The Art of lazy cooking…by the slow cooker.

I love my slow cooker. Fact. It’s one of my fav kitchen gadgets, along with my food processor, bread machine and the kettle. Shows I’m pretty lazy doesn’t it! I’d love to have the time to mix everything by hand, make bread by hand and boil water in a pretty singing kettle on the hob, but in my whirlwind life it just isn’t going to happen. So I cheat…pretty much all the time.

Today I fancied cooking a heathy stew full of beans, lentils, veggies and chicken. Now I’m looking after an active baby, running pilates classes, teaching step aerobics and writing a diet sheet today, not much time to cook. So my solution was to get out the slow cooker.

This is what we do…raid the cupboards and veggie rack, chop things nice and chunky, throw it all in and switch it on 🙂 Today we have chicken thighs, chunky bacon bits, carrots, squash and mixed beans and pulses all with some chopped tomatoes, fennel, mustard seeds and balsamic vinegar plus a star anise. Towards the end of cooking I’ll add a handful of fresh herbs and serve with mashed potatoes as its potato season in our house.

Give it a go, the house will smell lovely, the food will taste great and it’s all healthy stuff.

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2 Responses to “The Art of lazy cooking…by the slow cooker.”

  1. Maureen MacLaren
    28 September, 2012 at 17:05 #

    I love my slow cookies, I’ve got two, a small one that I use for just Hubby and I and a much larger one that I use when the family come/soups/ batch cooking

    • 28 September, 2012 at 20:28 #

      Oooo lucky you, sound perfect! I like to use ours to cook extra and then freeze it for another day 😉 what’s your favourite meal to cook in the slow cooker?

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