Eggplant Tapenade from Vegan Slow Cooking for Two

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The hot, humid North Carolina summer weather wears me out from a simple walk around my tiny garden or after a few hours working on the deck. The heat makes me feel less motivated and spend to much time thinking about taking naps. This is the time of the year that slow cookers are made for. Make dinner while […]

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 […]

Slow Cooker Beyond Meat Chili

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I have to say this has not been my favorite week. We didn’t have power for 3 days and with our well that means no water too. I now know that I haven’t appreciated water piped in the house nearly enough. Then yesterday the power went off again while I was working on a tight […]

Super Easy White Bean Veggie Soup (Slow Cooker)

Slow Cooker White Bean Veggie Soup from HealthySLowCooking.com

Since I’ve been hiding away working on my oatmeal book, I thought I better put up a new recipe to let you know I haven’t abandoned you. Just to update you on my new book, Oat-rageous, the first edits are done and it is being copyedited as you read this and Kate Lewis is taking […]

4 Slow Cooker Oatmeals Make Tonight for Tomorrow’s Breakfast!

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It’s no secret that the weather has been cold. Do you know what’s better than staying under the covers in the morning? Waking up to the smell of homemade oatmeal and knowing it’s ready to eat! All of these recipes are for a 1 1/2 to 2 quart slow cooker and make 2 to 3 […]

5 Coffeehouse Slow Cooker Recipes

Pumpkin Spice Cashew Creamer from HealthySlowCooking.com

I figure we’ll stick to the budget theme this week too. I don’t know about you, but I can spend a ton of money going out to get fancy coffees. It’s nice to go out every once in awhile, but you can make almost anything you’d buy at a coffee chain at home. Here are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Root Veggie Barley Risotto from Vegan Slow Cooking for Two

Photo by Kate Lewis

It got into the 20’s here last night even though it was 70 degrees just 3 days ago, so that’s gotten me craving root veggies. I bought some great looking rutabagas at the farmers market and they will be the perfect centerpiece in this barley risotto tomorrow night. I’ve been in love with the humble […]

Get-Well-Quick Chickpea Soup

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  You always need a back-up plan in case you feel a little under the weather. This soup is what I’m counting on if I get sick this year. This soup is pretty easy and you can even cut up the veggies the night before and keep in the fridge until the morning. Then wake […]