Meet Your New BFF

Meet your new best friend in the kitchen- the Crockpot aka slow cooker. It truly is meal prep's best friend, making cooking a breeze. You can even cook while you sleep!

We also discuss Emily's new cookbook, The Fresh Farmhouse Kitchen- Clean Eating Comfort Food, available now on her website

Be sure to check it out!

In this episode, Emily shares her top tips for Crockpot cooking, favorite go-to Crockpot meals and brings awareness to an important cause-- Pumpkin Awareness ;)

Mindy finds a new vegan creation from , a vegan hot dog, that's actually a carrot. Whole carrots marinated in vegetable stock, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, vinegar, liquid smoke and brown sugar. Would you eat it??

If you want to leave your Crockpot on during the day while you're away, check out Wimo, a device that connects to an app on your smartphone, so you can control the Crockpot away from home.

Technology....mind....blown. Click here to check out Wimo

Here are a few of the tips from the show!

-If you have a new Crockpot, test it out while at home to learn if it cooks foods faster or slower than expected.

-A good rule of thumb is to cook food on LOW for 7-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.

-If you are cooking something that won't naturally juice (like potatoes), add about 1 to 2 inches of water in the bottom so the skins don't burn. Plus the water will absorb to help retain moisture.

Check out our Recipes page for recipes mentioned on this show.