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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

Creamy Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts

‘Tis the season for dozens of blogs, website postings and individuals writing about how thankful and blessed they have been this year. Perhaps you’ve seen the ‘30 days of Thanksgiving’ posts where people start Facebook posting once a day for a month (rarely finishing the full 30 days) about something they are grateful for in their lives. All well-intentioned, but it’s a busy month – who has time to write… Read More »Creamy Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts

Salmon Spinach Salad

Perfectly cooked salmon, from frozen, in just five minutes? Yep, that’s all it takes for a quick, very healthy meal. So quick, we made it for lunch on a very busy Saturday.  I’m sure you can relate – busy weekends can get away from you and then you’re left figuring out what to do for midday meal, and since it’s a weekend (which is supposed to have SOME downtime), you… Read More »Salmon Spinach Salad

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Zucchini – we have such a love/hate relationship with this veggie. So easily integrated into both sweet and savory dishes, zucchinis can also so quickly overrun our garden and our kitchens with baseball bat-sized fruit if let to grow to long. My grandma used to say, “In the morning, zucchini are too small to pick, but by afternoon they’ve gotten too big.” They don’t really grow THAT fast but it sure… Read More »Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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

National Sweet Corn Day

Where I live in the Midwest, three things reign supreme – green and yellow tractors, the hard-working farmers, and sweet corn that can make your toes curl it’s so sweet. When it’s sweet corn season, we enjoy it several times a week because that time comes around for just a few weeks every year. Today is National Sweet Corn Day and I’d like to share a unique way to season your cobs… Read More »National Sweet Corn Day

Merlot-Braised Beef Brisket

“I like cooking with wine. Sometimes I add it to the food too.” Enjoying a glass of wine while preparing a meal, and then adding some to the recipe is a great way to not only enjoy cooking (because who doesn’t enjoy a good glass of wine?!) but also add depth of flavor to a recipe. With this brisket, merlot add some fantastic hints of dry wine without overpowering the… Read More »Merlot-Braised Beef Brisket

Instant Pot BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Hello, Instant Pot friends! Something that really surprised me about this cool kitchen appliance was how great it does BBQ-style meals. To get really good, fall off the bone, lick your fingers clean ribs, you probably think you need to either slave away over a hot stove, slow-cooking the ribs to perfection OR spend hours tending to a smoker while the meat carefully cooks. I am married to a true grillmaster… Read More »Instant Pot BBQ Baby Back Ribs

The Day Instant Pot Saved My Dinner Party

You wouldn’t typically think of a kitchen appliance as being a dinner party hero, but that happened in our kitchen during one of the biggest gatherings we’ve had at our new home. After inviting about a dozen people over, which then grew to about 30, we had to figure out a plan quick or our dinner party was going to turn into the Hunger Games.  “Sweetie, the meat just isn’t… Read More »The Day Instant Pot Saved My Dinner Party

10 Signs You Should Invest in an Instant Pot

If you’re looking for an multi-use solution to making dinner for you and your family, then you need to look no further than the Instant Pot. Since this appliance has come on the market, it has revolutionized the way that millions of people prepare delicious foods. Now is the time for you to jump on the bandwagon and try this cooking trend that is sure to become a kitchen mainstay!  Need… Read More »10 Signs You Should Invest in an Instant Pot