Vegan Garlic Herb Avocado Cashew Cream Cheese

A vegan spread made with avocados and soaked cashews

I love bagels. There’s not much better than a nice smear on a everything bagel. I really miss the fresh baked bagels I got in my neighborhood when I lived in Brooklyn. There was a place that sold bagels wholesale, and you could smell the cinnamon raisin ones baking from blocks away. It felt like you were […]

Slow Cooker Not-Refried Black Beans

Slow Cooker Refried Black Beans from HealthySlowCooking.com

You can’t go wrong by making beans for dinner. They are healthy, easy and hands off once they go into the slow cooker plus you can even freeze the leftovers for later. Sometimes I go ahead and make up some burritos with the leftover beans and put them in the freezer for an instant last minute […]

Pumpkin Coconut Caramel Sauce

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  Happy December! It’s gotten really chilly here in North Carolina and even though it’s warming up during the day it makes me want to snuggle up in bed a little longer. Plus I can’t get enough hot tea or coffee. Even Max, one of our dogs, is sneaking closer and closer to the fireplace […]

Slow Cooker Indian-Spiced Mixed Lentil Stew

Slow Cooker Indian-Spiced Mixed Lentil Stew

Here’s a quick and easy slow cooker stew that makes about 2 to 3 servings. I love using my small slow cooker and it was really fun testing the limits of it last year when I was writing Vegan Slow Cooking for Two. (You can double or triple this recipe and use a larger slow […]

Strawberry Scones

Irma with Strawberry Chocolate Scones

Little pieces of chocolate melt in your mouth and blend with the sweet strawberries to make this the perfect spring scone! My cat, Irma was really drawn to the scones and just couldn’t stop smelling them. She wasn’t interested in eating them so I let her enjoy exploring them. I’m sure you already know but chocolate is off […]

Lemon Lavender Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Having a mid-week crisis? Lavender calms and soothes you in this small lemon chocolate chip cookie. They are certainly getting me through this after Labor Day funk. I hope they help you too. You may not notice that there’s avocado in these cake-like cookies. But it’s standing in for the typical oil.  Avocados are cool like that!