Wonderful New Orleans inspired Sloppy Joe Recipe from the cookbook, Vegan Slow Cooking by Kathy Hester.
This recipe is Vegan, Soy-Free, Oil-Free, and can be made GF as well. Plus it’s just plain delicious and will make you taste buds super happy!
My friend Kathy Hester is an amazing cook. She’s also a very talented cookbook author. Yesterday I featured Kathy’s recipe for Lentil Quinoa Bolognese Sauce from her cookbook, The Great Vegan Bean Book. It was a hit, and there’s a giveaway over there for that cookbook in case you missed it. So once you’re done here head over to that post to enter that giveaway as well.
Kathy blogs at Healthy Slow Cooking. It’s such a wonderful site filled with so many recipes that are sure to be a hit in your household. I love this gal, and her cookbooks. Her recipes are much like she is, approachable. That’s a good word when it comes to people, and recipes.
I like a recipe that you don’t have to jump through hoops to make. I found the ingredients for this one easily, which is saying something considering I seem to live in the culinary black hole. It’s nice when the ingredients are easy to find and to use. That’s the case with this cookbook, everything is simple to make, with easy to find ingredients, and the end results taste heavenly.
Today I’m featuring another one of Kathy’s wonderful recipes. This recipe is from her Vegan Slow Cooking Cookbook. I love slow cooker recipes so reviewing this book is an absolute delight. I had a blast pouring over it and trying out recipes. This particular recipe for Vegan Sloppy Black-Eyed Peas really caught my attention. I knew it would be a hit with hubs and the hooligans. I was not wrong. These sloppy joes went over like gangbusters here. They were scraping the bottom of the slow cooker to get it all. Now there’s a sign of a good recipe.
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Honestly, look at these sloppy sandwich. Don’t you just want to sink your teeth into it? I’d let you but I might have gobbled it all up already. The good news is you can enter to win your very own copy of Kathy’s cookbook.
When you win you’re going to want to check out page 87 to try the Green Beans in Black Bean Sauce with Tofu, page 100 for the Wacky Cincinnati Chili, page 114 for these sloppies, page 124 for the Hearty Lasagna Layered with Nut Ricotta, and page 129 for the Root Veggie Barley Risotto. Every one of those was gobbled up and demolished in minutes here. If people clean their plates in under 3 minutes in this household I know it’s a winner.
So how do you get your very own copy of Kathy’s book? Simple.
Leave a blog post comment here telling me your favourite recipe to make in your slow cooker. See, simple.
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Stop back once a day and tell me what you made, or want to make next in your slow cooker. You can enter once per day. Have fun!
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Contest will end at Saturday, December 14th at 11:59 pm.
Open to U.S. and Canadian residents. Must be 18 years of age to enter. Winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond. In the case that the winner does not respond in time a new winner will be drawn.
I loved this cookbook, Vegan Slow Cooking so very much. Just like her other cookbook, The Great Vegan Bean Book. The recipes are easy to follow. The ingredients are simple to find. You can adapt the recipes to your own taste. I opted out of dark greens in this one since they bother my tummy. I love when recipes are easily adaptable. I love the weight of the book, it’s not too heavy or awkward to hang on to. It’s beautifully illustrated with lots of photos. I’d take a guess that the photo to recipe ratio is about 1 to 3. About every third recipe has a big glossy photo. There are tons of tips in the book. I really liked all the “did you know” sections. Kathy explains recipe variations really well. I am a slow cooker fanatic so this book was a huge hit for me. It’s a keeper.
Full disclosure: Kathy provided me a copy of her book, for free, but there was no other compensation for this review. Y’all know me, if I didn’t like something I’d straight up tell you that. This is one I not only liked, but loved.
Also, this post contains affiliate links to the cookbook. I am an Amazon Affiliate, which means I get a few gold doubloons if you order anything through me. My goal is to let that account add up so I can buy myself a new lens for my camera. Right now I can afford 1/1000 of that lens. Just keeping it real.
While you’re there make sure you bookmark this Lentil Quinoa Bolognese Sauce. You’re going to want to try this. Asap!
Toodles and smoochies! xx