Cooling Summer Watermelon Gazpacho

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Watermelon is one of the most refreshing treats of summer. Add it into a chilled soup and you have the best hot weather meal ever!

Summer Squash Pilaf: A Rice Cooker Recipe

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Still picking zucchini and summer squash out of your garden? Here’s one more way to serve it up and it’s super easy! The best part – it cooks in your rice cooker so you can sit on your deck and enjoy fall while it’s cooking! Perfectly cooked brown rice seasoned with Mexican herbs and spices […]

End of Summer Raspberry Cocktail

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With autumn just days away I felt the need to squeeze in at least one more burst of summer into my drink menu. These sweet, juicy raspberries are muddled with thyme then mixed with gin to create a refreshing cocktail you don’t want to miss.

Vegan Summer Slow Cooker – Desserts

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One of the best parts of summer is cooling down with creamy desserts, but brownies and cakes are certainly nice too. Here are a few you may not think about making in your slow cooker, but trust me it’s the best way to make them in the summer!

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 […]

Vegan Summer Slow Cooker – Mains

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Here’s my second post on the joys of summer slow cooking. If you missed the first one you can read it here. I’ve got summer slow cooking on the brain! This time we’ll look at main dishes.

It’s Summertime and Using Your Slow Cooker Is Easy…

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It always amazes me when people tell me they’ve put away their slow cooker for the summer. It’s the hottest time of the year and perfect weather for slow cooking. Skip some of the heavy stews you make in the winter, but use it for beans, lighter meals, and even desserts – all without heating up your […]

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, […]