Beyond Easy Not-Refried Beans

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Now that I’ve at gotten you to at least start thinking about getting a 1 1/2 to 2 quart slow cooker – here’s another recipe for it. This time it’s a savory staple that can make any meal easy – refried beans, except my beans play no part in the frying game. They’re completely oil-free, […]

A Monster Ate My Purple Sweet Potato Casserole Oatmeal!

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I love Halloween and am always on the look out for something slightly spooky and cool. I’ve been all about Fork and Beans blog posts this week. She’s got some amazing edible Halloween ideas. Fork and Beans, this monster is for you! I love purple sweet potatoes because, well, they’re purple. They taste the same as orange ones […]

Celebrate National Coffee Day with a Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte

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When Hilary from So Delicious reminded me National Coffee Day was coming up I started thinking of my favorite fall weather treats. I never tried to recreate a gingerbread latte before, so I thought that was a good place to start. Just so you know, Hilary did send me some of their creamers to test […]

It’s Time to Preserve the Harvest Again: Diced Tomatoes

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Last year I posted this when I was working on recipes for my book. This was my canning work around. I hate having the stove on when it’s hot outside. But I wanted to enjoy cheap, organic heirlooms all winter and spring – and I did! Another plus is that you can freeze heirlooms that […]

Slow Cooker White Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Oatmeal

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Sometimes you need a breakfast tasty enough to remind you of dessert. On those mornings give this White Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Oatmeal a try. If you don’t have any fancy peanut butters, plain works just fine. Most white chocolate is not vegan, but Peanut Butter and Co. White Chocolate Wonderful is. Slow Cooker White Chocolate Peanut Butter […]

Slow Cooker Summer Pasta Sauce with Fresh Basil

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I fell in love with all the vibrant colors at the farmers market this weekend! There were various shades of eggplant from lavender to deep purple, peppers of all colors and heat, even Italian tomatoes in red, yellow, and orange. The colors memorized me into buying more eggplant than I can typically sneak by Cheryl, my resident picky eater, […]

Romaine Strawberry Salad with Roasted Asparagus and a Surprising Crouton

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I posted a new salad over at Busy Vegan that’s perfect for Easter brunch or even just to celebrate spring! It’s a Romaine Strawberry Salad with Roasted Asparagus and a Surprising Crouton made from a hot cross bun! Plus it has a home-made Strawberry Mint Balsamic Salad Dressing that’s super easy to make and uses Crofter’s Strawberry ‘Just the […]

Slow Cooker Orange Coconut Oatmeal

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It’s spring and my thoughts turn to green smoothies in the morning. I’m not giving up on oatmeal, but I probably won’t be posting a new oatmeal everyday for a awhile. I’m going to try and post a few of my smoothies over at Busy vegan in the neat future. I have experimented with a […]

Beyond Easy Slow Cooker Beans – 1 1/2 Quart Version

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Making beans in the slow cooker is super simple. I usually go ahead and make a pound of dried beans and freeze the extra for recipes later in the month. But sometimes I don’t want to fool with all that. All I really want is about 2 1/2 to 3 cups cooked beans for what […]

Slow Cooker Hide and Seek Veggie Pasta Sauce

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This sauce gets puréed before serving so it’s a perfect place to hide some of your families least favorite veggies. Eggplant works great in addition to the carrots or in place of them. I just didn’t have any on hand. Make sure to think about the color while you are adding more veggies. If it’s […]