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, […]

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 […]

Micky Papa(ya)’s “Blended” Part

(Sweet Potato and Papaya Smoothie) Prep time: 30 minutes (to roast sweet potatoes and soften goji berries/dates); Bake/Blend time: 2 minutes. Recently, I had the good fortune of getting to visit the Berrics and skating the hallowed ground I covet via computer screen daily. As is often the case when I visit a new park […]

Beet League Skateboarding

(Beet Juice with Apple, Carrot, Greens, Ginger and Lemon) Prep time: 5 minutes. Cook/juice time: 5 minutes. In the summer of 2010, the Berrics posted a series of videos called “Writing Paper.” In each of the videos Rob Dyrdek approached one of skateboarding’s finest and discuss the format of a revolutionary contest circuit he had […]