My version of this classic rustic French eggplant and pepper stew amps up the flavor with oregano, chipotle, and black olives. Cook it with set-and-forget ease in your slow cooker. You don’t need to be a cartoon mouse French chef or loads of time in the kitchen to dazzle your family. This recipe makes a […]
Enjoy Cuban Black Beans as a change from tomato-based bean dishes. After the aroma invites you to try a bite, you’ll never want to settle for canned beans again. They are easy to make on the stove or in a slow cooker. See the notes below for using an Instant Pot or another pressure cooker […]
Make this impressive Chickpea Cacciatore in your slow cooker! It’s from my friend Kathy Hester’s updated classic, The Vegan Slow Cooker. As with all of Kathy’s recipes, the prep is easy and the flavors pack a punch. She even tells you what to do the night before to avoid a morning rush. I have it […]
I made this fragrant French bean stew for my garden club last weekend for just $2.15 a serving. The pale green beans hold their shape while cooking. The final flavor layer comes from fresh herbs, including rosemary from my garden.
Use red cabbage to make sauerkraut with more color and healthy phytonutrients than kraut made with green cabbage. Fermentation crocks can be expensive and hard to find, but slow-cooker crocks are easy to find at yard sales and thrift stores. Maybe you have one you are not using already! I use a 1-quart crock, but […]
Capture the rich sweetness of peaches now with this easy sauce. Enjoy it now as is, topped with nice cream (see notes below), or over pancakes or shortcake. Freeze some for later. Perfect whether you are cooking for one or for a crowd. Active time: 15 minutes. Total time: about 3 hours and 15 minutes. […]