Friday, January 25, 2019

Beet and Walnut Salad with Pickled Onions

Beets are a healthy superfood-especially if you are thinking of heart or eye protection! 
Personally, I like cooked beets and am always on the lookout for authentic ethnic recipes that include beets.

I was first introduced to this interesting salad at a luncheon given by an amazing cook who lived her first 18 years in Cairo, Egypt. She brought many of her family recipes with her.  

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Instant Pot Red Lentil Vegetable Soup

Red lentils make a hearty soup that can be cooked in the Instant Pot in just 10 minutes ( plus warm up time). Since red lentils do not require pre-soaking, it's a great last minute soup for a cold evening.

Monday, January 7, 2019

How to Make Chickpeas in the Instant Pot

How do you cook chickpeas in the Instant Pot? 
Soak 8 ounces of dry chickpeas overnight or for 8 hours- discard liquid, place chickpeas in IP, and  pressure cook for 20 minutes in 6 cups of water, 3 cloves of garlic, 2 bay leaves, salt and pepper- Fast and Easy..

I use my Instant Pot for just about everything. Being vegetarian/vegan, I use a substantial amount of  beans in recipes. The Instant Pot make cooking beans a cinch and cooking my own chick peas, black beans, pinto beans, etc.( verses using canned beans) not only saves money, but it also reduces our exposure to the harmful toxins that leaches into food from cans.