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A Sunshiny Antidote to the Winter Blahs
Moroccan stews (aka tagines) are traditionally cooked in cone-shape tagine pots, but you can easily recreate the steamy environment in a slow cooker. The region's rich and colorful spirit comes across in this sweet veggie stew, which incorporates butternut squash, rutabaga, carrot and apricot. It looks fantastic on the plate, and makes for an unexpectedly robust meal served with couscous.

Get the recipe: Golden Vegetable Tagine