Olivia Andrews’ Whole Food Slow Cooked

Olivia Andrews’ Whole Food Slow Cooked is full of slow cooker recipes that anyone can make at home. Her recipes can be made in the slow cooker or on the oven or hob, so you don’t need a slow cooker to enjoy these delicious meals.

The best thing about slow cookers is that they make cooking so simple – all you have to do is put in the ingredients and leave them to cook very slowly so all the flavours develop wonderfully, all using a similar amount of power as a light switch. It means you can get on with your day until it’s time for dinner.

Olivia Andrews’ slow cooker recipes really take using a slow cooker up a notch, with fantasticnew ideas for things you might not even you have realised you can make in a slow cooker, from sticky pork ribs to a dessert… These recipes are so good that no one will even realise they were made in a slow cooker.

1. Sweet and Sticky Pork Ribs

We bet you didn’t know you could make BBQ-style ribs in a slow cooker, right? These sweet and sticky pork ribs leaves the meat melting off the bone, and they are so low maintenance to make – just make sure you’ve got plenty of napkins to hand when you tuck in…

2. Duck Massaman Curry

This duck massaman curry is rich and so full of flavour. It’s a classic Thai recipe that won’t fail to impress at a dinner party or for a Friday night fakeaway.

3. Honey Rhubarb Nut Crumble

This dairy free and gluten free honey rhubarb nut crumble takes crumble to a new level, with a textured nut crunch on top. The rhubarb is absolutely delicious too!

Whole Food Slow Cooked by Olivia Andrews (Murdoch Books, £14.99). Photography by Steve Brown.