Nourishing Crockpot Carnival

Screen shot 2009-11-16 at 1.20.02 PMWelcome to the Nourishing Crockpot Carnival! So glad you could join me today! This is a place where we are all uniting together to share crockpot recipes that will help busy wives and moms prepare nutritious meals for your families. Are you in a busy season of life? Do you want to serve nutritious whole foods for your family but overwhelmed by the time and effort it may take? Do you have those full scheduled days running errands, here and there, and then come home and become stressed trying to throw dinner together? I personally have been there and love simple meals for busy moms! There are so many days that I have a bit of energy in the morning, but as the day wears on, it goes out the window and who feels like making dinner? Crockpots are simple and very useful tools for helping simplify and maximize your time and energy! Make the meal together in the morning, clean up the mess, and let it cook away. Dinner comes and there is no mess or extra stress. Yah! I am totally there!

So, let’s begin!

Nourishing Crockpot Recipes

1. Homemade Yogurt in the Crockpot
2. Fresh Stock in the Crockpot (Nourishing Days)
3. Crockpot Ragout (a simple easy meal for a busy day!)
4. Crockpot Chicken or Beef Enchiladas (this is a family favorite at our house!)
5. Crockpot Sloppy Lentils (a frugal meatless dinner)
6. Crockpot Chili (did you know you can throw pretty much any soup into the crockpot for the day?)
7. Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew (Staci @ International Mama)
8. Slow Cooker Recipes (Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship)
9. Crock Pot Steel Cut Oats (Sonja @ Granola Girl at Heart)
10. Cheesy Potato Soup (Jodi @ One Blessed Mama of Boys)
11. Index of Crockpot Recipes (Kelly @ Kelly the Kitchen Kop)
12. Multi-Grain Cereal w/Applesauce (The Monkey’s Mama)
13. Rotisserie Chicken in the Crockpot (Amy @ New Nostalgia)
14. Coconut Curry (Hannah @ Mulberry Spot)
15. Crockpot Ideas -Roast with Applesauce (Emily @ Life in Cincinnati)
16. Crockpot BBQ (Danielle @ Naturally Knocked Up)
17. Spiced Apple Cider (Sarah @ Sarah’s Musings)
18. Double Chocolate Cake w/Hot Fudge Sauce (Sarah @ Sarah’s Musings)
19. Boeuf Bourguignon (Sarah @ Sarah’s Musings)
20. Carmalized Onion Marmalade (Sarah @ Sarah’s Musings)
21. Savory Bean & Spinach Soup (Shaina @ ShainaChristine)
22. Southern Bacon & Beans, Potato Soup (Randi @ TheraFoodics)
23. Tuscan White Bean Soup (Joy @ Graceful Words)
24. Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes (At Home Momma)
25. Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken (Katie @ Mexican Wild Flower)
26. Taco Soup Recipe (A Virtuous Woman)
27. Crockpot Recipes & Tips (Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home)
28. Cream Cheese Crockpot Chicken (Amanda @ The Rural Bohemian)
29. Amish Pot Roast (Amy @ River Rock Cottage)
30. Refried Black Bean & Pinto Dip (Hallie the Homemaker)
31. Chicken and White Bean Stew (Kari @ Eating Simply)
32. Roast Mushroom Sauce (Jennifer @ MrsBic)
33. Slow Cooker Pinto Beans (Shannon @ Nourishing Days)
34. Chicken Crockpot Pie (Tawnya @ This Great Life)
35. Swiss Steak (Julie)
36.Chicken Cacciatore (Meghan @ Unintended Housewife)
37. Split Pea Soup (Tammy @ Simply Healthy Tasty)
38. Yummy Chicken and Rice Soup (Marsha @ Taste and See)
39. Crockpot Recipes (SnoWhite @Joy in My Kitchen)
40. Corn Chowder & Squash Soup (Allison @Hospitality Haven)
41. Pot Roast & Enchiladas (Shelley @ Make A Home Mom)
42. Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce (Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet)
43. Braised Beef Short Ribs (Alexis @ Happy 2 Be Homekeeper)
44. Moroccan Red Lentil Soup (Sherrin)
45. White Chicken Chili (Amy)
46. Pork Roast & Sauerkraut (Jacqualine)
47. Pot Roast (Sheena & Sheanna)
48. 6 Favorites: Granola to Chili (Kari @ Home with Purpose)
49. BBQ Chicken in the Crockpot (Felicia)
50. Chili Con Carne w/Cornbread topping (Chaya @ Comfy Cook)
51. Grilled Thai Beef Salad (Chaya @ Comfy Cook)
52. Crockpot Spinach Sausage Soup (Chaya @ Comfy Cook)
53. Chicken Cacciatore (Chaya @ Sweet & Savory)
54. Chulet – Jewish Recipes (Chaya @ Sweet & Savory)
55. Crockpot Pepper Steak (Chaya @ Sweet & Savory)
56. Chicken Tortilla Soup (Amy)
57. Crockpot Pork Chops (Denise @ Mommy Musings)
58. Spicy White Chicken Chili (Jessica @ Kohler Created)
59. Beef Stew with Chilies (Life as A Symphony)

