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by 6709 · about 14 hours ago

So I had a 3lb piece of beef that was in deep freezer and left it out over night on the countertop for about 7-8 hrs. It was a solid block to start with and still cold when I put it in the crock pot where it will sit for 8 hrs on low, with... (more)

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Alex 0 · August 14, 2013 at 12:16 PM

I always thaw out frozen meat by leaving it out on the kitchen counter overnight, and I've never gotten sick. My wife only gets on my case about fish, so I thaw that out in the fridge. IMO, the fact that you're going to cook that meat for many... (more)

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by 0 · September 28, 2014 at 4:03 AM

Hello all! New to the boards, but was looking for some recipes that can cook for a long time, like, 12 - 14 hours long in a slow cooker. I work two jobs and my hardest temptation to staying on a Paleo diet is fast food, even though my brain... (more)

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Mark_36 0 · August 05, 2013 at 7:48 PM

If you are ok with buying a new crock pot, you can get one with a built in timer for about $30. When I go to work (8-9 hours with a 1 hour commute each way) I set it for low 10 hours. After the time is up it switches over to warm. I have seen... (more)

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by 1232 · about 14 hours ago

Hi all. I used a crockpot for the first time recently, just to cook vegetables. I was really pleased with the results. The vegetables were much more flavoursome and retained more moisture compared to when I cook them in an oven. I was thinking... (more)

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thhq 0 · June 11, 2013 at 3:42 AM

Try this in the crockpot and see what happens. http://www.food.com/recipe/soupe-de-poissons-dieppoise-spicy-french-fish-soup-214918 The fish is supposed to disintegrate. You start off chopping it up fine, cook it soft along with the tomatoes,... (more)

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by 1232 · about 14 hours ago

Hi all. I've just been sent an Amazon gift voucher for my birthday. Besides my usual book splurge, I thought I would invest in a crockpot. This is the one I've got my eye on:... (more)

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scilla 0 · May 12, 2013 at 1:25 AM

A food processor that holds a decent amount of food (My black and decker holds about 6 cups); a large size nonstick skillet with lid; an egg poaching pan (can just get this at a walmart). A lot of people like dehydrators too but I've never had one... (more)

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by 2022 · about 14 hours ago

I have a soup recipe from Everyday Paleo that I make all the time.http://everydaypaleo.com/another-budget-friendly-paleo-meal-by-erika-creamy-chicken-tomato-crockpot-soup/ Does anyone have a similar recipe? The reason I like it so much is that... (more)

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Digby 0 · April 13, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Soup is basically a good stock(garlic/onion s&p) and just about anything that suites your taste. I always make stock from meat, poultry, fish/seafood bones and the bits and pieces that are always left; then play around with different veg and... (more)

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by 11683 · about 14 hours ago

Hi, I've just made the switch from big pot to crockpot for stews and broths and I'm just not clear on this. It doesn't seem like the amount of liquid I add initially gets reduced at all, because it's below the simmer point. Is that how it's... (more)

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BobK 0 · March 17, 2013 at 5:02 PM

The mistake crock pot users often make is using TOO MUCH liquid. Depending on the contents they will often generate substantial additional liquid as they break down. You just need enough liquid to act as a heat transfer medium (either by liquid... (more)

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by 11683 · about 15 hours ago

Hi there, I just bought a Crockpot brand slow cooker and it came with a miniature crockpot called a Little Dipper which holds 1.5 cups. http://www.crock-pot.com/product.aspx?pid=357 Any ideas for what I could do with it? I eat low-FODMAP and... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · March 10, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Good for melting chocolate and coconut oil.

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by 40 · about 15 hours ago

Does anyone have any excellent crockpot recipes that are more invasive with a variety of food. Anything goes, or just a good crockpot recipe. A typical meal for me is chicken or steak with a side of steamed vegetables and I am looking to change it... (more)

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Bobby_Shazzam 0 · March 07, 2013 at 12:06 AM

I'll oftentimes get a mid size chicken and just throw that in the CP breast side down for 4-5 hours with just a few spices sprinkled on top/ I don't use any liquid. I find it makes the meat mushy. Then I let it cool down and I break and down by... (more)

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by 974 · September 29, 2014 at 3:51 AM

I own a large Crockpot and every time I try to cook any type of meat -- it always dries out. I have tried with more liquid and using a small vessel in the Crock itself. Just purchased a smaller (cheaper) 4.5 quart Crockpot. Any suggestions for... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · February 05, 2013 at 9:45 PM

It sounds like you are cooking the meat for too long and/or at too high of a temp. If time is an issue, try a pressure cooker. I fell in love with cooking the same types of foods as I used to in the slow cooker in an hour, start to finish. (more)

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by 571 · about 15 hours ago

I'm new to Paleo and it seems like having a slow cooker would be very helpful to me. What should I look for when I buy one? Is there anything wrong with buying a cheap-ish one from Target? Any brands you recommend, or brands I should avoid? Thanks... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · December 12, 2012 at 3:18 PM

You want to be sure the cooking surface isn't non-stick. Smaller ones are fine if you don't need to produce large meals, but if you're going to make bone broth frequently, it's nice to have at least a 7 qt capacity. Also nice if it has at least 2... (more)

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by 1042 · about 15 hours ago

I am planning on making my first ever batch of chicken bone broth this week, but I'm thinking I need to invest in a crockpot. What brand/model of crockpot does everyone recommend? All advice and suggestions are welcome!

