Stephanie of A Year of Slow Cooking couldn't get her kids to eat this soup, but 2013 is my Year of Learning to Love Cauliflower, and the combination of flavors in this crockpot roasted cauliflower soup with curry and honey really appeal to me. Anything I can make more easily in the slow cooker appeals to me, too. I love the idea of passing the honey jar to let everyone add to their own taste. I'd probably add some lemon, either in the soup or on the side, to my own taste.
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If you're trying to lose a few pounds, soup can be your best friend. If you're trying to gain a few hours in your day, the slow cooker can be your best friend. Simple Nourished Living's slow cooker cabbage soup with chicken apple sausage (though any super-lean, rich-in-flavor sausage will be great), makes it easy to stick to your diet by freeing up your time, so you can take a walk while the soup is cooking. Cabbage went on sale at my market this week, just in time for St. Patrick's Day, so I bought an extra head, and I'm going to try this soup.
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Even after two years, I'm new enough to slow cooker cooking that I haven't quite mastered pasta. When to add it, whether to add it cooked or uncooked, I'm never quite sure. So I love recipes like this slow cooker sausage, tortellini and mushroom soup from 365 Days of Slow Cooking, that help to demystify pasta for me. Good quality (all natural) tortellini is one of those convenience foods I always have in the freezer, for quick weeknight dinners, pasta salads, or a hearty addition to soups. Use regular or spinach tortellini in this recipe, and your favorite sausage.
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