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Mushroom Roll Ups with Roasted Vegetables

Most of my recipes come from food from my pre-vegan days. This week’s recipe is inspired by Zoës Kitchen steak roll ups with their roasted vegetables and dipping sauce, one of my very favorite meals from before becoming vegan! Mushrooms are such a great steak alternative, because they soak up flavor so well, but also have a steak-like texture.

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Vegan Pumpkin Egg Nog

Egg nog has always been one of my holiday favorites, but I haven’t found a good one or a great recipe since being vegan. I’ve made a few, but they are never the right texture. Egg nog is thick and creamy and although some of the ones I’ve tried have tasted great, they have never gotten the creaminess quite right. Well, I figured it out you guys! Continue reading

Vegan Mexican Rice

One of my, not so sweet, cravings this pregnancy has been Mexican food. Any and all Mexican food, really! Today I actually had my 32 week pregnancy appointment and you know where we went after? You guessed it! Mexican! So, I thought what better recipe to post than my go-to Mexican rice recipe? It’s rather simple, and sooooo good and filling! We actually make an entire meal out of just this recipe itself sometimes. Continue reading

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

It has been one of those weeks. You know, when things just keep going wrong as soon as you fix the last problem. Yeah. We’ve managed and I haven’t lost my mind yet, but I haven’t really been focused on cooking and truthfully, Thursday just snuck up on me. Don’t you worry your little tails off though. I still have a recipe for you this week!  Continue reading

Vegan Milky-Way Ice-cream Bars

So, this recipe is so easy, and absolutely scrumptious! My favorite, pre-vegan candy bar was a Milky-Way and I have been craving ice-cream so badly lately, so what better than to make some milky-way ice cream bars? So, that’s just what I did!  Continue reading

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

Okay, THIS recipe has been anticipated and requested by so many that I had to get it up for you guys (and it was a great excuse to have it for dinner)! It’s seriously one of my favorite meals and even my meat-loving brother loves it! You can’t go wrong here!

Eggplant is one of those things that is hard to get just right. You have to get the bitterness out of it, but you don’t want it chewy or soggy. You have to find that sweet spot, right in the middle. Really it was a trial and error thing for me, but this recipe has it perfected, I swear by it!  Continue reading

Vegan Cheesy Italian Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Broccoli

I remember coming up with this recipe on a day that I just didn’t plan anything and used whatever I could find around the house and it was a hit! (I know it’s hard to believe, but that doesn’t always happen.) I love when food just comes together so easily! I just adore pasta of all sorts, so we often have some on hand, and I had leftover cherry tomato and broccoli from earlier on in the week that I needed to use up. Everything else in this recipe are things I always keep stocked in the house.

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Savory Vegan Mushroom Melt

This recipe started off by Will requesting a vegan version of an Arby’s French Dip and Swiss; one of his favorite fast food meals from our pre-vegan days, but I’m not sure it qualifies as a copy-cat recipe because I used mozzarella and a onion bun, but it is surely inspired by it and is even more delicious!

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Vegan Almond Joys

I know, anoooother sweets recipe? C’mon Amanda. Aren’t we trying to be more healthy?
Well, you’ll be totally over it when you try these vegan versions of the candy Almond Joy!  You can thank me later. 🙂 One of my favorite candy bars from before becoming vegan was an Almond Joy, for sure, and I just loooove coconut.

This recipe is actually a staple at my family events because I always bring it. It’s so easy to make, includes ingredients that I usually have, and is just so delicious! Everyone always raves about them, so I know you’ll love them too!  Continue reading

Becoming Vegan

The beginning of September will mark ONE YEAR for our family as vegans. It seems like it has been so much longer. It’s been fun and the best decision I’ve made, seriously. I feel as great as I can imagine I could at 25 weeks pregnant and I have a happy, healthy, and compassionate family. It felt like a good time to get a little into OUR story.  Continue reading

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