Vegan Cheeze Stayke

I live in an omnivore household. So when my my meat-and-potato-“what-is-a-vegan?”- “your’re-just-a-new-age-hippie” husband made this for me, I humbly thanked him for the sandwich – gluten and all! And you know what? It tastes darn good! Recipe below!


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Glamorous? No. Made with love? Yes!


The What:

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large portabella mushroom (rinsed well, sliced thin)
  • 2 cups cremini mushrooms (rinsed well, sliced thin),
  • 2 tbsp. vegan Worcestire Sauce (e.g. Annie’s)
  • 1 small green pepper (sliced thin)
  • 1 large onion (sliced thin)
  • Salt and pepper as desired
  • 4 – 5 slices of vegan cheese (e.g Daiya Mozzarella and Follow Your Heart Smoked Gouda)
  • 1 or 2 hoagie (sub) rolls

The How:

  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil. Your heat should be medium high.
  2. Add all mushrooms and sautee for about 3 – 4 minutes.
  3. And in your sliced green pepper and onion, sautee for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add in your Worcestershire sauce along with salt and peppr to taste and continue to sautee until veggies are tender (oinions should be translucent). Turn off burner once cooked, top with cheese and place lid on pan (so the cheese can melt).
  5. If you like your bread toasted, you may do so in the oven under the broiler or (like my husband did it) on the stove on our square griddle pan.
  6. Put your roll (toasted or untoasted) on a plate and carefully spread open, leaving of roll bottom intact. Using a spatula scoop your mushroom cheeze stayke into your roll. Top with ketchup if desired and enjoy!




Recipe veganized from oh my veggies and lord byron’s kitchen

Just Say No!

It grinds my gears when folks say, “If they really want to go to the gym they’ll make time.”

No my friends. You do not make time. You take time. Making time suggests we have an infinite amount of time available to us. The last time I checked we have all 24 hours in day. Continue reading “Just Say No!”

Just. Keep. Swimming.

Have you seen the movie Finding Dory? If not, you really should.

One central theme that tugged at my heart was to just keep swimming at all costs. You know why? Well plain and simple:

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Wow. What a powerful thought. You know, sometimes we have to embrace those negative memories with the same open arms in which we embrace the good memories. Those bad memories through the more troublesome times in our lives, those stepping stones we had to trudge over are all apart of a foundation of faith in which when faced with an equally onerous situation – we can say to ourselves, “Been here – done that. I will excel, I will not fail.”

If we are faced in a situation that we put ourselves in, the key seek out the lesson taught to us in those darker times and be sure not to repeat in the future. Although we will continually experience peaks and valleys in our lives, we do not have to experience the same valleys over and over again …

If we had no control over some fate we suffered, let us still have quiet reflection on the lesson the universe was trying to teach us. For the universe then expects great thing of us and had to make us stronger.

Have faith and believe in yourself if going through a tough time. It will get better. Just keep swimming.