Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker: 200 Recipes for Healthy and Hearty One-Pot Meals That Are Ready When You Are
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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.
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About the Author
<DIV><FONT face=Palatino-Roman> <P align=left>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 </FONT><U><FONT color=#1250ad face=Palatino-Roman><FONT color=#1250ad face=Palatino-Roman>www.robinrobertson.com</U></FONT></FONT></DIV> --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
If you are in a hurry many could be cooked in a covered pot but the long times in the slow cooker means you could put them on in the morning and they will be ready at night.
In some of the recipes I did find it a bit annoying that she wanted you to do so many things before adding the food ( grilling or browning or marinading etc) but I cant argue that the food tastes great.
A word of caution. Many of the recipes call for a trivet for your slow cooker to sort of steam the food. Mine did not come with this and I have no idea where to get it!
My only regret is that I'm limited to rating this book to only 5 stars. It deserves many more for creativity alone. But the delicious recipes are what cinch this book as a real winner."
The "Sweet and Spicy Lentil Chili" recipe specified unsoaked lentils, but the lentils wouldn't soften adequately until the dish was cooked 16 hours or more (the recipe called for eight hours). Also, the Vegetarian Society not only recommends that dried beans and lentils be soaked, but that they be pre-boiled for 10 minutes before adding to the slow cooker, which was not mentioned in the recipes I used.
Based on my experience with this book, I wonder if the recipes, many of them close variations of each other, were all adequately tested. I still liked the dishes, however, after adjusting for the problems I mentioned.
Keep in mind that taste is subjective and what I think is too hot or too hard may not agree with your assessment. But I've never had this happen three out of three times with any other cookbook that I can remember.
Most recent customer reviews
I have found if difficult to find vegetarian slow cooker recipes that my family enjoys. Everything I have made made from this book so far has been fantastic.Published 17 months ago by Carol Ann
Have tried a few recipes and look forward to experimenting further. I like the fact that there are recipes for various size cookers although there seem to be more for the larger... Read morePublished on May 19 2013 by W Saunders
Easy to follow recipes that are delicious. With the information provided, one can easily invent one's own creations to wow family and friends. Read morePublished on May 9 2012 by Janet Planet
The book arrived quickly. It was in better condition then was described. I was extremely pleased with the prompt service and I got exactly what I wanted.Published on April 30 2010 by Maureen M. Newman
I've made about a half a dozen of the recipes from this book now and I have to say they are quite yummy. Read morePublished on May 27 2004
I was excited to find a vegetarian slow-cooker cookbook. I read all the reviews and was a little concerned about "weird stuff" when I read about the vegetarian haggis... Read morePublished on May 5 2004 by E. Adkins
This is not "200 Recipes for ...One-Pot Meals" in fact NONE of the recipes is a one-pot meal, and by far the greater number aren't even for meals, just entrees, or main... Read morePublished on March 11 2004