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All Things Vegetarian

I had my last piece of meat in November 2013; it was a Fillet-O-Fish from McDonald's. It probably wasn't the best "last meal" but it was still pretty good either way. Since then, I've tried a lot of meat-less recipes, meat alternatives and other plant-based foods; some were delicious, others...

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Ken’s Diet and Fitness Progress (with pictures)

Since September 2013, I've been chronicling my diet and fitness progress with the help of numbers, graphs and pictures. I regularly keep track of my calorie intake, body weight, body fat percentage and strength numbers in the gym (squats, deadlift and bench press). About once a month, I analyze relationships...

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Things That Annoy Me – #5: People Who Don’t Follow Basic Gym Etiquette

The gym brings together people with different backgrounds, perspectives and goals. While we don't need to agree on what the best workout routine is (because there is no such thing), or which diet friendly foods taste best (hummus), we should all follow a few basic rules while working out to...

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Secrets of Diet/Exercise – Secret #5: There’s no Such Thing as the ‘Best’ Exercise Routine

Best is defined as, "the most excellent, effective, or desirable type or quality" and when it comes to working out, everyone thinks their approach is the most excellent or effective. With an almost endless amount of workout routines to choose from, one of them has to be the best, right? The...

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Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Butter (aka Homemade Nutella)

Nutella has been a staple in my diet for as long as I can remember. Those "chocolate sandwiches" kept my taste buds satisfied for a big chunk of my life. Giving up animal products is the only reason I ditched Nutella, not the ridiculously high sugar content, lack of nutrients...

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Recipe: Roasted Hazelnuts

I recently bought a food processor and started experimenting with homemade nut butters. Since I grew up on Nutella, I decided to try and make a chocolate-hazelnut butter. Unfortunately, I accidentally bought raw instead of roasted hazelnuts. Nut butters (peanut butter, almond butter...) are made from roasted, not raw nuts....

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