Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker: 200 Ultra-Convenient, Super-Tasty, Completely Animal-Free Recipes by Robin Robertson

Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker: 200 Ultra-Convenient, Super-Tasty, Completely Animal-Free Recipes

byRobin Robertson

Kobo ebook | October 2, 2012

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Robin Robertson has built a publishing record of successful books in the vegetarian/vegan category. 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, meat-free applications, and she shows how to take into account the water content of vegetables and the absorptive qualities of grains when vegan slow-cooking. Fresh from the Vegan Slow-Cooker includes eleven recipe chapters, four of which 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. 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 stews—two more categories that do well in the slow-cooker—include a warming Chipotle Black Bean Chili with Winter Squash and a surprising but yummy Seitan Stroganoff. Beyond the mains, there are chapters devoted to snacks and appetizers, desserts, breads and breakfasts, and even one on drinks. The many soy-free and gluten-free recipes are clearly identified. 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.
Title:Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker: 200 Ultra-Convenient, Super-Tasty, Completely Animal-Free RecipesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 2, 2012Publisher:Harvard Common PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1558327916

ISBN - 13:9781558327917


Rated 1 out of 5 by from recipes not tested obviously . . . I agree with the review below . . . all the recipes call for precooking the beans before making the recipe which creates tasteless meals. For example, if you cook navy beans for 8 hours PRIOR to making the recipe, and then cook them for another 8 hours in the recipe, you have beans that have turned into dry mush, and have spent two days waiting to eat. Not good. Wouldn't even give this book to someone so have to discard it . . . maybe the publisher can refund the money? I'll try to find out. Too scared to try the vegan slow cooker book . . . hope improvements were made and some testing done.
Date published: 2014-10-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bland A lot of reviewers on amazon give this many stars, but I have yet to make a recipe that had any flavor. I made an Indian cauliflower recipe with 8 different spices in it, and it was completely tasteless. I'll try it a couple more times, but in the meantime I cannot recommend it. And as some of my fellow 1-star reviewers have pointed out, a lot of the recipes ask for pre-crockpot preparation cooking. Which isn't usually what people are looking for in a crockpot.
Date published: 2010-02-05