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Thug Kitchen Party Grub

Gotta bake bread to break it.

There are four aspects essential to a good cookbook (meaning a cookbook that spends more time on the countertop than on a book shelf).

  • First, the cookbook must contain colorful pictures of the finished product. Pictures inspire cooks to take the leap and make the dish and although my finished dish may not look as polished as the one in the cookbook, there is usually a close resemblance (note: all of the pictures below of the finished dishes were made by me).
  • Second, the recipes have to call for mostly fresh and easily recognizable ingredients. No strange ingredients that require a special trip to search the aisles of specialty markets are allowed.
  • Third, the recipes can’t be too complicated because who wants to spend hours making dishes that everyone devours in 15 minutes?
  • And, finally the food has to taste really good as in “delicious, can I have seconds; this recipe is a repeat.”  Read more »

Why Every Individual Counts

On this very special day celebrating our nation’s birthday, I want to write about why every individual counts.  There are nearly 320 million of us in this country – that’s a lot of people – enough to have made me think from time to time that what I do or don’t do really doesn’t matter. After all, I’m just one person – does it really matter if I eat a piece of grilled chicken, a slice of bacon, an ice cream cone or not think about the food chain in this country? Yes, it does and here’s why. Read more »


The 8 Best Vegan Websites and Cookbooks

Whether you’re new to or know your way around vegan cooking and baking, there are several websites and cookbooks that offer all sorts of alternatives to the traditional American diet. Ingredients, time, complexity, taste, and appearance are the five aspects by which I judge a cookbook or website and these eight are simply the best.

When I first started making vegan dishes, I often consulted three sites and their corresponding cookbooks, all of which are excellent for the novice vegan baker/cook: Read more »