INTRODUCTION; SOUPS; Including: Vegetable broth with mini bacon dumplings; Tomato, lentil & aubergine soup; Crab gumbo; Cheesy cauliflower soup; Thai broth with fish dumplings; LIGHT BITES; Including: Banana & cinnamon porridge; Easy sausage & beans; Mediterranean roasted vegetable terrine; Courgette & broad bean frittata; Turkey & cranberry meatloaf; EVERYDAY SUPPERS; Including: Gourmet Bolognese; Cheesy macaroni with smoked haddock; Beef & root vegetable hotpot; Chicken korma; Moussaka; SHORTCUT SUPPERS; Including: Barley risotto with blue cheese butter; Tomato-braised squid with chorizo; Haggis with bashed neeps & buttery carrots; Baked ham in Coca Cola; Pork & red pepper goulash; FORGOTTEN CUTS; Including: Pot roast beef with brown ale; Sherried sausage & kidney casserole; Oxtail bredie; Pressed tongue; Normandy rabbit; VEGETARIAN DISHES; Including: Pumpkin & parmesan gnocchi; Aromatic sweet potato & egg curry; Slow-cooked balsamic tomatoes with spaghetti; Aubergine timbale; Tarka dhal; FOOD FOR FRIENDS; Including: Salmon-wrapped cod with buttered leeks; Venison puff pie; Creamy tarragon chicken; Lamb shanks with juniper; PUDDINGS; Including: American strawberry cheesecake; Chocolate brownie pots; Peppermint & raspberry brulee; Iced Jamaican gingercake; Winter berry compote; DRINKS & PRESERVES; Including: Beetroot & plum chutney; Apple, thyme & rosemary jelly; Passionfruit & lime curd; Cider toddy; Hot buttered rum; WAYS TO CHEAT; Including: Mediterranean shepherd's pie; Chicken with thyme & mushroom sauce; Cauliflower & spinach balti; Chinese-spiced beef; Meatballs with tagliatelle; INDEX;
Slow cookers are hugely versatile, as well as being environmentally friendly. Perfect for those with hectic lifestyles - providing a nutritious meal within minutes of arriving home after a busy day. A great money-saving tool - delicious dishes can be created from cheaper cuts of meat and seasonal vegetable. Contains a short-cut chapter with speedy meals that don't require you to brown the meat beforehand and a secret 'cheat' chapter with recipes using ready-made jars, cans and chilled extras.
Sara Lewis is an experienced home economist and food writer. She was the cookery editor of 'Practical Parenting' magazine for over 12 years and is the author of many cookery books including 'Kids in the Kitchen', 'Ultimate Slow Cooker' and 'Hamlyn All Colour: Cakes & Bakes', all published by Hamlyn.