Slow cooker

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

‘Tis the season for leftovers…particularly of the ham and turkey variety. The easiest and fastest way to use up leftover ham is in a hot bowl of split pea soup. Take some veggies, onions and garlic, dried split peas, and any and all leftover ham, drop it in the crockpot with some liquid, and voila, […]

The Surprising Benefit of Crockpot Cooking

There’s a time in a man’s life when he just needs to come clean and admit when he’s having a love affair. My name is Tom Sroka and I am in love with my crockpot. There. I said it. And I feel better now. I hope you share my affinity for slow cooker cooking. If […]

Crockpot Cashew Chicken

I like beef. A lot. But, I also have a soft spot in my heart for chicken. While I believe strongly that beef is better for recovery, I don’t want beef at every single meal. Enter this simple slow cooker recipe. It takes about 10 minutes to cook up the chicken and mix the sauce, […]

Corned Beef & Cabbage

Today’s post is written by my wife, the cook in the family. As the cook in the family and Irish by heritage, there’s no one better than to explain how to cook corned beef and cabbage to you. Growing up on the Southside of Chicago, St. Patrick’s Day was a big deal. There were multiple […]

Why Every Athlete Should Own a Crockpot

Image source The slow cooker in our kitchen is one of the most valuable tools we have, in line with the blender and the grill pan. While the biggest, most obvious benefit of having a slow cooker is that it takes virtually no effort on your part to make dinner, there are tons of other reasons […]

Easy Turkey Breast in the Crockpot

With Thanksgiving coming up, the best of all holidays for weightlifters, I wanted to post a few recipes you can make to ensure a tasty holiday. Turkey Day is a feast…the bird, the stuffing, the potatoes, the pie…most celebrate with the exact same menu. My wife and I are hosting for the first time this […]

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker

I love pumpkin pie. And while the calories can sometimes be necessary to make mass gains, this is a lot healthier for you. I strongly believe that your pre-training breakfast should have a healthy amount of protein, so pair this with a side of bacon or sausage, or some eggs. The beauty of this oatmeal […]