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Speech Freedom Rights Are Doled Out In The USA – you have to wait your turn if you’re white

MADISON AVENUE TURNS THE FIRST AMENDMENT INTO AN ADVERTISEMENT COUP AGAINST WHITE PEOPLE. GO TO THE BACK OF THE LINE. IT’S NOT YOUR TURN.

#6 HAPPY WHITE HORSE

Donald Trump has mostly silent supporters whose voices are not heard due to the terror tactics being promised against them via the media should they speak out.

It’s past-time for equal PROTECTION under the law regarding freedom of speech rights. The USA is the laughing-stock of the world, demanding freedom of speech rights in everybody else’s country, but then turning a blind eye to the lack of freedom rights in their own.

Stop the insanity of deciding when it’s somebody’s turn.

The Constitution of the USA provides speech protections to all inhabitants all the time, not when the media, the government or special interest groups decide it’s somebody’s turn.

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the…

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Avani Bioplastic

Plastics is a big killer of animals –  in the bodies of water all over the planet where the human animal thinks it’s their right to dump their waste and pollute the habitats of other species, not equal to them is always their excuse – but someone who cares about other species dying from the disposable plastics all over the planet have bioengineered via bioplastics a new and improved bag that actually dissolves over about forty-five days in sea water. In fact it’s so safe that one can drink it.

Take look at this website explaining their engineering goals and products made from renewable resources made from plants. That didn’t take long. Mass produce the products. Take plastics off the shelf. Need investors?

https://www.avanime.eco/






 

The Plant-Based Pitfall

The current trend in labeling a manufactured food, that CONTAINS NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS (CNAP), is to label it PLANT-BASED rather than VEGAN, or ANIMAL-FREE. Some worry about the negativity associated with animal rights groups, so veer from the usage of the word vegan on their product even though it might be vegan.

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83 Bottles Of Wine On The Shelf: RE: Arsenic In Wine Lawsuit

Remember the lawsuit alleging that 83 wine brands were in violation of California labeling laws, with the plaintiffs claiming that the wineries had a responsibility to warn consumers of the risk of high levels of arsenic found in the wine? I often thought about it, and just today decided to see where that stood, not realizing how much time had passed. Well, the case was dismissed. The judge ruled that the hazardous labeling on all wine bottles was sufficient given that there were no government studies proving that trace amounts of arsenic in wine posed a health risk.

The companies apparently never did deny the arsenic claims, neither did any stores remove any of the wine from the shelves in the name of public safety.

The plaintiffs vowed to continue the fight. Just in case you were wondering as I did at the time, which bottles from which companies when tested showed, what were reported as containing, high levels of arsenic. Here they are: You make up your own mind.

