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I originally made this as a Valentine cocoa, but romance shouldn’t be limited to just one day.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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Sugar Cookie Hot Toddy for 2

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Sometimes you need a treat. A soothing, winter treat that can warm you up. That would be me last night. It’s finally feeling like winter and it’s all too easy to get the blahs. I’m making a warm slow cooker drink or dessert every night to keep my spirits up. Feel free to use natural […]

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 […]

Vegan Autumn Lentil Soup

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This soup started with the gorgeous lentils above. I found them in a bulk bin at Whole Foods and fell in love. I knew that the red lentils wouldn’t stay red, but I had decided that the mixture would still look like autumn leaves after being cooked. Wrong! I also added these beautiful purple potatoes […]