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What’s Cooking with Mario from Epic Proportions Tour?

It all started with an old school bus and some used vegetable oil. That, and a crazy idea dreamed up by a musician and former artist manager. Why don’t we make some waves in the music industry and take music to the people who need it by gathering up young, local, unsigned bands and sending them out on tour to do some free shows at colleges, high schools and […]

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Click: Animal Free Prom, A Tick Bite Vegan, Beignets, Life is a Bitch and Other Odds and Ends From the Week That Passed

These were the things that made me say hmmmm: Articles: 33 Vegan Comfort Food Recipes that May Be Better Than the Original Portland Hosts a Vegan Prom to Wrap Up Try Vegan Week 21 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in America The Lone Star Tick Could Make You Vegetarian Subway is Testing an All Vegan Sub Recipes: Smokey Lentil and Sweet Potato Tacos from Vegan Richa Raw […]

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Cook: Date Night Pudding

It was date night last evening in the Branson household. Now I know what you might be thinking and I assure you this has nothing to do with our normal date antics like dinner and a movie, being raped by aliens, taking blood samples or running a crack cocaine ring (yep, 27 out of 37 were just me and J-Fur having fun). Last night was all about the […]

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Click: ILVTOFU, Will Go Vegan for Paid Water Bills, Take Me to Church, Chasing Rubies, Cheeseburger Oats and Other Things That Caught My Eye This Week

In the land of instant gratification and information overload, these are the things that caused me to stop and take a moment: News Articles: How to Date a Vegan Detroit Woman Goes Vegan to Pay Her Water Bill I Love Tofu License Plate Denied for “Dirty” Reasons Recipes: Preserved Lemons from the Healthy Foodie Raw Vegan Chocolate Blackberry Ice Cream Sandwich from Sometimes I Veg […]

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Click: The Baltimore Drug Scene, Milk Causes Autism, Vegan Search Engines, Tomato Chips and Other Humdingers That Caught My Attention This Week

I was very deep into the Baltimore drug scene and the San Antonio busted inflatable slide scene these past two weeks. When I came up for air, here is what caught my eye: Tampa Happenings Creative Loafing Restaurant Week (Kicks off June 12th) Tampa Etsy Party (Friday) Links 6 Vegan Habits Everyone Should Adopt (Without Giving Up Meat) PETA Jumps into the Autism Debate Crowdfunding for Seattle’s […]

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Artist’s Cookbook: What’s (Not) Cooking with Lewis Hurrell?

Since the World Cup is coming our way in a little over two weeks I’ll use a bit of a soccer analogy to describe songwriter/producer Lewis Hurrell. He is an American, from Sebastopol, California, who holds dual citizenship as a result of being born in England. That means if he was a soccer star he could elect to play for either country in the World Cup. […]

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Click: Bowling for Rhinos, Vegan Prophylactics, Deckchairs on the Moon, Rocket Hummus and Other Things That Caught My Eye This Past Week

Running a bit behind schedule (that’s what traveling around the world via one gigantic pub will do to you). Here is what I noticed over the past 14 days: Recipes Rocket Hummus from Tinned Tomatoes Sweet Potato Tots  from Your Vegan Mom Charred Carrot Hot Dogs from the Chubby Vegetarian Gluten Free Buckwheat Crepes from Sweet Potato Soul Chocolate Truffle Cake (almost vegan) from the […]

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Cook: Hazelnut Grits and Berries

Forbes recently released their list of 500 richest people. Nestled among the tech geeks, hedge funders and retailers is a few candy men. The highest ranked is 88-year-old Michele Ferrero, head of the Ferrero Group which makes Kinder and Ferrero Rocher chocolates, Tic Tac and Nutella, has a net worth of $26.5 billion. I’m not one for lining the pockets of fat cats if I can help […]

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Artist’s Cookbook: Vegan Chocolate ‘Cheese’ Cake by Starar

A few nights ago I feel asleep to a documentary about the disappearance of bees from what has become known as Colony Collapse Disorder. According to the documentary, this is a very serious threat. It is one that could wind up having a huge impact on future eating habits and access to certain fruits and vegetables. What do bees have to do with British duo […]

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