My new crockpot

I am now the proud owner of every kitchen appliance known to man thanks to my wedding registry. I got to use two of the new appliances for tonight’s dinner. I was very excited to try out my new crockpot and as a bonus, I got to use my new immersion mixer too.

Last night, I found a recipe for Tangy Vegan Corn Chowder. from Allrecipes. I had butter and milk on hand, so I made an un-vegan version.

Last night, I cut up the potatoes, onions and chilies and measured out the spices. My onion goggles rock. I don’t care if I look like an idiot, no crying from chopping onions.


You can see my plethora of kitchen appliances on the counter. We need to put some of those away.


Then, this morning I threw the ingredients into the crock pot and turned it on. When I came home, I added the milk and butter and cooked it for another hour.



I loved having dinner ready for me without having to do any work. I don’t mind chopping at night, but when I get home from work, I want to eat, not chop. Anyone have any go-to (vegetarian) crock pot recipes?

Tangy Vegan Crockpot Chowder (from


2 (12 ounce) cans whole kernel corn
3 cups vegetable broth
3 potatoes, diced
1 large onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 red chile peppers, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
black pepper to taste
1 3/4 cups soy milk
1/4 cup margarine
1 lime, juiced

Place the corn, vegetable broth, potatoes, onion, garlic, red chile peppers, chili powder, salt, parsley, and black pepper in a slow cooker; cover. Cook on Low for 7 hours.
Pour the vegetable mixture into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel and carefully start the blender using a few quick pulses before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a clean pot. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the mixture in the cooking pot. Once everything has been pureed, return it to the slow cooker. Stir the soy milk and margarine to the mixture; cook on Low for 1 hour more. Add the lime juice to serve.
Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 282 | Total Fat: 9.2g | Cholesterol: 0mg
Serves 6


23 responses to “My new crockpot

  1. Yum, this looks great. I love the idea of having dinner nearly ready when I get home from work. Thanks for the recipe. šŸ™‚

    Also, I think the onion goggles look hardcore.

  2. Isn’t it so fun to use new appliances! You got some handy things too.

    I’ve never heard of onion goggles! Maybe because onions don’t mess with my eyes much?

  3. I really need onion goggles. I would rock those everyday in my kitchen.

    The crock pot saves me in the winter. I have a few recipe books exclusively for the crock pot. YUM.

  4. Chowder looks great, I’m so glad the crockpot was created.

  5. LOVE the onion goggles! No one could ever laugh at you for those, because every one secretly wants them. šŸ˜‰ And don’t worry, our counter looks the same: appliances galore!

  6. LOL, the goggles…too funny!

  7. Haha, so funny! šŸ™‚ I love our crock pot!! Your chowder looks awesome!!

  8. Oh I love the crockpot, best appliance ever!

  9. I LOVE using my crockpot!

    I recently made ratatouille in mine – turned out pretty well šŸ™‚

  10. seriously, isn’t the crockpot the best thing ever? the best is setting it in the morning and coming home to the smell of an amazing meal!

  11. I really need a crock pot…

    Love your onion goggles! For whatever reason, onions don’t make me cry?

  12. omg I LOVE your onion goggles. Too funny. Onions usually make me cry. Little buggers.

    The meal sounds awesome!

  13. onion goggles, what a fun idea! i’ve been using baby onions lately and they don’t make me cry.

  14. good idea to wear the googles while chopping onions!

    i don’t think you’re too slow for running partners–if there’s a club in your area, i’m sure you can find someone who runs your pace. have a running buddy definitely makes running fun!

  15. tons of easy recipes for a crockpot – stuffed cabbage, beans and rice, crockpot lasagna, enchiladas, tons of casseroles – here’s a link for a few recipes that might come in handy…

  16. The onion goggles make you look like a superhero! Which means I want a pair. And a cape.

  17. Lol I love all your new appliances. I have an old crockpot someone gave us but I’ve only used it once. I keep telling myself I’m going to get more into it because I’d love to have dinner ready when I got home!

  18. I LOVE my crockpot! Haven’t used it since probably May, though, since I use it mostly for soups and stews….this is the BEST veggie chili I’ve ever had:

    The best part is that it involves minimal chopping (I’m not a chop lover)!

    I love your goggles, too! I didn’t know there was such a thing?

  19. um that picture is AWESOME. also, how about coming to raleigh even without the half marathon? i would take you to some great places!

  20. Wow! I really need onion goggles, so that I don’t fall into a vat of tears every night when I make dinner.