  1. Acronym’s GR8RW Red Blend 2011
  2. Almaden’s Heritage White Zinfandel
  3. Almaden’s Heritage Moscato
  4. Almaden’s Heritage White Zinfandel
  5. Almaden’s Heritage Chardonnay
  6. Almaden’s Mountain Burgundy
  7. Almaden’s Mountain Rhine
  8. Almaden’s Mountain Chablis
  9. Arrow Creek’s Coastal Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
  10. Bandit’s Pinot Grigio
  11. Bandit’s Chardonnay
  12. Bandit’s Cabernet Sauvignon
  13. Bay Bridge’s Chardonnay
  14. Beringer’s White Merlot 2011
  15. Beringer’s White Zinfandel 2011
  16. Beringer’s Red Moscato
  17. Beringer’s Refreshingly Sweet Moscato
  18. Charles Shaw White Zinfandel 2012
  19. Colores del Sol’s Malbec 2010
  20. Glen Ellen by Concannon’s Glen Ellen REserve Pinot Grigio 2012
  21. Concannon’s Selected Vineyards Pinot Noir 2011
  22. Glen Ellen by Concannon’s Glen Ellen Reserve Merlot 2010
  23. Cook’s Spumante
  24. Corbett Canyon’s Pinot Grigio
  25. Corbett Canyon’s Cabernet Sauvignon
  26. Cupcake’s Malbec 2011
  27. Fetzer’s Moscato 2010
  28. Fetzer’s Pinot Grigio 2011
  29. Fisheye Pinot Grigio 2012
  30. Flipflop’s Pinot Grigio 2012
  31. Flipflop’s Moscato
  32. Flipflop’s Cabernet Sauvignon
  33. Foxhorn’s White Zinfandel
  34. Franzia’s Vintner Select White Grenache
  35. Franzia’s Vintner Select White Zinfandel
  36. Franzia’s Vintner Select White Merlot
  37. Franzia’s Vintner Select Burgundy
  38. Hawkstone’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
  39. HRM Rex Goliath’s Moscato
  40. Korbel’s Sweet Rose Sparkling Wine
  41. Korbel’s Extra Dry Sparkling Wine
  42. Menage a Trois’ Pinot Grigio 2011
  43. Menage a Trois’ Moscato 2010
  44. Menage a Trois’ White Blend 2011
  45. Menage a Trois’ Chardonnay 2011
  46. Menage a Trois’ Rose 2011
  47. Menage a Trois’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
  48. Menage a Trois’ California Red Wine 2011
  49. Mogen David’s Concord
  50. Mogen David’s Blackberry Wine
  51. Oak Leaf’s White Zinfandel
  52. Pomelo’s Sauvignon Blanc 2011
  53. R Collection by Raymond’s Chardonnay 2012
  54. Richards Wild Irish Rose’s Red Wine
  55. Seaglass’s Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  56. Simply Naked’s Moscato 2011
  57. Smoking Loon’s Viognier 2011
  58. Sutter Home’s Sauvignon Blanc 2010
  59. Sutter Home’s Gewurztraminer 2011
  60. Sutter Home’s Pink Moscato
  61. Sutter Home’s Pinot Grigio 2011
  62. Sutter Home’s Moscato
  63. Sutter Home’s Chenin Blanc 2011
  64. Sutter Home’s Sweet Red 2010
  65. Sutter Home’s Riesling 2011
  66. Sutter Home’s White Merlot 2011
  67. Sutter Home’s Merlot 2011
  68. Sutter Home’s White Zinfandel 2011
  69. Sutter Home’s White Zinfandel 2012
  70. Sutter Home’s Zinfandel 2010
  71. Trapiche’s Malbec 2012
  72. Tribuno’s Sweet Vermouth
  73. Vendange’s Merlot
  74. Vendange’s White Zinfandel
  75. Wine Cube’s Moscato
  76. Wine Cube’s Pink Moscato 2011
  77. Wine Cube’s Pinot Grigio 2011
  78. Wine Cube’s Pinot Grigio
  79. Wine Cube’s Chardonnay 2011
  80. Wine Cube’s Chardonnay
  81. Wine Cube’s Red Sangria
  82. Wine Cube’s Sauvignon Blanc 2011
  83. Wine Cube’s Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2011

Source of list: https://patch.com/maryland/rockville/wines-named-lawsuit-over-arsenic-levels-whatever-happened-icymi-0






 

So Delicious Coconut Culinary Cream

Finally a creamer we can use for savory dishes in addition to desserts.

The ORIGINAL style textures like thick whipped cream when chilled.

The LITE version textures like thick cream when chilled.

I enjoyed working with this product, especially since FARM RICH non-dairy creamer once used for soups and sauces was taken off the market.

The containers however are quite small, probably enough for one recipe. Quart size would be more economical and the home chef wouldn’t have to run to a specialty market every time they wanted to use this culinary cream.

Here are a few recipes I developed using this product:

BAKED APPLES STUFFED WITH FROZEN CUSTARD 

ASIAN PINEAPPLE SNOWBALL

ASIAN STYLE CELEBRATION ROAST

Cannabis-Infused Beverages Emerge as Potential Beer Industry Disruptor 

 

U.S. consumers looking to catch a buzz without the booze will soon be able to purchase an assortment of beer-centric products thanks to a pair of ventures aiming to disrupt the current alcohol market with cannabis-infused beverages.

