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post #21 of 700

Sure I would be happy to post them...

But I have to go to work in 15 minutes...I will try to get them all posted tonight after supper....


Love Mylie xx
post #22 of 700
Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker: 200 Recipes for Healthy and Hearty One-Pot Meals That Are Ready When You Are by Robin Robertson is a wonderful cookbook. I use it almost every day. Below is a discussion, including some general crock pot info.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=221883
post #23 of 700
I m getting this at our library today- I checked online and they have in on the shelf!
post #24 of 700
Mylie, I'd love the Bean Soup recipe!

Thanks for sharing.
post #25 of 700
Thread Starter 
wow! This is the hoppingest thread I've ever started! Well, I don't start many

thanks for all the great ideas!

I, too, would love your recipies mylie!

I tried to do my fave spicy maple black beans (to serve over rice) in the crockpot, but it was a dud -- But, I think it would work okay if I sauteed the onions and spices first.

Keep the ideas coming!
post #26 of 700
I got the book and it has some good veggie recipes- I would recommend checking it out since its $30 on amazon.
post #27 of 700
I just got the Vegetarian Slow Cooker book too, I love it.

Tempeh Confit that I serve on toasted rosemary bread

and

fresh Green Beans cooked in a white bean sauce ( I top with homemade pangritata)
post #28 of 700
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post #29 of 700

Here are some of the recipes

Split Pea and Potatoe Soup...This is so good..It is very hearty and thick and I serve it with a hot fresh loaf of hm bread for supper...


3 T butter(I use Earth Balance)
1 large onion finely chopped
1 pound of carrots cut into 1/2 inch rounds
2 celery stalks cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 pound of dried split peas,sorted and picked through
2 quarts of veggie stock(you can use chicken but I like veggie)
1 bay leaf
2 lbs of Yukon Gold Potatoes cut into chunks

Suatee your onion in your butter(you don't have to but I like it)and put in your crockpot..Add all of your other ingredients..Stir to mix and cook on low for 6-10 hours...Remove Bay leaf and serve with a loaf of Fresh hot hm bread....


Brown Beans....I make this veggie and non-veggie depending on what night it is....Very good both ways and cheap...


1 pound of dried pinto beans,washed and picked through
1 large onion sliced into rings
onion powder
salt and pepper
4 slices of bacon(can leave it out,I do alot)
couple pinches of baking soda

Put your pinto beans in crockpot and cover with water...I usually fill the pot 3/4 way full...Add you baking soda(helps with unwanted gas).If you want the bacon in slice the bacon pieces into 1/4 inch.Put those in...Add in your onion slices and add onion powder and salt and pepper...couple shakes of each...Cook on low all day for 8-10 hours...This will be more watery when it is finished...I turn off the crockpot and remove the dish and allow it to sit on the counter for an hour...This cools and thickens the bean broth...Then I add more seasoning to taste...I serve this with cornbread hot out of the oven...Very cheap meal...Very filling...We like it...But be sure to season it real good or it will be too bland..


Vegetable STew.....

4 potatoes chunked
1 pound carrots chunked
1/2 pound mushrooms,chunked
1 onion,sliced in circles
4 stalks celery,sliced in 1/4 rounds
2 teaspoons of soy sauce
1 quart veggie stock,either hm or bought(I buy it,I am lazy)
water
salt and pepper
1/4 cornstarch
Bay leaf


Put all ingredients in your crockpot except for the cornstarch.Stir to mix and cook on low all day for 8-10 hours...
If you like a thick stew and I do...1 cup of the broth in a bowl and stir the cornstarch in till mixed and add to the stew and mix...Cover for another hour and it will thicken...Don't forget to take the bay leaf out...

Sometimes I add dumplings to the stew....

WE like this one on cold winter evenings and I like to serve it with a loaf of fresh hm hot bread....

