Eggplant Tapenade from Vegan Slow Cooking for Two

Photo by Kate Lewis

The hot, humid North Carolina summer weather wears me out from a simple walk around my tiny garden or after a few hours working on the deck. The heat makes me feel less motivated and spend to much time thinking about taking naps. This is the time of the year that slow cookers are made for. Make dinner while […]

Vegan Summer Slow Cooker – Pasta Sauces

vegan parm

Today we’ll look at making some yummy pasta sauces from scratch. Yes, even in the summer your slow cooker still comes through in a big way. I love the way you can take your csa or farmers market jewels and turn them into sauces for a great pasta dish. They even freeze well for last-minute […]

Sun Dried Tomato Eggplant Spread

with mint 400-2

Summer is just around the corner and it’s a good time to collect a few hot-weather recipes. This spread is a great alternative to cooking a full meal on a hot day or the perfect appetizer at your next cocktail party. It goes well on crostini, crackers, and even as a spread on a sandwich. […]

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, […]

Slow Cooker Loaded with Veggies Mole Chili

chili

There’s no such thing as too many chili recipes in my book. Don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients, this is very easy to make. My other half avoids most veggies and that’s why I mince the veggies in this recipe. You can chop them if you like the texture better and you don’t have to […]