Welcome to Healthy Slow Cooking! There’s way more here than just slow cooking recipes. All the recipes are vegan and most even offer soy-free, gluten-free and no oil added options. HSC is a PR friendly blog, but only write about vegan products.
You’ll also find stove-top and oven recipes in addition to the occasional smoothie or cocktail. This is a great place to grab a quick and easy meatless recipe for dinner or start some slow cooker oatmeal for tomorrow morning. You can also see some sneak peeks inside my books and you can ask me questions through the comments or the contact form.
I’m Kathy Hester and in addition to running HSC I have published 5 vegan cookbooks with another one on its way next year! I’m most known for my vegan slow cooker books, though I have some mad skills with beans and oatmeal too.
I’ve also self-published my first book, The Ghoulish Gourmet: A Bewitching Collection of Vegan Halloween Recipes. Who doesn’t love Halloween? I know I do!
How long have you been meatless?
I’ve been meatless since 1983 when requests for tofu or tempeh were met with blank stares at grocery stores. I have been eating vegan for a few years now and it’s so much easier to find foods for a special diet.
I did grow up an omnivore, but the writing was on the wall pretty early. I used to pick the meat out of my noodles when I was 8 and never cared for the taste.
Want to work with me?
I wear a lot of hats. I really love to learn new things, so that keeps my skill list fresh and always growing.
I’m a blogger and freelance writer. I have written articles for many websites with a focus on healthy eating and vegan food. If you’re looking for a writer to do one post/article or a regular column I’d love to hear from you.
As a recipe developer, I love to work with both small and large companies. I’ve worked for Roland Foods, Tasteful Selection Potatoes, Duda Fresh and others. I do vegan recipes that are easy and accessible to home cooks of all levels. Let me add some interesting vegan recipes to your collection!
I also teach cooking classes. I can feature recipes from my books or concentrate on using your products. I have done several classes with Savory Spice Shop, Midway Community Kitchen and Creative Connection. I also do demos and talks about healthy eating and vegan cooking. I’ve presented at the Boston Veg Fest, Triangle Veg Fest, various libraries and bookstores. Let me know what you’re looking for and I can tailor a class/demo/talk to fit your group’s needs.
After doing the heavy lifting on my books, I’ve started working with other cookbook authors on promoting their books. I do online pr for new books and existing titles. Services I have available are organizing blog tours, securing online ads, promoting through social media and tons of little tricks to get your book noticed. I have a list of popular sites that I submit to several times a year. I do not do traditional pr.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss working with me. You are welcome to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.