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 Post subject: Vegan Pressure Cooking by J.L. Fields, also others
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:42 pm 
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Does anyone have J.L. Fields new cookbook, Vegan Pressure Cooking, or plan to get it? Has anyone tried the recipes on her blog? Also do you have any other recommendations for good pressure cooking cookbooks?

I have Lorna Sass's Complete Vegetarian Kitchen (vegan despite its title) and Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure (ditto -- these are both from the 1990s when publishers were afraid to use the word "vegan" in a cookbook title). Both are very good but I would love another.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:25 pm 
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I have just bought a pressure cooker, but I don't know which one of these I ought to buy. I've never had a pressure cooker before, so I don't even really know how to use it.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Pressure Cooking by J.L. Fields, also others
PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:40 pm 
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Miss Jayme Kat wrote:
I have just bought a pressure cooker, but I don't know which one of these I ought to buy. I've never had a pressure cooker before, so I don't even really know how to use it.


I find pressure cookers really useful for speeding up cooking times, especially when it comes to things that take a long time to cook like beans and long cooking veggies. I also love making risotto in the pressure cooker because it's so much easier, and doesn't require constant stirring.

I haven't looked at the Fields book yet but the Lorna Sass books both have great tips for using the pressure cooker, as well as bean, vegetable, and grain pressure cooking time charts.

The table of contents for Lorna Sass' Complete Vegetarian Kitchen, also published as Recipes from an Ecological Kitchen, looks like this:

Introduction
Stocking the Vegetarian Pantry
Cooking from This Book

The Basics of Pressure Cooking
The Basics of Wok Cooking
The Basics of Steaming
Menus
The Lazy Cook's Guide to Menu Planning
Soup, Beautiful Soup
Amber Waves of Grain
Rice and Risotto
Pasta
Full of Beans
Tofu and Tempeh
Land and Sea Vegetables
Salads, Slaw and Sprouts
Dressings and Sauces
Dips and Spreads
Quick Breads, Biscuits, Muffins and Scones
Desserts
Ingredients A to Z

Further Reading and Resources
Mail-Order Sources
Index


The table of contents for Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure looks like this:

Introduction
Pressure Cooking Perfected

Pressure Cooking Basics
The Language of Pressure Cooking
Before You Begin, Read This
The Pressured Cook's Pantry
A Short Glossary of Ingredients
Menus for Meals in Minutes
The Pressured Cook's Guide to Planning
Vegetarian Menus
Soups
Bean Soups
Vegetable Soups
Stocks
Vegetables
Vegetable Cooking Times at a Glance
Vegetables Plain and Fancy
Vegetable Stews
Vegetable Purees
Sea Vegetables
Grains
Brown Rice Cooking Charts
Brown Rice
Wild Rice and Rice Blends
White Rice Cooking Chart
White Rice
Risotto
Other Grains
Grain Cooking Times at a Glance
Grain Salads and Sushi Rolls
Beans
Bean Cooking Times at a Glance
Beans A to Z
Bean Salads
Pickles, Chutneys and Sauces
Pickles
Chutneys
Sauces
Desserts
Fruit-Based Desserts
Rice Puddings
Steamed Pudding-Cakes -- and A Bread Pudding
Appendix
Trouble Shooting
Further Resources: Vegetarian Nutrition
Mail-Order Sources
Index

If you want to know in more detail about any particular chapter, let me know and I'll look up the recipe titles or topic titles for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Pressure Cooking by J.L. Fields, also others
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:14 am 
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I have JL's Vegan Pressure Cooking book but none of the others. I am excited to cook through the recipes because they are so simple. The Umami anasazi beans are in the book and her blog and those were good. The cinnamon curry chickpeas were good too but I added lime juice to make them even better. I can update this thread as I cook more through it. The recipes look pretty varied. The cooking times have been a bit off for me, but I have an electric PC which is to be expected. She uses the stove top ones.

FYI, some recipes are quasi PC recipes. Ie, hummus where she tells you how to PC the chickpeas and then make hummus as per usual.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:59 am 
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saveur wrote:
I have JL's Vegan Pressure Cooking book but none of the others. I am excited to cook through the recipes because they are so simple. The Umami anasazi beans are in the book and her blog and those were good. The cinnamon curry chickpeas were good too but I added lime juice to make them even better. I can update this thread as I cook more through it. The recipes look pretty varied. The cooking times have been a bit off for me, but I have an electric PC which is to be expected. She uses the stove top ones.

FYI, some recipes are quasi PC recipes. Ie, hummus where she tells you how to PC the chickpeas and then make hummus as per usual.


Yes, please do update as you cook more from this book. I would like to know more.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:22 pm 
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Thank you, LFL. It looks like I might need both of those. Just reading the tables of contents is making me hungry!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Pressure Cooking by J.L. Fields, also others
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:08 pm 
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You're welcome. Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure is geared completely toward cooks with pressure cookers, whereas Lorna Sass' Complete Vegetarian Kitchen has directions for stove top cooking and pressure cooking both in most of the recipes. The first is still in print and available in a digital edition as well. The latter is out of print but you can probably buy a used copy online.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:42 pm 
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Another recipe from JL's book shared here:

JL’S CURRIED MUNG BEAN STEW
http://getwaisted.com/recipes/jls-curri ... bean-stew/

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:18 pm 
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saveur wrote:
Another recipe from JL's book shared here:

JL’S CURRIED MUNG BEAN STEW
http://getwaisted.com/recipes/jls-curri ... bean-stew/


It looks good, but what is curry broth? I don't think I've come across it at the supermarket.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:06 pm 
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LFL wrote:
saveur wrote:
Another recipe from JL's book shared here:

JL’S CURRIED MUNG BEAN STEW
http://getwaisted.com/recipes/jls-curri ... bean-stew/


It looks good, but what is curry broth? I don't think I've come across it at the supermarket.


I had no clue either. In her intro she says:

Curry bullion cubes are great for this, or mix 2 cups (470 ml) water with 2 teaspoons curry powder.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:16 am 
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saveur wrote:
LFL wrote:
saveur wrote:
Another recipe from JL's book shared here:

JL’S CURRIED MUNG BEAN STEW
http://getwaisted.com/recipes/jls-curri ... bean-stew/


It looks good, but what is curry broth? I don't think I've come across it at the supermarket.


I had no clue either. In her intro she says:

Curry bullion cubes are great for this, or mix 2 cups (470 ml) water with 2 teaspoons curry powder.


Thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:22 am 
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A few updates on the recipes: the black eyed pea and collard green chili is excellent. I also made the mung bean curry stew with the rest of the collards and it was a solid recipe. The hummus was nice but I like it with a bit more liquid.

I shared my full review, recipe and a chance for a giveaway today.

http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2014/12 ... -giveaway/

Happy to share the black eyed pea and collard green chili which was my favourite so far.
I think this would be a nice cookbook even if you don't have a pressure cooker, because they are nice wholesome recipes... although it also highlights the versatility of the pressure cooker and kind of makes me want a stove top one, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Pressure Cooking by J.L. Fields, also others
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 4:09 pm 
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The digital version of JL Fields' Vegan Pressure Cooking is on sale for 99 cents today. From paging through it, some of the recipes seem basic, but it's still a bargain.


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