Monday, February 9, 2015

The World's Best Vegan Pancakes Recipe

This is my recipe.


1 cup plain flour(use a finer type of flour for more cake-like texture)
2 tbsp chickpea/garbanzo/besan/gram flour(you can use the type sold in Indian grocery shops)
1 tbsp brown sugar(optional)
1 tsp baking powder(less than 6 mths old)
1/2 tsp baking soda(less than 6 mths old)
2/3 cup soy milk or any other non-dairy milk
1/3 cup water
2 tsp vanilla extract(optional)
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp of a home-made egg substitute (grind about 1.5 cups of flaxseeds in a food processor for 1 min(it's not possible to grind them too fine) or use ready-milled flaxseeds. Add about 0.75 cup water and process to form a slimy paste, then add about 0.3 cup chickpea flour and process again to form a yellowish 'eggy' paste)


1. Mix the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
2.In a measuring cup, mix the water and the soy milk then add it to the dry mixture
3.Use a rubber spatula and stir to form a smooth batter
4.Add 2 tablespoons of the egg substitute and a tablespoon of oil and mix until the batter turns 'eggy'
5.Scoop or pour the batter onto a heated greased pan to form small round-sized pancakes. You can add fruits such as fresh blueberries to the top of the cooking pancakes at this time.
6.Flip the pancakes over when bubbles have appeared and cook until the bottom is browned.

For oatmeal pancakes, replace 1/4 cup of plain flour with oatmeal.

Serve with maple syrup or jam. Top with a scoop of vegan margarine(Olive Gold) for a salty flavor. Add fruits on the side such as caramelized bananas and peaches. You can also make a delicious caramel-like sauce with peanut butter, dark brown sugar and some water. Eat slowly and enjoy.

A post about the soul's purpose on Earth

This post is taken from my Facebook spiritual group
Know Thyself and Return to Soul: Way of True Ascension & Enlightenment

(Group Update Feb 9th) Just a Thought: The Human Experience As One Big Encrypted Chunk of Data Being Decoded by Souls

After watching the movie The Imitation Game that is based on the true story of how Mathematician Alan Turing helped to crack the Nazi's Enigma code during WWII, I began to realize that the information about this human experience is somehow embedded in a code that only souls who have gained experience living life on Earth would have the ability to translate and uncover the actual meanings of different things. Perhaps the Source/God needed souls to come to this human reality so that we can help to decode the human experience into understandable information for the Source to understand.

For example, the Source can't possibly realize how it feels like to eat something on Earth unless there is a soul in a body on Earth to eat and translate the experience into meaningful knowledge for the Source to know. 

Repeated code patterns emerge again and again

The human experience feels like experiencing rare as well as repeated code patterns in one large existential space. If you have experienced the tell-tale signs of someone lying to you, you would be able to experience it happening again and again within the large space. if you have tasted something, you would know how it would taste like even if it is found somewhere else.

Perhaps the Matrix movies were right in showing how the human experience is like a huge space of codes. 

Souls as decoding agents

I feel that the reason why souls keep on reincarnating on Earth is to fulfill the purpose to decode the most complex levels of human experience. They probably fail at the beginning as their human emotions got in the way for them to understand objectively the true meaning behind many things. So they try to complete their purpose by reincarnating as a human to try again. 

For me, I strangely feel that my life purpose is to decode the human experience into understandable knowledge. If you think of it, what the soul can bring into the afterlife is exactly such things, they can only bring decoded human experiences back to the soul plane. And the way souls decode the human experience is exactly like how the code-breakers in The Imitation Game movie do it, by connecting related elements and then work from what is already interpreted to uncover the entire chunk of information.

The human experience is one large unknown encrypted chunk of information that requires billions of souls to work to translate into understandable information.

Souls in Extremely Contrasting Roles

Souls get placed in various extremely contrasting roles to decode each experience, which is why how people live in extremely different kinds of lives, some as pop stars, actors, others as school teachers.

I think that souls all work at their own level to decode the human experience into something tangible to understand. Some got lost while some souls ventured onto the spiritual path to attempt to make sense of the human experience. 

