Hi! I’m Jennifer and I love creating recipes that challenge the notion that simple as easy to make can’t be delicious and beautiful!
For the last few years I’ve been busy developing recipes for my blog, Slow Cooker Gourmet. Like so many of you, I just wanted to create nice meals but was often frustrated with trying to find the time not just to cook but also to find good recipes, to plan, and to shop, often all of this happening after a long and busy day. During that time I came to love my slow cooker as a great way to get meals on the table at a decent time and without all the stress. Even though I loved to cook, I just didn’t have the time to create big meals from scratch in the evenings. The only issue was as much as I loved my slow cooker I found myself disappointed in the recipes I was trying. I knew there had to be a better way to use wholesome ingredients and create more gourmet style meals and still use the slow cooker. That’s how Slow Cooker Gourmet was born and to this day continues to grow as I create new and delicious recipes every week.
I’ve also learned something else important along the way. I learned that planning is key, and probably the most time-consuming, if not most difficult part of cooking meals. But, by having a plan and by having a well thought out shopping list, and also by having some of the work done ahead of time, we’ve been able to enjoy dinners as a family so much more. We eat at home more, we don’t grab greasy take-out nearly as often, and we have more time to sit and relax while we talk about our days.
I know more than anyone that none of this is easy, but it is important. That’s why I’ve spent the last few years coming up with a way to help others who want the same things. That’s why I’ve created Garnished Plate. A meal plan service that utilizes simple wholesome ingredients to create recipes for your slow cooker that taste delicious and nourish not only your body but also your soul. Want to know more? Check out our list of FAQ’s here or see our list of Features here.