No matter how busy or behind I get, I go on the deck and look out at the trees and listen to the birds before I leave for work. This morning I was rewarded with a magical rainbow. So I feel pretty lucky. I have an experimental agave mustard tofu in the slow cooker so everyone keep your fingers crossed for me!
One of the best parts of summer is cooling down with creamy desserts, but brownies and cakes are certainly nice too. Here are a few you may not think about making in your slow cooker, but trust me it’s the best way to make them in the summer! to the recipes →
Today we’ll look at making some yummy pasta sauces from scratch. Yes, even in the summer your slow cooker still comes through in a big way. I love the way you can take your csa or farmers market jewels and turn them into sauces for a great pasta dish.
They even freeze well for last-minute meals now or when tomato season is just a vague memory. These sauces are amazing with bread sticks and can even be the base of a grilled pizza!
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 →
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...]
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.