StrataMex, or Mexican Lasagna


A short while back, Amy had a hankering for lasagna, but alas and alack, we didn’t have any gluten-free lasagna noodles on hand. I don’t think they’re that hard to come by, but for some reason, even after half a year of cooking gluten-free, we’ve never picked any up. This got me to thinking about […]

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 […]

Seitan Gave Me a Taco


About a month ago, we had some friends over to cook down, Mexican style. Our friends Ryan and Val brought Upton’s Naturals Chorizo-style Seitan. These guys (Upton’s) are friends of friends from back in our Chicago days and totally do it right–it’s basically just a bigger, more professional version of the way you make seitan […]

Dear Daiya,


As you’ve probably come to know, we try to avoid most processed, pre-packaged foods, favoring instead fresh local foods, when possible. Orange juice and soy creamer have largely been our worst repeat offenders. Until the advent of Daiya ™, that is. (pictured: quesadillas + baked mac & cheese) I swear, we were happily off the […]

Week of Raw Days 6 & 7: Taco Salad, Taco Night


After our awesome meal on Friday, and then awesome leftovers on Saturday, we finally started to settle into our raw diet. Things felt more easy-going and we started looking forward to dinner again. We’re huge fans of Mexican food and we’re huge fans of re-using meal ingredients creatively, so on Sunday, we thought we’d try […]

Week of Raw Day 3: Mexican Stuffed Peppers


On this, the afternoon of day 4, I can state happily that my caffeine withdrawal seems to be in check. I don’t think I’ve quite re-acquired my previous coffee-infused laserbeam-like focus, but things are looking up. Last night, we made another recipe from┬áThe Complete Book of Raw Food: Mexican Stuffed Peppers. We’ve been trying to […]

Southwest Stack


Pacing listlessly at the bottom of a deep drop in our recent creativity, Amy pulled this little marvel out of thin air: a layer of crispy baked, garlicky sweet potatoes, a layer of refried chili beans, a layer of taco chik’n, a layer of avocado and finely diced onions and tomatoes, all topped with salsa–the […]

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 […]

Reykjavik Roundup: Days 20 – 23, 25 – 29, Homecoming!


Greetings, friends, from Southeast Michigan! We have returned triumphantly from our sojourn to Iceland. It’s been wonderful to see our cats, catch up with our friends, and settle back in to the quiet life in our house. Of course, we miss Reykjavik and especially all of our new friends. Hope you’re all well! So here’s […]

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/ […]