Easy Kale Salad


I fell in love with this salad as soon as I saw it.  I’ve made a few changes to the simple recipe and so am reposting it here for you. Easy Kale Salad one bunch of kale, chopped the juice of one lemon the juice of one orange (optional) one avocado, chopped one apple, chopped […]

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 […]

Mexican Night Redux


A month in Iceland makes Ypsi’s Mexican food options seem…oh wait…they’re pretty equally inedible for herbivores. You can get an authentic whale steak burrito in Reykjavik though. Just like you’d get in Mexico. That being said, we did find it a bit difficult to cook Mexican food. There was nary a ripe avocado to be […]

Green Thai Curry


Once upon a time I had a peek into the beautiful mind of Thai cooking. It was fleeting, but powerful, and is a place I keep trying to return to. Just the other week, we made a pretty tasty Massaman curry. We had a hankerin’ for something similar, but not quite the same. Since we’re […]

Spanksgiving in Reykjavik!


This year, Amy and I spent our first Spanksgiving abroad. While it was a bummer to be away from our friends and families, it was really great to spend it with some of our new friends here in Reykjavik. While it’s a fairly obvious fact that other countries don’t celebrate the same Thanksgiving as we […]

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 […]

Reykjavik, Days 8-14: Quinoa Galore! and Southern Iceland


I hope Vegan MoFos average out. Our last MoFo, we posted almost every day. That makes up for the current dearth of posts, right? Right? Because we’ve been so caught up in everything, as well as outside our usual kitchen and food selection, most of our dishes have been really simple, and not necessarily worthy […]

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 […]

Emeralds in the Wild


Even though I made this one up, I don’t know exactly where this dish came from.  It reminds me of some of the kale salads at the deli at Whole Foods (but it’s better!). It’s excellent served hot or cold.  So as promised, without further ado, we bring you….(drum-roll)… Emeralds in the Wild 6 cups […]

A Week in the Life: Potatoes, Tomatoes, and Kale (oh my!)


You may recall, we had quite a tomato, potato, and kale crop this year. As promised, our adventures in eating our way through the last of our garden continue. We thought we’d take you through our last week, since used things up rotation style. So let’s recap: Night 1: Squash, Potato, & Broccoli Soup w/ […]