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 […]

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 […]

2nd Annual Breakfast Day!–> Spicy Tofu Omelette and Blueberry Muffins


Last year, when Mark volunteered to spend a Sunday doing our taxes, I decided to contribute by making breakfasts over the course of the day. The menu included Buttermilk Pancakes and Tofu Chard Quiche. I decided to uphold the tradition this year and make some breakfast-y comfort food in several courses. Since I had a […]

Ryan & Val’s Roasted Pepper and Corn Chowder


Our friends Ryan and Val got mad cooks, so it’s no wonder that we occasionally cop one of their recipes. While we all tend to approach cooking in much the same way, they cook with slightly different, often more Southwest, palate (maybe related to their being from Texas? possibly?). When we use other people’s recipes […]

Pinto Poblano Soup


I may have mentioned this before, but one of my all-time favorite soups is Beezy’s pinto poblano. So, we got a hankerin’ for pinto poblano tonight (which isn’t that weird…I probably hanker for this soup half of my waking hours), but it was 8 o’clock and Beezy’s was closed…so, it was up to us to […]

Black Bean Burgers Redux


Dear Peoples: It’s almost summer! Time to dust off the grill, as well as those grilling recipes. We posted last year about making your own black bean burgers–since then, we’ve gotten a pressure cooker and started cooking our own beans. Man, what a difference! This latest batch of black bean burgers was the best we’ve […]

Rainy Day Breakfast (Tofu Chili Scramble)


It’s a rainy sunday and we needed a scramble with an extra dose of heartiness. So, hot on the tail of my recent culinary upcycling kick, I whipped up a tofu scramble using our leftover chili and some wild rice from our wild rice and mushroom soup. If for some reason, you happen to have […]

Roasted Poblano Chili


Welcome to yet another iteration in our quest for the perfect chili. One of our favorite local restaurants, Beezy’s, serves an amazing Pinto Poblano soup; it combines the best aspects of chili, black bean soup, and refried beans–with zang! The poblano features heavily in a lot of their scrambles as well. I was familiar with […]