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Instant pot living – Cheddar Broccoli soup

This time of year I really enjoy hearty vegetable soups – on dark and dreary late Fall and early Winter weekend evenings, there are few things more satisfying that healthy and filling wholesome vegetable soup. This new Instant Pot recipe feels like it’s destined to be a classic. Ingredients3 Tbsp Butter2 tsp Olive Oil1 small […]

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Instant Pot Living – General Tsao Chicken in a jiffy

Prepare your chicken first by cutting boneless, skinless chicken breasts into bite sized cubes. Start cooking your rice or vegetables when you turn your Instant Pot on.  Ingredients 400G chicken breast skinless and boneless, cut into bite size pieces1/4 cup soy sauce low sodium1 tsp soy sauce2 tbsp honey2 tbsp brown sugar2 cloves garlic minced1 tsp ginger […]

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Instant Pot Living – Risotto in a jiffy

This recipe produces creamy, perfect risotto every time.  Authentic and brilliant Mushroom Risotto in less than 25 minutes from start to finish? Oh yes! This is best served right out of your Instant Pot to experience the best silky texture of the risotto.  Reheating with a little extra water and pad of butter helps recreate […]

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Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta

It’s a sure sign of summer’s forward motion towards fall when the garden baskets fill with cherry tomatoes and basil plants bow under the weight of their own bounty. This simple pasta dish is vegetarian/vegan and is a delight paired with a voluminous red white. Ingredients – Fettuccine for pasta – fresher the better. Olive […]

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Chicken Ramen BBQ for the Thrifty

This Chicken Ramen makes a delicious and flavorful ramen in about half an hour in your Instant Pot digital electric pressure cooker! I used the left over bits from a $9 BBQ Chicken from local grocery Thrifty Foods. INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 onion, sliced 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger root 4 garlic cloves, […]

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Spiked Sourdough Hybrid Dinner Rolls

I have a Sourdough starter that goes all the way back to 2008. I did not create it but got a sample a couple of years ago – and I have managed to not kill it. Which is astounding because I hurtle every form of abuse and indignation in its general direction; starvation, neglect, disinterest… […]

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Living with the Instant Pot – Pot in pot steel cut oats

We have had our Instant Pot less than 1 week and we are firmly in love with it. Ours is the 1000W 6 quart. We have a 7.5” Steel bowl that we put to use for a “pot in pot” process classic. What is pot in pot? Well, you add the requisite cup and a […]

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Organic

Living with the INSTANT POT – CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA

My New Years resolution for 2018 was doing more meal planning and preparing meals in our gourmet country kitchen. Now don’t get me wrong. I do my share of sous chef work; chopping, mincing, blending and eating! Part of this plan was getting onto the pressure cook bandwagon that is currently sweeping the nation. So, […]

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Chicken, Sausage and Oyster Jambalaya

I have a weak spot for Cajun cooking and my occasional forays into this wonderful regional cuisine from Louisiana almost always includes variations on Gumbo or Jambalaya. These dishes scale up nicely so if you have the pots and the ingredients, you can whip up double and triple batches and feed your entire neighbourhood! Here […]

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Talking coffee on CKNW with Gord MacDonald

Podcast – We were talking coffee with Gord MacDonald from CKNW – 980 from Vancouver — with some really good questions. This podcast (interview) is around 11 minutes long – so strap yourself in. I average around 20 radio, TV or newspaper interviews annually and this was one of the better ones – a lot […]

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