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Slow Cooker Chickpea Veggie Soup

More snow for us New Englanders means more bowls of piping hot soup for lunch, in my book. This recipe was slightly adapted from this Slow Cooker Vegetable White Bean Stew. I couldn’t find white beans at Whole Foods, but love chickpeas even more, so went for those. And, admittedly, I’ve never cooked chickpeas fromshow me more

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Veggie Lentil Ragu over Pasta

I’ve flagged a few recipes for lentil ragu that I wanted to try, but it wasn’t until I found one that could be done in the slow cooker that I decided to make it. Who wants to stand over a hot stove of bubbling hot soup for any length of time? Not me. This wasshow me more

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“No Recipe” Veggie Lentil Soup in the Slow Cooker

I posted a pic of this soup on Instagram recently, and afterwards, I had a few requests for the recipe. But, there is no recipe! I just tossed a bunch of ingredients in my slow cooker and this soup was the end result. I love hearty veggie soups and stews in colder months since it’sshow me more

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One-Pot Pasta with Veggies

I’ve been seeing a lot of one-pot recipes for pasta and veggies lately. And while pasta is pretty easy to make as it is, it’s even more enticing to be able to make an entire one-pot meal, pasta-plus-veggies, without using multiple pots and pans. I modified this recipe to enjoy for lunch with Zacky allshow me more

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker

Usually within a few minutes of waking up, my toddler asks for eggs, pineapple (“pie-noo”) and a mini-bagel. But eeeeevery so often he’ll throw me a curveball and ask for oatmeal. Or, when Funk makes a bowl for himself, Zacky winds up eating half of it. I decided to throw some variety into breakfast thisshow me more

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Mushroom and Tofu Fried Rice

I originally pulled up a basic fried rice recipe with ingredients to make your own sauce. While I’m usually all about sauces from scratch, I was pretty pressed for time when putting together this meal, so I took the convenience route. Included in that route was getting pre-cooked, packaged brown rice. The key to goodshow me more

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Lemony Broccoli Chickpea Quinoa Bowl

This filling meal-in-a-bowl uses simple ingredients that, when paired, are incredibly flavorful, though the photo doesn’t do it justice! You can never go wrong with olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt. I rarely use leeks but loved them in this dish in place of onions, lending a similar flavor and no tears streaming downshow me more

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Winter Salad with Butternut Squash and Beets

On the 1st of December in Boston, it was amazingly warm. And by warm, I mean 53 degrees. My tastebuds suddenly switched back from wanting soups to salads, so I made a massive bowl of this hearty winter salad for lunch for the week. The only problem was, those warm temps lasted about a day.show me more

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Beets, Butternut Squash and Farro Casserole

This barley and vegetable casserole was one of my favorite cold weather lunches ever, so I decided to whip up a variation using some more favorite fall ingredients like butternut squash and beets. This one pot (or pan?) meal takes hardly any time to prepare and makes enough to last one person lunch for theshow me more

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

One of my favorite fall recipes is this Sweet Potato Black Bean chili that I make year after year. I adapted it a smidge to tone down the heat so Zacky could enjoy it as well and made it in the slow cooker. We paired it with delicious, perfectly sweet pumpkin cornbread, that I haveshow me more

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