Cookbook: Vegan Slow Cooking For Two or Just For You

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As a former vegetarian who at one time dated and lived with a vegan, I have learned to appreciate meatless meals. I also have a small family of just three of us, so I was excited to test out the book, Vegan Slow Cooking For Two or Just For You by Kathy Hester.

Vegan Slow Cooking For Two or Just for You is full of everything from entrees to side dishes and even sauces to accompany many meals.

The Good:

Vegan Slow Cooking For Two or Just for You has beautiful photos. For me, as a chef, I was taught we “eat with our eyes first”, so this is one of the most important aspects any cookbook can have. The photos really made my mouth water and my husband came in and peeked over my shoulder and didn’t even know it was a vegan cookbook.

I liked that the book also included tips for using a slow cooker as well as an explanation of some new ingredients that may not be familiar to many home cooks. There was also a section on tips for cooking for small families in general as well, which I found very useful. I think this book would be great as a wedding gift!
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Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans

As a mom who wants to feed her kids food that they will not only like but that is also good for them, it has not always been easy. I have 4 very active children ages 8-17. We are the ultimate on the go family, band competitions, football games, basketball games, cheerleading, gymnastics. You name it, my kids jump for the opportunity.

My biggest worry hasn’t been being too busy, we have our break schedule along with the activities but the food they eat. We have more often found ourselves picking up a pizza because the kids don’t like the meals I would like them to eat. Now normally I would just say eat or don’t it’s your choice; but not with their activities.

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Thanks to Natalie Slater and her book bake and destroy I have been able to conquer 3 parts of our
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