No. 1 : Quick Recipe

Slow Cooker or InstaPot Spiced Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes

  • 1 TB Cumin Seeds
  • ½ Cup Chopped Red Onion
  • 1 Large Red Jalapeno, chopped
  • 2 TB Olive Oil
  • 3 Cloves Grated Garlic
  • 1 TB Grated Ginger
  • 1 Head Cauliflower (2 Bags Florets)
  • 2 Cups Chopped Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 TB Ancho or Chipotle Chile Powder
  • 1 TB Garam Masala
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Sea Salt
  • ½ Tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ Cup Chopped Cilantro, for Garnish
  • Brown Basmati Rice or Quinoa or other ancient grain for serving 

Step One

In a large dry skillet, toast the cumin seeds until fragrant. Remove and place in the crockpot. Sauté the onion and jalapeno together in the pan with the olive oil, until just golden. Add in the ginger and garlic and cook and stir about 1 minute or until fragrant.

Step Two

Add the cooked ingredients and the remainder of the ingredients except the garnish, to the slow cooker. Stir well. Cook on low for 6 – 7 hours or on high for 3 – 4 hours, When finished garnish with cilantro and serve over brown basmati rice or quinoa if desired.

No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop

Browning Adds Flavor! If you have time, browning ingredients adds flavor to your finished slow cooker dish. Simply sauté meat or vegetables in your InstaPot or slow cooker with a little olive oil until the pieces are lightly browned on all sides. This can also be done ahead of time—just refrigerate your ingredients until you’re ready to slow cook.

No. 3 : Clever Idea

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free and just plain delicious and good-for-you, this recipe is one you can return to again and again. Using quinoa or another ancient grain for serving can make it even better for you!

No. 4 : Cheers!

Albecht Gewurztraminer
Alsace France
About $20

Rich golden color, honey and apricots and a rich mouth feel make this a perfect pairing for spicy food. With this bottle, you’ll be drinking “Gewurtz”, (guh-vurt-struh-mee-nr), from its homeland of France. The area between France and Germany, Alsace, still grows the most of this spicy, aromatic grape. You can also find good examples from California, Oregon, the Finger Lakes of NY and Washington State.

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