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How to cook beans in 10 minutes: Meet Jill the pressure cooker expert (+ giveaway!)

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Beans in 10 minutes?

If those four words don’t get your fired up about the pressure cooker, I don’t know what will.

For someone like me who loves to eat, but cooking –  not so much – fast, simple and healthy reign supreme when it comes to the kitchen.  I’ve been a big fan of the pressure cooker for years (thanks Mom!)  for that very reason, and it plays a big role in my whole-foods, plant-based diet and Fit Quickies fitness lifestyle.

But I too have a lot to learn about pressure cooker magic and was excited to get a copy of Jill Nissonow’s ebook, The New Fast Food - 243 pages of recipes, instruction, and tips into all things pressure cooker.

And lucky for us, Jill is giving away a copy of The New Fast Food to a lucky reader right here  at plant-based fitness.  Find out how below.

Meet Jill Nussinow, the Veggie Queen and pressure cooker expert

In her own words:

I am passionate about pressure cooking since it truly changed my cooking life. I use my pressure cooker almost every day and honestly I have to attribute some of my good health to using it. I can make great tasting food really quickly. Of course, I still have to shop for the best-tasting ingredients such as vegetables and other produce. Turning fresh ingredients and pantry staples into a meal is far easier for me than jumping in the car and purchasing processed food which I avoid when possible.

Jill has been teaching plant-based cooking at Santa Rosa Junior College in California for over 20 years.  She also teaches at other cooking schools throughout the U.S. and does cooking demonstrations at farmer’s markets and other events. Her goa? To create vegetable enthusiasm wherever she goes.

Meet Jill’s book The New Fast Food

newfastfood If you like Jill’s beans in ten minutes tip and want more, check out her book The New Fast Food. This downloadable ebook in PDF format teaches you:

  • all that you need to know about pressure cooking from what to look for when buying one
  • how pressure cookers work
  • how to successfully cook in one
  •  more than 100 recipes, each of which can be cooked in less than 30 minutes.

Jill packs her more than 15 years of pressure cooking knowledge and teaching into timing charts and recipes for grains, beans, vegetables, soups, stew, chili and other mixed dishes, as well as desserts – 222 pages that you can be printed out as needed. Learn how to save time, money, personal and planetary energy with the greenest, tastiest and most eco-friendly way to cook.

How to enter the Win a Copy of The New Fast Food contest:

It’s easy!  And you can enter more than once, depending.

1)  For one entry in the random prize drawing:  In comments below, answer one of the following questions:

1:  I love my pressure cooker because…., or

2:  I want to learn more about how to use a pressure cooker because….

2)  BONUS entry 1: Complete #1 above and  like this page on facebook

3)  BONUS entry 2: Complete #1 above and follow this page on Pinterest

Contest entry example:

1)  I want to learn more about how to use a pressure cooker because I am terrified of the pressure situation!

2)  I clicked ‘like’ on the facebook page

3)  I followed the Pinterest page

lani-kalesou-kitchen

 

There you have it!

This contest with run through Friday, January 25, 9:00 pm Pacific.  The winner will be announced on Sunday, January 27. 

P.S.  After you’ve entered the contest,  here’s my go-to pressure cooker recipe for lentil soup:  My simple soup trick to up your veggie count and get your skinny on (video)

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