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Restaurant Review Criteria

Pictures is how I do the review. Pictures of the food I order, eat and like. If I don’t like it, I don’t post it. Animal-Free is the primary non-negotiable criterion. Service is not what I review. If a restaurant is so dirty that I can’t stand the smell of it, I’ll walk out as…

SMOKED PAPRIKA

SMOKED PAPRIKA is the key ingredient added to animal-free recipes tasting of blood. Other additives that enhance the smoked paprika thus the blood taste are garlic powder, dry mustard, turmeric and sea salt. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

BROWNED SPAGHETTI STICKS

Browned Spaghetti Sticks For Rice Pilaf dishes 1 T. extra virgin olive oil 50 (or as many as you want) stands of dried spaghetti , broken into 4ths or 6ths Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Place broken spaghetti pieces into skillet and cook till lightly browned. Shake pan or move them around with…

BLACK RUSSIAN CROUTONS

BLACK RUSSIAN CROUTONS Bakery-style black bread makes superior croutons for soup or salad. Why not give it a try next time you see some authentic Russian black bread! Makes as many as you want

The X-MAS TREE effect in plate presentation

When a chef is critiquing a plate of food one of the things they look for is color – all the major food colors. You get so accustomed to that x-mas tree of colors on your plate, that if one is missing you go into x-mas tree withdrawal. Oh my God, I lost the  cooking…

FENNEL SEED – the perfect plant meat spice

It’s not the same as star anise. It’s close, or should I say star anise is close to fennel seed – a cousin, seems like the same DNA, but is it really? I mean, do I really want to be putting licorice into my savory sauces? That’s what star anise is, basically, the taste of…

PICKLED GINGER STICKS

Ever buy a big piece of ginger, use part of it, refrigerate the rest, then not get back to it till it’s moldy? Yeah, me too. Ginger molds quickly. Being that it’s not readily available in all markets, when I do get some fresh ginger this is what I now do with the leftover. Make…

SCORCHED RICE

SCORCHED RICE What to do with the white rice you get at a Chinese restaurant? Don’t eat it there. Take it home and make a pan-fried rice dish to enjoy during the week! Makes almost 6 cups

WHY WE COOK.

From Chef Davies-Tight: The folks over at Penzeys Spices sent me this email today 23 July 2016. It’s an interesting slant on cooks. Give it a read. WHY WE COOK. Five years ago today the world lost a great talent, a great mind, and a great heart in the passing of musician Amy Winehouse at the…

BOYCOTT AND BANISH MICHAEL SYMON for crimes against animals

Previously: Michael Symon, Iron Chef, Bans Donald Trump From All His Restaurants For Being ‘creepy’. Michael Symon is a disgrace to the animal race. MICHAEL SYMON is a mass murderer of other species. MICHAEL SYMON is a serial offender of innocent, defenseless animals trying to coexist within the Animal Kingdom. I wonder, given his penchant…

STRAWBERRY MIMOSAS

Okay, it’s that time of week again. Our day off. I stuck with the juicing. I’m not quite organized with it, and I’m not even sure if I want to be so structured that I begin to resent it. Let me just say that I’m juicing, not every day, but close. We don’t always have…

JUICING GINGER

Alright, this is a tough one. Juicing ginger. First I peel, then I don’t, it doesn’t seem to matter. You need to start with plump ginger. Just because ginger is a root, doesn’t mean that it’s suppose to be dry. Ginger root, unless it’s too old, is not dry; it’s wet. It’s juicy. However, because…

WASH BEFORE YOU ZEST

If you don’t wash your oranges and lemons before zesting them, and by wash I mean a thorough rub under running water, then you’re feeding your customers poisons through pesticides. Nobody wants neurotoxins served up on their savory and sweet dishes.  

SHARON’S ORANGE TEA

SHARON’S ORANGE TEA Vodka, Marsala wine and champagne over ice with fresh squeezed orange juice. Skewered with fresh lime and pitted sweet red Bing cherries! Cheers! Makes 1

BLOODY SHARONS

BLOODY SHARONS After a long day on our Saturday which is really Monday, we woke up on Tuesday, which is really our Sunday not wanting to leave the house! So we hunkered down, binged on a Narco series on Netflix and sipped on Bloody Sharons! Cheers! Serves 2

Are cast iron pans unsafe? 

by KamalPatel  Jun 8, 2016 For well over a thousand years, cast iron has been used as a reliable cooking surface. Actually, it’s been used since the appropriately named “Iron Age”, roughly 2500 years ago.Fast forward a couple millennia, and we’ve been thrust into the “Spend all day on the Internet Age”. People are starting to question…

MOSCATO GRAPE SAUCE

MOSCATO GRAPE SAUCE from SECRET ASIAN WOMAN Sauce Collection Use to sauce veggies and veg meats. Also makes an elegant salad dressing for greens, fruit and veggies! Makes 3-1/4 cups

STRAWBERRY MUSTARD SAUCE

STRAWBERRY MUSTARD SAUCE from SECRET ASIAN WOMAN Sauce Collection A light sweet sour strawberry mustard sauce for stir-fries and veggie meats! Makes 3-3/4 cups

LIQUID SMOKE

Liquid smoke is one of an animal-free chef’s greatest friends. Use to add a rich smoky dimension to dips, spreads, salad dressings, soups, sauces, main dishes. Always keep on hand. Buy in small bottle in grocery store, or as I do now, a larger bottle from GFS (Gordon’s Food Store).  

