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The Vegan Experience: Welcome to Year 3

I'm in the middle of a 60 day juice fast. After that time, I'm going vegan for the next 30. It's mostly for health reasons, but I do struggle with the way animals bred for consumption are treated. I have no ethical qualms about eating meat, but the images that come out of commercial meat processing plants are truly disturbing. It's strange, but I would rather eat an animal I saw grow up every day than one slaughtered miles away.

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: Pat LaFrieda Sliders

Green Grapefruit Ginger Juice

I cannot stress this enough. Do not use white grapefruit, terrible, terrible taste.

From the Juicer: Gingery Sweet Potato Apple Juice

I'm really enjoying these posts. I'm 24 days into a juice fast and these ideas keep my cravings at bay.

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: 17th Street BBQ Baby Back Ribs and Pulled Pork

What Would You Choose for Your Last Drink on Earth?

Lemonade, does that make me lame? Fresh squeezed lemonade. Yum.

Paulie Gee's Planning Nationwide Expansion, a 'Brotherhood of Pizza Enthusiasts'

Can't wait to try Chicago, really exciting news!

Las Vegas is a tough game, would really love to finally see a top notch place exclusively devoted to pizza.

Open Thread: What Was Your Best Pizza of 2013?

Pupatella in Arlington VA. Maybe one of the best I've ever had. Unfortunately I was dealing with a temporary crown on my tooth. I might have to drive all the way back from Indiana just to be sure!

The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm with @ChillyLula in that I prefer butter flavored Crisco.

In the tradition of Serious Eats, I'll call it the "cookie cognition theory." I've grown up with the soft chewy warm Nestle Tollhouse cookies. To me, those are the cookies I love. Not saying you're wrong to want a crunchy exterior, we just each have our own picture in or head when we think "cookie." I'm sure for some unfortunate soul it's a oreo or Milano, but for me those fluffy, melt in your mouth cookies are the bees knees.

Book Giveaway: 'Pizza: Seasonal Recipes From Rome's Legendary Pizzarium,' by Gabriele Bonci

Taleggio, figs and Brussels sprouts

Open Thread: What Oreo Flavor Do You Wish Existed?

Not chicken and waffles

Open Thread: What's One Food You Wish You Liked?

Olives and mushrooms. Especially mushrooms. I see so many great dishes in fabulous restaurants: I start reading the description "... topped with mushrooms..." and I just hang my head.

What Gross Food Stuff Did You Do as a Kid?

Frozen hot dogs
Mac and cheese with ketchup
Eating pasta without red sauce, but ketchup
Dry oatmeal packages
Mixing dry KoolAid and sugar (aka pixie dust)
Sugar packets in coke
the thought of eating Amy of this now turns my stomach

My Pie Monday: BBQ Chicken Pie, Boardwalk-Style, Deep Dish, and More!

@kengk you'll have to let us know how it turns out.

@Sonny, where did you get the recipe? Looks great.

Shake Shack Coming to Las Vegas Next Year

Ask a Bartender: What Liquor Should More People Know?

Ask a Bartender: Do You Have a Hipster Beard? Yes? DRINK PISCO!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Camp Bacon Gift Box

On donuts, yes, donuts.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Camp Bacon Gift Box

On a doughnut. Yes, a doughnut.

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: Baby Back Ribs and Pulled Pork

All day smoking meat
Eyes burn clothes smell like wood chips
Sweet saucy pure bliss

Video: Strong Bad Pizza Joint

I do remember Strong Bad. Reminds me of college. Still funny.

Super Bowl Giveaway: California Avocado Gift Box for Guacamole-Making

Topping a breakfast taco

The WORST Baking Surface for Pizza

Everyone in that room, who saw that, and more importantly smelled that, will most certainly die of cancer.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Filet Mignon Roast from Pat LaFrieda Meats

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Southside Market Sausage, Chicken, and Steaks

Squealer's in Mooresville, IN

Recipes for a Broken Man with a Broken Tooth

I received my first ever root canal yesterday and my tooth is in rough shape. I was ordered to not chew on one side of my mouth and avoid crunchy foods for a couple weeks until the permanent cap can be put on.

In the mean time I am suffering in severe pain for what, I've been told, may last a few days. I'm relegated to eating soft/liquid foods that required little to no chewing. Not that I'm against the classic tomato soup, but does anyone have any creative ideas for savory recipes or food ideas that I can slurp down? I'm currently staring at a fresh batch of salsa that I can't touch and would love to hear anything that may skew southwest and/or spicy.

What sides to eat with a basic pizza?

I'm making my first attempt at Kenji's non-hack skillet broiler method this week. We are having some vegetarian friends over for dinner so one of my two small pies will be a margherita.

Does anyone have any good sides to serve along with this? I was thinking about turning half my dough into some fresh garlic bread, but that seems like a lot of carbs and not very creative. Something light, vegetarian friendly and quick is ideal.

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