CSA Summer Cookdown

Some excellent friends recently entrusted their cats feeding/watering/nuzzling to us for a week while they’re on vacation. Since they wouldn’t be around to use it, they kindly left us their CSA share as well. For folks who don’t know, a CSA–Community Supported Agriculture–is a program offered by local farms to essentially sell folks a share […]

Summer Grillin’

With the 4th of July right around the corner, the summer grilling season’s about to hit its peak. The 4th may very well be the actual peak for lots of people. For vegans and vegetarians fortunate enough to have a largely veg friend group, or a veg party/event to attend, this is always a great […]

Irreverent Vegan: Cooking For One – Pt 1

My sincere apologies to readers who visit IV for recipes. It’s been a bit scant lately, because of all the “arts & culture” posts. But think of it this way, if they ever release Trivial Pursuit: Vegan Edition, you’ll be golden. The pink/brown pie will be yours! Whoa…that sounded kinda gross. With Amy gone in […]

Mod’ed Polenta with Lemon Asparagus and Chickpeas

A guest post by our pal Ryan!  Let’s hope he behaves himself…  😉 I wanted to call this Mod’ed Polenta with Lemon Asparagi and Chickplease but my hands were slapped, and I was told NO because it isn’t nice for folks searching for a delicious dish with asparagus and chickpeas. I could have told the […]

PPK’s OMG Oven Baked Onion Rings

Holy hell, these things are killer! Here’s the recipe I followed on PPK’s Facebook page. I pretty much followed the directions exactly, but I used a yellow onion, which worked out great. We did use some of the smaller rings in addition to the largest rings (love those little guys!) and also made our own […]

Perfect Chik’n Caesar Salad

It’s…(drum roll)…Chik’n Caesar Salad! But why? A friend was eating a chicken-y version at the bar the previous night It’s grilling season Seitan chik’n cutlets are like crack, except they probably won’t destroy your life It’s the salad that eats like a meal! Caesar Dressing juice of one lemon 2 tsp dijon mustard 1/2 cup […]

Black Bean Burgers Redux

Dear Peoples: It’s almost summer! Time to dust off the grill, as well as those grilling recipes. We posted last year about making your own black bean burgers–since then, we’ve gotten a pressure cooker and started cooking our own beans. Man, what a difference! This latest batch of black bean burgers was the best we’ve […]

Grillable Chick Patties

As you have recently learned (you have been following along, right?) from making black bean burgers: The secret to vegan grilling is pre-baking or pre-steaming. Whilst unearthing this fantastic culinary nugget, it occurred to me, strangely, for the first time: hey, I could make a grrrrrillable chick patty. Why this never occurred to me before, […]

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 […]