Slow Cooker Vegan Irish Stew - 5.2 Diet Recipe



A simple Irish stew full of flavourful winter vegetables and lentils in a rich gravy made in a slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Vegan Irish Stew

You can't beat a comforting bowl of stew in the winter months when your body is craving comfort food and this Irish stew ticks all the boxes.

A traditional Irish stew is made with lamb or beef, potatoes and lots of winter vegetables. In place of the meat I have used lentils for the protein and added texture.

It's  rich and comforting with a tasty gravy. Serve it with mashed potatoes or just crusty bread for the perfect weekend dinner.

Apologies for the photos, they are a bit dark and grainy. We don't have much daylight in Scotland at the moment, so it is always a fight against the clock and the dark, however I think they will give you a good idea of what to expect.

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Leftover Panettone Chocolate & Cranberry Pudding



A simple indulgent pudding made with leftover panettone paired with chocolate and cranberries.

Leftover Panettone Chocolate & Cranberry Pudding

Looks good doesn't it?

A luxury pudding made from leftover panettone and some store cupboard ingredients. It only takes about 10 minutes to prepare then you just pop it in the oven to bake. It comes out all gooey and delicious. 

The perfect winter pudding to serve hot with creamy vanilla ice cream.

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Fudgy Pineapple Chocolate Brownies - vegan recipe

A simple recipe for luxurious fudgy chocolate brownies studded with chunks of golden pineapple.

Fudgy Pineapple Chocolate Brownies


I'm calling these fudgy brownies as some people mistakenly call cake slices brownies. Oh no, no, no!

A brownie must always be a rich chocolatey slice of heaven that is on the fudgy side. If you want a slice of cake, have a slice of cake. Leave our brownies alone!

There, rant over.

To make these fudgy brownies even more special I folded some golden pineapple into the brownie batter and once the tray bake was cool, I topped it with chocolate fudge icing and finished it with slices of pineapple and some dark chocolate strands.

The prefect luxury slice for your guests this festive season.

  related - Chocolate Caramel Tart (vegan, dairy-free, vegetarian)  

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Hedgepig Gin Giveaway

Hedgepig Gin

Just in time for Christmas, the team behind Pinkster Gin has launched two new flavours of their small batch fruit gin liqueur, Hedgepig and they are reserving a bottle of their Cambridge Gage Gin for one lucky reader. 

Cambridge Gage Gin
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Scottish Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup



A simple dump recipe for a traditional Scottish vegetable soup made in the slow cooker. 

Scottish Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup ingredients in a slow cooker

I make a lot of soup. Usually it's in a pan on the cooker top and involves lentils and spices. Yes I'm talking about my favourite carrot, lentil and spinach soup

I've made so many soups over the years, but that's the one I make the most. It's thick, spicy, satisfying and delicious.

However, this is the soup my husband craves. A traditional Scottish vegetable soup. The kind made by our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and so on.

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Amazon Handmade Christmas Gift Guide

Introducing Amazon Handmade gift shop with Christmas gift ideas for adults and kids.



Have you noticed a new category on Amazon? It is Handmade and it does what it says on the tin. It's all products from artists, crafters and small family businesses. Move over Etsy.

If you're like me you spend a fair bit of time on Amazon, stocking up on books, music and gifts. So why not check out the handmade section next time you are there?

The new shop is divided into Jewellery; Clothing, Shoes & Accessories; Stationary & Party Supplies; Home & Kitchen and Gifts.

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Luxury Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese (vegetarian & vegan recipe)



A luxury slow cooker macaroni cheese. The best mac and cheese I've made in years and the best part is this is a dump recipe. Dump in the ingredients, switch the slow cooker on and walk away.


Macaroni cheese. We all love it. It's like a comforting hug in a bowl.

When I was growing up my mum regularly made mac and cheese, although growing up in Scotland it was always called macaroni cheese. Whatever you call it, it's always a winner.

This recipe is one of the easiest. No longer do you need to stand stirring a sauce and have several pans to clean. Now you can just dump in all in your slow cooker, turn it on and walk away. Leaving it to get on with making the most heavenly mac n cheese.

