Friday, November 1, 2019

Fresh Flavours for the Slow Cooker Reinvent the Slow-Cooked Meal; 77 Mouthwatering Recipes

Fresh Flavors for the Slow Cooker is a collection of recipes by Nicki Sizemore featuring slow-cooker preparation. Released 29th Oct 2019 by Storey, it's 208 pages and available in ebook and paperback formats.

This cookbook provides a little twist on the usual slow cooker / one pot recipes. It provides a nice selection of main dishes but the author has also included coordinating sides and sauces to mix and match. The book includes a large number of meal planning tips which are highlighted in small sidebars throughout.

The introduction (~10% of the content) includes some general cooking tips and background. The following chapters are written around specific ingredient groups: vegetables, chicken turkey & pork, beef & lamb, seafood, and breakfast & brunch. There's also an index and conversion charts.

Each of the recipes includes a picture (some have several process pics also), prep and cooking times, and yields. Ingredients are listed in a sidebar, bullet style. The step by step cooking instructions are well written and easy to follow. Tips and time-saving info are listed in sidebars.  The recipe ingredients are familiar and easily sourced. The ingredients are listed with US standard measures but there's a metric conversion chart included in the back of the book.

We tried several recipes and all were tasty and appealing. The Fajita Stuffed Sweet Potatoes + Guacamole (p. 39) were mind blowing. Absolutely delicious and would have made enough for lunch the next day for work, but they didn't last long enough. I've been asked by my kids twice since then to make them again. This is one recipe which is definitely going into our regular rotation.

Four stars. Well presented tasty recipes. Well written directions, easily sourced ingredients.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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