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CHEF'S HELPER

Shredding Margarine Sticks

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AFC GUIDES PUDDING/PIE

Standardized Viscosity

Standardized Viscosity Ever notice how there’s only one basic consistency of pudding or mousse or gelatin, even gravy? I don’t know who sets the standard, but it happens and for whatever reason everybody who sells pudding, mousse, gelatin, even gravy either copies one another or they settle into one viscosity level. A cook assigned to […]

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AFC GLOBAL MISSIONS ABSOLUTE

AFC GLOBAL MISSIONS ABSOLUTE

AFC GLOBAL MISSIONS ABSOLUTE I am on a mission to keep animals out of my food, medicine, clothing, non-food products, science, engineering, art, architecture, entertainment… I do not have to debate the mission. I already know where I stand. Using thought, word and deed I transmit my mission to all beings. Maybe the world doesn’t […]

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ALADDIN'S EATERY RESTAURANT REVIEWS - WRITTEN RESTAURANT REVIEWS VIA PHOTOS

Aladdin’s Eatery WestLake, Ohio

Located at Crocker Park Open-Air Mall Steve and I went all the way out to Crocker Park for lunch and there wasn’t much in the way of animal-free options on anybody’s menu, so we settled on Aladdin’s Eatery knowing at least whatever we got wouldn’t contain animals. Well, not the entire menu is animal-free, but […]

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DONATO'S PIZZA RESTAURANT REVIEWS - WRITTEN RESTAURANT REVIEWS VIA PHOTOS

DONATO’S PIZZA LAKEWOOD, OHIO

We got there on the last day of the featured cauliflower wings. Don’t know if they’ll be coming back, but if people in the restaurant don’t tell the customer, then of course they won’t sell. That’s a feature I see in all restaurants whether we eat-in or take-out. Not the cauliflower wings, but employees who […]

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HACIENDA TAPATIA RESTAURANT REVIEWS VIA PHOTOS

AFC Hacienda Tapatia

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AFC GUIDES TOFU

Tofu Cloth Instructions

TOFU CLOTH INSTRUCTIONS ClipBoard: After a few years, my tofu cloth made from a polyester curtain sprang some holes. Since I didn’t have any spare curtain fabric, I used instead one of Steve’s old white cotton T-shirts. It work just as fine. For many recipes you’ll want to squeeze the liquid out of the block […]

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CHEF'S HELPER HERBS & SPICES

TASTE THE BLOOD

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 AFC BLOOD RED ITALIAN SAUSAGE BURGER©

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AFC GUIDES

Replicating Recipes

REPLICATING RECIPES It seems that some recipes, no matter how you prepare them, turn out perfectly every time. Other recipes, no mater how precisely you follow the instructions, turn out differently every time. The reason for this is that some recipes are more susceptible to variations (no matter how slight) than others. If you experience […]

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AFC GUIDES

DUMBING DOWN RECIPES

DUMBING DOWN RECIPES I don’t dumb down recipes. Everybody does it in order to make the recipe sound as simple as possible. If I did it, I’d be defeating the purpose of teaching you the correct way, or at least the way I did it. Dumbing down a recipe leaves too much open for interpretation […]

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WALK THE TALK

What Veggie Means Here

When I use the word “veggie” in my recipes or writing I’m referring to animal-free/plant-based. Veggie means vegetable. I am not referring to vegetarian, which usually means containing eggs and/or dairy. Eggs and/or dairy are not plants, so go figure on how the world now accepts eggs and dairy as plants.  

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CHINA CAFE RESTAURANT REVIEWS VIA PHOTOS

CHINA CAFE

EATING OUT ANIMAL-FREE CHINA CAFE Cleveland, Ohio

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EATING OUT ANIMAL-FREE

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 […]

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EATING OUT ANIMAL-FREE

WALL OF FRIENDLY FACES

Northeast Ohio…and elsewhere.  

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GROCERY STORES

HEINEN’S GROCERY STORE

Lots of vegan options in this beautiful store with beautiful people!

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EQUAL EXCHANGE ESPRESSO RESTAURANT REVIEWS VIA PHOTOS

EQUAL EXCHANGE ESPRESSO BAR

EQUAL EXCHANGE ESPRESSO BAR  EATING OUT ANIMAL-FREE

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RESTAURANT REVIEWS VIA PHOTOS THE MAIN SQUEEZE

THE MAIN SQUEEZE

THE MAIN SQUEEZE EATING OUT ANIMAL-FREE

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RENAISSANCE HOTEL RESTAURANT REVIEWS VIA PHOTOS

RENAISSANCE HOTEL

RENAISSANCE HOTEL EATING OUT ANIMAL-FREE

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EATING OUT ANIMAL-FREE

TO ANIMAL CHEFS re: MENU PLANNING FOR VEGANS

Since there’s a lot of negativity directed at people who don’t eat animals, it’s in the interest of the animal chefs, who have to design restaurant menus that include animal-free (vegan) options for these folks, to grasp the reasons behind their commitment. Viewing this well-made and respected documentary (Earthlings) helps the animal chef understand the decision […]