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This revised and updated edition of the best-selling cookbook Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker—now with a plant-based focus—offers 225 extremely convenient, delicious, and completely plant-based recipes for everyone's favorite cooking machine. In this inventive cookbook filled with enticing ingredients and flavors, veteran chef, cooking teacher, and acclaimed vegan cookboo This revised and updated edition of the best-selling cookbook Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker—now with a plant-based focus—offers 225 extremely convenient, delicious, and completely plant-based recipes for everyone's favorite cooking machine. In this inventive cookbook filled with enticing ingredients and flavors, veteran chef, cooking teacher, and acclaimed vegan cookbook author Robin Robertson shares her expertise on the creative use of slow cookers. â??Fresh from the Plant-Based Slow Cooker includes 17 new recipes throughout 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 many 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 Robin includes such appealing recipes as a Crockery Cassoulet and a Greek-Style Beans with Tomatoes and Spinach. Over 20 recipes for robust chilis and stews 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. Fresh from the Plant-Based Slow-Cooker also provides practical guidance 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. Robin 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 plant-based slow-cooking. Altogether, this new edition offers you an abundance of ways to expand your plant-based repertoire and to get maximum value from your investment in a slow cooker.


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This revised and updated edition of the best-selling cookbook Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker—now with a plant-based focus—offers 225 extremely convenient, delicious, and completely plant-based recipes for everyone's favorite cooking machine. In this inventive cookbook filled with enticing ingredients and flavors, veteran chef, cooking teacher, and acclaimed vegan cookboo This revised and updated edition of the best-selling cookbook Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker—now with a plant-based focus—offers 225 extremely convenient, delicious, and completely plant-based recipes for everyone's favorite cooking machine. In this inventive cookbook filled with enticing ingredients and flavors, veteran chef, cooking teacher, and acclaimed vegan cookbook author Robin Robertson shares her expertise on the creative use of slow cookers. â??Fresh from the Plant-Based Slow Cooker includes 17 new recipes throughout 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 many 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 Robin includes such appealing recipes as a Crockery Cassoulet and a Greek-Style Beans with Tomatoes and Spinach. Over 20 recipes for robust chilis and stews 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. Fresh from the Plant-Based Slow-Cooker also provides practical guidance 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. Robin 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 plant-based slow-cooking. Altogether, this new edition offers you an abundance of ways to expand your plant-based repertoire and to get maximum value from your investment in a slow cooker.

30 review for The Plant-Based Slow Cooker: 225 Super-Tasty Vegan Recipes - Easy, Delicious, Healthy Recipes For Every Meal of the Day!

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kammy

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Thank you to the publisher for a copy of this book via netgalley! Great book containing lots of globally inspired recipes! The book starts with a good explanation of how to properly use the crockpot. It gives great tips and important need to knows. Also, great addition at the end to be able to Make your own main ingredients such as creams. This part of the book has also information on how long each item will last being refrigerated. It would have made this book greater if that was also part of the Thank you to the publisher for a copy of this book via netgalley! Great book containing lots of globally inspired recipes! The book starts with a good explanation of how to properly use the crockpot. It gives great tips and important need to knows. Also, great addition at the end to be able to Make your own main ingredients such as creams. This part of the book has also information on how long each item will last being refrigerated. It would have made this book greater if that was also part of the details In all the recipes: how long they can be refrigerated. Considering you are making meals in a crockpot, there will be plenty of leftovers!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Alicia Bayer

