Banana YumYum


A couple years ago, after eating a delicious dinner with our friends Bei Li and Blue, Blue treated us to a fantastic frozen, creamy, berry-laden dessert. It was a lot like ice cream, but subtly different. Blue challenged us to figure out what was in it. Title of this post notwithstanding, what would you make […]

Summer Grillin’


With the 4th of July right around the corner, the summer grilling season’s about to hit its peak. The 4th may very well be the actual peak for lots of people. For vegans and vegetarians fortunate enough to have a largely veg friend group, or a veg party/event to attend, this is always a great […]

Happy Belated Earth Day!


Well, okay, this isn’t really about Earth Day. In fact, I rarely pay attention to Earth day. It’s like a Hallmark holiday for the planet–telling us that if we can just pay attention one day a year, we’re great people and everything will be okay. Most readers will already be attuned to the fact that […]

Flatbread Pizza!


Remember the days before awesome vegan cheese? When you were mocked at every turn by faux-ass non-vegan soy cheese? Or the days of terrible vegan cheese perhaps? After myriad pizza disasters, Amy and I discovered that just leaving out the cheese could be awesome–especially if you leave out the processed sauce and use fresh tomatoes. […]

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 […]

Summer Zucchini Soup (suitable for yeti)


So. You decided to grow zucchini. Good choice. But now what the hell are you gonna do with all that zucchini? This problem will plague you all the way through fall, like a heard of vengeful yeti. But fear not, dear readers! This is one of many zucchini recipes. You can search for more (trust […]

Vegan Salsa


But wait! Isn’t salsa generally vegan? You’d think so, but you’d be amazed how often I get asked “Oh, can you eat X”, when X is something like a potato. So rest assured. Vegans can eat this. I promise. 6 – 8 good-sized heirloom tomatoes (I like a variety–at least one darker and one sweeter […]