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RECIPE: Budget-Friendly Pot Roast with the Instant Pot (Paleo/AIP)

Looking for a delicious pot roast recipe? Use the Instant Pot to turn stew meat into tender pot roast. You'll save money -- and no one will be the wiser!I have a secret. The Instant Pot can make pot roast magic.

My family loves the taste of pot roast, but for budget reasons we rarely purchase beef roast. It’s hard to swallow $5-8/lb meat for a family of voracious eaters. There’s nothing like spending $25 on ONE dinner with hardly any leftovers.

I guess I should pleased that everyone loved it enough to polish it off… but all I could see were dollar signs. Continue reading

RECIPE: No Drain 10-Minute Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (Plus DF options)

We love mashed potatoes at our house. Like, love love love mashed potatoes.

So you would think that for as much as we love them, we would eat them often. But we don’t — mostly because of the mess it makes.

I’m notoriously bad at letting my boiling potatoes foam over on the stove (and few things are worse than THAT starchy mess). It always feels like it takes forever to come to a boil. And then you risk scalding your hands trying to drain the liquid.

I’ve dumped more potatoes in the sink than I care to admit.

So you can imagine my excitement when I realized that I could make mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot — and didn’t have to drain them.

Less you missed my excitement, let me say it again.

I made mashed potatoes quickly and DIDN’T HAVE TO DRAIN THEM!

No Drain 10-Minute Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Peel your potatoes, dicing them into 1″ chunks. I prefer to use golden potatoes because of their creamy texture. Don’t add more than 8 cups of potatoes.

Add 1-1/2 cups of water, which allows the Instant Pot to come to pressure.

I like to add 2-3 teaspoons of salt (to taste).

Run your Instant Pot for 10 minutes on MANUAL setting. Once the program is complete, quick release the pressure. You’ll notice that all the water has absorbed into the potatoes. Any remaining liquid can easily be mashed in — no draining required!

Add your desired amount of butter and milk. Personally, we are a dairy-free house hold so we use Soy-Free Smart Balance (for butter) and a splash of water or almond milk to get it to the desired creaminess.

Actually, I made my mashed potatoes dairy-free for Christmas and NO ONE in my extended family could tell that they were dairy free. These potatoes are just. that. good.

I use the Oxo Good Grips Potato Masher to mash directly in the Instant Pot. (It’s also fantastic for mashing avocados for guacamole or eggs for egg salad. This masher is one of my top favorite kitchen tools.)

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Check out all our Instant Pot Recipes!

Don’t miss our popular Instant Pot Tip posts:

How to Unbox the Instant Pot in 10 Easy Steps

Instant Pot Accessories and How To Use Them

How To Make Instant Pot Freezer Meals

How to Travel with the Instant Pot

Forget the starchy mess of boiling potatoes or burning hands draining the liquid. Make deliciously easy mashed potatoes in minutes with the Instant Pot.

RECIPE: Easy Instant Pot Paleo Mug Cakes {4 Recipes!}

Fighting a sweet craving? Make these four easy Instant Pot Paleo Mug Cakes in minutes! (Or prep the night before for breakfast. Find out how!)I’m always in the hunt for easy, delicious, and healthy treats (like Paleo fudge). I’ve seen videos pop up on social media of making yummy, quick, and personalized mug cakes that you can throw together in a microwave. Continue reading

RECIPE: Paleo Freezer Fudge {with 8 variations!}

Paleo Freezer Fudge - 8 variations!Nothing says let’s ring in the New Year and kick off healthier habits like … fudge?

January is the start of a clean eating plan for many people including Whole30, Primal, Paleo, and many others. Personally, Clint and I (Candie) have been eating Paleo for 3 years. Every once in a while we eat a more traditional diet (usually due to travel or family holiday gatherings) and every time we quickly come back to Paleo. Cutting out grains, sugar, and most dairy makes us feel more energetic, get better sleep, and maintain a healthy weight.   Continue reading

RECIPE: Easy {One Hour} 3-Ingredient Instant Pot Bone Broth

Looking for an easy way to make bone broth in your Instant Pot? This one hour recipe yields nutritious bone broth (and doesn't make your house stink)!

There are approximately a gazillion recipes for bone broth on the internet (give or take) and a growing number for the Instant Pot. Most traditional methods involve simmering bones – typically chicken or beef – for 12-24 hours. While this yields a nutritious and inexpensive bone broth, this method does require planning ahead and some time management.   Continue reading

RECIPE: Easy Instant Pot {Brined!} Whole Chicken with Lemon Au Jus

Don't settle for bland when cooking whole chicken. My two secrets -- brining and using the Instant Pot -- will create a moist and flavorful dinner!

I’m not sure what became the deciding factor for me to purchase the Instant Pot. It may have been the ability to cook frozen ground beef in 25 minutes. Or to hard boil eggs in just 2 minutes (with no ice bath necessary). But the deciding factor came when I realized I could make my own delicious, whole chicken with virtually NO MESS and super easy clean up.

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RECIPE: Candie’s Curry in a Hurry (Paleo! Instant Pot!)

Need a delicious Paleo curry that comes together in 15 minutes? Thanks to the Instant Pot, you now have all the time you need to enjoy a bowl of seconds.

There are few things I love more in this world than delicious flavor and things that excite the tastebuds.    In our area, there are so many restaurants that boast international flavors: Indian, Mexican, Italian, Chinese. I love cuisine with an exotic flair. And curries are amazing.

Unfortunately, with my family’s diagnosis of Celiac disease this past summer, eating out has become almost completely impossible. Continue reading

RECIPE: Instant Pot Autumn Squash Soup (Paleo, AIP, Dairy Free)

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Without a doubt, fall is my most favorite season. I love it all: the cooler weather, the splash of color on the leaves, the coziness of being wrapped in sweaters, and the warmth from a bowl of delicious soup.

The first time I ate Panera’s Autumn Squash Soup, I’m pretty sure I died and went to heaven. The taste was equal parts savory and sweet; the texture was creamy and rich. Because I knew that Panera’s ingredients weren’t all that great (albeit, they have made a real effort in recent years), I knew that I absolutely had to start Continue reading

RECIPE: 4 Minute Instant Pot Apple Chutney (Paleo, AIP)

Looking for an easy Paleo recipe that will impress? Check out this Instant Pot Apple Raisin Chutney. And no one will guess this cooks in just 4 minutes.

Without question, the Instant Pot is my most favorite kitchen tool. It’s also super quick to make delicious Paleo-friendly desserts, like this Apple Chutney one.  And do you know what I love most about Paleo recipes? They are also healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast! Continue reading

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