Synopses & Reviews
"Kathy’s stellar recipes and straightforward instructions will have you creating hot, fresh, gourmet meals in just minutes a day. No more slaving away in the kitchen. With The Vegan Slow Cooker
, you’ll be eating like a queen with just the flip of a switch!"—Rory Freedman, author of the #1 New York Times
bestseller Skinny Bitch
"This book might just revolutionize vegan cooking! Kathy Hester's recipes are ridiculously fast and easy, unbelievably delicious, and believe it or not—cheap. Bravo, Kathy!"—Kathy Freston, New York Times best-selling author of Veganist, Quantum Wellness, and The Quantum Wellness Cleanse
"The Vegan Slow Cooker is a fantastic collection of mouthwatering, fuss-free, easy-to-make vegan recipes. From curries, dals, and steamy stews to casseroles, breads, and decadent desserts, you'll be serving up delicious slow-cooked meals every day of the week."—Julie Hasson, author of Vegan Diner
"The health advantages of a plant-strong diet are compelling and well proven. But preparing yummy meals that are wholesome can be time consuming. That's where this book comes in. Slow cookers can be huge labor and time savers, if you know how to use them. This is the book that will show you how."—John Robbins, author of The Food Revolution, The New Good Life, and Diet for a New America If you want to prepare hot, nutritious, home-cooked meals for your family and friends, but feel like time is never on your side, think again! The Vegan Slow Cooker shows you how to create fresh, nourishing cuisine in just two simple steps, using all the healthiest produce, whole grains, and vegan-friendly ingredients found at your local market or farm stand (or home garden!).
Author and slow cooker expert Kathy Hester, founder of the blog Healthy Slow Cooking (www.healthyslowcooking.com), will show you how simple it is to 1.) Prep your ingredients the night before, in just a few minutes' time, and 2.) Assemble everything in the slow cooker in the morning, right before you head to work.
The results vary from one-dish meals that are hot and ready as soon as you walk in the door to dishes that are ready in less than 3 hours. There are even recipes for staples like bouillon, apple sage sausage and seitans that you can make once and store in the freezer to use all month long.
From your favorite comforting casseroles to fresh and exciting new stews, and even desserts and quick breads—all veganized!—you find recipes that cover every meal and a wide variety of cuisines, including:—Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal—Exotic Cardamom Hot Chocolate—Chick’n and Dumplings—Mushroom Lasagna with a Garlic-Tofu Sauce—Chili Relleno Casserole—Tempeh Braised with Figs and Port Wine—Kung Pao Chick’n—Turkish Delight Tapioca Pudding
With The Vegan Slow Cooker, you’ll find all the tasty inspiration you need to pull that neglected crock pot out of storage and get start creating compassionate, crave-worthy meals today. Home cooking has never been more easy, or delicious.
"Hester, who blogs at http://www.healthyslowcooking.com and http://www.busyvegan.com, has written a no-nonsense, easy-to-understand guide to vegan slow cooking. The first chapter is a brief introduction to the slow cooker, with an ingredient substitution list. In the next 12 chapters, readers learn how to make soups, stews, curries, casseroles, breads, party dips, and desserts, among other items. Hester draws her inspiration primarily from American (Chick’n Mushroom Casserole; Corn-Tastic Tex-Mex Loaf), Indian (Baigan Bharta; Easy Veggie Chickpea Biryani), and Asian (Ma Po Tofu; Thai Red Curry Tofu and Vegetables) cuisine, but many other culinary traditions are represented. Soy- and gluten-free dishes are clearly labeled, but a list of these dishes isn’t included in a separate index. Dishes are indexed by the main ingredient, so Tofu Bouillabaise and the Smoked Tofu and Stars soup recipe are both found under 'tofu.' In a larger cookbook, this would be detrimental; here, it is merely annoying. VERDICT: This is a great slow-cooker cookbook with scrumptious dishes featuring ingredients that are easy to find in any major grocery store." - Library Journal XPress
If you want to prepare hot, nutritious, homemade meals for your family and friends, but feel like time is never on your side, think again With The Vegan Slow Cooker, you can create standout meals that are ready the minute you walk in the door--and in just two simple steps Author and slow cooker aficionado Kathy Hester, founder of the blog Healthy Slow Cooking, shows you how simple it is to: 1) Prep your ingredients the night before, in just a few minutes' time, and 2) Assemble everything in the slow cooker in the morning, right before you head to work. The result? Perfectly cooked, intensely flavorful, plant-based dishes that are ready when you are--and with hardly any clean-up. From your favorite comforting casseroles and stews to fresh and exciting new takes such as pizza and desserts, you'll find recipes that cover every meal and type ofcuisine imaginable, including: -- Cranberry Vanilla Quinoa-- White Bean and Kale Stew-- Chorizo and Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole-- Chick'n Marsala-- Mashed Potato and Edamame Burrito filling-- Pumpkin and White Bean Lasagna-- Meatless Sausage and Mushroom Ragu-- Savory Cheddar Sausage Bread-- Mango Coconut Rice Pudding-- Chile-Chocolate Black Bean Brownies Get started creating healthy, delicious, stress-free meals today with The Vegan Slow Cooker.
Over 200and#160;slow-cooker recipes for uses in a plant-based dietand#160;by best-selling vegan author, Robin Robertson.
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.
About the Author
Kathy Hester is a slow cooker aficionado and founder of the blogs Healthy Slow Cooking (http://www.healthyslowcooking.com) and Busy Vegan (http://busyvegan.blogspot.com). She writes for various online health and cooking websites, including Bright Hub (www.brighthub.com), Divine Caroline (www.divinecaroline.com), Everything Mom (www.everythingmom.com), and The Healthy Hostess (www.thehealthyhostess.com). She lives in Durham, NC with her partner, two cats, one dog, and five slow cookers.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Slow Cooker Love
Chapter 1: Slow Cooker Basics
Chapter 2: Staples You’ll Want to Know: Make Your Own Bouillon, Seitan, Sauces, and More
Chapter 3: Simmering Soups That Cook While You’re Away
Chapter 4: Steamy Stews and Curries that Save the Day
Chapter 5: Casseroles (and Loaves) you Wish Your Mother Had Made
Chapter 6: Easy-to-Make Pasta and Grain Dishes
Chapter 7: Mouthwatering Meatless Mains
Chapter 8: Super-easy Side Dishes
Chapter 9: Sandwich, Tortilla, and Taco Fillings
Chapter 10: Beautiful Breads Not From Your Oven
Chapter 11: Party Snacks That Cook While You’re Getting Ready
Chapter 12: Breakfasts Worth Waking Up For
Chapter 13: Decadent Desserts and Delightful Drinks
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