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Scottish Mushroom and Chestnut Pâté



An easy mushroom and chestnut pâté made in minutes and blended until smooth. Serve with oatcakes, use as a sandwich filler or top veggie burgers with this delicious veggie pâté.

Easy Mushroom and Chestnut Pâté with oatcakes

When I'm shopping I often waste time looking in the pâté section of the chillers for a mushroom pâté or any veggie pâté really and yes it's a waste of time. Although I've found them in the past, the supermarkets don't seem to stock them anymore.

I used to like the original Tartex, which is a paste or pâté made with nutritional yeast and is sold in a tube in health food shops, but they changed the recipe and I really don't like it now. Plus the pâté in tubes is just too smooth for my liking. I like a bit of texture to a pâté.

It was time to make my own and as it's so easy to make there is no excuse really.

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27 Vegan Slow Cooker Recipes for Winter

Silver crock-pot slow cooker

A slow cooker is such a blessing in the winter when everyone is tired and just so busy. You can make so many dishes in it and the good news is you just load it up and walk away. 

That's right, just walk away. It's safe to leave cooking overnight or when you are at work and when it's finished cooking, this clever little piece of kit will keep your meal warm for you until you are ready to eat.

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Slow cooker's used to be seen as something that was great for meat-eaters to make stew in and if a vegan happened to have one, it was surely only to make soup. 

I would like to dispel that myth with 27 of the most delicious recipes that will bring you comfort and keep you warm this winter.

Plug in your slow cooker and get started.

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Butternut, Red Pepper & Potato Puff Pastry Plait

A golden puff pastry plait filled with sundried tomato pate, topped with roasted vegetables and vegan parmesan. The perfect dish for Sunday dinners or other special occasions like Christmas dinner. 

Butternut, Red Pepper & Potato Puff Pastry Plait

I'm trying out new recipes for Christmas. I already have a mushroom, lentil and nut wellington, which I love, but my brother-in-law will be having Christmas dinner with us and he hates mushrooms, so that's out.

I decided to stick with a puff pastry recipe and try a plait with very different flavours to my wellington.

I roasted butternut squash, red onion, red peppers and potatoes and sat them on a sundried tomato pate. I topped the whole lot off with vegan Parmesan before plaiting the pastry around the filling.

I served it with roast potatoes, a selection of vegetables and onion gravy. It was as good as it sounds and got a big thumbs up from everyone.

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Spiced Roasted Vegetables with Arugula Rocket

Spiced Mediterranean vegetables roasted in a sheet pan and topped with rocket is a basic dish that can be used as the base of so many dishes. Scroll down for the recipe and serving suggestions.

close-up of Spiced Roasted Vegetables with Arugula Rocket

When vegetables are roasted they take on a whole new flavour and can be used in so many dishes. For this recipes I concentrated on Mediterranean flavours, but of course you can roast just about any vegetable.

My choice for this bake was aubergine (eggplant), courgette (zucchini), red onions, red pepper, cherry tomatoes, garlic and rocket (arugula). The story doesn't stop there though.

Usually I roast veg tossed in a little olive oil with salt and pepper but today I decided to dial up the flavours and add some spice.

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Easy 3 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge



An easy recipe for chocolate fudge using just three ingredients. The prefect sweet treat to give as a gift this Christmas.

A stack of Easy 3 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge with chocolate sprinkles

Everyone loves chocolate. It's that little lift in your day that brings a moment of joy, that little boost in the afternoon when you are flagging or a little treat in the evening.

Chocolate fudge is a great homemade chocolate treat. It's easy to make, but you end up with something really special, which is perfect to share with guests on special occasions or as a fuss-free homemade Christmas gift.

Yes Christmas is coming, it'll be here before you know it and now is a good time to start trying out recipes.


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Slow Cooker Mulled Wine with Orange Liqueur

A simple recipe for mulled wine made in a the slow cooker and kept warm for your guests or warmed in a pot (if you don't have a slow cooker). The perfect winter warmer.

Slow Cooker Mulled Wine with Orange Liqueur

Mulled wine, the best you ever tasted!

I definitely have the Halloween picture book Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper going through my head. I read it to a nursery this week and it starts with "Pumpkin soup, the best you've ever tasted!" and I said it exactly the same way.

