I have been looking forward to this cookbook since I originally heard Chrissy Gower announce that she was writing it. Slow cooking is so easy and rewarding! What’s easier than tossing a bunch of whole food ingredients into a pot, turning it on, and coming home to a house that smells great, and a ready dinner.
Since I started eating Paleo-style (over a year ago), I’ve found a few slow cooker recipes here and there, but having a whole cookbook full of them is wonderful! I will definitely be using my slow cooker more than ever now!
I’m really impressed with this book. Chrissy begins by telling her story, and she talks alot about her family, and why slow cooking works so well for them. Robb Wolf also wrote a section entitled “Why Cook At All?” in which the health benefits of cooking versus eating all raw foods are explained.
There is a section on cooking tactics, and a section on the best options for slow cooker ingredients.
And then there are the recipes!! I had no idea that one could make so many things in a slow cooker! Chrissy provides breakfast ideas, soups and stews, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. Woah.
Last night I made Pesto Chicken. It was SO easy, and I was thrilled to finish off my basil plant for some delicious pesto. This dish only needed to cook for four hours, and it smelled amazing! At dinner time, I sauteed some kale in onions, coconut oil, and garlic, and served the Pesto Chicken on top. It was so yummy, and we had plenty of leftovers.
What I love about slow cooking is the comforting, easy texture of the food. Everything is soft, warm, and falling apart.
Here are a few of the recipes I’m most eager to try:
Breakfast: Slow Cooked Almond Apple Cereal
Soups and Stews: Classic Chicken Soup
Main Dishes: Grandpa’s BBQ Beef and NorCal Margarita Chicken
Side Dishes: Sweet Potato Chips
Dessert: Chocolate Almond Butter Swirl Brownies
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