- Philly.com praises the slow cooker’s ability to create great meatless meals. Not only is the slow cooker good for meatless stews, soups and chili, a newer generation of home cooks are using the cooker for spiced nuts, stuffing, risotto, polenta, lasagna, meatless loaf, soy sausage, seitan ribs, lentil pate, pudding, granola, quiche, chocolate peanut-butter cheesecake and pizza.
- Slow cooking your meal while you’re at work can help you lose weight, according to CBS MoneyWatch. The article links to some slow cooker recipes and has some suggestions for subbing out ingredients to make them lower calorie or lower fat.
- Newsday has instructions for building a soup in the slow cooker. Certain ingredients should be added first and others should be added later in the cooking process. If you’re thinking about creating your own slow cooker recipes, this is some good information to know.
- One of my absolute favorite winter soup recipes that is easily adaptable for the slow cooker, or Crock Pot as many people call it, is Minestrone. I posted this recipe over three years ago here on MNN, and I’ve only made one change to it since then. I now throw in an end or two from Parmesan cheese as it cooks to give it an even richer flavor.
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