Monday, September 29, 2014

Post 20; Portobello and White Bean Goulash

    "Oh I would never dream of assuming I know all Hogwarts' secrets, Igor," said Dumbledore amicably. "Only this morning, for instance, I took a wrong turning on the way to the bathroom and found myself in a beautifully proportioned room I have never seen before, containing a really rather magnificent collection of chamber pots. When I went back to investigate more closely, I discovered that the room had vanished. But I must keep an eye out for it. Possibly it is only accessible at five-thirty in the morning. Or it may only appear at the quarter moon - or when the seeker has an exceptionally full bladder."
  Harry snorted into his plate of goulash. Percy frowned, but Harry could have sworn Dumbledore had given him a very small wink.- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 23 (The Yule Ball)

So last night I made Portobello and White Bean Goulash from  Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker by Robin Roberston, the recipe can be found here.   It was good. I seem to have a love hate relationship with the slow cooker in theory it's amazing however in practice it tends to be meh. I've had a few recipes completely flop(bland) but then when I made the SAME recipe on the stove top or in the oven it's magic or at the very least WORLDS better. I wish I'd bought one of her other books to be honest the recipes I've made have all be okay-good, where as the ones I've made from the internet have been much better. I did say love hate so let me explain I LOVE using it to cook dry beans. That said it's a me thing this simply isn't the way I prefer to cook.


  1. Cool theme! Some recipes may be better suited for slow cooking than others, but you can't beat the convenience of it when you're going to be gone all day.

  2. Oh YUM! I need to get into making soups and stews with beans again...tis the season after all, eh!?