Pressure Cooker Recipes

I am really loving my All American Pressure cooker (thank you hubs for the awesome Christmas gift!). Quite a few people have asked for recipes that I enjoy in the pressure cooker and I am falling behind in posting about them and don’t want the blog to be too overrun with food. Here is a […]

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This week’s food inspiration: fresh, mostly local

beet carrot radish salad coriander

My garden is not going gangbusters but I am enjoying a new CSA we are trying this summer, Growing Washington. Having so  many colors and options to play with makes the peak of summer a great time to prepare food. Mixed in you might also find ways to integrate food from the larder to make way for […]

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Beef Tacos de Lengua in the Pressure Cooker

Beef tongue tacos! Lengua por favor! I love tacos and enjoy beef tongue for its more mild flavor, soft but not mushy (if cooked right) texture and that its presence on a menu often means more authentic origins. I will say that cow tongues are a bit unsightly but all the more reason, to take […]

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Cuban-Style Black Beans: Moros y Christians right out the pressure cooker

Frijoles Negros! I am really enjoying making beans in the pressure cooker. The key is remembering to soak them the night before but the texture is great and you can’t beat the speed. Again, sorry to sound repetitive but seriously love the Great Big Pressure Cooker Book, my recipe is based on the Cuban Bean […]

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Cozy spiced lamb chickpeas rice & Moroccan carrot salad: plateful of recipes

My pressure cooker wins again, producing this spiced and aromatic recipe, again from my favorite book by Weinstein and Scarbrough. Granted they call it a casserole and if I was to use that word to describe a meal the hubs gets the saddest look on his face. Casserole trauma as a youth?  You certainly would […]

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Harvard Beets: Out of the dirt into the Pressure Cooker

Harvard beets are a vintage recipe quite popular for good reason in all the guild, church and society cookbooks: tasty, simple and flexible. Many of you know I have a love of vintage cookbooks but today I share with you a quick updated version using your pressure cooker; taking the stovetop simmer from at least 40 minutes […]

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Artichokes with Anchovies….tomatoes and olives

I have been spending the last four months getting acquainted with my stovetop pressure cooker. This recipe is (right now only slightly) adapted from The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book, which by far and away is the best recipe book for really making the most of your cooker. I have yet to find a recipe […]

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Forbidden Black Rice Pudding: Pressure Cooker Recipe

Happy Lunar New Year! This year’s celebratory dessert was the product of many firsts. First time cooking black forbidden rice, first dessert in the (new) pressure cooker and first batch of rice pudding. The result was a warm, comforting, lightly sweet, simple yet crowd pleasing dessert. This doubles easily, if your pot is big enough, and […]

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