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Homemade Chai Concentrate

Homemade Vegan Chai - use your choice of sweetener and nondairy milk! |

I love chai tea and lately I've been drinking it every morning. For some unknown reason, I alternate between craving it and an iced coffee. I like having it at home and it's so much cheaper to make your own. You also get to choose the sweetener you want to use and the kind of tea you'd like to … [Go to Full Post...]

Terry Walter’s Peppermint Slice (Gluten-free)

Peppermint Slice - gluten-free and vegan!

Happy "it's almost Friday"! If you need a little motivation to get in the kitchen and make a treat these Gluten-free Peppermint Slices from should do the trick. The recipe is from Terry Walter's new cookbook, Eat Clean Live Well. Peppermint Slice isn't a term I've heard before, but these seem to … [Go to Full Post...]

Slow Cooker Navratan Korma

Slow Cooker Navratan Korma

  I hope you all had a wonderful (and long) weekend. Unfortunately, I've been sick all week. The upside is I've been on soup and smoothies and finally am starting to feel like a real person again. That leaves me craving something comforting and flavorful like this Slow Cooker Navratan … [Go to Full Post...]

Lentil Quinoa Bolognese Sauce

Lentil Quinoa Bolognese Sauce from The Great Vegan Bean Book

I wanted to re-introduce you to The Great Vegan Bean Book  which is one of my favorite books. I loved writing it because I got to play around with dozens of kinds of beans. But each recipe starts with a common bean, like the humble lentil in this  Lentil Quinoa Bolognese. If you try out my … [Go to Full Post...]

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Macaroni

Photo by Kate Lewis

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine macaroni covered with a silky butternut squash sauce. Now open your eyes, toss a few things in your slow cooker and get cooking! A dinner of Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Macaroni can be yours. It’s a healthier version of traditional mac and cheese and it … [Go to Full Post...]

7 Simple Vegan Slow Cooker Soups

7 Simple Slow Cooker Soups form

The slow cooker was made for soups. I cook these 7 Vegan Slow Cooker Soups all winter and I think you'll enjoy them too. If you just got a new slow cooker for the holidays a soup is one of the best recipes to use in your test run, because you'll have less problems if it does run hot because of … [Go to Full Post...]

4 Warming Winter Slow Cooker Oatmeals

4 Slow Cooker Vegan Oatmeals from

While the cold weather is at all time lows I want to make sure you're making some slow cooker oatmeal to keep you warm. These all use steel-cut oatmeal and cook in a 1 1/2 to 2 quart slow cooker. If yours runs hot add an addition 1/4 cup liquid or . Enjoy your happy oatmeal … [Go to Full Post...]

Book Review: The Vegetarian Flavor Bible


Happy New Year! Some of you may be new here and just beginning cooking plant-based.  Just know that I'm thrilled that you're here. You'll find tons of easy and inexpensive recipes that you can make in your slow cooker while you're at work. No slow cooker? Don't worry there are recipes that use … [Go to Full Post...]

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