Melissa

vegan cream cheese wontons

I don’t know about you, but I love cream cheese wontons. I used to eat them Crab Rangoon style, but since going vegan I’ve been making these little yummies and don’t miss the other version one bit. I made a big batch of these bad boys for Super Bowl Sunday, but they’re good any day.…

tropical fried rice

Delicious. Fresh. Healthy. Vegan… The BEST fried rice I’ve ever had with a touch of juicy, tropical fruit and island flavors. 2 to 3 Tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 lb. tofu, firm or extra firm, coarsely crumbled 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1/2 cup coarsely chopped, sweet bell pepper (any colors) 3 cloves garlic, chopped…

best vegan oatmeal raisin cookies

These giant, chewy, delicious, oatmeal raisin cookies could (and sometimes do) double as breakfast! We like them with a tall glass of vanilla soy milk, coffee, or tea! My oatmeal raisin cookies go together quickly and only take about 10 minutes to bake. Feel free to substitute dried cranberries or cherries for the traditional raisins.…

vegan philly cheesesteak

I love how my beefy seitan can be used in place of thinly sliced beef in so many different recipes. It’s a truly delicious, versatile meat substitute. So far I’ve used it in these vegan recipes: Banh Mi {Saigon Subs}, Greek Gyros, BBQ “Beef” with Creamy Sriracha Kale Slaw, as taco meat, as salad topping,…

awesome mega falafel wrap

This falafel wrap isn’t your usual falafel wrap. The kind where you basically make a vegan gyro by subbing falafel for gyro meat. Yeah, this isn’t that. It’s surprising and different and worth a blog post to show you you don’t have to have another boring falafel sandwich. I came up with this by using…

grandma’s easy 15 minute chunky marinara sauce

This is the recipe to make when you’re craving REALLY good sauce for pasta, but only have a small amount of time to prepare it. This sauce has it all. Chunky, tangy tomatoes, lots of fresh, zesty, garlic, fresh herbs, and a little bit of wine to take it from ordinary to extraordinary. Just boil…

vietnamese sticky tofu

This is a quick, easy recipe for sticky, sweet, garlicky tofu! A great meal to whip up when you’re in a hurry, but still want to make something delicious and fabulous! Make sure you are working with extra firm, pressed tofu. Pat it dry, and then proceed with the recipe. If your tofu is too…

chocolate peanut butter truffles

Oh myyyyyyy. Made this delicious little candies of chocolaty goodness for Christmas and everyone absolutely loved them. This recipe is a keeper! These chocolates are better than any you can buy in a store. I personally don’t enjoy store bought chocolates anymore because I think they all have a faint flavor of chemicals and plastic,…

vegan italian antipasto skewers

We cooked up a vegan Italian Christmas this year and it was so incredible. My vegan lasagna turned out better than ever and I can’t wait to go in and tweak my recipe so you can all try this new version. The old version is great, but ohmygosh. Every non-vegan loved it which I consider…