Plus…check out all the yummy recipes in the comments! Thanks everyone for participating!

Further Resources:

How to Use A Crockpot – 101
A Year of Slow Cooking – one families adventure to cook using a crockpot for 365 days. Find a wealth of recipes!

How to Participate:

1. Share your recipes in a post on your personal blog. Come back and add the link below in the comments. I will then compile them and add them to this post. Feel free to add as many recipes as you would like. You can also add previously posted recipes. Please be sure to add a link back to this post so your readers can find other nourishing recipes.

2. If you do not have a blog, feel free to submit your recipes in the comments of this post.

If possible, please submit recipes that are made from whole food ingredients, or include homemade varieties of any processed food it might include, that way we can give people the option to adjust. If you don’t know where to begin in adapting your favorite crockpot recipes to be more nourishing, go ahead and submit them and we will offer tips and suggestions for you! We want this to be helpful for one and all, whether you are an old-timer in the nourishing foods camp, or whether you are new and eager to learn.

D0 you have any resources or tips to share when using the crockpot? Feel free to share!

About Lindsay

Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of four, homemaker, and writer. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

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  6. Jenni Wilson December 5, 2009 at 1:04 pm #

    Thank you so much for this post! I love healthy recipes and new ideas that save me time and energy.

    I just posted a recipe for “Chili and Then Some” which can be cooked in a crock pot. If you want to use meat, just precook with onions and peppers, then add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 4-6 hours.

  7. Brandi November 24, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    Hi I love your blog it inspired me to start my own recently. I have a yummy crocpot overnight oatmeal. It is under “breakfast” on the recipe page of my blog…
    Crock Pot Oatmeal
    Place all ingredients in crock pot overnight on low (about 7 hours) or 3.5 hours on high
    Place 2 cups steel cut oats
    2 cups milk (I use almond)
    1 cup water
    2 apples chopped
    2 tablespoons cinnamon
    ½ cup chopped nuts (I use hazelnuts)
    2 tablespoons maple syrup


  8. Morielle November 24, 2009 at 12:44 pm #

    Hi! I know this is REALLY late but I found your blog a few weeks ago, just after our first baby was born, and have found it to be SO very inspiring. I was very overwhelmed and trying to get used to the whole baby thing during the official Crockpot Carnival but still wanted to share my all time favorite crockpot recipe. Its from Nourishing Traditions so maybe this is cheating but it is very delicious and well worth sharing :)

    p.s. thank you for your blog :)

  9. Lindsay November 24, 2009 at 1:31 am #

    I’ve just started blogging and have been reading your blog for quite some time. Thanks for your encouraging can-do attitude! I wanted you to know that I just found a free download of “Not Your Mother’s Slowcooker for Entertaining” on Amazon using Kindle. You can go to my blog for more info here:

  10. Summer November 23, 2009 at 8:37 am #

    Yay, a reason to use my crockpot! I’ve been thinking about stew for days.

  11. denise November 19, 2009 at 9:27 am #

    Easy Crock Pot Pork chops
    super easy, very tasty and kid approved!

