Vegan

vegan restaurant review ~ twin cities minnesota

This sandwich was truly amazing and one of the first treats I enjoyed as a new vegan at last year’s Uptown Food Truck Festival! LOVE this sandwich, and I’m pretty sure you can order something similar at Herbivorous Butcher’s brick and mortar location. We adore Hola Arepa and make treks to the cities so we…

vegan big mac

We had a little dinner party a few nights ago and I decided to recreate the McDonald’s Big Mac, but with one significant change. I made it vegan! Everyone loved these and they got rave reviews. “Bigger and better than the original!” And they really, truly were! for each sandwich you’ll need: one sesame seed…

fully loaded vegan enchilada soup

My daughter Andrea created this amazing Vegan Enchilada Soup, and it’s outrageously good! On top of being cheesy, and gorgeous, it’s super healthy and fully loaded with a bunch of wonderful ingredients. The best of all possible worlds. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo, or any day! This makes a pretty big batch, so feel free…

vegan crock pot taco lasagna

Mmmmm! This Vegan Crock Pot Taco Lasagna is a cross between an enchilada stacker casserole, and a lasagna. The best of both worlds come together in this delicious, easy Crock Pot meal! I love how crock pot lasagnas stay ooey, gooey, and cheesy on the inside, and form a flavorful, almost crunchy outside “crust” from…

vegan kimchi hot dogs

It’s that time of year again! We all want to be outdoors and cooking food on the grill. I adore hot dogs, and these yummy Lightlife hot dogs are super delicious, high in protein, low in fat and salt (comparatively)… and vegan! Are you ready for this awesomeness? Start your grill and make some of…

best lentil loaf

Mmmmm! I used to love meatloaf, and now that I’m eating a plant-based, vegan diet I love this lentil loaf even more. So much flavor, and none of the nasty cholesterol and hormones that you get when you eat animal products. The maple BBQ glaze on top is amazing! Serve this up with a simple…

best vegan creamy wild rice & mushroom soup

My daughter Andie developed a recipe for this amazing, creamy, hearty soup! Before going vegan, one of our favorite winter soups was creamy chicken and wild rice. This is even better, and you won’t miss the chicken even one little bit! 1 and 1/2 lb. baby portobello mushrooms 1 cup diced red onion 6 large…

best vegan macaroni & cheese

So I looked around for a good vegan mac and cheese recipe and none of them were cheesy enough. They were weird and dry. I stopped my search and decided it was time to just create a recipe of my own. I know some of the measurements look a little outrageous but you have to…

easy cinnamon rolls

These are delicious and pretty easy to prepare. The homemade dough actually goes together much quicker than I thought it would. I baked mine in a cast iron skillet, but you could use a 9×9 square baking pan if that’s all you have. For the dough: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 Tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons…

best vegan lasagna

I made lasagnas for our Christmas dinner this year and decided to create a recipe for the perfect vegan lasagna. This is truly unbelievable and even creamier and cheesier than my original Crock Pot Lasagna! And, it’s ridiculously easy to prepare. Your Crock Pot will cook it to perfection every time. You can make up…