Caswell (Blue)Berry Smoothie

(Blueberry, Mango, Almond Butter and Turmeric Smoothie) Given that the last two recipes I’ve posted have involved a little more work (granted, with a delicious payoff), this week’s recipe is a breeze that’s easy to throw together for a quick pre- or post-sesh treat. I don’t think I’m pushing the envelope by positing that Caswell […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


FOR DAILY USE (Common Vegan Ingredients) What does the Nike SB Janoski have in common with ingredients like flax seed, chia seeds, hemp seeds, nutritional yeast (nooch, as the cool kids say), coconut oil and almond butter have in common?  They’re both “for daily use.” I get it, these seem weird at first blush.  Remember […]

Battle at the Berries Cookies

(Blueberry and Raspberry Cookies) Prep time: 15 minutes.  Bake time: 10-12 minutes. I often argue with friends and family about how skateboarding is not a sport; chiefly among the many reasons I take that stance is that it’s almost impossible to score.  Some of the contest circuits have it down to a science, but, inevitably, […]

The Green Goblin Smoothie

(Spinach and Almond Butter Smoothie) Prep time: 3 minutes What I said in my last post—that I would stop with the puns—was a bold-faced lie.  That said, unless you’re familiar with downtown Austin, this one may go right over your head.  I’ve never had the cajones to be a rail chomper.  Sure, I’ve done my […]