This is the time of year to cook squash and make hot spiced drinks. That's only thing I like about this time of year actually. I hate the dark and the damp, but I do love autumnal food and drink.

Hot spiced drinks like this slow cooked mulled wine can take you happily from Autumn and into Winter.


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Easy 10 Minute Pickled Onions

A quick recipe for red pickled onions that can be made in under 10 minutes and ready to serve once cool. You need a red onion, red wine vinegar, maple syrup, chilli flakes, salt and pepper. Scroll down for a free printable recipe.

Overhead shot of jar of quick red pickled onions

Quick, quick, quick! Yes you know I love quick and easy recipes and this recipe for easy pickled onions is certainly that. A few minutes to make and they're ready to enjoy once they're cool.

Pickles usually take a while to make and then you have to wait for month's until they mature. Don't get me wrong, they are delicious and they perk up meals so much, but you really have to plan ahead or have a well stocked store cupboard.

The joy in these pickles is you can make then while dinner is cooking and once they are cool they can be served alongside everything else.


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Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats



A 5 minute recipe for apple pie flavoured overnight oats made with oats, cinnamon, maple syrup, green apple, milk and yogurt. Recipe suitable for vegetarians and vegans with free printable recipe.

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats  in a glass bowl

Apple cinnamon overnight oats or as I like to call them apple pie oats.

Did you ever think you'd hear a good Scottish girl like me talking about overnight oats instead of good old-fashioned porridge. No? Neither did I.

I still say the best possible breakfast is a bowl of hot creamy porridge, especially in the winter. You can't beat it. It warms you up, it's like a hug in a bowl and it will keep you full until lunchtime.

Those of you that know me are probably laughing at me extolling the benefits of breakfast as I usually run out the door in the morning (heading to work) on an empty stomach. 

I really can't face food before 9 am at the earliest, but I do enjoy breakfast on my days off, sometimes even a full Scottish cooked breakfast, just at a more godly hour.

And just in case you are worried, I can assure you the first thing Cooper thinks about in the morning is food. seriously you can forget him having a shower or getting dressed first thing. He refuses to do anything until his stomach is full and that child eats enough for three of us, and probably our neighbours too, yet he continues to be a beanpole pinging with energy. I wish I could burn calories off like he does. Sigh!
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

How do you make overnight oats?


Overnight oats is basically a bowl or jar of porridge that is soaked overnight instead of cooked in a pan and it's eaten cold.

When making overnight oats you combine porridge oats with milk. 

The equation is double the amount of liquids to oats, so ½ cup of porridge oats would be mixed with 1 cup of milk, but I like to add 1⁄3cup of plain yoghurt to the mixture too. Try it yourself and tweak it to suit your taste. Some people like it much drier.

This is the type of recipe that a cup measure or a teacup is your friend. It makes it super quick to measure out your ingredients. I have included metric in the recipe in case you prefer to be precise, but honestly after you make it a couple of times, you'll just be pouring it in freehand. 

Mine is actually thicker than it looks. It separated while I was setting up my shot. I should have given it another stir so you could see how luxurious it is.

Oh and I thought I should mention which oats I used. We just call them Scottish porridge oats, we have a rougher variety too and a finer variety for instant oats, which is more like gloop. A check of the packet and I can tell you they are rolled oat flakes.


Soaking overnight oats


Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats mixed in a bowl, ready to chill


Start with double the quantity of liquid to oats, you can also add yoghurt as an extra or instead of the milk.

  1. Milk
  2. Soy milk
  3. Coconut milk
  4. Almond milk
  5. Milk and plain yoghurt (dairy or dairy free)
  6. Fruit juice
  7. Fruit juice and yoghurt


Sweetening overnight oats


I would never add sugar to oats, but I do add sweet alternatives. Here are a few sweeteners:

  1. Mashed banana
  2. Apple sauce
  3. Raisins
  4. Chopped dates
  5. Fresh fruit
  6. Maple syrup
  7. Agave nectar
  8. Honey 

Overnight oat flavours


porridge oats and cinnamon in a bowl

There are so many ingredients you can add to overnight oats to add flavour and texture. Just choose two or three for the best oats. More flavours can be overwhelming.

