I’ve been craving meat lately but haven’t really had time to cook anything properly. By the time I get home from work or German class after work, it’s super late and I’m just wolfing down whatever I can get my hands on from the fridge and cupboard.
Taiwanese beef stew (紅燒牛肉)
So this is where my slow cooker comes in! I recall my mother telling me I could use the Taiwanese spice packets she gave me to stew some meat, so I decided to throw in some beef chunks into the slow cooker this morning before work, add a spice packet, top with some soy sauce, rice wine, and water… and then let magic happen while I was slaving away at the office. 😉 Continue reading
Paleo Slow Cooker Pot Roast
It’s cold in Switzerland now… cold enough for me to switch back to Celsius on my smartphone. >.< I tried to convert to Celsius when I first moved here, but anything over 2 °C didn’t mean anything to me–I always had to convert back to Fahrenheit to figure out how to dress for the day–and then finally one day I just followed my American friend M-‘s advice and switched back to the Fahrenheit setting on my phone.
Since then, I know that if it’s 70 °F, then it’s nice and warm… if it’s 60 °F, then I bring a light jacket with me… if it’s 40 °F, the I wear a thicker jacket (and maybe a scarf)… and if it dips below 35 °F, then it’s time to switch over to the Celsius setting and pull out my down coat. 😉 Continue reading
I bought a Morphy Richards slow cooker off Amazon.de this past March, and it’s kind of just been sitting in the corner of the kitchen, gathering dust… so yesterday I decided to make my version of Beef Stew Noodle Soup (Niu Rou Mian) 牛肉麵 in the slow cooker. I didn’t really have a recipe on hand, so I just made it up as I went along, and I think the finished product came out okay. Continue reading