Vegan Beer & Cheddar Bread

So I’ve been on a baking kick lately. Maybe it’s because I know summer will be here soon and I want to use my oven as much as possible before the infamous heat dome lowers onto New York City. Maybe it’s because I love bread. I had this whole post planned for today about how…

Citrus & Olive Oil Cake or Marmalade Cake if you’re feeling Old School

It’s been a bittersweet time in the world of animal lovers. Ringling Brother announced they were agreeing to retire their circus elephants from their traveling show in three years. This is obviously a remarkable landmark victory for animals used for entertainment. No more being chained inside cramped railway cars for 90% of their lives. No…

Artichoke & White Bean Hummus

So here’s a little known fact about us… we live in the same neighborhood as infamously awkward hipster heartthrob (?)* Michael Cera. You might know him from such cinema masterpieces as Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Juno or the television opus Arrested Development. We just call him ‘our neighbor Mike’ or we would if…

Simple Sweet Potato & Sage Tarts

November is a funny time for food. On one hand you have an internet flooded with fabulous fall-themed family-style recipes and lots of Thanksgiving showstoppers* that can inspire even the biggest kitchen-phobes to dust off their pots and pans and on the other hand you have a whole month of dinners and lunches to prepare…

Chimichurri Carrot Soup

We are also now deep into the season of orange food. Pumpkins**, squashes and beta carotene riddled root vegetables are piled in perfect pyramids in produce sections and headlining on seasonal menus everywhere. Seemed as good of a time as any to get crazy with some carrots. This recipe was actually inspired by a recipe…