An appetizing little cookbook just right for the upcoming cold season, "50 Simple Soups for the Slow Cooker" by Lynn Alley details a wide variety of vegetarian soups perfect for our busy lives. Each recipe has a relatively small number of ingredients that can be combined into a savory dish. The recipes are geared for use with a 7 quart slow cooker so the reader should adjust times if a different size of slow cooker is used and for those of us who prefer meat in our dishes, there is plenty of room for experimentation. A saute pan and an immersion blender are supplemental items of use as well as an herb grinder if one is using whole spices. The beautiful photographs form an appetizing depiction of a myriad of dishes which reflect the wide spectrum of cultures that use soup as a delightful meal choice, with unexpected combinations of ingredients providing tasty and filling offerings. Recipes range from the staples of Cream of Tomato or the perennial favorite of Potato, Cheese and Asparagus (or Broccoli) through the more adventurous Swedish Rhubarb Raspberry or Garnet Yam Soup with Coconut Cream. Yum.
Lynn Alley, author of The Gourmet Slow Cooker, is famous for creating flavorful homemade meals using the kitchen's most coveted countertop appliance--the slow cooker. Inside 50 Simple Soups for the Slow Cooker, Alley presents bold combinations for 50 new vegetarian and vegan soup dishes that are as hearty as they are flavorful. A few classics such as Ribollita and French Onion mingle with many unique offerings, including Swedish Rhubarb Raspberry Soup, Garnet Yam Soup with Coconut Cream, and Eggplant Soup with Cumin, Yogurt, and Dill.
There are 15 mouthwatering photographs of steamy, slow cooked, spoon-to-mouth goodness. A concealed wire-o format ensures ease of use with lay-flat binding and effortless page turns, while the book's 6 1/2 by 6 1/2-inch trim size makes it a handy resource in the kitchen as well as a perfect gift for on-the-go families.