MINIMUM MOISTURE VEGGIES
Start in a cold pan, Select the ‘right sized’ vessel (2/3 full), Watch for food particles preventing seal. Create a water seal by putting a few T. of water on top of the lid. Many vegetables may be cooked in the same pan. Cook more temperature sensitive vegetables on top of more hearty vegetables. Example: Cook broccoli on top of carrots. You may consider “rinsing and draining all foods for your first few meals, or adding a few tablespoons of water to the pan until you find the true mediums and lows on your stove. “Encapsulated” or Dry Vegetables: Some vegetables will not release sufficient moisture to activate the vapo-valve. Broccoli, Cauliflower, Green Beans, Brussels sprouts: Rinse and drain. Select a lower medium heat, and then reduce to low when vapo-valve clicks steadily.