Archive for the ‘Pressure Cooker’ Category

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Winter Minestrone

Okay, here comes the beauty of the pressure cooker. If you don’t have a pressure cooker, the recipe will remain the same, but you will need to allow the soup to simmer for at least an hour until the vegetables are soft.

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Middle Eastern Red Lentil Soup

This wonderfully spiced soup can be made in either a pressure cooker or regular soup pot.

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Lentil Tabouli Soup

Minty, lemony, and delicious pressure cooker recipe.

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Tuscan White Bean Soup

A couple of nights ago at Fresh Choice they were serving a Tuscan White Bean soup I really liked – so I decided I’d try to replicate it at home in the pressure cooker. Here’s what I came up with this afternoon.

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Tortilla Vegetable Soup

3 corn tortillas, torn into pieces
1 1/2 cups stock or broth…

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Refried Beans

Brenda’s note: This is a keeper! We were impressed with how nice the beans cooked, soft and perfect; easily mashed right in the pressure cooker when they’d finished cooking.

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Provencal Red Lentil Soup

I made this simple soup last night and it was heavenly. Here’s what I did: I didn’t have leeks, so I substituted 2 chopped onions. I made up a mixture of Herbes de Provence following the recipe at the end, and at the very end, I pureed part of the soup using a hand-blender, trying to keep most of the carrot pieces intact. Also, I followed the regular directions, not the pressure cooker ones, because it was such a quick-cooking dish. Definitely a keeper.

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Pepper-Flecked Potato-Lentil Medley

Pressure cooking and stovetop instructions are included.

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Pressure Cooker Bean Cooking Times at a Glance

Use this handy chart to determine how long to pressure cook soaked and unsoaked beans

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Pressure Cooker Chickpea Curry

1 tsp cumin seed
1/4 tsp ground coriander…

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New Years Black-Eyed Peas over Brown Rice

This makes lots- enough to share and is wonderful.

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Garlic Potatoes (pressure cooker)

1/2 to 1 C veg. stock
1 bay leaf…

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Easy Mushroom Leek Soup

2 leeks, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced…

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Double Mushroom Barley Soup

2 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon finely minced garlic…

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Thai-Style Vegetable Curry

I adapted this recipe to remove the oil and cut down on the coconut milk, and I replaced the green beans the recipe called for with chickpeas. My family really loved this quick and easy, pressure-cooker dish.

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