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Momtwice's Avatar Momtwice 12:09 PM 11-03-2005
subscribing.

Looking for dairy free gluten free recipes, hope I find some here.



HomeBirthMommy's Avatar HomeBirthMommy 12:36 PM 11-03-2005
Subscribing, too. I just got a crockpot and I have only used it once. I am especially interested in veggie recipes, too. Thanks for all that have already posted.
nora--not a llama's Avatar nora--not a llama 01:07 PM 11-03-2005
Keep 'em coming, Mommas!!
This thread is making my mouth water...
EricaLeigh's Avatar EricaLeigh 01:49 PM 11-03-2005
I have a crock pot that I have only used a few times. It requires me to plan ahead & make the meal in the am. But this thread is inspiration!
Holiztic's Avatar Holiztic 02:19 PM 11-03-2005
The crockpot I got 2 years ago for christmas has made chili and brisket and that is all! I am a whiz in the fast and fresh world of cooking but slow cookers have always perplexed me (also have the can of cream of x soup kind of recipe book that calls for lots of processed (and nasty) ingredients!)

Thank you to all who have shared, I've got a whole winter worth of dinners to plan!!

I think my DH is going to LOVE you all! (I already do!)
Elowyn's Avatar Elowyn 02:36 PM 11-03-2005
Well, it's not veggie, but it's dairy-free (and gluten-free, I believe)

Mexican Chicken

Three chicken breasts (boneless/skinless or not, your choice)
6 Tbsp of your favorite salsa
Cover chicken w/ salsa in the crockpot. Add water to cover the chicken. Cook 5-6 hrs on low (2-3 on high?). Chicken is falling apart & spicy when done, I serve this over rice. I discard most of the salsa, but you wouldn't have to. It might also be good with some jalapenos thrown in. I just made up the recipe the other night, and liked how it turned out.

ETA: I split each breast into three meals' worth, so I get 9 meals out of this dish. Yummy!
daekini's Avatar daekini 09:01 PM 11-04-2005
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Originally Posted by Wabi Sabi
Are you all sick of beans yet? If not, here's another one for you:

Frijoles Charros
Vegetarians can leave out the bacon, I'm not sure if it would still have as much flavor...? Perhaps there is something you can substitute in its place that will give it a slightly smoky taste...?
I made this without the bacon and it was delicious! I think the fire roasted tomatoes are the key.
daekini's Avatar daekini 09:02 PM 11-04-2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Holiztic
I am a whiz in the fast and fresh world of cooking but slow cookers have always perplexed me (also have the can of cream of x soup kind of recipe book that calls for lots of processed (and nasty) ingredients!)
Can we start a "fast and fresh" thread, too?
Czen:)'s Avatar Czen:) 10:05 PM 11-04-2005
I put Elowyns Mexican Chicken on ou meal plan this week. Thanks Elowyn!

BTW, I do great baked apples in my slow cooker if anyone is interested I can post the recipe.

Czen
leomom's Avatar leomom 10:38 PM 11-04-2005
I made the Chicken Cacciatore from page 1 and it was delicious! The chicken was so moist!
gethane's Avatar gethane 10:48 PM 11-04-2005
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Originally Posted by Czen:)
I put Elowyns Mexican Chicken on ou meal plan this week. Thanks Elowyn!

BTW, I do great baked apples in my slow cooker if anyone is interested I can post the recipe.

Czen
Please do! I've tried baked apples a couple times (once in oven, once on grill) and they've never turned out very tasty. I'd love new way to try them.
earthmama369's Avatar earthmama369 11:00 PM 11-04-2005
It's neat that this thread came up; I just tried a new recipe in our crockpot and it came out really well, so I came in to the office to type it up. I'll just type it up here instead.

The original source of this recipe is the Vegetable Indian Curry in the Vegetarian Slow-Cooker cookbook. I changed it a lot, though, because I didn't have all the ingredients and had some other things I wanted to use up. I just want to make sure I'm giving credit where credit is due though.

1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
6 small red potatoes, cubed
2 carrots, sliced
1 small bunch (dinosaur) kale, chopped
1 large can diced tomatoes

Throw this all into the crockpot.

2 onions, diced
cumin seeds
curry
coriander powder
ginger
minced garlic

Saute the onions in olive oil, then toast the cumin seeds for the last minute or so of the onions' cooking. Add a whole lotta curry and ginger (2 tbs.?) and slightly less coriander (1 1/2 tbs.?) and a spoonful of minced garlic. Heat through then add everything to the crockpot.

Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low all day. Serve over rice. (I just used the 20-minute rice.)

Yum.
Elowyn's Avatar Elowyn 03:02 PM 11-07-2005
I do my baked apples in the oven (so I guess I shouldn't post the recipe, as this is the slow-cooker thread ) Do share your slow-cooker apples recipe, Czen! I love some baked apples!
Czen:)'s Avatar Czen:) 04:38 PM 11-07-2005
Sorry I'm so slow to reply! Here it is:

Baked Apples

6 baking apples (Rome, Granny Smith, Breaburn, or Gala)
1 Cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/3 cup dried cherries or cranberries
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup slivered almonds lightly toasted (I've never toasted them and its been great)
1 tbs butter cut in 1/4 inch pieces
1/2 cup apple juice or cider

Mix brown sugar with cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Set aside 1/4 cup sugar mix for topping. Add cherries, raisins, and almonds and combine to make filling.

Core apples 3/4 way down. With a melon baller, scrape out a small cavity (about a 1/4 cup). Peel top 1/3 of the apples. Stuff some filling in each cavity. Reserve excess filling.

Place prepared apples in ceramic pot of slow cooker. Sprinkle remaining sugar and spice mix over tops. Dot each with 1/2 tsp butter. Pour apple juice around edges. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours (mine are done earlier then this but I think my cooker is on the hot side).

Hope you like it!
Czen
daekini's Avatar daekini 07:35 PM 11-07-2005
mmm that sounds delicious!
A friend of mine (HokieMum) just gave me this recipe, I've not made it myself but her apple butter tastes wonderful!

Crock Pot Apple Butter

5 1/2 lb summer apples, peeled and diced
4 cups white sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp salt

Place to apples in your crock pot. Mix remaining ingredients in a
separate bowl and then pour over apples. Toss to coat evenly. Cover
and cook the mixture on HIGH for 1 hour. Turn down to LOW and cook for
an addition 8 to 9 hours. Uncover for the last hour of cooking. If the
apples are still clumpy, use a wire wisk to break them up. If the apple
butter seems to watery, you may cook uncovered longer.

Hot pack into sterile jars and process in a boiling water bath for 10
minutes.
jlbaby's Avatar jlbaby 08:49 PM 11-07-2005
i just made this chili a few weeks ago - very very simple and easy (which is just my style during the workweek!!)

Vegetarian Chili (fits 3qt. slow cooker)
1 can pinto beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 cup meatless soy crumbles
2 cups water


that's it! mix 'em all up, season to taste. cook on low 8-10 hours and you have a very thick, hearty chili.
crystalpea2005's Avatar crystalpea2005 01:02 AM 11-08-2005
: : i would love love love to here some of those yummy recipies.....i just got the internet, im really happy us moms can do this.i find that this chatting thing is kind of confusing.if anyone has any advice that would be great take care of eachother..........
guest9969's Avatar guest9969 01:56 AM 11-08-2005
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Originally Posted by daekini
Crock Pot Apple Butter
That sounds awesome! My mother used to make homemade Apple Butter and I loved it. Pumpkin butter too. I will definitely be making this one!
SpringRain's Avatar SpringRain 01:58 AM 11-08-2005
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Originally Posted by GriffinsMom
That sounds awesome! My mother used to make homemade Apple Butter and I loved it. Pumpkin butter too. I will definitely be making this one!
Oh! Pumpkin butter sounds heavenly. I'm off to search for a recipe!
daekini's Avatar daekini 11:56 AM 11-08-2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by crystalpea2005
: : i would love love love to here some of those yummy recipies.....i just got the internet, im really happy us moms can do this.i find that this chatting thing is kind of confusing.if anyone has any advice that would be great take care of eachother..........

sovereignqueen's Avatar sovereignqueen 08:41 PM 11-10-2005
mmmmmm
Thanks!
aswbarry's Avatar aswbarry 10:13 PM 11-10-2005
Found this thread while searching through new posts. I am so excited about it I've got to subscribe. Thanks all!
Miss Juice's Avatar Miss Juice 01:21 PM 11-13-2005
WOW!!!

I just came over to post a thread about crockpot suggestions, but I'm glad I did a search first! There's a lot to get started with here...

