Monday, November 5, 2018

Cheddar Broccoli Soup (Instant Pot)

Today I made the most delicious IP Cheddar Broccoli Soup in my 8 qt Instant Pot.  This recipe can be halved and made in a 6 qt Instant Pot

Recipe:
2 T butter
2 cups chopped onions
1-1/2 cups chopped carrots
1-1/2 cups chopped celery
6 cups of chicken broth
10 cups chopped broccoli
3 T cream cheese
3 c cheddar cheese (I used smoked cheddar)
3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
6 strips of bacon (cooked)

Directions:
1.  Turn IP on saute mode.  Place butter in liner.  Once melted add onions, carrots and celery.  Saute for 3-4 minutes until translucent. 
2.  Add chicken broth and broccoli. 
3.  Hit cancel and then hit the manual button, set to high pressure.  Set the time for 1 minute. 
4.  Once the timer goes off, allow it to NPR for 5 minutes then manual pressure release.
5.  Stir in the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and heavy whipping cream.  Stir until melted. 

Serve with crumbled bacon!!

Serving sizes are 1 cup with the nutritional information below! 



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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

My List of "Must Have" Instant Pot Accessories!!


I have compiled a list of “must haves” to get the most out of your instant pot.  If you have any questions about any of these items, please just shoot me a message!
Instant Pot 3 Qt (family of 1 or 2):  I have compiled a list of “must haves” to get the most out of your instant pot.  If you have any questions about any of these items, please just shoot me a message!
Instant Pot 3 Qt (family of 1 or 2):  https://amzn.to/2DgziAa
Instant Pot Duo 6 Qt (family of 2-4):  https://amzn.to/2OG2cuS
Instant Pot Duo 8 Qt (family of 4+):  https://amzn.to/2PPVi6s
Flower Bundtlette Pan to Fit 3 qt IP:  https://amzn.to/2prOHnf
Cheese Cake Pan to Fit 6 qt IP:  https://amzn.to/2PTaXSb
Steam Diverter Accessory:  https://amzn.to/2QJlZLc
“How to Instant Pot” (book to teach you all you need to know!):  https://amzn.to/2NVAf58
Extra Stainless 6 qt IP Liner:  https://amzn.to/2DdeLMR
Egg Bite Silicone Molds:  https://amzn.to/2DgBzeI
Stackable Pot-in-Pot Pans - great for lasagna (fits all models): https://amzn.to/2QNhIpX
Replacement Sealing Rings (color coded for sweet/savory):  https://amzn.to/2QMUOPN
Fat Daddio Removable Bottom Pans:  https://amzn.to/2xzYjjN
Silicone Lid for Liner:  https://amzn.to/2PUkkkV
Tempered Glass Lid (Yogurt making, slow cooking): https://amzn.to/2QLuTb2
Stainless Steel Veggie Steamer Basket: https://amzn.to/2MQXXKY
Silicone Veggie Steamer: https://amzn.to/2pn3m3e
Cheesecake/Bundt Pan:  https://amzn.to/2NTmp39
Beer Can Chicken Rack:  https://amzn.to/2PMlHli
Spurtle Wooden Spoons/Spatulas (as seen in group photo):  https://amzn.to/2QIUVMh
Steam Rack:  https://amzn.to/2QMmtjx
Immersion Blender (great for soups and homemade sauces):  https://amzn.to/2DfLtNv
Grifiti Bands to use in place of foil slings:  https://amzn.to/2DenrTi
Genuine Instant Pot Yogurt Cups:  https://amzn.to/2xCVcYb
Yogurt Strainer:  https://amzn.to/2xBAaJE
Egg Steamer Rack (2 pack):  https://amzn.to/2MJd8Gd
Ramekins (individual serving sizes):  https://amzn.to/2QPnnfx
My favorite air fryer:  https://amzn.to/2NZ8Ajy


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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Roasted Tomato Sauce (Canned)

INGREDIENTS

  • 20 lbs. past tomatoes (I do add in a few other varieties as well for best flavor & consistency)
  • 4 c. chopped onions
  • 8 med. cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 TB. olive oil
  • 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 TB. canning salt
  • 1-1/2 TB. dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 TB. dried basil
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (optional, but we love it)
  • Citric acid or bottled lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONS


  • Heat oven to 425 degrees. Halving all ingredients to work in two batches, divide olive oil, onions, garlic, and dry seasonings between 2 or 3 roasting pans (what you have that will fit in your oven).
  • Wash tomatoes, remove cores and blossom ends, cut in half and squeeze gently to remove juice and seeds. Place tomatoes, cut side down, on top of ingredients in prepared pans.
  • Roast for about 40 minutes, turning once, until most of the tomato skins are puffed and browned. Remove from oven.
  • Scrape roasted vegetables into a large stockpot, set aside and repeat the prep and roasting with remaining half of ingredients.
  • Using an immersion blender, blend roasted ingredients until smooth (alternately, you can scrape from the roasting pans into a blender in batches and then add to the stockpot). 
  • Bring smooth sauce to a boil over med-high heat, lower heat and then simmer sauce until it reaches desired consistency, stirring often, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. You can adjust salt or dry seasonings to taste at this point if you wish.
  • Prepare a steam canner, jars, and lids.
  • Adding 1/4 tsp. citric acid to pints (1/2 tsp. to quarts) OR 1 TB. lemon bottled juice to pints (2 TB. for quarts), ladle the hot tomato sauce into hot jars, one at a time with 1/2-inch headspace. Wipe rims, attach lids and place in canner rack.
  • Process 35 minutes for pints and 40 minutes for quarts (if processing both pints and quarts together, use the longer processing time). 
  • Remove from canner to a towel-lined surface and let cool 24 hours. Check seals, label & store for up to a year.

