minnesota landscape arboretum ~ 2019

A wonderful day celebrating Grace’s 19th birthday. Lunch at Buca di Beppo, and then a relaxing stroll around the gorgeous Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Such a pretty place to visit with their acres, and acres, of sprawling gardens. We stopped in at the cafe for a glass of wine. If we lived closer I’d buy a…

best vegan “egg” salad

I did it! I perfected vegan “egg” salad! It’s obviously not made with eggs, but extra firm tofu is the perfect fake out in this recipe. It’s easier than traditional egg salad because there’s no boiling and peeling involved. Just open up a 14 oz. container of your favorite extra firm tofu, press it for…

best tofu skillet scramble

This is, hands down, one of my favorite healthy breakfasts! So clean, fresh, and delicious. This deluxe tofu scramble is loaded with tasty ingredients and lean protein. for the potatoes: 2 lb. baby potatoes, unpeeled and quartered (any type) 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon sea salt…

garlic scape basil pesto

It’s definitely pesto season! This will be the third giant batch I’ve made this summer. My first batch was the traditional basil with garlic and pine nuts, my second was a delicious batch with the addition of fresh garden chives (from our lovely friends Josh and Doro,) and the third was this amazing concoction. I…

grilled korean bbq portobello mushroom sandwich

This hearty sandwich features the “meaty” Portobello mushroom. These mushrooms are perfect grilled over charcoal or in a grill pan on your stove top. I love the smoky sweetness of Korean BBQ sauce. If you have a favorite brand of Korean BBQ sauce, and want a shortcut, just use that in place of the homemade…