Red Lentil Vegetable Stew


What started innocently enough as a “hmm…what do we need to use up?” soup turned out to be one of our new favorites. Every once in a while I turn to the internets for inspiration. Amy had pinned a bunch of pretty awesome looking recipes on Pinterest, so I scanned through the list for a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reykjavik Roundup: Days 20 – 23, 25 – 29, Homecoming!


Greetings, friends, from Southeast Michigan! We have returned triumphantly from our sojourn to Iceland. It’s been wonderful to see our cats, catch up with our friends, and settle back in to the quiet life in our house. Of course, we miss Reykjavik and especially all of our new friends. Hope you’re all well! So here’s […]

Reykjavik, Days 8-14: Quinoa Galore! and Southern Iceland


I hope Vegan MoFos average out. Our last MoFo, we posted almost every day. That makes up for the current dearth of posts, right? Right? Because we’ve been so caught up in everything, as well as outside our usual kitchen and food selection, most of our dishes have been really simple, and not necessarily worthy […]

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 […]

Couscous Som i Oslo


Most people don’t know this, but spicy vegetable couscous is an indispensable staple of the Norwegian diet. The reason they don’t know this is that I just made it up. Our new friends and fellow adventurers, the Norwegian artists Torgeir Husevaag and Catrine Thorstensen adapted this from a meal they often prepare, kindly subbing veggie […]

White Lasagna


Since we’ve used up all of our canned sauce from last year–and for a change of pace–we’ve been making a lot of white sauces lately. This is a variation of our standard lasagna, taking a page from the al-faux-do book. White Lasagna The Essentials white sauce 12 large lasagna noodles faux-ricotta 2 medium-sized tomatoes, sliced […]

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. […]

Raw Food Tuesday: Pesto Pasta & Rawsage


Amy decreed yesterday that today would be Raw Food Tuesday (stolen shamelessly from What the Hell Does a Vegan Eat Anyway), which probably means that we shouldn’t have had that Chik’n Club Sammich for lunch…we did, however blaze a new trail in raw food dinners. Well, a new trail for us: rawsage & pesto-laden zucchini-based […]