Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Instant Pot Chicken Lentil Soup




If you are looking for a delicious soul warming soup, this is it! I made this a few weeks ago for the family, it was gone in minutes!

 Instant Pot Chicken Lentil Soup
 made in a Duo 6
2 T. canola, safflower or grapeseed oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup uncooked lentils, rinsed
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
2 large potatoes, diced
1 large carrot chopped
6 cup chicken stock
1 1/2 tap salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1/2 lb. chicken breast, uncooked
1 cup half and half (can use non fat)

Saute onion until translucent. Put in the potatoes, carrots, lentils, oats, salt and pepper. Stir well and add the chicken breast. (If using cooked chicken, wait to add after the cooking)

Put the lid on and turn the valve to closed.

 Press manuel button and adjust time to 10 minutes.

When finished, allow for a 10 minute natural release.  Turn the valve to open to do a quick release.

Press the saute button. Stir in the half and half and bring to a boil. Turn off and serve with crusty bread! 


My daughter and I are enjoying our annual trip to Pearl. A wonderful hiking, yoga and cleanse type spa in Laguna Beach. We are working hard in the mornings and relaxing in the afternoons with a massage. We both enjoy this mother/daughter retreat near the ocean.



Saturday, 31 March 2018

Easter Wrap up!


  A fun cake to make with the kid's! this one takes a little time, but is worth it! Find complete instructions on this link Surprise Bunny Cake!


Monday, 19 March 2018

World Peace Cookies



The World Peace Cookie lives up to its name: If everyone had one, peace would reign o’er the planet. I’m convinced of this.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Instant Pot Butter Chicken-Murgh Makhani


This creamy, fragrant tomato stew is a staple of Indian restaurant cooking, but it is traditionally labor intensive to make, requiring the meat to marinate overnight and simmer for as much as an hour. We have had this many times 

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Instant Pot Pasta Carbonara

 
Carbonara– is there a more simple meal that feels quite so utterly indulgent? I think not. It lifts bacon and eggs to their highest's heights and celebrates all that is wonderful about the comfort of carbs, the indulgence of a bit of fat and the sweet saltiness of cured (and preferably smoked) pancetta.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Instant Pot Shepards Pie


One of my favorite Irish foods is Shepard's Pie. It cooks up so quickly in the Instant Pot and I finish it in the oven. I like making individuals, but, you can make it in a oven proof medium size dish. Or completely in the instant pot.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup


Split pea soup is never going to win the "Winter soup Olympics". The signature hue of mushy pea green will never be prized as fashionable by anyone but me. When I told Wee Bear I was making split pea soup, he said,"Why"? If you know