Chiles en Nogada


Oh man, ya’ll…the weekend is over? Can I go back and do it again? Or at least have some more of it? Anyone else feel the same way? Since we’re in the middle of a holding pattern in the kitchen thanks to our renovation (details to come…um, eventually? This thing was supposed to be done […]



So, let’s be honest here, who hasn’t been inspired by Taco Cleanse 2013? I mean, like, holy shit, all those taco trucks and amazing restaurants serving vegan tacos? Not to mention the sheer willpower (I really do mean genius indulgence) to eat a taco for every meal of Vegan MoFo? It’s amazing. I bow to […]



It would appear that I’ve inadvertently created “Jes Makes Korean Food Thursday” or something of that nature. Last week, Japchae; this week, Tteokbokki (try to type that ten times!). So what is tteokbokki (other than something impossibly hard for me to type for whatever reason)? Quite simply, a braised dish of rice cakes with other […]

Soul Veg Mac n’ Cheeze–Plus Vegan Dad’s Southern BBQ Tofu!

Soul veg ma

It’s hump day two-for-one! I’m crazy to give you two recipes in one day because I just realized that with our kitchen renovation, I’m losing the kitchen Friday-Tuesday or Wednesday which means no time to cook ahead for next week…BUT I’d already photographed this last week with the intention of a two-for-one, so here we […]

Green Bean Masala

green beans

This post is about to get super meta. See, three years ago Luisa of The Wednesday Chef (wonderful blog, wonderful book!) posted a recipe from Julie Sahini. And now I’m borrowing it from Luisa via Julie for here. It’s like a regular ol’ Russian nesting doll. (Speaking of Russian, have you all checked out Helen […]

Pomodori col Riso


Anyone else read Design Sponge and totally fall in love with this recipe they posted a few weeks ago? Garden-fresh tomatoes, rice, potatoes, basil–how much more beautiful and simple could a recipe be? Given that my Cherokee Purple tomato plant is actually producing now, I couldn’t wait to try out this Pomodori col Riso (rice […]

Blender Waffles


I’ve been holding out on you guys. Big time. I’ve known that there was this incredible, easy, delicious, pantry recipe for waffles for over two years now. And I’ve made said waffles approximately one billion times (give or take…) and never mentioned them. I don’t deserve it, but will you forgive me? Gluten-free, vegan, and […]



Anyone else ever feel like they buy a lot of different veggies at the farmers market and then have no idea what to do with them? I mean, hello, purple eggplants, bright red peppers, carrots, tomatoes–it’s all so gorgeous and tempting! I guess I mostly have that problem on nights when I just don’t feel […]

Tomato & Rosemary Soup w/ Kale & Potatoes


Has this summer been a little strange for anyone else? We’ve had an extremely wet and cool summer here in Virginia and now that it’s finally September and, ostensibly, the ushering in of autumn, it’s finally starting to feel like summer. You know those cloudless days when temps reach the upper 80s, and the humidity […]

Easy Little Bread


Ok, I’ll be honest–I’m posting this right now because I hate the photos so much that I just want to get it over with. Seriously, I’m that vain you guys. See, it’s not quite fair because this bread is not only delicious, but it’s the ultimate weeknight loaf. Somehow you too can have a loaf […]