Trick Tip: Focusing Tofu

(How to Drain and Press Tofu) In addition to my recipes, I’ll be periodically presenting some kitchen-savvy “trick tips.” Just like any pre-teen with an iPhone can show you how to do a kickflip (the key is to land bolts and then roll away), I will be throwing my hat in the ring to wax […]

Tom-Peh Stuffed Shrooms

(Tempeh-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms) What can I say about Tom Penny that wasn’t already said in his Menikmati intro seventeen years ago?  Skateboarding’s humble equivalent of Where’s Waldo has amassed a decades-long following with unassuming ease (indeed, one might even assume he’s oblivious to it).  While few (if any) skateboarders have ever lost themselves in the […]

Cha-YO-te Flip Tacos

(Chayote squash tacos with Baja mango slaw and chipotle almond butter; inspired by the vegan fish tacos at Jajaja Plantas Mexicanas in NYC and the front-foot catch tre flips you know you’ve tried to copy). Prep time: 60 minutes; bake time: 10 minutes. Forgive me if this title takes some explaining, sometimes I forget that […]

Guac Fakie

(Spicy Edamame and Avocado Guacamole with Baked Plantains) Prep time: 20 minutes; Bake time: 20 minutes. If you started skateboarding around 2000, there’s a good chance your first primer was none other than Transworld Skateboarding’s Starting Point (1997), which featured 20 beginner trick tips from the eternal god of pop, Jeremy Wray.  Not to editorialize, […]

“Pretty Sweet” Potato Burgers

(Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers) Prep time: 30 minutes; Bake time: 45-50 minutes. There are certain milestones in skateboarding that almost every skateboarder remembers in perfect detail: the first board you ever had, landing your first kickflip, your first non-Payless pair of skate shoes. You get the idea. Among those common mile-markers firmly embedded […]

Maple: Seven Steps to Heaven(ly) Energy Bars

(Seven-Ingredient Maple Energy Bars) Prep Time: 20 minutes; Bake/Chill Time: 1 hour. Let’s talk about Marc Johnson. How many other skateboarders can boast nineteen video parts (and counting) over their careers? How many of them can put out a three-song part that not only avoids the potential death trap of being boring, but is well-crafted […]

Stash Pocket Oats

(Overnight Oats with Hemp Protein Powder and Almond Butter) When I first started skating back in 2000, my parents warned me that skateboarders were notorious advocates of recreational drug use and suggested that I should be wary of idolizing them as role models.  Being the young, straight-and-narrow pup that I was, I didn’t believe that […]