Archive for entrees

Instant Pot Black Beans

Beans are a staple of my diet, and black beans are one of my favorites. I used to buy a lot of canned beans, but not anymore. I LOVE LOVE LOVE dried beans, and the Instant Pot makes cooking them a breeze. You don’t have to soak the beans first, but I usually do (and pour off the soaking water). This is my new favorite black bean recipe, and it was inspired by this post on www.apinchofhealthy.com. Enjoy!

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Instant Pot Pasta

A while back, I made an Easy One Pot Pasta that was SO SIMPLE – I didn’t think dinner could get any easier. I don’t say this often, but…I was wrong. This pasta in the Instant Pot is crazy easy and makes plenty of food, in just a few minutes. Don’t you just love one-pot meals?

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Atakilt Wat in the Instant Pot

This recipe represents several firsts: the first recipe I cooked in my Instant Pot, the first time I used a pressure cooker, and the first time I attempted Ethiopian cuisine. I LOVE the Instant Pot – it’s even easier than using a slow cooker and I’m amazed at the diversity of foods that can be cooked in it. And Ethiopian food has quickly become one of my favorite cuisines. This recipe is from the cookbook Vegan Under Pressure by Jill Nussinow, MS, RDN, with slight modifications.

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Easy Peasy Pasta with Cashew Alfredo Sauce

Back in the day, I loved a good pasta alfredo, but it didn’t love me. I would immediately get a stomach ache and credit it to the richness of the dish. I say with confidence that this dish tastes as good as any alfredo, it’s much easier on the digestive system, and it can be ready in the time it takes to boil the pasta. Thanks to Sunny Anne Holliday for this recipe. It’s from her Lovin’ Spoonfuls cookbook – with a few minor tweaks! (And if you’re ever in Tucson, Lovin’ Spoonfuls is a MUST TRY restaurant! It’s Tucson’s oldest vegan restaurant, and I miss it. And my Tucson friends.)

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Easy One Pot Pasta

If I’d known making pasta could be this easy – without all the draining/straining mess – I’d have been making pasta this way for years. I don’t know if I’ll make it the “old way” again…this is easy, quick, and delish! And it makes a TON of food.

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