Vegan Sesame Chicken Wonton Soup & Saying ‘Good Bye’ to Mr. Spock

Today’s post is long. So very very long. I wanted to post this recipe for Chinese New Year. This recipe really is a very special soup we made using Upton’s Naturals NEW chicken seitan product (that is hitting stores this week) and I was eager to share it. It’s literally been rusting away in my notebook…

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…

Vegan Fish & Chips Tacos with Sriracha Tartar Sauce

So here’s a funny thing about humans*… we like distractions from reality. In the beginning we had myths and numerous religions to explain our existence and give meaning to our wars and struggle.  We then moved to songs, theatre, poetry, books and then movies. Eventually we moved all that into our homes with TVs and…

Vegan Bacon Ranch Smashed Potatoes

There’s some funny stuff that happens when you’re home alone with a baby. There’s the one-sided conversations about healthcare in America and the reading of articles about how you’re baby probably already knows Chinese even if they can’t speak yet. You could find yourself wondering which of our daughter’s toys* would be the leader 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…