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Cook: Beet, Pear and Avocado Salad with Onion Vinaigrette

After months and months of nothing but a liquid/mashy diet, the Z-Bot has finally started eating real human food. I’m talking tofu, rice, yogurt, fruits and veggies. This really changes things. Now when I settle in for a bit of cooking, I no longer need to prepare two completely different dishes. Instead, I can make one dish and tweak it to meet the tastes of […]


Click: Dahmer Goes Vegan, Laundromat Romances, A Brighter Smell of Teen Spirit and Other Attention Grabbers from This Past Week

I think I loved the f**k out of this week. Most of it is due to: Recipes: Toasted Almond Hazelnut Butter from the Healthy Foodie Chickpea Tofu from My New Roots Fudgy Beetroot Chocolate Cake with Pink Frosting from One Green Planet Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese Casserole from Go Dairy Free Tampa Happenings: 22nd Annual Pesto Festo announced for May 4th at 5PM. Tickets […]

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Cook: Quinoa Chorizo, Garbanzos and Pineapple Coulis in Pitas

I bought some expensive red quinoa last week with the intent of turning it into a vegan variation of chorizo. My ultimate goal was a pita stuffed with quinoa chorizo, garbanzo beans and pineapple coulis. This dish seemed a bit safe. Not that it wasn’t going to be tasty, just so easy to make. Where was the danger? So I decided to add some. I […]


Artist’s Cookbook: Raw-vocado Key Lime Pie Courtesy of Alice Brightsky

The road hasn’t always been easy for indie folk rock artist Alice Brightsky. In 2009, citing “creative and logistical roadblocks”, the overwhelmed artist walked away from the music world, leaving a partially finished solo debut album lying on the floor. After three years away, Brightsky returned with a renewed passion and determination for finishing the album. With the help of friend/producer Brandon Wilde, she was able […]


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 […]


Kaleisia’s 9th Annual Gifts of Love

You’d be hard pressed to find a Tampa restaurant that is as invested in the community as Kaleisia Tea Lounge. For the past nine years the tea lounge has hosted an event called Gifts of Love. The premise behind the event is to raise money for a local non-profit (100 percent of all the proceeds raised at the event goes to the non-profit). This year’s […]


Click: TCBY Adds More Vegan Flavors, McDonald’s Petitioned, Vegan Super Bowl Snacks, Dr. Dog Gets All Trippy, Made Violent Wastes Their Days and Other Things That Caught My Eye This Week

Linky links from around the webosphere that have made my Super Bowl Sunday superb. News: Petition Urges McDonald’s to Offer Vegetarian Options Marshall, TX Mayor Goes Vegan Then Urges the Rest of the Town to Do So Too. Its working. Las Vegas’ First Animal Sanctuary is Opening Soon Dallas Vegan Dessert Truck Rolls Out TCBY Adds Vegan Vanilla Frozen Yogurt to its Repertoire Recipes: Super […]


Click: Monsanto Goes Organic, Swedish Swing Housewives, No-No Hole Cartoon Loving, Vegan Girl Scout Cookies and Other Things That Caught My Eye This Week

These were the lookers of the week (actually the last two since I didn’t go here last week). Recipes: Girl Scout Cookies (Samoas, Thin Mints and Tagalongs) Get Veganized at VegNews Caramelized Apple & Pistachio Cupcakes at Milking Almonds Vegan Richa works her magic on a Taco Spice and White Bean Quesadilla Tofu Vegetable Kabobs at One Green Planet Gluten Free Crepes Hazelnut Pumpkin Cheesecake […]


Cook: Apple Pie Granita with Whipped Cream

As I mentioned in my last post, nobody accidentally goes to Brandon. After the baby picture extravaganza and our visit to the Macklemore themed Salvation Army a few weeks later, we were  out of excuses for going there. That meant no more Caramel Apple Pie Granita. Unless…wavy lines float past my eyes and I see an incredible vision of the future that I can’t describe […]