Lori Zimmer

6 Recipes That Will Rock Your Crock Pot This Winter

by , 01/07/12
filed under: DIY
Crock Pot Recipes, slow cooking recipes, vegetarian recipes, vegan recipes, Chickpea curry, Crockpot Lasagna, Rice Pudding recipe, Root vegetable stew, Mediterranean Stew, Mulled Cider

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Rice Pudding

Your crockpot can be used for sweets too, and nothing could be easier than rice pudding. Dump 2 quarts vanilla soy milk, 1 cup rice, 1 cup sugar, 3 tbsp margarine, 1 tsp vanilla, ½ tsp cinnamon and a dash of salt into the pot. Add raisins, nuts, or cranberries if you like. Now just let the sweets simmer for six hours, and enjoy a hot sweet treat after dinner.

Crock Pot Recipes, slow cooking recipes, vegetarian recipes, vegan recipes, Chickpea curry, Crockpot Lasagna, Rice Pudding recipe, Root vegetable stew, Mediterranean Stew, Mulled Cider

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Root Veggie Stew

We are all a little lazier in the winter time, so it’s important to get in all your veggies. This super stew is perfect, low fat and sticks with you. Chop 3 yellow potatoes, 2 large carrots, 2 turnips, 3 garlic cloves and 3 celery stalks. Add in a package of thawed frozen spinach and ¾ cup lentils. Now go crazy with the spices- fresh basil, chili powder, paprika, turmeric, cayenne pepper, ginger, salt, pepper- whatever your fancy. Fill the pot with water to cover the veggies, and 8 hours later you have a spicy root veggie stew that will take you through the day.

Crock Pot Recipes, slow cooking recipes, vegetarian recipes, vegan recipes, Chickpea curry, Crockpot Lasagna, Rice Pudding recipe, Root vegetable stew, Mediterranean Stew, Mulled Cider

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Mediterranean Stew

For a different veggie stew, try a Mediterranean flair. Chopped butternut squash, eggplant, zucchini, okra, tomato and onion are added to 1 can tomato sauces, ½ cup vegetable stock and a mixture of garlic, cumin, turmeric, crush red pepper, cinnamon and paprika to taste. One last ingredient-raisins- will give the stew a little sweet kick that is sure to please.

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  1. Mia Nordlund August 19, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Can I use soaked lentils in the root veggie stew or does it call for precooked lentils?

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