As much as I love the warmth that comes with the summer, I absolutely hate having to turn on the stove! It is a dilemma because I want to cook nutritious meals but I hate using elements or the oven because I feel like I’m defeating the purpose of trying to keep cool by doing so!
Luckily, Crock-Pot offers the best of both worlds! This summer I’ve been using the 5 Qt Round Smart Pot Slow Cooker. It is the perfect size because it is ideal for 4-5 people and its one touch control and 3 heat settings makes it incredibly easy to use! I can choose to either cook items on High for 4 or 6 hours, Low for 8 or 10 hours and I can keep my creations warm using the Warm setting.
I wanted to make something that was reflective of the amazing produce available in the summer and that would also keep my healthy lifestyle. I decided to check out the Slow Cooker Recipes on the crock-pot.ca‘s website and decided to try my hand at Summer Vegetable Ratatouille with Basil Olive Oil.
This recipe was super-easy to make and the result was flavourful and fulfilling. There was enough to serve everyone and the response from everyone was really positive, so I know I’ll make it again!
When I was done using the 5 Qt Round Smart Pot Slow Cooker, it was really easy to cleanup at well! Because of its removable stoneware, I was able to pull it out, wash it in the sink and return its place in under 5 minutes!
Since trying the Summer Vegetable Ratatouille with Basil Olive Oil, I can’t wait to use my Crock-Pot to make some more easy recipes! I really like the sound and look of the Sausage Casserole and I think the girls would really enjoy the Moist, Crunchy Chocolate Cake!