Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker, Side Dishes

Instant Pot “Baked Beans”

We can probably agree that a good round of baked beans is pretty darn awesome. Tasty, with a bit of sweet, probably some bacon, and filled with beans (good protein source!). Now what if I want a smaller amount or don't have the time it takes to make traditional baked beans? Enter the Instant Pot!… Continue reading Instant Pot “Baked Beans”

Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker, Side Dishes

Instant Pot Mexican Rice

There is something about that rice you get when you go to Mexican Restaurants. It's flavorful, not dry, and adds amazing depth to what ever dish you're eating. I wanted to recreate that at home and since I'm now a die hard fan of rice in the Instant Pot, and never again on the stove,… Continue reading Instant Pot Mexican Rice

Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker, Side Dishes

Instant Pot Cumin Basmati Rice

Rice is amazing, making it basmati to go with something like Lightened Up Butter Chicken and now we're talking, add in cumin and we are golden! Seriously, adding cumin seed to basmati rice is a game changer when it comes to Indian style dishes. The flavor is amazing! Seriously, a 3 quart Instant Pot for… Continue reading Instant Pot Cumin Basmati Rice

pasta, Side Dishes

Italian Tortellini Salad

I admit, I am a huge fan of pasta. Every year from my other half's birthday I make a tray of lasagna bolognese with homemade noodles. Sooo damn good. Then there are times you want a nice cold pasta salad to go along side a nice grilled steak or chicken. That's where this recipe comes… Continue reading Italian Tortellini Salad