Church of Skeitan: Seitan Steak Bowls

(Seitan Steak Fajita Bowls) Prep time: 1 hour (rice and seitan can be prepared simultaneously). As I mentioned briefly in my Halloween recipe, skateboarding has never been entirely separated from satanic lore, whether it’s in jest or symptomatic of legitimate worship (take, for instance, this recipe’s namesake: Santa Barbara’s most infamous skate shop and producer […]

The Travel Pack

(Easy travel-friendly snacks inspired by Ryan Clements’ relentless travel schedule, including banana mango fruit leather, almond butter coffee bites and roasted pumpkin seed trail mix) As much as I fantasize about being out in the streets destroying spots, I’d be remiss if I didn’t admit that a more dormant fantasy of mine has always been […]

Screaming Vegan Butterfingers

(modified from One Green Planet’s 5-Ingredient Butterfingers) Prep time: 10 minutes (and freeze for several hours); bake time: 15 minutes (and freeze for 1 hour). If there’s common ground between skateboarding and Halloween (and I suspect that there’s plenty), it starts with a healthy appreciation for grotesque imagery.  Both Halloween and skateboarding relish in skulls, […]

#BasicSkitch: Pumpkin Spice Quinoa and Ginger Tofu

Prep time: 90 minutes (for draining/marinating); Bake time: 20 minutes. As the leaves start to change color and fall brings mercy on overheated skaters in every state except Texas, certain trends are inevitable, like the rise in #basic autumn accoutrements, such as Uggs and jeggings, and an abundance of pumpkin spice everything, from lattes to […]

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 […]