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Spicy Sixteen Bean Slow Cooker Soup

When Spencer says I've made one of my best soups ever, I just had to share!   There's nothing like coming home from a long day of work, to walk in the door to the delicious smell of dinner waiting.   The morning prep took me no longer than 15 minutes, and I did NOT pre-soak my [...]

Veganizing Penzey’s Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Casserole + thoughts on Ahimsa.

    “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” ~ Gandhi Happy Sunday friends.   Sending out warm wishes to anyone in the path of winter storm Boreas, aptly named by The Weather Channel. Boreas is derived from the Greek god of "The cold north wind and bringer of [...]

By | November 24th, 2013|Casseroles, Take Along Potluck|0 Comments

Save the “Wings” but enjoy the Sauce in my Buffalo Chick’n and Potato Casserole. Plus Victoria’s Vegan Valley Ranch Dressing !

Over the years, my villa guests have left me with quite a few partially consumed bottles of Buffalo Wing Sauce.  And I've always been a little stumped as to what to do with these left overs.   I'm certainly not going to use it to baste those sad little appendages that an animal once used to [...]

Chopped! And Slow Cooker Refried Beans.

Even as a vegan, I'll admit that I'm a fan of the show Chopped on the Food Network.   And over the past two weeks, I've felt like a contestant on my own, little self-inflicted, home version of the show.  Which is why I've been so quiet lately! When it comes down to the Chopped competition, there [...]

By | July 8th, 2013|Beans, Take Along Potluck, Vegan Slowcooker|2 Comments

Slow Cooker Vegan Vegetable Lasagna

    Vegan Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagna   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 4 hours Total time 4 hours 30 mins   Slow-cooked lasagna may sound unconventional, but now that I've made it this way, I'll probably never make lasagna in the oven again. To me, lasagna always tastes better the second day [...]

By | January 3rd, 2013|Meatless Mondays, Pasta, Take Along Potluck, Vegan Slowcooker|0 Comments

Mid-week Lunch Box – Roasted Cauliflower, Pomegranate and Orzo Salad

I haven't worked much with pomegranates, although they grow quite commonly in the Caribbean.  One of the oldest known fruits, found in writings and artifacts of many cultures and religions, the pomegranate is an original native of Persia.  Through the ages, this nutrient dense, antioxidant rich fruit has been revered as a symbol of health, [...]