tools I USE in MY KITCHEN
Forget burned rice, hours of cooking grains, dirty ovens and black pots!
The Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker that has taken the kitchens around the world by storm. I use it to cook almost everything I would cook in my kitchen (rice, grains, potatoes, curry, stew, etc.) but this time my food comes out tastier, healthier, with a minimum water added and lesser electricity used.
The Instant Pot is a single piece of kit that can perform several cooking functions, all of which will make your life easier. The main function is pressure cooking, which speeds up the cooking time of cheaper ingredients while adding more flavour than a slow cooker ever can. It does also slow cook, steam and sauté.
Pressure cooking can seem terrifying, but this electric version makes the whole experience easy to use and looks and feels very safe. There are several safety features that you can’t override so you can rest easy as you use it – but you must always follow the instructions, pressure is pressure after all. As a counter-top cooker it’s relatively compact, smart to look at and reasonably priced.
The spiralizer is an inexpensive tool that turns fresh veggies into faux-noodles, which can then be used to make creative and delicious meals, like Zucchini Spaghetti or Raw Pad Thai and more.
FOODS I ALWAYS HAVE IN MY PANTRY
Nutty, cheesy, umami taste in vegan kitchen.
Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast, which means yeast cells are killed during processing and inactive in the final product. It’s described as having a nutty, cheesy, and savory flavor. It’s a common vegan cheese substitute. Nutritional yeast comes in the form of powder or flakes.
Nutritional yeast is a great source of vitamins and minerals. It also contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein like those found in animal products. Complete proteins are important nutrients that assist functions like tissue repair and nutrient absorption. They may also prevent muscle loss.