I'm still working my way through my new slow cooker cookbook," Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker" by Robin Robertson. Here is another tasty discovery, Black Bean Chili and Sweet Potato Casserole. It even includes a cheese sauce made with cashews and nutritional yeast:
Black Bean Chili and Sweet Potato Casserole
Is anyone else a slow cooker cook? I hope you'll send your recipes. If you don't have a slow cooker, I think all the recipes can be adapted for your oven or stovetop.
I heard from a couple of you this week. My last message, about haggis and the poem Robert Burns wrote about that famous "chieftain of the sausage race" , had this response from Alison in New Hampshire:
What a winding path you lead to present a fully inclusive vegan international spread… I'm … speechless!
She wasn't speechless for long ---- she soon sent me an article with another vegetarian haggis recipe. I had no idea that there was more than one version! I was even more surprised to learn that Macsween, an Edinburgh company that specializes in haggis, sells many of the vegetarian kind. It's a fun article, with such lines as:
"Stir over a low heat until the oatmeal has plumpened."
and "I must say I find it hard to imagine my or anyone else's Scottish ancestors galumphing over the hills for a day's border-raiding after gorging on vegetarian haggis, but you never know."
Here is the article:
Pam in Eureka, California, was grateful to Christel for her observations on satiety and the science behind slow eating:
I appreciate Christel's comments about mindful eating. Eating with more awareness has been on my mind lately. I have digestive issues so the idea of giving hormones enough time to work is interesting. It gives me more motivation to do it!
Thank you for the newsletter and connectedness.
I mentioned the hormone connection last time, but maybe you would like to read more about it. Here is the link to the Harvard Health article: