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 […]

The Greatest Stir Fry Ever Told


…well, the greatest stir fry ever told by us at least. A few weeks back, we stayed with our pals Jeremy, Beth, and their adorable daughter Adelle. Jeremy, a roommate and bandmate from days of yore, and an excellent cook, was kind enough to prepare a stir fry for us. We sous-chef’d, picking peas from […]

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 […]

Week of Raw Day 5: Leftovers (and lunches)!


Our meal on Friday was so awesome, we had it again on Saturday! As with most people, a lot of our meals–especially lunches–come in the form of leftovers. Since eating raw usually means eating fresh, we’ve found that we had fewer leftovers this last week. We did end up with lots of pre-prepped ingredients for […]

Week of Raw Day 2: Pad Thai


It is currently 10:15 am. I have been up since 8:30 am. What have I been doing with my morning, you ask? Preparing raw foods and cleaning up, of course! This is the sink load of dishes I’ve already produced this morning: This accounts for our morning breakfast shake, the raw almond milk we made […]

Improv’d Pot: Tomato Coconut Veggie Stew


The other night Mark was bereft of inspiration, so I started rummaging in the fridge and decided to concoct a feast from what I could find.  I do this from time-to-time and think it should have a proper name; thus, the Improv’d Pot segment of the blog is born!  Here’s some of what we had […]

Reykjavik- Day 19, CURRY NIGHT!


Our new buds Nicole and Devon are also Americans living in Reykjavík, however they get to stay here for a whole year, as Nicole has sponsorship from the Leifur Eiríksson Foundation as well as the Fullbright Program to travel to various residencies and work on her art.  Devon is on a Fellowship from the University […]

Authentish Summer Stir-Fry


Mark and I have been a schosh wary of attempting certain ethnicities of foods- some Chinese and Thai, some Mexican, etc.  We can just get better food at a restaurant that has people of that particular ethnicity preparing the menu and food.  Or so we thought.  Score a huge point for IV tonight for whipping […]

Grab ‘n’ Growl


Growing up, I ate a lot of leftovers. My parents both worked two jobs so it was much more efficient to make a few big meals and then eat leftovers on off nights–especially since I could heat them up myself. Since you can’t always eke out a full meal from a single leftover, you often […]

Raw Food Tuesday: Raw Sushi & Siamese Dream Soup


Since we’re just babies at raw, we’re still soliciting help. Our friends Danielle and Becky came to the rescue this week with info on raw sushi. This isn’t to be confused with eating raw fish, of course; rather, it’s about subbing (in this case) an almond carrot puree for the rice in standard sushi. In […]