Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The crock pot adventures

I have been in love with my crock pot recently. When a girl is in grad school and has 2 jobs, a girl needs help... Honestly though, I cannot say that I lack free time, surprisingly, and I am making it sound worse than it is, but sometimes I have so much on my mind that coming home to a ready meal is a true treat. Some recipes make you chop all the veggies and then sauté them but not this one. Chop, place in crock pot and come home to a feast.
If you've never made Indian food before, this may be a fine recipe for you - easy and very little attention required!
Slow cooker vegetable curry
4 cups cauliflower (I used frozen, no messy chopping required. I think working with fresh cauliflower is very messy and then I find it all over my floor...) 
1 sweet potato - peeled and diced
1 red and 1 green pepper - diced
1 onion - diced
(You can also add other veggies - zucchini, carrots, whatever your heart desires!)
15 oz chickpeas
15 oz tomato sauce
1 can coconut milk
1/2 cup chicken or veggie broth
1 tablespoon of: cumin, curry powder and turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cayenne 
1/2 cup frozen green peas - add before serving
Place all the ingredients except peas in a crock pot and cook for 8 hours on low. Add peas before serving to warm up. Serve as a sauce on rice with plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream), cilantro and green onion.
Here is the original recipe - I tweaked it a bit but I think the author still deserves credit:

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