Archives for the ‘Crock-Pot’ Category

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

Updated 5-19-2013 Happy spring everyone! This month my daughter turns one, and so far there has been a whirlwind of potlucks, picnics and celebrations, beginning with Easter last weekend. I discovered the perfect barbecue dish for such occasions – pulled pork, slow-cooked in the crock pot. It just cooks all day long and literally falls apart […]

Crock-Pot Osso Buco Recipe

  I am in love with my new favorite food – osso buco, a beef shank braised in the crock pot.  It is the most tender and flavorful cut of beef.  (As you can see in the photo above, it was so tender the meat fell right off the bone.) It’s so simple and inexpensive […]

Lamb & Lentil Winter Stew in a Crock Pot

  Hello everyone, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are all in good health as we enter the coldest and darkest month of the year.  So many people I know are sick right now, it is definitely going around.  What I know is that as hard as you try to avoid catching other people’s cold […]

Duck Leg Confit in the Crock Pot

  One of my favorite meals is duck leg confit.  Duck legs have a lot of fat on them, but the secret to confit is that slow-cooking them in their own fat makes the meat tender and juicy and the skin crispy as it cooks away the fat.  The problem with most confit recipes is that it […]

Apple-Turnip Chicken Salad

  Last week I got these beautiful turnips at the farmers’ market.  I love a crisp, ripe white turnip and could just eat it raw – they are so sweet!  These were great because the greens were in good shape so I used them to make juice in the morning and then I tossed a […]

Spaghetti Squash with Black Beans & Spinach

  Spaghetti Squash with Black Beans & Spinach   First off let me say that I recently dropped my camera and ever since it has been hit or miss getting it to focus.  Sometimes it turns out great and others not.  I plan to get a new, better camera sometime this fall.  Until then I will […]

Family Visits: Gluten, Dairy, And Sugar-Free

  It’s that time of year again – summer barbecues, family vacations, and my annual visit to my parents in rural Minnesota.  I grew up on a farm in a tiny little German town of about 800 people, surrounded by cornfields as far as the eye can see.  It’s very peaceful but I’m always a […]

Winter Squash & Black Bean Chili

  Now that we are experiencing the blustery dark days of winter, there is nothing like a spicy pot of chili to warm your bones.  I find this vegan recipe especially comforting, as this delicious heart-warming stew of sweet butternut squash, salted black beans and spicy chili pepper will make you forget that it’s cold outside.  […]

Chicken Wild Rice Soup

  Wow, it has been almost three weeks since I last posted.  Where did the time go?  We enjoyed a wonderful week in Boston visiting my brother and family for Thanksgiving.  Not only was it great spending time with family and enjoying the exciting city of Boston, but good food seemed to find us wherever […]

Vegan Rosemary-Ginger Potato-Leek Soup

  This is a delicious fall favorite and makes for a light supper or comforting hot lunch.  Good Yukon gold potatoes from the farmer’s market are flavorful and satisfying, especially when simmered with ginger, garlic and leeks.  The fresh rosemary leaves add a light, fragrant appeal that complements the ginger.  Completely vegan, dairy- and gluten-free, […]