Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Instant Pot Summer Chicken Vegetable Soup

A healthy light dinner or a lovely light lunch!

Instant Pot Summer Vegetable Soup  

1 lb chicken breast cut into small pieces
1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 
4 carrots peeled and diced
3 cloves minced garlic
1/2 cup barley, can sub rice, farro or quinoa
6 cups chicken broth
2 T olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp celery salt
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 zucchini, diced
2 cup frozen corn

Put the chicken, tomatoes, carrots, garlic, barley, chicken broth, garlic salt, celery salt, salt and  pepper into the instant pot. Lock on the lid and set to high pressure for 20 minutes. Do a "Quick Release" 

  Add the zucchini and corn, lock on the lid and set to high pressure for 5 minutes. Do a Quick Release.

Adjust the seasoning. 

I topped my soup with Parmesan cheese and a chiffonade of basil. Delish! 

I made this soup for a friend who was under the weather, he loved it! I included some crusty bread, and everyone's favorite  

                 JJ's Extreme Chocolate Chip Cookies! Heaven!______

Summer is about to begin, we are headed to our home in the Pacific Northwest today, meeting two of our children and families for a long weekend over the Memorial Day holiday. Fun times ahead!

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Instant Pot Salmon with dill

The warm weather is here in the southwest! I like to lighten my meals up with fish, clams and chicken on warm days. With Mother's Day around the corner, this would be perfect for your beautiful Mother!

Thursday, 3 May 2018

No guilt Instant Pot Chocolate Applesauce cake

I am a self professed chocoholic and pretty much....everyone that knows me......knows! So, when I came across a version of applesauce cake with chocolate, I was skeptical.