Slow-cooker and crock pot recipes in the winter months are incredible. I’m always craving a one-pot warming soup on snowy days, and the slow-cooker option on my InstaPot lets me dump a hodgepodge of ingredients in there in the morning, smell it cooking all day long, and leaves me with several servings of delicious, nourishing stew for the week (or a few extra servings in my freezer). This recipe for everything creamy chicken & wild rice soup is slow-cooker friendly, and amenable to any veggies you have at the end of the week.
Veggie options: Onions, squash, carrots, celery, potatoes, turnips, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, lentils, parsnips. You can also add chopped greens during the last 30 minutes such as kale, collard greens, chard or spinach.
Spice options: sea salt, black pepper, garlic granules, turmeric, ginger, fennel, basil, oregano.
Top with: Shredded parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, hemp seeds, nutritional yeast, extra fennel seeds.
All of the goods go into the pot first thing (except the cream of mushroom condensed soup, which is optional but highly recommended) and left to cook for several hours. The cream of mushroom condensed soup gives it the last minute creaminess and an extra rich, nourishing flavor. Enjoy the intoxicating smell on a lovely snow day while you sip some of your favorite herbal tea and curl up with a good Sunday book.