Friday, May 24, 2013

The Everyday Low-Carb Slow Cooker Cookbook by Kitty Broihier and Kimberly Mayone

For those short on time for dinner, and still want great tasting low-carb meals, this cookbook has 120 recipes to use with a slow cooker.

Kitty Broihier and Kimberly Mayone have collaborated on a cookbook centered around low-carb cooking. All recipes inside The Everyday Low-Carb Slow Cooker Cookbook are made using a slow cooker, perfect for when there is little time to cook dinner. Broihier is also the author of Everyday Low-Carb Desserts (De Capo Books, 2004), and Mayone is a co-author of The Everything Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutritional Supplements Book (Adams Media Corporation; 2001).

Dinner recipes aren't just for main dishes, but accompaniments like vegetable side dishes and desserts are also presented. A few recipes are made outside the slow cooker, like a cheese sauce with using the leftovers in pot after the Chicken Cordon Blue Roll-Ups, and breadcrumbs that are used as a topping. Other recipes for fresh, chilled salads can be made up ahead of time when the slow cooker meal is started, stored in the refrigerator, and served with the finished hot dish when you get home from work.

Book Chapters and Overview

The Everyday Low-Carb Slow Cooker Cookbook has two major parts: information about slow cookers and low-carb cooking, and the recipes themselves. If you've never used a slow cooker before, the first part goes over things like slow cooker types and sizes, slow cooker care and safety, and slow cooking basics. Help is given stocking the low-carb pantry with a listing of basics that are useful to have on hand and a resources list for low-carb food products and ingredients.

The recipes are broken down by meal: Breakfast, Brunch, and Eggs Anytime; Easy-Prep Entrees; Soups, Stews, and Chilies; Beef Entrees; Poultry Entrees; Pork Entrees; Seafood Entrees; Food for Entertaining; Double-Duty Recipes; Sauces, Dressings, and Toppings; Side Dishes: Salads and Vegetables; and Desserts.

Recommended for Low-Carb Dieters Needing Slow Cooker Recipes

I found there were two main objects of The Everyday Low-Carb Slow Cooker Cookbook: to give readers an overall view of what a slow cooker does, and low-carb recipes using it. Those who are looking for low-carb recipes will be pleased that this cookbook caters only to low-carb diets with ways to cook when time is short.

Fun low-carb recipes to try are the Vegetable Sauce using half-and-half that can be frozen for later and served with either beef or poultry dishes, and the Peanut Butter Fudge Cake with Peanut Butter Drizzle made with a packaged low-carb brownie mix and topped with a warmed peanut butter sauce.

Book Information:

Renee Shelton
The Cookbook Papers


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