September VegCookbook: The Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester

A big thanks to everyone who voted in the poll to choose our next VegCookbook.

In September, we’ll be cooking together from The Vegan Slow Cooker: Simply Set It and Go with 150 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Everyone (Vegan or Not!) Will Devour by Kathy Hester. I’ve always struggled to find good vegan and vegetarian recipes for the slow cooker, so I’m very excited to dive into this book. Look how delicious the dishes are on Kathy’s Vegan Slow Cooker Pinterest Board!

If you don’t have a slow cooker, but are thinking of buying one to try out this cookbook, Kathy has a section on her website called, Tips on Picking Out a Slow Cooker That’s Right for You. You can follow her on Twitter at @geekypoet.

Full disclosure: The link to The Vegan Slow Cooker is linked to my Amazon Associates Account. If you buy something after clicking on the link, I get a small percentage of the sale, which I will most likely use to buy more books.

3 responses to “September VegCookbook: The Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester

  1. I haven’t had a chance to choose a recipe to try but I did decide to take Kathy’s suggestion to cook dried beans in the slow cooker. I made black beans today and they turned out beautifully. I’ve been wanting to start cooking my own beans and freezing them and move away from opening a can all the time. I think I will do it now! So easy and the end result was perfect!

  2. Hi Catherine ~

    What a great idea. How did you freeze them? Have you tasted them after defrosting? If so, how were they?

    Thanks for sharing!

    • To freeze them I measured out 1 1/2 cup amounts and put them in small zip lock bags. This was the suggestion from the book because 1 1/2 cup is approximately what is in a can of beans so it makes it easy to use in place of canned beans.. Yes, I have used them twice and they were perfect. Not mushy at all, good color, good flavor. I’ve since done a batch of cannelloni beans but have not defrosted any to try. They looked and tasted great when I put them in the bags to freeze.

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