Roasted Veggies, Quinoa, & Teriyaki-Glazed Tofu


Every once in a while, “Use whatever is about to go bad” isn’t an act of desperation, a culinary hail mary; it’s a reminder to your current self that your past self had BIG plans. Stop cooking like a jerk and use those Brussels sprouts, green and red peppers, onions, carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, tofu, and […]

Tom Kha Soup w/Squash & “Thai” Salad


Of all the soups on this Earth, the Thai Tom Kha is among my favorites. We were introduced to it at the Thai Pavilion in DeKalb, IL–where I was introduced to Thai food in general. There seem to be lots of varieties of this tofu & coconut soup–some sweet and rich, others more savory–and the […]

Chloe’s Fall Salad and Amy’s “Everything Goes” Salad


Hi ya’ll.  Amy here filling in for Mark with my first post on IV.  He spent the entire evening helping me stretch the canvas for a ten-foot painting, so he deserves a break.  It’s salad time…just in time for your fall crop of lettuce.  Sadly ours got eaten by hoggish vermin.  We’ll take better precautions […]

Green Powerhouse Salad


Hulk love salad. Hulk green. Salad green. This salad was kinda fun. Yes. I just said a salad was fun. This is a cooking blog and I am vegan…so…this can’t be that big of a shock. Instead of lettuce, it uses raw kale marinated in a creamy Asian avocado dressing. For additional power and/or flavor, […]

Runaway Potato


This recipe was reverse-engineered from our favorite dish at our favorite restaurant–Alice and Friends in Chicago. I don’t know if they’ve received divine cooking knowledge from the Supreme Master, but pretty much everything they make is awesome–the secret is a small menu with no filler. This was surprisingly easy to reproduce. Which is surprisingly easy […]