Kitchidi from Jill’s cookbook VEGAN UNDER PRESSURE

I am finally trying out a recipe from VEGAN UNDER PRESSURE by Jill Nussinow…Kitchidi.  It’s basically mung beans and rice.  I needed to cook something and I just picked the first recipe that worked with the ingredients I already had in the house.  This is the first time I had chance to use my veggie broth base I made a few weeks ago,it’s been in the freezer.

Instant Pot pressure cooker

It turned out really well even though I used ground cumin and ground mustard.  I also used dry rice and beans, instead of soaked.  Make sure you add extra water (or broth) and extra time if you use dried ingredients.  I forgot to add extra water…oops.  Use 2.5 cups or more of water for dry ingredients and cook for at least 22 minutes.

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Vegan Under Pressure cook book

Time for a new book to read…Proteinaholic

I bought this book awhile back, and have been wanting to dive in, but I never seem to make enough time to sit and read, more often I will check out an audiobook from the library and listen to it while multitasking.  I like to listen and run or cook.  I also listen while driving to and from work.  An audiobook is also great while doing chores or working in the garden.  Last time I read a book it was on vacation this summer and I read Finding Ultra.  I have heard lots of good things about Proteinaholic from podcasts I listen to.  I will provide a review after I finish reading it.  If you can’t wait for my review, feel free to check it out yourself.


The best blender

If you have watched any of the  cooking videos from my last post “More plant-based cooking shows and tips for your new Instant Pot“, then I am sure you have seen that the cooks like to use high speed blenders.  I love my Mix n Blend II by Blendtec.  As you can see from the picture of mine, it is way more than a blender.  I love to mix up plant-based cookies, breads and batters in the mixing bowl too.

Mix n Blend II