Instant Pot Sunday Pot Roast Dinner

10
Sep
2018

Hey lovely friends

Is it Instant Pot Time? I think yes!!

Who loves their instant pot?!!!  Wait… you don’t have one?  Oh my, I will let you in on a secret.  Even this somewhat-minimalist mama needs this kitchen tool.  It’s a secret weapon on getting food cooked and on your table in minutes – for real!  This is the Instant Pot I have and it is one of my top used appliances in my kitchen.

Best Instant Pot Cookbook

So, now back to cooking really good food with your Instant Pot. When I got my Instant Pot, I also grabbed this highly rated cookbook,   “Great Food Fast”, by Bob Warden, to help me make good use of the new gadget.

You need this cookbook – it has great recipes!  Our family loves the two versions of Macaroni and Cheese, the Homemade Sausage and Gravy (which is easily adapted to Gluten Free), Dirty Rice and now the amazing, Perfected Pot Roast.

Perfected Pot Roast

I made this recipe, the one featured on the cover of the book a few weeks back when my son and his wife were out visiting us at the beach.  I know that my son loves pot roast, and I wanted an easy recipe, where I could put it on and forget about it while we were down on the beach having a beach fire and enjoying the day.

It turned out amazing, and the best part – it was simple and easy.  I didn’t have to spend a lot of time in preparation or clean up.  Win/win for all!

Since we live about forty minutes from a full-size market, I make use of online services that deliver.  About a month previous, I had placed an order for Grass Fed Beef, through Thrive Market and had a gorgeous Chuck Roast just sitting in my freezer, perfect for this recipe.  If you haven’t checked out Thrive Market, its certainly worth looking at.  I save time and money on organic and healthy food items that are delivered to my door – including meat.   I buy my coffee creamer, chips, healthy snacks, bone broth, soup, nuts and more and it comes right to my doorstep – and often cheaper then what I would pay at my local supermarket.

Thrive Market

If you decide to try Thrive Market out, you can get 25% off your first order and I will get $25 in Thrive Market Cash.  You get a deal and I get a deal!

This Pot Roast recipe is still being talked about at our house!  I had enough to freeze and make an easy dinner on a hurried weekday night too – just pull it out of the freezer a few hours before I need it.  So easy!

So, if you are in need of a great recipe that is simple, easy and is some true “down home cooking” I encourage you to grab the supplies from amazon and also Thrive Market.  I know you will find several recipes that will keep you and your family happy for weeks inside this cookbook.

Plus, it’s fall – which is all about cozy and warm food, right?

What is your favorite Instant Pot recipe?  I would love for you to share.

10 Gluten Free Apple Recipes for Fall

18
Sep
2017

10 gluten free apple recipes for fall

The weather is getting cooler, and the trees are getting heavy with amazing apples just ready for picking!

We live in Washington, also known as the apple state!  We have orchards that stretch miles and they are gorgeous.  We also grab a huge box of apples in the beginning of October as part of a fundraiser our friends are involved in, so having some yummy apple recipes is a must.

Apple Muffins (grain-free, gluten-free)

Healthy Apple Pie Oatmeal Breakfast Bake

Cinnamon Apple Chips

Apple Cinnamon Scones

Swedish Apple Pie (gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, 100% whole grain)

Cinnamon Apple Energy Bites

Apple Walnut Spinach Salad 

Zucchini Apple Fritter Bread – Gluten Free 

Healthy Gluten Free Apple Bread Recipe

Gluten Free Apple Pie Bars

Easy Gluten Free Apple Custard Cake

8 Healthy and Quick Weeknight Dinners

30
Jan
2017

8 Healthy and Quick Weeknight Dinners

Quick, homemade healthy meals and weeknight dinners – we all are looking for the secret, right? Seems like during the week I often struggle with keeping dinner fresh and tasty. We easily fall into a rut with our favorites, so it is time to shift things a bit.

Here are a collection of simple recipes to liven up your dinner hour and help you keep your sanity. I love using my Instant Pot – cooking up whole organic chickens that I find on markdown at my grocery store truly makes my heart SING! I am kind of funny that way, but saving money on our grocery budget and getting healthy real food that nourishes my family really makes me happy!

