Gluten-free Pizza, Takes 1 and 2


Now that we’re officially rocking the gluten-free action, we’ve had to revisit a few old favorites. High up on that list was our pizza: Of course, pizza crust isn’t typically gluten-free. Nor is our seitan-based pepperoni. We solved the pepperoni issue by using tofu instead of seitan. We could have used tempeh, of course; but […]

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 […]

Designer Imposters #1: Pizza a la Denver’s City O’ City


On our recent Southwest road trip, we found ourselves hurling through the Rockies in the early dark of night, heading toward Denver. The drive started pleasantly, heading Northeast out of Arches National Park in Utah, along the Colorado River. The mountains were unbelievably large. I mean, there are mountains, and then there are mountains. But […]

Summer Scapes


Garlic scapes, that is. Never heard of ’em? We hadn’t either until Amy recently stumbled upon them in a blog post (which we cannot, for the life of us, locate–thank you anonymous vegan blog–you are a true unsung hero). Garlic scapes (the long curly green stalks in the picture above) are the young stems from […]

Week of Raw Day 1: Tomato Basil Cream Pasta & Carrot Cake


The first thing I learned about myself and my diet yesterday is that I am officially coffee’s bitch. Coffee, it would seem, is calling all the shots. Amy and I switched to half caf a year or two ago, so I thought I was in the clear, that I could just ditch coffee any time […]

French Bread Pizza


Years ago, long before the advent of a palatable vegan cheese, long enough ago that we still craved such substitutes ravenously, we stumbled upon Jo Stepaniak’s excellent french bread pizza recipe from her Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook (a revelation back in those days). Instead of a separate cheese and sauce, which never turned out very good, […]

Summer’s End Immersion Pasta


What to do with piles of tomatoes and yellow summer squash?  Follow this scrummy recipe, and eat up, that’s what! Summer’s End Immersion Pasta 5-8 lbs fresh garden tomatoes (any kind), coarsely chopped 2-3 yellow summer squash, cut into rounds and half-rounds, depending on size of pieces one large white onion, coarsely chopped two small […]

Summer Harvest: Shells al Pomodoro, Tempeh & Kale Stew, Chili, Cucumber Salad


At long last! It’s finally tomato harvesting time! We got tons of lettuce, are still getting kale, and have been getting green beans and cucumbers for a few weeks now, but there’s something momentous about that first big batch of tomatoes. Something that says, “your garden has arrived.” Everything leads up to tomatoes; they’re the […]

Schlutzkrapfen (Slippery Pockets)


By far one of the best things about artist residencies is the community–getting a chance to hang out with really interesting and talented people from all over the world. Some artist residencies are fairly small, and interaction is, accordingly, limited. The SIM residency in Reykjavik, however, is quite large; there’s space for 10 artists here […]

Zesty Absorption Pasta!


We had a pasta craving, but since tomatoes aren’t in season and we’re a little cream-sauced out, we thought this absorption pasta (made similarly to risotto but with less stirring) was just the thing. I don’t know how I feel about the name of this newfangled method of tasty pasta making (so akin to infusions […]