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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 […]


Click: Bitches in the Morning, Chromeo Gets Jealous, Scorpion Topped Pizza And Other Things That Were So This Week

What’s been on my radar for the last few weeks: Music Zella Day “1965″ Chance Waters “Bonnie” featuring the Griswolds Pigeon “Settle In” Say Lou Lou “Everything We Touch” Escapists “Breaking It Up” Dameht “I Love You Too” Crozet “Hold My Weight” Pool “Harm” Twintapes “Everyday Chemical” Eliza and the Bear “Brother’s Boat” Shortstraw “Good Morning Sunshine” Remixes Kings of Leon X Ghost Wars “Use […]


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: Shapeshifter Gratin

I sent out a few manuscripts and storyline ideas this week hoping that one catches on and makes me a bunch of cash. One was a manuscript for a science fiction folk tale thriller. In it, a group of scientists (and to a lesser extent farmers) build a vault in the side of a mountain in an archipelago north of Scandinavia. The vault is close to […]


Cook: Fried Gnocchi and Brussels Sprouts

Seven years ago I went to an open house cooking tryout to gain admittance to the most prestigious culinary school in Pennsylvania. I had pretty much cemented my spot in the upcoming cohort. There was only one small challenge left. I had to make Lasagna Bolognese from scratch. I quickly put together some homemade noodles and a sauce. I had my cheese ready to go. […]


Cook: Chocolate Lactation Squares

A person can only take so many nights of hearing their sick wife and child struggle to comfort each other at 4 AM before they want to step in and help (I know, f***ing martyr right?). After two of those sleepless nights J-Fur and I had the following problem solving session (to set the scene, she was topless and struggling to breastfeed, I was groggily […]


Click: Vegan Donuts with “Bacon”, Going Backwards in Time, Killing People with Canned Food and Other Things That Caught My Eye

These are some of the happenings that made my week just a wee bit brighter. Recipes: Three ingredient peanut butter mousse (Minimalist Baker) Eggplant Fries (One Green Planet) Cool Ranch Roasted Chickpeas (Vegan Yack Attack) Khatchapuri Bread (One Green Planet) Spinach Meatballs (MayIHaveThatRecipe) Maple Donuts (Gluten Free) with Coconut “Bacon” (A Dash of Compassion) Tracks: An Horse “Maps” Work Drugs “Time” Eric Clapton “Cocaine” (Gazzo Remix) […]


Cook: Pistachio Pesto Soup

Hey you over there…put your credit card down and slowly back away from the fancy nuts. Destroying your credit just to buy pine nuts because that’s what you think is “supposed” to be in pesto is ridiculous (filing for bankruptcy over pine nuts is even worse Uncle Lester). Let me give you are brief language lesson. Pesto comes from the past participle form of the […]