Vegan

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…

vegan bulgogi + easy steamed bao buns

I was inspired to make this dish after enjoying vegan bulgogi at a restaurant on our last vacation. They served theirs in corn tortillas and topped the tacos with chunks of avocado. It was delicious, but I decided to make my own version and use more traditional toppings. I also wanted to develop a recipe…

crispy seitan cutlets

Have you ever tried making seitan? (aka “wheat meat.”) It’s this amazing, vegan protein that’s created by combining vital wheat gluten with other savory ingredients. Sometimes it’s boiled, sometimes it’s steamed, and sometimes it’s baked. In this case it’s pan-fried. Vital wheat gluten is high in protein, vitamins, and minerals, and low in fat and…

super crunch buffalo cauliflower sandwich

There’s crunchy and then there’s SUPER crunchy. This sandwich is the latter. Unbelievably good, and actually pretty easy to prepare. You’ll need cooking parchment or a silpat mat for lining your baking sheet. Don’t skip this step of your cauliflower will stick to the pan and you’ll be mad. This recipe is adapted from one…

crunchy thai peanut chickpea wrap

Smoky, hearty, filling, delicious, and fast! The perfect thing to make for lunch or dinner. These big wraps are one of my favorite things to eat. I top them with spicy, creamy peanut sauce which makes them truly irresistible! This is a vegan recipe, but it doesn’t have to be. Sub cooked chicken, beef, or…

nacho crunch fajita bowl

Mmmmmm! Who doesn’t love a hearty, healthy, flavorful fajita bowl for lunch or dinner? It’s one of my “go-to” dinners during the week because I can prep everything in advance and people can serve themselves. It’s so good and I never get tired of it. With all of the delicious, fresh veggies and whole grains…

vegan creamy mushroom sausage stroganoff

A friend of mine asked me if I knew of a good mushroom stroganoff recipe that’s delicious, creamy, flavorful, and vegan. I had been craving stroganoff around the time he asked me, and I thought it might be a good idea to create one. This is better than any beef stroganoff I’ve ever eaten. EVER.…

vegan posole

A cozy, healthy, hearty soup for a rainy day! It’s raining here in the Mississippi River Valley. There are thunderstorms happening all over the state of Minnesota. I tried to walk up to the library and ended up turning around and coming back home. Glad I had my umbrella with me! When I returned home…

tempeh banh mi sandwich

There’s only one thing to do when you’re craving a banh mi sandwich. Ya gotta EAT ONE. Nothing else will satisfy the craving. Since I’m no longer eating pork, I got to work creating a vegan banh mi using tempeh. It was nothing short of outstanding! Be sure to click on the links in this…