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Product Review: Shark Tank – Squatty Potty

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Product Review: Sox compression socks

  

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Supplement Review: Robert Irvine’s Fit Crunch Releases – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

 

FORTIFX CHEF ROBERT IRVINE FIT CRUNCH BARS – CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH

One of the best protein bars on the market, designed to be a perfect meal replacement or on-the-go protein source with unbeatable taste (or even a guilt-free dessert) comes out with their newest, highly-anticipated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor! Currently, you won’t find them anywhere else.
 NUTRITION FACTS:

Serving Size: One Bar (88g)

Calories: 380
Calories from Fat: 144
Total Fat: 16g
Saturated Fat: 8g
Cholesterol: 20mg
Sodium: 320mg
Potassium: 100mg
Total Carbohydrates: 27g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 6g
Sugar Alcohols: 16g
Protein: 30g
INGREDIENTS:
Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Soy Protein Isolate, Maltitol, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Oils (Palm, Palm Kernel), Sorbitol, Cocoa (processed with Alkali), Palm Oil, Gelatin, Corn Syrup, Sugar, and Water. Contains 2% or less of the following: Cocoa Butter, Rice Flour, Sunflower Oil, Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavors, Salt, Soybean Oil, Baking Soda, Maltodextrin, Sodium Caseinate, Propylene Glycol Monoesters, Tapioca Starch, Acetylated Monoglycerides, Mono- and Di-Glycerides, Sucarlose, Potassium Sorbate, Whey, Soybean Lecithin, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Palmitate, Natural Tocopherols, and Silicone Dioxide.
CONTAINS MILK AND SOY. MANUFACTURED IN A PLANT THAT PROCESSES MILK, SOY, WHEAT, TREE NUT, PEANUT, AND EGG PRODUCTS.
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Well; I wish the news was good. I wasn’t crazy about the new flavor. The Peanut Butter is my absolute favorite protein bar on the easily available market with Supreme Peanut Butter & Jelly second and Fit Crunch Cookies & Cream third followed by a few Quest Bars. 

However; not everyone’s taste is the same. Quite possibly you (It hurst me to say this) hate Peanut Butter or are allergic and one of the others are your favorite. If that’s the case maybe this will be your favorite bar! 

Try it for yourself! It’s out there! A delicious Large (biggest bar I have seen) baked protein bar is just waiting for you to snatch it up! 

Sink your teeth in! 


Product Review: Nano X by Triggerpoint Performance 

  

I just received my Nano X Foot Roller! Stay tuned for my review!

It’s a little softer and more giving than I originally thought. But I really like it. The Mojo foot roller I previously reviewed is hard and unforgiving. It really hurts even if you do not have foot pain. This is comfortable, but still does the job. I have developed Plantar Fasciitis recently due to an Air Force pt test on their concrete running track (ridiculous to run on concrete! Banging the joints of their troops and shortening their careers, a clay track although more expensive would be beneficial and prolong careers) 

Anyway, I like the roller and have brought it to work to use under my desk while I work in hopes of allowing my foot to heal. Along with a pair of  

 

Check out the review of Soc coming soon!   


Supplement Review: Cavalier – Gentleman’s Products  

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Preppers: Gardening for Success

Ok so you want a garden for free vegetables. Vegetables that you make and know there are no chemicals or pesticides in them. Well; how can we set ourselves up for success? 

I purchased a book by Robyn Jasko entitled home sweet home grown 

Her book is amazing! She teaches you everything you need to know! How far to space the plants, what to plant next to what and what to avoid, what to feed the plants, how to take care of them, and many many other tips! 

She is at the Union Square farmers market every Friday! She is super sweet and is always ready to help and answer any questions you have and she also sells her homemade hot sauces! She is getting me a Trinidad Scorpion Pepper & Ghost Pepper plant (hottest pepper in the world and second hottest pepper)

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My garden is 20′ x 11′ This is the first time I am making a garden of this magnitude, but I have had small gardens before. So, I first planned out my garden and put up a really fine chicken wire fence to keep mostly my dog out and possibly a few rabbits out.  

 

Then I planted the plants approx every 8-12′ apart. Except the tomato plants I put them 24″ apart. I left room for me to walk through the garden and I sporadically planted marigolds to keep pests away (they don’t like the smell of them) and the marigolds also benefit the gardens balance. 

So I planted $63 of plants and the first day it was 83 degrees outside and I came home from work and the plants were all wilted! I thought I killed them all the first day! Luckily; I immediately watered them so much there were small puddles in the garden and this morning they were all sprung back up! The ground sucked in the water. I then woke up and when I saw them sprung up the ground was a little wet so, I watered them again with another impending 83 degree day today looking over my head. Luckily tomorrow is a 63 degree day. 

So here I was planning to make 2 concoctions to help my garden and the heat almost killed it before I could start. 

So; what was I going to make? Natural Rabbit/ Animal Repellant and weed killer. What’s the sense of growing vegetables of you aren’t the one eating them? 