Extreme challenging roles open doors for ascension

Some roles might be extremely challenging for a soul to decode while staying objective, which may be why an advanced soul would fill in the place. Other roles might be much easier to experience. The more challenging the role, the more the soul and Source can get to know the human reality better. The role might be needed to fulfill so that a higher level of experience can be accessed. Once completed, that soul in that challenging role would open doors for other souls in the next higher level of experience, which is how "ascension" is brought about.

How long will the decoding take?

This unknown is something shown to occur to the decoders in the movie. But when the code is decoded with something already translated, the decoding will take a much shorter time.

Sometimes I question when will this task be finished(at least for interpreting the 3rd dimension), because there is no feedback as to how far souls have progressed in this huge task. Many people have the innate desire to know when all things will come to an end, perhaps this is why many suspected 2012 to be an end date. 

I think that souls who have realized their purpose would proactively help other like-minded souls to decode and make sense of the human experience.

Hazardous stops in the decoding process

Many people simply live life to experience the simple things, and they get afraid to progress further, which could be what prevents them from ascending? Not many people in this world are willing to cooperate to work together. Many get stuck with decoding emotional-related issues and cannot progress further. Those who can see through such problems would get to move on.

Relationship links represent the meaning

What you can see in the Imitation Game movie is that the decoders circle links between different letters to form a 'menu'. This is then used to decode the coded messages further. I find that this is exactly similar to how meanings are represented in their relationship links with other things. For example, the meaning of a computer would be perceived to have links between a screen to a keyboard, mouse and CPU.

Establishing the wrong relationship links create wrong meanings

Souls who are biased in their human perspective would no doubt get stuck while those who become objective will be able to go far. The way they get biased is to establish unrelated links between 2 things by comparing them. By doing this, the actual links remain undiscovered and the non-decoded meanings are not understood.

The meaning of something is established from its relationship links to other relevant things. If people are biased and see the wrong kind of relationship links, they cannot perceive the right meaning. The right meaning can only be perceived when the real actual links are perceived connected together.

Get the meanings right by being objective

I feel that training oneself to practice the true meaning of Love, which is to accept all circumstances and perspective as natural and existing in their own singular way. This way, the soul can be unbiased to uncover the real actual links that form the relationship meanings of various things.

For example, many people link homosexuality with a perversion. This is the link that they found and relate to. This relationship link might be something brainwashed into them from religion. However, for people free from such brainwashing such as me, I am free to perceive homosexuality with links to the cooperation of the masculine and feminine qualities.

I am able to successfully decode the enigma of Homosexuality and uncover the hidden meaning behind the reason for its existence. I can therefore pass on this decoded information done while I am a human being on this planet, on to the Source who is residing beyond this plane of existence.

Is God that All knowing?

Even though the Creator or God might get to see the entire human reality like a big picture, it would need souls to come to Earth to live as humans to get the individualized perspective focused on the finer level. People have thought that God is all knowing but this may not be true. God might know some but he may not know the rest. If God has not lived the lives of every single man and woman on the planet, how would he know what they feel and think? 

Do you think what I say is correct? Or do you have another perspective for the purpose for souls to experience being human?

The World's Best Vegan Pizza Recipe

I noticed that pictures of vegan and non-vegan pizzas don't look as good as mine on the net, so I decided to post my recipe.

