Why Your Slow Cooker Just Might Be Your Best Friend

Why Your Slow Cooker Just Might Be Your Best Friend

I was sitting with a client recently who wants to reduce the amount of meals that she either eats out or relies on convenience items. Her barriers are that doesn't have kitchen skills, and is super busy. She doesn't want to waste her time, money, or food on a recipe that might not turn out well. She feels stuck. But then, a glimmer of hope: she just purchased a slow cooker. This, my friends, is the answer to her problems.

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Chicken and Orzo Skillet Dinner

Chicken and Orzo Skillet Dinner

Here is a quick and easy option for a weeknight dinner inspired by Cooking Light. Most of these ingredients can be found in your pantry, with just a couple fresh items needed. I used this recipe to teach my younger brother and his roommate a few kitchen basics. While this is made with orzo, feel free to use any pasta you enjoy. Along with the recipe, I share some basics about reading a recipe and grocery shopping.

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Cooking Basics: Following a Recipe

Cooking Basics: Following a Recipe

My brother and his roommate are both single, in their mid-20s, and have more disposable income than time/motivation/knowledge to cook a meal at home. These are guys who are interested in a healthy lifestyle, but don't have the tools to provide it for themselves. While I don't think everyone needs to be a master chef, I think that everyone should be comfortable in the kitchen. Gender aside, you should be able to provide a decent meal for yourself, and a nice meal to impress a date." But first, the basics - how to follow a recipe!

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