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apple pie baked beans

Who else loves “doctored” baked beans? We’ve been adding things to canned baked beans forever. It’s such an easy way to make a delicious side dish, and they really are versatile. Our favorite canned beans are Bush’s “Grillin’ Beans” and the Bourbon Brown sugar ones are vegan! So, that’s what we’re doing in this recipe.…

vegan picnic hoagie

We have been enjoying sooooo many beach picnics this year and this is, hands down, our favorite picnic sandwich. It’s easy to prepare and it travels well. I put the vegan mayo, tofurky, vegan cheese, spices, and onion on the hoagie buns and then wrap them up and put them in the cooler. I pack…

lake harriet gardens + mother’s day 2020

Just thought I’d pop in and share some scenes from Mother’s Day 2020. Even with all the weirdness this year, my husband, daughters, friends, and grandgirls made sure I had a good day and that means so much to me. Flowers, in garden and bouquet form, were the theme this year as they are most…

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.…

IKEA copycat veggie balls

I made it my personal quest to recreate the IKEA veggie balls and make them delicious as well as healthy. Although the original IKEA vegetable balls are already pretty healthy (and of course vegan), I think if one desires to continue their veggie ball habit they might want to switch to a recipe with no…

vegan sausage rolls

Here’s another little, savory nibble I made for game day this year and I’m just getting around to sharing the recipe now. Sausage rolls! These were amazing, and so easy to prepare in my air fryer. You could do this with vegan hot dogs and dip them in ketchup, but I really like this version.…

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…

best vegan banh mi {saigon sub sandwich}

Before I went vegan I was a banh mi FANATIC. I made my own version of the traditional banh mi, and a crock pot banh mi. Also knows as the “Saigon Sub,” the banh mi sandwich is one of those unforgettable, delicious, and oh-so-addictive flavor combinations. People who love them are passionate about them. I…