Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner…and then some

In the kitchen at Di's House

New Gadget

on December 9, 2016

For awhile I’ve been eyeing an Instant Pot but talked myself out of it.  That is, until Black Friday and Amazon had them on sale for $68 (nearly $60 off!).  The mail lady said she had already delivered 7 of them in my area!

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I’ve been trying out the different features.  I made a 7-can soup (mine was 5 can), browning the ground beef and onions with the “saute” feature, then cooking everything on the “slow cooker” setting.

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I topped the soup with some air fried sweet potato wedges.  The slow cooker feature did not cook as hot as my regular crockpot, but I like that you can saute then go on with the reset of the recipe without having to use an extra skillet.

Leftovers I served on an Instant Pot steamed sweet potato.  The sweet potato was a little too mushy for my taste, I like baked better, but it was fast.  On the side is air fried carrot fries and brussels sprouts.

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I think it was a past Meatless Monday that we had cauliflower/walnut/mushroom tacos.  Cauliflower, mushrooms and walnuts are chhopped iin a food processor, then mixed with soy sauce & spices, and baked.  I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, going by loooks.

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The recipe is vegan but my version was not since I added cheese.  By itself, the filling was just OK.  BUT, with the tortillas and other toppings, it was really good.  Definitely will make again.

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With some of the leftover filling I made air fried taquitos for lunch the following day.

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The most recent thing I’ve tried in the Instant Pot is poached eggs. I tried 5 minutes and the yolk was in between hard cooked and soft.  It would be good that way on an English muffin sandwich.  Next time I’ll try 4 minutes.

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It may seem that I love to cook, and I do, but there are some days where I just want to heat a frozen dinner.  Between the Instant Pot and the air fryer, I’m more motivated to actually cook something, even if it is french fries.  Potatoes are my favorite-est thing in the air fryer.

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One response to “New Gadget

  1. Wow, very cool. Don’t want any vegan stuff, but…. I may have to get one of these.

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