Sunday, November 08, 2009

Full Bellies

With everything crazy that went on this last month I probably could have gotten away with not feeding the family very nutritious meals and hitting the take out lines regularly. Luckily, I had discovered this wonderful website and book that I cooked from on almost a daily basis.

Think Julie & Julia type blog, but using the slow cooker every day for one year. It's amazing what she came up with.

Not only are the slow cooker recipes in this book, not the usual casserole, soup, pot roast type recipes, but they are so fast and Stephanie O'Dea also shows how they can be made Gluten Free. It almost brings a tear to my eye. Fast and Gluten Free - who knew that the two went together. I think we should also add that the recipes are VERY tasty. Definitely not a word that comes easily to a GF menu.

Declan, who has been known to ask if I'm feeding him poop before (yes, he did get to see how tasty a bar of soap was for that rude comment) literally jumps up and down with excitement when he sees that I'm cooking something in the Crock Pot.

The Beef Bourguignon was delicious! As was the Pasta Fagioli Soup. I've made everything from Indian to Asian cuisine in the crock pot lately.

I love a good food blog. Others that I have been using a lot lately are Karina's Kitchen, Tasty Kitchen, and Bakerella. I'm always looking for good suggestions. What are your favorite food blogs?


stitching under oaks said...

I'm always looking for more crock pot style recipes. Thanks for the link and the heads up on the book. Thanks for stopping by my was nice to 'meet' you! Have a great week!

Carrie K said...

Knit Think, Miss T's Mystery House and Veggies, Crafts & Tails. Ooh, that looks good. I love my slow cooker - I haven't pulled it out yet this season.

Angie said...

Thank you SO much for passing this along. my hubby isn't too crazy about anything from the crock pot, but I'm going to give some of these a try. You also might want to look at Pioneer Woman cooks. Not crock pot recipes that I know of but DANG, they look like good food.