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Week of Raw: Day 0 – Plan of Attack, Blue & Bei’s Salad


Friends, forgive me in advance for what I’m sure will have to be a muddled, rambling, haze of a post. I haven’t had any coffee. In fact, I’m not planning on having any today or for the next 6 days; Amy and I are embarking on a week-long raw diet! When most people think raw, […]

Snow Day!


School was canceled for today (much to my students’ delight) and after we shoveled our van out of the driveway and went to the store for provisions, we’re in for the day.  Here are some images from an IV snow day: I assure you there’s oatmeal under all those fixins: almond milk, ground flax seed, […]

Reykjavik Roundup: Days 20 – 23, 25 – 29, Homecoming!


Greetings, friends, from Southeast Michigan! We have returned triumphantly from our sojourn to Iceland. It’s been wonderful to see our cats, catch up with our friends, and settle back in to the quiet life in our house. Of course, we miss Reykjavik and especially all of our new friends. Hope you’re all well! So here’s […]

From the Residency: (Mostly) Raw Kale Salad


As Mark mentioned I am currently at a residency at the Philadelphia Art Hotel, run by two amazing people, artists Krista Peel and Zak Starer. I am all set up in a the top floor of a row-house in the East Kensington neighborhood in a studio room adjacent to a kitchenette where, thankfully, I can once […]

Summer Grillin’


With the 4th of July right around the corner, the summer grilling season’s about to hit its peak. The 4th may very well be the actual peak for lots of people. For vegans and vegetarians fortunate enough to have a largely veg friend group, or a veg party/event to attend, this is always a great […]

Homemade Soymilk II: Fun With Okara


Having slogged my way through those first two funky batches of soymilk, it was time to try again, this time using the proper measurements. It turns out that one SoyQuick cup = 1/2 actual cup. Of course! Does anyone else see this as a disaster waiting to happen? That being said, the first batch wasn’t […]

Homemade Soymilk! (with Soy Flowchart!)


So you probably know by now that we here at Irreverent Vegan aren’t down with the container action. We’ve made great inroads over the last few years toward ditching a lot of the packaging and buying more stuff fresh and/or in bulk. At this point, our worst offenders are probably soy/rice/almond milk/creamer and orange juice […]

Irreverent Vegan: Cooking For One – Pt 1


My sincere apologies to readers who visit IV for recipes. It’s been a bit scant lately, because of all the “arts & culture” posts. But think of it this way, if they ever release Trivial Pursuit: Vegan Edition, you’ll be golden. The pink/brown pie will be yours! Whoa…that sounded kinda gross. With Amy gone in […]

Eating Out in Reykjavik


Icelandic cuisine centers largely around seafood–it’s the most readily available fresh food. There’s not much arable land and a short growing season, so local produce is in short supply, and generally comes from greenhouses or is grown hydroponically. So it might be surprising that it’s relatively easy to eat vegan in Reykjavik. On the other […]

A Brief Hiatus


Hello! This is just a friendly note to say that IV will be taking a brief break while Amy and I are in Reykjavik, Iceland. I’ll only be gone a week, so fear not! Amy, however, will be gone the entire month on an artist residency (be sure to check her blog for updates on […]