Title: Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals
Author: Martina Šlajerová
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group
Slow cooker and one pot meals are the ultimate convenience food. Just fix it and forget it and then enjoy a nourishing meal when everyone gets home. Unfortunately, most slow cooker and one-pot recipes depend on processed, high-carbohydrate ingredients like noodles, potatoes, and other high-glycemic ingredients which aren’t allowed on the ketogenic diet.
Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals lets you enjoy your slow cooker while maintaining your ketogenic diet, too! Filled with 100 keto recipes for everything from satisfying soups to quick skillet meals and savory stews, you’ll always be able to get a healthy ketogenic meal on the table with no fuss!
I’m always interested in low carb, higher fat meals, even though I’m not properly following the Keto diet myself. I also really like using a slow cooker (when I’m organised enough, that is) or, even better, one pot to do everything. Less washing up, less fuss! So this book hugely appealed to me, ticking three big boxes (slow cooker, one pot, low carb).
This book is great because it largely sticks with whole foods instead of lots of processed sauces and other ingredients, which also really appeals to me. The dishes are easy enough to follow, with clear photos and without crazily expensive, rare ingredients that you sometimes see in cookbooks trying to impress. These recipes are largely wholesome and nutritious and feel attainable.
The book includes a handy list of low-carb vegetables which I found so useful, and lots of lovely curry paste/ sauce recipes too! There are also great recipes for seasonings and roasting whole vegetables in the slow cooker too, plus some incredibly handy conversions for things like common allergens and sugar to sweetener so you know what you can substitute with what. There’s also a recipe for sauerkraut, which I’ve always fancied making, AND recipes for making your own coconut milk (if you can be arsed to) as well as loads of other handy recipes too.
This book, basically, inspired me in many ways to make more use of the slow cooking setting on my instant pot, instead of just using it to pressure cook or to cook rice. Though there are lots of meat-based recipes (the ‘fish ball tagine’, ‘turkey meatballs’, ‘morrocan lamb stew’ and ‘chicken tikka masala’ looked great), there are also lots of lovely vegetarian options too, like ‘eggplant (aubergine to us brits) parmesan’, and ‘broccoli & mushroom alfredo casserole’. As my partner is pescetarian, I mostly cook vegetarian or pescetarian recipes for both of us, but would definitely try some of the meat recipes for when I’m just cooking for myself. There are also some very tasty dessert recipes too!
All in all, this is a well-rounded Keto slow cooker/ one pot cookbook with recipes that feel attainable and are easy enough to follow. Highly recommended for anyone on a keto diet wanting to make more of their slow cooker, or just fancy keeping washing up to a minimum, or those who fancy a lower-cab diet too (within reason).
Thanks to Quarto Publishing Group – Fair Winds Press for providing a copy of this novel on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.
Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals is out in the UK on 1 December!
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