    I'm a big fan of Robin Robertson and know from experience that her recipes tend to be very tasty. I love her book Vegan Unplugged, which has easy recipes you can make when the power is out, you're traveling, etc. (a black eyed pea dip from that book has become a family New Year's Eve favorite). This book will surely please her fans, as it has her trademark style of recipes with a variety of flavors and styles. It is mostly whole foods based, which I appreciate. She provides recipes in the back f I'm a big fan of Robin Robertson and know from experience that her recipes tend to be very tasty. I love her book Vegan Unplugged, which has easy recipes you can make when the power is out, you're traveling, etc. (a black eyed pea dip from that book has become a family New Year's Eve favorite). This book will surely please her fans, as it has her trademark style of recipes with a variety of flavors and styles. It is mostly whole foods based, which I appreciate. She provides recipes in the back for vegan staples not made in the crock pot like cashew based cream cheese and almond based parmesan. Many of the recipes call for these staples but you can of course buy processed versions from the store if you wish. She also goes into a lot of details about crock pots at the start. I also appreciate how short and succinct most of the recipes are. While the ingredient lists often look long, that's generally because she cooks with a fair amount of (easy to find) herbs and spices. The recipes themselves tend to be very short and easy. Often, the paragraph explaining the recipe was longer than the instructions for making it. Some of the recipes did sound very good, like BBQ homemade seitan and homemade sausage links. These sorts of dishes have been out for our family for a long time since we have kids who are allergic to gluten, but those who can have seitan will probably appreciate them (and the homemade BBQ sauce in the crock pot also sounded delicious). All that said, there were some reasons this cookbook didn't work well for me. For starters, it does not contain nutritional information. This was an even bigger disappointment to me than usual since Robertson just published a vegan cookbook last year of high protein dishes and she talks in that book about how important protein is as we age. Then there is no information for any of the recipes on protein, carbohydrate, fiber, sugar, salt, fat or calorie counts. While an author may not choose to monitor these, many readers either choose to or must keep track of at least some of these. As someone who is currently monitoring my fats, carbs, proteins and fiber very carefully for health reasons, that alone makes this cookbook pretty worthless to me. The recipes tend towards high carb and low fat and protein. They are "healthy" carbs, but again, this is a disappointment from an author who just published a book about many vegans needing more protein. Also, these recipes are very low fat, which coincides with many vegans' preferences but does not coincide with mine. I seek out healthy fats like avocados, olive oil, coconut milk, etc. so the fact that many of the recipes have no fat at all is not a selling point. Lastly, as other reviewers have mentioned, there are no photos. There are over 200 recipes and the book would probably have to be much larger and much more expensive if photos were included, but many cooks like to see a recipe to see if we want to make it, and in today's market it's harder to sell a cookbook with no recipes. There are still lots of wonderful recipes in here and it succeeded in making me consider finally buying another crock pot after my old one died years ago (I thought my Instant Pot would work fine but she convinced me that it's a poor slow cooker). I would have to adapt any of the recipes I chose to make to meet my nutritional needs though, and at this point I don't have the energy. For vegan readers who are looking for this sort of recipe and who don't mind the absence of photos, it will be a wonderful resource. I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Annie

    Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader. The Plant-Based Slow Cooker is a cookbook and recipe collection for plant-based food in the slow cooker with recipes developed by Robin Robertson. Released 10th Nov 2020 by Quarto on their Harvard Common Press imprint, it's 352 pages and available in paperback format. I love my slow cooker and use it all the time to prepare soups and stews. I've never been very adventurous but I liked the idea of incorporating more plant-based food into our diet Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader. The Plant-Based Slow Cooker is a cookbook and recipe collection for plant-based food in the slow cooker with recipes developed by Robin Robertson. Released 10th Nov 2020 by Quarto on their Harvard Common Press imprint, it's 352 pages and available in paperback format. I love my slow cooker and use it all the time to prepare soups and stews. I've never been very adventurous but I liked the idea of incorporating more plant-based food into our diets and this book has a lot of nice recipes from which to choose. There are some less-than-ideal aspects of this book, but all in all, there are a bunch of tasty recipes representing a wide variety of world cuisines. The author provides an excellent introductory tutorial about slow cookers, methods, uses, and considerations. The information is mostly general and will be applicable to almost all slow-cookers. Important info is highlighted in concisely written, colored text sidebars. The recipes themselves are grouped by category: snacks & appetizers, soups, stews & chili, beans & grains, pasta, hearty main dishes, stuffed dishes, vegetables, condiments, dessert, breakfast & breads, and hot drinks. There are a number of partial ingredient recipes included also. Many of these extra recipes seemed more or less superfluous and labor intentsive to me (I will never use them, but they will likely appeal to cooks who are well organized and into slow-food clean cooking). Recipe ingredients are listed bullet style in a sidebar. Measurements are given in US standard with metric equivalents in parentheses (yay!). Special tools and ingredients are also listed, along with yields and cooking directions. Icons in the headers highlight gluten-free, soy-free, oil-free, etc. Most (but not all) of the ingredients are easily sourced at any moderately well stocked grocery store. Nutritional information is not included. Tips and optional variations for each recipe are included in a text box at the end. The book also includes a cross referenced index. The formatting, typesetting, and margin illustrations are attractive, but the biggest drawback for me personally was the utter lack of photos. There are no serving suggestions or process photos. I find that I'm a very visual cook, and the lack of photos was a surprisingly big deal for me. Three and a half stars. This would make a good selection for busy cooks wanting an accessible way to incorporate more plant based food in their diets and who can get along without photos. I'm not insensitive to the fact that incorporating photos in this huge cookbook would have rendered it prohibitively expensive (and massive). Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    I have to admit, I’m biased when it comes to this book. The original version has been one of my most used cookbooks for the past many years! I’ve bought this book twice in the past, and will absolutely buy the new updated version. Robertson’s recipes are easy to follow and turn out well. I think it was a fantastic idea to release an updated version of this book with the new(ish) interest in plant-based cooking. There’s something for everyone in this book, and those who are new to eating vegan wi I have to admit, I’m biased when it comes to this book. The original version has been one of my most used cookbooks for the past many years! I’ve bought this book twice in the past, and will absolutely buy the new updated version. Robertson’s recipes are easy to follow and turn out well. I think it was a fantastic idea to release an updated version of this book with the new(ish) interest in plant-based cooking. There’s something for everyone in this book, and those who are new to eating vegan will be impressed with the simple, satisfying dishes. The 17 new recipes in this book sound delicious! I can’t wait to get slow-cooking! Thank you for the chance to read this updated version, Harvard Common Press & Netgalley!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Cozy Cat Reviews

    This is a great resource for all who cook plant based. I loved the variety of easy receipes that are sure to be new favorites. The author discusses 225 receipes that you can make for all meals. I love how she incorporated sensible use for plant based meals of the slow cooker that anyone can cook with a busy schedule to have delicious nutritious meals. The author includes every type of food here for a great variety and even reviews different type of slow cookers and how to best cook vegetable, le This is a great resource for all who cook plant based. I loved the variety of easy receipes that are sure to be new favorites. The author discusses 225 receipes that you can make for all meals. I love how she incorporated sensible use for plant based meals of the slow cooker that anyone can cook with a busy schedule to have delicious nutritious meals. The author includes every type of food here for a great variety and even reviews different type of slow cookers and how to best cook vegetable, legumes and beans. This is a wonderful cook book that I highly recommend. I will be buying copies of this cookbook for friends for Xmas presents. Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley for the opportunity.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jeimy

    My wife and I are gravitating toward a vegetarian diet and this book has so many scrumptious sounding recipes that I can’t wait to try them. The Chai-Spiced Breakfast Bread is calling my name. As is the North African Chickpea Soup, the Mom-Style Vegan Meatloaf, Spiced-Rubbed Whole Cauliflower, Chickpea and Mushroom Tagine... My only criticism is that there are no pictures to accompany the recipes.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sara Hill

