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StrataMex, or Mexican Lasagna


A short while back, Amy had a hankering for lasagna, but alas and alack, we didn’t have any gluten-free lasagna noodles on hand. I don’t think they’re that hard to come by, but for some reason, even after half a year of cooking gluten-free, we’ve never picked any up. This got me to thinking about […]

Gluten-free Pizza, Takes 1 and 2


Now that we’re officially rocking the gluten-free action, we’ve had to revisit a few old favorites. High up on that list was our pizza: Of course, pizza crust isn’t typically gluten-free. Nor is our seitan-based pepperoni. We solved the pepperoni issue by using tofu instead of seitan. We could have used tempeh, of course; but […]

CSA Summer Cookdown


Some excellent friends recently entrusted their cats feeding/watering/nuzzling to us for a week while they’re on vacation. Since they wouldn’t be around to use it, they kindly left us their CSA share as well. For folks who don’t know, a CSA–Community Supported Agriculture–is a program offered by local farms to essentially sell folks a share […]

Designer Imposters #1: Pizza a la Denver’s City O’ City


On our recent Southwest road trip, we found ourselves hurling through the Rockies in the early dark of night, heading toward Denver. The drive started pleasantly, heading Northeast out of Arches National Park in Utah, along the Colorado River. The mountains were unbelievably large. I mean, there are mountains, and then there are mountains. But […]

Summer Scapes


Garlic scapes, that is. Never heard of ’em? We hadn’t either until Amy recently stumbled upon them in a blog post (which we cannot, for the life of us, locate–thank you anonymous vegan blog–you are a true unsung hero). Garlic scapes (the long curly green stalks in the picture above) are the young stems from […]

East African Kunde


I first had this dish in the quaint little fishing town of Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, of all places. I was at an artist residency in 2005, and near the end of my three weeks there, a local artist had the six or so artists at the residency over for dinner. Finding vegan fare in Newfoundland […]

Simplicity


Because we love cooking, we often get caught up in the complexity of intricately combined flavors. Left too long to these devices, we forget that food is more than just ingredients–most food, with just a little coaxing, is delicious on its own. Occasionally, it’s good to remind ourselves of how simple our diets can be, […]

Dear Daiya,


As you’ve probably come to know, we try to avoid most processed, pre-packaged foods, favoring instead fresh local foods, when possible. Orange juice and soy creamer have largely been our worst repeat offenders. Until the advent of Daiya ™, that is. (pictured: quesadillas + baked mac & cheese) I swear, we were happily off the […]

Cream of Celery Soup


The summer before my senior year in college, my mom and I started cooking together a lot more.  I think she wanted to send me off for my final year (in a house with a kitchen, so no more dorm food) with the ability to make some nutritious meals for myself.  That’s when my love […]

Cole Slaws, Spicy & Sweet


Since our week of raw, we’ve been trying to incorporate something raw into almost every dinner.  While we love standard lettuce salads, we need a bit of a break from them.  We also  love the middle eastern cabbage salad we’ve been eating with our raw falafel.  I was hesitating to make a standard American cole […]