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on 2 December 2013
First up, this book is American, so it's all Fahrenheit, cups and quarts. Some of the ingredients will be hard to find in the UK, especially gluten free.

It purports to be a slow cooker cookbook for Gluten Free and Paleo diets with easy recipes. I bought the ebook to review it before buying the full colour paperback for my husband while he lives away. He's new to slow cooking so this needed to be a basic intro. It tries, but has some sweeping generalisations that may catch the unwary.

For instance, the general advice for slow cookers suggests those with removable pots can be put in the oven, are microwave safe and can be submerged to wash. This is not true for some very popular slow cooker brands I can mention.

It warns that gluten can hide in the unlikeliest of products, then has recipes that ask for things like tortilla chips and hash browns, which, depending on brand, may not be gluten free. A lot of recipes also ask for beef broth, which is almost impossible to find gluten free, though it's easy enough to substitute.

Lastly, the Paleo part is a bit 'modern Paleo' - a lot of the recipes call for pre-processed ingredients like crackerjack cheese, Worcestershire sauce and the aforementioned hash browns, and recommends cheap cuts of meat which will probably come off grain-fed cattle, so the health benefits are questionable.

As for simple recipes - well, there's a lot of different ingredients, some of which call for a cup of coconut milk or similarly exotic/potentially wasteful ingredients (what to do with the rest of the can?) which make the book unlikely to be as useful as I'd wish.
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on 15 November 2012
When I open a cook book I expect not only tasty recipes, but also tasty photos to come with them. Found both:)

With various recipes to wet my appetite, one problem remains. How can I control my saliva?

Seriously though, lovely book with nice tasty recipes not just for gluten intollerant people.
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on 26 March 2014
Really surprised paying almost £6 for a book which looked as if it had been photocopied, back of every page was blank and photos of meals in B&W. Very cheap looking book, you wouldnt display this in your kitchen.
Receipes American so some of the ingredients hard to find. Better books out there believe me!
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on 9 June 2013
A very interesting read, never thought of doing bread in slow cooker. Lots of foods try out.
Recipe's easy to understand.
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on 10 April 2015
An excellent book if you don't know much about slow cookers. Haven't used it much yet cos we just moved but will do soon.
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on 2 December 2014
Great read, can't wait to start slow cooking. Recipes all look easy to achieve and I'm sure my family will love them
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on 16 June 2013
I chose this book for different ideas for meals using my slow cooker and so all the family could have the same.
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on 11 November 2015
Some very good recipes
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on 24 November 2014
Some pages missing
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