Tagged with crockpot

Paleo Freezer Stock 2013

First, some background. Indulge me while I stress out a little bit…or skip down about five paragraphs to the cooking details. For the past few months, I’ve been coping with a nagging shoulder injury. After the initial acute flare up in August, I’ve had sharp, stabby pains during attempts at movements like pull ups and … Continue reading

Crock Pot Adventures: Pork Chops with Apples & Onions

Crock Pot Adventures: Pork Chops with Apples & Onions

As an enthusiastic cook and eater, many of the holiday/birthday/special occasion gifts I receive are cooking/food-related. (Thankfully, the other major gift category (lululemon) helps facilitate activities that a) support a hearty appetite for all my cooking/eating and b) ensures I look semi pulled together while doing my CrossFit coaching duties at the gym.) The past … Continue reading

Crockpot Adventures: Spare Ribs

Crockpot Adventures: Spare Ribs

Like a total crazy person, I signed up for a MOOC (massive-open online course) to learn some new computer programming skills. It’s been challenging and quite fun, but the midterms have been scheduled over time periods where I have to take them on the weekend, which seriously cuts into my food preparation time. (Those MIT jokesters say … Continue reading

Green Chile Pulled Pork

Green Chile Pulled Pork

I saw this amazing sounding salsa verde pulled pork from CrossFit Football and had to try it. Of course, I’m lazy and didn’t want to do more dishes, so I skipped over the browning/searing/deglazing step and straight to the “meat into pot with sauce” step. (Note: I rarely pay attention to those pre-crockpot steps as … Continue reading

Crockpot Doro Wat

Crockpot Doro Wat

Doro what? Wat is an Ethiopian stew or curry and doro wat is a highly spiced chicken stew. According to the internet, it’s one of the most popular meals in Ethiopia. Many of the basic ingredients of Ethiopian cuisine are common to Indian food as well, but the spicing and flavor profiles are completely different. A … Continue reading

Lazy Chicken Thighs

Lazy Chicken Thighs

While I normally find the chopping and sauteeing of the kitchen relaxing, and love how cooking transforms ingredients that are good on their own into something altogether different when in combination, sometimes you just want to EAT without all the hustle and bustle of turning ingredients into dinner. Enter the crock pot and some pre-made … Continue reading