The Plant-Based Slow Cooker
225 Super-Tasty Vegan Recipes - Easy, Delicious, Healthy Recipes For Every Meal of the Day!
by Robin Robertson
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Pub Date 10 Nov 2020 | Archive Date 3 Dec 2020
Quarto Publishing Group – Harvard Common Press, Harvard Common Press
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. 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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Another great plant based cookbook! I love having the option for slow cooked plant based recipes because sometimes you just want something ready when you get home from work. Lots of great recipes with easy enough to find ingredients! Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for providing me with an arc for an honest review.
The Plant-Based Slow Cooker is an extensive vegan recipe book offering a huge variety of versatile recipes. I loved some of the recipes and can't wait to give them a go. One of the best thing was how simple the instructions were with many recipes just having a couple of simple steps. For me this is the whole essence of the slow cooker. The recipes could be easily adapted to suit different tastes and I was delighted to see the variety of breads and cakes included. The downside, was the lack of photographs. I love to be enticed by a photograph of what it I going to look like. But overall a good and very useable book.
This is a fantastic resource and cookbook for anyone wanting to incorporate more plant based meals. The recipes look delicious. I can't wait to give them a try. This is one I'll return to again and again. Its a valuable resource!
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.
You know when you get a cookery book and there’s perhaps one recipe that you add to your repertoire - not so with this book. I have at least 3 that’s are going to be regulars and a couple more that I will make on special occasions. There are 2 vegetarians and one meat eater in our house but we all aspire to be vegans. We are definitely in that path with help from this book. My only advise is to read it through before you do the recipes asa couple of the ingredients I had to search for. Well worth the effort!
This book has some fun slow cooker recipes. I'll definitely be breaking it out during the winter months!
This is the book I've been waiting for. After flicking through the pages of every single vegan or vegetarian slow cooker cookbook I'd ever seen and still being left uninspired, I'd almost given up. But this is incredible. It's got such variety, from simple dips to hearty (vegan) classics. If you're looking for beautiful pictures, this is not the one for you. But if you want a whole load of real recipes to give your cooking some serious variety... give this a go, ARC via Netgalley
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’.
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!
This cookbook is wonderful for anyone trying to learn more plant based recipes. I loved several of the recipes and would highly recommend.
Some excellent and wide-ranging recipes, particularly good for new Vegans/Vegetarians looking for fresh ideas for warmer meals in the winter months - tried the Spice-rubbed Cauliflower and some of the apple recipes which worked perfectly. The lack of illustrations/photos is a little disappointing, but slow cooker meals are not always the most photogenic so can understand the reasons why. Recommended!
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.
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.
A diverse selection of recipes covering a wide array of cuisines, with the convenience that they can all be made in a slow cooker. The only downsides are that there are no photos and no nutritional information.
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!
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 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 great book for vegetarian and vegan inspiration, and when you want healthy but exciting slowcooker meals.
I LOVE my slow cooker (because it is so easy and doesn't take much attention from me)! This book expanded by repertoire of slow cooker meals, which is much appreciated by my family!
Thank you to the publisher for my copy of this one - all opinions are my own. I LOVE this new cookbook! As a vegan, it can oftentimes be hard to find delicious and accessible recipes - but this book offers them up in spades. I love that these recipes are all simple, and let me use my favorite appliance (especially in winter) to make delicious comfort foods. A must for all foodies!
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.
I have been vegan for almost five years and a fan of the slow cooker for as long as I can remember. This books helps with both. Great recipes, easy to follow, my only complaint being that there aren't photos of the food.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.