Instant Pot Yogurt

Everyone knows that I am pretty much addicted to my InstantPot. It has been the single best cooking companion that I have ever purchased.

I have been doing my research and from what everyone was saying, This Old Gal has the easiest and best recipe out there.  So, I read it.  I read it again.  Then I tried.

Success!

I was very impressed with this and really have to hand it to This Old Gal for sharing her wisdom and expertise, I was very afraid to make this, but she helped me along and viola, here we go!

Now I am going to make this every week or so and maybe next time I will try for a whole gallon vs the 1/2 gallon I tried the first time.

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Let me know if you try to make yogurt or what fun fixings you put into it.  I would love to know if you love it as much as I do.

Some folks have said that it takes too long or that it isn’t worth the time, but when I struggle with food intolerances and all kinds of other problems, it is great to know exactly what is in my food.

Happy Cooking!

Instant Pot Broccoli & Cheese Soup

Last week while visiting my brother and his family, I made a pot of Broccoli & Cheese Soup on the stove. It was pretty darn amazing if I do say so myself, but it took about an hour to make and got three pans dirty. Honestly, that was way too much work for me and I would have rather spent time playing with my nephew.

While home yesterday I stared into the fridge looking for something to make that was going to be quick and easy. Fortunately at home I have an Instant Pot and I have a Pampered Chef’s Manual Food Processor so making this soup for a second time didn’t require a whole lot of effort and it still tasted pretty darn good.

My daughter took two bowls of it, I had two bowls of it and at the end of the day, we were both pretty happy with what was for dinner.

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Black Beans & Rice (Instant Pot)

Recently I purchased an Instant Pot and have been scouring the internet for recipes to try that accommodate both myself and the vegetarian in my home.  I created a Pinterest board as well to try and put recipes in one place to try.

Last night I had the opportunity to make some dishes with my Instant Pot so that my daughter would be fed before I headed out to a hockey game.

I love Guy Fieri and Food Network – they make cooking so easy, so I hit them up for an idea for black beans in a pressure cooker and I found this:

So, I took the time to make some black beans and rice – I think it turned out great, but I did have to visit the little hispanic grocery store in town to get some epazote (Mexican oregano).

I did cook them all separate, however if you don’t care that your white rice turns black when cooking with beans, there are options for that and the Instant Pot website has some good options for a combined dish.

Since I am not a vegetarian, I like some chicken with my beans and rice.  Once I pulled the beans out, I put a few frozen chicken breasts into the Instant Pot, set it to 25 minutes and viola, shredded chicken to add.

I am still experimenting and I may even get up the nerve to make some yogurt this weekend (it looks complicated) and I will keep you updated with what I am making and tasting.

Share your favorites with me or head over to my Pinterest page and let me know what you have made!

Happy Cooking!

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