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Tuscan Vegetable Soup

Ingredients: 2 Quarts Broth 1 Quart water 2 lb White Beans – Dried 1 Additional Quart Broth 1 Additional Quart water 2 14.5 oz Cans of Fire Roasted Organic Diced Tomatoes (Muir Glen Brand) 2 cups Chopped Celery 3 cups Chopped Carrots 1 medium to large Onion – Diced 2 medium Zucchini – Sliced 6-7 Garlic Cloves […]

RFC Pressure Cooker or Crockpot Lentil Soup

Every New Year’s Eve my mother would make a pot of lentil soup for dinner. As kids we didn’t care too much for it because of what we thought it looked like (we nicknamed it “Lentil Poop”). Little did we know the nutrition that is packed into those tiny lentils. I was at my brother […]

Pressure Can Dry Beans – Brazilian style

Pressure Canned Brazilian Beans If your pressure cooker / canner is aluminum material, then this is the only way you should could in your pressure vessel. Aluminum is a toxic heavy metal and should not be used as a cooking / baking material in direct contact with food. This makes life easy for those days […]

Perfect Pizza Sauce

This sauce took me years to perfect, but now it is perfect pizza sauce. Gather the following ingredients: 4 Tbsp Olive Oil 12 cloves of minced garlic (4) 28oz cans of Crushed Tomatoes (or (1) #10 can of crushed tomatoes) 5.5 tsp dried Oregano 1 Tbsp Sea Salt 2 tsp dried Basil 1.5 tsp dried […]

RFC Pressure Cooker Hummus

Recipe: RFC Pressure Cooker Hummus Cook time: 60 minutes Equipment: Food Processor (Use the Bosch Food Processor Attachment purchased from Real Food Central) Pressure Cooker (Use a Fagor Pressure Cooker purchased from Real Food Central) Ingredients: 1 cup dried chickpeas, rinsed (you can substitute 1 can of canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans)) 4 cups water (if pressure cooking […]

Pressure Canning Processing Times

A Pressure Canner is one of the best preserving tools to have in your kitchen for quick cooked meals. Here are some links below for processing times for various fruits, vegetables, legumes, and meats.

Brazilian Black Beans

When I lived in Brazil for 2 years, I fell in love with this simple, yet flavorful dish. If you do not own a pressure cooker, get one here. Until then, you may look to the bottom for suggestions on how to cook dry beans in a normal pot. A Pressure cooker is a fabulous addition […]

Under Pressure Chili

If you do not own a pressure cooker, get one here. For those without a pressure cooker, use this variation. They are a fabulous addition to your kitchen. When you learn how to use it properly, you will wonder how you ever survived without one. This Chili is based on our Brazilian Black Beans recipe […]

Vegan Gnocchi

Vegan Gnocchi: My first experience with gnocchi was in Brazil, of all places. One of the Sisters of the church in Fazenda Rio Grande was a wonderful cook and introduced me to one of my all-time favorite dishes. Here is a vegan variation that is just as wonderful: 3.5lbs potatoes 2-8 cloves of fresh Garlic […]