2 Live Stew (Miso-Horny)

I realize I’m showing my age here with the dated musical reference … but since people are starting to hoard water and toilet paper in the wake of this virus scare, I decided to go looking into the best plant-based anti-viral foods. I already knew a bit about garlic, ginger, citrus, and spicy capsicum peppers,…

Spud Lust Hungry Peasant Soup

Oi, my new work gig is keeping me busy. Last week the only new thing I managed to cook up was a batch of brownies, and while they prompted spontaneous ecstasies from people I’m more than happy to spontaneously ecstasy, I can’t really pass them off as my own. Head on over to Sweetest Menu…

Sure Thing Minestrone

After the great American cookoff holiday this week and the last couple of new, more labor-intensive recipes, I thought I’d keep things uncomplicated and go back to one of my favorite easy one-pot staples, a crowd-pleasing soup that cooks who’ve been around the block a few times may take for granted but that really does…

(The) Fall (of Man) French Vegetable Soup

I made this dish for my staunchly religious carnivore dad while visiting him last week, and (to use a direct quote) he “never thought vegan food could taste this good.” It was high praise indeed, seeing as my diet has, at times, seemed as iniquitous to him as my post-churchgoing lifestyle. Thick with butternut squash,…

On the Verge Gazpacho

Since the heat here hasn’t abated, I thought I’d apply the ice with a recipe yoinked from the restaurant where I first learned how to cook as a college student – a long-defunct cafĂ©, owned and operated by a Greek family, that offered light Mediterranean-inspired fare as well as traditional classics like gyros and spanakopita….

Vegan Domme Kha

Thai coconut curry dishes should take no prisoners. My most frequent complaint is that they’re wayyy too sweet when they should be tarted up and spicy in at least equal measure. The complex of contending elements (tangy, creamy, hot, sweet) should commandeer your taste buds as soon as they hit your tongue. This is one…