I have been searching for a crockpot that I could brown meat and sauté veggies in for a while. As I am also very cautious of the materials products that touch my food are made of, something aluminum was definitely not going to work.
As I was reaching the end of my 3rd pregnancy I was doing everything I could to be ready. Since we don’t eat processed food make ahead meals were important on my list but with or chaotic schedules and my lack of energy it is wasn’t happening.
Then it happened! Amazon sends me an email with the Instapot flash sale!! Are you kidding me! I thought I was in the know when it came to kitchen gadgets but somehow I had never been introduced to the Instapot…
It took me about 10 minutes (okay maybe less) to decide I NEEDED this “tool”. I say tool jokingly as my 6 year-old walks in and says, what’s that mom? I say it’s my new tool, her response was “umm Mom that looks like a toy not a tool”. Some people’s kids…
Uses for this beauty, well it is a rice cooker/pressure cooker/crock pot all in one. It seriously replaced my pressure cooker and my crockpot and saves me washing extra pans too! I have made risotto in minutes without stirring, one pot pasta, seared and cooked some beautiful beef roasts that would melt in your mouth, made homemade soup, made chicken stock, I even cooked an entire chicken in 25 minutes. As I am still learning what this beauty is capable of I have discovered Facebook Instapot groups, Pinterest pages dedicated to the Instapot and countless blogs that specialize in Pressure cooker recipes. I am hoping to post some of my own recipes soon too!
If anyone has a favorite Instapot recipe , please share it in the comments,I would love to hear it!
Cheers, and have a very Merry Christmas season!