Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Slow cooker

My family gave Mr T a slow cooker for his birthday and mother drove to Frankston from the west to get what appears to be the only copy of the simple little vegan slow cooker book in Melbourne.

We didn't waste anytime putting it to work and made the tofu in pumpkin seed sauce from the book. Which we put in mountain bread with nacho cheezly, sour cream, with avocado and lettuce. The sauce itself was a bit bland, although i'm not sure if it that is because I used regular pumpkin instead of pumpkin puree, does pumpin puree in the US have something added to it? I also didn't put a small can of chillis in it, I put a capscium and chilli powder in it instead.





The slow cooker itself though was so nice to use, I loved not having to stir or check on it and the warmer function which kept it warm while we waited for friends to arrive for dinner.

Does anyone have the cookbook or know of any awesome slow cooker recipes?

6 comments:

Cindy said...

Looks like fun! Not a book recommendation, but I know that Susan V of Fatfree Vegan Kitchen has lots of slow cooker style recipes on her blog (I think she even has a crock-pot tag!).

Vaala said...

That looks really delicious. I don't know of any good cookbooks to recommend but I might have some good recipes floating around somwhere. Wish I had a slow cooker. I have to borrow Mum's one.

I'm Philippa O said...

i've posted a couple of meals we made in tim's slow cooker. it's great for making stews and soups and cooking things with rice and grains in it

Susan said...

I got given a slow cooker earlier this year and I love it!

I bought 'Fresh From The Vegetarian Slow Cooker', by Robin Robertson (who wrote Vegan Planet) and it has a lot of different recipes in it. I have only made a few so far but they have all been good!

Johanna said...

I just made some slow cooked baked beans from Stone Soup - you could try this sort of recipe with a slow cooker

Amy said...

I 'liberated' my mum's slow cooker earlier in the year - but it only works on the cooler setting! I'm thinking awesome chilli/pasta sauces...