Vegan

veggie bean sloppy joes

These healthy, delicious Sloppy Joes are one of my go-to lunches and dinners. I make a big batch of the sandwich filling at the beginning of the week and that way I always have something easy and filling if I don’t feel like making a big production out of meal time. Sloppy Joes always remind…

vegan salisbury “steak”

We’re coming up on “comfort food” season, and nothing says comfort food like savory Salisbury steak and buttery mashed potatoes with rich, flavorful mushroom gravy! Am I right? I know this doesn’t exactly look like Salisbury steak. You may think the cheapo “boil in a bag” type with the generic brown gravy when you think…

state fair cinnamon & sugar mini donuts {copycat}

Craving fair food? So am I! I decided to post some fair foods so you can make these favorites at home. We are going to miss the Minnesota State Fair this year for the first time in many, many years. Like so many other things this year, it’s surreal and frustrating. I won’t dwell on…

vegan backyard bbq bowl

We went to our daughter Andrea’s on Friday night for a vegan backyard BBQ, and it was SO good! This is more of an idea post than a recipe post. I’ll supply a link to the riblet recipe, and will share the recipe for the best vegan cornbread EVER in a later post. You get…

vegan cheesy bacon fries

I had a craving for cheesy fries with smoky bacon (vegan, of course), and a big dollop of cashew cream on top. I’ve been eating a more whole foods, plant based vegan diet these days and I feel fantastic. Making my favorite foods vegan and healthy is somewhat of a challenge, but I’m having lots…

vegan “lobster” roll

I had a craving for lobster rolls. I used to go to a place in the cities called The Smack Shack where they make really good ones. Since going vegan, I obviously don’t indulge in lobster any longer. I thought about how to make something that even tastes remotely like one. I looked at some…

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…