Friday, June 26, 2009

Cleaning out the fridge: Slow Cooker Slop!

There will be no pictures, the creation was in no way photogenic. But trust me when I say it is delicious. And if you are like me and have produce left at the end of the week, you should try this out.

I love fresh produce. I love it so much that in addition to my CSA, I get additional produce during the week.

I also sometimes veer off course of my planned menu. Which means I sometimes have produce that would go to waste if I didn't create something else.

My favorite use for produce near the end of it's life is to toss it all in the slow cooker (aka crock pot) with some broth and seasonings, and let it simmer on low all day.

You can blend up the resulting soup to get a creamier soup, or just enjoy it chunky.

It's easy to make and filling to eat!

My latest Slow Cooker Slop included onions, carrots, broccoli, garlic, and cauliflower. I used low sodium organic chicken broth and Mrs. Dash garlic and herb seasoning. For those of you counting points, a cup of this would be zero. A giant bowl might be one.

6 comments:

burpandslurp said...

ooh~ This is such a great idea to use up an overabundance of fresh produce (if there is such a thing, tee hee)!!

Chow and Chatter said...

great idea I think I need a CSA!

Anne said...

This is a great idea! I might have to pull out my slow cooker soon :)

SHAYAN ARSHAD said...

nice work and great blog

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5 Star Foodie said...

Great use of leftover produce!

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