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/ […]

Summer’s End Immersion Pasta


What to do with piles of tomatoes and yellow summer squash?  Follow this scrummy recipe, and eat up, that’s what! Summer’s End Immersion Pasta 5-8 lbs fresh garden tomatoes (any kind), coarsely chopped 2-3 yellow summer squash, cut into rounds and half-rounds, depending on size of pieces one large white onion, coarsely chopped two small […]

Garden Israeli Couscous


Last night our good friend Blue stopped in for dinner, and brought a giant picnic basket full of fresh zucchini, summer squash, kale, cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes from the local community garden, who he’d been doing some work for (he’s a carpenter/artist). Amy and I had been wracking our brains for something interesting to make […]

Homemade Soymilk II: Fun With Okara


Having slogged my way through those first two funky batches of soymilk, it was time to try again, this time using the proper measurements. It turns out that one SoyQuick cup = 1/2 actual cup. Of course! Does anyone else see this as a disaster waiting to happen? That being said, the first batch wasn’t […]

Tom Kha Soup w/Squash & “Thai” Salad


Of all the soups on this Earth, the Thai Tom Kha is among my favorites. We were introduced to it at the Thai Pavilion in DeKalb, IL–where I was introduced to Thai food in general. There seem to be lots of varieties of this tofu & coconut soup–some sweet and rich, others more savory–and the […]

Indigenous Scramble


No, this is not a hilarious dance performed by the natives to this continent–it’s a tofu scramble made with local ingredients, namely wild rice and acorn squash. I like to imagine this as the Thanksgiving Breakfast, pilgrims and natives alike feasting cruelty-free on tofu and native crops. No one gave anyone smallpox and everyone lived […]

Pomegranate Winter Salad & Acorn Squash Soup


There’s nothing like the holidays to totally derail your best efforts to  be healthy. With family wanting to take you out to dinner, friends it would be criminal not to share a vegan pizza joint with, and the liquor. Oh, the liquor. So. After the holidays, Amy and I found we were desperately craving a […]

Small Portions: Seitan Bread Bake, Roasted Acorn Squash Soup, and Scalloped Potatoes


For me, cooking is largely a creative endeavor, like making art–something steeped in inspiration and which doesn’t like being bossed around. For the first few weeks, the MoFo was just a great way to push myself a little harder, a context for creation. But in the last few days, it’s become harder–for better or worse. […]

Fall Everything Soup


It’s that time of year. Well…for us, it’s always that time of year. You have a bunch of veggies in the fridge on the verge of going bad, so you have to take drastic measures and forge a soup from a dearth of disparate ingredients. Some folks loathe this; we  love it. It’s the free […]

Squashed & Mashed Bake ‘Em Up


This recipe used to involve eggplant. Eggplant does not GROW LIKE CRAZY. Zucchini and summer squash GROW LIKE CRAZY. __________________________________ This recipe involves zucchini and summer squash. And tomatoes (it always involved tomatoes, which GROW LIKE CRAZY). And potatoes (not the marble-sized guys from our garden…but they needed to get used up…you don’t want to […]