Two People, One Appliance, No Freezer Full of Leftovers
who share a kitchen—but not the desire to spend all day in it—face a
quandary: buy cheap but unhealthy takeout or sink time into preparing
whole foods meals that they’re likely to end up eating for days and
days. With this cookbook, a third option is now on the table—er,
countertop: good-for-you slow cooker meals that save hours and are
portioned precisely for duos.
Think slow cookers are only for
soups and stews? Let Linda Larsen, master of the slow cooker, introduce
you to the best of the best slow cooker recipes for all kinds of meals,
from tender meats to seasoned vegetables to breakfasts, and more. In
addition, you’ll find:
• 10 must-know do’s and don’ts of slow cooking
• A guide to the meats that are best for slow cooking
• Tips for converting a stove-top recipe to the slow cooker
• The reasons why heavy-duty aluminum foil is a slow cooker’s best friend
• Recipes for 3- or 3½-quart slow cookers that include prep and cook
times; nutritional information; and labels that highlight gluten-free,
soy-free, nut-free, vegetarian or vegan meals
Now go ride that tandem bike and let your slow cooker take care of dinner.
Bone Broth, Chicken Stew with Gnocchi, Cuban Pork and Black Beans,
Mussels with Tomato Curry, Mexican Lasagna, Chocolate-Cherry Lava Cake,
About the Author
Linda Larsen is the author of 33 cookbooks. She is the Busy Cooks Expert
for About.com and specializes in quick-cooking recipes, healthy
recipes, and slow cooker recipes. She and her husband live outside of
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Sonoma Press (September 15, 2015)
Having just a few slow cooker recipes that I make seasonally, I was happy to get The Complete Slow Cooking for Two: A Perfectly Portioned Slow Cooker Cookbook by Linda Larsen in paperback form. I love that this book takes the traditional way of using a slow cooker for large meals for freezing or big family gatherings and teaches us how to use it for smaller meals from breakfast to dessert! I grew up with slow cooker stews, chili, meatballs and roasts with vegetables that could feed an army, so this was a real eye opener for me and I really enjoyed learning so much more about slow cooking than I ever thought. This cookbook has given me a whole new outlook on slow cooking as well as new dishes to feed my family when I have no time to stand at the stove all day cooking. The author gives a lot of good tips and clears up myths about slow cooking and the best meats to use and a lot of great recipes. I think this would make a wonderful gift for anyone who cooks. It will get them to drag their slow cooker out and make it a weekly part of meal planning. I recommend it.
I received this product in exchange for a review. All my opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.