  12. Joscelyn November 19, 2009 at 8:20 am #

    My husband came across a recipe last week with VENISON that he wanted me to make. It has different ingridents, so I wasn’t sure. But we LOVED it. (except it was a little too spicy for my 2 year old.:) )
    I made it in my crockpot. I made just a couple changes: I did not add the habanero chile….and I added a lot more chicken stock. I also changed the veg. oil to coconut oil.

    Take a look at the link!


  13. Lea November 18, 2009 at 12:35 pm #

    Hey Lindsay,
    I’m curious about crock pots. I actually don’t own one yet, but was thinking about asking for it for Christmas. I read a while back about lead in crock pots and I’m wondering if you have any suggestions on models that don’t contain the lead.
    Thanks for your help,

    • Lindsay November 19, 2009 at 2:33 pm #

      Yes, I have done a fair amount of research myself on this topic after hearing these rumors. It does appear like there is a small amount of lead in most crockpots (Rival says it is a safe amount according to the FDA), but there have been no studies to conclude whether this small amount actually leaches into the food or is harmful to our health. We don’t know if the heat destroys it or not. I did come across one study that said that lead can leach after 8 hrs + in a crockpot. Most people don’t use it for that long anyway. Unfortunately, I am not aware of any crockpot on the market yet that is completely lead free. Hamilton Beach are supposed to be better, but still not guaranteed free. It is an area that needs further studying. For now, I have concluded that crockpots are incredibly useful (especially during this season of life) and we have been using them for ages without problems.

  14. Jessica November 18, 2009 at 9:57 am #

    Our Spicy White Chicken Chili

  15. Felicia November 18, 2009 at 6:26 am #

    Barbecue Chicken in the Crock Pot! Yummy, Cheap and Easy!

  16. Camille November 17, 2009 at 10:54 pm #

    What a cool post! Thanks for doing this one!!

  17. Kara @ Home With Purpose November 17, 2009 at 8:30 pm #

    Finally chiming in! I LOVE my crockpot and use it at least once a week! Here’s six of my favorites, from granola to chili:

  18. Sheena and Seanna November 17, 2009 at 8:20 pm #

    Hope I am not too late! Great idea having this carnival. I am excited to try the yogurt next week!

    PS I love your blog. You are such an inspiring woman!


  19. Jacqualine November 17, 2009 at 7:53 pm #

    This carnival is so much fun. Here’s my recipe…

    I can’t wait to add some of these recipes to my meal plans. My crockpot will get lots of ♥ this winter.

  20. Melody Joy November 17, 2009 at 7:03 pm #

    Sooooooo grateful for this carnival. I have been wanting to get more use out of my crockpot. For quite some time all we’ve really used it for was when dh made a roast, because I’ve never been accustomed to using one. This gives me so many good places to start. Thanks so much!!

  21. Mandi November 17, 2009 at 6:47 pm #

    I know it is a little late but here is a Mexican Chicken that my family really enjoys.

    Layer in the Crockpot:
    4 boneless skinless Chicken breasts
    Black beans (I use 1 can, haven’t tried it another way yet)
    Jar (fresh or store bought) salsa
    Corn (1 can or about 2 cups frzn)
    Cook 4-6 hours

    We serve it wuth rice, nachos, salad, whatever you want.

  22. amy November 17, 2009 at 6:47 pm #

    OK, I’ve got my white chicken chili recipe up:

    can’t wait to browse through all these recipes!

  23. Sherrin November 17, 2009 at 6:22 pm #

    It is the 18th in Australia, but I’m hoping it is still the 17th over in the USA!

  24. alexis November 17, 2009 at 4:16 pm #

    I’m late! Here is my link: The recipe is braised beef short ribs with garlic mashed potatoes. Great carnival, Lindsay!

  25. Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet November 17, 2009 at 3:36 pm #

    Hey Lindsay,

    I know that you are at a friend’s birth right now. But I thought I would let you know that I added a link to this carnival from this recipe for Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce. :-) I wanted to do a new recipe for it, but I was out of town for a bit.

