I've begun making bone broth and stews. Both require simmering long hours, and I would like to ask-- what's the most cost-efficient way of doing this? I also make a lot lentils/bean curry dishes, and have always used a pressure cooker. I was using the pressure cooker to make stews and bone broth in the beginning, but could never get them to my satisfaction. Then I read in Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions that pressure cookers are not ideal for cooking, and am looking into phasing out my use. That means more slow-cooking!
I cook daily (rice, lentil curries, stews), and prefer not to make big batches to heat throughout the week. We don't have a microwave.
Right now we live in rural India, so I mostly use pressure cooker, and I do most of my slow cooking on a manual stove with firewood to save money (our gas stove couldn't handle that amount of simmering). But we're moving soon, and firewood will be a thing of the past. I'm told cost of electricity of where we're moving to is much higher than on the US mainland.
If I'm looking to make 2 meals a day, 1 curry (plus side dishes) for lunch, 1 stew (plus side dishes) for dinner, and always have bone broth available, what's the best way to manage?