#ThankYouSkateboarding Pie Cups

(Dairy-free Strawberry, Pumpkin and Pecan Pie Ice Cream Pie Cups) Thanksgiving is upon us.  The whole month of November we’re told by social media (1) not to shave, apparently; and (2) to reflect on what we’re thankful for.  Unsurprisingly, many of us are thankful for skateboarding.  A quick search on Instagram of #ThankYouSkateboarding yields almost […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Bean Plant Shakie

Prep time: 3 minutes.  Cook time: none. I’m no skate historian.  I’ve tried to bone up on as many skateboarding history books as possible, but nothing really compares to being alive and shredding in the 70s and 80s.  Sadly, all my skateboarding history knowledge is from secondary sources, and, as such, tricks that involve grabbing […]