Vegan Poke Bowl

Vegan Poke Bowl

While poke is typically thought of as being made from raw fish, the word actually just means to slice crosswise, so I think this vegan option still qualifies. Fish is standard, but most of the flavor of poke comes from the other ingredients anyway. Substituting…

Tofu and Mushroom Adobo

Tofu and Mushroom Adobo

Adobo has often been argued to be the unofficial national dish of the Philippines. There are said to be as many ways to make adobo as there are Filipino households, though precious few of them are vegan. Like many coastal Asian cuisines, a large percentage…

Stovetop Roast Chicken with Lemon Gravy

Stovetop Roast Chicken with Lemon Gravy

For our first Christmas in the bus I wanted to do a very French menu. It was the cuisine that I was working on at the time, and it just felt like it would be a lot of fun. Unfortunately, everything I read told me…

Steak au Poivre

Steak au Poivre

Steak au Poivre is a classic French dish of pepper-crusted steak with a cognac and cream pan sauce. A crust of coarse, freshly ground pepper provides a zingy counterpoint to the beef, with the cream sauce adding sweetness and depth. It is undoubtedly delicious, and…

Stovetop Roast Turkey

Stovetop Roast Turkey

For those of us living in tiny homes, vans, buses, and the like, Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday to celebrate. It is a lot of cooking to be done in that tiny little kitchen. We made it doubly hard on ourselves by opting not…

Mom’s Lemon Chicken

Mom’s Lemon Chicken

For me, this recipe is my childhood. Growing up this dish was, at least in my mind, Mom’s specialty. It was one of those special dinners that we didn’t have every week, but every time we did eat it, I wondered why we couldn’t have…

Dad’s Steak Bearnaise

Dad’s Steak Bearnaise

Steak Bearnaise is without a doubt one of the best dishes out there. What on earth is more luxurious than a fine piece of grilled beef drizzled with a hot butter sauce? Flavored with tarragon, shallots, and white wine vinegar, bearnaise sauce somehow adds both…

Yakitori

Yakitori

Yakitori, literally “grilled bird,” is a dish of grilled chicken, and is serious business in Japan. Like other culinary specialties in Japan (think sushi, tempura, ramen), there are many restaurants that only serve yakitori. These yakitori joints are hyper-specialized, serving up every part of the…

Buslife Sushi Four Ways

Buslife Sushi Four Ways

There is something undeniably wonderful about eating a big platter of sushi out in the middle of nowhere. It just feels so delightfully out of place to set out a tray of sushi rolls in a place that is miles from any water, much less…

Sesame Soba

Sesame Soba

Soba noodles are a Japanese noodle made primarily from buckwheat flour. In parts of Japan, soba is the primary starch, and people often eat them several times a day. The noodles are nutty, slightly bitter, and delicious eaten both in hot soups and cold salads.…