Product Review

kewpie mayonnaise {copycat}

Have you ever tried Japanese Kewpie Mayonnaise? I’ve been seeing references to it everywhere! Isn’t that bottle just the cutest? Because I’m vegan I won’t be ordering any of the authentic Kewpie mayo, but I thought it might be fun to make a vegan copycat version to see what all the fuss is about. This…

korean bbq “gogi” tempeh tacos

What? Another taco recipe? Yea, I know. I post a lot of taco recipes. I get it, but hear me out. We went up to the north shore of Lake Superior again this summer and I had some of the most amazing tempeh tacos. I was sure I could replicate them with some of my…

air fryer mexican street corn {elotes}

Have you tried Mexican street corn? It’s also called elotes. Whatever you call it, it’s incredibly delicious and easier than ever to prepare in your air fryer. Traditionally elotes are grilled over charcoal, but if you don’t happen to be grilling, and want to make some street corn the easy way, preheat your air fryer…

crock pot walking gyro bar

Hello friends! How are you all enjoying summer? Is is hotter than the blazes where you are? Minnesota has been unpredictable, but that’s pretty standard for this state. 100 degrees one day, chilly the next, and on a sunny day the storm clouds might start rolling in just in time to disrupt your beach day.…

hawaiian sweet & sour meatballs

Sweet and sour meatballs over white rice is one of those things I crave a couple times a year. It’s comfort food for summer, in my opinion. Great for those rainy, somewhat cool days when you can’t really go outside. It’s warm and delicious without being creamy and heavy, and a nice change from boring…

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.…