one pot meals

Oktoberfest Beer Cheese Soup and Beer Bread

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

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

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

Deconstructed Shepherd’s Pie

My family enjoys a variety of meals, but a hearty dish like this is always a favorite on a fall day. As I write this, the leaves are starting to fall to the ground, the air has a crisp chill in it, and we start using the Instant Pot even more than normal.  I can read your mind though…what’s the difference between this recipe and a beef stew in the crockpot? You could… Read More »Deconstructed Shepherd’s Pie