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Robin_10 0 · November 14, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I've been very happy with my 5 qt DeLonghi, but if I ever have to replace it, I'll look for a 6.5 or 7 qt model so I can make more broth at one time. The 5 qt is perfect for my small family in terms of making things like pot roast or pulled pork,... (more)

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by 126 · about 15 hours ago

I'm making my first batch of bone broth using the balanced bites recipe (using a crockpot). Once it comes to a boil I'm supposed to turn it to low but my crockpot always seems to run hot and continue boiling even on low. So the question is, can... (more)

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JM_5 0 · September 30, 2012 at 2:22 AM

Hi! I have been using the same recipe and it comes out great on a constant boil. My crockpot also runs hot. I do it on two cycles of 10 hours.

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by 5 · about 15 hours ago

I recently came upon a few pounds of grass-fed beef bones. My friend told me that if I crockpot them on high for like 3 days, the bones will become soft and edible. Have any of you tried this? Could you give me the details of your experience? How... (more)

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aseafish 0 · September 03, 2012 at 2:26 PM

If you're going for serious bone broth, add a little vinegar, a lot of water, and let them simmer 24 to 72 hours. Don't add vegetables early in the process; they tend to get bitter. You won't really need a base (you mentioned tallow) it will take... (more)

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by 840 · about 15 hours ago

I am a crockpotting nut. Particularly bones and pig skin and I usually crockpot over night. I am moving into a shared basement apartment and even though I love the smell, I can't imagine my roommates will enjoy it. Any suggestions on how to rid... (more)

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George_Brodie_1 0 · August 28, 2012 at 11:13 PM

put it out on the porch or patio.

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by 219 · about 15 hours ago

I will start a new office job soon and want to eat a Paleo lunch. My thoughts: bring a crock pot, toss in some veggies & sweet potato with butter, let simmer. And: meat. Maybe a tiny George Foreman grill? Bring a pack of frozen grillable meat... (more)

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barefeet 0 · August 11, 2012 at 11:56 AM

My recommendation: Cook in the crock pot overnight at home(or do it on a weekend day). Divide cooked food into individual-size containers. Bring container to work. If you want to eat it hot, heat it up. If it's OK cold, skip the microwave. This... (more)

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by 33 · about 15 hours ago

I have recently invested in a Crockpot. It was probably the best investment I've ever made. HOWEVER - I find that because he meat is often shredded, I can pack in a HELL of a lot of food this way. It is extremely hard to judge if I am overeating... (more)

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invisible_ink 0 · May 07, 2012 at 2:49 PM

You could try getting a food scale and measuring out individual portions of the meat. That might help for you to keep control over exactly what you're eating. Doing this will help if you use a food/nutrition tracker program such as Fitday.

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by 3049 · about 15 hours ago

Do you use your crockpot on the high or low settings for your broths and other recipes? Is there a difference nutritionally whack makes low and slow for longer a better option? I've been cooking my GF beef bone broth on high for 24 hrs, and... (more)

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Kamal 0 · March 20, 2012 at 4:06 PM

When slow-cooking something new, I experiment with the heat settings, ala America's Test Kitchen. I haven't noticed a difference in most things, but when slow cooking tendon for inclusion in pho, the longer the better BY FAR! For bone broth,... (more)

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by 343 · about 15 hours ago

So, I was just preparing to make some bone broth when I recalled that my crockpot was peeling in certain places on the inside, kinda like when teflon pans start peeling after awhile. I wasn't aware this could happen to a crockpot and I know I... (more)

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NewPaleoMamaAz 0 · December 08, 2011 at 4:34 AM

I would call the manufacturer and describe the issue. It could be they'd send a replacement at no charge. It's worth a try at least.

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by 1816 · about 15 hours ago

Soups, stews, roasts... what's your favorite recipe? Willing to enter a contest to get the paleo-recipe-word out there? http://www.porkbeinspired.com/pork_promo-crock-star-2011.aspx (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · October 13, 2011 at 1:05 AM

I submitted my "Epic Pig" Thai Coconut pulled pork :P Thanks for the heads up about the contest! (more)

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by 113 · about 15 hours ago

It's just another year in college, except I'm paleo this time around!! Last year, I was living in Scotland and totally NOT paleo, but had a full kitchen in my dorm flat (and yet, somehow still seemed to survive of toast). This time around I'm... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · October 10, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Crock pots are awesome! I have a full kitchen and I still use mine as much as possible. It takes a couple hours for water to boil in a crock pot, so I imagine you could put a 1/2 dozen eggs in there, cover them with a good amount of water, and... (more)

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by 439 · September 30, 2014 at 3:02 AM

Has anyone done this?

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · May 26, 2010 at 6:36 PM

I do this all the time. I usually use pork belly because I get a meat + lard. I cook the pork belly + seasonings in the crock pot on low overnight. In the morning you should have delicious belly in a pool of fat. The fat can be further purified on... (more)