Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Time To Slow Down Time

With autumn in full bloom, per se, changes are in the air. Trees are slowing down and leaves are turning brilliant colors.  Cool mornings arrive with a moist feel. Evenings grow cooler as the sun sets. Busy, too, with our lives now that a school year has started, a harvest time in full swing. This is the perfect time to stop and smell the roses; slow time down.

And, when it comes to preparing whole foods for our families, there is a way to slow things down and be efficient at the same time. It is called a slow cooker! Here is how simple and delicious it can be:

Curried Chicken and Veggies
serves 4

4 pieces of chicken on bone (legs and thighs)
2 sweet potatoes, diced
3/4 cup of lentils
1 cup baby carrots
1 small onion, chopped
1 bunch of kale, chopped
2 large cloves of garlic, pressed
2 T olive oil
1 T curry
2 t cumin
1/2 t turmeric
1/4 t ginger
2 t vegetable bouillon
3 c water

Add everything to slow cooker. Mix so that everything is coated. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve over brown rice or serve with crusty bread.

A simple, nutritious, and delicious whole food meal.