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moroccan chicken

Add this stuff, about 1-2 tablespoons of Moroccan Spices and some garlic to your crock pot.

moroccan chicken

Leave it there all day


And serve with rice.


Moroccan Lamb Shanks

Place the following in a casserole dish in a slow (about 160) over for a couple of hours, or for the day in the slow cooker:
4 lamb shanks
two tins chopped tomatoes
tin chick peas
tbs moroccan spices
tsp garlic (or so!)

Serve on polenta and baby spinach leaves. Nom.


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A litre of chicken-style vege stock, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 4 tablespoons brown sugar, 5 cloves, a shake of thyme, a teaspoon or so of garlic.


And veges and meat, of course!

Maryouska Table Spoon
Measured out with the help of a friend!

Ready to set!

I didn’t end up putting the pumpkin in… the other veges I scooped out and put in the oven for about 40 minutes before serving.

I leftover stock I threw some lentils and rice in and let them soak it up… for a salty buy yum rice/lentil lunch dish. :P

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Lamb and Polenta

Throw all these in the crockpot in the morning:
Tray of lamb – cut doesn’t really matter, just trim the fat and don’t buy the $40/kilo stuff!
Tin of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
Large tin chopped tomatoes. Or two smaller tins.
2-4 (? start small and build up) Tablespoons Moroccan seasoning.
Teaspoon garlic
(and some chilli if you’re like Rish and can take it. Or not, if you’re like me and are a wuss and can’t).

In the evening for the polenta:
Boil up about 3 cups stock (vegetable)
Pour in about 2 cups of polenta and reduce heat.
Stir over low heat for about 10 mins. You might need to add more water, just keep an eye on it!

Serve with some washed baby spinach. Oh and a glass of red wine ;)


Been making use of the hand-me-down Crock Pot as the days have gotten cooler. How old school awesome is it? :)

Massamum in the Crock Put

It does mean I have to be a little organised to have the ingredients to chop and throw in before I leave for work… and my knife-skills are not as sharp at that hour! (ahhh puns) I have a few cuts to show for that.

I’ve made a Dahl of some sorts

Lentils in the Crock Pot
(plenty to freeze to take the work, too!)

Lentils in the Crock Pot
With pappadams on the side, of course!

Massamum in the Crock Put
And a yummy massamum beef

Massamum in the Crock Put
Pay no attention to the oil ;)

Massamum in the Crock Put
So tender!


This was great after a day in the slow cooker, wouldn’t use it any other way!

Beef Curry Hotpot

Beef Curry Hotpot

Got the curry sauce free somewhere online :) I think it was from a comp on

I love to have a nice curry when I’m experiencing flu symptoms like a runny nose… I’m sure that a hot curry could be effective in treating the flu, if only I could handle the heat!


Slow cooker

Okay, why had I not used the slow cooker that we’d acquired before? Throw it in, switch on, head to work and return to awesomeness…
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