Banana Bread (that eats like a cake)


This got this wonderful banana bread recipe from my dear friend and fellow artist Jennifer Bock-Nelson. Sorry I don’t have an image of the mini loaves themselves, but I did manage to snap a photo of it all wrapped up for Christmas giving. At the request of Bridget, one of the lucky bread recipients, here’s […]

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 4: Falafel and Cashew Ice Cream


Victory at last! After a few days of good-but-not-great raw food, we have finally achieved greatness. After days of planning and preparation, the raw falafel we’ve been working on were finally done–and were delicious. We’ve been struggling for years now with homemade falafel–in any form and any way of cooking. We’ve never found just the […]

2nd Annual Breakfast Day!–> Spicy Tofu Omelette and Blueberry Muffins


Last year, when Mark volunteered to spend a Sunday doing our taxes, I decided to contribute by making breakfasts over the course of the day. The menu included Buttermilk Pancakes and Tofu Chard Quiche. I decided to uphold the tradition this year and make some breakfast-y comfort food in several courses. Since I had a […]

Tempeh & Wild Rice Hash


In Southeast Michigan, the veg community mainlines tempeh. When we moved here from Chicago, with a healthy, but manageable, appetite for seitan, we didn’t know what we were getting into. While seitan could rarely be had in a restaurant, it seemed like almost everywhere had at least one tempeh dish, often the ubiquitous (and delicious) […]

Snow Day!


School was canceled for today (much to my students’ delight) and after we shoveled our van out of the driveway and went to the store for provisions, we’re in for the day.  Here are some images from an IV snow day: I assure you there’s oatmeal under all those fixins: almond milk, ground flax seed, […]

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 […]

Makeshift Muesli


On my  (11-hour!) drive to the residency in August, I stopped at Quiet Storm and  the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh as a break.  At Quiet Storm, I had a yummy brunch of what they were calling muesli, which was essentially cold (cooked) oatmeal, plain vegan yogurt and fruit and nuts–chopped walnuts, coconut shavings and chopped […]

Swedish Pancakes


On Sunday my most excellent residency hosts, Krista and Zak (at the Philadelphia Art Hotel) hosted the other resident, Jessica, and I for brunch.  It was super thoughtful of them to make a batch of Swedish pancakes just for me (the only vegan).  I provided applesauce as an egg replacer (1 tbsp as = 1 […]

Best Hot Weather Snack: Avocado and Grapefruit


I don’t know where I first came across this recipe (if you can call it that; it’s so simple), but grapefruit and avocado has been one of my favorite hot weather treats for a while now.  Chop a chilled ripe grapefruit and chilled avocado half (I like it when it’s still slightly firm) and mix […]