    The Plant-Based Slow Cooker by Robin Robertson is yet another great book by Robertson. The slow cooker has never been a very used appliance in my house, either growing up or now. It is a tool I want to start utilizing more. I REALLY appreciate all the tips and tricks at the beginning of the book, as someone who is new to slow cookers and someone who also likes to make her own recipes, this section is the most valuable part of the book. The recipes were all amazing! I think I will work through ev The Plant-Based Slow Cooker by Robin Robertson is yet another great book by Robertson. The slow cooker has never been a very used appliance in my house, either growing up or now. It is a tool I want to start utilizing more. I REALLY appreciate all the tips and tricks at the beginning of the book, as someone who is new to slow cookers and someone who also likes to make her own recipes, this section is the most valuable part of the book. The recipes were all amazing! I think I will work through every recipe in this book. This is a must buy book for me! Plus, there are so many recipes to choose from! I highly recommend this book not only for the recipes but for the valuable insight. I received an eARC from Harvard Common Press and Quarto Publishing through NetGalley. All opinions are 100% my own.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Inez Hamilton-Smith

    I want photos!

  9. 5 out of 5

    L.A. Barnes

    Very meh. This book has three problems, two that are common to plant based recipe books and one that isn't. The first is that my copy had no pictures, which always causes me to lose interest. The second is the inclusion of ingredients that I have to make, with the handy recipe for that in the back of the book. This happens a lot with plant based cooking as the authors are trying to appeal to the Clean Eating crowd. Is it heathier to make my own vegan sour cream, sure. Will it taste better, maybe Very meh. This book has three problems, two that are common to plant based recipe books and one that isn't. The first is that my copy had no pictures, which always causes me to lose interest. The second is the inclusion of ingredients that I have to make, with the handy recipe for that in the back of the book. This happens a lot with plant based cooking as the authors are trying to appeal to the Clean Eating crowd. Is it heathier to make my own vegan sour cream, sure. Will it taste better, maybe. Am I ever going to actually make the ingredient, no. Does that mean I won't make the main recipe, 100%. And the last problem is the long lists of ingredients. This is obviously because many of the ingredients are dried spices that most people have on hand. So it's not an unreasonable list. But almost every recipe has a long list. It turns me off cooking and the book as a whole when I see this. These recipes may be good. But nothing in this book is enticing me to try them.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Janet

    Date reviewed (Canada) - October 31, 2020 Date reviewed (UK) - November 3, 2020 ... I am bi-country at the moment When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is once again closed and you are continuing to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation as the #secondwave is upon us, superspeed readers like me can read 300+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. I requested and received a temporary dig Date reviewed (Canada) - October 31, 2020 Date reviewed (UK) - November 3, 2020 ... I am bi-country at the moment When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is once again closed and you are continuing to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation as the #secondwave is upon us, superspeed readers like me can read 300+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. This revised and updated edition of the best-selling cookbook Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker—now with a plant-based focus—offers 225 extremely convenient, delicious, and completely plant-based recipes for everyone's favourite cooking machine. In this inventive cookbook filled with enticing ingredients and flavours, veteran chef, cooking teacher, and acclaimed vegan cookbook author Robin Robertson shares her expertise on the creative use of slow cookers. ​Fresh from the Plant-Based Slow Cooker includes 17 new recipes throughout 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 many 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 Robin includes such appealing recipes as a Crockery Cassoulet and a Greek-Style Beans with Tomatoes and Spinach. Over 20 recipes for robust chilis and stews 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, loaves of bread and breakfasts, and even one on drinks. The many soy-free and gluten-free recipes are clearly identified. Fresh from the Plant-Based Slow-Cooker also provides practical guidance 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. Robin 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 plant-based slow-cooking. Altogether, this new edition offers you an abundance of ways to expand your plant-based repertoire and to get maximum value from your investment in a slow cooker. IF YOU WANT ME TO GET EXCITED ABOUT A COOKBOOK, I NEED PHOTOS!!! Now maybe there are photos in the book in hard copy but my digital copy had zero...so every recipe seemed, well, brown...brown and boring. Sure, there are some really good recipes here if you want to eat plant-based foods (and it seems like everyone wants to take out books on plant-based/vegan foods) but nothing is enticing to me when all I do is read instructions. A great book if you don't care about photos, or are looking for vegan foods to add to your cooking repertoire = they are also very adaptable if you want to add animal products such as meat or my beloved cheese. Ergo, middle of the road rating (2.5 stars rounded up to 3 and I am being nice and rounding it up) as pages and pages of instructions do not excite me at all. As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I simply adore emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube Millionaires/snowflakes etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🍆🍆🍆