  26. Shelley November 17, 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    Hi! Finally got my post done, I have a pot roast recipe and a take on enchiladas. Thanks for a great idea, I’m looking foward to reading everyone’s posts!

  27. Alison @ Hospitality Haven November 17, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    I really enjoy eating warm soups on a long day! I have posted two recipes: one for corn chowder and one for squash soup!

  28. SnoWhite November 17, 2009 at 2:29 pm #

    I’ve put together a post highlighting 3 healthy desserts and 15 healthy dinner staples in our kitchen all made in the crockpot:

    Thanks so much for hosting!! I can’t wait for more crockpot recipes.

  29. Lora November 17, 2009 at 2:26 pm #

    I really enjoy your blog and am SO thankful for some new crockpot recipes. Great idea!

    Three-Bean Turkey Chili
    1 lb ground turkey
    1 small onion, chopped
    1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes (undrained)
    1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
    1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
    1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
    1 can (4 oz) chopped mild green chilies
    1-2 T. chili powder

    Cook turkey and onion in skillet over med-high heat until turkey is no longer pink. Drain; place in crock pot and add all other ingredients. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or until done.

  30. Marsha November 17, 2009 at 2:09 pm #

    I love using my crockpot and am always looking for new recipes. Thanks for hosting this yummy carnival!

  31. Judy Greenough November 17, 2009 at 2:07 pm #

    Here’s a recipe we like for Tamale Pie in the Crockpot

    Heat large saute pan over medium heat.
    Add: 2# lean ground beef
    1 onion, chopped
    Cook, stirring to break up meat, until browned. Then stir in:
    1 Tbsp cumin
    1/2 bell pepper (green or red), chopped
    2 Tbsp chili powder
    2 Tbsp cornmeal
    Cook for 3-4 minutes, until the pepper is softened. Then stir in:
    1 pint canned tomatoes, crushed
    1/4 c chili sauce (homemade is best)
    1 c frozen or 1/4 c dried corn kernels
    1 c pitted black olives, halved
    Add: 1 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    Stir until melted. Add salt to taste.

    Pour filling into slow cooker; cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours until meat is heated through.

    1 c cornmeal
    1 c whole wheat flour (or gluten-free flours work, too)
    1/4 c sugar
    1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    2 Tbsp olive oil
    2 eggs
    1 c buttermilk
    Stir together dry ingredients. Combine liquids in separate bowl and whisk to blend. Combine wet and dry; stir just until blended. Then spread batter on top of filling in slow cooker. Leaving lid slightly ajar, cook on high for 1 hour, until toothpick inserted into crust comes out dry.

    Spoon onto dinner plates and serve immediately.

    • Judy Greenough November 17, 2009 at 2:23 pm #

      I’d like to share one more crock pot recipe that we tried and adapted for the first time on Sunday afternoon. It makes enough to serve a big family or company, and it is delicious!

      Tapioca Pudding in the Crockpot–

      2 qts milk (I use raw)
      1 1/4 c sugar (or half as much honey is better!)
      1 c dry small pearl tapioca (not instant or quick cooking)
      4 eggs
      1 tsp vanilla

      Turn crockpot on high and combine milk and sweetener in it, stirring until dissolved as well as possible. Stir in tapioca.

      Cover, cook on high for 3 hours with lid slightly ajar to avoid boiling over.

      Beat eggs slightly in a small bowl; beat in vanilla and abou† 1 cup of the hot milk from crockpot. When well mixed, stir back into crockpot.

      Cover; cook on high 20 minutes more.

      Pour into serving dishes, or a large bowl, and chill several hours before serving.

      Very creamy and yummy!!

  32. Terri November 17, 2009 at 1:32 pm #

    Here is a super easy mexican inspired chicken dish

    10-12 skinless chicken thighs
    1 jar of peach mango salsa (PC makes a yummy one)
    1/2 tin of black beans

    cook on high for 4 hours. Serve over rice with a side of corn.

