Slow cookers: the one-pot cooking convenience
Are you a slow cooker convert already, or have you never sampled this cheap, easy way to produce delicious, nourishing pot roasts, casseroles and stews? Slow cooking isn't new. In fact, it's a centuries-old technique, but with ever-improving advances in equipment, it's never been so simple to give your family seriously good grub. For a start, you can buy cheaper cuts of meat because the moist heat and extended cooking times will make them succulent and tender. All the goodness is retained and flavours distributed. Great for stewing beef, lamb or pork, but the options don't end there. Alongside vegetables, herbs, spices and your favourite ingredients, you can try seafood too. With loads of tasty one-pot recipes around, you'll be spoilt for choice. Even when you're entertaining, slow cookers free up precious oven and hob space. And then there are the impressive low-energy considerations which we're all so concerned about. Busy mums and people at work, rest or play can put all their ingredients into a single pot in the morning and forget about it. Your slow cooker will do its stuff and when you're ready for your evening meal, it will be ready for you!