New to the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker? Read this

Black Beans by the Veggie Queen

I have been using the Instant Pot for more than a couple of years now. It’s a wonderful electric pressure cooker. I offer a $50 discount from the Instant Pot website if you enter the code vegqueen at checkout from their website (not from Amazon). The Instant Pot has received a lot of press lately as Plant-Fueled Trucker Bobby Andersen was just on the Today

Best Vegan Pressure Cooker Timing Charts Now Available

Best Vegan Pressure Cooker Timing Charts by The Veggie Queen

I get irritated when people describe their pressure cooker cooking failures. I wonder why that happens. So, after spending time in a Facebook group and hearing about poor results and “bad food” from using  incorrect timing, I decided that offering my pressure cooking timing charts was important. I cannot figure out why people would only want the charts instead of buying the entire cookbook The



By Sara Turnasella, “virtual intern” As someone who is new to pressure cooking, I must say I feel like I’ve been in the dark for a very long time. I’d heard of the pressure cooker before, but never realized the effect it would have on my diet. Having the ability to cook veggies, grains, and beans quicker than I ever thought possible has been nothing

The New Fast Food Recipes Work with the Instant Pot and Other Electric Pressure Cookers


When I wrote my pressure cooking cookbook The New Fast Food: The Veggie Queen Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Less than 30 Minutes there weren’t very many electric pressure cookers out in the world, and there certainly weren’t any that got my attention. Many of them had nonstick inner pots and that holds very little appeal for me. Then someone told me about the

Pressure Cooker Soup Stock

Fagor Duo Combi Pressure Cooker Set: 4 and 8 Quart Pressure Cookers

If  you found a new pressure cooker waiting for you under your Christmas tree or Hanukkah bush, then I can help you so that you take it out of the box and use it. My story is that the first pressure cooker I bought in 1986 came home and sat, waiting for me to use it.  On Day 13 of  a 14 day return policy,

Pressure Cooker Excitement or Fear? You Choose…


Pressure Cooker Friend or Foe? I just told the proprietor of a cooking store that if I had one dollar for each person who told me that they are afraid of the pressure cooker, that I would likely be retired and sitting on the beach somewhere. Even after teaching pressure  cooking for more than 15 years, I still  have a tough time convincing some people

Pressure Cooker Brown Rice and Lentils


I recently spoke to a group of vegans, vegetarians and those who want to eat more vegetarian food at Osmosis Day Spa and Sanctuary. I had a great time and got such wonderful questions. One of them was, “Why should I cook my rice (or maybe anything else) in a pressure cooker when I already know how to cook it on the stove top and

Are You Afraid of the Pressure Cooker?


Do you have questions about pressure cooking? My soon-to-be-released ebook, The New Fast Food: The Veggie Queen Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Less than 30 Minutes, will likely answer your questions. Until then, though, here are some recent questions and answers about pressure cooking.