Melissa

cheesy spinach bars

Looking for something to serve for easy breakfasts? This is an awesome recipe. It goes together fast and you just cut it into squares like a cake pan quiche. We like to make breakfast sandwiches by placing a square on a toasted bagel and topping with your favorite breakfast meat. (Sans the meat for my…

tempeh banh mi sandwich

There’s only one thing to do when you’re craving a banh mi sandwich. Ya gotta EAT ONE. Nothing else will satisfy the craving. Since I’m no longer eating pork, I got to work creating a vegan banh mi using tempeh. It was nothing short of outstanding! Be sure to click on the links in this…

celebrations ~ a scenes post

Over the last few months I’ve gone through a sort of renewal in my personal life that’s hard to explain. Like I’m waking up. Without getting to philosophical (and weird) I guess I’ll just say that it all started when I gave up meat. I swear I won’t get “preachy” about how much this has…

greek yogurt cornbread

This was so wonderful with the Mexican posole soup that I made, that I decided to make another pan to go with chili. It’s ridiculously simple to prepare, and fast too! Everyone loves this dreamy, light cornbread that’s slightly sweet, a little tangy, and so tender because of the addition of plain greek yogurt. SO…

vegan nachos

So when I looked at the recipes out there for vegan nachos I was skeptical. The “cheese” starts out with mashed potatoes. How can that possibly turn into cheese? Well, it DOES. Some sort of witchcraft happens when you mix everything together. I can’t explain it. These are the absolute BEST vegan thing I’ve ever…

cheesy veggie nuggets

Ohmygoodness! I was craving McDonald’s chicken nuggets a few days ago when my daughter and her boyfriend brought some home to enjoy with a movie. You have to understand, I never ate chicken nuggets even when I did eat meat, but for some darn reason I couldn’t get them out of my head. Sooooo, I…

mushroom walnut burger

I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect Vegetarian/Vegan burger, and I think it’s finally happened. There are a couple others I love too, but this one is my favorite. It’s so delicious, and so good for you, you can eat a burger every day and not feel guilty. I started by using Mark…

big vegan buddha bowl

This is so fabulous and filling! It’s a fun recipe too! Make the different parts of the bowl, line them up on the counter “bar” style, and let everyone choose their own ingredients, sauces, and toppings. Use vegan ingredients to make this truly vegan, or if you’re not concerned about that, add a little goat…

choc-oat chip peanut butter banana cookies

Okay. These cookies are too good to be true. That doesn’t happen very often in the land where something is: egg free, gluten free, and dairy free. They’re super soft, chewy, and delicious. They’re loaded with dark chocolate (which we all know is health food.) They’re pretty high in protein for a cookie because of…

tempeh reuben {vegetarian}

I made this delicious, vegetarian tempeh reuben sandwich for myself on St. Patrick’s Day. I loved every yummy bite, and I didn’t miss the corned beef one little bit! Tempeh is a delicious, versatile, fermented soy bean cake that is wonderful in so many ways. I think of it as the chicken of the vegetarian…