Sammiches Redux: Homemade Deli Slices and Sweet Potato & Avocado


As many of you probably know, we’re big into the three S’s here at IV: Soups, Salads, and Sammiches. Back in the day, before we’d started to reduce our consumption of processed foods, we were big into the Tofurkey ™ deli slices. We’d more or less given this pleasure up, until I recent stumbled on […]

From the Residency: (Mostly) Raw Kale Salad


As Mark mentioned I am currently at a residency at the Philadelphia Art Hotel, run by two amazing people, artists Krista Peel and Zak Starer. I am all set up in a the top floor of a row-house in the East Kensington neighborhood in a studio room adjacent to a kitchenette where, thankfully, I can once […]

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 […]

In Residence


Hot on the tail of Mark’s “Cooking For One” post, I wanted to chime in with the perspective of cooking for one in my very particular situation: at an artist residency, in a shared kitchen, in a foreign country, as a vegan.  I been fortunate to have the time and space to reflect and observe […]

Green Smoothie


We found this power-packed smoothie recipe at Beauty That Moves.  We modified it a bit based on what we had on hand and what would fit in the blender. Green Smoothie 1 apple, sliced (we used a big crispy Fugi) 1 banana, halved (since we didn’t have any pear on hand) frozen strawberries to taste […]

Chloe’s Fall Salad and Amy’s “Everything Goes” Salad


Hi ya’ll.  Amy here filling in for Mark with my first post on IV.  He spent the entire evening helping me stretch the canvas for a ten-foot painting, so he deserves a break.  It’s salad time…just in time for your fall crop of lettuce.  Sadly ours got eaten by hoggish vermin.  We’ll take better precautions […]

Anatomy of a Vegan Sandwich


In a sense, this should be a no-brainer. You know how to make a damned sandwich, right? But do you know why you’ll never go hungry in the desert? Because of all the sand which is (sandwiches) there. So think about that. But I jest. Sometimes, it’s just nice to be reminded to make a […]