Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala

Cold weather is here, and a lot of the time that means that you just want hearty comfort food with as little work as possible — enter the slow cooker! Chicken Marsala is one of my boyfriend’s favorite dishes to cook, so I decided that this time I’d make it for him — I’d just tweak the recipe a bit so that I don’t have to work as hard, but it would taste just as fresh and good.

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas with Pepper and Lime Sauce

When I was traveling in Central America, a Mayan women taught me to marinate meat for days in a basic pepper and lime sauce. The spicy marinade gives the pork a nice peppery flavor.  Slow cooking the pork in another pepper sauce gives it the perfect shreddable juicy texture.  Just add a slice of radish and a few cilantro sprigs and you have yourself the perfect taco.

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Spicy Paleo Slow Cooker Chili (Chili Powder Free Option)

Chili is perfect for a lazy, chilly, rainy day, especially if you can make it in the slow cooker.  It was exactly chili weather the other day so I was definitely craving it… the only issue was I didn’t have any chili powder laying around!  Doesn’t matter to me, because I can make paleo slow cooker chili without any chili powder!  Be warned though, this crock pot recipe’s very spicy if you add the cayenne pepper and jalapeno! So, skip those if you don’t want it like that.

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