You mamas rock. I can't wait to try all the bean recipes. (Sadly, DH is allergic to chicken. There are some awesome looking chicken recipes in here.)
bendmom's Avatar bendmom 09:37 PM 11-13-2005
Does anyone have a great potato chowder recipe they wouldn't mind sharing?
SpringRain's Avatar SpringRain 10:38 PM 11-13-2005
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Originally Posted by bendmom
Does anyone have a great potato chowder recipe they wouldn't mind sharing?
A friend gave me this one, but I haven't tried it as we are non-dairy here and I haven't had time to mess around with subs. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

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8 potatoes (peeled or not) chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 celery ribs chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped small
1 can chicken broth
2 T dried parsley
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
sliced green onions, grated cheese, and chopped bacon for toppings

Put all ingredients down to and including the pepper into the crockpot. Add water to within 1" of the top of the crockpot (this recipe is for a 5 qt, so adjust accordingly). Cook on high for 8 hours. 1 hour before serving, put milk into a small container with a lid, add flour and shake till well mixed. Add to the soup.
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SpringRain's Avatar SpringRain 10:45 PM 11-13-2005
Here's another chicken one.... (sorry mytwogals!)

2 medium onions, sliced or chopped
2 tsp bottled minced garlic or 4 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs
1 (14.5 oz)can diced tomatoes (you can sub 2 fresh tomatoes if you like...we like the muir glen organic stewed here)
1 (6 oz)can tomato paste
2 tbsp wine vinegar
2 bay leaves
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed or 1 tbsp fresh
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms
1 pkg (8 oz) dried pasta (I throw in whatever I have on hand...usually whole wheat)
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional - we don't add it because we are dairy free)

In a 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 quart crockpot, place the onions and garlic. Add chicken to crockpot. In a mixing bowl combine undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, vinegar, bay leaves, sugar, rosemary, salt, and pepper; mix well. Pour over chicken.

Cover and cook on LOW heat setting for 7 hours. Or, cook on HIGH heat setting for 3-1/2 hours.

When ready to serve, remove bay leaves. Stir mushrooms into chicken mixture; cook for 5 to 10 minutes more to heat through. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Serve the chicken and sauce over the hot cooked pasta; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
SpringRain's Avatar SpringRain 10:55 PM 11-13-2005
I made this one last weekend! We eat a lot of turkey around here...not just for Thanksgiving, so this is a great one for us. The trick with this one is to use a nice wine...cooking wine just doesn't cut it.

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Stuffed Turkey Breast

1/4 c Butter; melted
1 sm Onion; finely chopped
1/2 c Celery; finely chopped
2 1/2 oz Bacon croutons
1 c Chicken bouillon
1 tb Parsley, fresh; minced
1/2 ts Poultry seasoning
1 Turkey breast, whole-uncooked
Salt; to taste
Pepper; to taste
Cheesecloth (about 24x36"-for each turkey breast)
Wine, white, dry

Combine butter, onion, celery, croutons, bouillon, parsley, and poultry seasoning. Cut turkey breast in thick slices, 2/3 of the way through, leaving slices attached on one side (or at the bone if using a bone in breast). Sprinkle turkey with salt and pepper. Soak cheesecloth in wine.

Set turkey on cheesecloth. Stuff bread mixture into slits of turkey. Fold one end of cheesecloth over other to cover meat.

Place on metal rack or trivet in slow-cooking pot. Cover pot and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours or until tender. Pour additional wine over turkey during cooking. Remove from pot and take cheesecloth off immediately. If browner breast is preferred, remove from pot and brown in 400°F oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Let stand 10 min.

Drippings may be thickened for gravy if desired.
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SpringRain's Avatar SpringRain 11:15 PM 11-13-2005
OK, last one.... I promise! This one we use when our friend gives us some venison or moose.

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Apple Cider Stew

1-2 lbs. beef or venison (or moose) stew meat
8 carrots, sliced thin
6 potatoes, sliced thin
2 apples, chopped
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried thyme or 1 tbsp chopped fresh
1/4 of an onion - minced
2 c. apple cider - We get ours fresh from our CSA program

Place carrots, potatoes, and apples in crockpot. Add meat and sprinkle with salt, thyme, and onion. Pour cider over meat and cover. Cook on low heat 10-12 hours. Thicken gravy with flour or corn starch.
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MamitadeTian's Avatar MamitadeTian 04:50 AM 11-17-2005
For the bean recipes you mentioned or just to make beans in the crockpot generally, do you need to soak them beforehand or boil them or something?
daekini's Avatar daekini 11:06 AM 11-17-2005
I soak all beans overnight except for split peas and lentils


I'm making the mulled cider recipe today, it's finally cold! I made the moroccan chicken recipe a couple of days ago, I used chicken, chickpeas and veggies and left out the potatoes (lazy me, didn't feel like cutting them!) and it was really yummy!
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