Instant Pot DUO60

You Should Buy a Instant Pot IP DUO60, 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker

You Should Buy a Instant Pot IP DUO60, 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker

One of the best decisions I made for enhancing my plant-smart kitchen was the investment into an Instant Pot IP DUO60. The Instant Pot brand name is easily recognizable, and in the world of kitchen appliances has started to become "timeless" much like KitchenAid mixers. 

Anyone who knows me personally (or through my YouTube videos), will know that I do not typically make decisions lightly. I would rather not spend hard earned money over and over again because something is not reputable - or, in the case of kitchen appliances, because they start out working great but end up breaking down after just a few months (or years). I have had my Instant Pot for a year now, and it continues to work well, bringing to life with ease some great vegan dishes ranging from simply slow cooked beans to more complex dinner meals and everything in between. 

How To Cook My Smoky Flavored Beans in an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

How To Cook My Smoky Flavored Beans in an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Cooking my smoky flavored beans is made incredibly easy with my Instant Pot pressure cooker. It can take between an hour to multiple hours of cooking, but ultimately requires very minimal energy on my end. It may require some experimenting to find a setting and cook time that works best for you. For my smoky flavored beans, I recommend setting the Instant Pot to cook under pressure for about one hour. It can then sit on the low heat setting to continue simmering and bring out the natural flavor of the beans for a few hours more. I have found this to work best to make the beans meet my tastes, and it is a perfect cook time as I am able to go out back and work in my garden or setup in my bird blind to get some nice wildlife photographs you may have already come to love.

Chickpeas and Garlic for Hummus Instant Pot - Recipe from Vegan Under Pressure!

Chickpeas and Garlic for Hummus Instant Pot - Recipe from Vegan Under Pressure!

It can sometimes be difficult to tell if the food advertised in cookbooks is all it is made out to be. Food can be made to look good in pictures, but in real life might not taste so good. I thought it would be a neat idea to try putting the unique cookbook Vegan Under Pressure to the test, as I was so nicely provided with a free copy to send to one lucky winner of our Plant-Smart Living Giveaway. I am pleased to say that the end result of this hummus recipe is great!