Almond Joy Cheap-o-chino

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Here’s another inexpensive coffee house frozen drink. When I’m super busy and a little stressed out I tend to get a frap on my way to work. It’s an expensive and unhealthy habit. Once I catch up a little I always go back to making my own. It takes about 10 minutes, has less sugar than […]

Crockpot Lavender Rose Cocoa

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I originally made this as a Valentine cocoa, but romance shouldn’t be limited to just one day. Surprise your someone special with the yummy dessert cocoa. The lavender and rose flavors blend together to form its own taste that’s not as floral as you think. I used lavender extract which I got at Savory Spice Shop, but […]

Fat-Free Lavender-Rose Donuts Sweetened with Stevia

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Trying to cut down on sugar? Today, it may be a little more difficult. Valentine’s day candy seems to find its way into work break rooms, lunch bags, special deliveries, and even in your own home. What can you do? Make some yummy stevia sweetened donuts. These donuts are the perfect Valentine’s breakfast, afternoon snack, […]

Baked Lemon Donuts with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting

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These were my second batch of donuts and they are bursting with lemony goodness. The lemon extract has less of a bite than plain lemon juice, so I like using the two together. The lemon cream cheese frosting adds more sweetness but also a bit of richness to the bright flavor of the lemon donut. You […]

Baked Almond Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

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I’ve been on a donut kick this weekend and this is the batch that got me started. I wanted a sweet treat with little or no white sugar and low-fat as well. Not always an easy feat. I’m not giving up white sugar altogether, but I would like to be able to use stevia instead […]

Tipsy Mint-Kahlua Cocoa (From Your Slow Cooker!)

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I had The Market‘s Mint White Russian the other night. (It was one of two creamy vegan drinks on their menu!) They used homemade Kahlua and mint infused vodka. If you live in the triangle you must give them a try. I was hesitant about the coffee mint combo but I was won over. It was so good […]

Pink Kitchen’s Vegan Gingerbread Scones

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I want you to know upfront that Lisa Grey’s Scone book is not a slow cooker book, though I have plans on trying to cook one of Lisa’s tasty scones recipes in the slow cooker sooner or later. I’ve linked to several of Pink Kitchen’s slow cooker recipes on my Facebook page when she posts a vegan […]

Slow Cooker Coconut Banana Pecan Coffee Cake Oatmeal

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Sorry I missed posting the last 2 days. I have a confession to make. I spent those 2 days oatmeal-less. I cheated on my oatmeal with vegan sausage biscuits and I have to admit it was pretty darn tasty! Of course, what really made it special was that I ate them on Halloween biscuits. I […]

Slow Cooker Orange Fig Pecan Oatmeal

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I love orange flower water and once I got my hands on a bottle I was hooked. It has a very delicate, sweet, floral fragrance and a delicious taste when used sparingly. If you use too much you’ll feel like you’re eating perfume. If you can get to a Middle Eastern Store it’s surprisingly cheap, so get […]

Slow Cooker Orange Carrot Cake with So Delicious “Icing”

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So for the first time in my brief, but intense, oatmeal career I am asking you to do something different from the picture. My vanilla Greek yogurt has met a sad demise and I didn’t know until this morning. (Feel free to leave your sympathy posts here.) So I used what I had on hand – Pina Colada regular […]