slow cooker tagine

Photo: Alan Richardson

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The Colorful Antidote to the Winter Blahs
In Moroccan cuisine, a tagine is a slow-cooked stew braised at a low temperature, traditionally in a cone-shaped tagine pot. No need to buy another kitchen item, though, since you can re-create this steamy environment in a Crock-Pot. This recipe includes carrot, rutabaga, butternut squash and apricot; looks beautiful on the plate; and, could be the sweetest way to eat your vegetables. Regular or Israeli couscous (both come in whole wheat varieties) make the perfect accompaniment.

Get the recipe: Golden Vegetable Tagine