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Top Ten Vegetarian Slow Cooker Cookbooks
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Even if you are not a vegetarian yourself, there are probably going to be times in your life when you are going to have to cook for a vegetarian. It may be for a guest, or quite often children will decide they no longer want to eat meat for ethical reasons. Sometimes this will be temporary while others will stay vegetarian for the rest of their life. Because of this, every collection of cookbooks should include at least one for vegetarians or vegans (vegetarians who don't eat dairy, honey or other animal-based products).
Slow cooking is a great option because it is very hard to go wrong. The lower temperatures make it difficult to scorch, burn or overcook your vegetables, you can throw the ingredients into the pot, close the lid and spend time doing other things while the meal is cooking, and slow cooking seems to boost flavours. Here is my selection of the top ten vegetarian slow cooker cookbooks.
The Vegetarian Slow Cooker
This book has over 200 recipes and is illustrated in full colour. There are recipes that will appeal to a wide range of tastes and it includes vegan recipes that are clearly marked.
Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking
There are over 150 recipes made with common ingredients and quick preparation time that make this a very handy cookbook. There are simple recipes for the kids and more sophisticated ones suitable for dinner parties as well as everyday fare. I like the creamy leek and almond pasta.
The Everything Vegetarian Slow Cooker Cookbook
This is a versatile cookbook with 300 recipes for any occasion. There are main meals, side dishes, salads, dips and desserts, and a good choice of vegan options and substitutions. All the recipes are simple to make and include an interesting peanut butter cup cake.
Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker
With 200 recipes for healthy and hearty one-pot meals, this recipe book is a winner. The same author has also written “Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker” which you can find through the Amazon search at the bottom of this page.
The Vegan Slow Cooker
Kathy Hester’s book got rave reviews when it was released in late 2011. There are 150 recipes of wonderful easy-to-prepare healthy food. Recipes include Tempeh Braised with Figs and Port Wine and the delicious sounding Turkish Delight Tapioca Pudding, which I can’t wait to try.
125 Best Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes
As well as 125 recipes using mainly common pantry ingredients, there is information and tips about slow cooking, including how to uses whole leaf herbs and spices for seasoning. The recipe selection is wide-ranging including simple things you may never have thought of, like Cider Baked Beans.
Gourmet Vegetarian Slow Cooker
This book features simple and sophisticated meals from around the world. There are over 50 innovative and imaginative vegetarian dishes, and some vegan. They include breakfasts, main meals, side dishes, soups and deserts. Although delicious, they are all convenient and easy to make. Dishes are grouped according to region such as India, Mexico and the Southwest, Asia, Italy, France, Greece and the Middle East.
Fast Cooking in a Slow Cooker Every Day of the Year
This is a spiral-bound book, making it easy to display flat in the kitchen as you follow the recipes. It has full colour photographs and 300 recipes, as well as time saving tips and techniques and ways to adapt your favourite recipes to a vegetarian option.
The Simple Little Vegan Slow Cooker
A collection of simple, economical recipes for everyone from busy families to college kids learning to cook. It includes exotic international cuisine from Mexico, Asia and Italy with a focus on the healthier eating style that a diet based on vegetables, legumes and whole grains can bring.
Slow Cooking for Vegetarians
This book is part of the UK Slow Cooker Library whose brief is “Recipes that produce Restaurant Quality eating at Home.” It showcases vegetarian recipes from around the world including Creole, Caribbean, Mexican, British, Eastern European, Central European, Mediterranean, Lebanese, Indian, Pakistani, Chinese, Japanese and even Australian fusion cookery.