Slow Cooker Lentil Baked Beans {VIDEO}

Slow Cooker Lentil Baked Beans– This classic summer side recipe gets a makeover with lentils! Quick and easy, and lower in sugar for a healthy alternative to the canned varieties.

Slow Cooker Lentil Baked Beans-- This classic summer side recipe gets a makeover with lentils! Quick and easy, and lower in sugar for a healthy alternative to the canned varieties. | Vegan | Vegetarian | Gluten-Free | @sinfulnutrition

Hey there all my fine felines!

Get pumped, cuz today I finally made my second, as in one, TWO recipe video for your viewing pleasure! You can skip all this small talk and go straight to it at the bottom of this post, or you can sit tight with your seats in the upright and locked position while I profess my love for lentils.

Slow Cooker Lentil Baked Beans-- This classic summer side recipe gets a makeover with lentils! Quick and easy, and lower in sugar for a healthy alternative to the canned varieties. | Vegan | Vegetarian | Gluten-Free | @sinfulnutrition

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Vegan Tempeh Mushroom Bourguignon

Vegan Tempeh Mushroom Bourguignon — A classic French dinner recipe made meat and alcohol free! A stew of tempeh, mushrooms, and carrots simmered in a rich sauce made with grape juice!

Vegan Tempeh Mushroom Bourguignon -- A classic French dinner recipe made meat and alcohol free! A stew of tempeh, mushrooms, and carrots simmered in a rich sauce made with grape juice! | @sinfulnutrition | AD | #TasteTheMightyConcord

By posting this recipe, I am entering my recipe into the Taste the Mighty Concord Welch’s Recipe Contest, a sponsored recipe contest in which I am eligible to win prizes. I was not compensated for my time.

March can get to being spring any time now. It was 8 degrees here on Saturday. EIGHT. Seriously?!

I’ve never wanted a zero in my life more than right now…

But I try to be a pretty positive person most of the time, so at least this chilly straight up freezing weather gave me a chance to channel my inner Julia Child and break out my favorite kitchen tool in the ever growing kitchen artillery  — da’ dutch oven.

Vegan Tempeh Mushroom Bourguignon -- A classic French dinner recipe made meat and alcohol free! A stew of tempeh, mushrooms, and carrots simmered in a rich sauce made with grape juice! | @sinfulnutrition | AD | #TasteTheMightyConcord

…or le oven dutch if I’m working on my Ms. Child impression, but there’s no wine in this recipe so let’s not get too carried away here now…

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Dark Chocolate Lover’s Chia Pudding

Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding — A recipe for dark chocolate lovers! This chia pudding is healthy enough for breakfast, and sweet enough for dessert! Layered with cacao nibs gives this treat an extra chocolaty crunch!

Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding -- A recipe for dark chocolate lovers! This chia pudding is healthy enough for breakfast, and sweet enough for dessert! Layered with cacao nibs gives this treat an extra chocolaty crunch! | @sinfulnutrition #ad #vegan #glutenfree

This post is sponsored by MyProtein All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not compensated for my time.

Happy Monday!

We are knee (waist?) deep in a blizzard up here, so at least I have that going for me at the start of a new week.

And that my friends is why chocolate (and wine) exists.

Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding -- A recipe for dark chocolate lovers! This chia pudding is healthy enough for breakfast, and sweet enough for dessert! Layered with cacao nibs gives this treat an extra chocolatey crunch! | @sinfulnutrition #ad #vegan #glutenfree

And it just so happens that tomorrow is the national day of roses and chocolate. I’m usually a hipster when it comes to Valentine’s Day, meaning flowers and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are actually the last gift I’d want to receive. A dozen of these chocolate pb covered strawberries on the other hand are a go any day, every day.

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