Slow Cooker Maple Pear Walnut Cake Oatmeal – the Oatmeal that Starts Your Week Off Right

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A big, warm welcome to all the new visitors from the Crock-Pot Facebook page! This one is a comforting bowl of fall all in one bowl. If you don’t have maple extract just use maple syrup as your sweetener to add that maple flavor. The maple really makes you think of the autumn leaves, the pear adds […]

Slow Cooker Pear Applesauce Cake Oatmeal – the Oatmeal to Get You in the Mood for Fall

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My aunt used to make the most wonderful applesauce cake every year in the fall. It was unbelievably moist and had the perfect blend of spices to get you in the mood to take a drive to look at the fall foliage. I love the color changes of the leaves. This is my attempt to get […]

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Coffeecake Oatmeal

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I’m back on my oatmeal obsession just in time for Vegan Month of Food. I realized fall and winter will bring even more flavors into my oatmeal mix. Plus, is it really an obsession if it doesn’t raise its head every once in a while? In case you didn’t already know this about me, I […]

Slow Cooker State Fair Caramel Apple Oatmeal

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Each month Fiction Kitchen puts on a vegan brunch at the Pinhook in Durham, NC. If you are nearby, it’s not to be missed. Yesterday, they blessed us with a state fair menu of: corn dogs, mac and cheese, and apple fritters. It’s was so much fun to eat and super yummy too. So, how […]

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 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 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 […]

Slow Cooker Orange-Flower, Date and Spice Oatmeal

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You may be tired of hearing it – but I love spring! The flowers, picking greens and lettuce out of my tiny garden, even the fact that I enjoy being outside again are all great reasons. It’s also my birthday month, so I guess coming into the world with all these lovely smells didn’t hurt […]

Slow Cooker Chocolate Walnut Blondie Oatmeal

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Cheryl loves walnuts and chocolate and wants me to make a batch of blondies or brownies. This is what I made for instead and she was actually happy with it! Make this into a brownie oatmeal by adding a few teaspoons of cocoa in the night before. Either way it’s bound to make a Friday […]

Slow Cooker Banana Hazelnut Torte Oatmeal

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I love making oatmeal that remind me of  favorite desserts. This tastes like  a cake I had almost 20 years ago. (Or at least what it’s become in my mind.) The banana and chocolate go perfectly with the flavor of the hazelnuts.  This is a really simple oatmeal to throw together before you go to bed. You can […]