Vegan (Superbowl) Appetizer Round Up

Vegan & Gluten-Free Buffalo Chickpea Nuggets

Vegan Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Vegan Mozzarella Sticks

Vegan Pigs In A Blanket

Soft Buttery One Hour Pretzels

Vegan Egg Rolls

Garlic Salted, Beer Baked Fries

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Herbed Garlic Bread

Potato Skins

Stew Küche, Singapore

Just behind the Alexandra Food Village in Singapore, you’ll find the Salute Coffee Shop (here, “coffee shop” means “private hawker center”) where most of the stalls sell foreign foods. Cupcakes, Buffalo wings, burgers, fancy French fare… many young chefs are opening small hawker stalls here where they can experiment with international influences. One such stand, the biggest one in this section, is Stew Küche, a mini German beer hall…

While they have “stew” in their name, and as German beer flows freely from their taps, it’s neither of these things that Stew Küche has become known for. What most people come here to eat is the deep-fried pork knuckle…

Tender and juicy on the inside, the real star if this show is the crispy pork skin…

Served over brown gravy with a mustard potato salad, the chef here includes Perankan achar pickled vegetables instead of sauerkraut to give the dish some local flavor…

Stew Küche and all the other young vendors located in the Salute Coffee Shop are bringing Singaporean style to their cuisine and it will be interesting to watch how they push the boundaries with these foreign fusions here.


Inside the Salute Coffee Shop

Blk 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-40

Singapore 151119


The 18-year-old black high school graduate fatally shot by police who family say was unarmed sparking night of riots in St. Louis just eight miles from Ferguson

The  shooting came 10 days after St Louis was one of the focal points for protests marking the anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown by a white bastard in blue on 9 August last year. 

 Despite the cops’ explanation of events, dozens of people gathered near the scene protesting against deadly force. Some people were taken into custody

WTF? Violence will continue until MURDERERS in blue shirts are arrested and charged for the murder of citizens.

Shooting has become norm  for these bastards. They know that all the time they are justified so why to make life difficult…No man,  no problem.

They become cops for the power trip because they were losers in high school and now they are going to show them. Never met one that had was intelligent.

Cops are the reason I loose sleep and have bouts of anger… I can’t stand it anymore

3 Lil’ Pigs by Slick is a satirical look at excessive police force and abuse of power by some individuals who hide behind the badge of the largest “gang” in the U.S. Slick uses the 3 pigs fairytale as a representation of the current plight of our country, the big bad wolves being us, hunted down, beat down, robbed of our civil rights, and even executed on site because of our skin color and social status.

They were here to protect us, but who protects us from them?


So finally, here it is the giant WIP post with finished photos!!

Arishok WIP

Picture 1: Horns - Foam covered in worbla.  Jason used a hard hat forehead strap to attach the horns.  The second set of small smaller horns has been added and the placement of the larger horns has been slightly adjusted.  The giant bands around the big horns has been placed, but all they need now is some paint.  We plan on blending his forehead with the horns better with a forehead prosthetic and some foam pieces. 

Picture 2: Kidney belt and front flap - Made from leather.  The front panel is oil tan, the front piece of the “kidney belt” is 5 oz veg tan, and the back is pig skin. The frankensteined paper pieces of paper are my patterns for the kidney belt and the battle skirt.  I decided on side seams rather than a back seam for the kidney belt because, like Tallis, the back is made out of a softer leather, so it isn’t extremely painful to wear.  It actually worked out really well.

Picture 3:  I was going to use four types of leather, but I changed my mind and have decided to make the battle skirt out of the pig skin rather than the heavy suede because I can tool it and add the gold “trim” with paint.  I cut up the bottom and added some distressing to make it look battle worn.

Picture 4: Elbow pieces - We decided to make them out of worbla rather than leather.  Jason did all the work with the foam, worbla, and shaping.  I finished the painting.  

Picture 5: These are also worbla.  Jason added the “stitching” detail  to the shoulders by using small strips of worbla.  I painted them to try to make them look like leather, as much as I could.  

Picture 6:  Jason has traced out the weapons onto wood.

Picture 7: The waist sash

Picture 8: The gloves I bought on ebay, but I took them in and added the leather bands to the top and bottom.  I used the same pig leather I used for the skirt and stitched them to the gloves.

We ended up finishing this costume at 1 am before the shoot, but I am glad we did.  We have a few things I would like to touch up before MegaCon, but I am so happy with these photos.  There should be more coming soon, but I couldn’t wait to share these.  Check out our facebook page for more Arishok and some of my Tallis.

Photographer 1

Photographer 2