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Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking: More Than 150 Tasty, Nourishing Recipes That Practically Make Themselves Paperback – March 20, 2012
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“The slow cooker is often regarded as a large pantry paperweight that is pulled out for the occasional potluck, but in Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking, Carla truly reinvents the slow cooker for a new generation. The variety of delicious and nutritious recipes is incredible and Carla provides allergen information to make sure everyone can enjoy dinner. In addition, there are recipes to help round out these tasty one-pot creations into a full dinnertime spread. Combined with the convenience factor, this book will make your slow cooker a permanent fixture in your kitchen.”
―Kris Holechek, author of 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes, Have Your Cake and Vegan Too, and nomnomnomblog.com
“Quick slow cooking is not an oxymoron, thanks to Carla Kelly’s wonderful new book, which proves that everyone has time to create healthful, compassionate meals every day!”
―Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, bestselling author and expert on compassionate living
“Who doesn’t love a deliciously inspired meal after a long day of work? Carla Kelly will have you pulling your slow cooker out of retirement and whipping up her tantalizing recipes, from delectable soups, stews, curries, chilies, BBQs, casseroles and roasts to quiches, sauces, stews and sides. You’ll have a hard time deciding what to make first!”
―Julie Hasson, author of Vegan Diner
“In Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking, Carla Kelly delivers an impressive collection of recipes from soups and stews, to curries and casseroles, that will keep your slow cooker humming and your tummy well satisfied.”
―Robin Robertson, author of Quick-Fix Vegan, Vegan on the Cheap, and Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker
“Who doesn’t love coming home to an incredible smelling home and the hot dinner that made it so? Thanks to the more than 150 recipes in Carla Kelly’s book, Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking, now we all can. Carla draws on her family favorites, and also spans the planet with a wide range of culturally-inspired dishes. From curries to casseroles, and everywhere in between, Carla’s recipes are sure to please your palate.”
―TamasinNoyes, author of American Vegan Kitchen, Grills Gone Vegan!, and coauthor of Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day
“If your idea of luxury is having dinner simmering away for you after a long day, then this book is for you! Vegan slow cooking made easy and delicious.”
―Isa Chandra Moskowitz, bestselling author of Veganomicon
“There’s something for everyone in this collection . . . excellent.”
About the Author
CARLA KELLY is an experienced cook and baker, having started well before the age of ten. As the eldest of five children, she often made baked treats and dinner for her family. She has been a vegan for over sevenyears and a vegetarian for fifteen more before that, and has developed recipes to suit herself and her family on this journey. She writes the popular blog The Year of the Vegan (VeganYear.blogspot.com) and lives in British Columbia with her family.
Top Customer Reviews
But... I think there is some misunderstanding between what I call slow-cooking and what she calls it. You see, I want something where the prep work involves chopping and dumping, shaking in some herbs and so on. She tries to bring it to a gourmet level. These are NOT recipes that "practically make themselves." (unless you have a very liberal idea of what that actually means) She does have a disclaimer inside the book that says "some" of the recipes require "a little bit" of extra prep work. No, no, no, my friends, ALL the recipes have some level of prep work beyond the chopping and dumping. I'm talking roasting, toasting, stirring, blending... some of the recipes that would be most interesting to me have a full 45 minutes of prep work. The least prep for the recipes I'm interested in is 20 minutes (not counting chopping time). I'm sorry, but that's not at all what I was looking for when I pull out the slow cooker.
Maybe, if you have different expectations, you'd enjoy this cookbook a million times more than I did -- which is why I generously give it 3 stars, not the 2 I'm inclined to rate it. And I do appreciate the how-to's for things like slow-cooker polenta and seitan (although that's information I could have found elsewhere, I'm sure). Unfortunately, this is not what I was looking for.
Our favorites so far are the Lasagna, "not-meat" balls spaghetti, pineapple sweet and sour seitan and the winter vegetables and quinoa. There are many more I have flagged but I would buy the book for these 4 recipes alone.
I am so happy to have a slow cooker cookbook to prepare dinner during the hot summers in South Carolina.....I hate cooking in summer and don't grill.
There are many soy-free, gluten free, recipes containing nuts are marked in a separate index and with each recipe. The ingredients are easy to find and a few like nutritional yeast, vital wheat gluten, or some spices you may have to purchase from amazon.com if your local grocery store does not stock. These items are typically part of a vegan pantry. Most recipes call for easy to find ingredients.
I am not a great cook, if I have a great recipe to follow than the food I cook tastes good, so a big Thanks, to Carla Kelly for writing this book!
Most importantly though are how delicious these recipes are. I was amazed with each one I tried, how flavorful and complex they were, equally enjoyed by myself and my meat-eating companion. Most impressive so far of the dozen or so recipes I've tried was probably the Tempeh Tikka Misala. If you've ever had tempeh before you know that on its own it tastes like a chunk of soggy vitamins. Well, this was amazing. I couldn't stop eating it. I used regular sour cream instead of vegan (because I can't find any place that carries vegan sour cream) but it was one of the most delicious things that has ever come out of my kitchen.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Was unfortunately a little disappointed by this book. I love my crock-pot, so I was hoping to find a lot of vegan-friendly low-effort dishes here. Not so much. Read morePublished 3 months ago by K. McCardwell
I wanted to love this cookbook. I tried 5 recipes before giving up. Here is why:
1. I wanted a health conscious vegan cookbook, and this is not. Read more
These recipes do taste good for the most part. However when many of them require 25+ ingredients, I just don't consider that "easy" as the title of this book implies.Published on March 13, 2014 by J. Wintersteen
These recipes are not quick and easy and they most certainly do not "practically make themselves" as stated on the book's cover. Read morePublished on January 8, 2014 by Cloudwalker
I have made several recipes from this book and they are ALL great...easy...healthy and great tasting. Looking forward to making many more. Read morePublished on December 8, 2013 by S. Fornara
I am so thrilled with this cookbook. I have recently decided to go back to school, and I am also working, I have just been way too busy to get in the kitchen, previously I liked... Read morePublished on September 16, 2013 by Eot101
It is hard to find Vegan recipes that can be tasty, creamy, hearty and feel like "comfort food," but so far the three I've made from the book fit the bill perfectly. Read morePublished on September 15, 2013 by M. Tempel