Melissa

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…

best lentil loaf

Mmmmm! I used to love meatloaf, and now that I’m eating a plant-based, vegan diet I love this lentil loaf even more. So much flavor, and none of the nasty cholesterol and hormones that you get when you eat animal products. The maple BBQ glaze on top is amazing! Serve this up with a simple…

mama’s vegan chorizo no-egg benny

If you’re a fan of the high-protein, deluxe, delicious breakfast, you’ve definitely come to the right place. This is over the top good, and SO filling you’ll probably be able to skip lunch. I calculated the protein content for the breakfast pictured above at around 37 grams. Bennys have always been my splurge breakfast of…

best crispy air-fryer tofu

I think I may have mentioned already that I am OBSESSED with my air-fryer. I hemmed and hawed about getting one. What about the counter space it takes up? Will I really use it, or will it just be something I love for a week and never use again? Isn’t it just a small convection…

vegan hamburger helper

I am in love with one pot pasta meals and was so excited to create a recipe for vegan “hamburger” helper. It’s easy, delicious, comfort food that is SO much better for you than the original. No cholesterol! No preservatives! No chemicals! And alllllll the flavor! This is my vegan riff on the classic “cheeseburger…

crock pot butternut squash lasagna

Crock Pot lasagnas have become a staple in our home. They’re so easy to prepare, and there are so many different ways you can make them. So far I’ve featured Classic Italian Crock Pot Lasagna, Vegan Crock Pot Lasagna, and Chicken Alfredo Crock Pot Lasagna. They’re all wonderful and can be modified for both vegan…