Melissa

best vegan breakfast sandwich

This is my first attempt at making a vegan breakfast sandwich, and I have to say, it turned out perfectly! I’m not going to do any tweaking the next time I make it. This delicious sandwich is everything a breakfast sandwich should be. I was tempted to add some sprouts or a tomato slice for…

overnight chia breakfast pudding

This creamy, chocolaty, overnight chia-oat pudding is my latest obsession. It’s so delicious and healthy, yet it’s like having dessert for breakfast! Feel free to add your favorite berries and toppings the next day. I love the combination of chocolate, bananas, and blueberries. for two servings: 1 small, ripe banana, mashed 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa…

crunchy teriyaki bbq cauliflower “wings”

Hello there! Here’s another amazing vegan recipe I developed. SO good in place of the traditional greasy, unhealthy, fatty chicken wings. An absolutely stellar party appetizer. Great for game day!   1 large head cauliflower 1 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1 Tablespoon garlic powder 1 Tablespoon onion powder 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2…

tutus by tulip

Check out these beautiful, custom-made, designer costumes by Tutus by Tulip! Hello friends! Happy Halloween week! We are so excited to announce our next featured artist, Jessica, the creator of the fabulous Tutus by Tulip! Here are a few words from her: “Tutu’s by Tulip are all handmade with love. They are whimsical, fun, sassy…

Creamy Thai Peanut Soup {vegan}

My daughter, Andie, recently went vegan. I am beyond proud and SO happy. I don’t even know what else to say. I’m surprised and delighted that my low key vegan preachyness (is that a word?) got through to someone. Honestly, most of the time I feel like a caricature of myself while explaining why I…

creamy veggie pot pie soup {vegan}

I was craving pot pie yesterday. That creamy, gravy-like filling in a buttery crust. Yum! But how to recreate it now that I’m vegan? I had to get to work in the kitchen. Time to develop a recipe to satisfy the craving. I also wanted to make something easy enough to pass as a weeknight…

ultimate three bean chipotle chili {vegan}

It’s been snowing in other parts of Minnesota already. What? It best not show it’s face in Red Wing. We haven’t had nearly enough Autumn yet. I still need to go to the apple orchard at least three more times. And then there’s Halloween to think about. Go away snow! Come back on Christmas. We…

north coast 2018

Hello, Friends! I’m finally sharing a blog post. Can ya believe it? After almost a month of silence. I think that’s a record for me. My computer hard drive decided to self destruct, so we had to replace it and then deal with my massive pile of photos. It’s amazing how annoying and inconvenient technology…

vegan bulgogi + easy steamed bao buns

I was inspired to make this dish after enjoying vegan bulgogi at a restaurant on our last vacation. They served theirs in corn tortillas and topped the tacos with chunks of avocado. It was delicious, but I decided to make my own version and use more traditional toppings. I also wanted to develop a recipe…

creamy mexican street corn salad {elotes}

This is one of those salads I could make all summer long and never get tired of it. It’s slightly sweet corn crunch blends well with the fresh flavors of cilantro and veggies, and I added smoked paprika for a little depth. Some may want to top their salad with fried bacon crumbles and crumbled…