Ashley Melillo

Ashley Melillo is the creator of Blissful Basil, a blog dedicated to unearthing the happiest side of life through wholesome, plant-based foods. Being a school psychologist and food blogger, Ashley incorporates a wide array of health-enhancing ingredients into her recipes with the hope of guiding others on their path towards improved well-being.

Vegan Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Heaps of warm elbow pasta tossed in spoonful after spoonful of gooey cashew cheddar cheese. It’s hard to compete with this deeply comforting dish.


Black Rice Salad with Curry Dressing

Chewy black rice is tossed with grapes, green apple, celery, scallions, raisins, and cilantro before being coated in a creamy curry cashew dressing. The result is savory, sweet, spicy, crunchy, nutty and altogether wonderful.


Easy Matcha and Mint Fudge

For a cool, smooth fudge that is perfect for summertime, recreate this matcha and mint fudge delight with just five ingredients that are all superfoods, too.