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 […]

Willy’s Baja Lipsliders

(Wahoo’s-inspired Black Bean Shiitake Sliders with Vegan Baja Slaw) Prep time: 20 minutes. Bake time (including mushrooms): 20 minutes. Total time: 40 minutes. When I started this blog a little less than two months ago, the stated purpose was to promote longevity on the board through healthy, plant-based cooking.  If you’re looking for the very […]

Switch Mango Push Smoothie

(Mango and Avocado Smoothie) As much as skateboarding focuses on freedom of expression and rebuking society’s arbitrary strictures (who doesn’t love the irony of Pretty Sweet’s “Dudes in Suits” chapter?), there are a few rules in skateboarding that stick out like proverbial thorns in a rosebush.  To be frank, they don’t make a lot of […]

Dough Comply

    (Non-Dairy Cookie Dough Ice Cream) Despite all of the roles that skate shops fill—safe havens for skateboarders, suppliers of fresh product, organizers of local events, hubs of progression for skaters in a given scene—only a select few of them enjoy any kind of notable longevity.  With the exception of a few perennial institutions, […]

Front Nose Pretzel at Hummus Hideout

(Whole Wheat Soft Pretzels with Spicy Black Bean Hummus…and Karl Watson) I’ve been re-watching a lot of Karl Watson’s parts lately.  I had only been skating about a year when Expedition One: Alone came out; of course I was floored at all of the skating, but since I had only been skating a year and […]

PJ Ladle’s Wonderful, Horrible Lentils

(Boston Baked Lentils) PJ Ladd just released his first full video part since Really Sorry (2003).  This is not a drill.  The part, one of three full-length parts in New Balance Numeric’s newest video, TriColor, premiered today, after a month-long delay from the original premiere date of July 17, 2017.  For those of you that have been […]