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Slow-Cooker Vegetable Stew

Our official Slow-Cooker Month might have ended on Simply Stated, but that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped playing around with my new toy. I made this Slow-Cooker Vegetable Stew and loved the results. It’s pretty hearty, thanks to all the root vegetables like carrots and turnips (I also threw in some rutabaga for fun). And the chickpeas ensure you’re getting your […]

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Healthy Salad Week Three!

Spring seems to have arrived so early this year (fingers crossed we won’t have a cold snap!) which gets me really excited about one of my favorite vegetables—mushrooms!!  Chanterelles and morels aren’t in the market yet but the crisp air inspired me to make a light salad with a few quickly sautéed shiitake mushroom, watercress, Napa cabbage, and scallions. The dressing […]

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Slow-Cooker Orange Honey Tilapia from A Year of Slow Cooking

Before I began using my slow-cooker daily, I pretty much thought of it as a glorified pot roast machine. Don’t get me wrong—the slow-cooker makes a fantastic pot roast, but it also makes a deliciously moist, steamed fish. With little-to-no cleanup. And it doesn’t stink up the kitchen. Score! Orange Honey Tilapia serves 4 4 tilapia filets (frozen is just […]

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Slow-Cooker Cuban Beef and Peppers

I’ve been having a lot of fun playing around with my slow cooker, and this recipe for Cuban Braised Beef and Peppers—a take on the traditional Cuban dish, ropa viejo—was one of my favorites. As usual, it was super-easy to make; I just tossed all the ingredients in the cooker, set it to low, and headed out for the day. […]

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Healthy Lunch Salad Ideas

I have probably mentioned before – when we are developing recipes in the Real Simple test kitchen we tend to do a lot of eating, and more eating. and even more eating! Some days it’s hot dogs for breakfast and lunch. Other days it’s chicken cooked up a million different ways. I am not complaining—I love my job and especially (you […]

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Slow-Cooker Spiced Coconut & Almond Rice Pudding from With Style and Grace

Entrees and soups aren’t the only things you can make in your slow-cooker. Take a look at this recipe from Lisa, who shares gluten-free recipes and entertaining ideas on her blog With Style and Grace.     Slow-Cooker Spiced Coconut & Almond Rice Pudding Serves 4-5 Ingredients 1/2 cup basmati rice 1 can light coconut milk 1 cup almond milk […]

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Slow-Cooker Curried Chicken With Ginger and Yogurt

I tried Indian food for the first time just last year while living in London, was immediately hooked, and found myself craving the cuisine once I returned to the states. During the past year, I gathered a few recipes, but always ended up cooking something else because I was deterred by the long list of spices that weren’t already in my pantry. Needless to […]

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Slow-Cooker French Dip Sandwiches from Simply Scratch

There really isn’t anything you can’t prepare in a slow-cooker. From spoon bread to zucchini lasagna, when you’re using a slow-cooker you get to just set it and forget it. My all-time favorite recipe to make in my slow cooker is French Dip Sandwiches. There’s minimal prep work and the end result tastes as if you slaved over the stove, […]

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Slow-Cooker White Bean Soup With Andouille and Kale

Confession: I’ve never used a slow cooker before. Ever. Until about three weeks ago, when I was testing a few models for our roundup of best slow cookers. I’ve been meaning to play around with one for awhile, and now that it’s finally Slow-Cooker Month here on Simply Stated, I have the perfect excuse. One of my first experiments was […]

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Slow-Cooker Hummus from Big Girls, Small Kitchen

For a lot of harried, young cooks, store-bought tubs of hummus are subsistence-level forms of nourishment, akin to cereal, peanut butter, and even sardines. For the slightly more domestically inclined, over on Big Girls, Small Kitchen we’ve offered loads of hummus and hummus-like recipes that entail just opening a can or two and blending—favorites include chipotle hummus, white bean dip, and black […]

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