How to Make Rabbit Repellent

Items needed:

  • empty milk jug, water
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers
  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 tablespoon dish soap

Directions:

To make the repellent fill an old milk jug with water, add 5 crushed garlic cloves, a teaspoon of crushed red peppers (you can save a packet from the pizza delivery for this) and 1 Tablespoon of dish soap. Shake well; then let it sit in the sun for a day or two to make sure the water is saturated with the flavors and smells. Shake well, then spray or pour on the plants that you don’t want the rabbits to eat.

I had to reapply once a week for a couple of weeks to convince the rabbits that my tulips were never going to taste good again. With my other bulbs I sprayed them as soon as they started to poke through the ground and then reapplied the repellent once a week and after it rains

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I think I would substitute cayenne pepper as it is hotter and a finer powder and will coat the flowers better. 

Secondly: All Natural Weed Killer. Whatever you do, don’t mix these two bottles up!!!! 

How to make Natural Weed Killer: 

  
Get a spray bottle and combine one gallon white vinegar with one cup of salt and a few squirts of dish detergent. 

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It’s that easy! Preferably spray this on at 10am on a hot day and the sun will do the rest of the work and bake your weeds away! 

I will report in once I douse my garden and my fire pit! This evening! 

Between the 2 mixes and just plain water my garden should thrive! Oh and as long as you have a garden 

Never throw out: 

1. Egg shells

2. Banana Peels

3. Used coffee grounds

You can sprinkle them around the garden for natural fertilizer. 

Luckily; my wife is baking up a storm today so, I will have a bunch of egg shells to mash up and sprinkle throughout the garden. However; my garden is much too big. So I may have to buy cheap coffee from Costco and sprinkle it around. 

**Update** May 19th 2015

This past weekend I weeded the hell out of the garden for a good 1- 1 1/2 hours.

Then I sprinkled fertilizer around the garden. 

   

 

I watered the garden daily while it was hot and dry. The past couple days it has been raining and misting so God has helped me water it for free. I bought 2 bags of fertilizer, so the next hot day I will fertilize it again and water it again. Most of the plants are starting to shoot up! 

Ready for phase 2 the herb spiral.   Followed by phase 3 tomato cages and staking the plants that need it. My plan is to install hooks for the cucumbers to grow along the fence. I may install a lattice wall with hooks on it. Not sure yet. That’s part of phase 3 lol. 

**Tip** my wife is a hair dresser. She cut her families hair this weekend and I sprinkled the human hair clippings around the entry ways of the garden to help ward off animals. 

**Update** May 22nd 2015 

I started the bottom tier of my herb spiral and tomorrow I will complete it! 

Here is my basic layout!  


I got this off of Pinterest! Next to the dill I will add mint for my wife. She has been begging me for mint. Against my better judgement; (mint is an invasive pest just like bamboo) I am planting mint.  I am going to try and find watercress or water chestnuts for the pond. 

After I build the herb spiral I will re-fertilize everything and water it again. 

P.s. so far it hasn’t been hot enough (since I found the weed killer recipe) to use it. 

  
The herb spiral is complete! It contains: stevia, rosemary, thyme, hot and spicy oregano and Italian oregano, flat and curly parsley, sweet basil and Thai basil, lavender, cilantro, dill, mint and chocolate mint. 

**Update** May 24rd 2015

The garden is now completed with a trellis for the cucumber plants 

 
Then I put in labels for the herbs, because my wife thought they were cute. 

   


Product Review: Gym Gear – Go Fit Wall Ball

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Product Review: Newton Sneakers

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Supplement Review: Monster Minis – baby monster! 

   
Watch out Redbull! New Monster Minis are here! With only 70g of Caffeine per can they make a healthier alternative to the regular can. For us Monster junkies that can get enough it’s much better to have your Monster fix with a mini, then to have a full can. 

Same great taste, smaller more manageable size and big lots has them for $9 a case. 


Preppers: Jarring Food for Success and Survival

Let’s face it; nowadays everything is expensive! Especially health food! How can we make the food we eat last longer and how can we store food longer in case of an emergency or civil unrest (for you preppers)? Jarring is the answer! 

What can we jar? Just about anything. I did read an article that you don’t want to jar stuff that has a low acid content such as asparagus. However you can up the acidity by adding vinegar “pickling” the ingredient. A popular ingredient to pickle is Eggs. If you have a couple chickens it’s a no-brainer! Get your daily eggs throw them in a jar and add vinegar and some hot peppers! I will be doing this later this summer and I will add the recipe and pictures here! 

One secret to pickling eggs is to take a clean sterile sewing needle and after you hard boil and peel your eggs poke the hell out of it with the needle. It will give it and easier path for the vinegar to soak in and penetrate the yolk and you won’t have dry yolks in the center. Which by the way is disgusting! If you are like me and you just pop the whole egg in your mouth if the yolk is dry it’s like taking a scoop of protein powder (for you people that don’t eat protein it’s like talking a scoop of nestle quick powder) and putting that dry powder in your mouth. You will gag! By piercing it with a needle you eliminate that problem and have perfect pickled eggs every time! You also eliminate the need to heat up your eggs! 

Ok; so what is the process to jarring food? How can I sanitize my equipment and ensure the safety of my long term food storage? 


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