Hi everyone! Back to a savory Instant Pot® (IP) dish today as I honor the 3rd state we visited on our Northeast U.S. tour this past summer: New Jersey! This state truly holds a special place in my heart because, not only did I attend both college and graduate school there (Go Rutgers!), but some…… Continue reading More than a [whole] grain of truth in the tastiness of this recipe
Hi again! As you may have remembered from last time, my plan for these next couple of posts is to pay homage to the states my family and I visited this summer. Well, after spending time in Connecticut, we made our way up north to Maine. We enjoyed coastal cool fresh air, farm produce and…… Continue reading You’ll be so ‘berry’ glad you tried these muffins
Hi everyone! After taking small hiatus – I’m back and ready to get cooking with you again! As the main reason that I haven’t posted for a while is because we took a family trip back to the Northeast (US), I came up with a fun idea! For the next 5 posts, I’ll highlight a…… Continue reading Back in an Instant [Pot]!
Next time I’ll get back to a main entrée, but today, I’m taking another opportunity to showcase a lovely vegetable side dish, once again courtesy of the Instant Pot® (IP). Simple and delicious, hot or cold, this recipe will not disappoint. Enjoy! Instant Pot Balsamic Garlic Green Beans Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 4 fluid ounces water…… Continue reading Don’t be green-bean with envy – just balsa-make this dish for yourself!
I want to make mention of something that may come up in conversation about the Instant Pot® (IP). Yes, it’s definitely an appliance that helps you prepare mostly hot dishes. However, there is ample opportunity to use it as a tool to prepare part of a cold dish. The recipe that follows is a great…… Continue reading Avoca-don’t miss out on this unique pasta salad!
As I mentioned in a previous post, I had never cooked risotto before buying an Instant Pot® (IP). Well, another creamy Italian dish I had never tackled was polenta. By now I’ve made it a couple of times, and it’s a really lovely, and different, foundation for a satisfying meal. Using words that I use…… Continue reading A polenta so tasty, you’ll want to [gar]lick your plate clean
I don’t really have a cute little story related to today’s recipe. It’s merely a dish that is a) chock full of veggies, b) quite easy to make, using the Instant Pot® (IP), c) super flavorful, and d) a nutritionally-complete meal, even if you decide not to serve anything else alongside it. So, let’s not…… Continue reading Prepare yourself for a soup-herb meal!
With all of the ‘foodie’ pictures, blogs, shows, etc. inundating us on a daily basis, we’ve put a lot of pressure on ourselves to cook fancy and complicated meals every single day of the week. I definitely enjoy putting a sophisticated meal on the table for my family, but I try to give myself periodic…… Continue reading These hard-boiled eggs call for a celery-bration!
Mind if we go off the beaten path a bit? Don’t panic! We’ll still be talking vegetarian and we’ll still be Instant Pot-ting! I just wanted to share a very quick, easy and nutritious snack/dessert for all ages. I promise I’ll get back to full-fledged meal components next time. So, growing up in New England,…… Continue reading Please try this incredibly a-peeling applesauce!
As a dietitian and a mom, I am constantly trying to find ways to provide my family with excellent nutrition, while at the same time entertaining their taste buds. Let’s be honest, no matter your age, you aren’t excited to eat something unless it tastes good! My assessment is that we don’t give ourselves (especially…… Continue reading This soup is ‘leek’ your lips good!