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Overabundant quotation marks and occasional preaching aside, the recipes in this concise collection are simple and tempting. Organized by broad cuisine categories (Indian, Mexican and Southwestern, Greek, and so on), the dishes in this book don't school readers in the finer points of different cultures' cooking styles, but they do offer easy, tasty options for meat-free comfort food: slow-cooked grits with chili and cheese; polenta gnocchi in tomato sauce; wild mushroom stew on noodles. Appealing photos showcase prepared recipes that feel a step above traditional slow cooker fare, such as rustic potato and poblano gratin; risotto with lentils; polenta lasagna with tomato mushroom sauce; and Japanese-style braised tofu. The handful of surprisingly chic desserts sprinkled throughout—including red wine and cherry risotto; Mexican chocolate pudding cake; walnut and apple bread pudding—are a sweet bonus. (Mar.)
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"[G]ives both vegetarians and omnivores a sophisticated excuse to pull out that dusty slow-cooker."
--Washington Post Express, 3/17/10
I rarely purchase cookbooks, preferring just to try new ones out from the library, but I knew I could not easily give this one back after I had checked it out. Read morePublished 2 months ago by NotPrettyEnough
I'm very glad to have this as a resource for introducing my friends to this healthier way of eating. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bama
I don't use this book. I sent the slow cooker back......not worth the troublePublished 9 months ago by Andrea Brewster
My sister loves the recipes in this book. I gave it to her for Christmas!Published 12 months ago by pam roussell
Compared to my other vegetarian cookbooks, this one is less useful, at least for my lifestyle. It simply doesn't include the sort of things I would cook for my family every day. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Shuli
I tried a few recipes already and the first turned out mushy. I had to do a lot of re-working the recipe to make it better the second time around. Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by Melissa Lowe