Needs some dinner inspiration? Put one or two of these on your menu for this week!

#1: Fall-Off-The-Bone Pressure Cooker Chicken (in 30 Minutes!)

Fall-Off-The-Bone Pressure Cooker Chicken (in 30 Minutes!)

#2: Texas Beef Chili (Slow Cooker & Instant Pot)

Texas Beef Chili (Slow Cooker & Instant Pot)

#3: Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

#4: One Pan Blackened Cod, Sweet Potatoes, and Zucchini

One Pan Blackened Cod, Sweet Potatoes, and Zucchini

#5: Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

#6: Sheet Pan Steak and Veggies

Sheet Pan Steak and Veggies

#7: One Pan Ranch Pork Chops with Crispy Potatoes

One Pan Ranch Pork Chops with Crispy Potatoes

#8: 4-Ingredient Salmon Patties

4-Ingredient Salmon Patties

Which one caught your eye or made your tummy grumble?

Simple Crustless Quiche Recipe

14
Nov
2016

Simple Crustless Quiche Recipe
This recipe has been a lifesaver on so many occasions – providing breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. It is perfect for a potluck or to whip up last minute.

My basic recipe is just that – the base. You can add most anything to it and make it uniquely yours.

Here’s the base:

  • 10 eggs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Then feel free to add any combination of the following:

  • 8 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped ham
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups organic spinach or kale
  • 3/4 cup grated cheese – cheddar or mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir in the other ingredients (spinach, bacon, etc). Pour into a greased 9 X 11 inch baking dish and top with tomato halves and any cheese.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the quiche is set.

I really love this recipe because I can be creative and use little bits of ingredients I can find in my fridge! If I am out of fresh basil, I will use a drop of Basil Vitality Essential Oil – which will really bring some fabulous flavor too. You can easily make it Paleo, 21 Day Sugar Detox compatible, and it is gluten-free too.

14 Easy Gluten-Free Weeknight Dinner Recipes

29
Aug
2016

14 Easy Gluten-Free Weeknight Dinner Recipes

The ease of summer is quickly vanishing (or perhaps you have already had your summer come to an abrupt halt with back to school already). We start next week, so I wanted to grab some tasty and easy weeknight dinner recipes to help ease the crazy busy days the school week brings.

I am a gluten free eating machine and I want to find healthy options that can still be quick in the kitchen. I do love freezer cooking and big batch cooking, but recently with our move, I have not had the space or the time to prepare in advance. I can’t wait to get back into my groove!

Here are 14 recipes to fill your menu planner and mine for the next two weeks. Which one will be your family’s new favorite? Now, let’s get cooking!

One-Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls via No. 2 Pencil

#1: One-Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion and Potato Hash via The Two Bite Club

#2: Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion and Potato Hash

Balsamic Marinated Flank Steak with Grilled Peppers via Paleo Newbie

#3: Balsamic Marinated Flank Steak with Grilled Peppers

Garlic Butter Baked Salmon in Foil via Little Spice Jar

#4: Garlic Butter Baked Salmon in Foil

Butternut Squash Enchilada Casserole via Making Thyme for Health

#5: Butternut Squash Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole via My Gluten-Free Kitchen

#6: Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Zucchini Pizza Boats via A Saucy Kitchen

#7: Zucchini Pizza Boats

Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup via CincyShopper

#8: Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

Baked White Fish with Pine Nut, Parmesan, and Basil Pesto Crust via Kalyn's Kitchen

#9: Baked White Fish with Pine Nut, Parmesan, and Basil Pesto Crust

Lentil Chili via Little Broken

#10: Lentil Chili

Tomato Basil Artichoke Baked Chicken via Julia's Album

#11: Tomato Basil Artichoke Baked Chicken

 Loaded Potato Soup via Iowa Girl Eats

#12: Loaded Potato Soup

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers via Little Family Adventure

#13: Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Zucchini Lasagna via Skinnytaste

#14: Zucchini Lasagna