I think we’re all trying to figure out ways to make meal times easier - at our house, meal prep is a MUST, especially for weekday breakfasts. We wake up super early to go workout before our workday starts, so cooking in the morning just doesn’t happen Monday through Friday. We often make egg bites in the Instant Pot, and absolutely love how convenient they are (plus they are SO easy to customize to your families’ tastes). This Sunday though I thought I’d break out the divided baskets from Kindsay and create something new.
What’s the difference between this recipe and a beef stew in the crockpot? You could just as easily put it together in the crockpot and be done with it, but with this recipe, you’ll simplify things a bit, not have quite as many dishes, and it’ll be super easy. Don’t believe me?
When I first got the divided baskets from Kindsay, I knew the possibilities would be endless for developing recipes that would help you all spend less time in the kitchen! What a cool accessory, and now that I’ve had them for a while, I wasn’t wrong! It’s so easy to divide the food up, using it either to keep foods separate OR to help make different cooking times for different ingredients a breeze. And it doesn’t get much simpler than this recipe. Four simple ingredients and you have a full meal on the table. Healthy nutrition for your family, and an easy recipe that means you spend more time hanging out with your family and less time working over a...
I’ve been toying with the idea on how to cook a one pot meal with a grain, like rice or barley, without having everything in one pot. These new divided steamer baskets from Kindsay allow for separating foods very well. I thought I’d try cooking the barley in the inner liner, and then setting the steamer baskets on top. It worked really well - I can’t wait to try this technique with some other grains like rice and farro. Using the divided baskets also allows for different cooking times, so if your meat requires a longer cooking time, then you can use natural pressure release, drop the veggie basket in and cook for just a little longer.
I love everything about water - swimming in it, floating, checking out the fishlife, and of course, eating fish and seafood! When we go on vacation, I take every opportunity I can to enjoy the local seafood. In fact, one vacation I ate seafood at almost every meal (including breakfast)! And if you’re thinking shrimp an