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Jan 20, 2013 12:40 AM

Recommended vegetarian slow cooker cookbook and/or your favorite tried and true recipes?

Hi everyone-I'm getting a crockpot soon to try to make cooking during the week less of a hassle. I'm hoping for some great vegetarian recipes to make in it since I associate them with large hunks of tough meat. I'd love a gourmet cookbook or two, or even just some of your favorite recipes.

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  1. I've been loving Robin Robertson's Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker. I highly recommend it!

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    1. re: Peaches to Poutine

      Thank you! I saw that and wondered if it was any good. I saw some so-so reviews of the vegetarian version. I'm glad that you endorse it! It's pretty cheap, so, I guess, what do I have to lose?

      1. re: IndyGirl

        Since it's cold as hell up here, I am relying the book and my slow cooker to provide me with a nice meal at least once a week. So far, my husband's favorite is the Chipolte Polenta. We did the Jerk Tempeh with Sweet Potatoes this weekend.

        1. re: Peaches to Poutine

          What kind of crockpot do you have? I keep reading reviews and talking myself out of all of them. I worry about my food burning.

          1. re: IndyGirl

            Well, it's my husband's crock pot. It's one of those old-school ceramic dealies. It's round, about 5 to 6 quarts with a very seventies motif! He bought years ago at a yard sale and it's still going strong.

            I'm in the market for an oval myself as a back-up b/c of the recipes in the book specify an oval-shaped one (the pizza recipe, a strata recipe, a lasagne recipe, etc.) Up here, Canadian Tire seems to have crock pots on sale all the time!

            1. re: IndyGirl

              I can't find the one I usually use, but I've had better luck with the basic ones like this:

              The fancy ones with extra times and settings haven't worked well for me. I use an appliance timer with mine.

      2. This author has a few slow cooker Indian cookbooks out. I have read 2 of hers and they are great!