Okay by now you might have figured out, that I totally love our slow cooker!
I seriously don’t know how I managed before having one, especially now that we upgraded from the 1,5 liter slow cooker to the big 6,5 liter slow cooker. I know it was a big jump and we could have taken the 3,5 liter first, but I grew up with the motto “Think big or go home” so I went straight for the 6,5 liter slow cooker. 😂
Don’t think that I regret this, quite the opposite is true. I love my slow cooker. Whenever I cook with it I can usually freeze 2-4 portions and it’s saving so much time for me!
So the other day I had my aunt and uncle coming over from Germany to stay with us for a few days, as the builders just finished their repair work, there was a lot to clean and tidy up again. Which is where the slow cooker comes in handy again, as I don’t need to check on it every five minutes. I even sometimes forget that the slow cooker is on until I can smell the food. 😍
As my family was arriving in the evening I wanted to have a quick dinner ready for us, without standing in the kitchen for 30 minutes or more first.
This is what I did:
You just need 1 red onion (sliced), 5 potatoes (I use red potatoes as I like the taste and texture of them the most) ,7 carrots, 3-4 chicken breasts and two cups of chicken or vegetable broth. This time I used vegetable broth, but it’s really up to you and your taste buts. 😉
Place the vegetables on the bottom and put the chicken breasts on top of it. Pour over the broth of your choice and let it sit on low for 6-7 hours, make sure that the chicken is completely done before serving!
The other day I tidied up our fridge and I found an apple. That poor apple still looked okay, but neither me or Alex were in the mood to eat it like that.
The day after that I was on the phone with my mum going through some recipe books that I got from her and there it was. A recipe for Apple Crumble!
In that moment I knew what to do with my sad little apple and went on to work straight after the phone call ended.
So if you have sad apples in your house that no one wants to eat, don’t throw them out – make a nice apple crumble instead!
I admit, this Blog is supposed to have a lot of healthy recipes as well, but baking is just way to much fun to stop!
This time I made my Little Lemon Bites with colorful sprinkles.
You can find the full recipe at the end of this post, but the recipe asks for Buttermilk, so how convenient is it that I already wrote you a post about how to make Dairy-free Buttermilk yourself! 😂
In Germany we call this shape of Cake a “Gugelhupf“, so in this case I used a Mini-Gugelhupf silicon form, to get this shape, but really any mini cake form will do.
and I finally got to use my new, big slow cooker again. 😍
Unfortunately it seems like summer is over, but it is no reason to be sad as autumn is just around the corner, for comfy food like soups, stews and pies.
So let’s start off in this comfy season with a Butternut Squash – Sweet Potato Soup made in the Slow Cooker. Of course you can also just cook the soup in a pot, but I personally prefer the slow cooker as I can just turn it on and do other stuff whilst the soup is getting ready, without me needing to worry about burning and over floating of the pot.
So you know this feeling when you check out new recipes that you want to try and then it requires Buttermilk.
Luckily it is super easy to make your own Dairy-free Buttermilk. 🙂
All you need is about 250 ml of your favorite Dairy-free milk and mix it with 1 Tablespoon of fresh lemon juice (or Apple Cider Vinegar, that’s up to you).
Let it sit for about 10 minutes and you have the same consistency as normal Buttermilk, so that your cooking and baking can start and the results can be awesome!
So I had a dentist appointment the other day and going to the dentist is really stressing me out! When I’m stressed – I bake! So here is my stress baking recipe.
It makes about 12 cupcakes and as I couldn’t eat all of them alone, I took them to the office, where they were gone within a few minutes.
One of the main things when baking cupcakes is, that all ingredients need to have the same temperature (best is room temperature) with that the products combine a lot easier and you can avoid over mixing a little bit better!
So we have been on Holiday and who else knows this feeling: Coming home late at the evening and checking the fridge – empty. You don’t really want to cook up anything out of the freezer and take out is too expensive after spending a lot of money on holiday.
Enough sweet things for now, let’s get started on something savory!!!
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 Onion, chopped
2 cloves fresh Garlic (depending on how much you like!)
2-3 Carrots, chopped
500 g pack beef mince
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Cubes Beef Stock with 300 ml water
2 Bay Leaves
Spices like Rosemary and Oregano (half a teaspoon each, aldepending on what you like)
900g Potato, cut into chunks
3 tbsp Oat Milk