  33. Heather H. November 17, 2009 at 1:28 pm #

    Beef Fajitas
    1 lb flank steak
    2 large green peppers
    2 large onions
    2 Tbsp homeade fajita mix
    1/2 cup water.
    place veggies in crock, then meat on top. mix fajita sauce with water and pour over. Let cook on low for 8 hours (or high 4 hours). Shred meat with 2 forks and serve in warm sprouted flour tortillas. We like ours with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream. mmmm. This meal freezes very well. I put the left overs in a large pyrex dish and freeze the whole thing. When you thaw it out, just dump the whole contents into a saucepan to reheat and it tastes delicous, again!

  34. Tammie November 17, 2009 at 1:26 pm #

    Thanks for doing this.

    Here is a split pea soup recipe for the crock pot.

  35. Meghan November 17, 2009 at 1:19 pm #

    Easy (and frugal!) crockpot chicken cacciatore.

  36. Julie H. November 17, 2009 at 1:01 pm #

    Here is a tried and true recipe for Swiss Steak (cooked in slow cooker or Dutch Oven). We buy part of a cow each year and love to use the cube steaks for this recipe! I serve over mashed potatoes but rice or noodles would be yummy as well!

  37. amy November 17, 2009 at 12:58 pm #

    I posted a recipe a couple of months ago for Chicken Tortilla Soup. I’m working on a new post for today’s carnival–will leave another comment when I get it finished!

  38. claire drumm November 17, 2009 at 12:54 pm #

    Crock pot Nachos(my husband’s favorite) this is a friends recipe modified
    1 pound ground beef
    2 cans of black beans or fresh already cooked
    2 cans of rotel or fresh tomatos
    1 bag frozen corn or fresh
    1 packet dry taco seasoning
    Put all ingredients in crock pot except cheese and chips and let cook for 4-6 hours. Then serve with crunched up chips and grated cheese on top. Very easy cheap and tasty.

  39. Mary Pouch November 17, 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    I do not have a blog but enjoy reading yours! Below is our family favorite crockpot meal. My children love this recipe as well as many to whom we have served it to. I often make it for a company meal. It is great because I start it in the morning and then it frees me up to prep side dishes such as brown rice, veggie, and/or salad etc. before company arrives.

    My Slow-Cooked Stroganoff

    2 lbs stew meat
    1/3 cup arrowroot flour (or flour of choice)
    1 tsp. real salt
    1/3 tsp. ground mustard.
    2/3 of 1/8 tsp of pepper
    2/3 medium onion, chopped (opt.)
    1 cup of beef broth
    1 cup (or to taste) coconut milk (you could use sour cream)

    Cut stew meat into 3″ x 1/2″ strips. Combine flour, salt, mustard, and pepper. Put part of beef and flour mixture in a resealable bag or container, toss to coat. I do this is a few batches so everything is evenly coated.

    In 3 qt. slow cooker layer onion, mushroom, and beef. Pour broth over all, cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or until beef is tender. Just before serving stir in coconut milk (or sour cream).

    Serve over brown rice

  40. Jodie November 17, 2009 at 12:33 pm #

    Does anyone know anything about the safety of crock pots? I love to use mine, but have read that nearly all of them have lead in the glaze. I would be willing to buy a good one, but don’t know which ones are good.

    • Lindsay November 18, 2009 at 7:35 am #

      Yes, I have done a fair amount of research myself on this topic after hearing these rumors. It does appear like there is a small amount of lead in most crockpots (Rival says it is a safe amount according to the FDA), but there have been no studies to conclude whether this small amount actually leaches into the food or is harmful to our health. We don’t know if the heat destroys it or not. I did come across one study that said that lead can leach after 8 hrs + in a crockpot. Most people don’t use it for that long anyway. Unfortunately, I am not aware of any crockpot on the market yet that is completely lead free. Hamilton Beach are supposed to be better, but still not guaranteed free. It is an area that needs further studying. For now, I have concluded that crockpots are incredibly useful (especially during this season of life) and we have been using them for ages without problems.

  41. Shannon November 17, 2009 at 12:19 pm #

    What a great carnival! Thanks for hosting. My contribution is a recipe for yummy slow-cooker pinto beans:

  42. Jennifer November 17, 2009 at 12:12 pm #

    Hope I’m not too late!

