Vegan

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…

best vegan breakfast sandwich

This is my first attempt at making a vegan breakfast sandwich, and I have to say, it turned out perfectly! I’m not going to do any tweaking the next time I make it. This delicious sandwich is everything a breakfast sandwich should be. I was tempted to add some sprouts or a tomato slice for…

crunchy teriyaki bbq cauliflower “wings”

Hello there! Here’s another amazing vegan recipe I developed. SO good in place of the traditional greasy, unhealthy, fatty chicken wings. An absolutely stellar party appetizer. Great for game day!   1 large head cauliflower 1 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1 Tablespoon garlic powder 1 Tablespoon onion powder 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2…

Creamy Thai Peanut Soup {vegan}

My daughter, Andie, recently went vegan. I am beyond proud and SO happy. I don’t even know what else to say. I’m surprised and delighted that my low key vegan preachyness (is that a word?) got through to someone. Honestly, most of the time I feel like a caricature of myself while explaining why I…

creamy veggie pot pie soup {vegan}

I was craving pot pie yesterday. That creamy, gravy-like filling in a buttery crust. Yum! But how to recreate it now that I’m vegan? I had to get to work in the kitchen. Time to develop a recipe to satisfy the craving. I also wanted to make something easy enough to pass as a weeknight…

ultimate three bean chipotle chili {vegan}

It’s been snowing in other parts of Minnesota already. What? It best not show it’s face in Red Wing. We haven’t had nearly enough Autumn yet. I still need to go to the apple orchard at least three more times. And then there’s Halloween to think about. Go away snow! Come back on Christmas. We…