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This is a guide about slow cooker macaroni and cheese recipes. Macaroni and cheese is a popular comfort food for kids and adults alike. One way to prepare this favorite dish is in your slow cooker.
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I am on a lactose free, gluten free diet and furthermore have been advised to eat a lot more complex carbohydrates (lentils, chickpeas, or even more adventurous foods).
Does anyone have any suitable recipes that I can use in the slow cooker (crockpot) and leave cooking all day whilst out at work?
Katey Nixon, England
Try http://www.recipezaar.com and click on crockpot (or slow cooker) recips. Maybe you could check with 'Robin' on this thriftyfun site. Seems to me she's on every day with some recipe or other. She must have lots and maybe some to help you. For recipes though - a RECIPE site like recipezaar is really the best place. Good luck.
Kraft.com has some great resources for you
I have heard that if you salt the food at the beginning of the cooking, it will make the beans tough. So, salt to taste at the end of the cooking cycle.
When you read a recipe that will not be made in a crockpot, be aware that the fresher beans will cook more rapidly than the older ones. If made in a crockpot, there won't be much difference as those pots can cook for additional hours with no damage to the food.
Also, if you cook the beans with a piece of kombu seaweed (aka sea vegetable), it is supposed to substantially cut down on the gassiness.
I have had better luck with cooking beans in a crockpot than in a kettle on the stove. They seem to come out more tender.
If you are planning on pre-soaking the beans, replace the soaking water with fresh water for cooking!
Slow Cooker Lentils and Sausage, Slow Cooked Baked Beans, Slow-Cooked Vegetables, Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans, Slow-Cooked Chili , Slow-Cooked Chowder ,Slow Cooker Homemade Beans, and Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup are some of the recipes at allrecipes.com ...search for slow cooker recipes.
I think that any recipe you find making beans, lentils, or dry peas could probably be easily adapted to the slow cooker. Add a little extra liquid and try it for the longer time ...8 hours on high. If you get home before it is done, check it and see if it is ready then adjust the length of time next time.
Garbonzo beans are chickpeas and can be used in bean salads. We have added them to 3 bean salads making it 4 bean salads for years. If the recipes call for milk, use lactose free milk. Hope you find some recipes that you enjoy. H-
My son has recently become a vegetarian and we have a couple of busy nights where it would be nice to come home to a cooked meal. Does anyone have any favorite vegetarian recipes for the crockpot? Eggs and cheese are fine.
Thanks so much. My son is still not terribly adventurous with food (11) and I want to support his new endeavor.
By Jessica from Hillsboro, OR
Take 2 cans each of carrots, green beans, yellow beans or other vegetables. Two cans of stewed tomatoes. our the liquid off the carrots and beans. You might want to add another can of tomatoes and then a can of tomato juice to sub for beef broth. Or you can use 3 cans onion soup broth. If you use the beef broth for yourself, you will need 3 cans of lowfat/sodium broth.
To this I add sauted onions and 3 peppers, 1 red, 1 green and one yellow. I also add frozen spinach. Add pepper, there is enough salt in the canned items to season without adding more.
For a meal, make sandwiches to go with soup, if you want add cooked noodles 1/2 hour before you serve. You can add a 1/4 cup of this soup with a piece of meat for those who eat meat whether its fish, chicken or other. Be skimpy on juice and wrap the meat and soup in tin foil and grill till meat is done. Or instead put it (soup/meat) in a casserole dish and bake it. Meat don't dry out.