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Slow Cooker: Chicken and Chickpeas

When you braise chicken thighs, the meat just falls off of the bone. They are simply delicious. In this recipe, after some quick browning and sautéing, the slow cooker does the work. Removing the skin reduces the fat, but you don’t miss it. The warm spice profile makes this dish deliver a comfort food fix. Serve it over brown rice or couscous with a seasonal green salad. It will only taste like you cooked all day!

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Flageolet Beans with Rosemary and Thyme (slow cooker)

French flageolet beans are buttery and smooth – and can be hard to find. You may substitute navy beans, but try to find the flageolet. The first night, I served this as a side dish. The next day, I sautéed sliced cooked chicken sausage and added it to the leftovers for a hearty main dish. Using the slow cooker means you don’t have to pre-soak the beans.

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Carnitas

Yield: 6-8 servings Pork butt and pork shoulder are the same cut of meat. It is a fatty cut, which makes it delicious, but there are ways to mitigate the amount of fat in the final dish – see Step 3. It’s delicious as a filling for tacos, burritos, enchiladas or tamales. It’s also tasty […]

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Kalua Pig

Yield: 8-12 servings Pork butt and pork shoulder are the same cut of meat. It is a fatty cut, which makes it delicious, but there are ways to mitigate the amount of fat in the final dish – see Step 3. Serve this dish over rice. Ingredients: 1 4-6 pound pork butt roast 2 tablespoons […]

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Curried Chicken with Ginger and Yogurt

Yield: 6 servings Unlike most slow cooker recipes whch require some pre-cooking, all of these ingredients get mixed right into the pot and then set to stew. It’s too easy – and delicious. Serve with brown rice or your favorite whole grain of choice. Ingredients: 1/3 cup tomato paste (I use 1 5-ounce can) 4 cloves garlic, chopped […]

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Green Chili Stew

Yield: 6 servings This recipe calls for a crock pot, which is a great way to cook while you are otherwise occupied. To save time in the morning, simply saute the vegetables (see Step 1) the night before and refrigerate them. Take a few minutes in the morning to assemble the ingredients and you won’t be […]

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