Chef Craig Wilson from Eat on the green has some tasty advice for autumn…
When the dark nights draw in, it’s tempting to grab a takeaway or slam a ready meal in the oven. A little planning ahead and a slow cooker will result in healthier and tastier meals without any fuss.
Soups, stews and casseroles are obvious choices. Using a slow cooker means you can experiment with cheaper cuts of meat, such as beef or pork cheeks, blade or shoulder. The lower temperature and slow cooking results in mouthwateringly tender meat and fills the house with a homely, nostalgic smell.
Try it with a sweet potato, garlic and chilli mash which will cheer up an autumnal night. Especially if you have a wee glass of red, which is good for the soul and, of course, your health.