Gordon Ramsay’s Shepherd’s Pie

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Thank you FoodieChats. If you are not familiar with #FoodieChats on Twitter, I highly recommend you join the weekly chat held every Monday night at 8pm EST.  The group’s Facebook page posted a Shepherd’s Pie recipe from Gordon Ramsay that looked quick and flavorful so I decided to give it a try.  Here is the [...]

Vegan Paella

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Paella is one of my absolute favorite dishes.  Of course, I’m talking more about a traditional Spanish Paella full of shrimp and sausage.  This vegetarian take on Paella from a new cookbook I received for my birthday last month, takes a vegan attempt at this classic dish. I skipped the setan meat substitute which was [...]

Tandoori Chicken Parcels

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This is a rather simple recipe that calls for filo dough, chicken, tandoori paste and yogurt.  You’ll need some ghee or oil oil for brushing the filo dough.  This is quick and easy though after making it tonight I think it could use some vegetables like some onions, carrots or even chickpeas with the chicken. [...]

Go Vegan for the Sexual Cruelty

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  Is animal cruelty not enough of a reason to convert to Veganism? How about a more powerful sexual drive that will leave your partner in a neck brace and limp? Believe it or not that’s the latest pitch from PETA in their new ad campaign: BWVAKTBOOM, “Boyfriend Went Vegan and Knocked the Bottom out [...]

Michael Pollan at SMU

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I had the pleasure yesterday of seeing author Michael Pollan twice.  First at a student Q&A session for a hour in the late afternoon and then later that evening when he gave his talk about Food Rules at the Tate Lecture Series. As always, Pollan was insightful, thought provoking, and funny.  He entered the stage [...]