Sunday, 24 September 2017

Instant Pot Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

I turned the page and "POW" it's Fall!  It is time for Pumpkin Spice everything! It is time for Pumpkin Spice lattes, Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Muffins, Pumpkin PancakesPumpkin Ravioli's and Pumpkin Bread....which is what prompted me to make this delicious Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal.  I have a can of pumpkin puree and a carton of almond milk and a grandson who I am constantly trying out a new recipe on!

I love oatmeal and have some form of oatmeal every morning. When I am really in a rush I just have a bowl of my homemade Granola sweetened with pure maple syrup, it is yummy. I used the same pure Maple Syrup to sweeten this Oatmeal and made it quick in my Instant Pot! Just 10  minutes!

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

2 c. steel cut oatmeal
2 c. almond milk (any milk will work)
1 1/3 c. water
1 c. pumpkin puree
1/3 c. maple syrup
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice ( I make my own, recipe below)

Combine all ingredients in the Instant Pot and stir to combine well.

Set the Instant Pot to "porridge" for 10 minutes.

Move the valve to sealing position.

Do a "Natural Release" for 10 minutes and then a "Quick Release" by turning the valve to venting position. See explanation on this link.

Stir and serve hot with a sprinkling of slivered almonds, almond milk, toasted walnuts, maple syrup or simply a sprinkling of cinnamon. 

Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/4 c. Cinnamon
4 tsp. ground nutmeg
4 tsp. ground ginger
1 Tblsp. Allspice

Mix all ingredients and store in a airtight container. If in a warm climate, you can freeze.

            Follow the links above and below for more Pumpkin recipes!

 Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

 Pumpkin Ravioli's 

 Pumpkin Soup with a Pop Corn garnish

 We are enjoying our new toy "Aria" on a glamping trip to Chelan with family and friends. Never a dull moment! Little Cooper has found another use for the insta-mitts!


Saturday, 23 September 2017

Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese

This Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese is perfect if you have busy weeknights where you come home late and find a hungry mate and kiddo's! 

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Mixed Berry Cobbler

 My friend and golfing bud, Cindy made the most delicious cobbler for our annual Seafair Party in August. Everyone raved about it... begging for the recipe. I was able to get it to share with the world. This is 15 minutes prep time and 40 minutes of baking.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Instant Pot Manilla Clams with Bacon

One of my favorite things about the cuisine in the Pacific Northwest is Manilla clams.....everyone who knows me, knows I love Manilla clams! Did you know you don’t have to go to Manila to get manila clams? We have them right here!!

Shellfish are a very healthy choice. Clams are low in fat, high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. They are also a rich source of potassium, and a very good source of Protein, and if you are watching the waistline, pretty low in calories. Mussels are much the same and very high in iron, but, have a different flavor than Manilla clams.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs

These ribs are so tender and don't even need teeth to eat these!! The "Instant Pot" ribs are the game changer! I thought my boiling them for 2 hours was awesome, however, I often wondered if I was boiling the nutrition right out of them! I was a bit skeptical that these IP ribs would be as tender..... no worries folks, these are fall off the bone tender!!

Monday, 4 September 2017

Instant Pot Strawberry Rhubarb Compote


Today I am giving you a easy recipe for homemade strawberry rhubarb sauce or compote made with strawberries, rhubarb, lemon juice, sugar and water. I had some strawberries and rhubarb leftover from some delicious Strawberry Rhubarb pies in a mason jar I recently made, and decided that the best way to use them was to make a quick and delicious Instant Pot strawberry rhubarb sauce that could be used as a topping for pancakes, crepes, or waffles. Fresh fruit sauces or compotes are so easy to make in the Instant Pot, and as I’ve probably mentioned before, since you make it yourself you can control how much sugar is added to the sauce – and trust me, you need a lot less than is usually included in the store bought fruit sauces or jams. You can also substitute the sugar with honey or other natural sweeteners. This strawberry rhubarb sauce is also a great topping for desserts like ice cream, custards, pannacotta, and even cakes. The sauce can be served warm or cold.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Instant Pot Basmati Rice

There seem to be a lot of discussion on how to cook perfect Basmati rice, not mushy, burnt or uncooked rice. This method will give you perfect Basmati rice.