  1. Straight up, with maple syrup or honey
  2. Apple and cinnamon
  3. Chocolate nut spread & peanut butter topped with chopped peanuts
  4. Pear and cocoa powder
  5. Mashed banana and chocolate chips
  6. Raspberry and and chocolate chips
  7. Peach and raspberry
  8. Strawberry and chopped almonds
  9. Grated carrot, raisins and mixed spice
  10. Pineapple and orange juice (instead of milk) and yoghurt
  11. Blueberry and cinnamon
  12. Peanut butter and strawberry jam
  13. Mango and coconut
  14. Mixed berries and yogurt
  15. Pumpkin puree, cinnamon & mixed spice


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Overnight oats toppings and added extras


A white bowl full of black chia seeds


These are little extras that can be mixed through the oats or added on top as a finishing touch. Some are for an extra nutritional boost while others are for a bit of texture or crunch. Choose wisely!

  1. Chia seeds
  2. Flax seeds (best ground for nutrients), also known as linseeds
  3. Pumpkin seeds
  4. Hemp seeds
  5. Chocolate chips, cocoa/cacao nibs or grated chocolate
  6. Coconut flakes or desiccated coconut
  7. Chopped pistachios
  8. Flaked almonds
  9. Pecan nuts
  10. Toasted hazelnuts

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats and green apples

What is bircher muesli?


Bircher muesli is like a mixture of muesli and overnight oats in one bowl. If muesli and overnight oats had a child they would name it bircher muesli.

Like traditional muesli (which was created by Swiss doctor and nutritional pioneer Maximillian Bircher-Benner), bircher muesli contains oats, dried fruit and often nuts too.

It is made the same way as overnight oats but usually includes yoghurt and fruit juice in the mixture.


Three bowls of Overnight Sweet Potato Oats topped with yoghurt, maple syrup and almonds.

Overnight Sweet Potato Oats


For something a bit different, try these overnight sweet potato oats I shared with you last summer. The creamy sweet potato is paired with maple syrup, yoghurt, cinnamon and roasted almonds. It's super luxurious and high in Vitamin C & Iron.


Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats


In the one large bowl of overnight oats, I made with almond milk and Alpro yoghurt there are 366 calories. It is high in calcium and a good source of iron, vitamin D and potassium.



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Breakfast
Scottish, vegan, vegetarian
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
An easy recipe for apple pie flavoured oats. These apple and cinnamon overnight oats can be made in a few minutes before you head to bed, then they are ready to eat when you get up in the morning.https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tXIxWPHF8sk/W8ce3c6SGpI/AAAAAAAAxQA/YrnttnbuPioD0qXTwV3AhPqHkUMGVlGogCLcBGAs/s1600/Easy%2BApple%2BCinnamon%2BOvernight%2BOats.jpg2018-01-17
Yield: 1 bowl of oats

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

An easy recipe for apple pie flavoured oats. These apple and cinnamon overnight oats can be made in a few minutes before you head to bed, then they are ready to eat when you get up in the morning.
prep time: 5 minscook time: total time: 5 mins

ingredients


  • 1/2 cup/50g porridge oats (rolled oat flakes)
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 green apple, grated
  • 1 cup/250ml) milk 
  • 1⁄3 cup/80ml plain yoghurt 

instructions


  1. In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients.
  2. Transfer into a cereal bowl, glass or jar, cover and chill in the fridge overnight.
  3. That's it! It's ready to enjoy for breakfast. You can take it out 10 minutes before eating it to take the chill off if you prefer.
  4. Enjoy!
calories
366
fat (grams)
8.4
sat. fat (grams)
1.2
carbs (grams)
63
protein (grams)
11.5
sugar (grams)
28.3
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Creamy Blueberry, Banana and Coconut Porridge

A creamy bowl of porridge made with blueberries, cinnamon and coconut with mashed banana added for sweetness. This healthy breakfast will see you through the day and keep you full longer.
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Mushroom, Lentil & Nut Wellington

An easy vegan mushroom, lentil and nut wellington made with ready rolled puff pastry. Perfect for special family gatherings like Sunday dinner, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.

Mushroom, Lentil & Nut Wellington

Just look at that mushroom, lentil and nut wellington. 

