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 […]

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 […]

Easy Traditional Pumpkin Pie


As I checked in our blog today, searching for the pumpkin pie recipe we made two Thanksgivings ago, I was appalled to find nary a trace of it, as if such deliciosity had ne’er occurred! I did a cursory web search, trying to find something that approximated what we’d made previously, but everything seemed to have too […]

Designer Imposters #2: Soba/Udon Salad


One of the unexpected culinary delights in our recent Southwest Road Trip was Salt Lake City. Not only was it beautiful, friendly, and relatively inexpensive, it boasted not one but two all-vegan restaurants! All vegan. The first one we visited upon arriving was Sage’s Cafe, somewhat upscale and very cozy. The menu was very manageable–more than enough to […]

CSA Summer Cookdown #2: Collard Greens & Everlasting Spinach


After the other night’s CSA-driven feast of Eggplant Parmesan, green beans, and cucumber salad, we decided to use up our copious cache of onions on a French Onion Soup. We’d received two large batches of greens–one batch of everlasting spinach, which isn’t actually spinach at all, but rather a form of beet green (perpetual beet), […]

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 […]

The Greatest Stir Fry Ever Told


…well, the greatest stir fry ever told by us at least. A few weeks back, we stayed with our pals Jeremy, Beth, and their adorable daughter Adelle. Jeremy, a roommate and bandmate from days of yore, and an excellent cook, was kind enough to prepare a stir fry for us. We sous-chef’d, picking peas 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 […]

East African Kunde


I first had this dish in the quaint little fishing town of Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, of all places. I was at an artist residency in 2005, and near the end of my three weeks there, a local artist had the six or so artists at the residency over for dinner. Finding vegan fare in Newfoundland […]

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 […]