April 6th, 2013

Slow-cooker recipes: Split Pea and Parsnip Soup, Chipotle Sweet Potato Chili

Here is a phenomenal slow-cooker soup that got me through the winter. This is a good soup for omnivores or new vegans. It tastes smoky and substantial without bacon or even the Liquid Smoke flavoring (which sounds awful but is actually relatively harmless; I just couldn't be bothered). In the slow cooker the split peas go to a range of textures. Some dissolve completely and others stay chewy like bacon bits.

SPLIT PEA AND PARSNIP SOUP

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This recipe came from a book I got from a friend, Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker by Robin Robertson. Most of the recipes are vegan, as dairy products don't lend themselves well to slow-cooking. Here's another tasty recipe from the same book:

CHIPOTLE SWEET POTATO CHILI

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