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These slow cooker savory delights are meatless for the vegetarians among us, or for those of us who simply don’t eat fleish every night. (Oh, ok -- for those of us who just want to be able to have that pint of ice cream after dinner.)

The aroma of my Curried Chickpea Stew is absolutely mouthwatering! That’s because it features cumin, coriander, turmeric, and garlic -- talk about adding zip to a dish!

Who doesn’t love chili? Anyone? Anyone? It’s the perfect dish because it can be vegetarian or cooked with meat. Either way, it’s a complete meal! In my Three Bean Vegetarian Chili the beans are full of fiber and protein, but that’s not what makes it special. The secret ingredient here is beer. It adds a certain je ne sais quoi.

Now, I have made all of these recipes pareve for you, but if you are really serious about being a slow-cooker aficionado, you’ll have two or three cookers: one for meat, one for dairy, and even a pareve one. So if you happen to have a dairy slow cooker, you can add cheese for that extra gooey goodness. (If you stick with a pareve cooker, you can add the cheese just before serving.)

What dishes do you make with secret ingredients? C’mon, what are your secret ingredients? (You can hide behind your screen name so your secret’s safe with us!)