I will post more later....Love Mylie xx


Put all
post #30 of 700
Ohhhhh, we just got a new crock pot....can't wait...desserts...I didn't think it could get any better!
post #31 of 700
WHAT A GREAT THREAD!
My mom had given me this crockpot recipe book for Christmas, got me all phsyched about ti-and I was soooo dissapointed! One recipe called for beef and a can of soda!Um, I don't drink soda, and if I did I certainly wouldn't use it on meat????????????????!!!!!!!!Um..hold on while I :Puke

I am anxious to try these great recipes.



Oh, one my mom used to do that ws pretty good was to throw in ingredients for chile, than after it cooked awhile, put in cornbread batter on top.Then it would cook over and kind of into it. SO good.
post #32 of 700
I don't know how healthy this is but it's a super easy, super versitile crockpot dinner...

Chicken breasts (I use 4 to feed my family of 6 eaters) toss them in the crockpot add a bottle of your fav non-dairy dressing (whishbone has a ton of vinegrate varieties, I espeically like the citrus splash and the garlic-lemon-herb) and about 1/4 c water cook until your chicken is done (if you have all day cook on low if you're like me and dinner doesn't get thought about till lunch cook on high) shred the chicken when it's fully cooked (use two forks takes about 10min) add a small can of cream of something soup (depends on what dressing you've used, I usually add this when I start the rice) sometimes I add cream cheese at the same time as I add the soup and turn it down to low. You can also add veggies about half way through your cook time. Serve over rice or noodles.
post #33 of 700

Here is a few more before I fly off to work...

Sorry I didn't post yesterday but I came home with a raging headache and never even made it on the computer...


Baked Potatoes....I take baking Potatoe,wash real well and then poke some holes in them with a knife to let steam escape.Wrap them seperatly in foil and put in crockpot...I usually put around 6 lrg in mine...cook on low all day for 6-10 hours...They are perfect when taken out.Then we add our toppings and serve with salad and rolls...


Roast...Depends of type of roast...We don't eat a beef roast often at all...$$$ and we just don't like to eat much beef...but when we do eat it this is how I prepare it...

Put in crockpot and sprinkle liberally with Mortons Natures Seasoning salt...Pack peeled halved potatoes and chunk carrots around it...Let cook all day on low for 10-12 hours...You can use the juices to make gravey...

Pour all the drippings in a saucepan and add about 1/4 cup of water....take about 1/2 cup and put in bowl..Add 1/4 cup of flour or cornstarch and stir to mix with a whisk.....Add to your pan of drippings and heat on medium/low till it boils and thickens while you are constantly whisking it....Add salt and pepper to taste...


Pork roast....We like the Italian flavor....Put your pork roast in the crockpot ....in small bowl put...

1 teaspoon oregeno
1 teaspoon basil
add 1 cup water...Swirl around till nicely mixed then dump all over your roast....cover and cook on low all day 8-10 hours...This is heavenly...


Baked Chicken and Potatoes....Very Easy

I stick about3-4 leg thigh combos in pot...Sprinkle liberally with Mortons Natures seasoning and then pack peeled 1/2 potatoes around them....Cook on low all day 8-10hours...


I have to go work again and will try to post more tonight when I get home...Love Mylie xx
post #34 of 700
Quote:
Originally Posted by gottaknit
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But one good cookbook is Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow cooker by Robin Robertson. Is does suggest sauteing onions in olive oil first, and some of the ingredients are only added at the end, but so far the recipes have seemed really simple and wholesome to me. Last night I made a spicy sweet potato and white bean soup with collards. Except I substituted yams and kale. It was delicious. Check your library for a copy!
I have this book out of the library right now.

I've discovered that, if I skip the step of precooking the onions in olive oil, the recipes taste bland. My current routine is to spend 15 minutes preparing dinner in the morning and then let it cook all day. This includes sauteeing the onions, which I do first, then prepare the rest of the ingredients in the slow cooker and add the onions when they're cooked.
post #35 of 700
Thanks Mylie & others!
post #36 of 700
Hi there, here are mine
Chicken Cacciatore
1 lg onion chopped
3 lb. chicken
2 6oz. cans tomato paste
4 oz sliced mushrooms
1 can diced tomatos, drained
1t salt
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1-2t oregeno
1/2t celery seed
1 bay leaf
1/2c chicken broth
Place onions in bottom of crockpot. Add chicken. Stir together remaining ingrediants. Pour over chicken. Cook on low 7-9 hours, or high3-4 hours. Serve over pasta or rice.

