Quinoa with Black Beans

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Here’s another recipe from The Great Vegan Bean Book that comes out June 1. This recipe may look familiar because it started out on this blog. It’s been slightly tweaked, a stove-top cooking method has been added in addition to the original slow cooker one and there’s nutritional information! This Book is not an all slow cooker […]

Slow Cooker Farro and Veggies Split Pea Soup

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I feel like I should start this post with it was a dark and stormy night due to yesterday’s cold rain that put me into a bit of a  funk. It’s those chilly times of despair that the best soups spring from. As they say, it’s always darkest before there’s a steaming bowl of tasty soup in […]

4 Toasty Slow Cooker Drinks for Halloween

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Fall has really settled in where I live and has blown beautiful leaves over my car, the bushes, really just about anywhere. This week the hurricane brought some chilly temps with it, so make some a nice hot drink to warm you up on this unusually cold Halloween.

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!

Slow Cooker Vanilla Tapioca Pudding

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I didn’t grow up with tapioca pudding, but after my first bite I was hooked for life. There’s something mysterious about a pudding that has so much texture. Plus, like all puddings, the flavor variations are endless.

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, […]

It’s Summertime and Using Your Slow Cooker Is Easy…

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It always amazes me when people tell me they’ve put away their slow cooker for the summer. It’s the hottest time of the year and perfect weather for slow cooking. Skip some of the heavy stews you make in the winter, but use it for beans, lighter meals, and even desserts – all without heating up your […]

Bean and Whole Grain Salads

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I’m actually cooking up some bean and grain salads for my friend’s wedding this weekend.  I’m super excited that she found the one for her and it’s even better because I like him too. I realized that these could make my lunches easy (and in advance) all summer long and wanted to pass the bean fever over […]

It’s Strawberry Season!

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First an announcement: my black forest oatmeal is entered into the So Delicious recipe contest. To vote in the contest you have to like them on your Facebook page. (My oatmeal is the one on the bottom right corner.) Please take a minute to vote for it! You can vote once a day and I’d love to see […]

Slow Cooker Red Velvet Tea Tapioca Pudding

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Tapioca is not a pretty food, but there’s something wonderful when you bite into those mini spheres. Slightly gooey but matched with its creamy almond milky pudding it becomes the perfect texture. Straight from the fridge it’s my favorite hot afternoon snack in the summer. In the summer the last thing I want to do is put a pot of anything […]