Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet: Healthy Slow Cooker Dinners from Our Kitchens To Yours

A few months ago, talented food bloggers Jennifer and Christine invited me to contribute a recipe to a slow cooker cookbook featuring easy, healthy, whole food dinners – and proceeds would go toward helping to fight hunger in our nation. No brainer – I was in!

Since turning in my recipe, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the book’s big debut. And now, Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet: Healthy Slow Cooker Dinners from Our Kitchens to Yours is here!

Where Slow Food & Whole Food Meet eCookbook

More than 30 bloggers teamed up to create this cookbook chock full of health-conscious slow cooker goodness. The book begins with a treasure trove of tried-and-true tips for successful slow cooker cooking. And then there are the recipes, which are divided into five categories: Chicken Dinners, Viva Italia, Comfort in a Bowl, Food for a Fiesta, and Take-Out Night.

Of the 35 budget-friendly meals, five are vegetarian, including my contribution. Which is … this!

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Pumpkin White Chili - Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet eCookbook

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Pumpkin White Chili

A Slow Cooker Vegetarian Pumpkin White Chili. “We are slightly obsessed over white chili in this house – and equally obsessed with pumpkin,” I say in my intro in the book. “So I thought it just might work out if I combined the two – and, yay! It does! This recipe is just perfect for fall and winter months … to make it vegan, just omit dairy options from the topping ideas.”

Basically, I love this recipe, and I hope everyone who buys the book and gives it a try will love it too.

So how do you get your hands on this super-awesome book (possibly for FREE?!) Well, we’ve got a few ways. (Hint: I’m giving a couple away – and I’m giving away a slow cooker, too!)

To get the book:

  • BUY the print version on Amazon.
  • GIVE to Feeding America food banks across the country – they’re giving the ebook version as a free gift when you donate here.
  • SUBSCRIBE to Kitchen Treaty! For a limited time, when you sign up for the Kitchen Treaty newsletter, I’ll send you a link to download your very own free copy of the ebook.
  • ENTER the eCookbook giveaway by leaving a comment below. I’ll randomly choose two entries to receive their own free copy of the print cookbook! The giveaway is sponsored by San Miguel Produce, Grimmway Farms, and Old Oak Farms by RPE Produce.  And be sure to visit all the participating blogs, linked just below, to enter their giveaways too.

And guess what else I – and many of the other participating bloggers – are giving away?! A Hamilton Beach Set & Forget® Programmable 6-Quart Slow Cooker!

For even more giveaways and fun stuff surrounding this super-cool cookbook, be sure to visit Christine and Jennifer‘s blogs.

hamilton-beach-slow-cookerGiveaway details

Enter a comment below for your chance to win either:

(1) Hamilton Beach Set & Forget® Programmable 6-Quart Slow Cooker


(1) of (2) print copies of Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet: Healthy Slow Cooker Dinners from Our Kitchens To Yours.

Giveaway ends 11:59 p.m. September 30, 2014. Winners will be drawn randomly. Restricted to residents of the United States.

Other Participating Bloggers

These are the bloggers who also participated in the cookbook, along with the name of the recipe they contributed. Be sure to click through to enter their giveaways, too!

Broccoli and Cheese Potato Soup from Big Bear’s Wife
Chicken, Potato and Barley Stew from Magnolia Days
Autumn Apple Chicken Sandwiches from Chocolate & Carrots
Pumpkin, Chicken and Spinach Tortellini Soup from An Edible Mosaic
Thai Coconut Curry Beef and Broccoli from Food Faith Fitness
Chicken Burrito Bowls from Two Healthy Kitchens
Barbacoa Tacos from My Baking Heart
Balsamic Orange Roast Beef from a farmgirl’s dabbles
Cuban Seafood Stew from The Kitchen Prep
Chinese Beef and Broccoli from Very Culinary
Pork Meatballs in Marinara Sauce from Savvy Eats
Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic from Around My Family Table
Tex-Mex Scalloped Potato and Carrot Dinner from Cook the Story
Cuban Black Bean Soup from Food n’ Focus
Macaroni and Cheese With Sugar Snap Peas from Brooklyn Farm Girl
Sweet and Spicy Carnitas from Cravings of a Lunatic
Pork Tenderloin Florentine from All Day I Dream About Food
Thai Pork with Vermicelli Salad from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Mango Chicken from Stetted
Creamy Buffalo Chicken from Mother Thyme
Spiced Lentil Stew from Je suis alimentageuse
Harvest Chili from WonkyWonderful
Whole Tuscan Chicken from The Little Kitchen
Vegetarian Pumpkin White Chili from Kitchen Treaty
Sweet Italian Sausage and Peppers from Sweet Remedy
Chicken Cacciatore from Poet in the Pantry
Lentil, Sausage and Kale Stew from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Italian Beef Sandwiches from Yummy Healthy Easy
Butternut Squash Vegetarian Chili from Nutmeg Nanny


Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.