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 […]

New Book Updates and a Mint Mango Lassi

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I know you’re not supposed to apologize about not blogging, so instead making that faux pas I offer you a cute picture of my dog Brenna. In this picture she’s trying to put her mind meld on me and saying, “What do you mean we can’t go for a walk tonight?”. She’s ready for me […]

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 […]

Bean and Whole Grain Salads

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I’m actually cooking up some bean and grain salads for my friend’s wedding this weekend.  I’m super excited that she found the one for her and it’s even better because I like him too. I realized that these could make my lunches easy (and in advance) all summer long and wanted to pass the bean fever over […]

It’s Strawberry Season!

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First an announcement: my black forest oatmeal is entered into the So Delicious recipe contest. To vote in the contest you have to like them on your Facebook page. (My oatmeal is the one on the bottom right corner.) Please take a minute to vote for it! You can vote once a day and I’d love to see […]

Vegan Queso for Cinco de Mayo

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My favorite last minute meal is a few tortilla chips served up with a cup of queso. If you’re tired of spending a fortune on jars of vegan queso this is the recipe for you.The base recipe is mild, but you can spice it up to suit your taste.

Sweet Potato Spice Cheap-o-chino

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One of the recipes I get asked for the most is a simple version of a pumpkin spice frozen coffee. It seems to have a cult following. But believe it or not the pumpkin spice syrup at your local coffee chain just may contain dairy and the one at you-know-who’s definitely does. So one reason to make this […]