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
Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
I’ve been sick all weekend, so that means holing up indoors and stuffing my face with food. I think the only productive thing I did all weekend was two loads of laundry today. My YouTube music of choice today is The Rolling Stones. It’s been interesting, because I never thought I liked rock, rhythm, and blues… and now their music is kind of growing on me. It must be my old age. Or perhaps the fever is getting to my head. 😛
Actually, I don’t think I have a fever (not that I actually checked), because you know the old saying, Feed a cold, starve a fever? Well, I’ve fed myself nonstop all week… so I must have a cold, not a fever. 😉 In fact, my belly is so full now, it’s actually hurting. But that’s another blog post. (Stay tuned for dessert right after this. ;)) 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
It’s been really hot in Switzerland lately, which means BBQ weather! As I don’t have a BBQ grill, I decided to do the next best thing–and dusted off zee ‘ol slow cooker to make some Asian-style BBQ chicken wings. I love the concept of crock pot cooking. Just plop in all the ingredients before work, set it and forget it, and then come home to a nice, hot meal. 😀 Continue reading
Since U.S. Men’s soccer is playing against Germany today, I figured that it would be fitting to do a good ol’ American style meal for dinner. In comes the Slow Cooker Coca Cola Barbecue Chicken recipe that I found on Pinterest, courtesy of Six Sisters’ Stuff website. (Oo… side note: USA just scored again. 2-0 to Germany. Yay!) 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