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Category Archives: Slow Cooker

Moroccan Chicken with apricots and lemon

Moroccan food consists of many delicious spice elements. Dried fruits along with lemon, and elements of warming spices make for a most delicious meal. This Moroccan stew we served over couscous and offered preserved lemons to our guests, as well. 1 1/4teaspoons sweet paprika 1/2teaspoon ground cumin 1/4teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2teaspoon ground ginger 1/4teaspoon ground coriander 1/4teaspoon ground cinnamon Zest of […]

Chicken Cacciatore – a warming dish in the winter months

  Chicken Cacciatore This is a delicious rustic dish. It should be approached in a casual manner. When there are leftovers (and that’s an “if”…) many say it rocks better the second day after having time for flavors to meld. Cacciatore refers to “in the style of the hunter” and usually incorporates mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, […]

Cajun Stew – - Slow cooker or stovetop!

This dish is so simple to prepare. It has few ingredients and just needs the low braise provided by a slow cooker. It is delicious.   Ingredients 3/4 pound andouille or kielbasa, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rounds 1 red onion, sliced into wedges 3 garlic cloves, very finely minced (or better yet, pasted) 3 celery stalks, […]

Adobo Chicken… good anytime of the year

Ingredients 6 – 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1 large onion, sliced 8 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced thinly, or smashed 1 medium jalapeño sliced into 1/4-inch rings 1 1/2 cups white vinegar 3/4 cup organic low sodium soy sauce 3 bay leaves 10 black peppercorns 1 1/2 cup long-grain white rice (or whole grain such […]

Italian Ribollita Soup

This “peasant” soup is fantastic in any season. Ribollita in Italian means “reboiled”. Very flavorful and simple to make. This is a vegetarian version of Ribollita. However, if you’d prefer, it can be made a bit smoky and not vegetarian with the addition of crisped pancetta or sliced Italian sausage. To make it in a […]

Slow Cookers unite! Publish your favorites here.

A new addition to Westchester Eats is all about the use of slow cookers in our busy lives. I am a convert. I was professionally trained in French technique, and shunned the slow cooker, the microwave and most novelty kitchen gadgets. It took me a bit of time to realize that it is nothing more […]

Lentil Stew – - so easy yet satisfying

This is a modified recipe inspired by Ina Garten’s version for French Lentil Soup. I am calling this a “stew” as I cook it down to a thicker consistency and also use the slow cooker so I don’t have to attend the stove for long periods of time. A delicious result. Ingredients 1 pound  green […]