Discover the amazing versatility of the slow cooker! If you're a vegetarian who thought slow cookers were just for meat-eaters, 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. ...
Discover the amazing versatility of the slow cooker! If you're a vegetarian who thought slow cookers were just for meat-eaters, 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. ''Until now most slow cooker cookbooks have been heavily meat oriented, leaning mightily on processed, preservative-heavy ingredients. Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker changes that. What a good idea! Here, every ingredient is fresh and real, and there's not a single pot roast with dehydrated onion soup to be found! Hooray for this cookbook's ease, innovation, delicious-sounding variety, bright ingredients, and fine results. Not just vegetarians, but anyone who needs cooking ease but doesn't want to sacrifice full flavor or health, will rejoice in this inviting book.'' - Crescent Dragonwagon, James Beard Award-winning author of Passionate Vegetarian
This book has a wealth of information on using the crock-pot to cook vegetarian. While I have not yet tried any of the recipes, I have learned a lot just from reading the chapter on the basics of vegetarian crock-pot cooking and am looking forward to trying most of them. It also contains recipes and info on everything from appetizers to hot punch. Try it! I think you will like it.
Jun 25, 2009
Good Starter Book
This is a good book if you need ideas for what to make in your crockpot and you are vegetarian/vegan. However, if you are more experienced you may just use it for base ideas....but nonetheless good to have around.
Publishers Weekly, 2003-11-10 Vegetarian cooking instructor Robertson (Vegan Planet) turns her attention to the growing number of slow cooker owners. Starting with Slow Cooker Basics, she takes the user through the ins and outs of the appliance from the size of machine suitable for good results to cooking times and 10 quick tips for cooking success. She also devotes a small section to those vegetarian ingredients, such as seitan, that nonvegetarians may not be familiar with. Branching out from the traditional casseroles and stews so popular in the early days of the slow cooker, she tackles appetizers, soups and desserts as well, using the appliance with great effect to produce vegetable stocks as well as flavorful offerings like the Indian-inspired Curried Cauliflower Soup with Chutney and Cashews as well as Asian-influenced Hot and Sour Soup. The fundamental chilis and stews are not forgotten, but beans and grains so essential to the vegetarian diet put the slow cooker to best use. Pastas and vegetables nicely round out the book. (Jan.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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