HEALTH / FITNESS
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- July Recipes
- Exercise Videos
- Time to Pull out the Slow Cooker
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It's too hot to turn the oven on. Grab that slow cooker and stay cool!
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In previous issues we have featured simple exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home and without buying fancy expensive equipment. You can view these videos on our Youtube channel.
The simple slow cooker (also known as a crockpot, crock pot, or Crock-Pot) has made a major comeback. Once the providence of busy heads of households, this incredible cooking device has freed millions of people from hours in the kitchen monitoring long simmering dishes. With a slow cooker you can add your ingredients set the clock and let it work it's magic. New cooks are discovering the ease with which one can make a delicious hot meal. Season slow cooker users are upping the crockpot game with new twists on classic recipes.
Developed by Irving Naxon, The slow cooker was developed specifically for foods that needed long cooking times while still retaining lots of liquid. For many decades crockpot recipes consisted of primarily stews and soups. However over the last decade, the humble slow cooker recipe has evolved into creative and gourmet options Zack can range from sophisticated curries to elaborate yet simple to make desserts.
When choosing a slow cooker it is important not only to choose the size. The shape of the slow cooker can be round or oval. If you are planning to cook any type of fowl, such as a chicken, you may want to choose an oval shape in order to accommodate the protein. Additionally, A removable insert provides for ease of cleanup. The Jennifer's Kitchen website (http://jenniferskitchen.com/2012/10/how-to-buy-a-crock-pot-slow-cooker.html) offers solid advice on how to choose the best slow cooker for you
And lately there has been a big fad for the new Instapot. An Instapot is a pressure-cooker. Pressure cooking is much faster, seals in moisture and flavor, and foods can be cooked directly from frozen. Unlike pressure cookers of old which were dangerous, this new pressure cooker has 10 proven safety mechanisms. And this new one can even be used as a rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer (veggies and more), saute pan, hard-boiled egg maker, and a slow cooker/crock pot.
Just google Instapot and you'll find tons of youtube videos and recipes to get you going!
So, whether you are new to slow cookers are an old hand, take a new look at an old favorite or get yourself a new favorite.