Slow Cooking on a budget

Families in Cornwall can take action to save energy and money by using slow cookers. Slow cookers are incredibly energy efficient, using only a fraction of the energy of a hob or oven to cook a family meal. Using a slow cooker at least once a week to prepare family meals can help parents to enjoy less time in the kitchen and more time with their children after school.

We have previously held slow cooking workshops to encourage people to learn about ways to save energy throughout the home and highlight how lots of small changes can add up to big savings on energy bills.

Dr Tim Jones, Chief Executive of Community Energy Plus, explained the significance of the workshops: “As energy bills are one of a household’s major expenses, equipping parents with the skills to reduce their energy costs and cook healthy meals for their family on a budget is resulting in some profound and long lasting impacts on family life.”

Workshop participant, Teresa from Bodmin, said: “I’m really glad that I found out about the project and took part. It’s really helped my family and this type of thing should be available more widely as it’s a great way to encourage families to eat better and save energy as well as money.”

We’ll be updating this page with recipes and slow cooking tips, so watch this space!