Ingredients for cold-fermented pizza dough:
3 cups of bread flour
1 cup of water
1 tsp of instant yeast
1 tsp of salt
This dough makes 10 pieces of crust.
Mix all the dry ingredients in the food processor and then add in the cup of water and process until it becomes a dough. Mix by hand if you want, I never tried it before.
Store in an airtight container in the chiller section of the fridge for at least 16 hours. (Coat the container with a little oil before storing the dough in it.)
Once you are ready to use it, take it out from fridge and cut out the required piece(s) of dough and leave it in room temperature for about half an hour to soften.
Prepare a wooden board dusted with flour. Coat the piece(s) of dough with flour. Use a wooden roller and roll the dough into a flat round circle, occasionally stretching the dough with your hands and then roll it again. Make the edge slightly thicker. Occasionally coat the flattened dough with flour to prevent it from being sticky.
The Cheese Sauce:
30g of Nutritional Yeast or one-third amount of a 100g packet
1 cup of glutinous rice flour
half a normal size stir-fry pan of water(I don't know the exact amount)
Mix all the ingredients into a mixture before cooking on a stainless steel stir fry pan, stirring until it thickens.
You can choose to make a watery sauce or a thicker sauce. I choose to use a slightly watery consistency.
Let the mixture cool before using it.
You can make the sauce beforehand and store it in the dridge. It would taste stronger the longer you store in the fridge. I chose to store it in the fridge before use.
Marinated Mushrooms Mixure:
a pinch of salt
dried Oregano herbs
olive or soy oil (a splash)
a little lemon juice (Optional)
handful of sliced Shitake mushrooms
First put the handful of sliced shitake mushrooms in a mixing cup.
Sprinkle the pinch of salt on top, followed by the dried herbs, oil and juice.
Then use a rubber spatula to quickly stir and mix it all up evenly. Wait for a couple of mins for the mushrooms to absorb the oil.
Drain away the excess oil.
A fast marination is the trick to get the mushrooms to remain tender, if they are marinated for too long they will turn soggy.
If the mushrooms are too oily when you put them on the pizza, the mushrooms will leak out lots of oil onto the pizza and you would have to drain the oil away when the pizza is cooked.
The pizza assembling process:
Place a piece of rolled pizza crust dough onto a non-stick pizza pan(Willow's brand), on a piece of baking paper over a normal baking sheet, or on a heated pizza stone that has been heated for 10 mins.
A Special Tip: You can choose to poke holes on the dough with a fork before putting on the rest of the ingredients. If you don’t poke holes, the dough will bloat up and you can make a bloated wood-fired version.
On the dough, use the underside of a spoon to apply a thin spread of tomato paste (use Leggo’s brand sold in a bottle). Or make a thick-style tomato puree paste with Roma tomatoes. Do not use canned concentrated tomato paste because the taste is too strong and bitter.
Let the paste dry a little before adding the cheese sauce.
Use a spoon to spread or drizzle the cheese sauce over the slightly-dried tomato paste on the pizza. Don’t apply too much or the pizza will turn soggy.
After spreading the quick-marinated mushrooms onto the pizza, cook the pizza in a preheated oven at 250 deg Celsius for 15 mins until the top is sizzling from the oil and then it is ready.
Use the top-level of the oven to broil and char the pizza as desired.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Music Rewind Weekend: Songs about Love

Oh great! Another new American singer who looks just like David Archuleta that sings 90s pop!! God really likes to recycle.

Such a talented pretty boy, so envious.. I already feel like buying him something. Btw, I have a white cat just like he does.

Every time someone sings a song about Love, I get into a deep thought about the common undefined definition of Love versus my definition that I think is the right one. My definition of Love is of unconditional acceptance, which is to view any circumstance and perspective as being normal rather than strange and unaccepted. I wonder if people are still holding the common superficial perspective of Love or have they evolved in their perspective?

This song is written by a Swedish songwriter. I have been a fan of Swedish songwriters since the 90s. I hope Austin sings more 90s pop.

This next song actually is the song that gives the best clue to the actual definition of Love according to me.

I discovered that Gwen Stefani recently made an awesome music video also about Love. The dance moves are so difficult, even her dancers have trouble with them.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Is Creatine in Meat the reason Anne Hathaway gave up being vegan? Proof that meat provides more energy than vegetables

I heard a few months ago late last year that Anne Hathway gave up being a vegan due to fish giving her more energy for her energy-intensive scene in filming the movie Interstellar. She cited the reason for fish giving her more energy and making her feel more healthy. Many celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Bill Clinton, Justin Bieber, Hayden Panettiere, Eva Longeria, Rachel McAdams, and Angelina Jolie have also given up being vegan for the same reasons.

Many people especially vegans were quick to blame them instead of being more constructive in their reactions. They merely perceived them for being cop-outs instead of finding ways to resolve the perceived conflict of interests.