Petaluma, California-headquartered Lagunitas Brewing Company, which has a well-documented history with marijuana and is now wholly owned by Amsterdam-based Heineken International B.V., today announced the launch of two psychedelic sparkling water products.

Called Hi-Fi Hops, the two “IPA-inspired” non-alcoholic beverages are made in partnership with CannaCraft — which produces the AbsoluteXtracts line of vape cartridges — and contain zero alcohol, zero calories, and zero carbohydrates.

Set to debut at California-licensed dispensaries on July 30, the hoppy sparkling water beverages come in two doses: one containing 5 mg of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and 5 mg of CBD (Cannabidiol), and another containing 10 mg of THC.

According to representatives from both companies, who declined to reveal the specific financial terms of their arrangement, Lagunitas will produce the hop-infused, carbonated water and ship the liquid to CannaCraft’s facility in nearby Santa Rosa, California.

CannaCraft will then infuse its emulsified THC and CBD oils into the hoppy water, and package upwards of 25,000 12 oz. cans (about 75 barrels) for distribution throughout California.

Speaking to Brewbound, Lagunitas spokeswoman Karen Hamilton said the products – which prominently display the Lagunitas logo and are branded with the company’s signature splotch moniker — would retail for $8 and have a shelf life of eight months.“If you are going to do an extension of your brand, it makes sense to create continuity, otherwise there is no connection,” Hamilton said, noting that the two companies hope to build off of Lagunitas’ image as a high-end producer of hoppy beers, as well as its penchant for marijuana as the emerging market for THC-infused beverages, grows.“There is a pretty big frontier ahead,” she added. “It is an exciting one, and the future is unknown, but we know that Cannabis and CBD will be a big part of it.”…

FINISH READING: Cannabis-Infused Beverages Emerge as Potential Beer Industry Disruptor | Brewbound.com






 

Weedkiller found in granola and crackers, internal FDA emails show 

US government scientists have detected a weedkiller linked to cancer in an array of commonly consumed foods, emails obtained through a freedom of information request show.

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How Do You Sell An Awful Cookie?

How do you sell an awful cookie? Show millions of images over many decades of people needing to dunk awful cookies into milk to make them edible. What a con.

I never saw what anybody else saw in Oreo cookies. I ate my cookies the old fashioned way from hand to mouth – not from hand to glass of milk to mouth. Who expects to need a napkin for cookies that drip?

It’s a brain wash scam that millions of Americans bought into. Not only Americans evidently buy Oreo Cookies – available in over one hundred countries, which means practically the entire world was brainscammed.

The cookie itself is so hard you could break a tooth and slice your gums up. Wait till you see what it does to the membranes under your tongue and at the back of your throat. These cookies crumble like cement – not easy but super hard and razor-style edgy.

The so-called cream centers aren’t creamy. They texture more like hard sand patties that stick like super glue to the inside surface of this more black than brown cement cookie. A taste is not discernible, beyond sugar, shortening and cement, so here comes the milk to wipe away all the cookie mistakes, because Nabisco was just too lazy to try another run in the research and development department.

Nobody wants a cookie to hurt them. But the folks over at Nabisco disagree. Oreo people love the hurt. They love the hurt of the chew and then to be able to cure it with the salve of the milk that softens it sufficiently to facilitate the swallowing of the cookie mash. They love even more to see others get hurt the same way, and then cure themselves using the same method – soften it up with milk to keep you forever attached to Mom’s breast via an inedible cookie.

Milk takes the hurt away is the real meaning of the motto: MILK’S FAVORITE COOKIE.

Well, I’ll tell you something, if you drink plant milk, the healing part is even better. It makes you not want that hurtin’ cookie any more.

I think I want a COOKIE’S FAVORITE COOKIE. One that doesn’t require curing upon consumption.






 

Contains No Animal Products (CNAP)

CONTAINS ANIMAL PRODUCTS (CAP)

CONTAINS NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS (CNAP)


ANIMALS ARE ALLERGENS.

If you’re allergic to fur, then you’re allergic to skin. If you’re allergic to skin, then you’re allergic to flesh. If you’re allergic to flesh, then you’re allergic to blood.

