‘Made with Love’ Instant Pot Dog Food

*for occasional use only. For optimum nutrition, visit with your vet for the most appropriate food to feed your pet!* Dog-lovers around the world will admit that there is just something special about the relationship between dog and dog-owner. When you love your pet, you want to do everything in your power to give him a good life. You buy fun toys, tasty dog biscuits, a nice warm bed (which… Read More »‘Made with Love’ Instant Pot Dog Food

Instant Pot Chicken Curry with Get Fit Roti

Touring the Taj Mahal in India, seeing the beautiful semi-precious gem inlay in practically every flat surface of stone, humbly observing the thousands of individuals who had come to pray and pay respect, easily was my favorite part of traveling to India. A close runner-up? The food, oh my goodness, the food. All the curries, vindaloo and the naan and roti breads. Heaven! I miss those foods. Thankfully, I have… Read More »Instant Pot Chicken Curry with Get Fit Roti

National Eat Outside Day

I sit here writing this blog post as the temperature outside hovers around 90 degrees F. This summer, while far from the hottest in recent memory, definitely has been a humid one. Thankfully, our backyard trees afford some decent shade, so even with the heat we try to eat outside as often as possible. Tonight, we have friends coming over for a rare ‘adults only’ night – no kids allowed! While… Read More »National Eat Outside Day

Vegetarian Quinoa, Cauliflower and Apple Dinner

Our household is far from vegetarian or vegan – we are big meat eaters! However, that doesn’t mean that eating a diet focused more on plants isn’t something I concentrate on. While I don’t routinely participate in ‘meatless Mondays’ I do try to incorporate vegetarian forms of protein occasionally. This recipe makes use of the Instant Pot to make an easy weeknight meal, complete with a grain, a vegan protein (tempeh), vegetables and… Read More »Vegetarian Quinoa, Cauliflower and Apple Dinner

How to get the Most out of Your Instant Pot

Have you heard about Instant Pot? Chance are you have, as it seems to be all the craze lately. There is good reason for its quick rise in popularity: it is a fantastic time-saving kitchen hero! If you are ready to jump on the bandwagon, or if you are already familiar with Instant Pot, here are some great tips and tricks for you to get the most out of this awesome product.… Read More »How to get the Most out of Your Instant Pot

The Pros and Cons of Using a Pressure Cooker

The pressure cooker is one of those old-timey cooking systems that fell out of popularity due to so many Americans eating out or using slow cookers for everything. However, it’s making a huge comeback. The reason is that a pressure cooker actually produces much tastier food than a slow cooker. Slow cookers often stay on all day and by the time you get home from work, all the flavor has… Read More »The Pros and Cons of Using a Pressure Cooker

Garden Veggie Quiche

This recipe was a success and failure all in one. Let me explain: I have never owned a springform pan. Scratch that, I’ve owned one for several years, but it’s never made it out of the nice Pampered Chef box that it came in. I don’t like cheesecake but bought the pan so I could make it for the hubby. Then we started a fitness program seven years ago, stuck… Read More »Garden Veggie Quiche