Hey My Chocolate Covered Cherries!
Thanks for all of your comments on my last post. Homemade Protein Powder is definitely something I enjoy – so much cheaper than that stuff you can buy! Also, thanks for all of your love and support with my Driver’s Ed. I’ve only been driving for less than a week and I feel like a lot of it is coming 100 mph and I need to grab it all at once. I have those feelings that I need to be a perfect driver RIGHT NOW, but I haven’t even been driving for very long. I JUST started, and I’m already getting those feelings – those thoughts – those wantings. But right now, I am just going to take it one day at a time.
Remember when I received The Vegan Slow Cooker from Kathy Hester?
She had sent me a copy (free of charge – she did not pay me) to review and I absolutely LOVE it!
This quote is so right! I love how much time slow cookers save me. I just throw everything in my slow cooker, set the timer, and POOF! Dinner served!
The recipes are so amazing and SO easy to make!
Remember that Vanilla Cranberry Quinoa I tried?
And that Lentil and Split Pea Soup?
AND that Chocolate Valentine Dream Oatmeal? The recipes were from her! If you want to read how I rated them, click here.
I had the oatmeal (like, 1/3 of the recipe – the batch is HUGE) as a yummilicious part of my lunch! WITH peanut butter on top of course. I love how easy it is to cook steel cut oats in the slow-cooker! SO much easier than having to stir them in a pot for an hour. Because of this book, steel cut oats and I can have more dates.
Some of the other recipes that caught my eye have included the following:
The Apple Sage Sausage
Perfect Pizza From Your Slow Cooker
I mean — just look at that!
Wholesome Chocolate Chip Banana Bread – this one I love! I never would have thought to make bread in a slow cooker.
And the Pumpkin and White Bean Lasagna.
Some others included the:
- Spanish Quinoa
- Carrot Cake and Zucchini Bread Oatmeal
- Holiday Sweet Potato Casserole
and brownies, and granolas, and pasta dishes, and so much more!!! I am just drooling at that list. AND, they are all VEGAN with many of them Gluten and Soy-free, too!
I would TOTALLY recommend this book to you. I’ve read many slow-cooker books, but this one is by far my favorite. I love how easy and simple the recipes are – my sister (who doesn’t cook very often) could definitely make these. We have really enjoyed the recipes we have tried so far, and we can’t wait to try more of them!
I used to always be afraid of using the slow cooker.
But this book has changed everything.
You could call me a Vegan Slow Cooker.
When you first started driving, did you have any struggles with certain aspects of it? I know I need to work on my checking my mirrors when I brake, right turns (which I’m getting better at), and changing lanes.
Do you have a favorite food to make in the slow cooker? I’m really loving making oatmeal, quinoa, and beans!
Do you tend to stay up late even if you shouldn’t? That is one of the things I am working on. Going to bed at a decent hour (10pm is my goal), prioritizing and using my time well, and driving are the parts of balance in my life that I am focusing on right now.