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Slow Cooker Potato Leek Soup

Creamy comfort in every spoonful of this slow cooker potato leek soup. Made with Greek yogurt, this version is packed with extra protein.

Is anyone else psyched about the cold front coming through this week? Yeah…thought so. But hey, if we gotta bear through the frigid temps, we might as well get a bowl of piping hot soup out of it. That’s my theory, anyhow.

So I’m stocking up on soup this week. First this potato and leek soup and then I’ve got plans to make an Iranian Noodle Soup that I found in my latest cookbook obsession – Plenty More. I don’t think I’ve ever swooned so much over vegetables in my life. If you want to make vegetables delicious and sexy and all that, check out Ottolenghi’s latest masterpiece.

And that brings me to leeks. Love ’em or leave ’em? I say love ’em. Here’s why:

Slow Cooker Chipotle Corn Chowder

I received free samples of Libby’s new Vegetable Pouches mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Libby’s and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Slow Cooker Chipotle Corn Chowder takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and packs in a bit of heat for a whole lot of flavor for a delicious starter to your meal. 

Remember I told you earlier this week I had not one but two slow cooker recipes to share with you? OH YEAH. ::waves hands in the air::

Tuesday was sweet (slow cooker baked apples). Today is savory & spicy.

I love the slow cooker because as slow as it may be, it saves me boatloads of time. You toss in some ingredients and then you walk away and move on with your to-do list. Hours later, you…

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Slow Cooker Baked Apples

Slow cooker baked apples is a delicious holiday dessert that takes less than 10 minutes to make. Your slow cooker does all the work while you have time to tend to the main event. Easy to make gluten-free or vegan friendly versions too! I bought a CrockPot last year and haven’t looked back since. Seriously, now I wonder what I ever did without this genius cookware? It’s saved me lots of time in the kitchen over the years and has produced some mouthwatering soups and stews.

But I was a little embarrassed about my slow cooker usage. You see, a friend and fellow blogger asked me for a CrockPot recipe for a round-up she was putting together for her blog. I was in a bit of disbelief myself as I realized I didn’t have any slow cooker recipes to share! So we’re making up for lost time now because I have not one,…

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Instant Pot Guinness Beef Stew

Super hearty and inherently Irish, this Instant Pot Guinness Beef Stew is the perfect recipe for a St. Patrick’s Day feast.Ya’ll know how much I love St. Patrick’s Day.

I have such fond memories growing up of spending St. Paddy’s Day at my grandparent’s house, eating corned beef and cabbage and listening to all the Irish jigs and ballads. It was a fun and lively celebration and I try to recreate that every year at home. It seems like the last couple years we’ve had travel over St. Paddy’s weekend though, leaving me to make our Irish feast either a little early or belated.This year, we celebrated early, just Steve and I. I made corned beef and cabbage in the slow cooker (my first time eating corned beef in 18 years!), my Irish soda bread (and if you want the recipe for whole wheat Irish soda bread, I’ve got you),…

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Cozy Lavender Almondmilk Latte

Warm, grounding and totally cozy, this lavender almondmilk latte is perfect for a slow morning or when you just need a peaceful moment to yourself.This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. Thanks for supporting the brands that make TFD possible and, as always, opinions are my own!

Currently curled up in my comfy chair with a bulky sweater on and sipping on my lavender almondmilk latte as I write this post. Doesn’t get much cozier than this.I know I’ve written a few odes to tea on this blog because I’m an avid tea drinker but what you may not know about me is that I’m a sucker for a mid-afternoon latte. I really do love the taste of coffee. Even more so, I love the haunting aroma of coffee. But coffee hasn’t always loved me back. As someone with a sensitive stomach, coffee doesn’t always agree with me….

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40 Best Vegetarian Comfort Food Recipes

Spring may be around the corner (hopefully!) but until then let’s spend the last of winter’s chilly and snowy days hunkered down with one of these 40 vegetarian comfort food favorites.Easy Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac via The Foodie DietitianRoasted Vegetable Lasagna via Triad to Wellness

Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes via Michelle Dudash

Coconut Curry Stuffed Peppers via The Grateful Grazer

Slow Cooker Vegan Italian Wedding Soup via The Foodie DietitianGrandma’s Cheesy Potato Soup via Your Choice Nutrition

5-Minute Vegetarian Chili via Sinful Nutrition

Vegetarian Eggplant Meatballs via Byte Sized Nutrition

“Cheesy” Vegan Mushroom Quinoa via Fannetastic FoodAfrican Almond Butter & Root Vegetable Stew via Katie Cavuto

Artichoke and Spinach Risotto with Lemon Cashew Cream via Neat & Nutritious

Butternut Squash Noodles Carbonara with Mushroom Bacon via The Foodie Dietitian

Creamy Avocado Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Zucchini via C it NutritionallyVegan Baked Mediterranean Lasagna via Sharon Palmer


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Easy Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac

Ultra hearty and satisfying, this Easy Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac is the perfect game day meal, just in time for the Super Bowl! I’ve kind of been liking my Instant Pot lately. As evidenced by my last recipe for Easy Vegetarian Chili. I took that chili recipe and modified it to make it heartier…and cheesier. Enter CHILI MAC!

For the 60-second video on how to make this recipe, watch the video below!


I haven’t had anything remotely close to chili mac since I was a kid and my grandmother used to make Hungarian goulash. I remember not caring for it that much but chili mac is 238309x better. We’ve eaten it twice in the last few weeks now (the joys of recipe testing) and have loved every bite.Before intuitive eating, I probably would have had some thoughts or beliefs about this dish. Like chili…

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