These tortilla bowls filled with Smokey Barbecue Pulled Beef Chilli featuring Newman’s Own Original Sticky BBQ Sauce are perfect for a mid-week family meal that is fun to eat, tasty and nutritious too.
During the week, my time is precious as it seems that there is always something happening, always a job to do and I find that I’m always in a rush! With the kids at school, a part time job, my PTA volunteering, my blog, trying to keep on top of the household chores, after school clubs, homework and a puppy to contend with, it can be hard to fit everything in and prepare a meal for the family that is nutritious and homemade. However, where possible I do like to make meals from scratch and one way I find I can achieve this is to use my slow cooker, which allows me to get on with life while it cooks food for me, albeit with a little preparation at the start.
Cauliflower Chilli Con Carne is a delicious veggie chilli con carne which uses cauliflower and lentils in place of meat or a meat substitute such as Quorn mince. It was made in a slow cooker which helps cook the vegetables and lentils to perfection.
With the over indulgence of Easter now behind us (although it was a lot of tasty fun while it lasted!), I thought I would go with a healthy cake free recipe for a change this week.
This Slow Cooker Chocolate Orange Cake is very easy to make and your slow cooker/crock pot does all the hard work for you, therefore, giving you time to get on with other important non-cake stuff!
In all the years that I have owned and been using slow cooker, I have never made a sweet recipe with it. This seems hard to believe, however, it is true! I guess being a baker, I am happy to make my cakes in an oven, and have not felt the need to cook them slowly. Therefore, I have only cooked savoury dishes in my slow cooker. Until now!
This easy to make Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagne is a lighter and low calorie version, as it only contains some fat free cottage cheese on the top layer. It also contains baked beans and LOTS of healthy vegetables
In all the years that I have owned a slow cooker, I have never made a lasagne in one. I guess I have not understood the point in having to pre cook the meat part before adding to the slow cooker and layering with the pasta and white sauce, you can pop it in an oven and cook it quicker.
I was recently sent a Crock-Pot 3.5L and you may recall that I posted a recipe which I made using this to slow cook a butternut squash in. Well, as part of the review that I did, I was asked along with some other bloggers to provide an ingredients each towards making a Collective Crock recipe. Read More