Enjoying the things I don't actually do.

25 September 2010


{happily reporting full success with a slow cooker.}

Remember how I was gushing about the Farmer's Market? We had such beautiful vegetables in our company, we were excited to put them to use.

We found a yummy recipe in our Vegetarian Slow Cooker Cookbook for Lentil Shepards Pie. It was a softly misty day and ooooh it sounded so good. That was on a Sunday.

The reason these recipes are uncontrollably delicious is because there's a bit of prep work. Mostly just some simple sauteing. It's well worth it.

Once these fresh from the farmers market veggies were tender and scrumptious, you just combine them with uncooked lentils, a can of tomatoes and the juice, some herbs, some spices, some love of course, and then top with mashed potatoes mixed with bread crumbs. Cook on High for 5 hours, give or take.  Shredded cheddar cheese is optional.

But I can't say no to a place of cheese.

When a recipe indicates a dish is ready to enjoy by being hot and bubbly, that's usually an indication you will experience tremendous joy upon eating said dish.

This was no exception!

We had some rice and grains along-side the Shepard's Pie.

This was cooked and devoured on a Tuesday. The irony is, it turned out to be 75 degrees and sunny that day. The one down-fall of planning the menu for the entire week.

Esmé, however, was not impressed by the mashed potatoes.

Do you have any favorite slow cooker recipes? Any vegetarian ones, perhaps? Please share!


  1. This looks great - going to try it. The same thing happened to us - I planned for our meals this week and they were very fall-like...soups and other warm foods that don't sound good when it's blazing hot. I love slow cooker recipes - we do mostly veg and mostly vegan (because of E) - so I get a lot of recipes from here.


    We love this one (leave out the chicken) - I love the idea of putting coconut milk in this. Really yummy. http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2006/09/roasted-corn-chowder-with-cilantro.html

    And a lot of times she puts in slow cooker instructions.

  2. Thanks for that blog, Whit ~ looks great. I'm going to try the Mexican Pumpkin Soup with Black Beans and Lime

    Read more: http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2008/09/slow-cooker-and-crock-pot-recipes.html#ixzz10hBLMc8d