Browsing all articles from July, 2011

Italian Dinner Party With Music by Jordan Bolton

A number of friends have been urging me to cook food for them. I decided that yesterday would be the day. Ten of our friends joined us for an Italian themed dinner party. The menu consisted of: Lightening Sholay Sallet Caprese Salad (made by Chris and Sarah) Golden Crusted Brussels Sprouts Fennel Au Gratin Meatball Sliders Tomato Tart Pasta Ponza French Vanilla Ice Cream with […]


Artist’s Cookbook: Date and Orange Muffins and Chai Tea Courtesy of You and Me

It wasn’t long ago that any thought or mention of pronouns would instantly bring on the cold sweats. Memories of Mrs. M and her “grammar patrol” came to the surface after years of being suppressed. With the rise of pronoun rich bands such as She and Him I have been forced to meet these anxieties head on. It has been a slow process but I […]


Big Hot Love Potatoes (aka Crash Hot Potatoes) Eased From the Sack by the Solomons and Toucan

Jill Dupleix, a freelance food writer who was born in Australia, created the recipe for these beautiful little things on the left and dubbed them Crash Hot Potatoes. Due to my recent marathon of Big Love episodes, including one with a serious conversation by the three wives while potato peeling, I have begun to refer to them as Big Hot Love Potatoes (it doesn’t hurt […]


Frikadellen Slathered in Lamb & Tyger, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Letting Up Despite Great Faults and the Applebutter Express

A Friday night trip to Mr. Dunderbaks was supposed to fulfill my German quota for the weekend. I made extremely quick work of a vegetarian Reuben, pomme frites and potato latkes. Yet there I was, Saturday morning, still a-hankerin for some German foods. I found a recipe for Frikadellen, which is sort of like a German hamburger, on the Dunderbaks Facebook page and decided to […]


Part 2: Newermind and Zuppa Bastard (the Food)

I think Zuppa means soup in another language. Even if it doesn’t, I’m going to pretend it does. Zuppa Bastard, Bastard Soup. This soup is illegitimate. It came from another soup that may or may not have meant to spawn such an offspring but it just so happens that it did. It goes perfectly with Newermind and Part 1, illegitimate children to Kurt Cobain’s empire […]


Part 1: Newermind and Zuppa Bastard (the Music)

20 years ago Nirvana released their magnum opus, Nevermind. I don’t really need to say much about the album except it is the only one that myself, my brother and my cousin agreed was worthy of screaming from my bedroom window at 2:00 in the morning (you know the term sleepy town, that was certainly my town the next morning). To celebrate the anniversary Spin […]


Where We Eat: Burger 21 Shaken with Alexander Ebert and the Submarines

Call me old fashioned but my first reaction when Burger 21, an upscale burger diner located in Westchase, asked me to come to a tasting was “I’d love to try your fries and shakes but I won’t be eating any burgers, I’m a vegetarian.” I was quickly assured that this is the 21st century and they do offer two vegetarian options at their restaurant (as […]


Food Pairing 101: What goes well with vegan peanut butter rice krispie treats?

This afternoon I watched World Cup Soccer while snacking on vegan peanut butter rice krispies treats. I used this recipe, jacked up the peanut butter and added a double shot of chocolate ganache topping from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. And to think I was under the impression that you had to use marshmallow to make these treats (which technically make rice krispie treats […]


Food Flavored Song of the Day: Walking On Eggshells by King Post Kitsch

One of the thrills of pursuing a vegan diet is never having to watch your step. I would say walking on egg shells is probably the fifth most painful thing you could walk on: Most Painful to Walk On: 1. Seashell 2. Nail 3. Fish Hook 4. Human Tooth 5. Egg Shells I’m pretty sure King Post Kitsch and his 70’s style electro-psychadelic bubblegum pop […]