This is a family favorite:
Crockpot Chili
2 1lb. can beans, drained
2 lb. tomatos, fresh or canned
1 lb. meat, browned (we use turkey)
2 med onion chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T chili powder, adjust to taste
1t pepper
1t cumin
salt to taste
Put all ingrediants in crockpot. Low 10-12 hours, High 5-6 hours

Crockpot Chicken
3lb. chicken ,whole
2 carrots, diced
1 onion, diced
2 celery stalks with leaves, diced
2 t salt
1c. chicken broth
1/4t basil
1/4t sage
1/2t thyme
Place carrots, onions and celery in crockpot. Add chicken and over it, sprinkle salt, pepper, basil, sage, and thyme. Then pour broth over it. Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours or High 2 1/2-3 1/2 hours.

This one is super easy:
Crockpot BBQ Chicken
3 lb. of chicken
Bottle of BBQ sauce

Place chicken in crockpot with 1 bottle of BBQ sauce. Cook on low 4-5 hours.


And I haven't tried this one yet:

Curried Spiced Lentils and Spinach

1 1/2t curry powder
1/2t cumin
1t ginger
1/4t tumeric
1/4t cayenne
1 med onion chopped
2 garlic cloves minced
1c. lentils, rinsed
1/4c. converted rice (i'm going to try brown rice)
1 10oz package frozen spinach, broken up and partially thawed
2 c. veggie broth
salt to taste
Combine first 11 ingrediants in crockpot. Cover and cook on low 6 hours or until lentils are tender, but not mushy.

Good Luck
post #37 of 700

Crockpot tips

Here are some crockpot tips I recieved:

1. For best results, most manufacturers recommend that
the slow cooker be half to three-quarters full. Refer to
the manufacturer's instruction book accompanying your
pot.

2. Keep perishable foods, such as meats, poultry, fish,
and vegetables, refrigerated until preparation and
cooking time.

3. If you opt to cut up vegetables or meats the night
before you're planning to cook them, be sure to package
each different item separately and store in the
refrigerator.

4. Purchase roasts and other large cuts of meats in a
size and shape that will fit conveniently into your slow
cooker. Otherwise, plan on trimming the meat to fit.

5. To end up with the least amount of fat in finished
slow-cooker dishes, use lean meats and skinless poultry,
well trimmed of fat.

6. In general, avoid using completely frozen foods in the
slow cooker. If necessary, thaw frozen ingredients in a
microwave oven before adding to the cooker.

7. To avoid heat loss, refrain from removing the lid
during the first three-quarters of the cooking time. If
you peek often, an extensions of the cooking time maybe
required. Remove the lid only to stir food or check for
doneness.
post #38 of 700
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amys1st
Sweet and Spicy KielbasaKielbasa (I do a lot of this at once and freeze it)
equal parts brown sugar and brown mustard.
Mix the sugar and mustard together and pour over sausage. Cook on medium about 6 hours
I'll hafta try it this way - we usually mix equal parts of mustard and strawberry jam for it - SUPER yummy!
post #39 of 700
Thanks to everyone for the great recipes. I got a crockpot about 3 months ago and haven't been impressed with the recipes in the booklet... Now I have *plenty* to try, including veggie ones.

I knew I could count on MDC.
post #40 of 700
i was eyeing the crockpots at Terget the other day but I thought "nah, I can't make anything veegie in a crock pot." I'm so happy I found this thread! Cooking dinner is so hard with the 3 yr old and the 6 weeks old. A crock pot and your recipes would make my life infinitely easier!
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