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 […]

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, […]