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Slow Food in the Slow Cooker

I like the concept of thinking about SLOW FOOD as a better option to FAST FOODS. Slow foods do not raise your blood sugar as quickly as fast foods and sustain your energy longer. I use the SLOW COOKER and I love it.

Here is a great low glycemic slow cooker  recipe that my whole family loves and I have created a video of me making it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-XaoKYvlZk&feature=player_profilepage

In the morning, I put the ingredients  into the pot, plug it in, and go about my day. All day long the dish simmers on low heat and the whole house has the amazing aroma of a well cooked meal. My husband and I both work from home so we get to enjoy the aroma all day long

Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore (from www.cookinglight.com)

A slow-cooker version of the classic Italian chicken dish.

 Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 to 4 pounds bone-in chicken thighs
  • Two 6-ounce cans tomato paste
  • Two 4-ounce cans sliced mushrooms
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

Preparation

  • 1. Layer onion over bottom of a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add chicken pieces to cooker. Combine next 12 ingredients and red pepper, if using; pour over chicken in cooker. Cover and cook on Low 7 to 9 hours or on High 3 to 4 hours.

 

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