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Do you have a slow cooker hidden somewhere in your kitchen? Here at The Source Bulk Foods, we couldn’t live without ours! As the cooler months roll in, it’s time to dust off your slow cooker and get cooking... slowly.  
  • Why use a slow cooker?

     

    Slow cookers offer a healthy method of cooking and require only a small amount of effort. They are economical; they’re cheap to buy, and you can make the most of low-cost, pantry staples like spices, herbs, grains and legumes as well as inexpensive cuts of quality meat.

    Not only does slow cooking help tenderise the meat to perfection and bring out the delicious flavours of food, but it also helps break down the collagen found in bones to gelatin. Studies show that regular natural gelatin intake can reduce stiffness, alleviate joint pain, improve skin health and help to heal the gut lining.

    Slow cooking is a fuss-free and versatile way to cook. You can throw any kind of seasonal vegetables, herbs, spices, broths or water together then add some organic free-range animal protein or legumes.

    An added bonus of slow-cooking meat is the nourishing bone broth it provides. We also stock our very own nourishing Bone Broth Powder, you can find them at your nearest store. Bone broth can provide your body with minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium and other trace elements in a highly absorbable form. Bone broth is known to be healing for the gut and can help to boost immunity. For a vegetarian/vegan alternative try our Vegetable Broth Powder.

    Here, we share our four favourite slow cooker recipes that will keep you and your loved ones nourished, warm and healthy.

  • Try these slow cooker recipes that are quick to prepare and offer a guaranteed satisfying feeling once you open the lid to reveal your hearty meal ready to serve.

     

    1. Fish, Leek and Fennel Broth 

     

    Feeling that winter chill? Add this delicious Fish, Leek and Fennel Broth to your next meal! Rich with minerals like calcium and magnesium, this broth is tasty on its own or add extras to create heartier soups, stews and casseroles. Check with your seafood co-op about options for purchasing without packaging.

    Click here for the full recipe.

  • 2. Slow cooked Chickpea, Pumpkin and Tomato Casserole 

     

    Coming home to a warming, aromatic and healthy casserole after a busy day is one of our favourite things! This rich in fibre and minerals Pumpkin, Tomato and Chickpea Casserole dish will surely become a weekly favourite. 

    Click here for the full recipe.

  • 3. Slow cooked Lamb with Pumpkin and Paprika 

     

    If possible, buy organically raised, 100 per cent grass-fed lamb for this delicious Slow Cooked Lamb with Pumpkin and Paprika dish. Speak to your local butcher about options for purchasing without packaging. Pasture-raised lamb contains valuable amounts of conjugated linoleic acid, a health-supportive fatty acid that has been shown to build muscle and reduce inflammation in the body.  

    Click here for the full recipe.

  • 4. Slow Cooker Chicken with Lemon

     

    One of our favourite ways to cook chicken is in a slow cooker because the meat falls off the bone and the flavour intensifies deliciously! Be sure to keep the chicken bone so you can make some healing chicken broth with them.

    Click here for the full recipe.

Need more inspiration or want to find the ingredients? Then visit your local store to browse the aisles abundant of over 400 quality products. Our friendly and knowledgable team are on hand to provide you with all the recommendations and assistance you may need.

 

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