Slow Cooker Questions.....

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Post by Eclectus » Tue May 18, 2010 8:04 pm

im bumping this for us newbies of the slow cooker world.

im trying beef massaman tomorrow.

does anybody have a good recipe for butter chicken and thai green curry?
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Post by mummysairsair » Wed May 19, 2010 9:31 am

Aww.. it's like the next generation of slow cooker enthusiasts learning from the previous generation! :lol:

Last night I cooked Pork in Plum sauce which was awesome, though I did add brown rice to it about 2hrs before serving as there was too much liquid. The rice soaked up the liquid beautifully and was almost like a risotto consistency.

Am keen to put something in today, might make some soup.. off to find a recipe :)
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Post by mooki » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:48 pm

bump, and a reminder to myself,

look back on page 11......right will be back later to write ingredients down!

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Post by surfingyogini » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:42 am

OMG! This thread is so long and I can't read the whole thing (many apologies!) so please forgive me if this question has been answered, but I'm thinking a slow cooker would be a good idea, but we're vego so is there many things I can do that are vego? Maybe we could get a sticky of slow cooker recipes?

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Post by meals » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:22 am

I've just read this WHOLE thread and love it :-D

Just got myself a slow cooker so very excited to try some of there recipes.

Surfingyogini its worth reading if you have time. Otherwise scan through and cut and past recipes into a document on your pc. There's heaps of veg recipes. Stews, soups, curries, dahl, lasagne.

I totally agree we need a slow cooker recipe sticky!
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Post by surfingyogini » Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:52 pm

Ok, I'm biting the bullet and buying one tomorrow! Can people pm me with good brands? What should I look for in one?

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Post by mum2H&R » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:57 am

I have one that you don't need to heat up prior to putting the food in, MIL got one that was digital temp etc. (really not that good IMO - just twice as expensive). I also wanted one that was big so that I could do large quantities and freeze some. Other than that I think they're are pretty much the same.

Enjoy your slow cooking - I love mine and still use it at least once a week :D
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Post by sunny_days » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:30 pm

chicken thigh + stock + cream + leek + mushroom + onion + garlic + tarragon + lemon juice combined in slow cooker = YUMMY!


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Post by cheri » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:39 pm

elicias mummy i do the same and love it, i also add celery, carrot, zucchini, mushrooms, and thyme and rosemary. I shred the chicken after 8 hours on low.

I sometimes add a bit of cream at the end and eat it as a soup.

Its so, so so good!
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Post by trinity » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:16 pm

Ok, I've skimmed the 20-odd pages.

Can someone email me the recipe booklet? I'll PM you my address, and I'll be eternally grateful!

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Post by JC » Wed May 11, 2011 8:00 pm

Thanks for the tips everybody! I got one for Mothers Day and am using it for the first time today. I'm off to throw in some rice to soak up the extra liquid. Risotto here we come. :)
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Post by Shelleybooby McBoobster » Sat May 21, 2011 2:09 pm

I just read this entire thread, bit after bit over 2 days. I feel very inspired. I have a slowcooker and have modified a casserole recipe from page 9 I think.

I can see me using this slow cooker a lot :-D and coming back here again and again.
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Post by 2peacefeed » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:11 pm

Bought a slow cooker today...woohoo! Looking forward to some slow cooked goodness. Yummo
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Post by jessles » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:18 pm

Can I put the slow cooker on late tonight (say 10/11pm) and cook a big slab of beef all night and tomorrow on low. Or should I just put it on tomorrow morning and hope for the best? I'm hoping for it to be really tender once it's out. I won't be home tomorrow, hence why I wanted to cook it in the slow cooker.

Has anyone had success with cooking meat for longer than the recommended time on recipes etc/

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Post by Nordicbabe » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:53 pm

too long and it gets stringy and dry yes still tender and very tasty but the texture not good. Thats my experience with my cooker anyway find that mine is faster that what most recipes call for.
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