long, your hunger mechanism will recalibrate, and you'll learn to listen to what your body needs.
  21. Supposedly it raises your cortisol levels for up to 12-14 hours. That's a lot of stress on the body. Granted, it's probably not difficult to stay healthy as a regular coffee drinker, but it's still kind of counter intuitive to the whole low-stress, high net-gain eating.
  22. Today I made an epicfailburger, in an attempt to try to avoid using non-whole food ingredients I started by sauteing about a cup of baby portabellas, diced red onion, and a few cloves of garlic, then mashed this together with 15 oz black beans. Of course this mixture by itself was way too sloppy too work as a patty, so I threw in some pumpkin seeds to try to dry it up. While this did work, the addition of nuts seems to completely overpower the other ingredients. I was really hoping for mushroom/black bean/onion/garlic to be the dominating flavors. And frustratingly, most of the bean burger recipes out there seem to call for flour, corn starch, or something of the sort. I really want to avoid filling the patties with all of that empty starch, if possible. Does anyone have a recipe for a good bean-based patty?
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