Halloween is always such fun! This year was no different – just better! And a quick slow cooker vegetarian recipe!


The grand-kids start preparing weeks in advance – such excitement! Here they are – and of course we got into it too. Last year we were Mustard and Ketchup – this year we were – (what else!) Hot Dog and Cheeseburger! Here are the four boys ( cops and wild man  Jack in mask with robber parents)

James Donne Jack Jonah NOah Gabe Halloween Oct 2015

Are these two so cute or what?

Noah and Gabriel Halloween 2015

Slow Cooker Curried Vegetables on Couscous  – beyond easy!


  • 4 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled baking potato (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 4 cups cubed tomato (about 1 1/2 pounds) ( we grow our own but you could use canned tomatoes in puree if you wish)
  • 1 cup chopped onion ( I like white sweet onions)
  • 1 cup (1/4-inch) diagonally cut carrot ( I like the baby ones as they are sweeter)
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper ( we leave this out as we do not like spicy stuff)
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained (  I do not like chickpeas so I exchange beans red or white or black for this)
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 green onion tops, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cups hot cooked couscous
  • 6 tablespoons mango chutney ( we make our own)
  • 6 tablespoons raisins
  • 6 tablespoons plain fat-free yogurt ( we make our own from our goats milk)

Mango from Little Farm

Above mango from The Little Farm


  1. Place potato in a 4-quart electric slow cooker. Combine tomato and next 9 ingredients (through garlic) in a bowl; stir well. Spoon over potato. Cover and cook on LOW for 9 hours. Stir in cilantro and green onions. Serve over couscous; top with chutney, raisins, and yogurt.

About Grandma

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