Health and Wellness

Menu for Great Health

Chef Tom Castrigno

Menu for Great Health – The Crockpot Rises Again!

Many of us remember crockpot meals as heavy concoctions of canned vegetables. Runny food that all tastes the same. Well not any more! Dust off your crockpot and get ready to explore today’s style of using fresh whole foods to create fantastic dishes from soups to desserts.

Wouldn’t it be great to come home to healthy, delicious meal that’s been cooking all day and patiently waiting for you? Dishes such as Chicken Dijon or Roasted Broccoli can all be made easily and inexpensively in a slow cooker. In the mood for Thai Curry or Lamb Korma? Learn about a wide range of healthy, inexpensive recipes everyone at the table will love.

This week we talk with Stephanie O’Dea, author of “Make it Fast, Cook it Slow”. Stephanie made a New Year’s Resolution to use her slow cooker every single day in 2008 and write about it online. This simple idea resulted in a highly-trafficked website and four books, one of which spent six weeks on the New York Times best sellers list.

Tune in to hear about delicious foods you can prepapre using a slow cooker. As always, you’ll hear specific food choices and recipes for cooking easy, healthy dishes. For more healthy eating ideas visit Chef Tom’s blog, The Confidence Diet.