Crockpots are quite magical. I'm tellin' ya, they're the stuff of dreams.
It's really a fantastical concept. You put a cup of this and a teaspoon of that into the bowl and within a few hours, it miraculously turns into dinner. Lazy people unite! I gotta be honest. Between serving, babysitting, sampling, recipe developing, blogging, nutrition counseling, doing homework, writing my thesis and going to class, I don't have the time nor the patience to stand over the stove cooking lentils. I mean I barely have the patience to do my hair. So I don't.
I bet if you put a broomstick and some feta in there it would transform into the best damn gyro you've ever laid mouth on.
If I let my [empty] wallet stew in there with a flaky croissant, would I be teleported to Paris?
If I stir together a couple pairs of stinky socks and my yoga pants, will I wake up with bulging biceps?
Maybe if I soak my thesis proposal in organic vegetable broth and let it simmer overnight I'll wake up to my diploma glued to my forehead.
Dreams aside, I know one thing for sure. If you dump some lentils, quinoa, veggies and curry paste in that bad boy, out comes a delish dinner that required next to no effort. Haaaaayyyy all my lazy party peeeoopppllleee!!
But I mean, it's no Paris.Print
A super easy and comforting one-pot-meal loaded with lentils, quinoa and veggies.
- 2 ½ cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup lite coconut milk
- ½ head of cauliflower, chopped into florets (about 3-4 cups)
- 1 large sweet potato, chopped (about 2 cups)
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 1 large carrot, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ¾ cup red lentils
- ¼ cup quinoa, uncooked
- 3 ½ tbsp red curry paste
- 2 tsp fresh ginger
- ½ tsp turmeric (optional)
- ½ tsp salt
- Add all ingredients to a 5 qt. crockpot. Stir to combine.
- Cook on low for 7-8 hours, or until lentils are tender.
Adapted from my Crockpot Red Lentil, Quinoa and Cauliflower Curry
For more crockpot comfort, try my Super Easy Chickpea, Broccoli and Brown Rice Crockpot Casserole. You WON'T be sorry.