By Carla Kelly
Who knew “slow” could be so fast? Well, it can be—whether you’re an experienced cook or a slow-cooker newbie—with this cookbook of set-and-forget vegan meals!
Ever wished you could have a healthy, delicious, home-cooked dinner waiting for you when you get home? Well, stop dreaming and start cooking! In Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking, Carla Kelly brings you over 150 recipes for nourishing, whole foods–based meals, with easy-to-find, economical ingredients, simple cooking techniques, and minimal prep time. Whatever your skill level, Carla’s got you covered for slow-cooked meals year round—from hearty, comforting winter fare to light summer dinners that won’t heat up your kitchen.
If you spend a few minutes in the morning or the night before, you can come home to the aromas of these classic favorites and unique new flavors:
• Triple Tomato Soup
• Smoky Mushroom and Tofu Stroganoff
• Pumpkin and Tomato Dal
• Crème of Broccoli Soup
• Tempeh Tikka Masala
• Kidney Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
• Creamy Leek and Almond Pasta
• Classic Polenta, and much more!
There’s something here for everyone and every occasion: Kids will cheer for simple favorites like Franks’n’Beans and Chees-y Mac, and your friends will ooh and aah over sophisticated, holiday-ready dishes like Asparagus and Pine Nut Vodka Risotto. You’ll find nourishing soups, stews, casseroles, chilies, curries, pasta bakes, and sides that draw from an eclectic, global range of culinary influences to fill your every craving—not your every moment.
With handy slow-cooking tips, lists of gluten- and soy-free recipes, and a collection of easy sides to accompany your slow-cooked main course, this book is an all-in-one guide for every vegan on the go. So pull out your slow cooker, roll up your sleeves, and get set to forget—until dinnertime, that is!
“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.”