Monday, August 22, 2011

The Veggie Queen's e-cookbook Guides You on Your Path to Quick Pressure Cooked meals!

If you are still on the fence about the value of a pressure cooker, invest $12.95 in Jill Nussinow’s e-cookbook, The New FastFood™: The Veggie Queen™ Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Less than 30Minutes. Jill, a registered dietitian, known as The Veggie Queen™ presents all the information you need to help you select a pressure cooker (size, pressure settings, lock top), the advantages of pressure cooking (speed, ease, energy savings, taste, nutrition) and of course, dozens and dozens of delicious recipes.

I was especially pleased to find instructions on pressure cooking some unusual grains such as the Ethiopian grain teff and Italian farro. I think my favorite section though, is the dessert chapter. The pressure cooker is usually not the first kitchen tool you think of for dessert, but you would be amazed at the sweet treats that it can produce. Jill includes ten dessert recipes that are totally satisfying yet super healthy because of the grains and fruits that are their foundation.

There are some intriguing ideas presented here on why pressure cookers are more popular in Europe and why some of the best pressure cookers are manufactured there. Jill presents the theory that the availability of fast food and processed foods in the U.S. made the speed of pressure cooking less necessary. Europeans, without those “conveniences” took to pressure cooking more readily, to solve the problem of getting meals on the table quickly. And because pressure cooking was always more popular there, European cookers were manufactured to higher standards, with better materials (steel instead of aluminum) and with more innovations (spring valves instead of “jigglers” to release pressure). German pressure cookers by Fissler, such as Fissler’s Blue Point, are a good example.

So, visit Jill’s website (where you will find some preview recipes) and get a copy of The New Fast Food™ and then find the right pressure cooker from Fissler!

1 comment:

  1. I second these comments about Jill Nussinow’s e-cookbook by Charles. Jill’s e-book is a treasure of delicious recipes. For those of you who would prefer an actual book rather than an e-book, the hardcover will be published this fall I believe. Or better yet, get the e-book now and buy the hardcover later. That way you’ll have a copy to hold in your hands and browse through. When you find one you want to make, print it from your e-book copy – no struggling to make the book lie flat or splattering ingredients on it.

    I would also highly recommend Jill’s DVD, Pressure Cooking: A Fresh Look Delicious Dishes in Minutes.

    The DVD includes step-by-step instructions for 14 dishes from breakfast to dessert. A printed booklet containing all the recipes is included so you won’t have to scramble to write down the recipes as you watch. I think the DVD would be of interest to any pressure cooker user, but I think it will appeal especially to those fairly new to pressure cooking or those who are thinking about trying it, but haven’t quite taken the plunge yet. Go ahead, jump in the water and try pressure cooking. Jill will be right by your side as you learn about this terrific way to cook.