13 Easy Slow Cooker Oatmeals – Happy Almost Halloween!

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My friend Gail Davis from So Delicious reminded me that today is oatmeal day. I can’t believe it almost past me by! Since we’re so close to Halloween I selected 13 of my favorites for you to warm up with. So stay toasty and dry, and eat your oatmeal!

Orange Blossom Water + Green Tea Cheap-o-chino

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While some people avoid the “perfumy” flavors of rosewater, orange blossom water and lavender I just love them. In fact, I use them as much as I can. At one of my favorite restaurants, La Shish in Cary, I get this amazing drink called Lebanese ice tea. It’s a mix of lemon juice, sugar, and black tea with a little something special. […]

DIY Orange Green Tea Cheap-o-chino

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Here’s another green tea variation, this time a little closer to you-know-who’s. The color of this one  is a faint green, though it didn’t capture well in the photos. You could also throw in some Swiss Chard or Kale to get a darker (and healthier) green.

The Beauty of Scrambled Tofu

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In my pre-vegan days eggs were often my go to ingredient for a quick dinner. Now that I’m vegan, I still make some of the same convenience foods only I use the magic of tofu instead of eggs. Scrambling tofu is surprisingly similar to scrambling eggs in that the excitement comes from the add-ins. (And […]

Amazing Vegan Meal at Fearrington House

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There’s not much I like more than going out to a fancy dinner with friends. The Fearrington House is a 5 star restaurant right in my backyard and the food there always leaves me speechless. Cheryl and I like to celebrate there as much as possible, which on our budget means only a few times a year. But they […]

Win a Copy of The Vegan Slow Cooker in the Tofutti Giveaway

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Wow! The people at Tofutti don’t mess around they are giving you 2 free products in addition to the book! And is that a Tofutti ricotta I see? Hmmm….

Tempeh Girl – Artisianal Tempeh From Hillsborough , NC

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I have always liked tempeh, but never really loved it. It  tastes great in a strong sauce or in a sandwich mixed with other bold flavors. Typically I steam it for about 10 minutes to remove that hint of bitterness than can be off-putting. Last week I posted a Tempeh Stroganoff that was super simple to make and […]

Book Signings and Snacks Today at Quail Ridge Books!

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Missed some of my other events? Here are a few more chances to get some slow cooker tips and tricks from me. If that’s not enough I’ll have some delicious snacks waiting for you!

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 […]

Talks, Book Signings and Snacks for February and March

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Missed some of my other events? Here are a few more chances to get some slow cooker tips and tricks from me. If that’s not enough I’ll have some delicious snacks waiting for you too! All of these are free and you can ask me questions about slow cooking and eating vegan at any of […]