Pressure Cooker Curried Chickpea stuffed Acorn Squash and Instant Pot Giveaway!

Pressure Cooker Curried chickpea Stuffed Acorn Squash | Vegan Richa

You know whats the fun part of using a pressure cooker? Everything is faster and energy efficient! As an Indian, I have my requisite set of stove top pressure cookers (read 4 or 5 per Indian household). 

Pressure cookers have come a long way from the just the manual control and stove top, to highly programmable, safe, blue tooth controllable, electric, multi-functional, multi pressure Instant Pot!.Instant Pot is fast becoming a household name with innumerable options and ease. If you haven’t tried pressure cooking, let 2015 be the year to add that to the to do list!

Today, I cook up chickpeas and brown rice stew in a pressure cooker and also throw in the acorn squash in a steamer basket. So everything gets cooked up together and is ready in 25 minutes! The squash cooks up perfectly in the pressure cooker. No hours of baking needed. Stuff the squash with the cooked chickpea and brown rice stew and serve! One Pot meal with chickpeas, brown rice, greens and squash!

I am also hosting an Instant Pot giveaway, open to US and Canada! Enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post. 
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Moroccan Chickpea Cauliflower Bowl with Herb sauce | Vegan Richa

Moroccan Chickpea Cauliflower Bowl with Herb…

Easy Chickpea and Cauliflower bowl with Moroccan spices and a mint cilantro herb sauce. This bowl is delicious, springy, zesty and comes together within minutes.  Prep the cauliflower and put it in the oven. Spice up the chickpeas. Get the greens and veggies ready. Make the mint cilantro herb sauce. Layer up the bowl as… 

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Vegan Okonomiyaki Pancakes |Vegan Richa

Vegan Okonomiyaki – Cabbage Carrot Pancakes…

Easy weeknight fix up. Vegan Okonomiyaki Pancakes. Chope up the veggies, make the pancake mix, cook on stove top and done. Okonomiyaki are usually made with eggs, veggies and meats. Of course we use whatever veggies we have on hand. Chickpea flour adds color and a slight egg flavor with the kala namak. Add veggies of… 

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Vegan Chocolate Layer Cake | Vegan Richa

Vegan Chocolate Layer Cake for One. No Bake!…

You know Summer is eventually… eventually going to be here sometime and it will be too hot to start up the oven to bake up a chocolate cake. That’s when you can make this Chocolate Layer Cake for 1 or 2 in a pan! Or you can make it now. This cake can served with… 

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Vegan Chickpea Noodles with garlic tomato sauce | Vegan Richa

Vegan Chickpea Noodles with Garlic Tomato Sauce…

Chickpea Noodles people!  These noodles are just chickpea flour and water. They use a similar process as chickpea tofu, just spread out the custard instead. Let it set for 15 minutes, slice it into desired shapes. These noodles are gluten, grain, starch, yeast, nut, dairy, soy and egg-free! If you are wondering where they came… 

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Masala Mac and Cheese | Vegan Richa

Masala Mac and Cheese Vegan Recipe…

I don’t know why I haven’t made masala mac before. The spices work out so well in the cheese sauce and makes a fabulous mac and cheese. Masala basically means spices or a sauce made with spices.  The cheese sauce with spices and cashews is flavorful and comes together quickly if you have the spices…. 

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Teff Love - Ethiopian Food

Teff Love Review + Giveaway + Ye’difin…

Teff Love: Adventures in Vegan Ethiopian Cooking was definitely my most anticipated book this year. I have always been intrigued by Ethiopian food. It has layers of complex flavors just like Indian food which cannot immediately be interpreted and need a bit of know how of the spices and methods used.  And this book demystifies all… 

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Red Lentil Granola | Vegan Richa

Red Lentil Granola with Coconut and Cranberries.…

You thought I would leave lentils alone for a while right. Not happening any time soon! Make this red lentil granola for the added crunchy protein. No nuts, no grains! A simple granola with simple flavors.  You can add some seeds or nuts for additional texture. This is the sweet version. To make a savory… 

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Teriyaki chickpea Bao steamed bun | Vegan Richa

Teriyaki Chickpeas Bao /Baozi Steamed Buns…

These soft steamed buns, Bao or Baozi are a perfect carrier for the strong tasting sauces and veggies and beans. The steaming keeps the buns very soft and moist. Perfect party food! I filled these up with chickpeas tossed in teriyaki sauce. Use other beans, lentils or finely chopped veggies of choice. Don’t like teriyaki,… 

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