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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.

30-Minute Cherry Tomato Polenta

This 30-minute vegan burst cherry tomato polenta is bound to become a weeknight staple. Rich cashew cream is woven through hot polenta. Then, the polenta is served generously topped with burst garlic-herb cherry tomatoes.

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Double Lentil Dahl

This simple vegan two lentil Dahl requires only easy-to-find ingredients and little more than a few chops and several stirs to make. It’s the perfect protein-rich meal to prepare on a Sunday and enjoy throughout the week, and it can easily be doubled or even tripled and then frozen.

Strawberry Ginger Peach Bliss Bowl

Summer is still going on strong in some parts! Try to stay cool in these final warm summer days with this bowl frozen blend of strawberries, bananas, ginger, and peaches.

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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.