Peek Inside The Vegan Slow Cooker – Staples You’ll Want to Know

Photo by Bill Bettencourt, Property of Fair Winds Press

Citrus Rum BBQ Sauce (Photo by Bill Bettencourt, Property of Fair Winds Press)

I want to give you a little teaser from The Vegan Slow Cooker since the book doesn’t come out until October 1. It’s available for pre-order, but my publisher doesn’t have the look inside the book feature turned on yet. Hopefully this will get you as excited as I am about the launch!

This staples chapter is one of my favorites. You save so much money by cooking the things you use everyday from scratch right in your slow cooker. Plus you know exactly what went in them including how much salt!

I can’t begin to tell you how much money I saved when I was writing the book because of these recipes. Canned beans cost 3 to 6 times what dry beans cost, and wheat gluten flour is so much cheaper than ready-made gluten at the store.

I still try to take one day a month to make up a few batches and freeze them.

Chapter 2

Staples You’ll Want to Know: Make Your Own Bouillon, Seitan, sauces, and More

1. Dry Beans from Scratch (1 1/2 quart recipe on blog)
2. Perfectly Easy Everyday Brown Rice
3. Chickeny Bouillon
4. Beefy Bouillon
5. Chick’n Seitan
6. Beefy Seitan
7. Apple Sage Sausage (with gluten-free alternative)
8. Tea-Scented Tofu
9. Preserve-the-Harvest Diced Tomatoes
10. Beyond-Easy Baked Potatoes
11. All-Occasion Roasted Garlic
12. Citrus Rum BBQ Sauce
13. Balsamic Onion Marmalade
14. Homemade Smoky Ketchup
15. Fall Harvest Fruit Butter
16. Perfect Pumpkin Purée
17. Brandied Cranberry Sauce

Photo by Bill Bettencourt, Property of Fair Winds Press

Fall Harvest Butter (Photo by Bill Bettencourt, Property of Fair Winds Press)


  1. I love this!!! :D

  2. Just made the baked potatoes yesterday and they turned out perfectly even though I forgot to poke holes in the potatoes before I started! Thanks again and looking forward to when the book is released!

    • I’ve never had it happen to me, but supposedly if you don’t poke holes and the potato doesn’t already have a place fro steam to escape they blow up.

      This is one of things I just take as being true, though with most things I would try to blow it up just to see if it’s true! Maybe we need a slow cooker edition of Myth Busters!

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