Saturday, February 24, 2024

Coconut Chai Rice Pudding

Filled with warming spices, this dairy- and gluten-free dessert is a snap to make in the pressure cooker and a fresh twist on classic comfort food.

image of a bowl of coconut chai rice pudding with a spoon on a wooden deck

Hi Folks! How's it going? I wanted to share this recipe with you because it's been a big hit in some of my recent classes and seemed like a good idea to share with everyone via the website.

Where do you find Instant Pot recipes?

I like to check out cookbooks from my local library. It broadens my knowledge in a subject (pressure cooker recipes, plant-based cooking, bread baking, etc) without having to commit to a cookbook or spend hours searching the internet. Over the years I've done this, certain cookbook authors deliver consistently good recipes, and Coco Morante is one consistently good cookbook author.

I found this recipe in Coco Morante's Essential Instant Pot Cookbook (Amazon affiliate link) while I was looking for a dessert to bring to a family with a new addition, being mindful of the new mom's gluten- and dairy-free preferences.

Friday, December 29, 2023

Sweet & Savory Pecans (air fryer or oven recipe) Plus my Year In Review

Greetings, folks!

This is 615 words, a 2½ minute read.

image of woman checking salmon skin for doneness while 3 dogs look on

As the year winds down I wanted to thank you, and send you an update on my year. During 2023 I taught 9 classes, 296 students, and uploaded 15 class recordings. I decided to add Bonus Extra Recipe Videos to supplement in class info (like this video for Instant Pot Chocolate Pots de Creme For Two), and uploaded 17 bonus recipe videos to Youtube for folks to re-watch as needed.

To connect in person with folks, I’ve been doing live cooking demonstrations at Community Education events around the Twin Cities and Wisconsin.

In August during my Stop Food Waste With Your Pressure Cooker class I created a Leftover Cheat Sheet—and resolved to share ideas for how to repurpose the recipes I demonstrate in different ways.

In honor of my birthday I decided I’d donate the profits from this month’s Monthly Meal Planning class to my co-teacher Megan’s charity Lyle’s Lunchbox. I figured I’d round up to $500 if participation fell short of that soft goal, but so many folks registered for class that I ended up donating $1,100.00!


You did that. Pat yourself on the back. I appreciate you!

Friday, September 1, 2023

Air Fryer or Oven Crispy Eggplant Chips with Spiced Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Eggplant chips coated in a seasoned rice flour batter and air fried or baked until crisp. Served with a spiced yogurt dipping sauce for a gluten free vegetarian appetizer.

image of a blue plate of crispy air fryer eggplant chips and a small glass bowl of spiced yogurt dipping sauce on a fabric cushion near a window

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Crispy baked eggplant chips with spiced yogurt dipping sauce are a perfect vegetable appetizer for early Fall. You're going to coat eggplant slices in seasoned rice flour, dunk them in an egg & milk mixture, then bake in an air fryer or oven. I like to have a vegetable appetizer set out to snack on while I'm fixing dinner and this one is a favorite this time of year. (Want more vegetable appetizers? Check out my Clickable Collage of Vegetable Appetizers or follow my Awesome Veggie Apps and Snacks board on Pinterest.)