Hester (The Vegan Slow Cooker; The Great Vegan Bean Book) presents a collection of unique small batch recipes, from breakfast to dessert. As in her first slow cookbook, Hester covers staples including stews and unexpected treats such as cookies. The book opens with a brief overview of slow cooking and vegan alternatives for meat and dairy; subsequent recipes introduce both basic ingredients (e.g., nut ricotta, spice blends), as well as hard-to-find items. Dishes such as Cheezy Butternut Squash Macaroni or tamarind tempeh will satisfy a range of palates and diverse dietary needs and preferences. Recipes contain oil, soy, and gluten-free options, and substitutions for many dishes make the most of seasonal vegetables or whatever grains and proteins are on hand. Hester provides a nutritional breakdown of fat, protein, cholesterol, fiber, and calories per serving along with each recipe. The text is accompanied by beautiful photographs, demonstrating that slow-cooked food can be vibrant and colorful. VERDICTVegans, vegetarians, and anyone seeking healthy, appetizing slow cooker recipes in small portions will find this title informative and inspiring. - Library Journal
About the Author
Kathy Hester is the 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 (http://www.brighthub.com), Divine Caroline (http://www.divinecaroline.com), Everything Mom (http://www.everythingmom.com), and The Healthy Hostess (http://www.thehealthyhostess.com). She lives in Durham, NC with her partner, two cats, and one dog.
Kathy Hester, author of the bestselling cookbook The Vegan Slow Cooker and the upcoming The Great Vegan Bean Book, enjoys spreading the word about how easy it is to make tasty vegan food. She writes HealthySlowCooking.com, is the vegan blogger for Key Ingredient (http://www.keyingredient.com/blog/bloggers/kathy-hester), and writes for various publications, including the vegan magazine Chickpea. She also teaches vegan cooking classes. She lives in Durham, NC. Visit her at www.HealthySlowCooking.comKate Lewis is an Ohio-based food, lifestyle and portrait photographer whose work brings her to multicultural, sophisticated and vibrant cities like New York, LA, Montreal and beyond. Kate is also a sought after vegan food stylist and has worked on prominent projects with authors such asChristy Morgan, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Kathy Hester and Terry Hope Romero. With a passport in hand, she is ready to travel to wherever her skills are needed. Also, found in her repertoire are prop styling and art direction, which comes in handy when working with a small crew.You can find out more about Kate's day to day adventures on her blog LeChouSauvage.com, which showcases the beauty and artfulness of natural whole foods or watch her ever growing Twitter or Instagram feed develop (@lechousauvage.)