Gallery: 6 Recipes That Will Rock Your Crock Pot This Winter

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.


Chickpea Curry

In lieu of the yummy high fat food from your local Indian restaurant, whip up this easy curry for half the fat. Just sauté 1 onion, 2 garlic cloves and 1 inch of ginger in a pot with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. After 5 minutes, dump the mixture along with 2 cans of chickpeas, one can of diced tomatoes and 1 teaspoon each of cumin, coriander, turmeric and salt into your crockpot. Add a cinnamon stick if it tickles your fancy. Fill enough water to cover the beans and simmer for six hours for homemade Indian goodness.


CrockPot Lasagna

Lasagna noodles can be temperamental,  easily breaking or burning in the oven. The Crockpot keeps the ingredients all together, and easy to serve. First combine 1 container tofu, ¼ cup coy milk, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, 2 tbsp lemon juice, chopped basil and 1 tsp salt into a food processor. Mix 2 packages of thawed frozen spinach. Now comes the layering part, layer tomato sauce, lasagna noodles and the spinach tofu mixture until you reach the top of your cockpot, ending with a sauce layer. Let it cook for 6 to 8 hours, and enjoy.


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1 Comment

  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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