Melissa

vegan air fryer chimichangas

Seriously easy, delicious chimichangas you make in your air fryer! They get super crunchy and only take about 8 minutes to cook. I made a batch for me and Jeff one day for lunch and he loved them. I like to make my own taco seasoning for these, but feel free to use the pre-made…

vegan gyro

Hello there, Friends! I made vegan gyros using my new favorite “beefy” seitan and thought I’d post the recipe so you could try it. You’ll want to start by making up a batch of the beefy seitan which will yield enough for 8 to 10 sandwiches. Wrap up what you don’t use right away and…

vegan bourbon bbq “beef” with sriracha kale slaw

Ooh! Are you ready for this? I’ve created some AMAZING sandwiches using my “beefy” seitan! (Click on the link for the recipe for the seitan.) This is my take on vegan BBQ “beef.” It is SO good that my omnivore hubby has started requesting it! And no wonder. It’s tender, smoky, bourbony, BBQ deliciousness on…

vegan “beefy” seitan {wheat meat}

This is an awesome recipe for when you’re craving certain “meaty” sandwiches, but aren’t a meat eater. This seitan recipe is seriously awesome, and it took me a few tries to perfect, but here it is. SO good as BBQ “beef,” gyro “meat,” or the filling for a vegan philly cheesesteak! (Recipes for all of…

vegan restaurant review ~ twin cities minnesota

This sandwich was truly amazing and one of the first treats I enjoyed as a new vegan at last year’s Uptown Food Truck Festival! LOVE this sandwich, and I’m pretty sure you can order something similar at Herbivorous Butcher’s brick and mortar location. We adore Hola Arepa and make treks to the cities so we…

vegan big mac

We had a little dinner party a few nights ago and I decided to recreate the McDonald’s Big Mac, but with one significant change. I made it vegan! Everyone loved these and they got rave reviews. “Bigger and better than the original!” And they really, truly were! for each sandwich you’ll need: one sesame seed…

fully loaded vegan enchilada soup

My daughter Andrea created this amazing Vegan Enchilada Soup, and it’s outrageously good! On top of being cheesy, and gorgeous, it’s super healthy and fully loaded with a bunch of wonderful ingredients. The best of all possible worlds. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo, or any day! This makes a pretty big batch, so feel free…

easy air fryer chickpea balls

So, THESE are delicious and easy! I made up another batch today and just had to share the recipe with you. If you don’t have an air fryer, never fear. Just bake until heated all the way through and golden on the outside. I make these in the air fryer without any oil, but feel…

vegan crock pot taco lasagna

Mmmmm! This Vegan Crock Pot Taco Lasagna is a cross between an enchilada stacker casserole, and a lasagna. The best of both worlds come together in this delicious, easy Crock Pot meal! I love how crock pot lasagnas stay ooey, gooey, and cheesy on the inside, and form a flavorful, almost crunchy outside “crust” from…

vegan kimchi hot dogs

It’s that time of year again! We all want to be outdoors and cooking food on the grill. I adore hot dogs, and these yummy Lightlife hot dogs are super delicious, high in protein, low in fat and salt (comparatively)… and vegan! Are you ready for this awesomeness? Start your grill and make some of…