The Vegan Slow Cooker

Simply Set It and Go With 150 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-free Fare Everyone (vegan or Not!) Will Devour

Hester, Kathy

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Vegan Slow Cooker
Quayside Pub Group
"Kathy’s stellar recipes and straightforward instructions will have you creating hot, fresh, gourmet meals in just minutes a day. No more slaving away in the kitchen. With The Vegan Slow Cooker, you’ll be eating like a queen with just the flip of a switch!"—Rory Freedman, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Skinny Bitch

"This book might just revolutionize vegan cooking! Kathy Hester's recipes are ridiculously fast and easy, unbelievably delicious, and believe it or not—cheap. Bravo, Kathy!"—Kathy Freston, New York Times best-selling author of Veganist, Quantum Wellness, and The Quantum Wellness Cleanse

"The Vegan Slow Cooker is a fantastic collection of mouthwatering, fuss-free, easy-to-make vegan recipes. From curries, dals, and steamy stews to casseroles, breads, and decadent desserts, you'll be serving up delicious slow-cooked meals every day of the week."—Julie Hasson, author of Vegan Diner

"The health advantages of a plant-strong diet are compelling and well proven. But preparing yummy meals that are wholesome can be time consuming. That's where this book comes in. Slow cookers can be huge labor and time savers, if you know how to use them. This is the book that will show you how."—John Robbins, author of The Food Revolution, The New Good Life, and Diet for a New America
If you want to prepare hot, nutritious, home-cooked meals for your family and friends, but feel like time is never on your side, think again! The Vegan Slow Cooker shows you how to create fresh, nourishing cuisine in just two simple steps, using all the healthiest produce, whole grains, and vegan-friendly ingredients found at your local market or farm stand (or home garden!).
Author and slow cooker expert Kathy Hester, founder of the blog Healthy Slow Cooking (, will show you how simple it is to 1.) Prep your ingredients the night before, in just a few minutes' time, and 2.) Assemble everything in the slow cooker in the morning, right before you head to work.
The results vary from one-dish meals that are hot and ready as soon as you walk in the door to dishes that are ready in less than 3 hours. There are even recipes for staples like bouillon, apple sage sausage and seitans that you can make once and store in the freezer to use all month long.
From your favorite comforting casseroles to fresh and exciting new stews, and even desserts and quick breads—all veganized!—you find recipes that cover every meal and a wide variety of cuisines, including:
—Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
—Exotic Cardamom Hot Chocolate
—Chick’n and Dumplings
—Mushroom Lasagna with a Garlic-Tofu Sauce
—Chili Relleno Casserole
—Tempeh Braised with Figs and Port Wine
—Kung Pao Chick’n
—Turkish Delight Tapioca Pudding
With The Vegan Slow Cooker, you’ll find all the tasty inspiration you need to pull that neglected crock pot out of storage and get start creating compassionate, crave-worthy meals today. Home cooking has never been more easy, or delicious.

Baker & Taylor
Provides nutritious vegan slow-cooker recipes that require a minimum of hands-on time, explaining how to prepare ingredients quickly the night before and assemble them in the cooker the following morning, offering such options as Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal, Chili Relleno Casserole and Mushroom Lasagna with Garlic-Tofu Sauce. Original.

Publisher: Beverly, Mass. : Fair Winds Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781592334643
Branch Call Number: 641.5636 H
Characteristics: 224 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.


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Feb 15, 2015
  • dianewkp rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is for primarily for people who work and just want to come home and eat. After commute traffic, who feels like spending time in the kitchen? I love this book, and she writes that if you don't want to cook the onions beforehand, you don't have to. It's nice to come home to the smell of something delicious that's ready to eat. I'm going to buy this book.

Jun 13, 2013
  • psknit rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I have made several recipes from this book and been very pleased with the results. I love making granola in the crock pot, but a word of warning: you do have to stir every 10 minutes and i felt mine was done at about 2.5 hours instead of 3-4.

Sep 26, 2012

It's really nice that Kathy Hester has a slow cooker and is a vegan, but that doesn't mean that everything you cook has to be done in the slow cooker.

For example: slow cooker lattes! Why not make the espresso, add some almond milk, and then let it stew for hours in the slow cooker with some spices?! Is she kidding? A latte takes 5 minutes to make, and as anyone who drinks coffee knows, you don't want espresso that's been sitting around more than 10 minutes as it gets bitter.

The point of a slow cooker is not to drag out a 5-to-15 minute recipe into something that takes hours but to make something that does take a long time easier by removing the necessity of watching over it. in most cases, those would be meat dishes, like a pulled pork or another tough cut made tender by hours on low heat. I was interested to see what kind of luscious vegetable ragouts a vegan slow-cooker book might have. Well, they're not in this vegan cookbook.

Things like the peanut fondue she suggests, a lots of these sauces, stews, and soups just need to be heated through. They do not need hours and hours in the slow cooker. Save your time and money and wait for a properly trained chef to produce a slow-cooker book for vegans. This book is just a lot of non-slow-cooker recipes unnecessarily slowed down. Unless you just don't have any recipe ideas, don't bother. Or, make this book useful by making the recipes on the stoveftop. Most of them won't take long.

Sep 04, 2012
  • SingleMamma rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I've just been browsing the recipes in this book and I already LOVE it! The recipes are clear and concise, with gluten-free and soy-free labels. The auther offers conversions, storage, tips and other ideas.

As a busy Mom to three children, this book will be essential. The slow cooker saves so much time, these recipes are very quick, easy and best of all CHEAP. This is definately going on my must buy list. I will be renewing it again and again in the meantime.

Jul 06, 2012
  • HereHere rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

For the lazy cook, there are at least 2 recipes that take 5-10 minutes of preparation (vegetable soup and creamed potato soup), which I tried. With the vegetable soup recipe which I have done twice, I found that using a wide range of frozen vegetables (peas, corn, carrot, onion, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and okra) made it taste better. The other recipes involved more prep work such as frying onions, so I did not attempt them.


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