This is a recipe that might do well with the slow cooker. The initial softening of vegetables whilst you chop you have to do regardless - the bonus of course would be not having to worry about it sticking whilst it is simmering for the next 2 hours. I was just reading the introduction to 125 best vegetarian recipes for a slow cooker so I'm now thinking how I can incorporate my recipes to such. I was reading it aloud at the park to my daughter whilst my grandson was playing on the slide and one part made me laugh. I said "listen to this" -- over 25 million slow cookers are sold every year world wide. And my daughter said "and there are only 50 actually being used"! We continued to peruse the recipes and have plans to try some soon as they all sounded delicious and doable. I'll post our favorites on here as we try them out. That might take a while though so I would advise that in the meantime you beg, borrow (it is available through the Edmonton Public Library) or buy the book: 125 Best Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes by Judith Finlayson. I was lucky enough to find a pristine copy (for only $2.99) at my local Goodwill Store.