hi guys, it’s Nisha. as you might have
guessed from the title of this video I have a little bit of a secret to share
with you. I have a cookbook coming out! and I’m so excited to share this with
you guys. I’ve been keeping it under wraps for the last ten months or so, so
I’m finally able to share it with you and, well let me tell you all about it! First things first it is called “The
Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook” because it’s a cookbook full of vegan instant pot
recipes! Second, it is out on June 11th for sale. June 11th of this year, so in about three and a half months. But you can pre-order
your copy on Amazon or Barnes & Nobles or any other variety of places. And i’ve
included pre-order links in the description box below, so I would really
appreciate it if you checked it out, and if you feel so inclined to purchase a
copy. And most importantly I want to say thank you. Thank you so much to the
rainbow plant life community here on YouTube, as well as on Instagram and my blog. Because writing this book would certainly not have been possible without all of
your support every single day .I appreciate it so much. Ooh. Just got a little emotional thank you so much. Oh my god. why am i crying? I mean they’re happy tears I guess, so it’s good, but this is really embarrassing. This has been a
dream of mine since I was younger to be a chef and work in food and
write a cookbook, and to have my dreams… Oh my god. To have my dreams Writing a cookbook, working in food, has been a lifelong dream of mine. And you know it
took me a little while to get here but without your support I would wouldn’t be
here, so thank you and I’m really excited to share this cookbook with you. And once I compose myself I will tell you all about what’s inside the cookbook. Alright, I have composed myself and I promise not to cry anymore in this video. So just give
you a little background on how this book came to be…about a year ago a editor
from Penguin Random House– shoutout to Lucia, my editor–contacted me and asked me if I’d like to write a cookbook for them. knowing that
this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, I said yes of course, I would
like to do that. As some of you know I do have a full-time job outside of Rainbow Plant Life, outside of doing YouTube and Instagram and my blog, so between that
and the cookbook it just became really difficult to film videos so that’s kind
of why I took a hiatus from making videos last year and have been a little
bit slower than usual in uploading. so thank you for sticking with me and I
hope you now understand that it’s not because I don’t love you guys or making
videos. it’s just that I didn’t have quite enough hours in the day. now for what’s inside the cookbook. Again it’s The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook it’s
authorized by Instant Pot, that means it’s official, you’ll be able to find it
on their website when it’s for sale. and the theme of the book is wholesome,
indulgent vegan recipes, so everything tastes super delicious, sometimes even rich, but everything is made with wholesome, nourishing
plant-based ingredients. There are a few exceptions in there that are a bit more
decadent than the others, but everything is 100% vegan. There’s a pretty
substantive introductory section that teaches you everything you’d want to
know about the Instant Pot, how to use it, how to get the most out of your machine,
different little tips and tricks as well as tips on vegan cooking and making the
most out of a plant-based kitchen. Then there’s seven chapters of recipes.
There’s a pantry staples chapter that has recipes for condiments and broths that
are way more flavorful than store-bought. there’s also a whole breakfast chapter. I
really recommend making the coconut yogurt, it’s amazing. there’s also a side
dishes and vegetables chapter that are really great for meal prep. and then
there’s my favorite chapter – the comfort food main dishes, which are things like
lasagna and mac and cheese and paella. really really good. then there’s a
chapter with soups and curries with a lot of global inspiration both from my own
Indian heritage but also from my travels abroad. and finally there is a desserts
chapter because I love dessert and it’s actually really easy
and awesome to make dessert in your instant pot. to get you excited about
this book and the instant pot in general I’m sharing another vegan instant pot
recipe today. it’s for a white bean quinoa chili. it’s super simple to make
all you need to do is saute a few ingredients before adding everything
else and letting the instant pot do the magic. it’s really hearty and comforting
while it’s still cold outside but still quite healthy and made with nourishing
ingredients. before I get to the recipe just a few things. if you are excited
about my cookbook — I hope you are — go ahead and give this video a thumbs up
and head to one of those pre-order links in the description box below to grab
your copy before it’s on sale, maybe for yourself or your friend or family member
who really likes the instant pot. and if you have suggestions for future video
topics including instant pot recipes or things you’d like to know about the
instant pot, leave me a comment down below. alright here’s my recipe for
instant pot white bean quinoa chili. I’m starting this chili off like I do most
of my savory recipes by preparing the aromatics — onions, fresh garlic and
jalapeno peppers. after you heat up some olive oil on the
Saute setting of your instant pot, add the onion and allowed to soften for a
few minutes; then add the garlic and jalapenos until they’re fragrant. Pour in about half of the vegetable
broth. this is to deglaze the pot and scrape up any of the brown bits on the
bottom. then you’ll add a spice mixture, along
with the rest of the vegetable broth, canned cannellini beans, uncooked quinoa, corn and canned chili peppers. you’ll seal the instant pot and select
the Pressure Cook or Manual setting for 6 minutes. since the beans are already
cooked the chili just needs a little bit of time to cook the quinoa and meld all
the flavors together. allow a Natural Pressure Release for 15 minutes before
moving the steam release valve from Sealing to Venting. this final step is
optional but to give your chili extra creaminess and richness, pour in some
light coconut milk and to give it a final bite of freshness and balance the creaminess, squeeze in some fresh lime juice. I like to top my chili with
avocado, crushed tortilla chips, cilantro and vegan sour cream, now it’s time to
dig in.


