Healthy Slow Cooker 2nd Edition Review & Giveaway and New Age Succotash Recipe

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New Age Succotash Recipe & Cookbook Review
Courtesy of The Healthy Slow Cooker, Second Edition by Judith Finlayson © 2014 Reprinted with publisher permission.

Healthy Slow Cooker 2nd Edition by Judith Finlayson Review & Giveaway

New Age Succotash Recipe

Summer is almost here and that means I’ll be breaking out the slow cooker so I’m not slaving over a hot stove making dinner!  I LOVE cooking with the slow cooker because 1. most meals take minimal effort, 2. dinner can cook while I go have fun with Little Man, 3. the house stays cooler because I’m not using the oven and stove, and 4. the food is so tender and juicy!

The Healthy Slow Cooker 2nd Edition Cookbook is packed full of delicious and healthy recipes….perfect for this summer….I mean they’re great in the winter too but I just love love love using the slow cooker in the summer!  It frees me up to do more fun stuff!  Anyway, The Healthy Slow Cooker cookbook has over 135 Gluten-Free Recipes included– we’re giving Gluten-Free cooking a try since Hubs and I have so many food sensitivities.

I really liked this cookbook because it doesn’t just have recipes for dinner– there’s recipes for breakfast, snacks, desserts, etc.  The pictures are big, bright, and delectable looking!  Another thing that I really like about this cookbook is the Introduction– before you get to all the yummy recipes the beginning of the cookbook shares information about cooking with a slow cooker and food safety information.  Now, I’m not a newbie to using a slow cooker but I definitely learned some great information….like, did you know that every time you lift the lid to check on the contents it takes 20 minutes for the slow cooker to get back up to it’s original temperature?!  I had no idea….and I lift the lid a LOT….not anymore!

Another neat feature about this cookbook is the information found throughout the cookbook with the recipes…. Mindful Morsels and Natural Wonders excerpts give you fun and nutritious little tidbits about the food you are preparing!

I would highly recommend this cookbook to anyone who loves using their slow cooker as much as I do!  You can easily purchase The Healthy Slow Cooker Second Edition on Amazon….but also Enter to Win your own copy below!

Still not sure about this cookbook?  Check out this New Age Succotash Recipe found in The Healthy Slow Cooker and you’ll be sold!

New Age Succotash in Slow Cooker Recipe
Courtesy of The Healthy Slow Cooker, Second Edition by Judith Finlayson © 2014 Reprinted with publisher permission.


1 TBS Olive Oil

2 Onions, finely chopped

4 stalks celery, diced

2 Carrots, peeled and diced

4 cloves Garlic, minced

1 Spring fresh rosemary, or 2 tsp dried rosemary

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 can (28oz) no-salt-added chopped tomatoes

1 1/2 cups vegetable stock

4 cups frozen shelled edemame

2 tsp Paprika

4 cups corn kernels

2 roasted red bell peppers, diced

1/2 cup finely chopped parsley leaves


Heat oil in skillet.

Sautee onions, carrots, and celery…until soft, about 7 minutes.

Add garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper…continue cooking 1 minute.

Add in tomatoes with juice and vegetable stock….bring to boil.

Transfer to slow cooker.

Add edamame and cook on low for 8 hours (or high for 4 hours).

Add paprika, corn, roasted red peppers, and parsley.

Cook on high for 15 minutes.


Recipe courtesy of The Healthy Slow Cooker, Second Edition by Judith Finlayson © 2014 Reprinted  with publisher permission.

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8 thoughts on “Healthy Slow Cooker 2nd Edition Review & Giveaway and New Age Succotash Recipe

  1. I’ve been starting to use my slow cooker more and I love it!
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  2. I have been trying to eat healthier and I was just thinking the other day with summer coming I want to use my slow cooker more. That way we can enjoy a nice meal without me heating up the kitchen.
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  3. Deb Jackson

    I would love to have some ideas for my family.

  4. My niece and nephew both have celiacs disease and this would be so good for cooking for them.
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  5. I really need some good slow cooker ideas. Dinner around here lately has just been so lame!
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  6. I love my slow cooker and would love using it for healthier meals!
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  7. I like simply its healthy recipes!!

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