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Designer Imposters #2: Soba/Udon Salad


One of the unexpected culinary delights in our recent Southwest Road Trip was Salt Lake City. Not only was it beautiful, friendly, and relatively inexpensive, it boasted not one but two all-vegan restaurants! All vegan. The first one we visited upon arriving was Sage’s Cafe, somewhat upscale and very cozy. The menu was very manageable–more than enough to […]

Southwest Road Trip: Santa Fe


After the mind-numbing drive through Oklahoma and the Texas pan-handle, we finally made it to Santa Fe, just as the bachelor/ette parties were kicking off…but not before passing one of the largest crosses in the Western hemisphere, just outside of Amarillo, TX. This is just past the “Jesus Christ Is Lord(… not a swear word) […]

Southwest Road Trip: Quincy & Tulsa


We planned the first leg of our Southwest adventure around seeing friends along the way to Santa Fe, for a little catching up and couch/bed surfing. Our first stop (after 10+ hours of driving) was Quincy, Illinois (a small town in the far west of central Illinois, almost in Missouri) to see our superlative pals Jen, […]

Southwest Road Trip: Packing Up


Our excellent pals Jason and Allison were getting married in Santa Fe this summer (congrats guys!) and, unusually for us, we didn’t have any large trips planned. We’d never been to the southwest, so we decided, what better excuse to plan an immense three week southwest road trip? Here’s the itinerary: Quincy, Illinois (to visit […]

Kale Chips


Over the winter holidays, our excellent friends Blue and Bei were in town. Catching up one afternoon, Blue brought over a batch of Buddhist-made kale chips, which we proceeded to inhale. They don’t sound like they would be as awesome as they are–they’re crispy, salty, and sort of cheesy-tasting–like a perfect popcorn, with just a […]

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 […]

Spanksgiving in Reykjavik!


This year, Amy and I spent our first Spanksgiving abroad. While it was a bummer to be away from our friends and families, it was really great to spend it with some of our new friends here in Reykjavik. While it’s a fairly obvious fact that other countries don’t celebrate the same Thanksgiving as we […]

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 8-14: Quinoa Galore! and Southern Iceland


I hope Vegan MoFos average out. Our last MoFo, we posted almost every day. That makes up for the current dearth of posts, right? Right? Because we’ve been so caught up in everything, as well as outside our usual kitchen and food selection, most of our dishes have been really simple, and not necessarily worthy […]

Reykjavik, Days 5-7: Tofu Scramble, Leftovers, Pasta


On any extended travel, it’s inevitable that sooner or later you’ll hit that “need comfort food” point. This trip, it was a little on the “sooner” side. After a cold, snowy, but very social week, Sunday turned out to be a welcome rainy stay-inside sort of day. The perfect sort of day for a tofu […]