In the past, if I wanted to try a new cookbook, I'd just order it from one of my favorite online stores, but ever since I started working part time, I've had to curb a few extraneous expenses. This isn't a bad thing at all, since I've actually found more enjoyment out of working my way through cookbooks I already own, exploring the wealth of recipes on the internet, and now, checking out new cookbooks from the public library. Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker by Robin Robertson is currently sitting open to page 124: No Hurry Vegetable Curry, which I plan on putting together tomorrow morning. This cookbook is full of some amazing looking recipes that I can't wait to try out. It is due back to the library on November 6, which gives me just a few weeks to try the 10 recipes I've flagged.
One thing I'm not quite sold on yet is the technique of pre-cooking some of the veggies before they go in the crockpot. The book says it really enhances the flavor, but realllllly? The thought of cooking onions and carrots tomorrow morning makes my stomach turn. Sure, I could do it tonight, but the whole idea of the crockpot is to plop everything in, flip the switch, and walk away...like a skilled villain in a good action movie, without the shards of glass and screaming...
Anyway, I am looking forward to tomorrow night's dinner of vegetarian curry with garlic naan from Trader Joe's. After all, this whole exercise is being performed so I have something to scoop with my naan!
Who else cooks a main dish to accommodate the bread?