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 […]

Slow Cooker Hot Cross Bun Oatmeal

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Happy Monday everyone! The weekend here was a little gloomy until yesterday afternoon when the sun finally came out. It was amazing! I’m hoping for a little more sun today to keep me perky. There has definitely been too many blah days the past week. This time Spring weather needs to come and stay! This […]

Slow Cooker Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Oatmeal

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You know I can’t go too long without a cake flavored oatmeal for breakfast. This oatmeal can brighten up the most dreary day with a vanilla base flecked with pineapple and chopped cherries. I finally decided I’m going to  Eat Write Retreat in May and will hopefully learn some cool tips. I will definitely learn something about taking pictures, […]

Slow Cooker Earl Grey Oatmeal with a touch of Rosewater

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I got the rosewater awhile ago, so it was about time for me to make an oatmeal with it. I love how the rose taste goes perfectly with the bergamot in the Earl Grey tea. I know the picture doesn’t show much, but all the tasty goodness is inside – I promise! I garnished it with chopped […]

Slow Cooker Red Bean (Adzuki) Oatmeal

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This has a taste similar to red bean ice cream. I added a little extra sweetener for this one since I needed it to give it a sweeter feel. If you (or anyone you live with) is a more traditional eater, adding the candied ginger makes it taste less beany. But if you like red […]

Slow Cooker Irish Piña Colada Oatmeal – It’s Green and Tastes Great Too!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I know I’m a day early, but I wanted to share this oatmeal with you so you can make it on St. Patrick’s for your family. There’s no denying that it’s green enough and there’s no artificial color to be found. The secret ingredient is spinach. Where did the Irish/piña colada connection come from? I knew […]

Slow Cooker Wedding Cake Oatmeal – My Favorite Snowball Flavor

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I lived in New Orleans for 12 years. One of the things I looked forward to was the snowball stands re-opening when the weather got warm. They had dozens of flavors and even more combos. My favorite was the wedding cake flavor which is a mostly vanilla almond flavor. Every good snowball stand makes their […]