It’s getting colder outside now and I don’t know about you, but I have dusted off the Slow Cooker and started creating some hearty healthy meal ideas. There is nothing better than returning home from work to a house full of the beautiful smell of a home cooked meal utilising the best of the seasonal produce available.
There are so many meals you can create using a slow cooker; from soups to casseroles, sauces to pot roasts.
The beauty of the slow cooker is that it does not have to be complicated. You just pop all the ingredients in together, plenty of stock or water and pile in the herbs and/or spices.
I would recommend that if you are not able to return home to check on the food in the slow cooker through the day that you a). Cook it overnight and simply reheat when ready to eat or b). Add enough stock to prevent drying out of the food and be generous with the herbs and spices.
Here are some of my tried and tested ideas and I promise you they are simple and easy to do and can be left for hours and indeed taste all the better for it…