InstaPot Chicken Chilaquiles

We make this dish regularly and it is just as good in the winter as it is in the summer. Lately, we’ve been using Beanitos in place of tortilla chips and it is just as good.

 

 

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Chicken Chilaquiles
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  1. In your InstaPot add the oil, chicken, cumin, garlic, paprika, salt and chicken broth. Set the venting knob to Sealing Position. Set to Poultry for 10 minutes.
  2. While the chicken is cooking, dice the onion and green pepper.
  3. When the chicken has finished cooking, quick release the pressure by carefully move the venting knob from Sealing Position to Venting Position.
  4. Remove the chicken.
  5. Add the tomatoes, onion, green pepper and green onions to the pot. Turn to saute for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Use an immersion stick blender and blend the mixture. Bring to a boil.
  7. Shred the chicken and add back to the pot.
  8. Cover and put on keep warm until ready to serve.
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Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

We love cookies. Finding alternative cookies we can eat that also taste good is a bit more challenging. Luckily, I found this recipe on the back of Bob’s Red Mill Almond flour. With a few alterations, it is the perfect chocolate chip cookie alternative.

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
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  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine almond meal, baking soda and sea salt and set aside.
  3. Mix room temperature coconut oil and maple syrup in a mixer until creamy but not fully incorporated. Add room-temperature whole egg, egg whites and vanilla extracts until fully mixed.
  4. Slowly add dry ingredients to egg mixture and mix briefly. Add M&Ms and mix until well combined.
  5. Place large rounded tablespoons (about 18g per cookie) onto prepared baking sheets, about 1 inch apart.
  6. Place in oven. NOTE: after about 3-4 minutes take them out and use the bottom of a glass to flatter. If you try to flatten before the cookies will just stick to the glass.
  7. Bake until set and golden, about 12- 15 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Thought we made these for the Christmas holiday, you can easily add chocolate chips or regular M&Ms and eat any time of year.

InstantPot Vegan Mashed Potatoes

With the recent addition of egg, wheat, cow milk and corn allergies (no one panic, it isn’t EpiPen level allergies just allergies we have to be mindful of on a daily basis.), we’ve tried to find ways to change up our favorite dishes to accommodate these changes. For Christmas dinner this year, we decided to make mashed potatoes in the InstantPot we got earlier in the day.

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InstantPot Vegan Mashed Potatoes
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  1. Peel and cube the potatoes (this does not have to be perfect).
  2. Add potatoes to Instant Pot and add enough water to slightly cover the potatoes. (For us, this was about 5 cups of water).
  3. Secure the InstantPot lid and set the pressure release to Sealing. Select the Steam setting. Set the cooking time for 4 minutes at high pressure (we did normal pressure and it was also fine). Of note, the pot will take between 10 and 15 minutes to come to pressure before the cooking program begins.
  4. When the cooking program ends, perform a quick pressure release by moving the Pressure Release to Venting. Open the lid.
  5. THIS IS IMPORTANT: Reserve at least 2-3 cups of the cooking liquid (starch water). Drain the rest.
  6. Return the potatoes to the pot, add 1 cup at a time of the water and mash until you reach your desired consistency. For us, this was about 2 cups.
  7. Add your favorite vegan butter spread and mash a bit more.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.
Recipe Notes

If not serving immediately, close the lid. If you'd like to Air Fry some shallots (julienne the shallots, toss in olive oil and cook at 300 degrees for 20 minutes, checking and shaking occasionally) those add an extra burst of flavor.

You can also add garlic at steps 3, 6 or 7.

Ariel’s Seafoam Smoothie

One of the best gifts we’ve ever checked out from the library was the Disney Princess Cookbook. Our five-year-old loved it so much she added it to the top of her every growing wish list. This is by far her top beverage in the cookbook!

 

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Ariel's Seafoam Smoothie
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  1. Break up the banana and add to a blender.
  2. Add the water, lime juice and vanilla frozen item to the blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Serve in your favorite glass.
Recipe Notes

If you like your beverage to be seafoam green, add a few drops of your favorite green food coloring. It doesn't impact the taste.

Easy at Home Swedish Meatballs

A trip to Ikea isn’t complete without lunch at the restaurant. We love the meatballs but can’t regularly justify the several hour drive whenever we crave them. Luckily, we’ve found a copycat recipe. The best part is we can make it with chicken products in addition to beef.

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Easy at Home Swedish Meatballs
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  1. For the meatballs choose your favorite storebought or make your own by combining beef/pork/chicken mixture add an egg and breadcrumbs (or breadcrumb alternative), a grated onion, milk or milk alternative, salt and pepper into a bowl and mix with your hands. Form into balls. If the mixture is too dry, add more milk. If the mixture is too wet, add more breadcrumbs. Cook the meatballs in a skillet until cooked through over medium heat turning when browned.
  2. Heat the broth until simmering. Carefully whisk flour or flour alternative into beef broth or chicken stock until smooth.
  3. Turn the heat down to low. Add the cream or milk and cook gently until thickened.
  4. Season to taste with soy sauce, salt and pepper.
  5. Serve over meatballs and egg noodles or peeled boiled potatoes.