Fabulous Fall Fare – Slow Cooker Style

Fabulous Fall Fare - Slow Cooker Style 34

So many fruits and vegetables are in season in the fall:

Apples, Artichokes, Avocado, Beets, Bok choy, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Chard, Chestnut, Cranberries, Daikon, Fennel, Guava, Kiwi, Kumquat, Lemons, Oranges, Pears, Persimmons, Pomegranate, Potato, Quince, Rutabaga, Sunchoke, Turnips, Winter Squash, Yams.

It would almost be a crime to not take full advantage of their bounty. Slow cookers are the perfect device to take that bounty and create tender flavourful dishes.

With slow cookers, you can take cheap cuts of meat and hard fruits and vegetables to make wonderful creations for any meal. Slow cookers are so easy to use. In most cases, you just need a quick prep then assemble the ingredients, start the cooker, and then leave them to cook.

Try these ideas for a few fun fall flavors.

Cinnamon Apples Garlic Lemon Butter Artichokes Avocado-Lime White Chili
Enjoy this healthy take on classic fall flavors. Tart and delicious, enjoy these apples with ice cream, oatmeal, sprinkled with granola, or even baked in a pastry. Try this easy appetizer for your next get-together. It looks lovely, is full of antioxidants, fiber and has lots of other health benefits. When stuff tastes good, don’t tell them it is good for them too! This wonderful combination of flavors melds together to create this chili.  This healthy dish has no cholesterol and is very high in vitamins C and B6 as well as fiber and potassium.
Beetroot Relish Asian Chicken and
Bok Choy Soup
Broccoli Corn Bread
Enjoy this as a side dish or a condiment. Some may say because it is easy to make, it reduces your stress so is good for your blood pressure. Others will tell you of the health benefits of beets. Either way, you can’t go wrong. Fall is the perfect time of year for a nice warming soup. With the fusion of so many yummy flavours, it is sure to hit the spot. Yes, you really can make cornbread in a slow cooker. Try this and serve spoon bread style or remove from the pot and cut into wedges.
Brussel Sprouts with
Bacon and Chicken
Cabbage Roll Casserole Carrots with Herbed
Honey Butter Sauce
Perfect for a side dish or main, the bacon, apple cider, and maple syrup makes it an ideal fall meal. Why spend time rolling when you can enjoy the same flavors in a lovely casserole. The perfect hearty dish for dinner after a cold fall day. Sweet and savory flavors infuse these orange, purple, and white carrots when they are slow cooked. Even picky eaters will like these veggies.
Celery Soup with Bacon Salmon with Turnips
and Swiss Chard
Beef Stew with Chestnuts
Perfect any time of year, this gluten-free soup is full of vegetables with a hint of bacon yumminess. Salmon has so much going for it. Tons of vitamins, protein and omega-3s and taste too. This slow cooker method will leave the salmon with a nice velvety texture and so tasty. A hearty savory beef stew made with a little red wine and some crunchy chestnuts.
Cranberry Appetizer Meatballs Chinese Daikon, Carrot and
Tomato Beef Stew Recipe
Shoulder of Lamb with
Fennel and Marsala
Meatballs make a great nibble if you are having a get-together. With the cranberry sauce, it makes a great choice for holiday parties too. Enjoy a little Asian flavor with this hearty stew. It is freezer-friendly too so you can make extra for those nights when you just don’t have time to cook. For that special dinner, this lamb with fennel and marsala will be a nice change from the same old roasts.
Guava Glazed Meatballs Pavlova Kumquat Applesauce
Makes an awesome, easy party appetizer. A tasty, sweet and savory option to tantalize the taste buds of your guests. Kiwis are so bright and beautiful they make a gorgeous garnish. Their tangy sweetness is a terrific topping to this easy to make pavlova. These two fruits combine to make a wonderful snack, dessert or sauce for your pork dishes.
Lemon Dessert Cake Fall Cinnamon Orange Potpourri Bacon & Pear Stuffing
This lovely tangy cake is easy to make and will give your taste buds the tart and sweet taste you want with a few raspberries and whipped cream on top!  Your slow cooker isn’t just for food, you can use it to make so much more. Make potpourri to make your house smell awesome over the holidays or to give as a special gift.  Add some seasonal interest to your turkey this year with a different stuffing. Or just make it as a side dish, who needs the roast when you have tasty stuffing?
Persimmon Butter Duck With Pomegranate
And Walnuts
Loaded Potatoes
For those not familiar with the persimmon, it is very versatile. This butter can be used as a topping for ice cream, on toast or even with sweet potatoes. If you want to make a meal they think belongs in a restaurant, this easy breezy dish is for you. Pomegranates and Walnuts add the perfect offset to the sweet and sour of the molasses. There are so many ways to make potatoes in a slow cooker. Try these tasty loaded beauties for a side dish that will disappear like magic.
Pot Roast Stew Root Vegetable and
Tempeh Vegan Chili
Chickpeas With Sunchokes
and Chorizo
So you want a nice savory stew but you are tired of the same old veggies. Then this recipe is for you. Quince and Squash make a delicious combination for a wonderful meal. Not all chilis need meat. Slow cookers make beans so much more flavorful. This savory alternative is Vegan but would definitely be a hit all around. This versatile little dish can be used as a side, main dish, or served over pasta. Make it without the Chorizo to make it Vegan.

Braised Brisket of Beef

Moroccan Vegetable
Chicken Tagine

Candied Yams

Yes, you can make a brisket in the slow cooker. And with root vegetables like turnips and a nice red wine sauce you can’t go wrong. Looking for a bit of exotic flavor for your next dinner party? Try this North African stew with lovely Winter Squash. Sure you can make Candied Yams in your slow cooker. If you want some southern comfort this is the side dish you want.
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