Easy Vegan Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto

Easy Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto

The good part about this time of the year is walking out in the garden to grab some herbs for dinner or to even plan a meal around what veggie is ready to pick. But with the good there is always the dark side of summer – the heat. The rising temperatures make me want […]

Quinoa Flour and Flax Gluten-free Noodles

Vegan Quinoa Flour Fax Noodles

  It seems that allergies are becoming more of the norm and since I’m an inclusive cook I try to have a little something for everyone that sits at my table. These noodles are gluten-free, soy-free and have no added oil so they fit in most people’s diets. These quinoa noodles are easier to make […]

Kale Rosemary Pistachio Oil Pesto

Kale Rosemary Pistachio Oil Pesto from HealthySlowCooking.com

We’re getting near the end of Roland Foods week, and today we visit another nut oil. This recipe uses RolandⓇ Pistachio Oil. I knew I had some kale I wanted to use up and I thought the pistachio oil would go great in an autumn pesto with a little of my favorite smoked salt. Scroll down to […]

Fireplace Chili Mac for VeganMofo

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It actually was too cold for me to have all the windows open yesterday. It was wonderful to finally put on a sweater and we finally got to use the fireplace in our new house for the first time. In fact, I’m sipping on some rose tea in front of the fire as I’m writing […]

Vegan Summer Slow Cooker – Pasta Sauces

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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 […]

Super Simple Slow Cooker Tempeh Mushroom Stroganoff

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This Tempeh Mushroom Stroganoff is amazingly easy and full of great flavors. It has few ingredients, but the mushrooms combined with the bouillon create an amazing broth that becomes the base of the sauce. I don’t use tempeh as much as I should. It’s a fermented soy product that’s originally from Indonesia. Most people agree that […]

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 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 Hide and Seek Veggie Pasta Sauce

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This sauce gets puréed before serving so it’s a perfect place to hide some of your families least favorite veggies. Eggplant works great in addition to the carrots or in place of them. I just didn’t have any on hand. Make sure to think about the color while you are adding more veggies. If it’s […]

A New Blog for a New Week

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Busy Vegan is going to be a place for me to post non-slow cooker recipes. Don’t get me wrong, Healthy Slow Cooking will keep going strong. But I don’t cook in my slow cooker for every meal, and sometimes I’m running too behind in the morning to even think about dinner. I also want to get back into a meal planning frame of mind.