Allyson Kramer shares my Vanilla Hazelnut Creamer and a Gingerbread Latte

Photo by Kate Lewis, Copyrighted by Fair Winds Press

One of the things I love about being a vegan author is how great the vegan author community is. Allyson and I haven’t met in person yet, but I already know how awesome she is. She does great gluten-free recipes that everyone enjoys. Make sure to look at some of her beautiful photos and tasty […]

Step by Step Slow Cooker Pumpkin Purée

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Last week the pie pumpkins were peeking out at me begging to join in on some cooking fun. I’ve talked about making pumpkin puree before, but today I’m providing some step-by-step instructions and pictures. Let’s hear it for trying to overachieve for Mofo! It’s really easy to make, but you’ve heard that before. Plus if you’re like me, […]

Slow Cooker Spicy Southern Chickpeas and Grits

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For those of you not familiar with Southern food this is my (vegan) version of Shrimp and Grits. Traditionally it’s base is a spicy tomato based sauce with bell peppers. I’ve used chickpeas because they don’t break down as much as pinto beans or the like. Of course there’s bacon in the original version, and doubly of course I […]

Winter CSA: Slow Cooker Asian Corn Cabbage Soup

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Winter CSAs are definitely an adventure. It’s an all you can eat wonderland of kale, chard, bok choy, cabbage, tatsoi, collards and even more healthy green veggies. Of course beets, lettuce, carrots, and even cauliflower are peppered into the mix too. We didn’t get a CSA the week we got back from vacation, so I innocently bought a […]

Butternut Squash Frijoles and a Goodie Bag Giveaway!

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I have some housekeeping to get done before the end of the year. What’s weird is that it’s good for all you readers! I am backed up on reviews and giveaways so I will be posting more the next month and will have giveaways all the way up through the holidays. Today’s giveaway is one […]

Vegan Red Beans and Rice for 2

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You’ve probably noticed that I’m trying to come up with more savory recipes for the 1 1/2 to 2 quart slow cookers. I live in a two person household with a slew of wonderful (and demanding) companion animals. I know I’m not the only one without a large family. By making a smaller amount for […]

Vegan Autumn Lentil Soup

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This soup started with the gorgeous lentils above. I found them in a bulk bin at Whole Foods and fell in love. I knew that the red lentils wouldn’t stay red, but I had decided that the mixture would still look like autumn leaves after being cooked. Wrong! I also added these beautiful purple potatoes […]

Vegan Sin-cinnati Chili for Your Halloween Dinner

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Since I taunted you with Halloween yesterday I thought I’d give you something to make for your Halloween dinner party. Cincinnati chili is similar to a regular meaty chili except it has unusual spices that you see more in pumpkin pie than an all-American stew. Traditionally it’s a meat chili that has kidney beans as an optional topping […]

Vegan ‘Meaty’ Chili You Make From Scratch, but Is as Easy as Opening a Can!

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It’s getting close to my favorite holiday, Halloween. This weekend we started decorating the house for our annual Gothic dinner party. We have over 8 big plastic bins chock full of goodies, so it takes days to get everything in place. So far we are about 1/2 way there. Of course, once the house is […]

Slow Cooker White Chocolate Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal

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This oatmeal reminds me off walking into one of those fudge shops on vacation where you are surrounded by those dipped apples on sticks. They are covered with red candy coating, caramel, chocolate, white chocolate, even flavored coatings that look vaguely like chocolate but taste like peanut butter. Some of them are even double dipped […]