  1. GUYS, I WROTE A COOKBOOK! I'm so excited to finally be able to share this with you! Thank you so much for the support and love and for helping me turn my dreams into reality! โœจ

  2. How amazing! You deserve all the success. I love watching your videos and am very excited about your cookbook!

  3. This is wonderful news! I am in awe of how you do it all. Thank you for sharing your talents and passion with us. Will be pre-ordering today!

  4. Woohoo! Congratulations! I knew you would write a book one day! Heading to Amazon now to grab my copy ๐ŸŽ‰

  5. We are over the moon for you! My kids and I love your videos and recipes so thank you for what you do.

  6. Congratulations Nisha! Iโ€™m sure your book will be amazing. You are such an inspiration๐Ÿ’›

  7. Congrats! I am currently taking an Instant Pot cooking class, but few vegan recipes are included. It would be SO nice to have some vegan recipes to add to my daily rotation…

  8. Congratulations Nisha! I'm very happy for you and can't wait to get a copy! Your recipes are so delicious, and you are such an inspiration to me! Pre-ordering right now!

  9. Congratulations ๐ŸŽ‰ ….so this is why youโ€™ve been MIA all this past few months lol. Weโ€™ve missed you

  10. Nisha, book has already been pre-ordered ๐Ÿ‘
    I can't wait to start trying all your recipes. Definitely going to try this chili tomorrow.

  11. Itโ€™s like you read my mind. A guardian angel of sorts. I started a plant-based lifestyle almost 2 years ago, and Iโ€™m finally at the point where Iโ€™m completely happy and comfortable with the drastic change (I went โ€œcold turkeyโ€ into it). I really enjoy cooking, but it took a while for me to be ready to utilize everything I learned that I would need. I finally decided to take the plunge into making interesting meals, instead of just the bare minimum, as I had been. Iโ€™m also trying to do some bodybuilding, and if Iโ€™m going to eat a lot of something, I NEED to enjoy it! I bought an instant pot in January because I figured it would probably help in that effort. Iโ€™ve also been thinking about how much I miss eating some of the types of dishes I used to love…especially Indian cuisine. Anyway…you get the picture. This feels like it was tailor made for me, and I canโ€™t wait to get my hands on a copy ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you!

  12. I already pre-ordered it. I have an instant pot and I am so excited. Also, I am happy to support you., because I love your channel.

  13. the photos are stunning, 'im sure the recipes too! don't worry about not making a lot of youtube, we all have our busy life schedule! congratulations!!!!

  14. Congratulations, Nisha! I'm looking forward to getting your book. The photos are incredible and everything looks delicious! I'm so happy for you and your well deserved success.

  15. I mean this in a VERY positive way. Youโ€™re the Meera Lee Patel of food vloggers! ๐Ÿ˜Š Really creative and uplifting content is found hereon your channel, Nisha. Best wishes!

  16. congrats Nisha!!! I canโ€™t wait to read and cook from it!! thank you for being one of the most amazing vegan food bloggers! you deserve it all, girl ๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธ

  17. Hi! Congrats on your cookbook and I LOVE your channel ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป I was wondering if youโ€™d suggest hemp seeds or hemp hearts? Flax seeds or ground flax? Thanks!

  18. We looove you! You're soo beautiful & we love your videos! Congrats on the cookbook, so happy for you.. We'll definitely checkout your cook & we've been wanting to get the instant pot too so that's perfect ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  19. Loved all the recipes I've watched of yours, just pre-ordered your cookbook, and can't wait to get it! ^_^ My instant pot arrives tomorrow! Looking forward to learning how to use it!

  20. Just pre-ordered your book. Not a vegan, but I love your channel and I try to eat as much as I can foodplant meal.

  21. Congratulations Nisha for your book with so many innovative vegan recipes.. … wish you more success further ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’•

  22. Hi Nisha,
    Although I am a newer subscriber, your recent content including the instant pot is what made me buy your cookbook. I just recieved it in the mail and i have to tell you, it is so beautiful! I can definitely see all the hard work that you have put into it and definitely sets it aside from other cook books I own. The photography is beautiful and there is so many recipes I want to try! My instant pot is definitely my favourite appliance so thank you so much for helping me explore new recipes with it!

  23. I've been wanting to get your book but sadly don't have an Instant Pot… Now my boyfriend told me he is getting me one for my birthday next week so I immediately ordered your cookbook and can't wait to try everything ๐Ÿ˜ Love from Germany!

  24. Congratulations from Mexico, i just buy your book, I hope i like it, this is my first vegan book and I'm new in this type of food. Wich me luck

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