The book: Modern Slow Cooker
The author: Alyce Alexandra
Appliance queen Alyce Alexandra is the best-selling author of nine cookbooks for slow-cookers and thermos cooks. An entrepreneur who owns a state-of-the-art cooking school in Melbourne, Alyce has her own range of kitchenware, cooking accessories, and motivational jewellery and is creator of alycealexandra.com where you can buy all things slow cooking.
Alyce’s is on a mission to educate and inspire people to cook simply from scratch, think about their food choices and live a happy and sustainable life. She is also a guest on my podcast Secrets of Successful business, so for more information on Alyce and her business check out episode 3 now.
A fresh, modern and meat-free take on slow cooking: the cheapest, easiest way to cook!
Slow cookers are the ultimate way to cook if you want to save time, money and effort while still enjoying delicious home cooking. They can do so much more than you might realise, from hearty and comforting to fresh and light. But the fear of bland, watery or mushy dinners means this quintessential Seventies appliance needs a modern makeover!
Appliance queen Alyce Alexandra is here to show you that with the right recipes, slow cooker meals can be vibrant, interesting and full of flavour – not just endless soups and stews.
Whether it’s a simple weeknight supper ready when you walk in the door or an elaborate weekend dinner party, you’ll find the perfect recipe for every occasion in Modern Slow Cooker. It’s filled with satisfying and nutritious meat-free dishes that take very little effort and will have everybody coming back for seconds.
Alyce shows how the slow cooker shines for healthy and cost-effective ingredients such as veggies, grains, pulses and legumes, and shares all her tips and tricks for best results with your slow cooker. The 85 foolproof recipes cater to vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free diets – though you won’t hear any complaints from the meat eaters at the table, either!
So, rethink your slow cooker. You’ll be amazed by what you can create.
Full disclosure here, I have never used a slow cooker in my life. I was stuck in that old fashioned mindset that slow cookers were for cheap cuts of meats, stews and ‘winter’ food. Enter Alyce and her book Modern Slow Cooker and life changed forever. The recipes in the book looked so yummy, I just had to try them, so off to Aldi I went and bought a slow cooker.
With clear, easy to follow instructions and great images, all taken by Alyce’s sister, I created food as delicious as it looked in the book. With more than 85 vegan and vegetarian options, the book has something for everyone. From a Mexican feast, which the author herself said was a must cook, so I did, to the yummiest chocolate pudding and delicious chai – yep chai. The book has something for everyone. A must for your cooking library.
Where to buy it: Modern Slow Cooker