Pressure Cooking Fresh Foods

Garlic for Cooking from Tyler Grasham

Everyone deserves a healthy diet; there is more awareness about living a healthy life and eating the right foods. The efforts to promote healthy living standards have paid off, at least to an extent. You can tell from the increasing demand for healthy cooking recipes globally.

 There are many ways to cook fresh foods and prevent the nutrients from getting destroyed. In this post, I will be writing about pressure cooking fresh foods.

Pressure cooking is one of the old methods of cooking discovered many years ago with the invention of pressure cookers. Pressure cooking was first invented as a means to cook tough foods and meats quickly. Over the years, chefs have found ways to cook more types of foods with pressure cookers. Some of the advantages of this cooker are as follows;

Quick cooking

If you are cooking for many guests or commercially, you will be able to meet your cooking targets by using a pressure cooker. They are used to cook foods quickly.

Different cooking methods

With a pressure cooker, you can either cook your food by steaming it in the cooker or immersion in a specified quantity of water (boiling).

Cooking larger quantities of food

The vessel of pressure cookers can accommodate more fresh food so you can cook more quantity in record time.

Types of fresh foods that can be pressure cooked

You can cook foods such as beans, vegetables, potatoes, and rice in pressure cookers. Many models of these cookers come with racks that fit in the vessel. These racks are used to suspend fresh foods such as vegetables that should not be boiled. On these racks, you can place the foods, so they are suspended over the water, the food is steam cooked until it is ready.

Pressure cooking is known to be a good way to cook foods without losing compromising its flavor and nutrients.

Timing pressure cooking

There are so many recipes you can use to pressure cook fresh foods. It is essential that you study and understand the recipe before proceeding with the cooking. On your recipe, you will notice the cooking time has been specifically stated. Some recipes also advise you on how to release the steam from the pressure cooker at the stated cooking time. Adhering to cooking times specified in the recipes is necessary to avoid overcooking your food and to prevent scorching.

The cooking time in recipes you may want to use have been derived through a series of tests and experiments with similar fresh foods you want to cook. They can be trusted; however, don’t be surprised to find out the food you are cooking have not reached the texture you need after removing it from the cooker.

If this happens, you may need to add a few minutes. This could have happened due to the difference in the model of pressure cookers used. Some pressure cookers are triple plated to aid even distribution of heat when cooking while others don’t have this feature. Hence there is a lower heat conductivity.

I encourage you to try pressure cooking fresh foods; it is easy, find a nice recipe that involves foods you like such as beans or potatoes and pressure cook. Remember it is important to follow the recipe. Tyler Grasham


Keep Your Family Excited About Fresh Foods

Eating healthy foods is the best approach to living a healthy life. However, we all know about the struggles, especially the young ones who have tasted sweets and other foods which can be unhealthy when consumed in excess quantities. It is your responsibility to help your family stay excited about eating healthy foods.

In this post, I will be writing about some tips you can use to cook fresh foods and have everyone excited about the meal. After all, going back to the sweets is not an option. This is not a really tough position to be in; the tips I have noted for this post will be helpful if you start using them immediately.

Be prepared for the rebellion. You may find hidden cans of high-fat yogurt, chocolates or other sweets in your home. Use kind words to inform and encourage anyone who still craves those sweets that fresh foods are the best.

Explore different recipes for cooking fresh foods

You can try exploring different recipes to give your family a different taste as often as you can manage. This approach will help you learn more recipes and better cooking methods for different types of fresh foods. In addition to the added knowledge you will get, your families can also help by talking about the meal to inform you which recipes they enjoyed and wouldn’t mind eating again.

For example, if you notice your children don’t like eating beans which is very nutritious, you can do something to make beans seem more exciting as a meal. There are so many beans species which have different tastes and flavors. You can find out which beans species exist in your region and research the best recipes to cook the beans. I am sure the result will be a delicious meal your family will enjoy and ask for more.

Educate everyone about the nutritional value of fresh foods

If you can tell your family members more about the gains of eating fresh foods, maybe they can become more interested in your meals. This is what you can do, if you can find fresh food that aids physical or mental development to support your children’s dreams (if they are into sports or academics), they will be more willing to eat. When your son or daughter knows that eating fresh foods rich in protein can help them grow taller to achieve their dreams of becoming athletes, I am sure they will be asking for more of that meal.

Try foreign recipes

You can find foreign recipes for fresh foods to keep things exciting. If you can locate an Asian food store around, I am sure you will find different types of fresh foods to try. This approach adds a new twist to avoid serving the same meals every time.

You can also improve the quality of your meals by buying only the best fresh foods. It would help if you learned how to identify stale foods that may already be going bad. Also, find retail stores that stock foods directly from farms. This will be helpful if you buy meat cuts regularly. Also, check the labels for expiry dates.

In conclusion, observe the reaction of your family members to know which foods they enjoy, make a list of these foods and serve them often. – Tyler Grasham