Here is my review of The New Fast Food: The Veggie Queen Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Less than 30 Minutes. I am giving away this wonderful book and this gorgeous WMF pressure cooker, which I have been using for several weeks.
It is incredibly well made, sturdy, finely engineered, and 100% safe. I grew up with a pressure cooker, so I was used to the jiggling thingy on top, the super-loud sound it made, and the scary quick-cooling under running water and Mom yelling at us to stay back. This is NOT my mother’s pressure cooker. Mom’s was a Dodge Colt. This is a BMW.
I have truly enjoyed trying recipes from Jill’s book and Diane Phillips’ pressure cooking book to prepare for this post, and I can 100% recommend investing the money to buy a pressure cooker. You can make soups, stews, grains, beans, dessert, even baby food in them, quickly and easily. They infuse food with so much flavor you don’t need much salt or oil. And beans have a lovely buttery texture, every time.
The pressure cooker is made of heavy German 18/10 stainless steel, with three separate steam release points as safety mechanisms, so it’s impossible for it to injure you. If the pressure is too high it vents with a loud teakettle sound, alerting you to turn down the heat. It has colored rings that pop up out of the top so you can clearly tell when it has reached the correct pressure and you adjust the heat to keep it there. I love that it uses up to 70% less energy, as you cook for much shorter periods of time. One lucky reader will receive the same model I have, the 6.5 quart size, which sells for $265.
This week’s question:
What’s the first thing you would make in the pressure cooker, and why?
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- Prize description: WMF Perfect Plus 6.5 quart pressure cooker and a softcover copy of The New Fast Food, total retail value $284.95.
Required FTC disclosure: I received one copy of this book from the author and one pressure cooker from WMF Americas Group Inc. as gifts. I was not paid to write this post.
Today’s post is part of our mission to help you rebuild your health through food and lifestyle choices. Look for posts on Mondays featuring gluten-free, sugar-free recipes made with healthy plant-based ingredients, Wednesday essays, and Friday giveaways (when available).
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