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Tag: Dutch oven recipes

Will Glorious One-Pot Meals Work in Any Size Dutch Oven?

Reader question: Will the recipes in your cookbook work in a 6qt dutch oven? ~ Deborah P., Brooklyn, NYCast iron Dutch oven

Hi Deborah! Yes, Glorious One-Pot Meals will work in any size cast iron Dutch oven. There is a chart in the front section of the book that will help you to adjust recipes and oven timing to fit whatever size Dutch oven you have.

The most important factors in making successful Glorious One-Pot Meals are 1) to use a cast iron Dutch oven and 2) to ensure that your oven is fully pre-heated to 450 F degrees before putting the pot full of food inside.

Happy cooking!


Is the Kindle Edition of Glorious One-Pot Meals Missing Some Information?

Reader question: Hi Elizabeth, I received your book in the kindle edition for Christmas. I am looking forward to trying your recipes and technique, but I had a question/comment. The nutrition information is not included in the digital edition, or if it is I am not seeing it. Is it possible to update the book to include that info? We are watching our calories as well as generally trying to eat healthier and that would be useful information.  Thanks, and hope you are enjoying your holiday! ~Angela M., ChicoGlorious One-Pot Meals cover

Hi Angela, I’m glad to hear that you are planning to try Glorious One-Pot Meals!

The nutrition information for each recipe is included in the print copy of the cookbook; this is the first I’ve heard that it is not included in the Kindle edition. I’m sorry to report that I have no control over the Kindle version as it is released directly from the publisher.

Personally, I am a believer in the nutrition we get from  eating whole foods vs processed foods, which is why GOPMs are made from whole foods, and think the “nutritional information” that accompanies a recipe is pretty worthless when it comes to eating healthily. For instance, the fat content of a recipe may seem high by the numbers, but if the fat is from healthy sources like olive oil or avocado or fish, then it would still be a healthy recipe.

My recipes are designed to use whole foods and be healthy options for dinner, and as long as you use quality ingredients I believe you can be assured of the healthfulness regardless of what you might see in the nutritional counts.

That said, I realize that in this country we’ve been trained to use the nutritional breakdown to assess the value of a meal, and, under duress, I did indeed provide that information for every recipe in the cookbook. You can pick up a print copy of the book for under $15 on Amazon, or for the full price of $17.95 you may order it directly from my site and I will be happy to personally sign it to you.

A heartfelt thank you  to everyone who purchased Glorious One-Pot Meals this holiday season; the cookbook enjoyed the number one spot in the Dutch Oven category on Amazon last month and is often  still in the top 5,000 books purchased on Amazon — pretty amazing for a little book that was first released almost ten years ago in 2005!


Is Oven Temperature Important to Glorious One-Pot Meals?

Reader question: We tried our first one pot meal and it didn’t turn out so well.  I bought a 6.5 qt cast iron pot because we often cook for 6.  We made our first meal for four (chicken Cacciatore) and used the recipe adjustment chart to determine cook time (53 minutes).  The orzo was stuck together like glue and the chicken was overcooked as well as the vegies.  What did we do wrong? ~Gail W., Sedona, AZGlorious One-Pot Meals cover

Gail, it sounds like your oven temp is off. Please read this post for more about using an oven thermometer to verify the temperature in your oven is at 450 degrees F before putting your Glorious One-Pot Meal inside.

Also, 53 minutes works perfectly for a 3.5-quart Dutch oven when the recipe is doubled; when you use a 6.5-quart Dutch oven that is not completely full of food  you really need to rely on your nose to tell you when your Glorious One-Pot Meal is ready. Wait for the aroma of a fully-cooked meal to waft from your oven three minutes before you should pull your pot out.

Happy cooking!

Glorious One-Pot Meals Ingredient Sizes

Reader question: I’m curious about thickness of carrots when you say to “slice in coins.” also, i have large dutch oven and want to experiment b4 i buy small one. will recipe fail if there is room above food? i’m really excited to start trying recipes!!!!!!! will buy book if i love the method. ~ Sarah M., Almaden, CA

Hi Sarah – Thanks for writing! One of the fantastic things about the Glorious One-Pot Meals infusion cooking method is that it really doesn’t matter if you cut your carrots into thicker or thinner slices; they will all cook up perfectly in the same amount of time. In fact, you don’t really have to follow any of the cutting suggestions I include in my recipes; you could cut your carrots into sticks, if you wanted to. They would still cook up perfectly.

In general, the smaller the pieces of vegetables, the softer they will become in your meal. Personally, I like to have variety in my meals and purposefully cut my vegetables into different sizes to avoid monotony. In your own home, you can make your own Glorious One-Pot Meals the way that you like them using your preferred ingredients cut the way you want to cut them.

As for making recipes meant for two people in larger Dutch ovens, it will absolutely work. Here are some tips for success when using different sized Dutch ovens for Glorious One-Pot Meals.

Happy cooking!


Can You Prepare Glorious One-Pot Meals in a Crock Pot?

Reader question: The one-pot holiday meal sounds great! If you had no oven available and were to make this in a crock pot how long would you cook it on high for? Four hours? Thanks!  ~Katee, Calgary, AB, Canada

Holiday in One-Pot recipe

Hi Kate. I do love the Holiday in One Pot recipe Glorious One-Pot Meal, too! In fact, you can even watch a video demonstration of that recipe here. But when it comes to tossing it into a crock pot, that’s a different story because crock pots cook so differently than do Dutch ovens at high heat.

The main differences between the infusion cooking used in a Glorious One-Pot Meal and a the slow cooking in a crock pot are:

1. Glorious One-Pot Meals cook fast and at high heat while crock pots cook slowly at low heat. Even the High option on a crock pot is nowhere near the 450 F degrees needed to cook a Glorious One-Pot Meal in less than one hour.

2. GOPMs are layered and the ingredients maintain their integrity during the cooking process. Crock pot meals are stirred and cooked until the cellular walls of the ingredients have broken down.

3. GOPMs only need water or other liquid when they include dry goods like rice or pasta that need to by hydrated; crock pot cooking requires liquid and results in a stew or stew-like meal.

If you do not have access to an oven to cook your GOPM, you do have other options such as the stovetop method or a toaster oven.

To come back to your question, the answer is: I have no idea how long it would take, how it would turn out, what it would look like, or if it would even work in a crock pot. While I do utilize a crock pot occasionally, I am by no means a crock pot expert because I get bored of the predictable stewy results.

Sorry that I can’t be more helpful, but perhaps others have converted GOPMs into crock pot meals and will leave their experiences in the comments below.