GARLIC: POWDER vs GRANULATED

Garlic powder textures like cornstarch. Granulated garlic textures like salt, but doesn’t melt or dissolve. The finer the granulation, the better. Shop around. Most markets now carry only the granulated, yet label it as garlic powder. Ninety-nine percent of the time I use granulated labeled as powder. I know it’s confusing, but that’s what manufacturers…

MINOR’S MUSHROOM BASE

I buy Minor’s Mushroom Base at Gordon’s Food Store. It can also be purchased online at amazon.com and elsewhere. It’s a great product that enhances the mushroom flavor of whatever dish you use it in. It’s salty, because it’s highly concentrated, so you don’t need much. It’s also gluten-free.  

PLANT BASED FOODS TRADE ASSOCIATION

GROWING INDUSTRY Increasing consumer demand for plant-based foods is driving unprecedented growth in our industry. EXAMPLES INCLUDE: 36% of consumers buy plant-based meats, according to Mintel ». 26% of consumers say they ate less animal meat in the past 12 months, according to Nutrition Business Journal ». U.S. sales of plant-based meats were $553 million…

HOW TO MAKE: BAKED ZITI

SHARON’S BAKED ZITI Layers of mushroom and roasted pepper garlic and fennel tomato sauce, cooked ziti pasta and Tofutti soy ricotta and cream cheese combined with cashew crumbles and flavored with herbs and white truffle oil, all topped with Italian Panko crumbs flavored, again, with white truffle oil. Baked till steamy hot! Superb, rich, light!…

BLOOD SAUCE

BLOOD SAUCE I had a hankering for the blood – yours – but knew the urge to be a displaced, misplaced, life-ending genetic marker needing repression, so instead I went for the plant – ahhh – so good to be home where I belong! Cheers! Makes 1-1/2 cups

GRILLED ALMOND BUTTER PUB SANDWICH

GRILLED ALMOND BUTTER PUB SANDWICH Perfect blend of taste sensations. Great on all breads – even raisin. So easy, so good. Perfect Pub fare! An ice-breaker, conversational sandwich! Makes 1 or 2, depending on size of bread (square or deli size)

SESAME PRUNE SAUCE

SESAME PRUNE SAUCE Melt in your mouth delicious – cold or hot! Unique, intriguing, mysterious! Makes 4-1/2 cups

SWEET MEAT SAUCE

SWEET MEAT SAUCE Secret Asian Woman Sauce. Use to sauce your veg meats, side dish veggies and stir-fries. Taste the meat of the seed! No animal here! Makes 3-1/2 cups

HOT AND SOUR CAULIFLOWER SOUP

HOT AND SOUR CAULIFLOWER SOUP A hot and sour cauliflower soup with spinach, leftover baked potato and carrot ribbons floating with udon Japanese noodles and cilantro oil in a white miso, garlic, coriander and smoked paprika broth! The best hot and sour soup I’ve ever tasted! Makes 24 cups

AFC BLOOD RED ITALIAN SAUSAGE BURGER©

AFC BLOOD RED ITALIAN SAUSAGE BURGER© Hamburg is soft-textured. It’s not hard – even when cooked. These burgers replicate that texture. Isn’t it convenient to be able to take some dough from the refrigerator, form a patty and fry it? You can also bake the patties and refrigerate till ready to reheat and serve! Perfectly…

WILD NOODLE SOUP

WILD NOODLE SOUP A new approach to the noodle soup – the broth is in the solid ingredients. Plus meat, meat and more meat. Where’s the meat? In the blackeye peas and wild rice. Animal eaters won’t believe there’s no animal in this soup. Plant-eaters won’t believe there’s no fake meat in this soup! Makes…

AFC VEG BLOOD BURGER©

AFC VEG BLOOD BURGER© Great news! A homemade burger that tastes and textures just like a beef burger – blood and all! Easy to make. Fry them fresh, or bake and refrigerate or freeze. Taste The Sizzle! For meat-eaters and vegans! I’m lovin’ it! Makes 7-8 cups burger dough (depending on how firmly packed)

VEG SAUSAGE & PINEAPPLE GREEK PITA

VEG SAUSAGE & PINEAPPLE GREEK PITA Fried Veg sausage crumbles, fresh spinach and fried pineapple on grilled Greek Pita flatbread spread with chipotle mayo and beer mustard! A ‘take it to the bank’ sandwich! Makes 1 sandwich