Warming recipes to get you through winter

The frosty mornings and chilly days have most of us shivering and struggling to beat the cold, but with these easy-to-make recipes, you can warm up in minutes thanks to their delicious aromas and winter-fighting flavours. A hearty, home cooked meal could be the perfect thing to warm you up, so why not try these simple and tasty recipes. They are all made in a slow cooker, allowing the ingredients to infuse together over a longer period of time to create a taste sensation that all of the family will love.

Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

A must for any winter warming recipe list, a beef stew is a great way to pack in nutritional vegetables, protein, and carbohydrates into one delicious meal. The slow cooker creates a tender texture to the beef and vegetables, making them literally melt in your mouth as you eat. You can either cook this dish on the low heat setting for 8 hours or the high setting for 4, allowing you to continue with your day as it simmers to perfection.

For the full slow cooker recipe, follow here – https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/slow-cooker-beef-stew

Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry

For those that are adventurous with flavours, this vegetable curry dish will have your mouth watering. This recipe can also be altered and tailored to your own personal tastes by using the curry seasoning of your choice. If you love a bit of spice, you could choose to add a vindaloo paste to the vegetable curry to give it an extra kick. Anyone who prefers a fragrant taste without the extra spice would love the addition of a mild tikka curry paste, bringing a complimentary combination of spices to the vegetables of your choice.

For the full slow cooker recipe, follow here – https://www.hungryhealthyhappy.com/slow-cooker-vegetable-curry/

Vegetable Curry

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Soup

Whether you’re feeling under the weather or just want a lighter meal that will warm you up, this chicken soup is sure to be a winner. All you will need for this is your slow cooker as it is a one-pot meal, thereby minimising the washing up afterwards (which is always a bonus). We would recommend accompanying this slow cooker soup with some crusty tiger bread; it’s a combination made in heaven.

For the full slow cooker recipe, follow here – https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/mums-slow-cooker-creamy-chicken-soup/owtqa789

Creamy Chicken Soup

Cleaning Your Slow Cooker

Using a slow cooker is easy, but cleaning one is even easier. As the food will be contained in the inner ceramic pot, you only need to take this out and hand wash with a soft cloth and soapy water; the lid will also need to be hand washed. If there are any spills on the outer pot then these can be wiped off using a soft cloth.

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