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4 Slow Cooker Oatmeals Make Tonight for Tomorrow’s Breakfast!


It's no secret that the weather has been cold. Do you know what's better than staying under the covers in the morning? Waking up to the smell of homemade oatmeal and knowing it's ready to eat! All of these recipes are for a 1 1/2 to 2 quart slow cooker and make 2 to 3 servings of steel-cut … [Go to Full Post...]

Gear Up for Brunch: 3 Pancake Recipes Everyone Will Love


It's Friday and weekend brunch is already on my mind. I'm thinking pancakes.  They are easy to pull together if you're half-asleep plus they make the morning feel so decadent. But these are full of whole-grains while still having less sugar than many other breakfast alternatives. You don't have to … [Go to Full Post...]

Heard of Two Buck Chuck? Here’s a Two Dollar Stew!

Two Dollar Veggie Stew (Vegan) from

Okay, mine doesn't rhyme and you don't drink it, but it's still a budget saver! My Key Ingredient vegan column today is all about making this cheap, filling and delectable veggie stew. There are some naysayers who think that you can't eat healthy on a budget and that's jut not true. Yesterday … [Go to Full Post...]

5 Coffeehouse Slow Cooker Recipes

Pumpkin Spice Cashew Creamer from

I figure we'll stick to the budget theme this week too. I don't know about you, but I can spend a ton of money going out to get fancy coffees. It's nice to go out every once in awhile, but you can make almost anything you'd buy at a coffee chain at home. Here are 5 recipes to get you out of the … [Go to Full Post...]

4 Winter Warming Recipes from The Great Vegan Bean Book


It got cold fast where I live and from the looks of it most everywhere else too. Here are a few recipes that will warm you up when you come in from the cold from The Great Vegan Bean Book. Or better yet, my plan is not to leave the house today at all! First up is a hearty chili made with Vaquero … [Go to Full Post...]

5 Budget Saving Staples for the New Year!

5 Budget Saving Slow Cooker Staples

  Happy 2014 everyone! Thank you for spending time with me last year and telling me about making my recipes. This year there will be more recipes, ideas and ways to make dinner easier. You can look forward to a few ebooks this year and my new oatmeal book from Page Street Publishers will be … [Go to Full Post...]

10 Minute Nutmeg Gingerbread Parfaits

10 Minute Nutmeg Gingerbread Parfaits from

These dairy-free parfaits are the perfect small bite for your holiday party. They taste a bit like cheesecake with a hint of nutmeg and spiced rum. Plus it only takes minutes to make. I use a combination of vegan cream cheese and silken tofu to make the base of the pudding. The So Delicious … [Go to Full Post...]

Allyson Kramer’s Pumpkin Chickpea Chili and a Giveaway!

Pumpkin Chickpea Chili

  I'm sure you're busy getting ready for the holidays next week. I want to give you a wonderful recipe that's easy enough to make tonight and you can eat on it until Christmas. Allyson Kramer's Pumpkin Chickpea Chili from Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats is filled with some of my favorite … [Go to Full Post...]

So Delicious Gingerbread Cookie Coconut Shake

Gingerbread Cookie Coconut Shake from

  It's really starting to feel like the holidays. Bright red berries are popping up on the holly bushes around my house and my Christmas cactus is booming. That makes me get a taste for some traditional flavors - even if they are served in not-so-traditional forms. This thick shake made … [Go to Full Post...]

New Recipes on the Weiser Kitchen

Crispy Citrus Rosemary Cookies

  I'm really enjoying my new column at The Weiser Kitchen. This month I have some comfort food for you and a cookie that's perfect for a holiday cookie exchange! My recipe for Quinoa-Flax Noodles uses Roland Foods Quinoa Flour. They are gluten-free and full of flax seed too. Plus they … [Go to Full Post...]

even more posts and recipes!

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  2. Review: Vegan Ice Cream and a Recipe
  3. Chilled Summer Squash Soup
  4. OATrageous Oatmeals Pre-order Promotion
  5. Banana Avocado Mint Ice Cream – No Ice Cream Maker Needed!
  6. Refreshing Summer Watermelon Ricky Sweetened with Stevia
  7. Review: Thrive Energy Cookbook
  8. Eggplant Tapenade from Vegan Slow Cooking for Two
  9. Easy Vegan Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto
  10. VeganCuts Dog Lovers Box Giveaway!
  11. No-Added Oil Avocado Ranch Dressing
  12. Vegan Finger Foods by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes
  13. Quick and Easy Thai Red Curry
  14. Join Me at the 2014 Food and Wine Conference
  15. Strawberry Spelt Biscuits for Breakfast in Bed-Fest
  16. Review: Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Stand Mixer
  17. Green Pina Colada Smoothie
  18. Allison’s E-book: Comfortably Yum
  19. Kidney Bean and Summer Squash Mexi Stir-fry
  20. More Quick-Fix Vegan Review
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