Melissa

best tofu skillet scramble

This is, hands down, one of my favorite healthy breakfasts! So clean, fresh, and delicious. This deluxe tofu scramble is loaded with tasty ingredients and lean protein. for the potatoes: 2 lb. baby potatoes, unpeeled and quartered (any type) 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon sea salt…

garlic scape basil pesto

It’s definitely pesto season! This will be the third giant batch I’ve made this summer. My first batch was the traditional basil with garlic and pine nuts, my second was a delicious batch with the addition of fresh garden chives (from our lovely friends Josh and Doro,) and the third was this amazing concoction. I…

grilled korean bbq portobello mushroom sandwich

This hearty sandwich features the “meaty” Portobello mushroom. These mushrooms are perfect grilled over charcoal or in a grill pan on your stove top. I love the smoky sweetness of Korean BBQ sauce. If you have a favorite brand of Korean BBQ sauce, and want a shortcut, just use that in place of the homemade…

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…