The Instant Pot has revolutionized how we cook beans which is why we are so excited to welcome you to our series on Instant Pot Beans written by vegan cookbook author Kathy Hester!
When I first heard of the Instant Pot, I didn’t think it would be something that I would like. I thought it was yet another gadget that would take up space, go unused, and then get tossed into a bin alongside my avocado slicer and onion chopper.
I was wrong about the Instant Pot, though. So very wrong. I’ve had mine for over 3 years now and I use it at least twice a week, often much more.
Instant Pot! Oh, Instant Pot! Where Have You Bean All My Life?
However, over time, the things I use my Instant Pot for have decreased. As I’ve gotten to know this amazing machine, I’ve narrowed in on what it is best for.
Beans is one of those things! Which is why I’m delighted that we’re doing this series on Instant Pot Beans.
I’m also delighted that Kathy Hester is the person doing this series! Kathy is a vegan cookbook author, cooking instructor, and blogger who is passionate about making healthy eating accessible and delicious. She focuses on vegan cooking in the slow cooker and the Instant Pot, which makes her the perfect person to be teaching us all about cooking beans in the Instant Pot.
Over the course of our Instant Pot Bean Series, Kathy will be filling you in on the basics for cooking beans in the Instant Pot, including information about pre-soaking and whether it’s necessary. And, she’ll be sharing a slew of delicious Instant Pot Bean Recipes as well, such as Instant pot Refried Beans, Red Beans and Rice, Bean Soup, Vegan Cassoulet, and so much more. Head over here to follow along in the weeks ahead as all of Kathy’s great info and recipes roll out.
I know you’re going to really enjoy Kathy’s careful explanations and her passion for vegan cooking. If you’d like to see more of her work, check out her blogs, Plant Based Instant Pot and Healthy Slow Cooking, sign up for her cooking classes, and get your hands on one of her cookbooks: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot, Vegan Cooking in Your Air Fryer, or Gluten-Free, Vegan Cooking in Your Instant Pot.
Alrighty, let’s jump in! I hope you love this series as much as we all do.
Have a great day!