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Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker: 200 Recipes for Healthy and Hearty One-Pot Meals That Are Ready When You Areby Robin Robertson
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If you're a vegetarian who thought slow cookers were just for meateaters, Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker will introduce you to the wonders of slow cooking. And if you're already a slow cooker enthusiast, here's a whole new array of healthy, delicious recipes for a favorite appliance. Slow cookers can be used for a lot more than just tough, inexpensive cuts of meat. They're perfect for vegetarian and healthy cooking because slow cooking is a foolproof way to make beans, grains, numerous vegetables, and much, much more.
"Branching out from the traditional casseroles and stews so popular in the early days of the slow cooker, [Robertson] tackles appetizers, soups and desserts as well, using the appliance with great effect." Publishers Weekly
For the millions of home cooks who swear by the ease and convenience of the slow cooker, this book provides a whole new array of healthy, delicious recipes—that dont rely on canned soup for flavor! And for the millions of vegetarians looking for simple, hearty fare, this book introduces them to the magic of slow cooking.
Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker proves that slow cookers can be used for much more than just tough, inexpensive cuts of meat. They are perfect for vegetarian and healthy cooking because slow cooking is a foolproof way to make beans, grains, and root vegetables, in preparations such as Spicy White Bean and Sweet Potato Stew with Collards, Balsamic-Glazed Carrots and Parsnips, and Boston Brown Bread. Stuffed vegetables, such as Bell Peppers Stuffed with Couscous and Lentils, are moist and tender, with none of the ovens dryness. Even desserts, such as Chocolate Fantasy Fondue and Brandy-Laced Pear Brown Betty, are sensational.
Chapters on appetizers, soups, stews, beans, vegetables, condiments, breakfasts, desserts, and beverages ensure that nothing is overlooked. A complete introduction provides information on all the latest advances in slow cooker models and accessories. By now the remarkable convenience of the slow cooker is no secret: its practically a miracle to come home after a long day out and have dinner ready and waiting. It can be left unattended; it keeps the kitchen cool on warm days; and its inexpensive and durable. At last, vegetarians and anyone looking for healthy meal alternatives can take full advantage of this amazing appliance.
PRAISE for FRESH FROM THE VEGETARIAN SLOW COOKER
“Until now most slow cooker cookbooks have been heavily meat-oriented, leaning mightly on processed, preservative-heavy ingredients. Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker changes that. What a good idea! Not just vegetarians, but anyone who needs cooking ease but doesnt want to sacrifice full flavor or health, will rejoice in this inviting book.” - Crescent Dragonwagon, James Beard Award-winning author of Passionate Vegetarian
“This is a carefully written book with many imaginative recipes. Robin Robertson provides an astonishing array of dishes, a wide variety of flavors, and excellent cooking techniques; you and your entire family will be healthier and happier for her efforts.” -Annemarie Colbin, author of Food and Our Bones and founder of the Natural Gourmet Cookery School, New York City
“Leave it to Robin Robertson to inspire us with such a great idea: Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker will make you want to go out and buy a slow cooker and start cooking these amazing recipes.” - Akasha Richmond, chef and columnist for Vegetarian Times
“Finding ways to prepare delicious and satisfying slow-cooked foods, especially vegetarian dishes, is a challenge for anyone who travels a busy path. I use a slow cooker a lot, and the recipes in Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker entice and inspire me.” - Jesse Cool, author of Your Organic Kitchen and Breakfast in Bed
About the Author
ROBIN ROBERTSON has published three previous collections and received many awards for his work, including the E. M. Forster Award and the Forward Prize in all three categories.
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