Slow cookers are ideal for cooking healthy meals because you can use fresh, whole foods from the start and all of the vegetables nutrients remain throughout cooking, unlike other traditional cooking methods such as boiling vegetables in a saucepan. And whilst other recipes keep you tied to the kitchen, all of the dishes in Slow Cooker Vegetarian simply require you to throw the ingredients into the slow cooker, before you can go ahead and get on with your day with the knowledge that the slow cooker is doing all of the hard work for you. Either as a vegetarian or as someone looking for ways to reduce your meat intake and introduce new plant-based proteins into your diet, Slow Cooker Vegetarian offers a whole new way to celebrate healthy, hands-off cooking with flavor-packed family meals. Prepare a Sri Lankan butternut pumpkin and cauliflower curry in the morning and come back from work to the delicious smells wafting from the kitchen; make up a courgette and ricotta cannelloni for friends at the weekend; whip up a batch of white bean and rocket soup with basil pesto to eat throughout the working week; and tuck in to marmalade bread and butter pudding after that Sunday roast. Covering meat-free soups, pastas, salads, hearty comfort food and moreish desserts, Slow Cooker Vegetarian is a cookbook everybody should have on their kitchen shelf.