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A tabletop display featuring a bowl with rice, greens and slow cooker beef roast with pickled vegetables, Banh Mi style.

Slow Cooker Beef Banh Mi Bowls

Fall is on the horizon, and while you might not be ready for soups and stews, I’d say it’s time to bust out the slow cooker! Brimming with fresh produce, this fun spin on the Vietnamese classic Banh Mi sandwich is the perfect transition recipe as we gear up for cooler months. To cut down on […]

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

Smokey Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

I am quick to rely on canned black beans for weeknight chili, veggie burgers, and our favorite huevos racheros hack, but thanks to the slow cooker I can also bust out a super flavorful, nearly foolproof, zero-prep-required smokey black bean soup using a pound of dried black beans, stock or water, and a handful of […]

Bowl with masala lentils, rice, and toasted naan bread

Slow Cooker Masala Lentil Dal

A meager pantry, bare fridge, and next to no time to chop ingredients led me to create an “old faithful” slow cooker recipe that never fails me. It’s a true dump-set-and-forget sort of deal (the best kind). Prep this Slow Cooker Masala Lentil Dal in 5 minutes before work and walk in to the kind […]

Cooking Chicken All Day in the Slow Cooker

5 Tips for Cooking Chicken All Day in the Slow Cooker

There is nothing worse than overcooked, dry chicken. But I can think of a very close second. Mushy, mealy, stringy chicken, which is sometimes the result of cooking low and slow for an extended period of time. I’ve learned this the hard way, after many attempts at cooking chicken in the crockpot on a workday, […]

Slow Cooker Chili con Carne

Slow Cooker Chili con Carne

For when it’s totally inconvenient to brown meat and saute vegetables, enter the easiest Slow Cooker Chili con Carne. This is a true set and forget recipe. The end result? It’s hearty, bold, slightly tangy, and makes plenty to stretch into “can’t wait for dinner” leftovers.

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Keeping things unfussy is what motivates me to sign up for the dinner shift more often than not. Like a dump and go chili that doesn’t require cutting up raw chicken or any sort of browning (P.S. Anyone else despise cutting up raw chicken?). Using less stock (only 2 cups) and mashing a can of […]

Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Soup Dairy Free

Creamy Tomato Soup (Dairy-Free)

This Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Soup is reminiscent of the old school condensed variety (but no judgements here because there is something nostalgic about tomato soup from a can) but way better for you. It’s rich and creamy without a drop of dairy (thanks to butternut squash), and insanely simple. After work, whir it up […]