  11. 5 out of 5

    Leah M

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book. I am providing my honest opinion voluntarily. I was so impressed with this book! I already noted quite a few recipes that I cannot wait to make. There is an incredible amount of variety in the recipes, but what really stuck with me the most was the fact that the vast majority of the recipes can be made with items that I generally have handy, rather than having to go shopping specifically for obscure or unusual ingredients. I was so Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book. I am providing my honest opinion voluntarily. I was so impressed with this book! I already noted quite a few recipes that I cannot wait to make. There is an incredible amount of variety in the recipes, but what really stuck with me the most was the fact that the vast majority of the recipes can be made with items that I generally have handy, rather than having to go shopping specifically for obscure or unusual ingredients. I was so surprised at what you can do with a slow cooker, that I have never thought of. I have used mine to make stew and soups, but I've never realized that you could make PIZZA in a slow cooker, and that is absolutely going to be the first recipe I try from this book. And like I said, it's all made from ingredients that I already have in my house, so I don't even have to visit the supermarket for anything. This cookbook has everything from breakfasts to breads to desserts, and even condiments that you can make without using the slow cooker. I find myself using a slow cooker more often in the colder months, and I'm really looking forward to making so many of the recipes in this book. As a picky eater, I don't find myself getting this excited often, and generally pick and choose, but the vast majority of the recipes are incredibly appealing. If you're vegan, or even if you aren't and want to incorporate more vegetables, eat healthier, or add a few more plant-based recipes into your diet, this book absolutely fits the bill.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jennie

    Usually when you think slow cooker you think meat based meals so it is nice to see not just a vegetarian set of recipes but plant based recipes. There are several that I want to try but there are also some disadvantages to these recipes. First, since they are plant based even the recipes that run on low are only for 4-6 hours in length, meaning that unless you have a timer set cooker you cannot put in the pot in the morning and have dinner when you get home. Second, several of the recipes have m Usually when you think slow cooker you think meat based meals so it is nice to see not just a vegetarian set of recipes but plant based recipes. There are several that I want to try but there are also some disadvantages to these recipes. First, since they are plant based even the recipes that run on low are only for 4-6 hours in length, meaning that unless you have a timer set cooker you cannot put in the pot in the morning and have dinner when you get home. Second, several of the recipes have meat replacement items and while the cookbook includes those recipes as well it means another item you have to make before you can even start the initial recipe. Now I know that eating large amounts of the processed meat replacement is not good but some recipes that included those would be helpful so that they seemed more user friendly. Finally, multiple recipes have stove top steps or multiple timed steps to the recipe making them once again not set it and forget it recipes. Instead these feel more like the regular recipe and it just takes longer. All that being said I like the concept and will try some of these next time I need a slow cooker recipe.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Tove R.

    I am absolutely speechless! Wow! I’ve been thinking about getting a slow cooker for some years now, but after reading this book I am going to buy one. I can honestly say I rarely read cookbooks with so many recipes I want to try immediately. In this case, I’m willing to try pretty much every single one! I was sure that if I’d buy a slow cooker I would use it once or twice a year. Not after this though. Now I know I’ll use it often. I had no clue how versatile it is in the end. I thought it could I am absolutely speechless! Wow! I’ve been thinking about getting a slow cooker for some years now, but after reading this book I am going to buy one. I can honestly say I rarely read cookbooks with so many recipes I want to try immediately. In this case, I’m willing to try pretty much every single one! I was sure that if I’d buy a slow cooker I would use it once or twice a year. Not after this though. Now I know I’ll use it often. I had no clue how versatile it is in the end. I thought it could only be used for vegan soups and stews, so this book really blew my mind! Seems like the author has pretty much the same taste like me, because I use pretty much these ingredients all the time. I especially enjoy the variety of foods, and recipes from so many countries. I’ve recently been bored with cooking, making the same meals over and over again. Will not happen for awhile now, because I have this awesome book! Only thing I would change is that I like pictures of food in my cookbooks.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Amie

