Vegan

Weight Watchers Vegetable Soup

Thinking it might be time to slim down for summer? Too much baking (and over eating) this past winter? You’re not alone. I keep seeing news stories about how this past year has caused a lot of people to become lethargic, complacent, and, let’s face it, a little bit over weight. No judgment here. I’ve…

Irish Colcannon

With so many Irish colcannon recipes out there to choose from, I thought you’d enjoy this one because it’s slightly different. Everyone seems to love the addition of leeks and garlic because they add so much flavor and depth to the dish. Cashew cream (or vegan cream cheese) adds additional richness to this colcannon. So…

air-fried peanut butter cups

I’m obsessed with my air fryer. It’s so much fun coming up with new, easy recipes to share with all of you. My latest creation was inspired by a Minnesota State Fair favorite. Fried candy bars. Fried peanut butter cups to be exact. You could use any fun-size candy bar you like. Snickers, Milky Way,…

chinese broccoli salad

There’s something about the contrast of a super crunchy salad with a sandwich at lunch time. I used to eat a pile of chips with my sandwich, and still do on occasion, but lately I’ve been making super crunchy salads that either feature broccoli or cauliflower. A much healthier choice to be sure. This salad…

easy air fryer donuts

I finally made air fryer donuts and donut holes! They’re so darn fun to make, and easy too! Only 4 ingredients. You start with a tube (or two) of Pillsbury Grands biscuits. If you want to make them vegan, be sure to check the packaging. Some contain dairy and some don’t These would be the…

meatball sub pizza

Hello! How have you all been? I’ve been good, but it has been CRAZY cold here in Minnesota. 26 degrees below zero today. It’s warmer in my refrigerator than it is outside. How did you all celebrate Valentine’s Day? On Friday night Jeff took me to the always beautiful Port of Red Wing (located in…

vegan cheesy broccoli soup

This soup is cheesy, rich, and smooth with big chunks of veggies added at the end. If you want it to be totally smooth, just puree all the veggies at once. It’s totally a matter of preference. What I love about this soup is that it’s healthy and cheesy even without adding any vegan cheese.…

The Union Square Cafe’s Bar Nuts

Looking for something delicious, and fancy schmancy to add to the menu for your next cocktail party? These are so good and so addictive. I like to make up little cellophane bags of them and send them home with guests as party favors. They also make a nice hostess gift. This perfect bar nut recipe…

vegan curry house jalfrezi

This red, spicy curry is one of my favorites. I love creamy yellow curry, and bright, fresh green curry too. But there’s just something about this eggplant and tomato based curry that puts it over the top for me. I like yellow curry with potatoes, green curry with noodles, and red curry with rice. That’s…

birthday cake popcorn

One of my friends gave me some yummy, gourmet “birthday cake” flavored popcorn for Christmas and it was SO incredible I was determined to create a copycat version. This tastes like funfetti birthday cake! It’s buttery, and the white chocolate, flavorings, and sprinkles make it taste like frosting. This popcorn is fast and easy to…