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One Minute Pressure Cooker Quinoa – Perfect Every Single Time!

Got a minute? If so then you have perfectly fluffy, ridiculously easy, and absolutely delicious quinoa thanks to the pressure cooker!

Oh people I so love my pressure cooker!  So okay making quinoa isn’t hard as I showed you in  my conventional stove top method. But where the difference lies is I truly believe you get a better consistency in the pressure cooker plus it’s more condensed with flavor. Like any quinoa you need to rinse it due to the naturally produced chemical saponin. Look for an upcoming post on the specifics of why you need to rinse it but trust me, you really should.  And with me, when I make mine I never use water. That’s just nasty. I’m sorry but the flavor comes from the stock that you use. I adapt my stock based off of what I’m pairing it with. Any stock really works.

Just 3 simple ingredients – quinoa, stock and a pinch of salt is all you need to make the best quinoa.

In creating this recipe I actually tested it on 2 different pressure cookers – the ever popular Instant Pot and my stove-top one. They both came out with the same results so if you don’t have the electric instant pot, don’t worry. Next you’ll notice on the recipe I do NOT use the ‘Rice’ function. I found that hitting the “Pressure Cook” or ‘Manual” button and setting the pressure/time was easier.

Quinoa is so packed with vitamins and nutrients, you should really incorporate it into your diet!

Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer – Instant Pot recommendations

So you got an Instant Pot for Christmas (YEAH!!!). Here are some items that I think are a MUST-HAVE to make you a Pressure Cooker Rock Star!

First, WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF PRESSURE COOKING!!! I know, a bit dramatic but trust me, these things are a kitchen blessing!  I’ve been preaching about the incredibleness (go with that made up word, k?) for years now and thankfully you guys listened!  There are several varieties out there but the overwhelming popular one is the Instant Pot. Rightly so, it’s pretty amazing! I have 3 pressure cookers made by 3 different companies and they all work incredibly well, but this one, this one edges out rest of the other electric ones by a smidge. But now that you have one, let’s talk about additional items that, honestly, you really should have to get the full benefit of pressure cooking!

All of the items below you can find in my Amazon Influencer store as these are products I personally LOVE and recommend. And if you know me, you know it takes A LOT for me to put my name, my brand behind it. And if you buy through my links or Amazon store, thank you! I earn an affiliate percentage that allows me to keep this site up and running. Running a site isn’t cheap to be honest and costs thousands of dollars a year so every little bit helps.

8 quart Instant Pot

Glass lid – why do you need it? This is perfect when you want to slow cook (but still look at your food), preventing spitting/spattering when sauteeing AND when you make popcorn. YES, POPCORN in your pressure cooker! You have 3 sizes to choose from.

What’s the first thing you pressure cooked?

Top Loved Recipes of 2017

You liked. You shared. You tagged. You Instagrammed. You tweeted. These are the top loved recipes of 2017 that YOU loved the most!

This is one of those posts that always brings a smile to my face and honestly, helps me more than you’ll ever know. This gives me an idea on what you guys are and are not into. I get insight on what types of recipes you want to see and maybe less of ones that you don’t. I have a TON of recipes for 2018 already – yes, even 1 day into the year and a bunch of ideas for new recipes thanks to looking at these results.  My notes include:

♥ More Pressure Cooker recipes
♥ More Sheet Pan Recipes
♥ Dear Lord woman, give us more pizza recipes (loved that request!)
♥ More family-style meals and healthy weekly meal prep ideas

Got it and that’s what I plan on doing!

Last year was SUCH a fun year for me. I started working with a bunch of new clients while creating even more deliciousness with those that have been with me since the beginning. I wish you guys could see my notebooks of recipes that I still have yet to share. I literally have enough written up (and most photos taken) to issue a cookbook. Speaking of… yes, I really, REALLY want to do that but I need a publisher for that as I’m not sure how to go about doing it myself. So if you’re in the business or have connections, let’s work together!
Farewell to 2017 and let’s EAT in 2018!

Weekly Menu

Get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try one of these delicious and easy recipes this week! This week I highly recommend making the Pressure Cooker Mom’s Classic Pot Roast with Savory Onion Gravy and the New Year’s Eve Best Ever Pork Roast and Sauerkraut!

Santa’s coming, Santa’s coming, Santa’s coming!!! I don’t care what age I am, I still become that 4-year-old little girl at Christmas who giggles at the sight of Santa, leaves cookies and milk out for him and plans her evenings around what Christmas shows are on. I can remember when I was little it was a big deal when the Christmas shows were on. We’d have an early dinner, our home work would be done, baths were had and jammies were on. As soon as 8pm hit, we’d all gather around our console television and watch the classics.  Nowadays we have DVRs, blue-rays and “on demand” but there’s just something a bit more magical about watching it on ‘live’ tv with the rest of the world.

So how many of you are Christmas eve shoppers? Hey don’t fret it – I do it but not for presents. 99.9% of the time I’m that girl at the grocery store who ran out of milk, butter or something important needed for dinner. I actually went to Kohl’s yesterday and was surprised that it was pretty empty. I went in, grabbed what I needed and didn’t wait in line at all. Odd, I know!

This past week I was pretty much down for the count the first 4 days. I had a nasty, nasty head cold/sinus infection that was so bad I actually went to see my dentist as I thought I cracked a root. Thankfully the chompers are all ok and here the pain I was feeling was called “referred” pain thanks to the lovely sinus infection. But what’s odd is that I lost my voice for 2 days. Oh trust me, Mr. Fantabulous wasn’t complaining too much lol

Are you on the naughty or nice list?

Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer – Foodie Favorite Cookbooks

These cookbooks are some of my personal favorites that every foodie needs to have in their kitchen arsenal!  Be a kitchen genius with some of these books!

I seriously love cookbooks BUT I’m very particular about what I buy. I don’t buy them to collect but rather I buy them for inspiration, education, knowledge and deliciousness. With the holidays 2 weeks away I’ve put together my favorite cookbooks of 2017 (and a few prior that still ROCK!) as one of those last-minute-foodie-gifts!  If you’re a foodie or know a foodie then trust me, THESE are the cookbooks that they need (and want!)

Foodie Favorite Cookbooks

So what makes a good cookbook?

First, recipes. No I’m talking GOOD recipes. You know the kind that you put your pieces of paper in the pages to flag it to make. The ones that don’t require 473 steps, 63 ingredients and 8 days to make. Second, creativity. Chicken Soup is chicken soup is chicken soup. I’m all for seeing your Aunt Susie’s prize winning soup recipe but I also want to learn something new, creative and inspiring. Third, photos. We eat with our eyes before we even decide to make a recipe. Truth is, if it looks like garbage, most are less apt to make it. With that, check out some of my favorite cookbooks I’m RAVING over this year!  These are the books every foodie should have!

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