Review and Giveaway – The New Fast Food eCookbook

Do you have a pressure cooker?  I love using mine in the summer!  It’s an easy way to get a great meal without heating up the kitchen.  As an added bonus, unlike a crockpot you don’t have to put a lot of forethought into it.  Pressure cookers work well with today’s fast-paced culture!

The Veggie Queen has a great cookbook of recipes you can make in your pressure cooker, The New Fast Food:  The Veggie Queen Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Less than 30 Minutes.  It’s even in a convenient e-book format!  Who is the Veggie Queen?  Jill Nussinow is a registered dietitian and culinary educator who has been teaching people how to eat whole, plant-based foods since 1985.  She has been teaching people how to successfully use a pressure cooker since 1996.

I like this book because it starts with the basics, which is important for all of us who are new to the world of pressure cooking!  There is a section on grains, beans, vegetables, soups, stews, and even desserts!  Jill uses a stovetop pressure cooker, so some of the recipes I can’t do quite the same way as she does since mine is electric.  However, most of the recipes can be adapted to any type of cooker.

I found a lot of recipes that I plan on using in the future, especially in the soups and stews section.  I love starting off my meals with a small bowl of soup!  There aren’t many photos in this book, so if you really want photos you’ll be disappointed.  However, if you’re looking for some ideas on ways to use your pressure cooker I think you’ll enjoy it!  Here is one of the recipes that I really liked:

Brilliant Orange Soup!

Spicy Thai Carrot Coconut Soup

Serves 6

I love the flavors of Thai food. This is especially easy to make.

 

4 minutes high pressure; natural pressure release; 2 minutes stovetop cooking

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 large onion, thinly sliced

2 pounds carrots, peeled and thinly sliced

1-2 teaspoons Thai red chile paste

1 stalk of lemongrass, bruised (by hitting with the back of knife) and cut in half

1-2 teaspoons salt

4 cups water or vegetable broth

1 14-ounce can coconut milk, coconut water or water

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Lime wedges

 

In a pressure cooker, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the onion, carrots,

curry paste and salt. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often. Add the water and

lock the lid on the cooker. Bring to high pressure over high heat. Lower the heat

to maintain high pressure and cook for 4 minutes. Let the pressure come down

naturally. Remove the lid by carefully tilting it away from you. Taste to be sure that

the carrots are soft.

Stir in the coconut milk or water. Simmer for another minute or two. Remove the

lemon grass pieces. Puree with a hand blender or carefully in the blender in batches.

Stir in the lime juice. Top with chopped cilantro. Serve with the lime wedges.

 

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About April H

My family and I live on the beautiful beaches of the Gulf Coast. We love outdoor adventures, protecting the Earth, cooking great food, and trying new things!
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16 Responses to Review and Giveaway – The New Fast Food eCookbook

  1. i learned that she is a contributing editor for Natural Food Network magazine
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  2. That recipe sounds fantastic! You know, slow cookers have just come to Norway! When I saw one in a flyer a couple of months ago, I thought to myself I suppose I have made it seven years without one. But this post has convinced me to pick one up today! I look forward to trying the soup, and thanks for the inspiration!
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  3. Angie Glaze says:

    I would love to have this cookbook! I learned that thought there’s not alot of photos in the book, the recipes sound incredible!

  4. Nature Deva says:

    I watched the Veggie Queen’s video on how she cooks beans in the pressure cooker. I love to use my pressure cooker but never really like cooking beans in it. I would love to learn more quick family vegan recipes cooked in the pressure cooker!

  5. latanya says:

    Jill has taught at Santa Rosa Junior College for more than 20 years

  6. Heather says:

    Visited website, and I learned that Jill has been teaching cooking at Santa Rosa Junior College for more than 20 years.
    hschonrock at yahoo dot com

  7. wendy says:

    I have been a vegetarian for over 25 years. It never occurred to me how handy a pressure cooker could be. I have one, but rarely use it. I learned that you can make soup in 4 minutes!

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  9. Bonnie P. says:

    The National Heirloom Expo sounds like fun.

  10. Sigrid says:

    Not only is Jill Nussinow an accomplished pressure cooking expert and experienced teacher, she has a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She knows whereof she speaks! You can trust what Jill tells you.

  11. sarah w says:

    oh my goodness – i love her site! so many resources. she even does her own fermenting. she has many how-tos, classes (looks like not local for me), lists of books she recommends! i think it may be my new favorite website!

  12. Leslie T says:

    I learned about cooking beans in a pressure cooker. I never thought about doing that. I always stick with canned beans because I don’t always plan my menu that far ahead to start beans the night before. I might have to get a pressure cooker! It is also awesome that she sells them too!

  13. donna zittel says:

    I learned Jill is available for consultations.

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