Kaki, you know I love me a slow cooker meal. Sadly, for the meat-light or no-meat crowd, they usually involve vast quantities of tough meat that you’re trying to cook into sweet, tasty oblivion. Not this time, Kaki. We’ve got us … Continue reading
Category Archives: Slow-Cooker
My Top 10 Repeat-Worthy Recipes
Kaki! You know, I make new dishes all the time, constantly testing out different techniques and flavors and ingredients. Buuuut there are also those handful of dishes that I make over and over again. Here are the recipes on our … Continue reading
Cauliflower: A Love Story
Cauliflower. My word, it is SO good. And this past week I proved it to myself all over again.
Exhibit A: Cauliflower and Green Onion Stir-Fry
I haven’t made too many stir-fries recently, and that is about to change. I LOVED this, though I naturally made some changes from the linked recipe. I didn’t have rice wine, so used white wine. Didn’t have a wok, so just used a big saute pan. Doubled the ginger. Frankly, I think this is a great base recipe, to which you could substitute many different roasted vegetables in place of the cauliflower. The sauce with the green onions and caramelized onions would be so good with pretty much anything. (Oh, and, um, maybe I eat like a crazy person, but I got 3 servings out of this, not 4.)
Exhibit B: Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry
Okay, so this did take a while to make. Should have guessed that when it was adapted from a slow-cooker recipe for a Dutch oven. And I had put off making it forever because wilted spinach just isn’t my thing. So instead of fresh spinach, I just added some frozen chopped spinach at the end of cooking time. SO, so good.
Exhibit C: Crispy Cauliflower Leaves
So, I prepped the two cauliflower heads for these recipes at the same time, and for one reason: that meant I had double the cauliflower leaves leftover. Kaki, if you’ve never roasted cauliflower leaves, now is the time. It’s just a toss-in-oil, salt-and-pepper method; I roasted them while roasting the florets for the stir-fry (so, also at 450*F, and for 30 minutes).
Let’s make up some cauliflower goodness the next time we’re together, okay?
Kaki, my, it’s been a bit “meh” around here. I’ve spent the past month going from one mediocre dish to the next. With some I think, “Caitlin, you tried to make that too healthy.” With some I think, “Caitlin, you … Continue reading
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Ah, Kaki, I’m so bummed to have missed a weekend of homemade bagels and Laura and festivities! I’ll have to make up a batch ASAP. And come visit you ASAP. Yes. My current go-to weekend project is homemade yogurt. (So, … Continue reading
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Happy New Year, Kaki! Alas, I’m sitting at home sick this New Years Eve, but thankfully it’s given me time to A) catch up on my PBS watching, and B) start my recap of the foods I made for Cooper’s … Continue reading
Garlicky Potato Bean Soup
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Dear Kaki, Figured it out! I figured out what to do with the leftover cooking liquid from a batch of beans. And it is super easy and super delicious. And happens mostly in the slow cooker while you’re doing other … Continue reading