  43. Hallee November 17, 2009 at 12:02 pm #

    This may be a duplicate. I got an error when I tried to post it before, so please delete if it is a duplicate. Thanks!

    Non Refried “Refried” Black and Pinto Bean Dip


  44. Deborah November 17, 2009 at 10:54 am #

    Banana Nut Bread

    1 3/4 whole wheat flour
    2 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp baking soda
    1/4 cu. coconut oil
    2/3 cu. honey
    2 eggs beaten
    1 tb. molasses
    3 ripe mashed bananas
    1/2 cu. walnuts

    Grease and flour crockpot.

    Sift together flour baking powder, baking soda and salt. I sprinkled the left over unsifted bran in the bottom of the crockpot.

    Cream coconut oil, honey, eggs, molasses and mashed banana. Beat until smooth. Add nuts. pour into crockpot, cover and cook on high 1 1/2 hours. Cool and invert bread onto platter.

    This is rich, hearty and sweet.

  45. Kari @ Eating Simply November 17, 2009 at 10:02 am #

    I am new to your blog — your site was recommended to me by my sister and I just came by today for the first time. Since you’re having a Crockpot Carnival today, I have a Chicken and White Bean Stew that can be made in the crockpot or on the stove top.


  46. Alison @ Hospitality Haven November 17, 2009 at 9:42 am #

    I LOVE whipping up some quick and hearty soups in my crock pot for the chilly wintery nights! Check out my blog for Corn Chowder, and Squash Soup!

  47. Deanna November 17, 2009 at 9:28 am #

    I’ll post my recipe here in the comments since my blog has been dow for the last few days.
    I’m not a great cook, but I do beans in my crockpot and they come out perfect every time (we eat a loooot of beans since we’re happy with beans, tortillas and some fresh homemade salsa and a little cheese!)

    I put the beans in the crockpot (pinto or black usually) and add about 3 times the water. I add some onion and a few cloves of garlic and set it on low for about 6 hours. DO NOT add salt until the end and make sure to keep an eye on the water level so the beans don’t go dry (it’s ok to add too much water you just drain it before serving). Once the beans are nice and soft I add some nice sea salt to taste or organic boullion base from my local organic food store. Eat whole (or also known as “de la olla”) or heat a pan with a little olive oil and mash them to make them refried the healthy way. Top with a little cheese and fresh homemade salsa and corn or whole grain tortillas on the side and enjoy.

  48. April November 17, 2009 at 9:19 am #

    My favorite crock pot recipe is as follow:

    4 chicken breasts
    2 cans mushroom soup (substitute with Lindsay’s alternative to condensed mushroom soup)
    8 oz. sour cream (optional)

    Cook on low for 6-8 hours, until chicken is tender and easily shreds. Shred the chicken and mix well with the mushroom soup. Serve over mashed potatoes.

    This is my husband’s favorite winter meal, and it’s so easy!

    • Anna C. November 17, 2009 at 3:23 pm #

      That is so simple yet it sounds so delicious! I bought some mushrooms this weekend to make Lindsay’s mushroom soup recipe, so I’ll be trying this out this week.

      Thank you!

  49. Shannon November 17, 2009 at 8:51 am #

    I don’t have a blog, but here’s my favorite:
    Arroz con Pollo (not authentic, but delicious!)
    Put these ingredients in your crock pot:
    -a portion of chicken to feed your family (I use legs)
    salt and pepper it generously
    -1 large onion, chopped
    -1 – 2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles (Rotel)
    - a few swishes of red wine vinegar (About 1 T or so)
    Cook on low heat for around 6 – 8 hours.
    Turn off crock pot, drain all juice from it, keeping chicken warm. Use the juices to cook rice on the stovetop, adding water or broth if needed.
    The rice tastes amazing cooked in these juices. Serve chicken over it.

  50. Amy loves... November 17, 2009 at 8:43 am #

    Hi Lindsay. I’m adding my Amish Pot Roast recipe.


