Melissa

vegan pate {faux gras}

I’m one of those people who used to ADORE pate. Goose liver pate, fois gras, in particular. I didn’t eat liver in any other form, but I loved pate. Now, just thinking about it, makes me feel physically ill. It’s kind of amazing what waking up to animal cruelty will do. In my case it…

quinoa crunch lentil burger

Hello friends! I was in the mood to make some delicious veggie burgers and air fried French fries for dinner, and this is definitely one of my favorite recipes for vegan burgers. You can fry these in oil as directed, or you could lightly brush the burgers with oil and air fry them for a…

best cheesy artichoke spinach dip

If you’re looking for the most amazing cheesy artichoke spinach dip EVER, you’ve come to the right place. This is delicious hot or cold. It’s great served on crackers, slices of french bread, or fresh veggies. I even like it as a sandwich or pizza topping! It adds cheesy, tangy, creamy deliciousness to everything. Another…

12 Cozy Hygge Cocoas & Drinks

This is the time of year to make a delicious, warm, comforting drink. Snuggle up under a cozy quilt by the fireplace, put on your favorite fuzzy socks and sweater, nibble some cookies or cobbler, and embrace the hygge spirit of the season. This year we’re going to begin by embracing all the winter months…

Beyond Meat Breakfast Sandwich

Breakfast sandwiches are so great for busy mornings, and the ingredients for this one are easy to make in advance. Much like these vegan biscuit & sausage breakfast sandwiches, I make all the ingredients, store them in Ziplocs in the refrigerator, and heat them up in the microwave just prior to eating. A little prep…

Classic Chex Mix {crock pot recipe}

I love having bowls of Chex Mix for the sideboard, coffee table, and side tables this time of year. I put it in pretty little crystal bowls and china teacups. People love to nibble this classic snack with their wine and cheese. Some other favorite munchies and appetizers include: these New York Bar Nuts from…

2 minute blueberry pancake {in a mug}

I had a craving for blueberry pancakes today and thought it would be fun to create another microwave mug recipe. Everyone loves my cinnamon roll in a mug, caramel roll in a mug, pizza in a mug, unicorn mug cakes, mug muffin, molten chocolate mug cake, and paleo mug bread. So, why not a pancake?…

peanut butter chili with mini cinnamon rolls

Ready to try something new and wonderful? This peanut butter chili topped with mini cinnamon rolls should definitely be on your menu this week. It’s warm, comforting, spicy chili with the added richness of peanut butter, and a couple other somewhat unusual ingredients that turn plain old chili into something special. And topped with buttery…

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…