I think anyone who knows me well is aware of the fact that I have a major soup addiction. I can eat it pretty much all day, any day. Lunch? Awesome. Dinner? Definitely. I’ve even been known to have some for breakfast. I love hearty soups like our lasagna soup, spicy vegetable based versions (try our black bean version here), and pretty much anything you can put cheese in, like our Chipotle and Stout Chili. When time allows, I love to bust out my trusty dutch oven, chop a bunch of vegetables, and let something cook all day. The house fills with amazing smells and I go about my day, knowing a satisfying meal is a few hours away. Let’s be real, though, most days as a busy working mama of two littles are not super well suited to time intensive recipes. Dinner needs to get on the table and toddlers need to be chased around. Enter: our Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Soup….
The Instant Pot is my new favorite kitchen tool. This Instant Pot Maple Apple Steel Cut Oats will make it your favorite as well!
Remember that Quaker oatmeal? The kind that came in packets? The one that came in many different flavors? I was a particular fan of the Maple Brown Sugar flavor, but the Apple Cinnamon flavor came in a close second. It was always hard to choose! I don’t know if it’s still around, but I figured it would be probably be pretty easy to make at home. Always a girl to “want it all”, I decided that if I was making it, I sure wasn’t going to be choosing anymore, because truthfully Maple, Apple, and Cinnamon all worked perfectly together. Given my current obsession with the Instant Pot, the path was clear. Instant Pot Maple Apple Steel Cut Oats. Done and Done. …
I have gotten so many comments and questions lately on the Instant Pot. Yesterday this hilarious comment showed up on social media from my friend Dana, “So…I finally got an Instant Pot, and wouldn’t you know, the instructions said to have Lane come over and make something for you.” Although I laughed, and said that I would be SO happy to go over and make food for her (you can hold me to this, Dana!) this actually made this Friday’s Good Food Reads: Instant Pot really easy to write. Let’s talk about the Instant Pot!…
This Instant Pot Thai Butternut Squash Soup is a unique twist on an old favorite-made fast using the Instant Pot!
Winter is here in Minneapolis. Oh sure, it’s not TECHNICALLY winter (which I’m reminded of frequently by my rule following 6 year old), but Thanksgiving is over, the cold has moved in, and it’s dark hours and hours before we go to bed. (Notice I don’t say before I’m READY to go to bed…). With the cold comes the need for soup. Warm, comforting, fill-you-up soup. Like this Instant Pot Thai Butternut Squash Soup. …
It’s back to school week here in Minnesota and I know for many busy families, it also means back to crazy nights of post-school activities, sports practices, and arts lessons. Trying to get a family fed in the midst of all that activity can be a challenge for even the most prepared and experienced home cooks. This week’s Good Food Reads is a collection of easy, hearty meals perfect for these busy back to school weeks. Most of the recipes are designed for slow cookers or the Instant Pot (or another electric pressure cooker) in an effort to make these hectic days a little less crazy.
30 Minute Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta from The Butterhalf. Perfect one pot meal for those crazy busy back to school/activities nights!
I love curry and can’t wait to try this Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken from Fit Foodie Finds. It would be great with some fresh green beans and rice!
This Honey Mustard Slow Cooker Pork Loin and Rice from Food, Faith, Fitness is gluten free and adds fresh spinach at the end of cooking!
Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore (Lexi’s Clean Kitchen) is packed with veggies and can easily be served over rice or cauliflower rice for a complete meal.
A fun twist on slow cooker soups: Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup (Foodie Crush).
Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken (Two Peas and Their Pod) is an easy slow cooker classic and can be used for tacos, burritos, or quinoa bowls. Such a great recipe for meal prep, too!
And if you’re looking to keep things on the lighter side, check out these recipes from the always genius SkinnyTaste: Unstuffed Cabbage Bowls and One Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce (Pressure Cooker or Slow Cooker).
Here’s hoping your back to school weeks are great ones! Let us know when you’re cooking and as always, we’d love to hear from you with your Good Food Reads.
I know you’ve already heard about my great love affair with the Instant Pot. I’ve gone and on about the magic of this kitchen appliance and as summer is coming I’m even more excited to have a great way to cook without having to turn the oven on and heat up my house. But so many people are asking me-what are you actually making in it? Certainly a good (and easy) way to start is my Instant Pot Chipotle Black Bean Soup (it’s even vegan), but if that isn’t your jam-then may I recommend what we’ve been eating on repeat? Instant Pot Korean Inspired Pulled Pork. (I DID include instructions to make this in the Slow Cooker/Crock Pot as well-just scroll all the way to the bottom.)…
The Instant Pot. It’s all you hear about these days. But a pressure cooker? I wasn’t sold. And my husband was threatening me if I bought ONE. MORE. KITCHEN. GADGET. But, me, being me, went ahead and got an Instant Pot (read further for my marriage saving advice). And when I finally took my Instant Pot out of the box I found I just cannot stop using it. This gadget is magical! Pure magic! If you don’t have one, it’s definitely time to go get one. In fact, I like mine so much, I shipped one to my in-laws, just so I could keep cooking with it when we visited on Spring Break!
So, like any discerning person, I bet you are asking yourself-sure it’s great, but what are you actually making in it? Well, this Instant Pot Chipotle Black Bean Soup for one. You haven’t heard about the Instant Pot? Read further for some great information and this fabulous recipe!…