Raising the Steaks

dinner - theatre - vegan

Sweet, sweet, success…

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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).

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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…

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

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

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

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Camembert melted on Great Harvest Dakota

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…next layer…

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…and finally:

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Mmmmm!

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

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Caught the first half of the SAG Awards…

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

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Our cousin Paul did a wonderful job in his debut

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

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

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

  • http://www.jaxhouse.com Jacky

    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.

  • http://pickyeaterblog.com/ The Picky Eater

    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 :)

  • http://www.onannasplate.com Anna @ On Anna’s Plate

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

  • http://www.saywhatyouneedtosayblog.com Lauren

    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.

  • http://biz319.wordpress.com biz319

    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!

  • http://anecdotesandapples.weebly.com Monet

    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.

  • http://www.anutritionisteats.com emily (a nutritionist eats)

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

  • http://wheres-the-beach.blogspot.com/ Heather (Where’s the Beach)

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

  • http://thetalkingkitchen.com lauren @ the talking kitchen

    cauliflower steaks, hells yeah! great idea!

  • http://thehealthybeehive.com Jane

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

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

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