Fagor Pressure Cooker / Slow Cooker / Rice Cooker
I got this bad boy for Christmas last year and it has been so much fun to use (Thanks, Kathleen!). I’ve always been afraid of the “old-fashioned” stovetop pressure cookers, but this electric one is so foolproof and monitors its own temperature and pressure.
It’s so liberating to be able to cook beans, rice, potatoes in just a few minutes.
I highly recommend this cookbook to go along with it:
GREAT VEGETARIAN COOKING UNDER PRESSURE by Lorna Sass
Emergency Baked Beans (photo from easypeasyorganic.com)
I happened to stumble upon this recipe today on gojee.com and it looked so good and easy. I’ve had a package of FIG brand organic cannellini beans in my cabinet for a few months and had all the other ingredients (or substitutes on hand).
I whipped it up in about 10 minutes and I can honestly say that these are the best baked beans I’ve ever had. I usually feel like baked beans taste like the can they came in, so this fresh version is a new favorite. I live on beans, so this will be a welcome addition to my repertoire.
Click here for the recipe:
EASY PEASY ORGANIC EMERGENCY BAKED BEANS
My small revisions:
I used brown sugar in place of the rapadura sugar and also used up an open jar of pasta sauce (Rao’s Arrabiata Spicy Tomato Sauce) in place of the tomato puree. This added a little heat, which is great with the sweetness. Next time I might sauté some chopped onions at the start of the recipe to add a little crunch and texture.
Welcome to my new blog. I’ll post great recipes that I found online, let you know if and how I tweaked them and how they turned out.