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 […]

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 […]

Tempeh & Wild Rice Hash


In Southeast Michigan, the veg community mainlines tempeh. When we moved here from Chicago, with a healthy, but manageable, appetite for seitan, we didn’t know what we were getting into. While seitan could rarely be had in a restaurant, it seemed like almost everywhere had at least one tempeh dish, often the ubiquitous (and delicious) […]

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 […]

Green Thai Curry


Once upon a time I had a peek into the beautiful mind of Thai cooking. It was fleeting, but powerful, and is a place I keep trying to return to. Just the other week, we made a pretty tasty Massaman curry. We had a hankerin’ for something similar, but not quite the same. Since we’re […]

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 […]

Reykjavik- Day 19, CURRY NIGHT!


Our new buds Nicole and Devon are also Americans living in Reykjavík, however they get to stay here for a whole year, as Nicole has sponsorship from the Leifur Eiríksson Foundation as well as the Fullbright Program to travel to various residencies and work on her art.  Devon is on a Fellowship from the University […]

Reykjavik, Days 4 & 5: Red Curry and a meal at Fish & Chips


I think the excitement of being back in Reykjavik and hanging out with interesting new people has reversed our normal socialization schedule a little. We seemed to go out every night during the week, then kind of hunkered down on Friday to (a) finally get some work done and (b) take a little more time […]

Emeralds in the Wild


Even though I made this one up, I don’t know exactly where this dish came from.  It reminds me of some of the kale salads at the deli at Whole Foods (but it’s better!). It’s excellent served hot or cold.  So as promised, without further ado, we bring you….(drum-roll)… Emeralds in the Wild 6 cups […]

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/ […]