I have been considering purchasing a pressure cooker for a while. The cooking temps and high pressure method of cooking are designed to keep food properties intact. I know raw is better but I can only offer Harley so many raw foods before he begins to protest.
I am drawn to gizmos and contraptions that tout saving me either money or time. I cook many recipes that incorporate beans and feel making my recipes using beans I have reconstituted from dried beans would be healthier than from a can. I am curious as to what goes into those cans and why the food is still good after months on the shelf.
The pressure cooker video that came with the new pot offered many interesting ideas that Harley will be enjoying. I love the idea that I can completing cooking lentil soup in 8-10 minutes, beans and cabbage in 15-20 minutes, or chili in 15 minutes. We enjoy all in one meals and I think this might just be perfect for us.
There was a section on the video about canning which I have never done. I remember as a kid Mom used a pressure cooker with a giggly lid and when the lid giggled it, whatever it was, was ready. Maybe I will try canning when I get comfortable with cooking some dinner recipes.