    The Plant-Based Slow Cooker is a book of easy recipes that are perfect for those days when an easy crockpot meal is the best option. There are at least a hundred vegetarian recipes ranging from dips for entertaining, a variety of stuffed vegetables, basic beans and grains, soups and stews, and desserts. There is probably something for everyone in this book, as there is a lot of global inspiration for the spices and flavors. My critique is with the design of the book. It has a very basic 2-color The Plant-Based Slow Cooker is a book of easy recipes that are perfect for those days when an easy crockpot meal is the best option. There are at least a hundred vegetarian recipes ranging from dips for entertaining, a variety of stuffed vegetables, basic beans and grains, soups and stews, and desserts. There is probably something for everyone in this book, as there is a lot of global inspiration for the spices and flavors. My critique is with the design of the book. It has a very basic 2-color format and no pictures. For some, this may not matter, but I am always enticed to cook something new when I can see photos of the finished products - there is nothing visually interesting about this book. If you are looking for a basic cookbook, this is a good option. Advanced e-copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Kate Henderson

    As a reader from the UK, I'm pleased it had US and UK measurements in the book. I have been so frustrated in the past with books that just have the 'cup' measurements when trying to make a recipe. So liked the fact it had grams/ml as well as cups! I must confess I am a meat eater- however I do cook a lot of vegetarian dishes too. I wanted to read this book to give me more inspiration and ideas when it comes to veggie recipes. I wasn't overly impressed with the recipes on offer here. There were a As a reader from the UK, I'm pleased it had US and UK measurements in the book. I have been so frustrated in the past with books that just have the 'cup' measurements when trying to make a recipe. So liked the fact it had grams/ml as well as cups! I must confess I am a meat eater- however I do cook a lot of vegetarian dishes too. I wanted to read this book to give me more inspiration and ideas when it comes to veggie recipes. I wasn't overly impressed with the recipes on offer here. There were a few that stood out but not many. I enjoyed some of the soups (don't know why but i've never cooked a soup in my slow cooker before) It definitely made me think outside the box when it comes to cooking with my slow cooker - but wasn't overly keen overall with the recipes.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lucy

    I'm not really sure what to think about this book. I love the idea of being able to cook more veggie meals in my slow cooker - I often find the texture is off, or the flavour isn't quite right. I thought this book would be helpful, but I just wasn't a fan of many of the recipes. The book starts off with a chapter of appetizers - all of which I just thought "but it would be easier and quicker to make using the cooker!" Not a great start. Then it moves on to the more classic soups, stews and chill I'm not really sure what to think about this book. I love the idea of being able to cook more veggie meals in my slow cooker - I often find the texture is off, or the flavour isn't quite right. I thought this book would be helpful, but I just wasn't a fan of many of the recipes. The book starts off with a chapter of appetizers - all of which I just thought "but it would be easier and quicker to make using the cooker!" Not a great start. Then it moves on to the more classic soups, stews and chillies. There were some nice sounding recipes here but nothing I desperately wanted to make. I also found that a lot of the recipes use seitan or tofu, which I don't use. Overall - it was ok. Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for a copy of it.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Being relatively new to vegetarianism & enjoying vegan cooking, I was really looking forwards to picking up some ideas on how to use my slow-cooker. This book is really detailed about how to use a slow-cooker and it has several pages about the basics. I enjoyed the tips for things like ‘too much liquid’, something I have noticed on many occasions. There are many recipes, covering every area possible from snacks and soups to breads and even hot drinks. It is a very comprehensive book with clear i Being relatively new to vegetarianism & enjoying vegan cooking, I was really looking forwards to picking up some ideas on how to use my slow-cooker. This book is really detailed about how to use a slow-cooker and it has several pages about the basics. I enjoyed the tips for things like ‘too much liquid’, something I have noticed on many occasions. There are many recipes, covering every area possible from snacks and soups to breads and even hot drinks. It is a very comprehensive book with clear instructions. My two areas that held me back are: I would like to have had pictures of some of the recipes; the list of ingredients for each dish is massive. This is not a ‘pick up and go’ book but if you have time to plan, then there is plenty of choice for you here.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mary Hart

