Synopses & Reviews
Robin Robertson has built a publishing record of successful books in the vegetarian/vegan category.and#160;Her earlier cookbook, Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow-Cooker, established her bona fides as an expert on the creative use of slow-cookers, and her entire body of work speaks to her ingenuity in the kitchen and the breadth of enticing ingredients and flavors with which she works. Fresh from the Vegan Slow-Cooker provides practical guidence on how to work with different models of slow-cookers, taking into account the sizes of various machines, the variety of settings they offer, and the quirks and personalities of each device. She addresses any lingering skepticism readers may have about whether slow-cookers can have delicious,and#160;meat-free applications, andand#160;she shows how to take into account the water content of vegetables and the absorptive qualities of grains whenand#160;vegan slow-cooking. and#160; Fresh from the Vegan Slow-Cookerand#160;and#160;includes eleven recipe chapters, four of whichand#160;focus on main courses. There are homey and comforting foods in the American and European style, such as a Rustic Pot Pie Topped with Chive Biscuits and a Ziti with Mushroom and Bell Pepper Ragu, and there are lots of East Asian, South and Southeast Asian, and Mexican/Latin dishes, too.and#160; Beans, which cook slowly under any circumstance, are fabulously well-suited to the slow cooker, and Robertson includes such appealing recipes as a Crockery Cassoulet and a Greek-Style Beans with Tomatoes and Spinach. Eighteen robust chilis and stewsand#8212;two more categories that do well in the slow-cookerand#8212;include a warming Chipotle Black Bean Chili with Winter Squash and a surprising but yummy Seitan Stroganoff.and#160; Beyond the mains, there are chapters devoted to snacks and appetizers, desserts, breads and breakfasts, and even one on drinks.and#160; The many soy-free and gluten-free recipes are clearly identified.and#160; Altogether, the collection offers readers loads of ways to expand their vegan repertoire and to get maximum value from their investment in a slow-cooker.
"The slow cooker is often regarded as a large pantry paperweight that is pulled out for the occasional potluck, but in Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking, Carla truly reinvents the slow cooker for a new generation. The variety of delicious and nutritious recipes is incredible and Carla provides allergen information to make sure everyone can enjoy dinner. In addition, there are recipes to help round out these tasty one-pot creations into a full dinnertime spread. Combined with the convenience factor, this book will make your slow cooker a permanent fixture in your kitchen."
--Kris Holechek, author of 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes, Have Your Cake and Vegan Too, and nomnomnomblog.com
"Quick slow cooking is not an oxymoron, thanks to Carla Kelly's wonderful new book, which proves that everyone has time to create healthful, compassionate meals every day!"
--Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, bestselling author and expert on compassionate living
"Who doesn't love a deliciously inspired meal after a long day of work? Carla Kelly will have you pulling your slow cooker out of retirement and whipping up her tantalizing recipes, from delectable soups, stews, curries, chilies, BBQs, casseroles and roasts to quiches, sauces, stews and sides. You'll have a hard time deciding what to make first!"
--Julie Hasson, author of Vegan Diner
"In Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking, Carla Kelly delivers an impressive collection of recipes from soups and stews, to curries and casseroles, that will keep your slow cooker humming and your tummy well satisfied."
--Robin Robertson, author of Quick-Fix Vegan, Vegan on the Cheap, and Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker
"Who doesn't love coming home to an incredible smelling home and the hot dinner that made it so? Thanks to the more than 150 recipes in Carla Kelly's book, Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking, now we all can. Carla draws on her family favorites, and also spans the planet with a wide range of culturally-inspired dishes. From curries to casseroles, and everywhere in between, Carla's recipes are sure to please your palate."
--TamasinNoyes, author of American Vegan Kitchen, Grills Gone Vegan!, and coauthor of Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day
"If your idea of luxury is having dinner simmering away for you after a long day, then this book is for you! Vegan slow cooking made easy and delicious."
