Meatless Monday Grilled Polenta and Zucchini Salsa

Recipe: Grilled Polenta and Zucchini Salsa – Love & Lemons

For my second installment of Slow Liz’s Speedier Cooking Challenge, I couldn’t resist making this recipe. It’s the perfect Meatless Monday dish. It’s hearty and light, fresh and rich. It’s a perfect dish for this fall-like-summer-weather.

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Speedy Stir Fry from the New York Times

Recipe: Spicy Stir-Fried Tofu With Corn, Green Beans and Cilantro – NYTimes.

I made a New Years Resolution of one slow cooker meal a week. But I fell off the wagon. And how can you blame me? I nearly killed my partner. It didn’t help that I was trying to make crockpot meals in the heat of summer. It didn’t help that after a while, all crockpot meals start to taste the same.  Continue Reading →

Wifey’s First Blog Post

Wifey's First Blog Post

If you have any tips for Wifey’s second blog post, please don’t hesitate to let her know…

Wife Killer: Tom Kha Gai

Welcome to the 18th installment of Slow Liz’s 2014 Slow Cooker Challenge!

Recipe: Crock Pot Tom Kha Gai – Little Spice Jar

Tom Kha Gai

Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup)  was my tastiest crockpot meal yet. And it is probably the reason my partner Megan was rushed to the hospital in anaphylactic shock. A wonderful evening with friends has left me utterly traumatized and Megan well rested. That being said, you must try this recipe. It’s AMAZING. Continue Reading →

Poor Man’s Lobster Cioppino

Welcome to the 17th installment of Slow Liz’s 2014 Slow Cooker Challenge!

Recipe: Seafood Cioppino – Taste of Home

Seafood Cioppino

I have Post Traumatic Seafood Disorder and this will be my last (and first) seafood recipe. Continue Reading →

Crockpot Meatloaf Sandwiches

Welcome to the 16th installment of Slow Liz’s 2014 Slow Cooker Challenge

Recipe: All American Meatloaf Sandwich – Jeff Mauro

Crock Pot Meatloaf Sandwich I have been slacking! It’s been a busy three weeks. My sister graduated with her masters in Speech Pathology! Congratulations Naggle McTaggle. You are officially more educated (but not more genius) than I. 

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Springtime Crockpot Pinto Bean Stew

Welcome to the 15th installment of Slow Liz’s 2014 Slow Cooker Challenge.

Recipe: Pinto Bean Stew with Jalapeño-Corn Dumplings – Eating Well

Pinto Bean Stew I am so so excited about this recipe. I’ve been scouring the web for springtime crockpot recipes, and this one caught my eye (and belly). Continue Reading →

Gumbo with Friends

... and a Roux Meltdown

Welcome to the 13th installment of Slow Liz’s 2014 Slow Cooker Challenge.

Recipe: Crock Pot Chicken and Sausage Gumbo With Shrimp – Food.com

Gumbo with Friends

What is a roux? Even after completing today’s Gumbo, the roux remains a mystery. The recipe said to cook the roux for 20 minutes. 5 minutes in, it started smelling like popcorn. So I called Mom-Sort-Of-Ish-In-Law for help. She said she only cooks her rouxes (rouxi?) until the flour taste bakes off. I thought flour was tasteless. Continue Reading →

Not Your Grandma’s Beef Stew

A Bob Warden Recipe

by Liz Jackson

Welcome to the twelfth installment of Slow Liz’s 2014 Slow Cooker Challenge.

Recipe: Seasonal Beef Stew – Bob Warden’s Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes

Beef Stew

This week’s recipe comes to you courtesy of Nonie, my hilarious and loving Italian QVC Shopping Grandmother. You see, Nonie is no ordinary grandma. She is thoughtful and insane and so filled with love that when she finds out you have a drafty apartment, she gets QVC on the phone and buys you a compact space heater for your NYC apartment. And when she finds out your protein levels are a bit low, she sends you more nut mix and protein bars and frozen parmesan chicken than will fit in the afore mentioned NYC apartment. Continue Reading →

Marcella Hazan’s Broccoli and Potato Soup

And the Pinterest Mystery of the Mason Jar

by Liz Jackson

Welcome to the eleventh installment of Slow Liz’s 2014 Slow Cooker Challenge!

Recipe: Food 52’s thirschfield – Marcella’s Broccoli and Potato Soup

photo 3 (1)Before I get to today’s recipe, I have a burning question. Is it just me or have Mason Jars taken over Pinterest?!? Continue Reading →

Stuffed Peppers Stuffed Liz

Healthy and Hearty Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

by Liz Jackson

Welcome to the tenth installment of Slow Liz’s 2014 Slow Cooker Challenge!

Recipe: Katrina Runs – Sweet Peppers

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Wake Up to a Weekend Steel Cut Oatmeal Meal

Welcome to the 9th installment of Slow Liz’s 2014 Slow Cooker Challenge!

Ok, so I had my first Slow Cooker failure. But when at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. And oh how I tried. And oh how sweet success tasted… especially with a side of Minneola juice!

Steel Cut Oats Meal … and the best part about it? I invented my own recipe! Here’s what you do: Continue Reading →

Sloppy Liz’s Turkey Sloppy Joes

by Liz Jackson

Welcome to the eighth installment of Slow Liz’s 2014 Slow Cooker Challenge!

Recipe: Little Kitchen Big Bites – Easy Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

Wifey gave me a 5 out of 5 on this meal!! Can you believe it?!? She loved it! And I’m so glad, because I really like this blog. It may become a staple in my slow cooker challenge.

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Healthy and Hearty Quinoa, Chicken and Kale Soup

by Liz Jackson

Welcome to the seventh installment of Slow Liz’s 2014 Slow Cooker Challenge

Recipe: Cooking Classy – Slow Cooker Quinoa, Chicken and Kale Soup

The Food Network revealed the top three most searched ingredients on their website. All you have to do is look at the title of this post to figure out what they were. It felt very important to me to slow cook a recipe using all three. This might be the best recipe I’ve made so far. It’s really that good. It’s fresh, hearty, and packed with protein. 

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