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  1. Welcome to the board. To upload pic, you'll need to use a free image hosting site and link to it in your user control panel: http://www.imagebam.com/ http://imageshack.us/ http://tinypic.com/
  2. Feel great, I just posted my own training journal called VelvetVoices Vegan Voyage, was a little iffy if I wanted to post that information online but in the end it'll be good to look back on and see my progress so that makes me happy....
  3. WOW SWEET RIDE MAN!!!! @Dan_Brazil, no problem @julia, interesting have never used that type of flour before.
  4. I started recording my daily activities/food intake yesterday, I'm an newbie so any recommendations is greatly appreciated. I'm slowly learning and working on my exercise routine; my goal is build healthy lean muscles. Past history, 12 years ago injured my back, neck and right shoulder; to-date I still sometimes feel pain in my back/neck but my right shoulder healed fine. Just over a year ago I injured my left wrist which still hasn't healed; going to the doctors next month to see what my options are. Stats:: Age: 29 Height: 5'5" Weight: 123.5lbs (was 122lbs last week) Body Type: Ectomorph Measurements:: Forearms - 25cm Bicep - 28cm Chest - 84cm Waist - 77cm Thighs - 49cm Calves - Left 35 1/2cm, Right 34cm June 08, 2010:: 7:15am - 2/3cup oats, 1tbsp ground flax seed, dozen raisins 7:40am - 20mins bike ride to work 9:30am - tea, 19 cherries 10:30am - apple 11:30am - big salad (head lettuce, kale, and cucumber) 1:20pm - 1/2 cup red lentils, 3/4 cup bok choy, 2 cups pasta 3:15pm - 1 banana 4:00pm - 20 mins bike ride back to home 4:35pm - 1 cup soy milk (light) 6:00pm - 2 cups water, lift weights: -60 pushups -Barbell Incline Bench Press 10 reps, 4 sets -Concentration Curls 10 reps, 3 sets -Ez-bar Bicep Curls 10 reps, 3 sets -Wrist curls 10 reps, 3 sets 7:45pm - 1 cup water, 1 cup mix brussel sprouts & green beans, 1 cup pasta with 1/2 cup red lentils, 1/4 tomato sauce and sprinkle of nutritional yeast over top 10:15 - 2/3 cups oats, 1tbsp hemp seed hearts, dozen raisins Is there an online calculator (or spreadsheet) to calculate my daily calories/fat/carbs/protein?
  5. hopefully this "reboot" wont be a rushed half fast job. never seen, checked the trailer on youtube; o I see why I haven't see it before.
  6. That's great Dan_Brazil, all the best to you, your health and your journey down veganism.
  7. mmmmmmmm my girlfriend and I love pancakes, did you use whole wheat pastry flour like the recipe asked for? (or the recipe I'm thinking of) Sweet, good luck on the interview; hope it turns out great. I find life is just so much more easier and stress free when I have a positive outlook on things. Have a great evening y'all.
  8. Was wondering if people buy locally or where do you order it online? Just made an order with TrueProtein.com (order is being processed) and my jaw dropped when I saw the shipping cost so that's why I'm asking. Thanks.
  9. WOW 98 cents for tofu lucky, think here it's $1.98 package (not 100% sure thou, will have to check my recipe)
  10. Unsure if we have any movie buff's on here, but what was the worst movie you've ever seen? Epic Movie - a disaster of epic proportions Scary Movie series - G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - Growing up with GI Joes I was excited to watch it, then when I was watching it I couldn't wait for it to be done Spiderman series - Dislike spiderman 2 and 3 so much that if they make a spiderman 4 I refuse to see it.
  11. As the subject says, so why? I'm generally a positive person and thought people could share their happiness. (something do did, helped someone out, good workout at the gym etc etc) After receiving all the rain/thunder showers we did this past week; I woke up this morning with the hot sun shining down on me during my morning bike ride to work, was great.
  12. Got rid of my grill when I went vegetarian just cause didn't have any use for it; if it was once used for meat but clean I'd eat from it but wouldn't if we're talking about cooking meat and non-meat at the same time.
  13. "The year I lose 20 lbs and never went to the gym once." hahah nice. Wonder how much "no impact man" has continued to live this green/no impact lifestyle.
  14. Typical, it's all about the ads revenue; though WebMD does also mention cadmium not sure how toxic that is but it was in the news; McDonald's recalls Shrek glasses cause of it.
  15. Hope they post the recipes online, the chocolate coconut sweet dal, along with all of the other dishes, looked delicious.
