We love our slow cookers and are always on the lookout for new recipes that use them. Not only for the convenience, but because they make some wonderful meals. Long cooking at lower temperatures does great things to some foods. It also usually means you can use less expensive cuts of meat and longer-cooking root vegetables in your meals more easily.
Generally, slow-cooker meals use less fat than stovetop/oven cooking, so Tom was intrigued to see what the “healthiest” slow-cooker meals might be. The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth, by Jonny Bowden and Jeanette Bessinger, has some interesting food. But he was less persuaded by the authors’ attempts to weave in the health aspect. Check out his review on Lauren DeSantis’s Capital Cooking blog.