The French Connection: Ratatouille Polenta Casserole

(Ratatouille with eggplant, squash, carrots and bell peppers, topped with creamy, buttery polenta) Some of the best moments in skateboarding and cooking come from cultural mashups; for instance, everybody loves watching JB Gillet skate Hotel Du Ville, but watching him take his style to Pier 7 in Deca’s Sneak Preview blew minds back in the…

“Almost” Quesadillas (AKA Quesa-Dilos)

(Vegan Quesadillas with Spicy Cashew Cheese and Southwestern Veggies) John Dilorenzo knows balance.  Whether it’s the balance between going big and going tech or the literal balance on his drool-worthy manual combos, Dilo evens out the scales with enough mastery to make Thanos swoon.   From his “Welcome to Almost” part to his clips in Flora,…

The Hit List: A Quarantine Grocery List and Meal Plan

I don’t think anyone reading this needs me to recap how the world has changed in the first few months of 2020.  Wherever you fall on the spectrum of reactions to the world’s new social distancing measures, it’s impossible to refute that the world has been flipped on its head.  I can’t speak with any…

Yaje-Inspired Avocado Lentil Salad

(Lentils Salad with Avocado, Kale, Walnuts and Mango) Do you like avocado?  Of course you do. Do you like avocado as much as Yaje Popson does?  Probably not. Is your Instagram handle a pun on the word avocado?  Is a considerable amount of your feed dedicated to avocado? Do you have an avocado Alien Workshop…

Vegan Protein Maple Bacon Donuts

(Vegan Maple Bacon Donuts with Hemp Protein, AKA Dompierre’s Donuts) Question: What do Nick Dompierre, Brandon Biebel and Chad Knight all have in common? Answer: They could all probably pick you up over their heads and Bane you. There was a time when this kind of strength in skateboarding was not appreciated; in fact, for…