--Isa Chandra Moskowitz, bestselling author of Veganomicon
"There's something for everyone in this collection . . . excellent."
Finally, a cookbook of hassle-free meals for vegans—with more than 150 delicious recipes that both experienced cooks and slow-cooker newcomers can create and enjoy!
For on-the-go vegans and others looking to eat healthy—Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking is the answer. Utilizing easy-to-find, economical ingredients, Carla Kelly crafts practical main meals that readers will make and eat daily. With Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking, vegans—and their friends and families—can now enjoy the convenience and ease of slow-cooker meals.
Carla Kelly, a down-to-earth, busy cook and mother, knows how to make vegan recipes tasty, simple, and quick—there are no tricky culinary skills or fancy ingredients here, just trouble-free recipes perfectly adjusted for discerning young vegans and cooks on a schedule. The nutritious, straightforward recipes cover everything from stews to pasta bakes. Hearty soups, casseroles, vegetable sides, chilies, and curries—and even slow cooker desserts—draw from an eclectic range of culinary influences to fill your every craving!
Who knew “slow” could be so fast? Well, it can be—whether youre an experienced cook or a slow-cooker newbie—with this cookbook of set-and-forget vegan meals!
Ever wished you could have a healthy, delicious, home-cooked dinner waiting for you when you get home? Well, stop dreaming and start cooking! In Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking, Carla Kelly brings you over 150 recipes for nourishing, whole foods-based meals, with easy-to-find, economical ingredients, simple cooking techniques, and minimal prep time. Whatever your skill level, Carlas got you covered for slow-cooked meals year round—from hearty, comforting winter fare to light summer dinners that wont heat up your kitchen.
If you spend a few minutes in the morning or the night before, you can come home to the aromas of these classic favorites and unique new flavors:
• Triple Tomato Soup
• Smoky Mushroom and Tofu Stroganoff
• Pumpkin and Tomato Dal
• Crème of Broccoli Soup
• Tempeh Tikka Masala
• Kidney Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
• Creamy Leek and Almond Pasta
• Classic Polenta, and much more!
Theres something here for everyone and every occasion: Kids will cheer for simple favorites like FranksnBeans and Chees-y Mac, and your friends will ooh and aah over sophisticated, holiday-ready dishes like Asparagus and Pine Nut Vodka Risotto. Youll find nourishing soups, stews, casseroles, chilies, curries, pasta bakes, and sides that draw from an eclectic, global range of culinary influences to fill your every craving—not your every moment.
With handy slow-cooking tips, lists of gluten- and soy-free recipes, and a collection of easy sides to accompany your slow-cooked main course, this book is an all-in-one guide for every vegan on the go. So pull out your slow cooker, roll up your sleeves, and get set to forget—until dinnertime, that is!
Over 200and#160;slow-cooker recipes for uses in a plant-based dietand#160;by best-selling vegan author, Robin Robertson.
About the Author
Robin Robertson is a veteran restaurant chef, cooking teacher, and an acclaimed writer. She pens a regular column for VegNews Magazine and has written for Vegetarian Times, Health Naturally, Restaurant Business, National Culinary Review, American Culinary Federation Magazine, and Better Nutrition. She has written numerous cookbooks including the best-selling titles Vegan Planet, Vegan on the Cheap, and Quick-Fix Vegan. Robertson currently writes, promotes her books, and teaches classes on her innovative vegan cuisine from her home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where she lives with her husband and two cats. Her website is www.globalvegankitchen.com
Table of Contents
Introduction Chapter 1: Slow Cooker Basics Chapter 2: Snacks and Appetizers Chapter 3: Soups that Satisfy Chapter 4: Chilis and Stews Chapter 5: Beans and Grains Chapter 6: Hearty Main Dishes Chapter 7: Simply Stuffed Chapter 8: Vegetable Love Chapter 9: Condiments from the Crock Chapter 10: Dont Forget Desserts Chapter 11: Bread and Breakfast Chapter 12: Hot Drinks