All humans are sensitive to animal products. You have an animal sensitivity. Every human does.

People in the past blamed how badly they felt on anything but the animal. Strange isn’t it? – how we never made that connection, never even inquired, wondered. It was always something else in our mind that took the blame.

Till now.

It’s not the macaroni salad; it’s the steak. It’s not the cake; it’s the eggs in the cake. It’s not the coffee; it’s the cream in the coffee. Get it now?

Okay, then let’s get some labels printed.

Under the allergen category on all labels on all products insert either CAP or CNAP. Contains Animal Products or Contains No Animal Products






 

I Want Black Crackers – Russian Crackers

Black crackers – available at the local grocery, not online. Black Russian crackers. Why does everything have to be white? I developed a beet and blackberry dairy free cream cheese spread that’s wanting a black animal-free cracker accompaniment. Any takers?

I’m sick of my own government force-feeding me hatred of another people, of another country. Hate serves no useful purpose except to destroy.

No no no. We didn’t mean the Russian people. We mean Russia. You know, President Putin. Russia the government.

It seems that the USA government has trouble liking or accepting or getting along with any person anywhere in the world who has the word president before their name. They even hate their own president and go to extraordinary lengths to convince the populace to hate that same president. Everybody else in the world too, they try to make them hate the president of the United States – the government intelligence agencies do this to their own leader. What leader of any country could ever trust them? Nobody likes people who turn against their own. It’s unnatural in the animal kingdom to do that.

We all know what you mean.

When you expect and demand USA citizens to hate Russia, you want them to hate Russia, otherwise you would say President Putin. But why should we hate anyone just because you tell us to? What are you one of those hate-monger dictators? Russia is the people. There is no Russia without its people. That’s why they call Russia mother.

Stop force-feeding us your hatred. I want black Russian crackers to compliment my dairy free cheese spreads. And where’s my black Russian bread? Everybody’s afraid to be Russian or to say anything good about Russia. Bakers have even changed their black Russian bread to pumpernickel, because the name ‘Russian’ black bread is taboo in the USA; nobody will buy it.

So what if Russians don’t make black Russian crackers? They could if they wanted to. Make the best black crackers in the world. A delicacy. Contains no animal products.

My blood runs through all of Eastern Europe. I’ll buy it. I want it. One of the best breads I ever tasted was from Moscow Bakery #5 (or #9?).

Okay, I changed my mind about buying it online – if it’s a delicacy. Otherwise why can’t I walk into any grocery store in the USA and buy Russian black bread crackers? I can buy tortilla chips in any store. Those aren’t American. Russians unite. Get your bread rights back. Don’t forget the black crackers.

Start getting accustomed to your newfound Russian daughter, Mom.






 

Tostitos Bite Size Tortilla Chips

BITE SIZE TOSTITOS TORTILLA CHIPS

No double dipping worries when serving more than yourself and significant other. I like that. I like the chips too. Thin, but not so thin that the chips break when dipping into a guacamole. Mild flavored I also like.

Remember when every now and then in a bag of potato chips you’d come across a burned one, and everybody enjoyed the taste? Well, the same thing happened with a tortilla chip I came across. At first I thought it was a potato chip mixed in the tortilla chip bag, because it was shaped like one. Not so, it was definitely a tortilla chip and tasted well, like I don’t ever want another burned tortilla chip. So here’s warning you in advance, the properly cooked ones are great, the occasional burned one is not.






 

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

IRISH SETTER RED

The folks over at Thirsty Dog advertise no bitterness in this Irish Setter Red Ale and they are right.

It’s the only beer of any category-type I’ve ever tasted that really had no bitter to it. I’m thinking in future, I could make a savory sauce out of this fine ale.

Here’s to the dog! and the beer! No hair of the dog the next day needed for me.






 

Beetology Juice

The study of beets I’m assuming is meant by beetology.

Beet + Cherry flavored is the one Steve brought home knowing I liked both.

No time for a glass, the bottle is the glass. Even removed the label that had no glue on it by the way to use for another purpose.

