Have you tried cooking with an Instant Pot yet? Pressure cooking has quickly become the hot new kitchen method in the paleo/real whole food community and I must say it’s for very good reason.
I agree with all the rave reviews. The Instant Pot has been my goto appliance for the majority of my meals since I got one back in December. While I still love my other kitchen tools like my Vitamix blender, food processor and dutch oven; I find I’m turning to my Instant Pot more and more. It’s just so easy and gives me so much extra time that I’ll often use it multiple times daily. Simple just works for me!
Also, the Instant Pot provides me the convenience of the slow cooker with MUCH tastier results. My slow cooker has been hiding out in storage and I’m not sure it will ever return. Maybe I’ll need to dust it off if I’m expecting a large crowd but time will tell if it ever gets used again. If I’m going to be out all day, the Instant Pot still has the option to be used as a regular slow cooker. I often find regular slow cookers change the texture of the food slightly just enough that it bothers me. Anyone else find that? I find there is no texture change at all when using the Instant Pot.
Since I’ve started using the Instant Pot we have been eating healthier, saving money and I’ve personally gained back a ton of time. For example, I can make a large batch of rice or oatmeal in 3 to 4 minutes without the food ever-burning, requiring stirring or needing any attention whatsoever.
We are becoming partial to food cooked in the Instant Pot over traditionally cooked items. Don’t get me wrong, things like roasted sweet potatoes, kale chips or a fancy prime rib roast – you’re going to always need your trusty oven for those. BUT things like soups, stews, roasts, rice, oatmeal, meatloaf, mashed potatoes; the Instant Pot wins the round.
Here are a few of my favourite ways that we are utilizing the Instant Pot in our house to eat healthier, save money and gain back precious time. Continue reading →