  51. Amanda November 17, 2009 at 8:37 am #

    Here is my link to the carnival.

    I am so excited to review all the recipies and add to my menu plans for this winter! Thanks for hosting Lindsay!!!

  52. Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home November 17, 2009 at 8:33 am #

    I’ve posted links to several of the recipes that I use the most, as well as described how I use my crockpot to do beef roasts, whole chickens and chicken broth.

    Thanks for hosting, Lindsay! I’m eager to try out a few new recipes!

  53. Melissa Ringstaff November 17, 2009 at 8:21 am #

    Taco Soup recipe:


  54. Deborah November 17, 2009 at 8:20 am #

    Thai Chicken

    2 1/2 lbs. chicken pieces
    1 cu. salsa
    1/4 cu. peanut butter
    2 tb. lime juice
    1 tb. soy sauce
    1 tsp. minced fresh ginger
    1/2 cu. chopped peanuts
    2 tb. chopped fresh cilantro
    hot cooked rice

    Place chicken in crockpot. Combine salsa, peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce and ginger; pour over chicken.
    Cover and cook on low 8-9 hours or high 3-4 or until done.
    Serve chicken and sauce over rice. Sprinkle with peanuts and cilantro.

    This is different and super flavorful. I serve over brown jasmine rice. Just prior to serving I stir fry up some snow peas for greens.

  55. Randi November 17, 2009 at 7:55 am #

    Here is the link for my personal blog, where I posted links to my recipes on my cooking journal website TheraFoodics – ‘Let food be thy medicine.’ ( The two recipes featured for the carnival were developed for TheraFoodics. They are Southern Bacon and Beans, and Potato Soup with Cheddar and Onion. Follow the link below, or go directly to TheraFoodics.

  56. Joy November 17, 2009 at 7:45 am #

    This is a great idea, Lindsay! I’m always looking for healthful crock-pot meals. I’ve posted an easy and nourishing recipe to share on my blog:
    I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!
    (I’m posting this comment again because I couldn’t tell if my previous one made it or not!) :)


  57. Brittney Colyer November 17, 2009 at 7:20 am #

    Hi Lindsay! I posted this morning on a Thanksgiving sweet potato recipe for the crock pot. It’s an easy dish to make using natural cooking methods or for those who choose not to cook naturally. Thank you for doing this carnival today! I’m excited to add recipes to my recipe library!

    Here’s my blog page – the carnival recipe is the only post for today.

  58. Leslie November 17, 2009 at 7:09 am #

    So excited! I do not have my own blog, but one of our favorite crockpot meals is to put a couple of uncooked chicken breast in the crockpot along with 2 to 3 cups of onions, garlic powder, and a can of cream of chicken soup. Cook it on high for about 3 hours, or on low for 5 or 6. This of course isn’t a whole meal, we usually do a salad or a side vegetable along with it. I’m not sure what to do to make it more nutricious?

    • Jen November 17, 2009 at 8:41 pm #

      This sounds good! I would use chicken on the bone, either split chicken breasts or a whole chicken. The bones will add a lot of good flavor and nutrients to the dish. You can remove the bones before serving, then make homemade stock with them. Finally, you could make a homemade cream soup to make it even more nutritious. Just google “homemade cream of soup” for recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  59. Sarah November 17, 2009 at 6:29 am #

    Hi! Thank you for hosting! I have four recipes to share today . . .

    Spiced Apple Cider
    Double Chocolate Cake with Hot Fudge Sauce (made with whole wheat flour and coconut oil!)
    Boeuf Bourguignon

    and, one of my favorite things ever
    Caramelized Onion Marmalade

    Can’t wait to read the other entries! I too make yogurt in our crockpot (nearly every week!) and LOVE it! It is so easy!


  60. Donielle @ Naturally Knocked Up November 17, 2009 at 6:23 am #

    Crockpot BBQ Beef:

  61. Jennifer November 17, 2009 at 5:55 am #

    I don’t have a blog, but I just wanted to add that I always make roast beef in the crockpot. It comes out very tender and is so easy! I just put the roast in the crockpot with some cut up onions, carrots, and a little water and cook it on low all day.

