Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) Red Lentils with Sweet Potato

Here is a simple recipe I made with my Instant Pot electric pressure cooker that serves two:1 small/medium onion, peeled and diced1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped1/2 cup red lentils, rinsed1/2 tsp cinnamon1/4 tsp chipotle chili pepper powder (mine is Kroger grocery store brand)1/4 tsp garlic powder2 tablespoons Sushi Rice Vinegar 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes1 1/2 cups water ...more

InstantPot Goodness : Dessert Risotto

My big Christmas gift this year was an electric pressure cooker.  Sounds boring?  Hardly boring at all.  In fact, my Instant Pot is absolutely AMAZING!  I use this appliance almost daily.  It has changed the way I cook.  ...more

Grilled Beets

I wanted to figure out a way to grill beets.  I found this simple recipe online that seemed simple enough.  BUT, if you have never actually dealt with raw beets, it can be a little intimidating preparing them. Actually, it is not as bad as you may imagine. The next time I grill beets, I'll definitely take a picture.  First, the link to the original recipe.

I roast beets often. It seems to be how we like them best. I just dress them with a bit of olive ...more

Grilling Onions, Red Peppers and Potatoes

 I have discovered through personal experience that grilling veggies isn't always as simple as tossing the veggies on a grill.  If you do a little prep work, it will make your finished product much nicer, and your friends will think you are a genius.  Here's what I have learned... Precooking is key! Potatoes:  Peel and slice potatoes into thick slabs, lengthwise.  Then, steam them on your stove top for about 10 minutes.  ...more

Hungarian Mushroom Barley Soup

I really wanted to make some Mushroom Barley soup, but many of the recipes called for BUTTER or SOUR CREAM.  Or, quite frankly, they looked a little bland.  So, I decided to overhaul a highly rated recipe on to make it lower in fat and dairy free.  The results were outstanding, so I feel compelled to share it with the world....more