Slow Cooker Weather!

Getting into these colder months I definitely day dream more about eating a hot meal. But I also still have to go to work…enter the slow cooker!

This may be a little soon for some people, but I love thanksgiving food (stuffing!!) so much that I’m just going to post this Chicken and Stuffing Slow Cooker Recipe.

When I make this I’m going to:

  • replace the water with Imagine Foods no chicken broth
  • for the gravy mix, I’m going to buy those GF gravy packets from whole foods
  • I might change my mind on this, but maybe the Glutino cornbread stuffing?? or Gillian’s if I can find that in a store around here!
  • replace butter with Earth Balance buttery spread

 

Note to self: check out more recipes from this page!

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Pie Season!

Fall in general starts pie season, but I really start to get into it around Thanksgiving! Now that the holiday pies are all gone, I found another recipe I’d like to try!

The original recipeΒ for this Avocado Key Lime Pie isn’t gluten free or dairy free, but here is my version of the ingredients I want to use when I make this:

 

Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups of GF graham cracker crumbs (kinnikinnick brand)
  • 1/2 softened coconut oil

Filling:

  • 8 oz cream cheese alternative (either daiya or homemade cashew based)
  • 1 avocado
  • 3/4-1 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 TBS key lime (if you can find it) juice
  • 3/4 DF whipping cream alternative (preferably chilled canned coconut cream separated from the water)
  • 1/2 TBS lime zest

And maybe some extra “whipped cream” for garnish πŸ˜€

Also this recipe is already vegan!

New blender!

I finally got a nice blender πŸ™‚

Today I celebrated by making cashew milk!

  • 1 cup soaked raw cashews (3/4 cup before soaking)
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • soaked (like 10 minutes) dates (to taste, i used 4)
  • pinch of salt
  • dash of vanilla extract
  • optional: extra sweetener such as maple syrup or agave

Blend, blend blend! Enjoy πŸ˜€ optional:strain through a nut bag, but it usually blends pretty smooth

 

And I had a green smoothie too! Mmmm πŸ™‚ Greens, frozen fruit, banana, coconut water!