Yesterday was one of those day where I just did not feel like cooking. I knew I had chicken in the fridge that I had to use. I was too tired to grill and it was too hot to light my oven. I had taco fixings, but no shells. I felt uninspired and knew I had to think of something that would be a crowd pleaser with minimal effort on my part. When I opened my cupboard and found a jar of salsa, I knew dinner could be saved. Instant Pot® to the rescue with these amazing Chicken Burrito Bowls. I even made an easy salsa rice that I will share with you soon.
As you know, I love my Instant Pot® and use it all of the time. Last night I steamed carrots and broccoli to go along with grilled skirt steak and rice (which I made on the stove -I only have room for one Instant Pot®). Today, my friend Laura texted me to let me know she just bought herself a 6-in-1 Instant Pot® because it is the deal of the day on Amazon and is listed for $69.99. This is a GREAT price and if you have been thinking about owning one, now is your chance. The only function that this particular model does not have is the yogurt maker. Unless you REALLY are itching to make your own yogurt, go ahead and grab this deal. You will have a great kitchen appliance for a great price.
A friend recently dropped off a large bowl of beautiful carrots from her garden. She was headed out of town and knew I would be able to use them. I am so glad she did! I have been wanting to try Deviled Carrots in the Instant Pot® almost since I bought my pressure cooker.
Food Waste in America is a huge problem. When so many people in our country (and world) go hungry, this makes me feel sad and incredibly guilty. Even though I try very hard not to waste food, it still happens. Despite my best efforts, produce still gets lost and forgotten in the bottom of the bin. I try to do things like save scraps in the freezer for soup stock, buy only the produce I think I will use, and roast a tray of vegetables to use up ones that are a bit past their prime. Sometimes, this isn't enough. Today I went into my fridge and found slimy cilantro, squishy zucchini, and onions that were sprouting greens. There was nothing I could do for the cilantro and zucchini, but the onions were salvageable and salvageable in the best way possible - CARAMELIZED ONIONS!
I used to have a blog called 10slate. It was entirely based on the concept of 10 ways, 10 things, 10 reasons, etc. It was fun while it lasted and reminiscing inspired me to go back to my blogging roots for the day. Here are 10 Reasons Why I Love My Instant Pot® Pressure Cooker - Summer Edition. I love this little pot and without it, we'd live on a lot more cereal and take-out. Even on rainy days like today, when grilling isn't an option, the Instant Pot® rescued my dinner plans with Easy Burrito Bowls (recipe coming soon!) Without further ado, here are 10 reasons why I love my Instant Pot®.
I have been working on a dessert for a couple of weeks, and so far, it is a no-go. So while I keep trialing and testing, I will instead bring you a really tasty recipe for Honey Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Thighs in the Instant Pot®. The recipe uses the Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce from the blog. On a rainy summer day like today, I like recipes like this that bring the flavors of a sunny barbecue indoors.
The weather in the Midwest has been wonderful this June. It is warm and sunny and allows us all to spend most of our time outdoors. However, this means that I do not have a lot of time (or desire) to cook, and I certainly do not want to be heating up my kitchen. The Instant Pot® is great for this time of year, because you can make summery soups quickly, while keeping your A/C bill under control. This recipe for Corn and Potato Chowder is one of my favorite soups to make in the summer. Loaded with vegetables and potatoes, it is light yet filling. I usually serve it with a crusty loaf of bread for the prefect summer dinner.
Instant Pot® Turkey Chili should probably instead be called "veggie chili", because it is loaded with good stuff. I was afraid that some people would run if I alerted them to the vegetables in the post title, but have no fear. This chili is tasty, in addition to being really good for you. I typically make beef chili, but every so often I want to either ditch the meat entirely, or make it with ground turkey to lighten things up. If I put veggies in any sort of chili, even my picky 13 year old will gladly eat them. Adding lots of extra vegetables a good way to boost the nutrition of your favorite meals, while still pleasing everyone.
I am going to start this recipe for Hainanese Chicken Rice with a little Instantly Delicious geography lesson. Hainan is an island located in the southern part of China. During the late 19th century through World War II, immigrants started fleeing Hainan and living and working in Singapore. Singapore is a culturally diverse, island city-state situated at the southern tip of Malaysia. The Hainanese brought with them this famous dish, and it became very popular. This humble looking dish is served all over Singapore in food stalls, and should you ever visit Singapore, be sure to research who has the best. According to my Singaporean husband, simply find the stalls with the longest lines.
Sweet Potatoes are one of the foods that I always have on hand. I used to roast them in the oven once a week. Now I throw a bunch in the Instant Pot® and have them ready to go for a dinner side dish, an add-in to a breakfast hash, or as one of the main ingredients in my favorite Sweet Potato and Black Bean Lasagna. Instant Pot® Sweet Potatoes are tender, creamy, and an easy way to make sure you have nutritious foods available.
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.