A New Kitchen Gadget!

I know, I know, a new kitchen gadget doesn’t exactly warrant an entire post itself…but I’m just so darn excited about my new slow cooker that I couldn’t help but share. I found it on Amazon for 10 dollars and I decided I should at least give it a try – one of my roommates years ago had a slow cooker and I loved using to make chili.

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The best part is just throwing everything in a pot going to work – or to bed – and having it ready when you’re back in the kitchen. I’m not sure who invented this, but they’re a genius. I know it’s not an exciting post today, but you know how things are around my kitchen, any new gadget is worthy of celebration!

IMG_2433I made up this soup one night before bed and in the morning it was ready (with a little pureeing and adding quinoa) and was terrific to pack for our lunches. I’m sure there will be many more soup experiments in my future, but I thought I’d share some photos of the first success story – an earthy and hearty soup made with carrots, golden beets, rosemary, and quinoa. Unfortunately, I was half asleep when I tossed everything into the slow cooker and went to bed, so I’m not entirely sure of the ratios of ingredients (doh!) but at least it looked pretty!

IMG_2436I’m sure with the weather being so cold I’ll get cracking on chili as well, and then I’ll actually remember to write down what I put in the pot. If anyone has suggestions for vegan slow cooker bloggers leave a comment! I’d love some recommendations.

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5 responses to “A New Kitchen Gadget!

  1. My crock pot is by far the best thing I have in my whole apartment! Once every 6 weeks or so, I do “make ahead” freezer meals… toss all the ingredients in a ziplock bag and freeze them. Then, pull one out the night before to thaw in the fridge, dump it in the crock pot in the morning, and dinner’s ready when I get home! The most genius thing I have ever done with my life.

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