The bottom of the bottle/glass is thick like a shot glass. Cool. Steve is already taking other stuff to work in it. That’s our way of recycling. Save the glass containers for reuse. Nice one.

Super nice juice.

The best 100 calories I ever tasted. Will definitely try their other flavors.






 

Force-Feeding Labels

The reason why food companies and manufacturers won’t tell you what’s under the natural flavoring label is because it’s bad news. They want to trick you into eating animals, even if it’s a rat hair, which by the way, appears in most products along with mites and a lot of other microscopic stuff that even they can’t see.

So absent the hair, what other part of any animal do you add to your product?

Bones, teeth, genitals, eyeballs? Tell us. Hormones, blood? Yeah we know about the hair. That’s not the issue here. We do want to know what you’re force-feeding us by not telling us what’s under the natural flavoring label – even if you think it’s too little for us to care.

Yeah. But it’s not too little for you to hide, is it?

You, the manufacturer and food company, are forcing us to consume something we may or may not want. That’s a decision only we make – we the people make, individually deciding what each one of us wants to eat or not eat.

If it’s for sale in a market, then we have that right to demand and know exactly what we’re paying for. Show me what law, who wrote it and who voted to pass it.

If you’re worried that some other company will be able to replicate your recipe by exposing the ingredients under the natural flavoring label, then simply put under the natural flavoring label: CONTAINS NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS or CONTAINS ANIMAL PRODUCTS.

Actually, no one has the right to hide any ingredient in any recipe/formula made for public consumption.

Even if everybody’s researchers can replicate everybody else’s products, at least there will be transparency, and maybe what will sell one company’s product over another company’s exactly replicated product is customer service, availability and price.






 

From VegNews.com flashbacks 5.2.2018

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Root Beer Dressing Sauce

ROOT BEER DRESSING SAUCE

Barq’s Root Beer and Canada Dry diet Ginger Ale mixed with cocoa, dark brown sugar, Balsamic vinegar, coriander and allspice! Different but Delicious! Serve over salad, fresh sliced fruit (I like banana) or as a dipping sauce for veggie chicken nuggets! How about all three? That’ll put a smile on your Fat-Free Animal-Free Friday!

Makes 4-1/2 cups

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Seven CEOs to Watch in Food and Beverage

Seven CEOs to Watch in Food and Beverage

We’ve highlighted seven fairly new CEOs that have taken the helm at food and beverage companies.

By Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief

Apr 11, 2018

Big Food’s Focus Is Now on Growth, we speak to the rapid changing of the guard that seems to be happening at the top food and beverage companies in the U.S.

Here is an excerpt from that article:

“When all else fails, change your CEO. In the food and beverage industry, chief executives have been dropping like flies lately. CEOs have been replaced at nine of the 24 largest U.S. companies since January 1, 2017. But that’s not the case across business and industry.Across all industries, CEOs average an age of 58 years and tenure of eight years. according to a 2016 study by Korn Ferry International. The executive search firm doesn’t have numbers specific to the food industry, but food CEOS seem to be turning over faster than in other categories, notes John Challenger, CEO of Chicago outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.While there have been some abrupt leadership changes in the past year or so, Erin Lash, director of consumer equity research at Morningstar Research Services, cautioned that not all the replacements resulted from dissatisfaction with the current course.”

So let the changes begin! Some of the change-agents are profiled below. It will be interesting to see how long they stick around and what changes they can effect on their companies.

Tom Hayes, 52, Tyson Food:

His elevation to CEO on Jan. 1, 2017, was one of the more sudden executive changes and reflects Tyson’s long held desire to be a branded food marketer, not just a slaughterhouse. Hayes was acquired along with Hillshire Brands Co. in 2014, where he had been chief supply chain officer, the same role he had at predecessor Sara Lee. Tyson’s been living a charmed life with protein demand soaring, but what if that stops?

“Probably our biggest thing is we want to actively disrupt ourselves, challenge our business as it is today,” he said in our interview. He’d rather have Tyson do it than have an outside company do it. “That’s why we created Tyson Ventures, to find things that could be disruptive to ourselves.” (Tyson Ventures has invested in vegetarian meat replacement companies, including Memphis Meats, which is developing “cultured meat.”) “

At Tyson, we’re in the middle of a transformation from a chicken company to a broader food company. To do that, we must have agility.”

