White Bean Chili – Vegan and Oil Free

Our weather has been a bit indecisive lately. Do I want to rain, or do I want to snow? Do I want to be -10 degrees or a rather balmy 36. It decided to be the latter yesterday, right before it rained for several hours. Luckily, before that happened, my daughter and I snuck in … Continue reading White Bean Chili – Vegan and Oil Free

Hearty Crock-Pot Split Pea Soup with Homemade Croutons and Coconut Bacon (Vegan)

You guys, this is exciting. Today's recipe represents a revolution in my kitchen. A discovery of epic proportions. The realization that a pot does not indeed need to be stood over, stirred, and stared into. I've heard tell the wonders of this contraption, but never did I believe it. I myself own not one, but … Continue reading Hearty Crock-Pot Split Pea Soup with Homemade Croutons and Coconut Bacon (Vegan)

Smoky, Spicy, and Hearty Corn Chowder

Winter seems to be getting a second wind around here.  A couple weeks ago I was all "winter's no big deal" and "it really hasn't been THAT bad."  Really, it hadn't been, by Michigan standards.  However, yesterday morning the snow decided to make a comeback, bringing along his good pal, gusty wind. Unfortunately, it was a … Continue reading Smoky, Spicy, and Hearty Corn Chowder