Have you heard about my new Instant Pot Vegetarian cookbook yet? It's a variety of over 100 healthy and delicious Vegetarian recipes that you can make easily in your Instant Pot.
What's So Great About This Instant Pot Vegetarian Cookbook?
- Easy. If you can chop, mix, blend, stir, and press buttons, you can make these dishes.
- Authentic. Filled with recipes using authentic flavor profiles and ingredients from all over the world.
- Tested. All of the recipes in this book have been thoroughly tested by myself, a great friend and assistant, and several other people that follow the blog.
- Customizable. It's very easy to customize many of these dishes with the beans or grains of your choice.
- Healthy. These recipes are loaded with delicious healthy ingredients.
Why You Should Trust My Instant Pot Recipes
I have been cooking with pressure cookers for over thirty-five years. My relationship with them has evolved. Just as in other long-term relationships, over the years I have loved them, used them, taken them for granted during busy times, explored their capabilities during times of rest, understood their giving nature better, and fallen in love with them again.
About five years ago, I discovered the world of electric pressure cookers. Soon after, the Instant Pot entered my life, and slowly, it took over my kitchen.
My love for the Instant Pot and food lead me to cook. A lot. So over the last few years, I have written FIVE Instant Pot Cookbooks.
Why Did I Write A Vegetarian Cookbook?
I grew up eating largely vegetarian meals. For the first twenty-plus years of my life, we ate meat maybe once a week, if that. This was quite normal for most of us in India, a country that is predominantly vegetarian.
So eating this way and creating these types of recipes is not new to me.
What If My Whole Family Isn't Vegetarian?
As a mother of a very picky son, I understand how hard it can be to find recipes that everyone in your family likes.
But let's ignore the fact that this is a vegetarian cookbook for a second.
Think of this as an Instant Pot cookbook filled with delicious recipes that just happen to be vegetarian.
Common Fears And Misconceptions About Vegetarian Recipes
I polled my TwoSleevers Facebook group to ask what concerns people had about vegetarian recipes so I could take those things into consideration when I created this book. Here are few common concerns:
- Use of "pseudo meats" in the recipes
- Not enough protein in the food
- Too much reliance on tofu or other processed foods
- Not really whole/real foods
- Meals might not be very filling (think salads or veggies only)
I heard the concerns and this cookbook should put your fears to rest. Here's why:
- There are no pseudo meats or meat substitutes
- There is a lot of protein in beans and other natural sources
- Tofu is used in only three recipes where you would traditionally find it (kimchi jiggae, hot and sour soup, and as an option in congee)
- As with my other cookbooks, I use whole, unprocessed ingredients as much as possible. I do not ask you to use canned soups or prepackaged mixes
What Recipes Will You Find In This Vegetarian Instant Pot Cookbook?
What Ingredients Will You Need To Make These Recipes?
When I cook in my everyday life, I try not to make recipes that require me to buy an ingredient that I won't use in any other meal.
So when I came up with the recipes for this cookbook, I wanted to make sure I wasn't going to ask you to do that either. That being said, there are a few ingredients you might not have in your pantry or that you may want to stock up on before you dive into these recipes.
Rice and Grains
- Arborio rice
- Basmati rice
- Black rice
- Brown rice
- Dried hominy
- Glutinous rice
- Jasmine rice
- Kasha/toasted buckwheat groats
- Pearled barley
- Pearled farro
- Short-grain rice
- Wild rice blend
- Adzuki beans
- Black beans
- Black-eyed peas
- Brown lentils
- Cannellini beans
- 12-bean mix
- French lentils
- Gigantes beans
- Lima beans
- Kidney beans
- Mung beans
- Navy beans
- Pinto beans
- Red beans
- Red lentils
- Split moong dal
See what I mean when I say that these recipes are healthy? They are made of Whole foods. Things that are both yummy and good for you. No "Franken-ingredients".
So if you've been thinking about making the jump to a vegetarian lifestyle, want an excuse to use your Instant Pot some more, or just want some new yummy recipes to add to your meal rotation, grab a copy of my Instant Pot Vegetarian Cookbook.