Kenneth Tucker

...a hermit iconoclast

ekovana stackable stainless steel pressure cooker steamer insert pans

I find these stackable insert pans for the instant pot, quite handy. While reading the reviews I noticed references to pot within a pot and did not have to search very hard to find these. Appreciated is the added dimension these stackable pans provide.

The dish pictured above is 1/4 cup Country Choice Organic Steel Cut Irish Style Oats, 1/4 cup Viva Naturals Organic Quinoa, 100% Royal Bolivian Whole Grain, 1/4 tsp of Mommy knows best Pure Stevia Powder Extract Sweetener, 1/4 tsp of coarse sea salt, and a 1/4 tsp of McCormick Ground Cinnamon.

The steel cut oats and quinoa cooked as the eggs boiled in the stacked pans for 35 min. The separation allowed me boiled eggs instead of breaking them into the quinoa as I normally would do without steel cut oats or stackable pans. I tyically use sea salt, pepper, and garlic when breaking eggs directly into quinoa.

This dish adds appoximately 39 grams of protein to my intake today at a cost of 687 calories.



Crockpots are truly wonderful devices. When properly deployed they can give the illusion of amazing time compression. With enough water a crockpot can turn lima beans, onions, garlic, salt, and pepper into a very tasty meal base for a week.

My approach is to drink plenty of water before bed time, start the crockpot and during the night whenever nature calls the wondrous aroma prompts me to check the water level of the crockpot.

A fluid paradox that leads to a week's worth of creamy lima beans in what feels like no time.

Kenneth Tucker
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