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 […]

Easy Traditional Pumpkin Pie


As I checked in our blog today, searching for the pumpkin pie recipe we made two Thanksgivings ago, I was appalled to find nary a trace of it, as if such deliciosity had ne’er occurred! I did a cursory web search, trying to find something that approximated what we’d made previously, but everything seemed to have too […]

Pie Season!


Mark’s birthday fell on Labor Day this year and we had friends in town for the long weekend. Saturday was one of those beautiful later summer days and apples were already out at a couple of the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market stalls. So naturally I bought a 25 lb bag. The last of the raspberries […]

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 […]

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 […]

Banana YumYum


A couple years ago, after eating a delicious dinner with our friends Bei Li and Blue, Blue treated us to a fantastic frozen, creamy, berry-laden dessert. It was a lot like ice cream, but subtly different. Blue challenged us to figure out what was in it. Title of this post notwithstanding, what would you make […]

Marty’s Famous Oatmeal Cookies


Every time we visit Amy’s folks–and every time they visit us–Amy’s mom makes us these phenomenal oatmeal cookies. She veganized her original recipe by subbing Ener-g Egg Replacer ™ for the egg–that simple! Originally, she made two batches for most visits (one for us, the other for them and Amy’s brother), but for the last […]

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts


Let’s just start this with a picture: Every year when fall blows in and we buy that first jug of cider, a desire for apple cider doughnuts begins worming its insidious way through our brains. This is fueled largely by nostalgia for visits to the apple orchard as kids. Knowing this does not help quell […]

Peanut Butter Cups


Hello friends. I know we here at IV haven’t been a fantastic source of vegan desserts. But. It is almost Halloween, so it’s about time we stepped it up with some hot confectionary action. Like many of you, How it all Vegan was my first vegan cookbook. Hell, it was my first cookbook, period. Observe […]

Chocolate chip cookies


Thursday night I got a late night wild hare to make this Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from vegweb. I have to say, this is probably the best chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever made. Over the years, I’ve made tons of different chocolate chip cookie recipes, occasionally deciding that one recipe or the other is “it”. […]