Meat Free, Lactose Free, Gluten Free Recipes for Crockpot?

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

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By C. Romaine (Guest Post)
May 2, 20050 found this helpful

Try 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.

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June 17, 20050 found this helpful

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!


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September 7, 20090 found this helpful

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 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-

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