Steve Oakland, 56, TreeHouse Foods:

No sooner had J.M. Smucker announced his expected retirement than the 35-year Smucker veteran popped up at TreeHouse, where he will be only the second CEO in the latter company’s history. He started March 26. Co-founder and chairman Sam Reed has held that title since TreeHouse’s creation in 2005 At Smucker, Oakland was vice chairman and president of U.S. Food and Beverage. Despite paying a fire sale price, TreeHouse may have bitten off more than it can chew when it acquired Conagra’s private label business. It doubled TreeHouse’s sales but pushed profits into the red.

James Quincey, 52, Coca-Cola Co.

After several stormy years, Coca-Cola Co. replaced CEO Muhtar Kent with COO James Quincey, effective May 1, 2017. Kent remains chairman. A 20-year Coca-Cola veteran, Quincey was being groomed for CEO since being appointed president and COO in August 2015, observers say. Quincey’s a safe bet to protect one of the world’s great brands while gradually righting a likely smaller ship.

Dirk van de Put, 57, Mondelez International:

Mondelez is largely Irene Rosenfeld’s creation and vision, since she carved the global snack company out of Kraft Foods in 2012. Six years later, the company is $10 billion smaller, just as profitable but facing a more uncertain world. Van de Put left the president/CEO job at McCain Foods to replace her as CEO last November. He also replaced her as chairman this March. Can he hasten the new product development pace?

Michele Buck, 56, Hershey Co.

She started her career at Frito-Lay, then spent 17 years at Kraft/General Foods/Nabisco before joining Hershey in 2005 as global chief marketing officer. Buck won a series of promotions until becoming president/CEO in March 2017. She’ll have to steer the company through its annual dilemma of acquiring or being acquired.

Jeff Harmening, 51, General Mills

Harmening joined General Mills in 1994 and led businesses in the U.S. and Europe. He was named CEO on June 1, 2017, and became chairman of the board Jan. 1 of this year, in both cases succeeding Ken Powell. He’s been an architect of the company’s rebuilding already, pushing organics and ecommerce.

Steve Cahillane, 52, Kellogg Co.

Although he immediately came from vitamin company Nature’s Bounty, where he was president/CEO for just over two years, Cahillane spent seven years at Coca-Cola Co., the last as president of Coca-Cola Americas, and earlier worked eight years with AB InBev, mostly InBev…

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Fried Barley (Vegan) Pork Rice

 

 

FRIED BARLEY (VEGAN) PORK RICE

More complicated than most fried rice stories, but definitely worth the effort! If rice can be a moan and groan dish, this is it!

Makes almost 8 cups

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AT&T Chief Attacks Lawsuit to Block Time Warner Merger 

By Cecilia KangApril 19, 2018

WASHINGTON — AT&T’s chief executive, Randall Stephenson, on Thursday attacked the Justice Department’s lawsuit to block its merger with Time Warner, saying that a combined company would be no different from the Silicon Valley giants that make and distribute video content.

As the last witness for the defense in the Justice Department’s legal battle against AT&T’s $85.4 billion deal to buy Time Warner, Mr. Stephenson portrayed the 140-year-old phone giant as being in an existential crisis and in need of the deal with Time Warner to compete against tech companies.

He called the blockbuster merger a “vision deal” that would allow AT&T to better match up against Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google, which he referred to as “F.A.A.N.G.”

“The F.A.A.N.G. are all focused on premium video,” Mr. Stephenson said, comparing the proposed merger to the businesses of tech giants. “All of them are vertically integrated.”

The Justice Department sued to block the union of AT&T and Time Warner last November, saying it would hurt consumers who would likely see their monthly cable bills increase. The trial is being closely watched as a barometer of how the Trump Administration may treat mega-mergers, and for the implications of the case on antitrust policy and the entertainment landscape.

