Vegan Under Pressure

5 Great Vegan Pressure Cooker Cookbooks

5 Great Vegan Pressure Cooker Cookbooks

Preparing pressure cooker meals is becoming huge within the plant-based community. A good quality pressure cooker, like the reliable Instant Pot, provides easy access to meal variety and, for once, simple meal preparation. Often, one of the biggest struggles for people adopting a whole food, plant-based diet is not only learning how to cook, but increasingly the frequency of meals cooked. For people who are retired, this may not to a problem, but for those of us working full-time jobs and handling other responsibilities (like raising children), making time to cook if it is not a hobby or passion can be tough. 

To help you jump start your pressure cooking, I thought I would put together a small list of vegan-friendly pressure cooker recipe books. I have not used all of these, but have read a number of reviews and can see the great response to many of them online like in conversation with some members of the McDougall Friend's Facebook group. Maybe you have some different cookbooks that you would suggest? We'd love to hear your input in the comments at the end of this article! 

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!

Vegan Under Pressure by Jill Nussinow - Book Review

Vegan Under Pressure by Jill Nussinow - Book Review

There are many vegan cookbooks on the market, but Vegan Under Pressure by Jill Nussinow (AKA: The Veggie Queen) stands out in my mind with its niche focus on making plant-based recipes in a pressure cooker. Immediately, the book title is gripping as this was not the expected implication; but rather the social aspects of veganism can sometimes make one feel, quite literally, “under pressure.” I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book to provide to the Plant-Smart Living audience (if you join in on our Plant-Smart Living Giveaway running until the end of June, 2016!). I quite enjoyed many of these recipes, which I make in my Instant Pot cooker.