Now imagine it on a plate with just-cooked roast potatoes, all crispy on the outside and fluffy inside. On the side there is a selection of  vegetables. Now pick up the gravy jug and pour rich onion gravy over the wellington.

You're in your happy place now aren't you? I know I am.

Who could resist such a meal?

We won't mention my brother-in-law Lachlan who doesn't like mushrooms, because that's just plain odd, isn't it?

For him I would make a Butternut, Red Pepper & Potato Puff Pastry Plait, which is equally good, but no mushrooms in sight. *sigh*

Psssst! Don't tell him I called him odd. He won't stumble across this recipe, not when it has mushroom in the title, so if he finds out I'll know who to blame.

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Extra Veg Vegan Shepherd's Pie



This vegan shepherds pie is a comforting winter pie made with extra veg. An easy recipe the whole family will love made with simple ingredients. Scroll down for a free printable recipe.

Extra Veg Vegan Shepherd's Pie

My family love shepherd's pie, well veggie shepherds pie of course. It's the ultimate winter comfort dish.

Savoury mince full of soft onion, carrot and mushrooms in a rich gravy topped with creamy mash that's baked until the mash is golden with crispy bits. We all love the crispy bits don't we?

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Vegan Cowboy Beans & Potato Bake



A simple one-pot recipe for cowboy beans. Oven-cooked in one dish, this is a real fuss-free family dinner.

A black bowl with Vegan Cowboy Beans & Potato Bake


I needed a name for this savoury bake recipe. It's basically beans and sausages so it had to be cowboy beans. 

I have no particular knowledge about cowboys and what they eat apart from the black and white cowboy films with John Wayne I watched with my dad as a child.

Did they eat cowboy beans? Maybe! They certainly seemed to cook bean dishes in a pot over their fire.

So I'm calling these cowboy beans and on doing some research I realised I was pretty spot on, although my bean pot was going to include potatoes and as it is wet and windy outside I definitely wasn't going to be cooking them outside over an open fire.

Nope, the oven was fine for me.


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Vegan Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells - Crock-Pot Recipe



A simple weeknight recipe for spinach and cream cheese stuffed pasta shells. Quick and easy to prepare with a few ingredients.

Vegan Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells - Crock-Pot Recipe

Let me start by saying my son Cooper gave this a score of 9/10. Get in!

It all began when Crock-Pot asked me if I could come up with an easy weeknight meal in a crockpot that wasn't a soup or a stew.

I'd been thinking about a recipe I made years ago. A vegetarian Conchiglioni Al Forno, which is a stuffed pasta recipe. I've been thinking about trying it again for a while but making a vegan version, so when Crock-Pot challenged me I knew just what to make.


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Vegan Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells


Vegan Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells in a blue bowl

Easy Pasta Bake


This is a super easy pasta bake. 

The pasta shells don't need to be cooked before being added to this bake. They are giant pasta shells so you might think they would need to be cooked for a few minutes to soften them, but no. Straight in.

The filling is a mixture of vegan cream cheese (we like Violife original creamy), spinach, vegan parmesan (Violife again) and seasoning.

The sauce is simple too. It's basically some pimped up passata.

I wouldn't use passata straight out of a carton or jar, as it can be bitter.

The pasta is filled, lies on a bed of sauce and then topped with more sauce, grated vegan mozzarella and vegan parmesan.

If you are choosing a vegan mozzarella, choose one that is coconut based. They are much nicer and they melt beautifully.



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Step-by-step photos for Vegan Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

Easy Way to Prepare Spinach


Before you add spinach to many dishes including this stuffed pasta bake, it needs to be wilted, but don't get a pan out and cook it into submission. Follow my tips for easy wilted spinach.

  1. Place the spinach in a colander in the sink and rinse.
  2. Slowly pour a kettle full of boiling water over the spinach.
  3. Refresh with cold water.
  4. Squeeze as much water out of the spinach as you can, then pat dry on kitchen paper and chop.
  5. That's it, it's ready to add to dishes.

Of course you can add spinach straight into salads, sandwiches, soups and stews without wilting it, but for some recipes in needs to be soft and wilted.


Popeye and Olive Oyl would be proud!