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    Sunday, August 5, 2018

    Butternut Squash Risotto

    3 tbsp.unsalted butter
    1medium yellow onion, chopped
    4 clove(s)garlic, minced
    2 tsp.fresh rosemary
    2 tsp.fresh thyme
    ½ tsp.ground sage
    Kosher salt, to taste
    ground black pepper, to taste
    1 c.Arborio rice, dry
    1 c.butternut squash, cut into 1-inch cubes
    1 c.water
    2 c.vegetable stock
    1(5-oz.) pkg. shaved Parmesan cheese, divided
    ½ c.English walnuts, toasted, divided
    Fresh basil leaves, for garnish



    Directions

    1. Set Instant Pot to the “Sauté” setting. Melt butter until sizzling; add onions, garlic, rosemary, thyme, sage, and season with salt and pepper. Cook until onions have softened, about 5 minutes.
    2. Add Arborio rice, butternut squash, water, and vegetable stock. Seal lid and turn to “Pressure Cooker” setting, cook on HIGH for 10 minutes.
    3. Once risotto has finished cooking, release seal and allow steam to escape naturally. Once the steam has escaped, carefully remove the lid.
    4. Measure ¼ cup shaved Parmesan, and set aside; stir in remaining Parmesan. Remove risotto from Instant Pot and divide evenly between 4 bowls. Serve each portion topped with 1 tablespoon Parmesan and 2 tablespoons toasted walnuts.

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Instant Pot Kohlrabi and Carrot Mash


    We have an abundance of kohlrabi and carrots in our CSA..this is a delicious recipe to use them up!!

    Kohlrabi and carrot mash
    2 kohlrabi peeled and chopped
    1 bunch of carrots
    2 C water or chicken stock (I used bone broth)
    -manual high pressure in the Instant Pot for 15 minutes, QR-
    Add 
    2 t nutmeg
    2 t butter
    S&P to taste

    Mash with a potato masher.




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    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Pretty Egg Scramble

    I’m not an egg fan. In fact...I rather dislike them. But the chickens are laying like crazy and I need the protein. So I hide eggs in veggies...I just randomly threw stuff in this ‘omelette.’ It’s simply delicious!! I want to try freezing different variations for our cross-country road trip next month!
    Pretty egg scramble
    5 eggs
    1/2 C Chopped Rainbow chard
    1/4 C Chopped onions
    3 T Creme Fraische
    1/2 C salsa
    1/4 C Swiss cheese
    1/4 C chopped bacon
    3 T fresh parsley
    S&P to taste
    Manual high pressure 15 minutes in the 3 qt IP using the flower bundlette pan.  I placed the pan on the trivet that came with the Instant Pot and also put the silicone steamer basket under the pan in to use the handles to easily remove the pan once it was done cooking.  QR.  Enjoy!!





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    Saturday, July 7, 2018

    Whole Wheat Basil Whey Bread

    After making Instant Pot yogurt (recipe can be found in a post from earlier this week) I use the whey strained from the yogurt to make this delicious crusty bread!

    What you'll need:
    2 cups of warm whey
    1 packet of active dry yeast
    1 T raw sugar
    1 t garlic salt
    3 cups whole wheat flour
    2 T fresh basil, chopped
    Butter
    Parmesan cheese

    In a large bowl, dissolve sugar into whey then add the salt and yeast.  Add the whole wheat flour.  Gently mix ingredients with wooden spoon until combined.  Flour will be wet and sticky.  Cover and let raise for about 2 hours, or until doubled.  Turn dough onto floured surface and kneed dough into a ball by turning sides under, adding flour, until dough is smooth and elastic.  Form into a ball.  Place in a preheated cast iron pan and bake for 20 minutes at 450 degrees.  Bread will be brown and crusty.  Knocking on the top of bread should sound hollow when done.  Brush with butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired. 


     
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    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    Delicious Beet Salad Coming Right Up!

    Delicious beet salad coming right up!! Place beets in the Salbree Steaming basket.  Manual high pressure for 18 minutes for medium sized beets. 1-2 cups of water in bottom of pot. Quick release. Skins slide right off.   (Pictured is a silicone basket that I use as a sling under my accessories to add handles for easy removal)
     

     
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    🤤

    Wednesday, July 4, 2018

    Homemade Yogurt, Simple and Delicious!

    Just wanted to share my love for my yogurt strainer!! I used to use cheese cloth and coffee strainers...but this is so much easier! It holds a half a gallon of milk, which is perfect for my family. After I’m done straining, I run it under hot water to rinse to clean.
     


     
    My Yogurt Recipe: 
    2 tablespoons yogurt starter (I use last week’s yogurt). 
    1/2 gallon raw milk
    Hit the yogurt button for 8 hours. Chill overnight. Strain out 3 cups of whey (or until your desired consistency). Add fruit and granola. ENJOY!!
    (Disclaimer: This is how I make my own yogurt...if you’re not comfortable using the cold start method or raw milk, I encourage you to seek out other options.)


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