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The Slow Cooker Challenge – January 2013

Uncategorized | January 2, 2014 | By

If you read the previous post, you will know that I am going to be cooking on limited equipment in the next few months.  Thinking ahead, I requested a Slow Cooker for my Christmas as I felt that it had more possibilities than only cooking in the microwave.  I’ve now used it three times and am quite excited about what I am going to cook next. I’ve been scouring Pinterest for recipes and have also downloaded a Slow Cooker cookbook on Kindle.

I really didn’t intend to run another challenge this year, what with all that is going on in the house, but I just couldn’t resist! Here is how it will work:

The Slow Cooker Challenge

The Slow Cooker Challenge is a monthly blog challenge dedicated
to making recipes using a Slow Cooker or Crockpot. Each month there will
be a theme e.g. soup, dessert, vegetarian etc.

The theme for January 2013 is Soup! 

Today I made Slow Cooker Red Lentil, Chickpea and Tomato Soup with Smoked Paprika a recipe from Kaylyn’s Kitchen.  I can thoroughly recommend Kaylyn’s Kitchen as a source of Slow Cooker recipes, here recipe collection is entitled ‘Slow Cooker from Scratch’ so the recipes are not full of processed foods.  
When I make it again, I would use ham stock rather than chicken, I would also add a little more smoked paprika, but that is just personal taste. I also added a little sugar to counteract the acidity of the tomatoes.  

If you would like to join me for the Slow Cooker Challenge, then please:

  • Make your recipe in your Slow Cooker and post a photograph and the recipe, or a link to a recipe, on your blog
  • Link to Farmersgirl Kitchen
  • Use the Slow Cooker Challenge logo in your post
  • If you use twitter, tweet your post with @FarmersgirlCook and #SlowCookerChallenge and I will re-tweet it to my followers AND post your post your pictures on a decicated Pinterest board.


  • Please do not publish recipes from cookbooks on your blog without permission, they are copyright.
  • If you are using recipes from another website, please link to
    the recipe on the website rather than publishing the recipe.
  • One entry per blog.
  • Recipes must be added to the linky by the 28th of each month.



  1. Leave a Reply

    Pat Machin
    January 2, 2014

    I am a Slow Cooker Addict ~ I have my Veterans' medal as I remember when they were called 'Crockpots'.

    You may want to look at

    I will join in because I feel strongly about the effort and energy saving slow cookers make.

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    Janice Pattie
    January 3, 2014

    Great to have you gals on board ;-).

    Pat – I am aware of your page, thanks. I did a bit of research before creating the challenge. I too am a veteran, I got my first crockpot in 1981, but gave it away in the 90's. looking forward to learning from you and others, always something new to learn.

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    Jibber JabberUK
    January 3, 2014

    Oh, this is so good! My parents bought me my first slow cooker when I was at university. I only bought a new one because I needed it to be bigger. I have made soup once in it and came back to some very angry flatmates…

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    Nayna Kanabar
    January 3, 2014

    I would love to link my soup recipe but it was not made in slow cooker as I dont have one.

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    Pravina Parikh
    January 27, 2014

    I just submitted slow-cooker vegetable soup with Pasta and Garbanzo beans. Looking forward to round-up and also more slow-cooker challenges.

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    January 15, 2015

    Wish I had seen this before doing my scotch broth, that would have been ace in a slow cooker. Will have to think of something else now

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