Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Slow Cooker Cookbook Giveaway

My slow cooker kicks into overdrive around the start of school and doesn't start humming all year long. In other words, I've been using my slow cooker a lot lately. I'm guessing you just might be too.

I think a lot of folks have a sort of aversion to slow cookers, tending to think they are for bland, overcooked, or mushy foods. I have a cookbook that will change that perception!


The Vegan Slow Cooker touts, "Set It and Forget It with 150 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Everyone (Vegan or Not!) Will Devour!" I couldn't have written it better.

As a non-vegan, I found recipe after recipe that I wanted to try as I flipped through this cookbook. I loaned it to a friend, and a few days later she said, "I am buying this book, otherwise I will end up having this a very long time."

Here's just one example of The Vegan Slow Cooker's flavorful recipes, one that will send you on a dinnertime trip to the islands:

Caribbean Mango Black Beans
(from The Vegan Slow Cooker)

3 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 cups mango (from 2 mangoes), diced
4 - 15oz cans blacks beans, drained and rinsed -OR- 6 cups cooked dried black beans
1 cup water
2 tablespoons vegan chicken-flavored bouillon
3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/8 - 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Night prior:
Mince the garlic. Cut up the mango. Grate the ginger. Set in an airtight container for the morning.

In the Morning:
Oil the inside of your slow cooker. Add all the ingredients except the salt and pepper.

Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. Once done, salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 8.

We served ours over brown rice, with a squeeze of lime, a couple dashes of hot sauce and a bit of cilantro:


Despite being quite chilly outside, inside we were playing reggae music (really) and being transported far away from the cold of Ohio!

If you want even more slow cooker inspiration, be sure to bookmark author Kathy Hester's blog: http://healthyslowcooking.com/

Her blog is full of great recipes, just like the ones in The Vegan Slow Cooker.

So...

I am giving away one copy of this flavorful, creative and most of all, super convenient cookbook to one Sweet Peas and Pumpkins fan.

To enter:
Leave a comment on this blog post letting me know you have "liked" Sweet Peas and Pumpkins on Facebook. You can leave an additional comment letting me know you have become a "Follower" (see the right side bar) of this blog too. Two chances to win one cool cookbook!

I'll choose a winner this Friday at 12 noon EST.

Life is sweet,
SPC

30 comments:

Beth Norred said...

i LOVE me some Sweet Peas and Pumpkins... Cant get enough.. Thanks

squirt magert and the moose said...

"liked" you awhile ago!! love all your posts and this cookbook looks fantab!!

Elizabeth said...

I have really appreciated the recipes on this blog. Just 'liked' on fb :)

Elizabeth said...

Also just became a follower... ;)

JerseyBaby said...

I need this cookbook, giveaway or not! My slowcooker is getting bored with chili unfortunately, no matter how I try to spice it up.

FB follower since the beginning!

JerseyBaby said...

And a follower too.

thriftymommy said...

i like u on FB !

thriftymommy said...

I am following your blog on google

lsl_scrapper said...

I definitely LIKE Sweet Peas and Pumpkins on FB!

DisneyGirl said...

I "LOVE" YOU ON FACEBOOK! I look forward to your posts...Great Recipes!!

Kim Baker said...

I've "liked" you on FB for awhile now...LOVE the site and all the wonderful Ideas, especially have 3 little sweet peas :)

Andrea Crookston said...

I follow you :)

Andrea Crookston said...

I like you on FB!

Unknown said...

I'm a fan!!!

Kathy said...

I've liked you on facebook for a while...

Kathy said...

Now I am a follower too!

Teslaca said...

I "liked" Sweet Peas and Pumpkins on Facebook.

Teslaca said...

Following your blog via Google Friend Connect and their reader. Love the looks of this cookbook; vegetables are terribly neglected in most slow cooker books or they're drowned in dairy products. Would love to add this one to my vegan cookbook shelf.

Margaret said...

I am a follower. I love using my slow cooker and I love soups of any kind.

Brandis said...

I have been a huge fan of "sweet peas and pumpkin" ever since you first cooked for me back in Columbus!!! I can't even tell you how many of the recipes I make often are originated from your blog! You rock, Jess! Thank you!

Jo said...

having the facebook feed lets me know when to come over here to check the blog

Jo said...

and I'm following now too

Heidi said...

Following you on facebook - love the tuesday tip!

CCLJ said...

I am now following your blog and liked you on facebook! I have been checking out your blog for a while now, and have enjoyed quite a few of your recipes! Thanks for sharing!

Anna Learn said...

Reciently discovered this blog, and I liked you on Facebook, your Peanut Energy Bars have been a hit at home and at my office!

Anonymous said...

I have liked you on Facebook! Sarah22277

jamie dellesky said...

Jessica! I just found your blog and I love it! I did like you on Facebook and all the posts! Please enter me into the contest! I could totally use this book for the Philippines! Can't wait to try the recipe!
Jamie

Stephanie said...

Love your recipes! "Liked" you on Facebook! Thanks!

Stephanie said...

And, have been a follower for a while!

Lisa said...

I "liked" you on Facebook! Glad I came across your blog as I'm in Columbus, too!