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Vegan Slow Cooker Cassoulet

Last week I was craving a stew and had some homemade chik’n seitan, leftover Gimme Lean and lots of field peas in the freezer. This stew is what came out of that.

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Slow Cooker Banana Pudding Oatmeal – Another Southern Dessert for Breakfast

Banana Pudding is a Southern favorite with a bottom layer of vanilla wafers, topped with very ripe sliced bananas and topped with vanilla pudding. This oatmeal is much simpler but has the main flavors of banana combined with an intense vanilla flavor.

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Slow Cooker Vanilla Fig Oatmeal Topped with Baklava Filling

You can leave off the topping altogether or just use a teaspoon or two of your favorite nut. Depending on how sweet your figs are you may need to add a little sweetener if you make it that way.

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Slow Cooker Carrot Cardamom Oatmeal

This oatmeal is inspired by an Indian dessert Carrot Halwa. Carrot Halwa is a thick paste of carrot, sugar and cardamom that’s sometimes topped with saffron and pistachios.

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Slow Cooker Strawberry Layer Cake Oatmeal

This oatmeal has the sweet and slightly sour bite of strawberries with the creamy after taste of vanilla and the richness of So Delicious Coconut milk.

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Slow Cooker Lemon Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal

This oatmeal reminds me of my favorite muffin. You get blueberries in every bite with a bright burst of lemon. There’s something about just smelling lemon that seems to make the ickiest day seem to have possibilities.

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Slow Cooker Almond Joy Oatmeal

This slow cooker oatmeal is soy-free, gluten-free, and full of chocolaty goodness. It uses cocoa, So Delicious Coconut Milk, unsweetened coconut, and slivered almonds to mimic the taste of an Almond Joy.

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