    4 stars I was given a pdf to read which was Ok but I missed pictures that I think would have enhanced the experience. Often with cooking books I've made a recipe because the picture looks enticing.. A lot of the recipes looked easy to put together and I have noted quite a few to try. I'm not Vegetarian but was interested in including some bean and barley into my diet. If the soups and stews I've noted are a success I'll look out for the hardback! Many thanks for the opportunity to review this boo 4 stars I was given a pdf to read which was Ok but I missed pictures that I think would have enhanced the experience. Often with cooking books I've made a recipe because the picture looks enticing.. A lot of the recipes looked easy to put together and I have noted quite a few to try. I'm not Vegetarian but was interested in including some bean and barley into my diet. If the soups and stews I've noted are a success I'll look out for the hardback! Many thanks for the opportunity to review this book. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    There are a lot of great vegetarian recipes here! Of course there are soups and stews, but also meals like pizza and lasagna, which is a nice variety. The recipes are vegan, but seem like they could be easily adaptable if you wanted to add some cheese ;-) This also seems like a great book for after the holidays, when you want to eat healthy meals that are still delicious, The only thing is, that I wish there were a few photos throughout the book. I bet the images would have been so colorful and g There are a lot of great vegetarian recipes here! Of course there are soups and stews, but also meals like pizza and lasagna, which is a nice variety. The recipes are vegan, but seem like they could be easily adaptable if you wanted to add some cheese ;-) This also seems like a great book for after the holidays, when you want to eat healthy meals that are still delicious, The only thing is, that I wish there were a few photos throughout the book. I bet the images would have been so colorful and gorgeous. But, still, this is a slid book for vegetarian and vegan inspiration, and when you want healthy but still exciting slowcooker meals. Thank you Net Galley for the review copy!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Emma L

    This is a fantastic vegan cookbook that has a variety of recipes from around the world. From interesting dips, to pasta, stews and desserts there is something for everyone. The recipes are easy to follow and execute, but as the author is from the USA some ingredients were unknown to me and required some research. As I do eat dairy, I adapted some recipes and they turned out well. It’s unusual for me to find a cookery book that includes this many recipes that I actually want to try. I am working This is a fantastic vegan cookbook that has a variety of recipes from around the world. From interesting dips, to pasta, stews and desserts there is something for everyone. The recipes are easy to follow and execute, but as the author is from the USA some ingredients were unknown to me and required some research. As I do eat dairy, I adapted some recipes and they turned out well. It’s unusual for me to find a cookery book that includes this many recipes that I actually want to try. I am working my way through them all, but that may take some time. The Cuban bean soup was delicious, but I did have to Google ‘liquid smoke’.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jo

    I love to eat a healthy, plant-based diet however I don't enjoy spending a lot of time in the kitchen. I am always so excited to review cookbooks that use slow cookers! This one met all of my expectations! Delicious, vegan recipes that use easy-to-find ingredients and are simple to prepare. I look forward to trying the Spicy Tomato Queso Dip, Wild Mushroom Soup, Lasagna Primavera, Puttanesca Pizza, and Chocolate Truffle Cake! Thank you, NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group, for a digital ARC! I love to eat a healthy, plant-based diet however I don't enjoy spending a lot of time in the kitchen. I am always so excited to review cookbooks that use slow cookers! This one met all of my expectations! Delicious, vegan recipes that use easy-to-find ingredients and are simple to prepare. I look forward to trying the Spicy Tomato Queso Dip, Wild Mushroom Soup, Lasagna Primavera, Puttanesca Pizza, and Chocolate Truffle Cake! Thank you, NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group, for a digital ARC!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jilly

