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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk all about pressure cookers and spicing up your life with The Veggie Queen, Jill Nussinow. If anyone knows pressure cookers it’s Jill. She is a top-notch cooking teacher who has used all different types of pressure cookers in her day. She helps us navigate all the vocab from crockpot to pressure cooker to electric pressure cooker. It was a ton of fun learning about all the abilities and buttons on an electric pressure cooker and what types of dishes it can actually make.

And if you’re worried about what is happening to the nutrients of your food, you can find all the answers right here. Since Jill will be coming out with her own spice line in the near future, we talked about…spices! So if you are wondering if quality counts, if they expire, and which ones to consume daily then you’ll enjoy this show even more!

We’d really appreciate if you shared this episode with anyone who does already or wants to cook with a pressure cooker and who loves spices. Don’t forget to tag @veggiequeen1 and @planttrainers in your electric pressure cooker meals Instagram.

Jill Nussinow, aka The Veggie Queen™, is a Registered Dietitian who has been teaching plant-based, whole foods cooking for more than 25 years at Santa Rosa Junior College, as well as various events throughout the US and beyond including the McDougall program in Santa Rosa. She is the author of four cookbooks: Vegan Under Pressure, The New Fast Food: The Veggie Queen Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Less than 30 Minutes, Nutrition CHAMPS: The Veggie Queen’s Guide to Eating and Cooking for Optimum Health, Happiness, Energy and Vitality and The Veggie Queen: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment, and, stars in a series of cooking DVDs. Jill frequents local farmers markets in Sonoma County and throughout the world. Her goal is to see everyone leading a healthy, happy life through better (plant-based) eating and cooking. She loves to share the passion and joy of great food.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Finding plant-based
  • It’s easy
  • Crock vs pressure electric
  • The buttons
  • Maintaining nutrients
  • Different types of fun things to make in the pressure cooker
  • Quick release
  • Why spices
  • Seasoning plant-based foods
  • How to calculate quantities for dry and fresh spices or herbs
  • Spices 101
  • Spice maintenance
  • Which spices to use daily
  • Actionable tips for starting to use the pressure cooking


Links to things we mentioned:

Energybits – use code “PlantTrainers” for 20% off

School Lunches – A Guide To Making It Easy and Healthy

Jill Nussinow, The Veggie Queen: Website, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Instantpot Beginners Veg Support – Facebook group

5 Ingredient Butternut Squash Soup


Thank you to this month’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:


Millie Pearson

Mary Lou Fusi

Carmen Fanous

Emily Iaconelli

Spanish Armada

Michele Olender

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