Blue Jean Chef: "Comfortable Under Pressure" Cookbook
The reviews show a divide among readers who want basic meals and those--like myself--who like different foods and interesting ingredients. I have read through this cookbook and am looking forward to trying many of the recipes. I'm not sure why some people think pressure cooker meals have to be simple. If you like different tastes, you'll like the recipes here.
FANTASTIC BÔOK A MUST HAVE FOR PREASURE COOKE.
The recipes are easy to follow and turn out great. I have been using a stove top cooker for 40 years, and at times I still do and I can easily convert these recipes to that cooker. This is my second electric cooker and these recipes are great.?It is easy to change one ingredient to another to suit my families taste. If you own a pressure cooker of any kind this a must.
Meredith uses too much meat. Even the traditionally vegetarian recipes she adds meat too. We are looking to eat healthier. More greens and beans and less meat and saturated fat. It would have been nice if there had been more healthy options. If you want to eat lots of beef and pork you will like this cookbook I guess. We didn't bother with any of the recipes. There are better cookbooks.
good tasting recipes
I have tried many of the recipes in the book but i have a problem with the times and settings since my electric pressure cooker has differet settings. many of the recipes I have just used cooking on my conventional stove and not messing with the pressure cooker. Don't mistake me, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE my pressure cooker and it has earned a spot right on top my counter. I use that at least 4-5 times a week. never have i been able to cook potatoes in 10 minutes and mash them for my meal while my husband is setting the other items on the table. LOVE< IT!!!! i wouldn't say no to buying this but would only recommend to someone that is experienced with pressure cooking, not a beginner.
I've had this cookbook for three years now. I've cooked several of the recipes and each one is easy and delicious! I highly recommend it for everyone that owns a pressure cooker!
If you own a pressure cooker then you need this book. Makes pressure cooking very easy and the recipes are off the hinge delicious!!! Thank you, Meredith for sharing with us!!!
not keeping it
Nice recipes --bought after seeing author on qvc. But, after having trouble figuring how to use cooker, am giving book as well as cooker to someone else.
One of the best cookbooks ever.
These recipes are awesome. I followed her instructions for timing of the pressure cooker rather than times from the pressure cooker. It came out perfect. The lady is an expert chef and I love her recipes. A great book, it will make a great gift for that special cook as well.
FINALLY! A Helpful Book for Pressure Cookers!
Lots of information in general about using a pressure cooker. How to convert recipes was the most helpful for us. We found it also had a lot of recipes we could tweak to suit our own more simple tastes by substituting ingredients and using the instructions to cook. Great book for those new to pressure cooking.
only tried one recipe
As the review title says, I only tried one recipe so far but it is one that is a favorite of my husband and myself. It had a good flavor but was certainly not what I expected. It was the runniest beef stroganoff I have ever made. I know my way around a kitchen and followed the recipe but any other recipe I have ever made was thick and stuck to the noodles.
Another problem I have with the book is that recipes contain some fruit or other and I don't cook with sweet items in any recipe that is a main dish. I will try other recipes and hope for more success. I have a stove top pressure cooker that I have used for 30 years, as well as this electric one, so am very familiar with pressure cookers and have no idea why this recipe seemed to have too much liquid. Hopefully, more success with the next recipe.
No longer afraid of preasure cookers
This cookbook is a must for pressure cooker users! Easy to folow, explains how to use with tips throughout. I am new to pressure cooking and needed a great book that would make it easy and fun and Meredith succeeded with her cookbook. Five stars all the way!
This is how a cookbook should be. This is my first Meredith cookbook. So many cookbooks have recipes that I would not use for different reasons, be it too complicated or difficult to find ingredients . All of Meredith's recipes are tempting, and I can't wait to try them. She has great pictures, and I look forward to cooking with her book. Also, I enjoy when she is on QVC. She makes everything look easy and she is fun.