Slow Cooker soups

Crockpotluck! by _e.t
Crockpotluck!, a photo by _e.t on Flickr.

It’s raining buckets here today, which makes it a perfect morning to start a pot of Split Pea and Parsnip soup in my slow cooker.

Fresh From The Vegetarian Slow Cooker

Robin Robertson’s book, Fresh From The Vegetarian Slow Cooker is full of simple, delicious vegetarian recipes like this one that come together in a snap.

Stigma?

I still fail to understand why some folks (mostly women, in my personal experience) don’t like the slow cooker. They feel it’s kitchy or cheesey or just uncool. I don’t get it.

The slow cookers in my house get a regular workout, and save my vegetarian bacon on a regular basis. Even though I work from home as an online business manager and virtual assistant, I put in busy, long days. At the end of the day, I’m as tired as the next gal who’s been out in a brick and mortar office all day.

Starting dinner in the slow cooker in the morning, before my day gets going, means a hot, healthy veggie meal at the end of the day. Add to the mix that I’ve got a senior in high school with a crazy schedule, and you’ll further understand my slow cooker appreciation. Dinner is ready when we need it to be, even if we’re all eating at slightly different times.

What’s your favorite?

There are a number of wonderful slow cooker recipes out there for vegetarians and vegans. I’d love you to share yours, or your favorite cookbook, in the comments.

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