instant pot recipes

Instant Pot Chicken Curry with Get Fit Roti

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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

Cheesy Riced Cauliflower

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We’ve heard all about how cauliflower can substitute for mashed potatoes, pizza crust, rice, etc. While I don’t see how cauliflower tastes like ANY of those items, I do love cauliflower, no matter how I can get it (except raw – not a fan).  Before getting my Instant Pot, I typically boiled water and steamed a head of cauliflower on the stove. Now, getting this side dish ready is a breeze and so much… Read More »Cheesy Riced Cauliflower

Creamy Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts

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‘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

Oktoberfest Beer Cheese Soup and Beer Bread

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Raise your glass if you love beer! Oktoberfest – the season when beer-lovers everywhere can drink beer with abandon and blame it on a German tradition they know nothing about. 🙂 No judgement – I’m one of those people! I’m not a huge beer drinker – I’m not a fan of most beers. I do love a good stout, and on a really hot day occasionally a lemon shandy or… Read More »Oktoberfest Beer Cheese Soup and Beer Bread

Salmon Spinach Salad

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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

Vegetarian Quinoa, Cauliflower and Apple Dinner

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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