    This book really is packed with recipes. The book contains fourteen chapters, thirteen of which are full of recipes. The first chapter introduces the basics of using a slow cooker and the remainder include: snacks; soups; stews; beans; pasta; desserts; breakfasts; bread and hot drinks. There are no pictures to illustrate the finished recipes, but each recipe is clearly set out. I am very impressed with how versatile the slow cooker is. This is clearly an excellent book for anyone following a pla This book really is packed with recipes. The book contains fourteen chapters, thirteen of which are full of recipes. The first chapter introduces the basics of using a slow cooker and the remainder include: snacks; soups; stews; beans; pasta; desserts; breakfasts; bread and hot drinks. There are no pictures to illustrate the finished recipes, but each recipe is clearly set out. I am very impressed with how versatile the slow cooker is. This is clearly an excellent book for anyone following a plant-based diet, but also perfect for anyone with vegan family and friends looking for a good selection of appetizing and reliable recipes. Thank you to Robin Robertson, Net Galley and Quarto Publishing for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kirsteen

    There's some great ideas for slow cooker lovers. I did find it featured a lot of Jack fruit recipes and would have liked to have seen a variation in these. There was a strong introduction with a good explanation to ensure you get the best out of your slow cooker. Loves the fact that there was pasta recipe! There's some great ideas for slow cooker lovers. I did find it featured a lot of Jack fruit recipes and would have liked to have seen a variation in these. There was a strong introduction with a good explanation to ensure you get the best out of your slow cooker. Loves the fact that there was pasta recipe!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Pinky

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Easy recipes for weeknight dinners, lots of GF, SF, and oil-free recipes. Want to try the Yosenabe, jackfruit posole, and puttanesca pizza recipes. The only downside to this book is that I wish that there was nutritional info for each recipe.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    I really like this book. The recipes are easy to follow and are delicious. I have especially liked so far the African-style peanut stew and the Mulligatawny soup. Great inspiration for a few new staple recipes!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kristin

    I really liked this cookbook. Usually slow-cooker recipes often include either meat or various cans of whatever, and this one didn't. It also had sections such as soup and pasta and there were recipes I'd love to try, such as the Cuban black bean soup. I really liked this cookbook. Usually slow-cooker recipes often include either meat or various cans of whatever, and this one didn't. It also had sections such as soup and pasta and there were recipes I'd love to try, such as the Cuban black bean soup.

  27. 4 out of 5

    caroline

    I learnt a lot from this book as I changing my diet as a result of long covid. I have been cooking a lot of the recipes over the last few weeks and found them interesting - who knew re pizza. But there were terms that I had to look up as not familiar but not a deal breaker. What I struggled with was the lack of pictures, that is the only reason not giving a full review. I just needed to know if I was on the right track or would have liked the recipes. No, I don't know if this is because I was giv I learnt a lot from this book as I changing my diet as a result of long covid. I have been cooking a lot of the recipes over the last few weeks and found them interesting - who knew re pizza. But there were terms that I had to look up as not familiar but not a deal breaker. What I struggled with was the lack of pictures, that is the only reason not giving a full review. I just needed to know if I was on the right track or would have liked the recipes. No, I don't know if this is because I was given an advance copy - if that is the case then once published I will gladly buy it to keep as it was relatively easy to use. I was given an advance copy by NetGalley in exchange for an honest and fair review.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

  29. 4 out of 5

    Dianne

  30. 4 out of 5

    Melanie March

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