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Gourmet Vegetarian Slow Cooker – Book Giveaway!

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Gourmet Vegetarian Slow Cooker – Book Giveaway!

We could not be happier that October is Vegetarian Awareness Month. To celebrate, we decided to mix up our usual Saturday book giveaways and give away vegetarian cookbooks all month. First up is The Gourmet Vegetarian Slow Cooker by Lynn Alley. The recipes are organized by regions around the globe and all are made using–you guessed it–a slow cooker. Here are two mouthwatering recipes from Asia and the Middle East. Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win the book!

Potatoes and Peas in Red Curry Sauce
Serves 4

  • 2 pounds small red or yellow potatoes, cut into 11/2-inch pieces if necessary
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced vertically into sections
  • 1 can (about 14 ounces) coconut cream (see Note below)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 11/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup dry-roasted cashews, for garnish
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish

Note: Coconut cream is a thicker version of coconut milk. It will say coconut “cream” right on the can. The mouthfeeel of the cream is much richer than that of the milk, and as you might imagine, it is also higher in calories. You can substitute coconut milk for the cream in this recipe, but it is soooo good with the cream.

1. Wash the potatoes thoroughly and place them, along with the onion, in the slow cooker insert.

2. Mix the coconut cream, red curry paste, sugar, and soy sauce together and pour over the potatoes. Cover and cook on low for about 3 hours, or until the potatoes are somewhat tender when pierced with a fork.

3. Add the sweet potato, cover, and continue to cook on low for another 2 to 3 hours, or until all the vegetables are tender. Add the peas along with salt to taste and continue to cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes longer.

4. To serve, sprinkle each portion with 1 to 2 tablespoons cashews and some cilantro.

Next: Chickpea Fattet “Tostadas”

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8:29PM PDT on Oct 27, 2011

Yum yum yum! Thanks for the great recipes!

5:59AM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

Fabulous recipes, sound delicious and mouth-watering. Thanks for sharing.

6:54AM PDT on Jun 17, 2011

I have been looking for a good slow cooker recipe book. It is so nice to have home cooked meals without feeling like you have to slave away in the kitchen all day :) A vegetarian cookbook is even better!

1:09PM PST on Feb 15, 2011

I would be lost without my slow cooker.
These recipes sound great cant wait to give them a try.

12:02PM PST on Jan 2, 2011

I'm trying the Potatoe & Pea Curry tonight. Sounds good!

11:14AM PST on Jan 2, 2011

Thank you!!! I am always looking for delicious slow-cooker recipes.

7:31AM PST on Jan 1, 2011

I would love to have this cookbook and some new recipe ideas for my slow cooker (that has a permanent residence on my countertop (why put it away-when it's virtaully always in cooking motion)! Slow cookers are the only way for a busy single mom to cook!!

1:18PM PST on Dec 31, 2010

I love slow cooking so much..

7:10AM PST on Dec 31, 2010

I've been using a slow cooker for decades. It is particularly good for legumes & grains, like brown rice, that take a bit longer & require more attention when cooked on a stove top. I'm thrilled to find interesting & exotic new recipes that are healthy!

8:14PM PST on Dec 8, 2010

I loooooove my slow cooker, and can't wait ti try these recipes out.

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