Category — Crockpot + Slow Cooker Recipes

{recipe} Slow Cooker Pumpkin, Lentil, & Chickpea Curry

We have had an unusually cold and wet winter here in Northern California. I have found myself turning to this recipe again and again as a hearty, healthy, easy way to warm up myself at dinner – and have leftovers for lunch the next day.

Slow Cooker Lentil, Chickpea, and Pumpkin Curry

This recipe is incredibly easy and hands-off, and as a bonus it is also vegan. I often find vegan food to be lacking in that certain¬†je ne sais quoi, but this curry is universally enjoyed by just about everyone I’ve served it to, and has great flavor and depth without a lot of effort. [Read more →]

January 27, 2017   1 Comment

{recipe} Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy Stew

I love a rich, warm, beefy stew that’s been cooked all day. Wouldn’t it be great to spend the day recreating Julia Child’s famous Boeuf Bourgignon recipe? Sadly, I have neither the time nor the interest in taking that on at the moment. So here, I’ve done some experimentation to make a beef burgundy stew in the crockpot.

Somehow it feels unfair to be able to make such a fantastic dinner with so little effort.

beef burgundy

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March 12, 2014   No Comments

{recipe} Slow Cooker Honey Soy Chicken

I am in Shanghai right now, and while I usually don’t write while on vacation, the jet lag has me up at odd hours with not much else to do. I was also eager to share this recipe because it was just too tasty not to write up as soon as possible. I have been trying to experiment with crockpot recipes to build up a repertoire of go-to slow cooker dishes, and this one is definitely going in the permanent rotation!


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December 27, 2013   7 Comments

{recipe} Asian Crockpot Carnitas

While I love the idea¬†of the crockpot, I have not had a lot of success with it. As one friend put it, you can make an OK dinner in the crockpot anytime, but it’s kind of a challenge to make a GREAT dinner in the crockpot. With the success of this recipe, however, that may all be changing for me.

Asian Crockpot Carnitas

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September 25, 2013   6 Comments