Welcome to Cooking Up Comics!
This site combines two of my favorite things: drawing comics and vegetarian cooking. Even if you’re not a strict vegetarian, we can all benefit from eating more vegetables. Cooking Up Comics will give you some delicious new recipes to try out. Get ready to impress that vegetarian friend, family member, or significant other with some great main courses, sides and desserts!
Each week you’ll find a new recipe for the current growing season. Although you can find most of the ingredients in a regular grocery store year round, I encourage you to seek out locally grown vegetables. This is getting easier in cities thanks to Farmers’ Markets and Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs).
I am by no means a professional chef. While in high school, I once ruined a batch of instant pudding. From a box. So if I learned how to cook, that means you can too! I hope this site encourages you to try your own recipe variations and to be creative in the kitchen.
For additional convenience, each recipe is available as a printable PDF. Just click the button above each recipe and it will open in a new window, ready to print.
I’m excited to share this new project with all of you. Break out the pots and pans, it’s time for Cooking Up Comics!
What people are saying about Cooking Up Comics:
"Of course, as a vegan, I sometimes feel alienated by a lot of cooking shows and even cooking webcomics. I watch and read to get ideas for flavors and techniques, but still, lessons on how to cook bacon are a waste of my time. That’s why Alisa Harris’ Cooking Up Comics is so delightful. Her recipes aren’t all vegan, although they’re usually at least vegan-friendly, but her clear illustrations and personal stories make all of her recipes fun." -Eden Miller (Comicsgirl)
"I’m firmly carnivore, but I need to eat more veggies, and I’m hoping Harris will give me some great ideas. Smartly, she’s also made the strips available as PDFs, so you can print and cook from them." -Johanna Draper Carlson (Comics Worth Reading)