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Seriously, this is one of the easiest ways to learn new ingredients, and it works for beans better than anything else I can think of (I wouldn’t try it with spices, for example) – even the deadest of palates is going to learn something from this with relatively no risk:

If you want a great way to cook beans, I highly recommend a pressure cooker – we did a video a while back explaining the process, and it’s really not as scary as it seems!


How to use a Pressure Cooker

February 23, 2010

We’re back! This week we’re not doing a recipe, but we are going over how to use a valuable piece of the modern kitchen arsenal: the pressure cooker. This thing makes dry beans a real possibility, with 10 minute cooking times instead of the 1-2 hours you’d spend boiling them in a regular pot, which means you save time over cooking dry and money/space over cans!

(We hosted our videos somewhere that doesn’t exist anymore! Still looking for the original, stay tuned…)

What do you use your pressure cooker for? How do you like our new “kitchen studio”? What’s next on your “I need to figure this out” list? Let us know in the comments!


Lentil Burgers

May 2, 2009

If you missed my performance at this year’s Vegetarian Food Fair – or if you spent the whole session marvelling at my incredible charisma and missed the actual content of the demo – here’s a more permanent version. Like most things I do, the recipe’s changed since we shot this – try adding some apple […]

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Bountiful Black Bean Burrito Bundles

April 18, 2009

We’re back! Did you miss us as much as we missed you? OK, enough sloppy sentiment: it’s time to cook beans! Our bountiful black bean burrito bundles are bucking bawesome, and you can tell your mom I said that. Host: Jason Camera/Edits: AngelA Music: Paddington Runtime: 18:06 Download a PDF of this recipe. Tweet

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Monique’s Bean-y dip

April 4, 2009

The only thing cooler than bean dip would be some kind of bean-based wafer that one could use as a shovel to interact with the bean dip. Bean on bean action is where it’s at. True story. Host/Edits: AngelA Music: The Vulcan Dub Squad Runtime: 7:11 Download a PDF of this recipe. Tweet

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