Well here we are again, with a new year ahead of us! I’m really excited to take on 2017 and look forward to what it has in store. I’m especially excited to try new things in the kitchen and continue to share my culinary journey. One recent addition to my kitchen is an Instant Pot. I received one for Christmas and fell in love so much so, that I purchased a second one. Yes, the Instant Pot love is fierce in my kitchen these days. So, have you heard of an Instant Pot?
The Instant Pot is a programmable pressure cooker and I couldn’t have a better kitchen appliance. There’s quite a bit of information out there on these bad boys and for good reason – it’s definitely changing the way people cook! It’s said to speed up cooking 2-6x times faster while using up to 70% less energy. I was skeptical at first and I had to get over the trauma of watching my parents use pressure cookers in the kitchen growing up. But after the initial hesitation and realizing I didn’t blow up the kitchen, I was sold. After researching a bit, I soon found out this little pot has a cult like following… and I too, got sucked in with fellow “(Instant) Pot Heads.”
For the month of January, I’ll be sharing recipes I’ve made using the Instant Pot (IP). For these IP recipes, I’ll be listing ingredients and needed equipment with step by step of what should be added and/or pressed. It’s definitely changed how I cook at home daily, especially with our family’s crazy busy schedule. So let’s kick this off on a sweet note….
original Joelen recipe