Vegan “Jerky”

I am constantly on a quest to find the perfect vegan snacks for our kiddos. If it were up to them, they'd eat popcorn...

Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup

If you know our family, you'll know that we love mushrooms. I mean, really... if a recipe calls for 8 ounces of mushrooms, you...

Crispy Tofu Nuggets

Chicken nuggets used to be a staple in our household... until about six months ago. While we'll still let our boys devour chicken, turkey,...

Crock-Pot Vegan Hot & Sour Soup

If there's something I love more than tasty vegan recipes, it's tasty vegan recipes that take almost NO effort! I've said it...

Crock-Pot African-Inspired Peanut Stew

It's been a hot minute since I've posted a recipe (or anything, really) on this blog, y'all. So here's a quick life...

Coconutty Overnight Oats

I'm one of those odd people who can't eat oatmeal if it's heated. There's just something about warm oats that sends a shiver up...

No-Bake Rice Krispie and Seed Treats

Our boys LOVE rice krispie treats! So, my challenge is: how do I satisfy their sweet tooth while also tricking them into eating something...

Crock-Pot Wild Rice with Mushrooms

If you know us, you'll know we're big on 'shrooms. (And not the hallucinogenic kind.) Our family LOVES adding mushrooms to any dish -- crimini,...

Vegan Classic Vanilla Cupcakes (with Homemade Frosting)

After years of mastering various no-bake recipes and insisting to everyone around me (including my husband) that no, I do not enjoy...

Crock-Pot Sweet Vegan Meatballs

I am in a relationship with my slow cooker. Seriously... my Cook 'n' Carry 6-Quart Crock-Pot and I have seen it through thick and thin....

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Vegan Mushroom Gravy

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Crock-Pot Quinoa, Sweet Potato, and Black Bean Chili

If a person could be considered a Crock-Pot addict… then I would definitely fall into that category. I invested in my first “big” (i.e.,...

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