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‘Made with Love’ Instant Pot Dog Food

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*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

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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

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

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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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

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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

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

Tequila Lime Instant Pot Chicken

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I love Cozumel, Mexico. I adore the sealife, the coral reefs, the beautiful blue colors of the ocean, the people, the food and of course, the TEQUILA! I’m not a huge fan of sipping high quality tequila like my hubby, but I do enjoy a good margarita. And what better day than today, July 24, National Tequila Day, to celebrate with an Instant Pot chicken dish flavored with tequila and lime juice. My… Read More »Tequila Lime Instant Pot Chicken