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Calling all the veggies to the Instant pot – recipes for brussels, corn, peas..

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Calling all the Veggies, “get in my Instant Pot!!!” 🙂

Steaming veggies in our “magic” pot is super simple! But, I know all things Instant Pot were nerve-racking and intimidating for all of us at one time. So, I thought I would just quickly explain how I do it and of course you should try it and find exactly how you like it!

 

For most vegetables I would cook them in the Instant pot on the manual setting (high pressure) for 0 minutes! Yep! zero minutes! This means that it will come to pressure and then immediately be done. And always do a quick release to stop the cooking right away!  The only time I have it in the pot for any longer, is if it’s a little tougher veggie, but even then it’s usually just 1 or 2 minutes!

I’ll give a couple of examples:

First up let me show you these delicious, amazing brussels sprouts (No, I’m not even joking, they are my new favorite veggie)

Brussels sprouts

I adapted this to start in the Instant Pot and then finish in a pan (but actually you could saute in the pot, not sure why I didn’t think about that until now). The original recipe comes from my beautiful friend Tiffani Swain.

 

There are a few ways to put your veggies in the pot.

1. Straight in the pot with the water.

2. On the trivet that I use for everything.

3. In a bowl with the water on top of the trivet. This is called Pot in pot (pip) cooking.

Whichever way you choose, you’ll just need a cup of water and the brussel sprouts.

Trim off the ends and if they are pretty big, cut them in half. Brussels in the IP

 

 

 

 

Close the lid and seal. Set for 1 minute and you’ll be ready in no time.

 

You’ll need Garlic, Butter, salt and pepper, and Parmesan cheese to finish these beautiful veggies.  Salt and pepper box

Have I posted about my awesome salt and pepper box?? I’m not joking when I say this is the first thing I bought for the new kitchen project. I had it sitting on my wish list for a while and as soon as we finished setting a budget and planning, I ordered it from amazon! 🙂 It’s my favorite and you can get one here!

 

Melt the butter and saute the garlic until fragrant. Add the steamed brussels to the pan and saute for several minutes, stirring frequently. Once done (I usually like a little crispy edges from the saute, but if in a hurry I just take them off after they are completely coated in the yummy butter. delish either way!) sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

 

It’s taken three times serving these, but finally my boys ate a couple of pieces with out much wining and had smiles too! ( I may or may not have bribed them with sugar-free soda, which is a huge treat around here 🙂 )

kids and brussel sprouts Smile brussel sprouts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Instant pot snacks – Hard-boiled eggs!

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One of my favorite snack and lunch items, packed with protein is hard-boiled eggs!

Now, I’m not going to pretend that boiling eggs on the stove is hard but the Instant Pot does hard-boiled eggs like a champ! And they are super-duper easy to peel!!

 

Here’s the method I use every time and it hasn’t failed me yet. (this is for hard-boiled, if you like them a bit softer you’ll need to adjust the timing a bit until you find your perfect method)

 

1 cup of water in the bottom of the IP. Place trivet in the pot and put all the eggs in!! I’ve seen some do as many as two dozen at a time! So this is a really awesome plan if you are making deviled eggs or salad for lots of folks.

Place the lid on and make sure your spout is set to seal. Set it for manual (high pressure) for 6 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

When it is done the IP will beep and then will start the count up…. this is naturally releasing the pressure… I do this for 6 minutes. (set a timer so you don’t forget.)

Then release the rest of the pressure.. open and scoop eggs into an ice water bath and leave for 6 minutes.

 


I love these mitts for things like grabbing the eggs out!

 

Once fully cooled these eggs will slide right out of their shell. It’s so easy!!instant pot egg shells

 

 

 

 

 

And now I have a quick snack or even lunch ready to go in the fridge.

instant pot eggs

I like to make egg salad with mayo, mustard and salt and pepper. I don’t even need bread but if you want to make a yummy sandwich, easy peasy.

Green salads are always better with hard-boiled eggs

And grabbing a hard-boiled egg sprinkled with seasoning salt and pepper for a quick snack is filling and packed with protein!

 

Happy Instant potting to you all,

 

 

Don’t have an Instant Pot yet?

come on and join the craze!

 

Want to read more about why I love my Instant Pot:

Instant Pot lunch:Chicken in minutes

Once A Month Meals

Instant Pot Craze

Instant Pot Yogurt – seriously, it’s easy!! 

Shared on Mommy Momments Blog link up over at www.lifeoffaithblog.com

 


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Instant pot: Lunch, chicken in minutes!

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Instant pot for lunch? Yes! I can make chicken (from the freezer) in minutes and tada delicious lunch is happening for this momma!!


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Everyone knows by now how much I love the instant pot.

 

I really enjoy using the instant pot to help me stay on track at lunch time!

An easy way to make sure I get my protein in the middle of the day is by cooking chicken.

cooking in the Instant pot means you don’t have to thaw it!!!!!!

So, usually I just throw one frozen boneless chicken breast or boneless thigh in the pot and season it however I’m feeling that day.

 

My current Favorite seasonings are:

Cumin, chili powder, onion powder, and cyan pepper – if I want to make a something like a taco salad or just a little black beans.

Garlic, salt, pepper is my go to when I just want to have some veggies or a salad.

Celery Salt, olive oil and pepper is yummy too!

Really the options are endless

 

Cooking this in the instant pot couldn’t be easier! I just grab some chicken out of the freezer and throw it in! I like to use the metal trivet that came with my pot. I feel like the chicken is a better texture when it isn’t sitting in the water/juices. Also with just a little bit of chicken like this, I find it doesn’t need that much liquid to pressure cook. Chicken produces quite a bit of it’s of its own juices (yum chicken broth) and less water makes it come to pressure faster!! So I only put about 1/2 a cup into the bottom of the pot.

 

I set the pot for 15 minutes (high pressure) and make sure it is set to seal. And that’s all I have to do!!!!

Usually I set this and then start the boys lunches! By the time I’ve got them sitting and eating, my lunch is done and I get to eat too!!! yay!

 

 

Last week I had sweet potatoes! So, I seasoned my chicken as usual and threw the sweet potato in the pot along with it. I set it to the usual 15 minutes and it was seriously perfect!!!

 

Happy Instant Pot-ing to you all!

 

 

 

Check out these other instant pot related posts:

seriously easy instant pot yogurt

cook once for the whole month

Instant Pot craze

 

 


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