As a busy student, and soon to be young professional, I am trying to find a fool proof way to cook meals for myself that will not break the bank, but can also be done in minimal time. I have been looking into crock pots lately in order to do the job. With all of our discussions of high heat I have been wondering if crockpots would eliminate some of the nutrients in the food. Involving the amino acid lysine, research shows that 20% of it is cooked out of peanuts within a half hour and after 21/2 hours 40% is cooked out. Another thing I found was that although nutrients may be cooked out of the food, it remains in the surrounding liquid as the crock pot is a covered pot.
Discussion question: Have you ever used a crock pot before, and would you recommend?