I appreciate the comments that readers have made. In response, I edited two of the posted recipes, adding the amount of cornstarch and water in the slow-cooker chicken thigh recipe (sorry I inadvertently left it out when I first posted the recipe) and replacing tilapia with cod after reading the link recommended by B Till. Thank you and keep those helpful comments coming!
Why I Am Posting These Recipes
I believe that it is healthier for an individual and for the planet to reduce the consumption of animal products in the human diet. However, I love to eat all kinds of delicious food, and find it really, really difficult to go totally vegetarian. Also, my family protests if I serve too many vegetarian meals in a row. So I am committed to making an effort to move towards a vegetarian diet without wholly doing so. I will post recipes several times a week that represent my philosophy of eating well, eating healthy, eating local. Most recipes will be easy to prepare, as I have a busy life. So I expect my followers to be people who love to cook and eat well, want to try to help the planet through their eating (by eating local foods and trying to reduce the use of meat in our diets), and have many other things to do each day besides cook.