By no means am I beginner when it comes to cooking or using a slow cooker. But I am always looking to try out new recipes and I have a child that wants to help in the kitchen. So when I was offered the opportunity to try out the Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners ebook in exchange for an honest and unbiased review I agreed. I thought this could be a great book for my daughter and I to try some recipes out of. She is a sprouting chef and I thought if these recipes are for beginners than she should be able to handle it.
The first thing Peyton and I did was look through all the recipes in the book. There are numerous mouth watering recipes we came across like Thai Chicken Soup, Greek Stew, Chicken Picatta, Bacon Ranch Chicken, Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms and the list could go on. Just like every cookbook it’s sectioned off by chapters. Here’s a quick listing so you know what to expect:
Chapter 1 ~ Appetizers and Snacks (8 Recipes)
Chapter 2 ~ Soups and Stews (11 Recipes)
Chapter 3 ~ Meats (17 Recipes)
Chapter 4 ~ Vegetarian (8 Recipes)
Chapter 5 ~ Sides (6 Recipes)
Chapter 6 ~ Desserts (5 Recipes)
For a beginner cookbook there are several options. What I appreciated the most was the variety in dishes and having some known dishes in the book. I always like a try out a few recipes before I say a cookbook is good. Peyton and I decided to try out the Vegetarian Chili. One of the reasons I chose this was for all the colorful vegetables. And it was mostly a chopping and dump recipe so I was pretty sure a 5 year old could do it. Our first task was to gather all the ingredients. There were numerous items needed for the recipe but I was very pleased when I noticed these were ingredients I could find at any grocery store.