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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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!
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)