Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs with Brown Rice

My Monday morning was unrolling so lovely. I was looking forward to working on these slow cooker porcupine meatballs post after posting my first ever What I Ate Weekend post. Kids were up early due to a time change. No rain. Laundry in. Lovely. Everything was going lovely. I even texted Alex how lovely our weekend was (we even started a 1000 piece puzzle which I think I’m the only one excited about, girls vs. boys) and how blessed we are. Amen. A beeping noise from upstairs and our…
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Green Lentil Curry

This green lentil curry made with green lentils, coconut milk, tomato paste and spices is an old-old recipe of mine that was screaming for picture makeovers. I also re-tested it to make stovetop and slow cooker friendly. So, you have 2 options depending whether you want to come back home to “an Indian restaurant” or rather quickly whip it up on a stovetop while sipping on a glass of wine and listening to Frank Sinatra. The latter is my favourite way to cook (sans wine most times of course)…
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Slow Cooker Chicken Spaghetti

This slow cooker chicken spaghetti was mind blowingly easy and delicious. 150th thousand time I got convinced that simple food is the best food ever! I slap my own hands quite often when I start adding a little bit of this and that. God forbid to brown butter… No need to make your life harder, America! When I first came to Canada, I was thinking “wow, fancy food they eat here” while flipping glossy cooking magazines. And never made a single recipe. Why? Because the ingredients list was so…
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CrockPot Taco Soup

You can pull off this crockpot taco soup only with the ingredients from your pantry and freezer, and with minimal effort because it cooks itself in slow cooker. For toppings use what you have. Even if you don’t have any, this soup will be delicious on its own. My kids love Mexican food (I think most kids do) so I kept the soup mild, just with a bit of a bite that they can handle. For my 3 year old I even watered it down more in his bowl…
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25 Slow Cooker Recipes eBook

25 Clean Slow Cooker Recipes eBook is here! Why I created this eBook?! My hopes for this eBook are that it will make your job of  serving your family simple, delicious and healthy recipes easier. I love my slow cooker aka Crock Pot® very much! In fact, I have 2 of them: a simple 5 quart Hamilton Beach and 3-in-1 Cuisinart Multicooker that can saute, steam and slow cook. While it’s nice to have a fancy kitchen appliance, you truly don’t need more than a simple slow cooker. But…
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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Drumsticks

This Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Drumsticks means juicy dark meat simmered in Teriyaki sauce from scratch, topped with green onions and sesame seeds, and served with long grain brown rice. Asian food is one of my favourite comfort foods. And the best part is it’s quick and healthy. And kids usually love Teriyaki anything. Years ago I used to buy bottled Teriyaki sauce from Costco, full of refined sugar and hard to pronounce ingredients. When I started to eat clean, I ditched it of course. Now I have discovered organic non-GMO…
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Chicken Noodle Vegetable Soup

This chicken noodle vegetable soup is easy, budget-friendly and my boys couldn’t get enough of it. It comes together in 30 minutes and is a great way to “clean up” your fridge’s veggie drawers and freezer’s veggie bags. For vegetables, I added carrots, potatoes, cabbage and tomatoes. I just love the addition of fresh garden tomatoes in soup combined with garlic and fresh herbs. Cabbage adds so much volume and flavour to this soup. I also love to add just a tablespoon of olive oil to rather fat…
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Hearty Bean and Mushroom Soup

A bowl of bean and mushroom soup is so comforting on a rainy Fall day or a snowy Winter night. Meaty, hearty and a tad creamy, this soup is also healthy: full of fiber, protein and low in fat. I have also included a slow cooker version for those who are super busy. The soup also freezes extremely well.

Crockpot Butter Chicken

Healthy Crockpot Butter Chicken is an ultimate comfort Indian food made lighter, healthier and in a slow cooker for an added convenience. And despite the name, this dish contains not a teaspoon of butter (neither does Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala which is similar but different). Although nothing is wrong with a bit of organic butter in your diet. Traditionally butter chicken is made with yogurt and spices. Then I’ve seen Americanized versions with cups and cups of whipping cream. Or even better with jarred Tandoori sauce. Trust…
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Crock Pot Chicken, Rice and Mushroom Soup

Um, will you run away if I tell you this soup is made with cauliflower?! Like no flour and milk slurry to thicken the broth. A head of cauliflower. My $2.99 organic vegetable. A few month ago, while experimenting with soup recipes for my eBook, I discovered it does wonders in a crock pot. So, cauliflower, rice, 2 chicken breasts, stock, veggies and spices. Turn on and see you later. I’m addicted to my crock pot! I love my crock pot and he loves me back. It makes me feel…
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