It's that time of year. You've got a zillion things going on this weekend: chauffeuring the kids to sports and play dates, friends coming over for lunch, leaf raking, and all the usual errands to run. Who has time to cook? You do, with your slow cooker doing most of the work. Soups like this slow cooker cabbage soup with chicken apple sausage, from Simple Nourished Living, cook all day while you're busy with life. Why not make a double batch, in your largest cooker (a six-quart size, at least), and freeze the leftovers for quick and easy worknight dinners?
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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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