Over 60 recipes for delicious, home-cooked, nourishing meals from your electric slow cooker. For anyone who loves good food but has little time to spend cooking, an electric slow cooker (crockpot) can fit perfectly into a busy lifestyle. They can be used day or night, and you don't have to stay at home to keep an eye on your cooking while you produce hearty, healthy food for all the family. The recipes in this book mainly use sustaining grains, beans, and legumes, along with "superfood" vegetable ingredients and high protein foods including fish, poultry, and meat. The addition of fresh herbs and super spices such as turmeric and ginger adds flavor as well as packing a nutritional punch. Ideas for Breakfast & Brunch include Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Hash with Pumpkin Seeds; Best Baked Beans; Spiced Fruit Compote with Chia; and Apple Pie Porridge with Blueberries and Toasted Almonds. Light Bites & Lunches to share include Mung Bean Hummus; Supergreen Soup; Beet Falafel; Steamed Savory Garbanzo Cake with a Spinach Raita; and Mackerel with Lime & Mango Salsa. Deliciously sustaining recipes for Weekdays include Jamaican Black Bean Pepper Pot; Yellow Split Pea & Coconut Curry; Poached Fish in Dashi Broth with Kombu & Edamame; Chicken & Chipotle Barley Bowl; and Asian Beef Broth with Orange & Star Anise. At the Weekends feast on comforting Winter Chestnut & Puy Lentil Stew; Bonfire Adzuki Bean Chili; and Five-spice Pulled Pork with Asian Slaw or choose a lighter option such as the Sri-Lankan Fish Curry; Chicken, Faro & Porcini Pilaf; or a Moroccan Harissa-spiced Lamb Salad. Discover the convenience and versatility of your slow cooker (crockpot) with these inspired and nourishing recipes.
Nicola Graimes is an award-winning writer specializing in nutritional health, vegetarian cooking, and food for children. A former editor of Vegetarian Living magazine, she has written 26 books, including Great Healthy Food for Vegetarian Kids, which won Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the World Gourmand Awards 2010. For Ryland Peters & Small she has also written The Salad Bowl. Nicola lives in Brighton, UK. Cathy Seward is a home economist with over 30 years experience in the profession - there is very little that Cathy has not covered in her long and varied career. A specialist in product development within the housewares and consumer goods industry, she is a slow cooker expert. She lives in Surrey, UK.