Instant Pot Gratification

Stay cool under pressure. Temperatures are climbing quickly as warmer spring weather settles in again, even across the typically mild-mannered bay area. Thankfully, with it comes the season’s peak produce, which is best with very little further modification. Coaxing out existing flavors, rather than smothering them in complex sauces or heavy spices, is the only to way celebrate such delicate ingredients. Especially with the right tools, tender green vegetables and vibrant fresh herbs practically cook themselves.

Instant Pots have been the “it” kitchen gadget for at least three years running, and they don’t seem to be losing any steam. I may not have the name brand model but that doesn’t mean my electric pressure cooker gets any less love around here, especially in the heat of midday meal prep. Despite nearly constant use since day one, I didn’t even realize that my pressure cooker could be set to “zero” minutes until I got my hands on Barb Musick’s new book, The Complete Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook. This little tidbit is just the appetizer in a wide-ranging compendium of everyday recipes, smart tips and shortcuts, and delicious inspiration, complete with luscious photos, of course.

I’ve been a big fan of Barb’s blog, That Was Vegan, for many years, so I really should have expected no less from such a brilliant culinary creator. Rather than preheating the oven and turning my whole apartment into a blazing inferno for a single side dish, the verdant, grassy, and even subtly sweet flavors of asparagus really come alive with just a flash steam bath. Adding just a kiss of citrus and ginger, Barb skips all the fuss and fanfare to simply let these tender young stalks shine. Living up to the name of the popular appliance, this easy recipe really is ready to eat in an instant.

Though the book won’t officially be released until May 14th, I’m delighted to share not only a little sneak peek to whet your appetite, but a GIVEAWAY leading up to the full launch! If you want a copy of this indispensable collection of recipes (and yes, of course you do,) use the Gleam form below to log your details and earn bonus entries. Don’t forget to comment on this post to tell me about what recipe will be the first one going into your Instant Pot if you win!

The Complete Instant Pot Vegan Cookbook Giveaway

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14 thoughts on “Instant Pot Gratification

  1. I have used my stovetop pressure cooker for years with fabulous results, so I couldn’t justify buying an instant pot. When I found one at a price I couldn’t pass up, I brought it home and haven’t looked back. There are several cookbooks on the market using pressure cookers and instant pots, but they contain mostly meat dishes, so having a vegan pressure cooker book available is priceless. Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. My boyfriend has an Instant Pot and we sadly haven’t used it much, so this cookbook is much needed! I’d love a vegan creamed spinach recipe or some quick appetiser ideas!

  3. Vegetable Lasagna…I’ve never tasted lasagna in my life, so can’t wait to try this healthy version when the book comes out.

  4. This beautiful book is coming out at the perfect time! I just purchased an IP and could use some great recipes. Thanks.

    1. I forgot to say that the first recipe going into my pot will be something very hearty because winter has returned to the Northeast!

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