As the weather gets colder, a lot of people start to change their eating habits by including more soups, casseroles and stews in their diet. Gone is al-fresco summer dining on BBQs and salads!
So I think now is the ideal time to start using a slow cooker. Slow cookers have a somewhat ‘untrendy’ image, which is possibly fair enough, but they really are very useful, especially for people who are out at work all day.
Slow cookers require minimal food preparation, are very economical energy-wise, and minimise nutrient losses. It really is very simple to put all the raw ingredients into a pot in the morning before work, and then when you get home a lovely cooked meal is waiting for you! Coming home to the smell of a home cooked meal is priceless after a day at work. Stews, casseroles and curries are the best options.
You can buy a decent slow cooker from Amazon for £17, so you don’t have to worry about re-mortgaging.
So why not go retro with a slow cooker?