crockpot recipe

Slow Cookin' Sunday

Hey all!

I can't believe the end of the weekend is already here.  It was a busy two days for me with Yoga teacher training and all of my other favorite weekend activities! I knew I wanted an easy cook dinner that I can get more than one meal out of, so of course I turned to my trustworthy friend, the crockpot! Found a few recipes but as always kind of tweaked them to make it my own. See below for the recipe. Do you have a favorite crockpot recipe? 

 

 

Slow Cook Sesame Chicken 

  • 4 to 6 chicken thighs, bone-in (skinless preferred but optional)
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 to 3 minced cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (if you are making this gluten free make sure you are using a gluten free brand like San J)
  • 1/2 cup of tomato paste or puree 
  • 2 tsp of Sesame oil 
  • Sesame Seeds (this is just for topping)
  • 2 tbsp of cornstarch (also check if GF)
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup honey 

Place chicken thighs in slow cooker. 

Combine onion, garlic, soy sauce, honey, tomato puree, sesame oil in bowl and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours. Remove the chicken to remove bones. Add cornstarch to cold water and add to sauce. Stir until starts to thicken. Place the shredded chicken back into crockpot. 

I served this with rice and broccoli but you could use another grain or vegetable! 

Enjoy! 

Whitney 

 

 

Sweet Potato Curry Soup

I am a big fan of meals with as few ingredients as possible. I am also a big fan of my crockpot. Seriously- It is the greatest way to make a couple of meals at once and not even think about it!!

I started my soup with the Mirepoix mix from Trader Joes. Big tub of chopped onions, celery and carrots and bam! Soup is started. I also added some homemade chicken broth (but you can use any stock you want) and coconut milk. I chopped up 4 large sweet potatoes and tossed them in as well. I peeled them but you can leave the skins on as well. I then added tbsp. of curry powder and covered the pot. Cooked on high for about 2 hours. (if you wanted to leave this over night or on during the day, just change setting to low)

After about 2 hours I took some of the bigger pieces of sweet potato out with some of the broth and blended it to make the soup thicker. Top it with kale and coconut shreds and you have yourself a very yummy meal : )


Ingredients:

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • Mirepoix mix from Trader Joes or chopped onions, celery, carrots
  • 1-2 cups coconut milk
  • 1-2 cups broth
  • 1 tbsp Curry Powder
  • black pepper to taste
  • Toppings – Kale, coconut shreds, or you can add lentils for more protein and nutritional yeast for a more cheesy flavor!