Cook: Black Beans Ain’t No Thang Burgers

Here I am, blogging away in the wee hours of the morning. This is partially because I passed out so early putting the little one to sleep and partially because of the weird dream that stirred me awake. The dream went like this: I was on some alien planet battling this creature which had the power of disconnectivity (the ability to avoid my sword by […]


Listen: Loose Leaf Releases from Fantastic Fantastic, Tomas Barford, Pepa Knight and Coasts

You’ve got loose meat you say? Slop it on a bun and top it with: Global duo Fantastic Fantastic are playing around with you on their new single “The Night.” Instead of offering the main course (the lead single) they are starting you with dessert. Yep, “The Night” is just the b-side for an upcoming single due out in January. Just is a hard word […]


Cook: Vegan Loose Meat Sandwiches

Nell Frizzel, a UK contributor for munchies (VICE’s food channel), recently spoke to Essex-born artist Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau about his “Communal Juicing” exhibit. The idea behind the exhibit is that juicing takes a piece of food, extracts juice from it leaving behind a “shitty pulp”. Mathew questions why anyone would do this? It makes no difference to the world or to your life if you […]


Where We Eat: The Corner Store

I have to admit that what initially drew me to The Corner Store, located in the historic downtown of Plant City, was their bold and memorable motto, the logo it helped create and their brand new brunch menu (only four weeks old) which has consistently included vegan biscuits and gravy. The motto, EAT WELL OR DIE, represents a number of The Corner Store’s most important philosophies. First and foremost, […]


Listen: Ghostly Tales from Last Lynx, The Harmaleighs and Terrorista

A ghostly story and the creepy after effects of a bowl of apples and sausage require a soundtrack full of: One of Stockholm’s finest bands, Last Lynx, is releasing yet another new track. This one, called “Brother”, comes from their Rifts EP (due out November 7th on Universal Sweden’s imprint SOFO Records).  The track is made by its catchy chorus and sing songy rhymes that work their […]


Cook: Apple and Sausage Casserole

It was just after midnight on Halloween night when I heard a rap, rap, rapping at my front door. Only thirty seconds before I had clicked the off button on my television effectively erasing all signs of the blood, guts and senseless acts of violence that had been swimming before my eyes for the last hour and a half. I feared the unknown in a way […]


Click: Getting High on Protein Bars, Naked Activists Celebrate World Vegan Day, Butternut Squash Biscuits and Gravy, Cookbook Cultural Appropriation and Other Things That Garnered a Second Look This Week

Oh boy. These last two weeks have been doozies. Try these on for size: Articles: Minneapolis Siblings Raising Money for First Vegan Butcher Shop Naked Activists Mark World Vegan Day in Trafalgar Square Find Vegan Professionals at Newly Launched Vegan Pages Petitioning Ben & Jerry’s to Create a Vegan Version Healthy Vegan Snacks Inspired by the Cannibalism in the Walking Dead Thug Kitchen Authors Canceling […]

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Food To Record To: In Studio with Charlie Hedges

I held a morning drive show in Chicago for a few months. It was terrible. I woke up at early o’clock and pedaled my bicycle through deserted city streets only to arrive at the studio and be seated across from a co-host who didn’t know anything about anything. Every topic our producer or I threw out was met with a blank stare and an “I’m too tired […]


Listen: Kid Approved Tracks From Christian Punk Band, LAYNE, Close Talker, Zella Day and Greywind

A kid tested, father approved stew requires some music that fits the opposite role. These songs are all father tested, kid approved: “Superdown” by Christian Punk Band sounds almost exactly like I imagined they would when I saw their band name. Okay, not so much. I would expect a hardcore band with screamo tendencies and a tongue-in-cheek attitude to name themselves Christian Punk Band. In reality, Christian Punk […]