I’m looking forward to doing a Taste Test Tuesday series of recipes that I’ve been anxious to try from cookbooks, magazines, Pinterest, etc. So, to kick this off, I chose this Minestrone Soup from Bob Warden’s ‘Great Food Fast’ book of pressure cooker recipes. I made it in my Instant Pot, it’s a multi-cooker: a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, and warming pot all in one. This recipe worked beautifully using it! I honestly could have soup of any kind every day, all months of the year! I tweaked the recipe slightly using kale instead of spinach and elbow instead of shell pasta, because that what I had on hand. You’ll love that one serving is only 160 calories and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints!
Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker
Steaming green beans or any vegetable is such an easy method of cooking in general, and making these Instant Pot Steamed Green Beans is a huge time savor (they only cook 1 minute!) and preparing them this way preserves the nutrients and color. Done perfectly every time! I’ve become a little obsessed with this amazing kitchen appliance, have you noticed? Well, I’m doing my best to eat healthy and not wait until January 1 to evaluate my food choices, and using the Instant Pot makes quick work of cooking healthy! 🙂
Enjoy your (faux) potatoes and eat them too! You can, when you use cauliflower instead of high-carb potatoes, your family won’t know the difference! This delicious, low carb Instant Pot Faux Mashed Potatoes (aka Caulimash) recipe is my go-to for a ‘mashed potato’ dish. I think you’ll love it too! If you haven’t tried making it in the Instant Pot, give it a try, it’s super fast, and steaming vegetables and cooking food in a pressure cooker or crock pot preserves the flavors, you’ll never go back to stove or microwave cooking again!