Slow Cooker Quinoa Jambalaya with Tempeh

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Some of you let me know you’d like to have a formula for making variations of meals. Today I’m posting a Quinoa Jambalaya with Tempeh and tomorrow I’ll be posting a Mexican Quinoa with Black Beans to illustrate that. Both use the same amount of liquid and quinoa but the spices, protein, and veggies change. You […]

Roasted Root Veggie Hash with Gardein Beefless Tips

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So, yesterday you made a big batch of roasted veggies right? If you missed yesterday’s post, you can go here and get some info on roasting veggies in the oven and in your slow cooker! Maybe you made the yummy pizza too but you still have a ton of left over veggies. What else should you make? […]

Quick and Easy Vegan Winter Squash Pasta Sauce

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Sometimes I leave the house without dinner in the slow cooker. For days like that this pasta sauce is easy to put together and tastes like you really put a ton of effort into it. In fact, it’s good enough to serve at your next dinner party! Tip: Hate trying to carve a giant winter squash? Worry […]

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 […]

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 Slow Cooker ‘Down Home’ Beans

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These are some beans I made for a southern food party. Someone else made cornbread and together you have a traditional southern dish. The type of beans change state to state or what you have in your pantry, but they all are delicious. If you have extras freeze them for another time. If you don’t have […]

Slow Cooker Beyond Easy Pantry Chili

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It snowed here for the first real time this year. Even though we should only get 5 inches the stores are packed with people getting supplies. So the last place I wanted to be was in that mess. So no weekend shopping for me. No shopping means eating out of the pantry, which is something […]

Slow Cooker Smoked Tofu (Version 1)

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I am a huge fan of tofu. I always tell people if they don’t like it they haven’t had me cook it for them yet. It’s not as egotistical as it sounds. Most people simply don’t know how to use tofu to their advantage. Tofu is the perfect palette to add flavors to.  And I […]