I think this type of recipe is called a “everything but the kitchen sink” recipe, but I prefer to call it some random things in my kitchen. I made this stew/soup (what is the difference between the two??) with some of the remaining things in my kitchen (I’m avoiding grocery shopping until after the move). Anyways, it was cold yesterday and I needed to spend the day packing, not cooking, so I threw this all in my slow cooking in the morning and hoped it would turn out edible.
I’m definitely not a food blogger, so please excuse my “little bit of this, little bit of that” recipe. It’s how I roll.
Throw this all in your slow cooker, turn it on low, cover and forget about it for the day. Give a stir after 6-8 hours and enjoy!
In keeping with my no sugar challenge, I made sure that all my canned goodies didn’t have those sneaky 1 or 2 grams of sugar in them. How crazy is it that there is sugar in tomatoes and chick peas?? I knew I had to avoid those evening chocolate/froyo/brownies/sprinkles cravings and I already don’t eat packaged foods with more than 3 or so ingredients (aka store bought breads, cereals, most pastas, sauces etc), but I didn’t realize I would be checking the labels on things like simple things like canned veggies (yes I know fresh is always better, but let’s be realistic here). Definitely eye opening to where you can find sneaky sugars. The whole30 program has a great PDF on sneaky sugar.
Side note, this made me laugh. So true – plating is everying on Food Network. Personally, I’m more of a bowl type of person than plate.
In other news, we are picking up the keys to our new home this morning! We will be moving all our stuff there through the course of the week and furniture is moving in on Friday. SO if I fall off the face of the blogger-sphere, you know what I’m up to!
Cook anything tasty lately?
What type of cook are you? Measure everything exactly or the “little bit of this and that” type?
Bowl or plate?