Cole Slaws, Spicy & Sweet


Since our week of raw, we’ve been trying to incorporate something raw into almost every dinner.  While we love standard lettuce salads, we need a bit of a break from them.  We also  love the middle eastern cabbage salad we’ve been eating with our raw falafel.  I was hesitating to make a standard American cole […]

Easy Kale Salad


I fell in love with this salad as soon as I saw it.  I’ve made a few changes to the simple recipe and so am reposting it here for you. Easy Kale Salad one bunch of kale, chopped the juice of one lemon the juice of one orange (optional) one avocado, chopped one apple, chopped […]

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 […]

Abigail’s “Hot Potato” and Tomato Gratin


Our friend Abigail: a. not only has the most amazing garden this side of the Mississippi b. can also generally be found whipping up something amazing in the kitchen.  Mark and I were trying to figure out what do do with our enormous yield of tomatoes (those green tomatoes in the last post are ripening […]

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 […]

Mexican Feast


As many of you know, about once every two months we get a major fiendin’ for Mexican food. Our local options aren’t great, and among those, the vegan selection is pretty much bean flautas. So. We scratch the Mexican itch by making one of several different feasts, almost all involving guacamole, (homemade) refried beans, and […]

Baked Pakora w/ Dhaniya


The Indian Feast Saturday night would not have been the same without pakora.  We especially like that our version is baked, not deep fried.  If you know anything about us here at IV, you know that we leave frying to greasy spoons and love adapting fried recipes to delicious (and healthier) baked ones almost as […]

PPK’s OMG Oven Baked Onion Rings


Holy hell, these things are killer! Here’s the recipe I followed on PPK’s Facebook page. I pretty much followed the directions exactly, but I used a yellow onion, which worked out great. We did use some of the smaller rings in addition to the largest rings (love those little guys!) and also made our own […]

Middle Eastern Yellow Dal with Spinach-Potato Dumplings


There are two popular types of yellow dal–the heavily-spiced, tomato-y Indian version and the subtle, lemon-y Middle Eastern variety. At home, we tend toward making the Middle Eastern version–especially since our favorite Middle Eastern place Al Noor went out of business. With the soup in mind, I need something else to round the meal out. […]

Chili Cheese Fries!


Perusing Chow Vegan, we stumbled on this post about chili fries. This seemed like just the thing on an unseasonably warm fall day. Unlike Chow Vegan, we love beans, so we pressure-cooked some up and made our own chili. We followed the recipe for Spicy Baked Potato Chips, but cut the taters into fry shapes […]