Raising the Steaks

January 30, 2012

in dinner, theatre, vegan

Sweet, sweet, success…


as promised, here’s the recipe!

Crockpot Caramelized Onions (Vegan)

  • 5 small onions
  • 2 TB Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Chop the onions, and place in a sprayed crockpot. Dot the top with Coconut Oil and salt. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours, stirring every hour or so. If there’s a lot of moisture, leave the lid off until the liquid is absorbed (about 30 minutes).


I still can’t believe 1. How long that took (this was the “quick” version – most recipes take double that time) and 2. How ALL those onions shrink into nothing…


…they filled a container smaller than Julius’ dinner bowl…


…but dang, they pack a punch. Dinner was elevated to another level!


We roasted some Cauliflower “Steaks” – coated in olive oil, salt, and pepper – 350 for 40-50 minutes, turning once halfway


Camembert melted on Great Harvest Dakota


…next layer…


…and finally:




Some pops of color for dessert – VitaCake + grapes/pear


Caught the first half of the SAG Awards…


…then turned the Screen Actors off to see some Stage ones!


Our cousin Paul did a wonderful job in his debut


(FYI – You can get discounted tickets for “God’s Ear” via Goldstar!)


Back home, cocoa and the rest of the Awards Show were waiting for me…


…what did I do before DVR’s and crockpots???


1 Jacky January 30, 2012 at 9:10 am

Oh wow, love that brie roasted cauliflower and caramelized onions. Must give this a try! I made these onions in the crock pot over the summer, they freeze well too. I froze them in small batches to pull out when needed.

2 The Picky Eater January 30, 2012 at 9:39 am

I didn’t know you could caramelize onions in the crock pot!! That is so cool. Love the idea of the cauliflower “steaks” too – I’ll have to try that soon :)

3 Anna @ On Anna's Plate January 30, 2012 at 10:08 am

Anytime I do caramelized onions on the stove, they always burn due to my impatience– I should totally try the crockpot!!

4 Lynn at The Actors Diet January 30, 2012 at 10:14 am

Same here – I definitely recommend trying this method!!!

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5 Lauren January 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

The onions look awesome! I love the idea of using the slow cooker to make them. This could also be a fantastic dip with a few more ingredients.

6 biz319 January 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I am looking away from all those onions! I know what you mean about the DVR though – we haven’t watched a program with commercials in ages!

7 Monet January 30, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I have got to make these…like tomorrow! I almost bought a 12 dollar jar of pickled onions at Whole Foods the other day. I adore a good onion! This will be a lot easier on the wallet and probably just as tasty! Thank you for sharing, sweet girl! I hope you are having a great start to your week.

8 emily (a nutritionist eats) January 30, 2012 at 8:28 pm

We LOVE caramelized onions, although making them on the stove sounds a lot faster and easier!

9 Heather (Where's the Beach) January 31, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Those onions sound incredible. I’ve never successfully made caramelized onions.

10 lauren @ the talking kitchen January 31, 2012 at 9:12 pm

cauliflower steaks, hells yeah! great idea!

11 Jane March 5, 2012 at 6:09 pm

I just found your blog and OMG those onions and cauliflower look delish!!!

12 Lynn at The Actors Diet March 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm

thanks! they really were incredible – i need to make more crockpot onions now that i think about it…

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