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 […]

Tangy Black Bean Barley Soup & Black Bean Taco Salad

After making chili last weekend, we had some leftover black beans to use up–but my traditional black bean soup is much too close to a chili to seriously entertain as a post-chili-black-bean-use-em-up ™. So I says to myself, “Self, let’s shake things up! Let’s make this more soupy…and tangy! Like a cilantro lime black bean […]

Chili Cheese Fries!

Perusing Chow Vegan, we stumbled on this post about chili fries. This seemed like just the thing on an unseasonably warm fall day. Unlike Chow Vegan, we love beans, so we pressure-cooked some up and made our own chili. We followed the recipe for Spicy Baked Potato Chips, but cut the taters into fry shapes […]


This has the look and feel of a hippie chili–except it’s packed with flavor.┬áThis isn’t a super spicy chili; it’s got a hint of sweetness with a small bite…like an apathetic chihuahua. This chili has been through countless iterations. We’ve found over time that, like a curry, a chili depends heavily on the chili powder […]

Tofu Scramble

There are countless tofu scramble recipes out there…and they’re all roughly the same. Sautee some tofu with turmeric and nu yeast. Add sundry spices. Vary by adding other vegetables. For those in need of a recipes, allow me to muddy the scramble-y waters: Tofu Scramble Required! 1 lb tofu, drained 1 small – medium onion, […]

Grrrrrrillable Black Bean Burgers

Behold, dear readers! I hath wrought a miracle! A grillable black bean burger! Actually, it’s quite simple. I can sum it up in a word: pre-baking. Yup, that’s it. You bake these puppies before you grill them. I stumbled on this secret making VeganDad’s recipe (adapted from Isa’s) for brats. Their secret is steaming the […]