Chipotle Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

Chipotle Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

This little concoction might not win any beauty contests, but it’s my favorite addition to a burger and it makes me jump out of bed in the morning to eat it with fried eggs. It’s spicy and mushroom-y, and our family absolutely adores it. Prep time 15 minutesMakes...

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Simple Shrimp Fajitas

Simple Shrimp Fajitas

Here’s a fun, colorful, and incredibly easy recipe to make if you’ve got company. I love making a Mexican-inspired meal for guests, but I find it tedious to prepare all of the necessary components. Tossing the peppers, onions, and shrimp in the slow cooker allows you...

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Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Zoodles

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Zoodles

Here’s another seafood plus zoodle recipe. This one comes together quickly and would be a great lunch or light dinner option if you’ve got company. Prep time 15 minutesServes 6 2 pounds (905 g) summer squash (zucchini, yellow squash), spiralized (See Squash Noodles)5...

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Thai Green Curry with Lobster

Thai Green Curry with Lobster

Thai curry paste is a great shortcut! Depending on where you live, it might be hard to find Thai ingredients like lemongrass, kefir leaves, and galangal. The store-bought paste has all of those. Just check the ingredient labels for undesirable ingredients! Prep time...

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Spicy Garlic Lime Salmon and Zoodles

Spicy Garlic Lime Salmon and Zoodles

This is a great summertime recipe for when it’s too hot to grill or turn your oven on and you’ve got squash exploding out of your garden. Salmon also happens to be in season during the summer, when it’s easier to find fresh wild-caught fillets. The spicy-citrusy fish...

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Creamy Sole and Asparagus Packets

Creamy Sole and Asparagus Packets

Asparagus cooks quickly and is the perfect vegetable to pair with fish and a creamy garlic-dill sauce. You can also prepare these several hours ahead of time and keep in them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to put them in the slow cooker. Prep time 15...

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Tuna “Noodle” Casserole

Tuna “Noodle” Casserole

Out of all of the recipes in this book, I think this one surprised me the most. I had a crazy idea, threw it in a pot one day, and ate nearly half of it myself because I liked it so much! Parsnip noodles go really well with the tuna, and the creamy sauce ties...

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Jambalaya with Roasted Cauliflower Rice

Jambalaya with Roasted Cauliflower Rice

You’ll love this version of jambalaya made with cauliflower rice. There’s a bit of chopping, but you can prepare everything ahead of time and then put it all into the slow cooker when you’re ready. Prep time 20 minutesServes 8 1 medium onion, diced (about 11/2 cups,...

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Salt-Baked Whole Fish

Salt-Baked Whole Fish

I love salt-baking things. You take an obscene amount of salt and pour it over meat or hearty root vegetables, then bake. After salt-“roasting” beets, I’ve moved on to fish and chicken. I was happy when I discovered that this method works just as well in the slow...

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Whole Fish with Grapefruit and Dill

Whole Fish with Grapefruit and Dill

I never thought in a million years that I would put a whole fish in a slow cooker. It works surprisingly well and leaves the fish so tender it’s difficult to remove it from the slow cooker in one piece. Line the cooker with parchment if getting it out in one piece is...

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