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korean rice cake & ramen {rabokki}

My daughter Grace and I have been enjoying a little theme tea every week and this week we chose a sort of Asian fusion theme. We had Japanese sushi, chinese salad with sesame dressing and wonton strips, and this delicious Korean dish. We sipped Oolong tea, and then watched a movie. So much fun! I…

chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons

One way I know that one of my recipes is a keeper is if Jeff eats multiples of said item until they are gone. This was the case with these chocolate dipped macaroons. They are decadent and actually pretty healthy, which is always a good combination. I think one is plenty, but Jeff likes to…

sunflowers

Hello, Friends! We took a little road trip to Eau Claire Wisconsin to visit a huge sunflower field. It was such a beautiful day, and the sunflowers were breathtaking. This year will mark mine and Jeff’s 25th year of marriage and sunflowers have always been “our” flowers. He went out and picked armfuls for me…

minnesota landscape arboretum ~ 2019

A wonderful day celebrating Grace’s 19th birthday. Lunch at Buca di Beppo, and then a relaxing stroll around the gorgeous Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Such a pretty place to visit with their acres, and acres, of sprawling gardens. We stopped in at the cafe for a glass of wine. If we lived closer I’d buy a…

vegan “beefy” seitan {wheat meat}

This is an awesome recipe for when you’re craving certain “meaty” sandwiches, but aren’t a meat eater. This seitan recipe is seriously awesome, and it took me a few tries to perfect, but here it is. SO good as BBQ “beef,” gyro “meat,” or the filling for a vegan philly cheesesteak! (Recipes for all of…

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…

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…