No doubt about it, we are all busy people. This doesn’t have to mean turning to fast food or packaged products to whip up a nourishing meal for you and your family.
A few years ago i invested in a slow cooker, and haven’t looked back. For dinner tonight, i woke up at 7, sliced up a couple of onions and garlic, threw them in the bottom of my slow cooker with half a cup of home-made chicken stock, then whipped up a spice rub (using a pestle and mortar) made of:
* fennel seeds
* cumin seeds
* cayenne pepper
* himalayan rock salt
* chilli flakes
I patted down with paper towel the pasture-raised, chemical-free farmed, organic, certified humane-choice free range feather and bone providore rolled pork that we got in our meat tray last weekend, then rolled the spice rub all over before plonking into the slow cooker.
Pop the lid on, turn the slow cooker to high, and set the timer (this one was around $10 from Bunnings) for 8 hours. Today i worked from home, so didn’t require the timer but it is such a handy device to own if you are thinking of venturing down the slow cooking path.
Next, take out the pork, shred using a fork, pop back into the liquid to juice-ify for around 20 minutes, then serve with some roasted pumpkin, steamed green beans, and raw rainbow salad (cabbage, beetroot, and carrot). I use leftovers for soft shell tacos (lettuce cups), salads for work, and toasties for the boyf who is NOT gluten and dairy free.
Let me know if you would like some more inspiration for using a slow cooker.