No Spoon Necessary
A slow-cooker is the perfect tool to use on busy nights. You just put all your ingredients in the vessel and walk away. No sweating over the stove rushing to get dinner done —the slow-cooker does it all for you. The best part about a slow-cooker is that you can use it to make hearty soups, appetizers, main dishes — you can even make dessert. The traditional uses for this wonderful appliance are to make a soup like that offered by Food Fash, or a vegan chili like Sweet and Spicy Monkey's. But you can also get creative and use a slow-cooker to make a coconut cake. Living Sweet Moments just dumped the batter in and walked away. That’s the best part — walking away.
There are so many different recipes that you can make this winter using your slow-cooker and that’s the reason why it’s the theme of this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme).
Here are this week’s highlights:
Slow-Cooker Coconut Cake Recipe
Slow-cookers can be used for more than just chili and soups — you can also make sweet and decadent desserts. Tiffany Bendayan of Living Sweet Moments gives you a beginner's recipe for making cake in your slow-cooker. Add the batter and forget it till it's done — it’s that easy.
Slow-Cooker Sort-of Tortilla Soup
Pour all of your ingredients into the slow-cooker except the garnish and let them simmer on low. After its done Kristin, of Food Fash, ladles her soup into a bowl, with a squeeze of lime, and tops it with fresh cilantro and sliced avocado.
Slow-Cooker Everything Hummus and Lox
Ever heard of making hummus in a slow-cooker? Now you have: Cheyanne of No Spoon Necessary made her hummus base in her slow-cooker. Take dried, non-soaked chickpeas and slow-cook them with water, salt, and an onion. After three hours you’ll have perfectly cooked chickpeas, ready to be made into hummus. As if that wasn't enough, she then gave her hummus “everything bagel” flavoring and served it with lox. This recipe is delicious, simple, and you would never think to make hummus in a slow- cooker, which is why No Spoon Necessary is the winner of this week’s SWAT.