Slow Cooking for Two is here to help if you’re short on time and craving the warmth of a home-cooked meal. This two-person slow cooker cookbook is jam-packed with simple two-person dishes. You may save time and money by combining the power of your slow cooker with simple, tasty, and flawlessly prepared meals.
Discover breakfast and brunch recipes, as well as soups, stews, casseroles, vegetables, seafood, meats, desserts, and more. All recipes were created just for your 1 1/2 or 2-quart slow cooker. Learn how to use your slow cooker to its full potential, how to shop for two with simple grocery lists, and how to prepare and store food securely.
What Is the Importance Of a Cooking Book?
Cookbooks have a mystical quality to them. A new cookbook is like a passport to a new life: it introduces you to new foods, new combinations, and new techniques. You will gain patience, knowledge, and, of course, edible proof (bread pun intended) that you were, reader, are capable of molding things with your hands if you immerse yourself in the process of producing mole or mastering yeast pieces of bread. The tactile joys of cooking a meal are delightful for someone who feels engaged in the realm of ideas.
Reasons You Should Always Read Your Cookbooks
Here are a few main reasons for reading cookbooks:
First, We Must Acknowledge That Cookbooks Are books
Though it may appear, this is not a stupid statement. A wall of cookbooks is seen differently from a wall of novels or a poetry collection because cookbooks are seen as practical books by many. They teach us techniques, introduce us to new ingredients, inspire us to broaden our palates, a riff on old ways of doing things, and promise us new ways of doing things that will become old ways over time. This is quite useful.
Cookbooks, on the other hand, aren’t just instruction manuals. Cookbooks have it all: time, space, history, culture, politics, weather, human relationships, family structure, society structure, economics, humor, art, and an unending supply of human personalities and voices.
Your Ingredients Tell A Story
Have you ever noticed how many cookbooks begin with an introduction to the basics of their recipe collection? Those pages aren’t simply taking up space; they’re also wasting time. Consider the ingredient dossiers to be the chef’s method of introducing himself. Reader, I’d like to introduce you to Sorghum.
And So Do Your Tools
Have you ever opened your cabinets and wondered what some of the items in there were for? Your favorite cookbooks will assist you in KonMari-ing your kitchen.
And Your Author’s Story Is Probably Pretty Good, Too
Isn’t this an excellent time? There are cookbook authors who share their journey through disease, cookbook authors who own dozens of restaurants, and cookbook authors who you first met on the internet.
Food Is More Than Food
Mindfulness is essential in all of life’s rooms, including the kitchen. Reading your cookbooks will help you comprehend anything from menu organization to flavor correlations.
You Want To Be More Confident At Restaurants
Have you ever sat down to a menu with a lot of unfamiliar terms on it? Paw-paw? Gribiche sauce? Mousseline? Reading cookbooks is the best way to expand your culinary vocabulary.
Who Doesn’t Like An Adventurous Eater?
Let’s face it: being a fussy eater is exhausting (says this pescatarian with a self-imposed set of gluten and dairy guidelines). Cookbooks lure us with exotic, unusual, or perhaps temporarily forgotten recipes that can provide us with endless and exhilarating pleasure.
The Complete Slow Cooking for Two: A Perfectly Portioned Slow Cooker Cookbook
Slow cooking for dinner duos
Dinner is a problem for twosomes who share a kitchen: order takeaway or spend a lot of time making meals that wind up with many leftovers. Not any longer. The Complete Slow Cooking For Two is a collection of healthy slow cooker dishes that save time and portion ideally.
Are you under the impression that slow cookers are just good for soups and stews? Reconsider your position. From soft Teriyaki Pork Roast to spicy Curried Veggie Bake and more, this slow cooker cookbook introduces you to the finest of the best slow cooker recipes. You’ll discover everything you need to slow down and enjoy meals together, including a guide to slow cooker dos and don’ts, as well as purchasing and planning recommendations.
This slow cooker cookbook includes:
- Slow Cooking 101―Get the lowdown on how to choose and use your slow cooker for the best results.
- 150 Weeknight Worthy Recipes―Cook up hearty, wholesome meals with recipes for soups, stews, chilis, beef, lamb, pork, poultry, vegetarian, and more!
- Easy Tips―Learn how to pull a meal together and transform your leftovers (if you have any).
The Complete Slow Cooking For Two is your go-to slow cooker cookbook for making pared-down portions―perfect for two.
Points To Be Considered While Choosing Cookbooks
Here are some points that should always be remembered while choosing cookbooks:
Does the cookbook meet your needs?
New or busy cooks should look for:
- Family-friendly dishes
- An easy-to-follow format
- Look for critical works in the title like basic, simple, busy, or quick.
Experienced cooks might be looking for more creative recipes:
- Maybe a specialty book on pasta
- Or Chinese cooking
- Or vegetarian dishes
Is the recipe arrangement logical?
Are the recipes in defined sections and arranged according to:
- The main ingredient (chicken, pasta)
- Or cooking method (grilled, baked, one-pot)
- Or type of dishes (entrees, salads, soups)
Although an 800-recipe book may appear to be a good value, enthusiasm can quickly turn to irritation when the recipe that caught your attention is buried deep within a never-ending tome.
Are the directions easy to follow?
Most of us prefer easy-to-follow numbered directions written in chronological order.
- Avoid cookbooks whose directions are in a narrative format
- Avoid cookbooks whose directions are continued on a non-facing page.
Is there any bonus information?
Good cookbooks show:
- The preparation time
- Number of servings for each recipe
Delicious cookbooks also give you:
- Cooking tips
- Serve-with suggestions
- Unusual ingredient definitions
- Recipe history and nutrition information
Is the author knowledgeable?
Does the author have education or experience in:
- Home Economics/Family and Consumer Sciences or
- Culinary arts or
- Cooking for friends and family with rave reviews
Anyone can create a recipe, but experienced cookbook authors test their creations and know-how to combine flavors and textures for a more flavorful dish.
Does the cookbook inspire?
A cookbook should inspire you to go beyond the written recipe and experiment independently. Some books do this by:
- Suggesting alternative ingredients
- Others by the sheer creativity of the recipes
Cooking is a creative undertaking, and the best cookbooks will serve as a springboard for your original creations.
Linda Larsen’s The Complete Slow Cooking For Two is a vast, comprehensive cookbook ideal for a two-person household, whether you live with your husband or a roommate. It’s astounding how big this book is—250 pages of recipes for pretty much anything you can think of.