  16. Here I'll add one more..... Quick Green Veggie Soup with Couscous 1/2 cup Couscous (preferably whole wheat) One 32-ounce carton Vegetable broth 1 cup Water - boiling 2 cups Water 1 medium Zucchini - quartered lengthwise and diced 1/2 cup Frozen green peas or frozen edamame - completely thawed 1 1/2 cups Broccoli - florets finely chopped 3 Scallions - sliced 1 to 2 tsp Fresh or jarred ginger - minced 2 tbsp Fresh dill - chopped 2 to 3 tbsp Reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tbsp Olive oil 2 to 3 ounces Baby spinach or watercress 1/4 cup Fresh parsley or cilantro - chopped Fresh ground pepper -In a small heatproof container, combine the couscous with 1 cup boiling water. Cover and set aside. -In a soup pot, combine the broth with 2 cups water and bring to a simmer. -Add the zucchini, peas, broccoli, scallions, ginger to taste, and dill. -Return to a rapid simmer, then cover and cook 3 to 4 mins, until the vegetables are done. -Stir in soy sauce to taste along with the oil, spinach, and parsley. -Cook for another minute or two, just until the spinach has wilted. -Stir in the couscous. Season with pepper and, if desired, additional soy sauce.
  17. Garden Vegetable Casserole Filling: 1 medium Onion - chopped 1 tbsp Olive oil 1 Garlic clove - chopped 2 cups Kale - finely chopped 2 cups Broccoli - finely chopped 1 cup Parsnip - finely chopped 1 large Carrot - chopped 1/4 cup Vegetable stock or water 1 tbsp Tamari 1/2 tsp Salt Topping: 3 slices Bread - roughly chopped 1/2 cup Vegan cheese - grated (optional) 1/2 cup Firm tofu 2 tbsp Olive oil 1 tbsp Tamari 1 tsp Dried basil 1 tsp Dried oregano 1 tsp Asian chili garlic sauce (or other hot sauce) 1/4 tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Ground black pepper -Preheat oven to 350F -Lightly oil an 8x8-inch baking dish and set aside. -In a large saucepan on medium heat, saute the onions in oil until translucent. Add the garlic, kale, broccoli, parsnips, carrots, stock, tamari, and salt. -Cover with a lid and simmer for 4-6 mins, or until carrots start to soften. -While vegetables are simmering, in a food processor, blend the bread, "cheese", tofu, oil, tamari, basil, oregano, hot sauce, salt and pepper until smooth. -Transfer cooked vegetables to baking dish. -Spread tofu mixture evenly over top of vegetables and bake for 20-25 mins.
  18. Chickpea Broccoli Casserole 3 (16-ounce) cans Chickpeas - drained and rinsed (or equivalent amount cooked) 1 large Onion - quartered and thinly sliced 3 large Carrots - grated (about 2 cups) 1 Broccoli heat - cut into small florets (about 4 cups) 2 tbsp Chives - thinly sliced 1/2 cup Bread crumbs 3 tbsp Olive oil 1 cup Vegetable broth 1 tsp Salt -Preheat oven to 350F -In a large bowl mash the chickpeas well, using a potato masher; it takes about 2 mins to get the right consistency. -Add the vegetables and mix well. -Add the bread crumbs and mix, then add the oil and mix again. -Finally, add the vegetable broth and salt, and mix one last time. -Transfer all ingredients to a 9x13-inch casserole dish. -Press the mixture firmly into the casserole. -Cover with foil, bake for 45mins. -Uncover and bake for 15 more mins. -Serve it hot the day of, but it tastes good cold as well. Can't remember if I've tried this recipe or not
  19. make a sweet and sour sauce, fry up some tofu, steam the broccoli then mix it all together and top with sliced almonds. Serve over rice/couscous/quinoa etc or would you be interested in a Chickpea Broccoli Casserole?
  20. Hey T, great to have you aboard, congrads on the weight loss that's amazing, keep it up. It's great your learning how to cook, I know a lot of 30 even 40 year olds that still don't know how to cook *sad* Quinoa pilaf eh, hmmmmm thanks think I'm gonna make that for supper now.
  21. +50, I couldn't wait for tomm so did some today Total: 63,290
  22. under $100 month when I was cutting weight but now I'm trying to bulk up so it's gonna be more...
  23. Looking at ordering a custom mix at trueprotein.com Soy Protein Isolate non-GMO 20% Gemma Pea Protein Isolate non-GMO 35% Rice Protein Concentrate non-GMO 30% Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's) 15% Total Calories 112.6 Protein 25.44g Last minute I noticed in the description of BCAA it stats "Vegan or Vegetarian Safe: Many of the ingredients in this product are synthetically derived, but can often originate from animal byproducts." Any recommendations on supplements I should add to replace BCAA? L-Glutamine?
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