The trial is expected to wrap up in coming days after rebuttal arguments by the Justice Department and closing statements by both sides. Judge Richard J. Leon of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, who is presiding over the case, is expected to make a decision on the suit as early as the end of May…

FINSH READING: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/technology/att-ceo-time-warner-merger.html?partner=IFTTT






 

Gordon Ramsay turns vegan for one slice of vegan pizza?!?

TAFC Comment: I don’t see where tweeting that someone is going to try a slice of vegan pizza – from one of his own shops – registers as a proclamation that he is giving up cooking and eating animals. It sounds more like a publicity stunt to focus world attention on his new London eatery called Gordon Ramsey’s Street Pizza. He wants vegan people to know they can get a slice of vegan pizza at his new restaurant.

I think he turned vegan for one slice of pizza.

What about all of his animal based restaurants? All animal-free now?

Trick me once, trick me twice…

PETA got in on the news – stunt or not – by treating it as real, and even responding to it with a video of a woman telling her own ‘becoming a vegan’ story.

Time will tell.

https://chefdavies-tight.com


CELEBRITY chef and long-time vegan critic Gordon Ramsay has now revealed he’s embracing the popular food trend. In a tweet posted yesterday, Ramsay shared a photo of a pizza from his new London eatery, Gordon Ramsay’s Street Pizza. It was accompanied by the caption “Going to give this #vegan thing a try … Yes guys you heard that right.”

The 51-year-old’s latest revelation has shocked many fans, as the three-Michelin-star chef and star of Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares has earned a reputation for being staunchly anti-vegan and vegetarian in the past. In 2005, Ramsay sparked outrage after giving a pizza which secretly contained meat to a vegetarian during an episode of the second series of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares — an episode which aired during National Vegetarian Week. In 2007, he criticised former Girl’s Aloud singer Cheryl Ann Tweedy for her vegetarianism during an episode of The F Word, and later that year the father-of-four said in an interview he would “electrocute” his kids if they ever adopted a plant-based diet. In 2016, he tweeted that he was allergic to vegans which caused a fresh controversy, and in February this year Ramsay offended vegans around the world after his tweet stating “I’m a member of PETA! People eating tasty animals …” went viral…

Source: Gordon Ramsay turns vegan: Chefs says ‘he’s going to give this thing a try’






 

 

Lightlife Veggie Deli Slices

Okay, it’s new, it’s different from their other deli slices that have a denser more cohesive texture.

Separating the slices is one of a few obstacles. If you’re in a hurry and want to make a sandwich, you can’t put your thumb under the slice to separate it from the pack. You need a sharp knife and have to gently place it under the edge of the slice and slowly wiggle it like you would do if removing a fragile cookie from a baking sheet. It’s not worth the effort.

The texture is similar to liverwurst or Braunschweiger, creamy but dry, still the creamy carries it. The flavor is sorely lacking.

I would make this a liverwurst type product; make it thicker, more flavorful and a little creamier. You have the components here, you just need to rework them.

More mustard, sage, garlic, black pepper, rosemary, and instead of kale and red pepper, use eggplant. Or use all of the above and add the eggplant – skin and all.

I wasted 2 slices by ripping them, you will do the same. Maybe wet a sharp knife under hot water first, or maybe the manufacturer should place a square of deli paper between each slice. I won’t buy either one again till improvements are made.

Still, I made a sandwich and enjoyed it. The Tofutti mozzarella singles stole the sandwich and Tofutti cheese is bland, so that tells you something.

The nutritional stats are good. You’ve got something good going here. It needs some work. Thank you for that effort.







 

The Skin Trade

FAKE POCKETS 1

No more fake pockets on anything I wear. Fake pockets are not a positive fashion statement for the industry or those donning them. It spells cheap. Trying to trick somebody into thinking they have more pockets than they do? What’s the point here, except to delude the buyer into thinking they have something they don’t? How much more could it cost?

