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 […]

5 Budget Saving Staples for the New Year!

5 Budget Saving Slow Cooker Staples

  Happy 2014 everyone! Thank you for spending time with me last year and telling me about making my recipes. This year there will be more recipes, ideas and ways to make dinner easier. You can look forward to a few ebooks this year and my new oatmeal book from Page Street Publishers will be […]

Fiery Black Bean Soup for World Vegetarian Day and a Giveaway

Fiery Black Ben Soup

Happy World Vegetarian Day! This Fiery Black Bean Soup is a variation of the soup I made last year for my Annual Gothic Dinner Party. Black beans have shown up in it several times since the deep, dark color of them are perfect for a spooky theme. I almost always whip up a last minute soup with something […]

Butternut Squash Frijoles From The Great Vegan Bean Book

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Today we’re off to visit the beautiful blog of Livvy – 86lemons.com. From her wonderful blog design to the mouth-watering photos it’s a feast for the eyes. But don’t worry, she has plenty of recipes your taste-buds will appreciate too. I didn’t know Livvy wasn’t a re-fried bean fan until I read her post this […]

Butternut Squash Frijoles and a Goodie Bag Giveaway!

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I have some housekeeping to get done before the end of the year. What’s weird is that it’s good for all you readers! I am backed up on reviews and giveaways so I will be posting more the next month and will have giveaways all the way up through the holidays. Today’s giveaway is one […]

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 […]

Beyond Easy Not-Refried Beans

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Now that I’ve at gotten you to at least start thinking about getting a 1 1/2 to 2 quart slow cooker – here’s another recipe for it. This time it’s a savory staple that can make any meal easy – refried beans, except my beans play no part in the frying game. They’re completely oil-free, […]