spring fling & summer love ~ a scenes post

Wow! We have been so darn busy! All good stuff, so I’m not complaining, but it always surprises me how much busier the warm months are around here. My daughter, Grace, graduated from high school this month, we celebrated Mother’s Day, my birthday, and Father’s Day, I attended my grand girls’ school picnics, and we…

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.…

easy hawaiian cold ginger chicken

One of my favorite dishes EVER! And now that I’m vegan, I still make the sauce to serve with seitan or oven roasted cauliflower! You can use this amazing sauce as a sandwich topping, as a dressing for macaroni salad, as a salad dressing, or over grilled pork chops too. So fresh and delicious! chicken…

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…

big banana brownies

Looking for yet another way to enjoy over ripe bananas? These are SO amazing and so easy to prepare. Big, ooey gooey, fudgy, chocolaty brownies with a hint of banana. What could be better? Note: Use your favorite, light oil in this recipe. Vegetable oil or canola oil are both perfect choices. Don’t be tempted…