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Crock-Pot 5.6l Digital Slow and Multi Cooker

Crock-Pot 5.6l Digital Slow and Multi Cooker

Crock-Pot kindly sent me one of their new digital slow cookers to try. My current crockpot is great but it only has the simple settings of high and low, while this one has a digital panel and five different cooking options.


  1. Slow Cook - of course it's main and standard function is to slow cook and you can still do this at low or high and adjust your time to suit your recipe.
  2. Saute/Brown - you can also start of a soup, stew or any other dish really by sautéeing your onions and garlic as you would usually do on the cooker top, if you were cooking in a pot.
  3. Roast - you can roast your veggies in this too. Just select the roast programme, let it heat and then add oil and your veggies and you're good to go. You can cook roast potatoes and wedges this way too, so great at Christmas when there's not enough room in the oven for everything.
  4. Steam - to steam food, just add some water to the bowl and use the rack to place the food you would like to steam and use the steam function.
  5. Bake - you can bake cakes and puddings in this crockpot too. Happy days! For some sweet recipes check out my friend Lucy's blog BakingQueen74. She cooks nearly everything in her slow cooker, including so many droolworthy cakes.
This slow cooker and multicooker is perfect for easy family meals. Just do some simple prep, pop it on and get on with your day. Then at dinner time, there's no work to do. Dinner is hot and ready to serve.

It's easy to clean too as the rectangular bowl can go in the dishwasher and the rest is easy wiped. 

I'm really happy with it.

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Vegan Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells cooked in a slow cooker




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Calories and nutrition for Vegan Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells - 636 calories


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Italian, vegan
Yield: 3-4
Vegan Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells - Crock-Pot Recipe

Vegan Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

A simple recipe for a stuffed pasta recipe made in a slow cooker. The perfect midweek meal for vegans or vegetarians.
prep time: 15 minscook time: 3 hourtotal time: 3 hours and 15 mins

ingredients


  • 800g passata (sieved tomatoes)
  • 5-6 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • a good grinding of black pepper
  • 15-20 dried giant pasta shells
  • 400g vegan cream cheese (for a vegetarian version use ricotta cheese)
  • 100g spinach
  • 6 tbsp finely grated vegan parmesan
  • grated vegan mozzarella

instructions


  1. Wilt spinach in a colander, Place it in the sink and pour a kettle full of boiling water over the spinach, then pour over cold water and squeeze as much water out as possible then dry off with kitchen paper and chop.
  2. In a bowl mix together the passata, the tomato puree, oregano, salt and pepper.
  3. In another bowl mix the cream cheese with the spinach and parmesan.
  4. Fill the pasta with the cream cheese mix.
  5. Spread the bottom of the slow cooker bowl with some tomato sauce, then place the filled pasta in a single layer across the sauce, then top with more sauce. You can do this in one or two layers of pasta depending on the size of your bowl. Just top each layer with sauce.
  6. Top with a layer of mozzarella and then a good grating of parmesan.
  7. Set the slow cooker to high and cook for 3 hours.
  8. Enjoy!
calories
638
fat (grams)
29
sat. fat (grams)
10
carbs (grams)
60
protein (grams)
20
sugar (grams)
5
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Creamy Cauliflower Macaroni Cheese


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Disclosure:  I was sent a slow cooker and created this recipe for Crock-Pot. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.
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Pumpkin Spice Shortbread Cookies (vegan recipe)

A simple recipe for vegan pumpkin spice cookies with a free printable recipe. If you don't have the individual spices you can use pre-mixed pumpkin spice or mixed spice.

Pumpkin Spice Shortbread Cookies

The season is changing and we're moving into Autumn (or Fall if you're elsewhere in the world). It's getting cooler, so we're wearing cosier clothes and layers.  Here in Scotland, a coat and umbrella are essential when you head outdoors. It's rather wet and windy here right now. So much rain!

Meals are changing too. Soups and other comfort dishes like shepherd's pie and chilli are back on the menu in place of salads and outdoor BBQs.

I'm also noticing a change in the recipes appearing on Pinterest (yes I spend way to much time browsing over there) and pumpkin spice is appearing everywhere. From lattes to cookies and cakes.

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