I love slow-cooker season – economical, nutrient-rich, tasty meals that warm you from the toes up. Just chuck your meat of choice, loads of veg and a woosh of wine, cider or ale and/or bone broth into a crockpot, cook on a low setting and get on with your day. 6 hours later you have a wholesome, melt in your mouth tender, tasty beyond, meal – all ready for you with none of the hassle. It’s just brilliant, and really, anything goes, especially as you can get away with the cheaper cuts of meat, making it kinder on the purse strings.
I got this particular recipe idea from Amelia Freer’s latest book – Cook, Nourish, Glow. I love her books, she’s a nutritional therapist too, who’s food philosophy is right on my wavelength.
And the good thing is, slow cookers don’t have to be expensive – mine is quite basic and cost around £30 – but you can get more flashy ones should you be that way inclined!