Melissa

thai green curry

There are so many different curries out there you could literally make a different one every day for a month and never eat the same one twice. I’m not suggesting you try that, but you certainly don’t have to keep making the same tired recipe over and over again. I crave a good curry a…

italian lemon cake

I was craving something really lemony and rich to go with my tea yesterday so I made one of these easy, lemon drizzle cakes. Italians are known for their citrusy olive oil cakes, and this one is absolutely gorgeous. So delicious, with minimal ingredients. It’s not too terribly sweet, and the tart lemon drizzle balances…

vegan teriyaki bbq steak sandwich

So, ya know that vegan steak I made? It’s REALLY good made into sandwiches. I slathered some vegan mayo mixed with a little horseradish on a French roll, and piled it high with saucy vegan steak chunks, vegan cheese, and shredded lettuce. I know it’s kind of silly to share a blog post for how…

vegan steak

It’s that time of year again! Everyone is headed outside to the grill to cook up dinner. If you’re vegan there’s no need to feel left out. With delicious choices like Beyond Burgers, Beyond Bratwurst, Beyond Italian Sausage, polenta, homemade veggie burgers, grill-wok veggies, big portobello mushroom caps, tofu, veggie kabobs, and now… vegan steak,…

vegan monte cristo sandwich

Monte Cristo sandwiches are something I start obsessively craving from time to time. Since going vegan I have been making this version and they’re every bit as good as the original. My smoky tofu bacon tastes a lot like canadian bacon or ham. The Chao cheese is creamy and delicious, and the hickory smoked Tofurky…

cinnamon apples

Cinnamon apples are such a delicious, versatile dish. You can enjoy them on pancakes or waffles for breakfast or brunch, as a sweet accompaniment to a savory tofu scramble or casserole, tucked inside a pie or cobbler, or as a topping for seitan cutlets, vegan ham, or even ice cream. How will you use yours?…

brazilian banana french toast

This banana French toast is traditionally called Banana Rabanada, and in Brazil it’s enjoyed around Christmas time. It’s very easy to make and it’s amazing served as breakfast, brunch, or dessert. I can’t imagine waiting until one time of year to eat this now that I’ve had it. SO good! I love that I have…

vanilla chia shake

Chia shakes and smoothies are my new obsession. Here’s a simple, delicious, one with only a few ingredients. It’s so refreshing and healthy and perfect for those mornings when you’re in a hurry, or those afternoons when you need a quick snack. Don’t be tempted to add a bunch of other stuff to it. It’s…

bombdiggity chickpea salad sandwich

I’ve taken chickpea salad to the next level. This is perfect for those days when you’re craving a really good sandwich and are perhaps missing the days when you ate tuna salad and chicken salad. Although I find the idea of eating animals revolting now, I completely understand the nostalgia and emotions connected to the…

california salad with banana dressing {vegan}

Here’s a salad that makes me happy! The colors, textures, and flavors are gorgeous. And that banana dressing is going to knock your socks off. This is my vegan riff on an old favorite. This version is healthier and so much better, in my opinion. You can prepare your tofu triangles any way you like.…