….let me count the ways! 😉
-I ♥ how many types of recipes I can make in it.
-I ♥ how I can “set it and forget it” and free up time to do something else.
-I ♥ the oh-so-tasty and consistently good results.
-I ♥ that it’s energy efficient.
-I ♥ that foods cooked in a slow cooker are often healthier than when using other types of cooking methods.
– I love cooking once and enjoy twice. There’s usually plenty of yummy leftovers.
the list goes on and on!
Here’s my review of the Hamilton Beach 6 QT. slow cooker that I use all the time, pictured above. 🙂
And some of my fav slow cooker recipes for you to enjoy too!
-Moroccan Vegetable Stew with Fragrant Orange Basmati Rice (from the Groovy Green Kitchen Volume I)
-Southern Nights Slow Cooker Veggie-Sausage Gumbo(sample recipe from the Groovy Green Kitchen II)
PS: I’m on the home stretch for the Groovy Green Kitchen II! Will be available at Amazon by the end of February. 🙂
Do you have a slow cooker? Do you ♥ yours too? Any fav recipes to share?
Happy SLOW Cooking! 😉
I’ve always ♥ sauerkraut but I know it’s a “no-no” food for a lot of people.
Hopefully, if you’re one of those sauerkraut-haters, you’ll give the following recipe a try. It just might change your mind about the yummy goodness of ‘kraut! 😉
And if you’ve been looking for a good sauerkraut brand, stop by to read my full review of Bubbies brand, over at My Real Life Reviews.
German Sauerkraut Feast
Bring on Oktoberfest! Make this hearty and flavorful “feast” with minimal prep time and simple, pantry ingredients.
Serve with Beet and Fresh Dill Layered Salad (recipe also from the Groovy Green Kitchen) and with grainy mustard and/or sour cream on the side, for dipping sausages, if desired. Serves 6.
1 teas. butter or margarine for greasing slow-cooker liner
10 medium red potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 T. dill or caraway seeds, your choice. (caraway has a stronger, distinctive flavor; the dill is slightly milder. Either one works well. Don’t leave out!)
2 T. vegetable or olive oil
1 large onion, coarsely diced
4-6 cloves garlic, minced (to taste)
1 L. Bubbies or wine-type sauerkraut (use marinade too)
6 vegan beer-brat sausages, cut in 1” thick circles (I use Tofurky brand)
Thoroughly grease slow-cooker liner with butter or margarine and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine potatoes, dill or caraway seed and oil. Pour into slow-cooker, followed by layer of onions and then the minced garlic. Top with sauerkraut and marinade. Pour 1 C. water over all ingredients.
Cook on HIGH for 3 ½ hours or LOW for 7 hours or until potatoes are tender but not mushy adding sausages for last 15 minutes of cooking time on HIGH, layering on top of the sauerkraut.
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