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Where We Eat: Green Mint Asian Grill

I’m not one to be bogged down by the supernatural or anything but a few weeks ago I was at one of those parties where everyone wears a face cover and chants strange things into their neighbor’s ear when this lady in dark satin floated over and whispered  “Green Mint Asian Grill” so that only I could hear it. Before I could catch her name, she vanished into […]

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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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Cook: Salvadoran Pupusa

Every country seems to have their own version of dough stuffed with a combination of veggies, meat and/or cheese. Mexico has the gordita. Italy has the calzone. Arepas can be found in Panama, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia and Venezuela. In the US, we have…uh, Hot Pockets? The Salvadoran version is called a Pupusa. If I am remembering my high school Uto-Aztecan language class correctly “Pupusa” means octopus. […]

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Where We Eat: The Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill and Griddle House

“From the death of the old the new proceeds, and the life of truth from the death of creeds.” -John Greenleaf Whittier In 1961, a once illustrious sugar mill standing adjacent to Deleon Springs was at the brink of demolition. The “old building” had been vacant for some time and many people were ready to see it go. But, as John Greenleaf Whittier suggested above, out of […]

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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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Food Pairing 101: What Goes With Veganomicon’s Baked Potato and Greens Soup?

Scene 1 The kitchen. Tender Branson enters from the left side. He is visibly agitated and vigorously waving his hand in front of his noise. Tender: Good goddamn man. Why does it smell like fish in here? I’m going to have to remedy that. Tender shuffles around in some cabinets and pulls out a big pot. He grabs a copy of Veganomicon from his bookshelf and then […]

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Cook: Curried Quinoa and Tomato Stew

Sometime in the mid-2000′s people began expelling their former lover gluten from the bedroom. They were sick and tired of the name calling, the fat jokes and the physical swelling of their belly (gluten seems to become physical when it gets angry). While still recovering from the break-up, the complete protein of quinoa stealthily began seducing everyone hoping to take gluten’s place. It worked. Now, despite the fact […]

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Click: Making Whoopie, Blogger Death Threats, Lab Grown Cheese, Return of the Unicorns and Other Noteworthy Happenings From the Last Week

Here is what caught my attention last week: Recipes Lemon Raspberry Cake (Vegan Dad) Sweet and Sticky Agave Sesame Chik ‘N (Go Vegan Meow) Cajun Boiled Peanuts in a Slow Cooker (the Chubby Vegetarian) Coconut Maple Bacon Smoothie (My Vega) Pistachio Whoopie Pies (One Green Planet) Vegan Twinkies (The Frosted Vegan) Roasted Garlic Kale Hummus (Let Them Eat Kale) News Masculinity, Protecting the Planet and […]

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Cook: Fennel Fritter with “Bacon” and Ranch Dressing

What a weird Saturday. There I am lazing about on the couch watching Steve Harvey make a mockery of my favorite game show from my childhood, Family Feud, when I took a bite of my vegan curds and whey. Just as the two battling families were about to try their hand at putting themselves in the shoes of a hundred random Americans I passed out. […]

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