No more fake pockets. Women need more real pockets, so they don’t have to take purses everywhere they go. Too many people picking pockets? Is that why the industry does it? Purse snatching too. I’m not on vacation here. I don’t need cargo pants every time I go out. Just put real pockets where the fake ones reside and I’ll be happy. Deep too. Why only real pockets in the back? Easier to pick those pockets. Button them down. Everybody wants side pockets. Deep there too. Why apply a pocket only to lose what gets jostled as you walk? They’re as useless as the fake pocket. Okay I’m not talking down to my knees. You know how to do it. So do it. And don’t double the cost of the pants.

It’s not that I oppose fake. Fake on moral grounds I applaud. Fake fur yes. It’s a major step in the only moral and sane direction. People I see all over the internet flaunting their barbarism – men, women – who scream about their owns rights, wanting the world to feel their pain, don’t give a hoot about the rights of any other animal.

Utility plus fashion is what I want. No one wears a fur coat to stay warm. Why do you want some other animal’s hair on your body? Grow your own hair. It’s not sexy, it’s perverse. Mexican snake and lizard boots? Why? Because you can? You can trample on every other animal’s rights, but who screams loudest when you feel slighted? YOU DO. How many snakes, how many minks, rabbits, foxes? Moccasins? Why today? Why now? Find a better way. More sane, less barbaric. Why inflict suffering and pain? Skinned alive they were – those animals you wear as status symbols of your wealth and ignorance. People in HUD buildings wearing fur coats. One must wonder about that.

There is a law against skinning anybody for any reason. You know that law. I know you do.

If humans had thicker skin, that would be on the fashion runways too. Maybe it already is, as an ingredient in an otherwise human (not man) made fabric. Yeah. To Winter People: Throw those stupid blood coats and blood hats away. You look like idiots trying to be another animal. Who are you kidding? Find a better way. What century did you get stuck in? To The World I Say: Unstick yourself before you become the prey.

Predators. You’re all predators. No animal coat, no animal hat, but a chicken, lamb, pig, goat, buffalo, deer, bird, dog, cat, cow, snake in your belly? I’m not a hide to protect your hands and feet either. Find a better way. What? God made a cow for every person in the world to raise, kill and skin for foot protection?

You can go ahead and argue all you want. It’s not up to God, it’s up to those you skin. They all said NO.

You would too.

The skin trade is a huge industry built around the worst torture imaginable. There is no upside, no compassionate way. It’s all bad. If you buy, then you are guilty of crimes against other species. You are guilty of slavery, torture and slaughter. No God is going to come to your defense, so stop praying.






 

Tofurkey Ham Roast

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TOFURKEY HAM ROAST

Well, well, well, who would think a plant could be transformed into a replica of a ham roast? Not me years ago. Times have changed and lucky for us all, especially those whose hides are stolen to satisfy the cannibalistic palates of humans! Yea! Congratulations to the fine folks over at Tofurkey for this wild success!

Serves about 5 or 6

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Anna Codorniu Brut Reserve

ANNA BRUT CHAMPAGNE 2

“Anna de Codorníu is born, the first sparkling wine to incorporate the Chardonnay varietal. Codorníu’s most iconic cava, delicate and elegant with unmistakeable freshness.

The most fitting tribute to the heiress of the dynasty and last person in the family to bear the Codorníu surname.”

Cavas are the Spanish equivalent to French champagne and Italian proseccos.

Brut simply means extra-extra dry. In my early years I preferred brut. Although I did enjoy this fine cava, I also enjoyed it with fresh squeezed orange juice.






 

THE POWER ORANGE

CARA CARA ORANGES - THE POWER ORANGE

“The first Cara Cara orange was found growing on a Washington navel orange tree in 1976 at Hacienda Cara Cara in Venezuela, hence its given name. It was introduced to the United States in the early 1980s and now grows in California, Florida and Texas.”


Steve brought these oranges home from a market that has unusual fruits and veggies. Oranges are his favorite fruit having grown up in Florida. This particular orange though stands out from the rest of the orange pack.

Super sweet, super juicy, with flavors not familiar to your typical orange. Even the blood orange falls behind in every category. At a dollar a piece he thought it was well worth the extra money to enjoy something so good and unique yet familiar. I agree with all of it. I savored every quality contained in this special orange.