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 […]

Snow Day!


School was canceled for today (much to my students’ delight) and after we shoveled our van out of the driveway and went to the store for provisions, we’re in for the day.  Here are some images from an IV snow day: I assure you there’s oatmeal under all those fixins: almond milk, ground flax seed, […]

Improv’d Pot: Tomato Coconut Veggie Stew


The other night Mark was bereft of inspiration, so I started rummaging in the fridge and decided to concoct a feast from what I could find.  I do this from time-to-time and think it should have a proper name; thus, the Improv’d Pot segment of the blog is born!  Here’s some of what we had […]

Potato, Turnip, & Rosemary Soup


If we were honest with ourselves, we’d call this this VeganSoups.org. Every non-soup recipe is really just a holdover until we can make another soup. At least in the 6 month Michigan winter. So here is yet another in a long line of vegan soups. I saw this amazing-looking Potato Turnip soup on Vegan Eats […]

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 […]

Seitan Stroganoff


This isn’t the kind of meal I’d want to eat every day, but when I do get that occasional hankerin’, I can’t get it out of my head and I have to make it. This isn’t terribly hard–if you have seitan and cashew cream on hand. Otherwise, it’s a little labor-intensive, but still worth it–very […]

organization and aesthetics…don’t knock ’em


In the IV kitchen, we find that we like cooking lots lots more if everything we need is clean, easy to find, and even…dare I say…pretty.  My friend Lauren cooks in such an attractive way.  She puts her veggies in containers as she chops them, cooking-show style.  I told her I observed her doing this […]

Scrummy Pot Pie


Yo! In mine kitchen laboratory I hath concocted a scrummy pot pie. It’s pretty much normal pot pie, except for the BISCUIT CRUST! I won’t bore you with the BISCUIT CRUST details, since they aren’t mine: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=16632.0 (you’ll want to double this–except the “buttermilk” part) Scrummy Pot Pie 1 large yeller onion, diced 2 carrots, […]

Chick Pea Noodle Soup


What better way to kick off Vegan MoFo III than with the quintessential fall soup: Chick Pea Noodle. I don’t know what you heard from those Campbell’s jerks, but the chick pea–not the chicken–in noodled soup form, is the quintessence of fall. Chick peas bleed fall. Chick Pea Noodle Soup 10 cups of veggie/unchicken broth […]

Genovese Onion Collie-Flower Soup


This wintery soup, has a subtle, onion-y flavour, bringing to mind the savoury scent of a butterfly’s underarms on warm a spring day–a scent only appreciated in the barren fullness of winter, but delivered to your mouths and noses here at the cusp of summer. There. Now you’ll not have to traverse the labyrinthine ways […]