Recently tried recipes
Crockpot dal. This was amazingly good, the best dal I've tried. I used yellow split peas (not sure if they are the same as pigeon peas) and I used canola oil instead of ghee. It seemed watery but thickened up a lot as it cooled. I'm definitely making this again!
Crockpot minestrone. Not as good as my mom's stovetop minestrone, but a serviceable slow cooker recipe. This makes a ton! Next time I would make half.
Slow cooker red lentil soup. I was so excited about this one and it was okay, but kind of boring.
Kale salad with warm cranberry vinaigrette. This is the last garden meal I made this year before it snowed. I love the idea of "massaging" the kale (squishing it up with your hands): it definitely makes it easier to eat raw. I made a few substitutions which prove that this is a flexible, forgiving recipe. I will definitely make it again. The kids weren't excited about it, but I loved it!
Slow cooker chicken noodle soup. I'm a soup snob. I didn't like this, but the rest of my family did. I have a hard time finding slow cooker soup recipes I like, probably because I don't constantly taste and adjust as it cooks.
Chicken and rice bake. I used brown minute rice, ranch dressing seasoning, and added a pound of frozen broccoli. Didn't love it.