Vegan

grandma’s vegan hamburger macaroni soup

I had a craving for hamburger soup a couple days ago and decided to make up a batch without hamburger (of course.) How did I do it you may ask? Well, there are some amazing vegan “beefy” crumbles out there that add that same texture and protein to soups without (you guessed it) the cow…

zhoug

Being an adorer of Italian pesto for most of my life, I’ve recently been playing with new recipes for similar condiments. Mind you, they all taste vastly different. The process is much the same though. Throw some fresh herbs, some sort of nuts or seeds, extra virgin olive oil, something citrusy and/or acidic, and a…

vegan seitan bacon

I made vegan bacon. That happened. Fun fact: Did you know that pork bacon (and other processed meats like hot dogs, sausage, ham, corned beef, beef jerky, canned meats, and many others) have been classified as class one carcinogens? Other carcinogens in this category are tobacco, pesticides, and arsenic. Yum, yum. Eating just two slices…

california vacation ~ 2019

Here’s a photo-heavy post full of scenes from our latest vacation. I still have to post scenes from our Up-North vaca too, but thought I’d share this one with you first since it’s still so fresh in my mind, and so many friends and family members are asking for photos. We had SUCH a great…

vanilla pudding pumpkin pie cups

Craving pumpkin pie but also in a hurry and don’t have time to make one? Have no fear. This little dessert will save the day. Just make these in the morning and let them chill while you’re at work. Top with vegan whipped cream (Reddi Wip makes an almond whipped cream and a coconut one!…

minnesota state fair 2019 ~ some vegan options

Lots of fun at the Minnesota State Fair this year, and LOTS of yummy vegan food! I would have tried more, but as you can see I ate plenty. I even saved room for dessert which almost never happens. We had a perfect day for walking around and stayed for around six hours. The weather…

sexy sun-dried tomato cranberry pesto

It’s not that I don’t ADORE classic basil pesto, because I do… but sometimes it’s nice to try a different condiment. I’ve literally made four batches of pesto this summer. Pretty big batches too, and none, I repeat, none, of the jars were frozen. To be fair, I did give some away to friends and…

best vegan pumpkin bread

It’s that time of year again! The time of year when everything is pumpkin spice and everything nice. I love it when we turn the calendar to September and the kids are back in school. My kids are done with school now, at least for the time being, and it’s a bit strange, but I…

best vegan fried rice

I had a craving for fried rice like the kind you get at the Chinese buffet so I made some for breakfast today. I can’t believe I hadn’t made it before this. It was SO easy and delicious! Tofu really is a magic ingredient. It’s better than eggs, because no weird, sulfury, eggy flavor, no…