Synopses & Reviews
Slow-cooker meals have recently soared in popularity, and it's easy to see why. They are healthy, economical, and simple. However, many slow-cooker recipes rely on old methods that lead to "stewed" results. Nancy S. Hughes improves these recipes by adding fresh ingredients at precise moments to create flavors that pop. Hughes shows how to rejuvenate chili by adding raw onions, peppers, tomatoes, lime, and sour cream at the right point, resulting in flavor, crunch, color, and freshness! With small twists to beloved recipes, anyone can create hassle-free dishes that instantly become classics. And these recipes are not only fresh and fabulous, but healthy too. They meet the American Diabetes Association's nutrition guidelines, designed to help diabetics manage their blood glucose levels. Each recipe also has nutrition information and diabetic exchanges for easy meal planning. This gorgeous book filled with tips, tricks, and techniques is a go-to favorite for any cook with diabetes.
As lives get more hectic and schedules grow busier, people are looking for healthy, economical, easy, comfort on the go” recipes. It's easy to see why the popularity of slow-cookers has skyrocketed in the past few years. Slow-cooker recipes are the perfect way to prepare delicious, home-cooked meals with less hassle and less time in the kitchen.
Unfortunately, many of todays slow-cooker recipes are based on old methods that produce "stewed" results. Nancy Hughes improves this approach with the addition of fresh ingredients—introduced to the recipe at just the right time—to add pop. For example, a simple dish of chili can be dramatically improved by chopping up and setting aside some of the raw onions, peppers, and tomatoes that are already part of the dish. By sprinkling them on top with fresh lime and a dollop of sour cream at the right point in the process, it adds an unexpectedly delightful level of flavor, crunch, color, and freshness! Many of Nancy's more than 150 recipes in the book are built just like this to rejuvenate familiar dishes. By adding small twists to beloved classics, she has created recipes that will become instant favorites at the dining table.
Not only are these new recipes fresh and fabulous, but they're also incredibly healthy and guaranteed to meet the American Diabetes Association's nutritional guidelines. These guidelines ensure that the recipes will fit into anyone's diabetes meal plan and help them better manage their blood glucose levels. Each recipe features complete nutrition information and diabetic exchanges.
The book features 16 pages of color photography, showing how even a simple slow-cooker recipe can provide a beautiful meal for the dining table. The interior design is in an attractive two-color format.
The introductory section contains useful information on how to make a slow cooker work for you and for a healthy lifestyle. There are tips and tricks for getting the most out of your slow cooker and how to improve flavor in simple, economical ways.
Here are just a few of the delightful recipes in this book: Creamy Artichoke Parmesan Dip, Hoppin' Jalapeno Stuffers, Chipotle Raspberry Pulled Chicken, Lima Bean Hummus Pile-Ups, Herbed-Parmesan Chicken Soup, Beer Bottle Chili, Smokey Bacon Beef Goulash, Southern Shrimp Creole, Pubhouse Dark Roasted Chuck Roast, Pico de Gallo Cod with Avocado, Pecan-Topped Quinoa Stack Up, Lemon-Parsley Bright Rice, Cornbread Loaf, Chunky Pear-Apricot Fruit Spread, Rustic Peach Rice Pudding, and Strawberry-Kiwi Cake in a Pot.
About the Author
Nancy S. Hughes
is the author of more than 12 cookbooks and has contributed to more than 40 others. She has developed recipes and worked as a food consultant for a variety of corporations, organizations, and national magazines, including American Heart Association, Cooking Light
, Nestle USA, CanolaInfo, Better Homes and Gardens
, Betty Crocker, McCormick, ConAgra Foods, USA Rice Foundation, Diabetic Cooking
, and Easy Home Cooking
. She and her husband, Greg, live in Daphne, AL.
Table of Contents
1. Planning Meals with a Slow Cooker
5. Sandwiches (made into wraps, whole-grain buns, and subs)
6. One-dish casseroles
7. Ragouts (to serve over quick cooking brown rice, potatoes, or whole grain pastas)
9. Side dishes