It always amazes me when people tell me they’ve put away their slow cooker for the summer. It’s the hottest time of the year and perfect weather for slow cooking. Skip some of the heavy stews you make in the winter, but use it for beans, lighter meals, and even desserts – all without heating up your already too hot kitchen! to recipes →
I’m at it again tomorrow at 11 am – this time at McIntyre’s Books in Pittsboro. You know the drill I’m sure. I’ll be there and would love to answer questions for you. Of course, there will be snacks! I may even make Thai iced tea this time.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
11 to 12 pm
So this is what you saw if you came to see me Saturday. A Southern Season had a great set up for me and I met a ton of great people. I will be there again in May and I’m working on some dates with other local venues. [Read more...]
From noon to 3 pm tomorrow, Saturday March 10th, you can find me at A Southern Season in Chapel Hill, NC ready to answer your questions. I will also be available to sign books.
They are making a few treats from my book, The Vegan Slow Cooker, for you to sample.
I hope to see you there. Remember, using your slow cooker gives you more time to enjoy Spring! [Read more...]
In my pre-vegan days eggs were often my go to ingredient for a quick dinner. Now that I’m vegan, I still make some of the same convenience foods only I use the magic of tofu instead of eggs.
Scrambling tofu is surprisingly similar to scrambling eggs in that the excitement comes from the add-ins. (And be honest, the picture above looks pretty close to regular scrambled eggs.) to recipes→
Missed some of my other events? Here are a few more chances to get some slow cooker tips and tricks from me. If that’s not enough I’ll have some delicious snacks waiting for you! [Read more...]
Missed some of my other events? Here are a few more chances to get some slow cooker tips and tricks from me. If that’s not enough I’ll have some delicious snacks waiting for you too!
All of these are free and you can ask me questions about slow cooking and eating vegan at any of them.
If you are not in the Raleigh Durham area and would like to have me at an event, signing, or teach a cooking class in your area, please email me through the contact form on the blog.
Quail Ridge Books (An Independent Bookstore)
Sunday, February 26, 2012
3522 Wade Ave Raleigh, North Carolina 27607-4048
Want to eat healthier but not give up taste? Kathy Hester presents The Vegan Slow Cooker: Simply Set It and Go with 150 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Everyone (Vegan or Not!) Will Devour. She shares stellar recipes and straightforward instructions. Oh, and there will be samples!
A Southern Season
Saturday, March 10, 2012
12 to 3 pm
A Southern Season, University Mall 201 S. Estes Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27514
I will talk about my book, sign, copies, and answer questions. And, of course, there will be samples!
Southwest Regional Library Culinary Book Club (Open to the public and free)
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
7 pm to 8 pm
3605 Shannon Road Durham, NC 27707
I will discuss my cookbook, The Vegan Slow Cooker at the Southwest Regional Library Culinary Book Club. There will be lots of tips and tricks and a few recipes too!
Mark your calendars and join me this Tuesday at the Regulator! I’ll be bringing snacks ; )
The Regulator (An Independent Bookstore)
Tuesday , January 31, 2012
7 to 8 pm
720 9th St Durham, NC 27705
Join us for a warm wintertime snack with Durham blogger and cookbook author Kathy Hester who will discuss and sign copies of her new book The Vegan Slow Cooker.
Continuing on my fancy drink exploration – this cocktail combines fresh pear with vanilla vodka and amaretto all tied together with the slightly floral flavor of cardamom.
If you can’t find any vanilla liquor you can make your own. Check on Barnivore to make sure the base vodka you use is vegan and then you just need vanilla beans and vegan sugar. It does take 2 to 3 months to make a usable liqueur, but if you start it tonight you’ll be that much closer to trying it.
Vegan Creamy Pear Cardamom Cocktail
Makes 4 to 6 servings
- 1 medium pear – peeled, cored and chopped
- 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (vanilla if possible)
- ¼ cup vanilla vodka
- ¼ cup amaretto
- ¼ cup vanilla So Delicious Coconut Creamer
- 2 tablespoons vanilla liqueur
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cardamom
- 2 teaspoons vegan sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
Add all ingredients except sweetener into a blender and blend until pear is smooth. Taste and use the amount of sweetener needed. This will depend on how ripe the pear is. Blend again and serve over ice.
You can always add an additional cup of non-dairy milk if you like your drinks a little weaker.