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Friday, March 30, 2012

Crock pot / Slow cooker

My weight stayed the same this morning, which I'm totally happy with as I was expecting a rise, like my normal pattern.

I've broken out the crockpot early this year (I usually save it for winter time) and have been making some meaty dishes and while my family serves them on rice or pasta, I have them without and hardly notice the difference. LOVE IT.

It is also a lot easier to get dinner sorted in the morning than when the kids are grumpy and clinging to my legs at the end of the day. And my kitchen smells yummy all day. Today I can smell curry - yum!!! I've got a sweet curry cooking with beef, onions, curry powder, apples (just a few) and some sultanas. Last night was a pork dish.

What are your favourite slow cooked meals????


  1. I do a whole chicken with a can of tomatoes with some spices ie. Cumin or buy the Watties tomatoes that are flavoured Moroccan or indian. Last year I used the Maggi sachets but I suspect they are not Dukan friendly they had a lovely beef bougionon (not sure of spelling).

  2. I put a whole pickled piece of beef in the slow cooker and cover it with diet gingerbeer and add some peppercorns, bayleaves and sliced onion and cook it in that - sooo good!

  3. I don't slow cook because I'm always afraid of coming home to a fire to be honest. Terrible, I know.

    Sounds yummy though!

    1. I used to have the same fear, but seriously they cook at such a low heat, I doubt you'd even be able to start a fire with them if you tried. Use it at home one weekend to reassure yourself!!!