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  1. service motivates me to exercise regularly; to be healthy, flexible, strong, and conditioned for my wife, children, extended family, friends, and all sentient beings
  2. I don't know if you can buy chufa in the states, you could try in one of the stores stocking food for latinos. It's an unusual taste and you either love it or hate it. I only buy it because its very cheap at about 1 euro a litre. If you find it check the ingredients because sometimes they add cow milk, but not often. Its just usually tigernuts, sugar and water. good deal i will look around, i am in NYC so that should be easy. thanks!
  3. can one buy chufa or the tiger nuts here in the states? never heard of them but sounds interesting! regarding the 1st soy-free protein powder pictured i find it has a weird aftertaste thats kinda foul imo, brown rice protein i find ok but a bit gritty? buckwheat protein powder was/is amazing but i believe kemistry the one company that was making it discontinued it? recently i heard of a cranberry seed protein powder, that robert mentioned earlier, but it only appears to be available in bulk to companies not individuals (so far). plus you have spirulina from places such as veganproteins.com...
  4. received the walnuts & goodies today, excellent! to quote my son, they don't taste like sawdust! they are excellent, best walnuts we've had in a lonnnggggg time... it's amazing the difference freshness makes. regards, P
  5. Hey there Robert. If still available, I'll take 1lb. Lemme know, then I can paypal you... Paul
  6. At a quick glance, this particular one looks ok (there are things like Coconut, Bark, Leaves, and Stem in parentheses which is a good thing; the only grey area may be the natural flavors which could be animal or plant-based). To be sure, I'd email them. In the past bodybuilding.com have been very helpful when I've enquired the vegan status of product. It's not than uncommon or unusual a request because, as we can see with a forum like this, there are more than a handful of vegans that are into bodybuilding and fitness. Personally, I have never taken a NO supplement (although I have taken Nitrous Oxide when I was younger and when in the dentist chair); I did take Creatine when I was lifting heavy and bigger and that was good. Good luck, lettuce know how it go.
  7. I'm kinda partial to Raw Soul in Harlem, and Blossom in the Village. (Just a few more thoughts.) Oh, and Curly's is fun, too...! Re: NYC get togethers. Mea culpa for myself on never being able to settle on a time. I'm working constantly (including some weekends), so it's hard to schedule anything...! no worries, maybe someday we'll make it work. for me, Saturday nights after work (7pm) i am usually open...
  8. excellent places to go and or meet: Foodswings 295 Grand st btw Havemeyer & Roebling in Willysburg if ya like vegan fast food (i do!). place is great although i only eat it once in a while (foodswings.net 718-388-1919). In Harlem, check out Uptown Juice Bar 212-987-2660 54 W125th St btw 5th Ave & Lennox Ave 212-987-2660 and or Strictly Roots 212-864-8699 2058 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd btw W122 & 123rd St, both awesome.
  9. Look above, it's Thursday so I can't make it. I've suggested days, time, and restaurants in the past. People in NYC are either busy or hippies. I'm going to have to start a Philly group even though I've never met a vegan or strict vegetarian strength athlete in Philly. Philly vegans tend to be scrawny and ride their eco-friendly bikes to get to work, school, grocery shopping, etc... or busy hippies?
  10. pm me or post if you wanna meet up tonight (after 6pm), tomorrow, etc... i will try to check back before i leave work...
  11. i've ordered from bulkfoods.com in the past (i used to get drums of peanut butter from them among other things although i never did get their vital wheat gluten); they have it in 22oz, 5lb, and 25bs sizes. what i like to do when buying in bulk is try a little size first before committing to the big size that way you're not stuck with it. you may even be better off if your health food store has a bulk food section there (i dunno where you go, but westerly, fairway and queens health emporium all have good bulk sections and fair prices). i've not been buying in bulk as much as i used to unless i know i will use it all in a timely manner for vital wheat gluten, organic popcorn and other grains and things i usually go with arrowhead mills, bob's red mill, shiloh's farm, or at one of the above-mentioned hfs bulk sections all hail seitan! paul
  12. i will be workin covering night shift for election day so won't be makin it but if anybody didn't know about this it seems pretty cool: Tue 11/4 SuperVegan Election Night Party at Red Bamboo Brooklyn with Vegan White Russians, Chocolate Hawaiians, and Joe The Plumber Cocktails check out their website: supervegan.com they have a vegan blog, NYC restaurant guide and regular get-togethers; haven't made it to one yet though... maybe we could meet up at one or more? Paul
  13. some weekends i am freer, some weekends have more stuff goin on. at this point, next weekend is more busy: saturday: early morning is open to meet however need to be at work saturday 11am (midtown). finish at 7pm, then i have a friends b-day party; may be able to take a lunch break from work during the day? sunday: again early morning is open then i have daughter's friends b-day party @ noon and then son's school has a banquet in the evening @6:30pm; maybe in the afternoon? during the week i am off mondays, tues-thurs work 10-6pm and friday work 2-10 so jaleel or any other vbb members we could get together somewhere during those times (monday, tues-thurs nght, friday morning). let me know the where and whens and i will try to make it! paul
  14. RawLiving it's funny when i told a coworker of mine i was originally from long island (nassau), he said nassau county doesn't count and only suffolk county (where he's from) is truly long island! as for Veganeatingout, my guess is if he is 1.5hours out from the city, he's gotta be in suffolk? i like Exotic Superfoods, too. it's in a weird spot there right along the LIE on that service rd (horace harding?); you have to be going eastbound or loop de loop. hopefully they get enough business to keep them open. it's not too far from where i am but i am only around there once in a while. where i grew up in rockville centre (i take that back, i never grew up) was right on the border of baldwin by like 1 block. lemme know if you go to the raw meetup group, i'd be interested in either going or hearing about it. Paul
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