Melissa

kewpie mayonnaise {copycat}

Have you ever tried Japanese Kewpie Mayonnaise? I’ve been seeing references to it everywhere! Isn’t that bottle just the cutest? Because I’m vegan I won’t be ordering any of the authentic Kewpie mayo, but I thought it might be fun to make a vegan copycat version to see what all the fuss is about. This…

crock pot vegan mu shu

Hello Friends! Have you tried soy curls in the Crock Pot yet? They’re so good and so easy! You can use them anywhere you used to use chicken. So versatile, lean, and packed with protein. I had a craving for mu shu and decided to whip some up in the slow cooker. This recipe for…

vegan pumpkin pie

I’ve been making this amazing vegan pumpkin pie for the last few years and have never posted the recipe because the pies get eaten so fast I never get a chance to take a photo. This year I had to hide a couple pieces so this wouldn’t happen. Again. You can use your favorite pastry…

easy ro-tel salsa

Here’s something you’re going to want to have in your refrigerator at all times. It’s so delicious and fresh, and light years ahead of the store bought stuff that lives in the snack aisle at the grocery store. A lot of people think that you can make superior salsa with fresh tomatoes. That’s not entirely…

butternut squash biscuits

Are you looking for different ways to enjoy butternut squash? Or, are you looking for something a bit different to add to your Thanksgiving menu? These little biscuits are so darn good with everything. I made up a huge batch to go with a big pot of soup a couple nights ago and everyone loved…

pumpkin pie crisp

This recipe for pumpkin pie crisp was inspired by apple crisp. You know how much easier it is to make apple crisp than it is to make apple pie? Well, the same goes for this pumpkin crisp. You get all the delicious flavors of pumpkin pie, including the condominium-size pile of whipped cream on top,…

vanilla pudding eggnog

So the first thing I should tell you about this eggnog is there are no eggs in it. The second thing I should tell you about this eggnog is that it tastes just as thick and rich and creamy as your favorite eggnog, but it doesn’t have any cream in it. This eggnog is delicious,…

One Pot Creamy Italian Pasta

Here’s a super creamy, amazing, dairy free, vegan dish that you prepare in one pot. It takes about 30 minutes to make from start to finish. It’s so easy, so good, and it’s the perfect meal for busy days and weekends on the go. Make up a loaf of garlic bread in the oven, and…

smoked almond pesto

Hello friends! Do you just LOVE pesto? I do and I use it whenever I can. I like to add it to mayonnaise to create a delicious sandwich spread, and sometimes I just use it in place of mayonnaise. It’s great added to cashew cream and slathered on pasta for pesto “alfredo” like I made…

dill pickle grilled cheese sandwich

Do you love dill pickles on almost everything? I got the idea to make dill pickle grilled cheese sandwiches around the same time the dill pickle pizza craze was going on. Remember that? I just got around to making this sandwich today, and oh myyyyy. It was SO good. I love grilled cheese sandwiches for…