Title: Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker
Author: Robin Robertson
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
Genre: Vegan Cookbook
Rating: 4/5 Stars
I am always on the look out for recipes for slow cookers.. As a very busy business woman, I simply do not have the time to stand at the stove, stirring meals, and paying close attention – at least not every day. At the same time, kids and dogs still expect their meals to be done, and until I can afford hiring a cook, that job is left mostly up to me (unless my husband is off the road, then he will create something for all of us). Anything that makes my life easier is a welcome tool, and for me a go-to-tool is the slow cooker.
Robin Robertson managed to create a wide variety of vegan recipes that are perfect for those – throw in the pot, and forget about it – days. I have several of her books already, so I was already aware, that I need to add a little bit more
salt and spices to her recipes, or use them as a base to work from, but they gave me a load of ideas, from which my daughter and I could plan our meals from. I love that Robin uses down to earth instruction and cooking – unlike some other cookbook authors, where I always have to search for the ingredients, as they ask for something we usually do not have in the cupboard. Unlike them, Robin’s recipes are based on real life, which makes it easy for them to be followed.
In this book Robin delivers even more, giving people insights in how slow cookers work the best, and the nuances that each device has (some might call it quirks).
My favorite recipe is the green bean casserole – which took me by surprise, as I would have never thought to make a
casserole in a slow cooker! It came out wonderful, and is now a family favorite.
As I mentioned above, Robin’s books are a large part of our cookbook library, so if you have not checked out any of them, this book is a great place to start!