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 […]

“Pretty Sweet” Potato Burgers

(Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers) Prep time: 30 minutes; Bake time: 45-50 minutes. There are certain milestones in skateboarding that almost every skateboarder remembers in perfect detail: the first board you ever had, landing your first kickflip, your first non-Payless pair of skate shoes. You get the idea. Among those common mile-markers firmly embedded […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tofu Chili Dogs and Watermelon “Feta” Salad

Fourth of July Feast: Tofu Chili Dogs and Watermelon “Feta” Salad It’s no secret that skateboarding is aggressively counterculture and increasingly global. We all start skateboarding for our own reasons, but in the thousands of people I’ve talked to and interviews I’ve read over the last seventeen years, the common trend is that skateboarding speaks […]

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 […]