  62. Emily November 17, 2009 at 5:51 am #

    Today I have a post with a number of crock pot recipes from my archives ( My favorites are the roast and applesauce recipes!

    Emily @ Life in Cincinnati

  63. Hannah November 17, 2009 at 5:47 am #

    Coconut curry, yum!

  64. [email protected] November 17, 2009 at 5:42 am #

    Rotisserie Chicken In The Crockpot

    Thank you for this awesome idea, can’t wait to learn from others! I just love my crockpot, but most recipes I find are not healthy, at all!

    God bless you! I have learned so much from you and your awesome blog. He is using you in huge ways, keep shining that light, its beautiful!

  65. Casie Woiwode November 17, 2009 at 5:42 am #

    This is a great vegetarian chili recipe. It is mild in flavor, and the pop of corn is a nice variation from the regular. I’m sure you could incorporate soaking the grains if desired.

    Wheat Berry Chili

    1 Cup wheat berries (whole kernel wheat), washed and drained
    5 ¼ cups water
    ½ tsp salt
    ½ cup brown rice
    ½ cup chopped onion
    ½ cup chopped green pepper
    2 cups frozen corn
    1 can kidney beans
    1 16 oz can tomato sauce
    1 tsp minced garlic (1 clove)
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp (+) chili powder
    Pepper to taste

    In crock pot add wheat, water, and ½ tsp salt. Cook on low 4 hours. Add remaining ingredients, cook at least another 2 hours. The longer the better!

    Serve with grated cheddar and diced tomatoes.

  66. the monkey's mama November 17, 2009 at 5:20 am #

    Hi Lindsay!

    Here is my recipe:

    i’m so excited to get more great and wholesome recipes from your readers to use this winter!

  67. Kelly the Kitchen Kop November 17, 2009 at 5:16 am #

    I’ve got an index of crock-pot recipes to share ( and can’t wait to add a link to this post in mine, so my readers have a bunch more ideas! :)


  68. Jocelyn November 17, 2009 at 5:08 am #

    Curried Chicken Soup

    This is our favourite (in fact, really our only) crockpot meal … it really should be called a stew – it is SO hearty and filling and just so darn delicious. Here’s the recipe as it is written (I will add my slight variations at the end)

    1 1/2 – 2 lbs skinless boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
    2 14 oz cans chicken broth (or homemade broth)
    3 cups cauliflower florets (1 small head)
    3 stalks celery, sliced
    1 medium red or yellow sweet pepper, chopped
    1 small onion, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tablespoon curry powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    1 13 1/2 oz can unsweetened light coconut milk
    2 medium zucchini or yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise and sliced (2 1/2 cups)
    Chopped peanuts (optional)

    1. In a 3 1/2 – 4 quart slow cooker combine chicken, broth, cauliflower, celery, sweet pepper, onion, garlic, curry powder, salt, cumin, and crushed red pepper.
    2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 hrs
    3. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in coconut milk and zucchini. Cover and cook for 15-30 minutes or until zucchini is tender. If desired, sprinkle individual servings with peanuts.

    I add more garlic and more of all of the spices – probably doubling what the recipe calls for. I’m a wuss for spice, but I love this – it just has a nice heat, nothing too overpowering. My 2 year old loves it too!

    Serve with a nice crusty bread for dipping and mmm mmm mmm delicious! This usually feeds us for at least 2 nights, often 3! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

  69. Jodi November 17, 2009 at 4:59 am #

    Thank you for this carnival! Here is my link directly to my post—

  70. Sonja November 17, 2009 at 3:55 am #

    Crockpot steel cut oats (yummy way to wake up)

  71. Staci November 17, 2009 at 3:02 am #

    I’m first!?? Here is my recipe:

    Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

    Look forward to hearing more from others!

  72. Helen November 17, 2009 at 2:29 am #

    Our new crockpot just arrived yesterday, inspired for the most part by reading your blog! So I don’t have any recipes to share…yet…but look forward to getting some inspiration from the Crockpot Carnival. God bless!