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Cheesy-eggy-whipped cream filled recipes...not many healthy choices
on December 29, 2011
The slow-cooking book I really love is Robin Robertson's Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker, which has amazing plant-based chilis, soups, jambalayas, etc. 125 best Vegetarian Slow Cooker recipes is less imaginative in its seasonings; most of the recipes rely heavily on cheese, eggs, whipped cream etc. (examples -- of the 16 appetizer recipes, only 2 are plant-based, including spiced nuts; of the 21 desserts, only 1 -- pears poached in wine). The "vegan-friendly" recipes I've tried have been fine, but nothing I felt drawn to return to.
So for those who are looking for great food that's healthier, lower in fat, more sustainable, this may not be your cookbook. Check out Robin Robertson or Kathy Hester's The Vegan Slow Cooker: Simply Set It and Go with 150 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Everyone (Vegan or Not!) Will Devour.