Lots of Beans and Grains Slow Cooker Chili

Beans + Grains = hearty vegan chili!

Chili is one of my favorite staples. I’m sure it comes as no surprise since it’s a stew and brown – two of my favorites when it comes to slow cooker dinners. Well, maybe some of my favorite foods just happen to be brown… Of course, it’s great as is or with a sprinkle of […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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, […]