If I put a recipe on this site, I obviously like it enough to share. There are at least 10 recipes in my "drafts" folder that aren't quite ready, or may never be. Many of them are for pork loin. I have not been able to create a shareworthy recipe - until now. Instant Pot® Asian Pork Loin is a home run. Previous attempts at making a pork loin in the Instant Pot® were dry with a flavorless sauce. If there is one thing I HATE, it is dry pork (I also do not like flavorless sauces.) This pork was luscious. When served with the gingery, garlic sauce, it made for a real crowd pleaser.
Happy New Year! I hope the New Year brings you health and happiness. In the spirit of good health, I feel like I have to make a little confession. I don't really like kale. It's too bitter, I'd rather eat a potato chip and there are other greens that I prefer in my smoothies, so why do I feel the need to keep trying to like it? It turns out that there are two ways to prepare it that I do not mind, so I guess I don't TOTALLY hate kale. If it is shredded and massaged in tasty vinaigrette, it's pretty good. I also enjoy it in a soup like this. It holds up really well pressure cooking in the Instant Pot® and seems to lose some of its bitterness as it cooks.
Eggnog is such a controversial subject. People either love it or hate it - I find there is no middle ground with this sweet, creamy, holiday beverage. We are an eggnog family. Every Christmas my mom brings out the vintage cut-glass punch bowl, the spiced rum, and the nutmeg grater, and sets it all up at the bar. Everyone has a glass or two, and then we are finished until next year.
This recipe is not my own. Full credit goes to my 11-year-old son. He has a sudden interest in cooking and has been watching old reruns of Good Eats on Netflix. My son is the sole vegetarian in our house, and sometimes I buy him special vegetarian treats. I recently bought him frozen corn and poblano tamales, and while he liked them enough, he asked if we could try making them better. I told him yes, thinking (hoping) he would just forget about it. A week later he asked me to buy corn husks and masa. I said sure, and threw them in a cabinet - out of sight. The next day he came to the kitchen with a recipe written on graph paper and his kindle with Alton Brown's tamale episode ready to show me. I knew he would not relent.
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Instant Pot® accessories and things for your kitchens
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These are a few of my favorite things
The holidays are upon us and it is time to share a few of my favorite things for my Instant Pot®. They will make perfect gifts for your favorite people. Whether you know someone who already has an Instant Pot® or are already buying one and want to also give a few accessories, here are some great ideas to share.
I want to share a fun recipe for your Instant Pot® - Salted Caramel Sauce. Yes, I know you can easily make it on your stove top. Yes, I realize that this might not be the best way to use your Instant Pot®, but it definitely works and was pretty fun to make. We celebrate Christmas at our house, and after indulgent desserts at Thanksgiving, holiday treats at gatherings throughout December, and my Aunt Jane's famous chocolate mousse on Christmas Eve, we like to go EASY for Christmas dessert. My mom, sister, and I bake delicious cookies every year, and we bake enough for a small army. After sharing with friends and neighbors, we make one last beautiful platter just for us (becausewe never sample cookies as we go - KIDDING.) We also serve bowls of ice cream with hot fudge and salted caramel sauce to drizzle on top. Nothing fussy or difficult and a lovely way to wrap up the Christmas season.
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GIVEAWAY HAS CONCLUDED. CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER!
I am so excited to be hosting my very first GIVEAWAY on Instantly Delicious. The Instant Pot® company has agreed to send one of my readers their very ownInstant Pot® IP-Duo 60 pressure cooker. This is the very same pressure cooker that I use almost every day and that has brought ease and simplicity to my cooking. I am so excited that one of you will get to enjoy the same benefits.
Thanksgiving in the United States is next week. Typically, my family all comes together at my parents house and we divide and conquer, doing all of the cooking together. This year, my mom requested that the kids take on the entire meal, and she and my dad take a break and enjoy the day as "guests." We
"kids" are all adults, so while the thought of doing the entire Thanksgiving dinner ourselves might seem daunting, we have been doing it for years.
My sister asked if I could bring my Instant Pot®. Because it is light and portable, it is a great way to increase our cooking space. We can use it as an additional way to prep, cook, and also to keep food warm on Thanksgiving day. I am so excited about this and am already planning on using it to prep the sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and to flash steam the green beans that we will use in a recipe.
I have a question for you:
If you win this Instant Pot® (or if you already use one), how will you use it to make the holidays a little easier for you?
Winner to be randomly selected . Must be 18 years old and a resident of the United States.
My mushroom risotto recipe is by far my most pinned recipe. It is easy and delicious. While not necessarily a technically perfect risotto, it is pretty darn close and makes for a pretty impressive dish to serve to dinner guests. As I was putting my garden to sleep this weekend, I noticed that my sage is still looking quite good. We have had a mild autumn, and I don't believe anything has been touched by frost. I decided to cut off a few sprigs and use it in this Instant Pot® Pumpkin Risotto. It offers a hint of sage, which complements the pumpkin and nutmeg beautifully. This fall inspired risotto works well as an entrée or side. It also makes for a delicious recipe for your Thanksgiving menu.
I don't know if you heard, but the Chicago Cubs just won the World Series!!!!! We are pretty big fans over here, and our week has been filled with soaking in every celebratory moment - including my kids getting to meet the amazingly generous and kind MVP, Ben Zobrist. There were many post-midnight bedtimes for everyone in the last week, and TIRED does not begin to describe the exhaustion level in our house. Today I wanted a day with no obligations. We all headed to bed early last night and slept in late today. I thought about a quick PB&J lunch, but my kids have been bingeing on Halloween candy for the last week, and need to get reacquainted with vegetables. I decided to make a vegetarian friendly "no-chicken" noodle soup. It was just what we all needed. Warm, comforting, and quick to make in the Instant Pot®. The perfect way to ease into a relaxing and soothing weekend.
Hi, I am Julie and welcome to Instantly Delicious. I am so glad you are here to share in my adventures with using an Instant Pot ® to make easy, nutritious, and Instantly Delicious food.
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