Lately I have been using my crockpot and loving it. There is nothing better than throwing a bunch of healthy ingredients in the crockpot, giving it a stir, putting the lid on, turning the heat on and letting it all simmer together all day. Then when dinner time rolls around, I lift the lid and add a few seasonings to make things taste just right and voila…..dinner is served.
We love cabbage rolls in our house but they are so labor intense that I just don’t make them very often because they take time. So I thought why not put all of the ingredients to cabbage rolls into the crockpot and see what happens. The results were yummy.
Ingredients: (all of my ingredients are organic)
1 small head of green cabbage, chopped into strips
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans of diced tomatoes or stewed tomatoes (I use Pomi tomatoes from a tetra pack rather than cans)
3 tbsp. tomato paste
1 package gluten free tempeh – diced (this is my meat replacement)
1 cup cooked chickpeas or any cooked bean (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp. dried oregano
2 tbsp. vegan Worchestershire Sauce
Put all ingredients in the crockpot on low in the morning and let simmer all day. Before serving taste and season to your liking.
I like to serve this over cooked brown rice. Along with a green salad on the side, you have a healthy and nutritious dinner that was pretty easy to make and low calorie, low fat and very tasty.