With so many cookbooks crowding the bookstore shelves, those that distinguish themselves serve a specific niche; what makes The Everyday Low-Carb Slow Cooker Cookbook so appealing is that it serves two. First, the recipes are all designed to be made in a slow cooker (a convenient way to have a hot meal waiting for you immediately upon returning home from a long day). Second, each of the recipes is designed for individuals who want to adopt low-carb lifestyle.
When I purchased my slow cooker, many people warned me that the method of cooking provided little diversity since any food cooked in it ended up tasting the same. Initially that seemed to be a fairly accurate observation, until I came across this cookbook which proved it to be completely untrue. Unlike the more traditional use of a slow cooker for rich and hearty steak stews, this cookbook offers a number of interesting alternatives. This includes user-friendly recipes ranging from food that might be eaten for breakfast (such as a ham and cheese strata) to soups (such as chicken barley) to entrees (miso-rubbed salmon) to those that more appropriate for entertaining (such as sweet and sour cocktail sausage). It also includes quick recipes for sauces and sides that would make a perfect complement to any of the meals.
The Everyday Low-Carb Slow Cooker Cookbook is actually true to its title, offering recipes that can be effortlessly made day after day and are consistent with a low-carb lifestyle. Although there is no doubt this is a cookbook, the surprising amount of useful information it provides for readers who have limited knowledge about how to use a slow cooker and low-carb eating enhances its appeal. This cookbook provides simple and creative ways to prepare a wide variety of food and should be a welcome addition to the cookbook collection of any novice or even more experienced chef.