Many vegans have the great fear to consider the idea that meat gives one more energy, whether or not that was found to be true. This is mainly due to their fear of thinking that meat can actually be superior to vegetables, as many vegans use a tactic of vegetable-superiority to promote veganism.

For example, I once scolded a bunch of silly vegan people on a forum where they insisted that tofu was tasty when it is not. They kept insisting that tofu is tasty like some kids who refused to admit their embarrassing mistake. I eventually went the whole way in making them look like childish fools(my specialty) and I eventually got banned from the forum(which I wanted), which just shows that the creator of the forum was just as childish as her vegan groupie. That forum was run by a vegan celebrity who I think is still pretty 'clueless'.

Can any vegan have the balls to even consider the idea that meat really gives one more energy compared to vegetables? I have the science to prove that meat really is superior to vegetables in terms of giving the body more energy.

Meat including the fish that Anne Hathaway ate contains the chemical creatine that is as I quote from wikipedia, a "nitrogenous organic acid that occurs naturally in vertebrates and helps to supply energy to all cells in the body, primarily muscle."

Creatine is not found in any plant.

Of course creatine might not be the sole chemical that gives Anne Hathaway more energy for her running scene(while wearing a heavy suit) in Interstellar, but it is without a doubt one of the major contributing factors for her thinking that meat gives her more energy compared to eating plants. Even athletes who workout in the gym take creatine for more energy. Besides creatine, meat also contains other chemicals that work synergistically to boost energy production, chemicals that are either not present in plants or are found to be at much higher levels compared to plants. Examples are D-Ribose, Pyruvate and L Carnitine.

Creatine can be useful for those who consume little amino-acid rich foods(probably due to low appetite or lack of time to eat) but still need added muscular strength. Creatine is found to be more suited for increasing muscular strength rather than endurance strength seen in long distance running.

For those who worry about the source material for producing creatine, creatine can be obtained via chemical synthesis using plant-derived amino acids.

The influence of creatine supplementation on the cognitive functioning of vegetarians and omnivores.
"the levels of muscle creatine are known to be lower in vegetarians"

Vegetarian diets : nutritional considerations for athletes.
"Muscle creatine stores are lower in vegetarians than non-vegetarians."

Oral creatine monohydrate supplementation improves brain performance: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial.
"Creatine supplementation had a significant positive effect (p < 0.0001) on both working memory (backward digit span) and intelligence (Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices), both tasks that require speed of processing. These findings underline a dynamic and significant role of brain energy capacity in influencing brain performance."

Creatine supplementation improves muscular performance in older men.
"These data indicate that 7 d of creatine supplementation is effective at increasing several indices of muscle performance, including functional tests in older men without adverse side effects. Creatine supplementation may be a useful therapeutic strategy for older adults to attenuate loss in muscle strength and performance of functional living tasks."

Effects of creatine supplementation and resistance training on muscle strength and weightlifting performance.
"there is substantial evidence to indicate that creatine supplementation during resistance training is more effective at increasing muscle strength and weightlifting performance than resistance training alone"

Effects of creatine supplementation and three days of resistance training on muscle strength, power output, and neuromuscular function.
"these findings may be useful for rehabilitation or strength and conditioning professionals who may need to rapidly increase the strength of a patient or athlete within 9 days."

So now I have given the evidence of how meat can be more superior to vegetables in terms of energy production. Vegans should stop remaining in their denial of not wanting to admit how meat can give people more energy compared to vegetables. Their using of the example that eating vegetables gives one more energy compared to eating meat is flawed and holds no basis. The perceived energy increase from eating vegetables is likely due to avoiding eating unhealthy fatty meat, therefore making one feel less sluggish and therefore feel more energetic.

Of course, people don't have to eat meat just to gain access to the energy-boosting creatine found in meat, they can always choose to take supplements. Vegan advocates can start to promote such energy-boosting supplements rather than remain in their immature and ignorant denial of why meat actually gives people more energy. And then they might actually start to gain real progress in their vegan advocacy in getting more people to give up meat.