Fun with Gardein™

I can’t claim to be Vegan. We have a household of meat-eaters (including myself) but I do make concerted efforts to eat as little meat as possible, while adding more meatless meals into our rotation. At this stage in my life, I crave it less and less, so it would not be a big leap…

Instant Pot Red Beans & Rice

This dish is such a winner that it made it into our monthly rotation (and also by R’s request). Using the quick-soak method, what seems like a meal you’d save for a Sunday, you can pull off any weeknight. Omit the ham & sausage and use vegetable broth to make it vegan! Don’t you just…

Instant Pot Potato Salad Remix

This is an Instant Pot conversion of a recipe I’ve been using my whole adult life. A 90s girl at heart, this is the remix of that recipe. The celery seed in this recipe gives great flavor, without the crunch that makes kids cringe! All of the flavor, none of the effort.

Instant Pot Massaman Curry (V)

Massaman Curry is a favorite when we head into town for some Thai food. I stumbled upon a slow cooker recipe for this dish, and just knew I could convert it to the IP and make it vegan… and it worked beautifully! Everything should be cut on the chunkier side to avoid a mushy result….

Porchetta with Broccoli Rabe Sandwiches (Instant Pot)

A Philly favorite! I used to get these every year at the Italian Festival in Wilmington, DE, but they are most famously known in Philly at Tony Luke’s. Also known locally as a “porkette with greens”. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Penne with Spicy Sausage and Greens

This is one of those date-night pantry meals. You know, when you want to stay in by the fire and cook whatever you have on hand. This never disappoints and is one of R’s most requested. The picture doesn’t show just how creamy the broth gets. You’ll be happy you stayed in, because damn Skippy,…