Lemon and dill are by far my favorite ingredients to use when making salmon. I'll bake, slow cook, grill, and saute salmon with lemon and dill. I'll use lemon slices, or lemon juice, or even lemon essential oil with olive oil. Now, I'm adding pressure ...

 

NEW RECIPE: Instant Pot Salmon with Lemon & Dill and more...

NEW RECIPE: Instant Pot Salmon with Lemon & Dill

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Lemon and dill are by far my favorite ingredients to use when making salmon. I’ll bake, slow cook, grill, and saute salmon with lemon and dill. I’ll use lemon slices, or lemon juice, or even lemon essential oil with olive oil.

Now, I’m adding pressure cook to the list of possible ways to cook salmon with lemon and dill. And now I’m calling this my favorite way to cook salmon. The Instant Pot just does a fantastic job of cooking the salmon….so it ends up perfectly moist and tender on your dinner plate.

It takes just minutes using the Steam function of the electric pressure cooker!

If you’re stuck cooking the same things over and over in your Instant Pot…or your Instant Pot is stuck in the box, screaming your name, then I highly recommend that you sign up for my Electric Pressure Cooking 101 Online Class!

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Instant Pot Salmon with Lemon & Dill

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. salmon fillet, cut into 3 pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tsp lemon juice, divided
  • 3 tsp fresh dill, chopped
  • Rice, as side dish
  • Fresh veggies, as side dish

Directions

  • Add 1 cup water plus 1/4 cup lemon juice to the electric pressure cooker insert. Add the steam rack.
  • Place the salmon pieces, skin side down, on the steam rack. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle 1 tsp lemon juice onto each salmon fillet. Sprinkle the fresh dill on top of each salmon fillet. Close the lid.
  • Set to Sealing.
  • Steam, Adjust to 2 minutes. Let the electric pressure cooker cook it to perfection.
  • Natural Release.
  • Cook the rice and veggies, as directed.
  • Serve Instant Pot Salmon with Lemon & Dill with side of rice and veggies.
 

Slow Cooker Herbed Pork Tenderloin

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This herbed pork tenderloin will make your taste buds sing! It’s also going to make that ‘what’s for dinner’ daily song that plays in your head melt away…at least for the day.

I love slow cooker meals. I love how fast they are to get going in the morning…especially when it’s a “freezer to slow cooker” meal like this one. With this meal, you can freeze the herbs and pork tenderloin together and then start it cooking in the morning in your slow cooker.

If you want to start cooking it from partially thawed or mostly frozen, then you’re going to want to cook it on low for at least 8 hours. In that time, it will finish thawing and cook too.

I like to serve this one with some veggies and bread…but whatever sides your family loves will be perfect with this herbed pork tenderloin!

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Slow Cooker Herbed Pork Tenderloin

Yield – 6-8 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 8 hours in the slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 2 lb(s) pork tenderloin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • Fresh veggies, as side dish
  • Dinner rolls, as side dish (substitute a gluten free side for a GF meal)

Directions

  • Place the pork roast into the base of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, toss together the minced onion, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried basil and dried rosemary.
  • Add the herb mixture directly onto the pork roast, pressing lightly. If your slow cooker tends to run hot and dry out food, add 1/2 to 1 cup of water around the pork roast.
  • Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours. Once finished cooking, slice the pork roast. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Prepare veggies.
  • Warm the dinner rolls.
  • Serve Slow Cooker Herb Pork Tenderloin with veggies and dinner rolls.

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Chicken Nacho Salad

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I heart salads. And I’m really crushing hard on the crunchiness of this Chicken Nacho Salad. It’s all that I love in a good plate of nachos…but mixed together as a salad.

Sliced tomatoes, sliced avo, little shredded mozz tossed with some shredded chicken, romaine and crushed tortilla chips. Drizzle a vinaigrette over the top and you’ve got yourself a great and filling salad.

This is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover rotisserie chicken or leftover shredded chicken from the slow cooker.  Toss it on a salad with the other leftover nachos or Taco Tuesday fixins.

And bam…simple and delicious lunch or dinner is ready!

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Chicken Nacho Salad

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 0 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 romaine hearts, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken
  • about 2 cups tortilla  chips, crushed
  • 2 avocados, seeded and diced
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • about 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Favorite vinaigrette dressing

Directions

  • In a large bowl, toss together the cut Romaine lettuce, rotisserie chicken, crushed tortilla chips, diced avocado, sliced tomatoes and shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Add salad onto serving plates and drizzle with vinaigrette dressing.
  • Serve Chicken Nacho Salad for lunch, or with some fruit or soup for dinner.
 

NEW RECIPE: Slow Cooker New Brunswick Stew

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This is a soup/stew that I used to make when we lived in the Dominican Republic years ago. Many years ago. It’s super delicious and super budget friendly! And perfect with a side of dinner rolls or a hunk of crusty loaf bread! Mmmmmm!

 

This recipe freezer friendly – so make up a batch for dinner and double it up and freeze what you don’t eat! 

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Slow Cooker New Brunswick Stew

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 8 hours in the slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 4 pork chops
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 15 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 15 oz. can corn, drained
  • 15 oz. can lima or butter beans, drained
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Salad, as side dish
  • Dinner Rolls, as side dish

Directions

  • Open the can of crushed tomatoes, corn and lima or butter beans. Drain the corn and beans.
  • Chop the onion.
  • To the slow cooker, add the chicken thighs, pork chops, chopped onion, minced garlic, BBQ sauce, crushed tomatoes, corn, beans and chicken stock. Add a little salt and pepper. Set on low and cook for 8 hours.
  • Once finished cooking, use 2 forks and shred the chicken and pork chops into the stew.
  • Prepare the salad.
  • Warm the dinner rolls.
  • Serve Slow Cooker New Brunswick Stew with salad and dinner rolls.

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Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats with Berries

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Obsessed.

Obsessed with this steel cut oatmeal.

Obsessed with how easily and quickly it cooks. And how perfectly it ends up tasting!

And my obsession with my Instant Pot is strengthening too. It’s slowly taking over in my kitchen. It’s neck and neck now with my slow cooker. (I still use my slow cooker all the time.) But I’m using the Instant Pot more now for side dishes and breakfasts and late night snacks. Like the Steel Cut Oatmeal. I made it as a “second dinner” last week. Huge win – because the boys polished it off after sports practice, and because I stayed out of the drive thru!!)

If your Instant Pot is still in the box, or you just need help with cooking more variety and making it part of your cooking routine, I’d love to teach you everything you need to know to be an Instant Pot Superstar —> Electric Pressure Cooking 101

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Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal with Berries

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut oats (not the quick cooking kind)
  • 2 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Garnish: berries, milk, pinch of brown sugar

Directions

  • Remove insert from the Instant Pot. Place steel cut oats, water, brown sugar and cinnamon into the insert. Give it a gentle swirl to combine. Place the insert into the instant pot. Put the lid on and set to Sealing.
  • Manual, High, Adjust to 7 minutes.
  • Quick release, or natural release.
  • Open up the Instant Pot, stir the oatmeal. The oatmeal and any remaining liquid will thicken as it cools. Ladle the oatmeal into bowls and top with berries, milk and sweetener to taste.

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