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Reykjavik Roundup, Days 15-18


On Tuesday, the soup craving finally hit. Not only are the days getting perilously short, it’s also been a bit murky here the last few days–helping to usher in the first soup of our stay: a hearty vegetable noodle soup. It looks complicated, perhaps, but like most of what we’ve been cooking here, it’s pretty […]

Reykjavik, Days 1 – 3


Hello fello MOFOs (November is the 4th vegan MOnth of FOod) and non-MOFOs alike! In honor of this being the 4th MOFO, we decided to wait until the 4th day to post. Or not. Actually, as we mentioned earlier, we are in Reykjavik, Iceland for the month of November–so we’ve only just arrived and gotten […]

A Week in the Life: Potatoes, Tomatoes, and Kale (oh my!)


You may recall, we had quite a tomato, potato, and kale crop this year. As promised, our adventures in eating our way through the last of our garden continue. We thought we’d take you through our last week, since used things up rotation style. So let’s recap: Night 1: Squash, Potato, & Broccoli Soup w/ […]

Battening Down the Hatches, Year 2


Actually, this is our fifth year of hatch battening, but the second year of blogging about hatches and the battening down thereof. Partly due to better planning, but mostly due to better weather, our harvest this year was more substantial than last year’s (we supplemented our tomato and basil crop at the Farmer’s Market last […]

French Bread Pizza


Years ago, long before the advent of a palatable vegan cheese, long enough ago that we still craved such substitutes ravenously, we stumbled upon Jo Stepaniak’s excellent french bread pizza recipe from her Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook (a revelation back in those days). Instead of a separate cheese and sauce, which never turned out very good, […]

Summer Harvest II: Tomato Time!


We’ve hit that time of year again–the end of summer tomato harvest! Our tomatoes were much happier this year than last, with such a hot sunny summer. We grew an additional plant or two (all from seeds!) and changed the location of some of them to get better sun. As a result, we’ve had tons […]

Summer Harvest: Shells al Pomodoro, Tempeh & Kale Stew, Chili, Cucumber Salad


At long last! It’s finally tomato harvesting time! We got tons of lettuce, are still getting kale, and have been getting green beans and cucumbers for a few weeks now, but there’s something momentous about that first big batch of tomatoes. Something that says, “your garden has arrived.” Everything leads up to tomatoes; they’re the […]

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 […]