Vegan Almond Milk Fro-yo is at TCBY!

Vegan Almond Fro-yo at TCBY

It always warms my heart to see vegan options pop up in the national arena. Even better I love seeing this soy-free, gluten-free and nondairy frozen vegan yogurt right in my own backyard. I’m hoping this is showing up in airport because it would be awesome to have an option there too. They released a […]

13 Easy Slow Cooker Oatmeals – Happy Almost Halloween!

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My friend Gail Davis from So Delicious reminded me that today is oatmeal day. I can’t believe it almost past me by! Since we’re so close to Halloween I selected 13 of my favorites for you to warm up with. So stay toasty and dry, and eat your oatmeal!

Orange Blossom Water + Green Tea Cheap-o-chino

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While some people avoid the “perfumy” flavors of rosewater, orange blossom water and lavender I just love them. In fact, I use them as much as I can. At one of my favorite restaurants, La Shish in Cary, I get this amazing drink called Lebanese ice tea. It’s a mix of lemon juice, sugar, and black tea with a little something special. […]

Cardamom Rose Cheap-o-chino

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You guys know I tend to get on a tangent and now I can’t stop making frozen coffees. I guess it’s too warm to re-start my oatmeal obsession and they are so much better than you-know-who’s. Since the CSA has been making veggies magically apear at my house so I haven’t gone to the farmers […]

DIY Orange Green Tea Cheap-o-chino

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Here’s another green tea variation, this time a little closer to you-know-who’s. The color of this one  is a faint green, though it didn’t capture well in the photos. You could also throw in some Swiss Chard or Kale to get a darker (and healthier) green.

Almond Joy Cheap-o-chino

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Here’s another inexpensive coffee house frozen drink. When I’m super busy and a little stressed out I tend to get a frap on my way to work. It’s an expensive and unhealthy habit. Once I catch up a little I always go back to making my own. It takes about 10 minutes, has less sugar than […]

Blueberry Green Tea Cheap-o-chino

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It’s beautiful outside and I have all the windows and doors open. We’re decluttering and if all goes well I’ll even have the deck ready for a cocktail night next week. Spring is my favorite time of the year. It makes anything seem possible. I like a nice frosty drink as a reward for all […]

So Delicious Almond Milk Ice Cream Lemon Thyme Shake

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Spring came months ago it seems. The bad part is there are already mosquitos trying to sneak into the house, in fact one is actually nibbling me now. But the best part if that some of my fresh herbs are ready to use again and that more than makes up for my blood loss.

Vegan Creamy Pear Cardamom Cocktail

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Continuing on my fancy drink exploration – this cocktail combines fresh pear with vanilla vodka and amaretto all tied together with the slightly floral flavor of cardamom. If you can’t find any vanilla liquor you can make your own. Check on Barnivore to make sure the base vodka you use is vegan and then you just need vanilla […]

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Coffeecake Oatmeal

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I’m back on my oatmeal obsession just in time for Vegan Month of Food. I realized fall and winter will bring even more flavors into my oatmeal mix. Plus, is it really an obsession if it doesn’t raise its head every once in a while? In case you didn’t already know this about me, I […]