“Chicken is a good source of protein that is low in fat and calories compared to other meats. As for vegetables — the more the merrier!” — Lisa Gorman, Director of St. Joseph Health Wellness CenterClick here for more of our best slow cooker recipes.
Is there any single food associated with warmth, healing, and comfort more frequently than chicken soup? Moms, old wives, and the majority of culinary cultures around the world agree: Whether you're under the weather, battling the incoming winter chill, or simply feeling out of sorts, nothing else feels as restorative as a steaming bowl of the stuff.During the latest cold snap, I decided to stray from the Campbell's route and prepare Sopa de Ajo, a Basque version of chicken soup. While the Basque recipe traditionally calls for day-old-bread to give the soup some textural heft, I substituted it with potatoes to make the recipe a bit heartier and more crockpot-friendly .Click here for more of the 101 Best Slow Cooker RecipesThis is the chicken soup of our collective childhood consciousness on steroids. Aside from the fact that it's perfumed with more than 40 cloves of garlic, pinches of saffron, cumin, cayenne, and paprika, it is topped with a poached egg, which, when pierced, leaks its golden yolk into the soup's depths. It's almost magical, and is virtually guaranteed to cure that cold of yours in no time at all.Click here to see Cozy Comfort Food Recipes.
This is a super meaty beef stew that has more of a clear broth than the gravy-like Dinty Moore version. If you like the broth a bit thicker, toss the cubes of beef in flour before browning. Crock-pot temperatures vary — I find that the smaller crock-pots are often hotter than the large ones, which this recipe was scaled for originally, but as always with beef, low and slow makes it the most tender.Click here to see Cozy Comfort Food Recipes. Click here for more of the 101 Best Slow Cooker Recipes
Rumor has it that when Arthur Guinness first signed the lease to an unused brewery in the St. James section of Dublin, he was so confident in his brew that he made a deal to own the space for 9,000 years. Centuries later, it is safe to say that it was a smart investment. Everyone can respect a decent pour of the black gold, but what your loved ones will really go wild for is how you infuse it with traditional peasant fare in this easy, hearty stew.
This hearty casserole is a favorite in Ireland, where it was whipped up during the coldest of winters. As its name suggests, it was originally made with lamb or mutton, but these days you may be more familiar with it being made with beef. For a healthier version, try using ground chicken.Click here for more of the 101 Best Slow Cooker Recipes
While I was researching Mexican cuisine I came across a traditional dish called Sopa de Lentejas, which is basically a lentil soup/stew with Mexican seasoning. I noticed that in some recipes chorizo was used. I decided to make my own simplified version of this traditional stew using chorizo and Supremo's Crema Supremo sour cream to top the dish. This sour cream has a distinctive tang to it that just says Mexican food! — Diane Balch, Simple Living and EatingFor more recipes like this one visit Simple Living and Eating.