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10/28/18 7:18 P

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The Instant Pot user guide has you go through a trial run of boiling (?) 3 cups of water. Pretty easy.

I've only used it for a soup, and I think I'm not going to use it much because I already have the kitchen appliances (and stove) I already use for much of my cooking, and time to cook.. IP, of course, doesn't prep your meals for you, and I'd rather have my mini-chopper food processor over an IP. IP can replace your slow cooker, rice cooker, pressure cooker, and a sauteeing pan (for searing before further cooking), but if you already have these items, the IP isn't saving you much work. I'm kinda iffy about cleaning out the IP compared to some kitchen items (eg. pots and pans, slow cooker).

The Instant Pot website has hundreds of recipes. Start cooking!

EDIT: Looks like the IP can defrost meats, though best through boiling. So that means you can make soup even if you forgot to defrost?

"DO boil frozen meat– Boiling frozen meat under pressure allows the heat from the cooking liquid to penetrate the meat more evenly, quickly and deeply than other pressure cooking methods. Make sure to cover frozen meat completely with liquid.

www.hippressurecooking.com/how-to-pressure
-cook-frozen-meat/


Also: www.thekitchn.com/the-5-best-frozen-foods-
to-cook-in-your-instant-pot-247269


Edited by: CED1106 at: 10/30/2018 (16:00)
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URBANREDNEK Posts: 4,011
10/26/18 1:15 P

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I don't know about you, but what intimidated me about the Instant Pot was all of the horror stories that I've heard over the years about pressure cookers! I wouldn't have purchased the Instant Pot because of that --- but there was an awesome sale and my husband picked it up as a surprise.

I went on-line and did a ton of reading, and found tons of great videos on YouTube that demonstrated recipes and how to use the Instant Pot safely and easily. I started with doing hard boiled eggs (I won't do them any other way now) as my first use of the pressure cooking function --- then did some potatoes, and then a stew, and they have all been easy and tasty. I also started making my own yogurt (I go the model with the "Yogurt" setting), and will never go back to buying it (so incredibly easy, and I love the flavour and texture - especially after draining the whey).

I am using the Instant Pot at least 3 or 4 days per week --- using the pressure cooking function for soups or stews or meatloaf on my way out the door for our late afternoon walk / hike, and letting it drop to the "keep warm" setting so that dinner is ready whenever we get home. I love not having to worry about taking an extra hour or so, and still having perfectly cooked food when we get home :)

While I don't mind heating up the house with the oven all winter, I know I'll be using the Instant Pot even more in the summer so that I don't add heat to the house (we don't have air conditioning).

Take that beast out of the box, check out some videos on hard-boiled eggs and yogurt to start with, and that should get rid of the "it's new and I don't have the time or desire to learn how to use it" issue. Have fun!

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10/25/18 6:49 P

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I have a new instant pot that I have taken out of the box twice and put it right back in. I wonder why this is so intimidating. I have had people come thru my home and say "hey, I have one of those I haven't used either. When you figure out how to use it - let me know" lol

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URBANREDNEK Posts: 4,011
10/24/18 9:07 A

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Go to the recipes side of the site, or download the app for sparkrecipes.com. From there, you can "browse recipes" and choose "Occasion" and "Slow Cooker" --- and a ton of different recipes will show up.

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10/23/18 10:52 P

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Chicken crockpot ideas please I am going to learn how to cook w my diet.

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8/12/18 4:34 P

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Thanks for the ideas! I was recently given an instant pot & I'm trying to figure it out.

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6/4/18 10:49 P

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We stick an entire chicken or chuck roast in and let it get cooked. Then for the chicken we add:
Diced tomatoes
Italian seasoning
Garlic powder
Salt, pepper
Wine - whatever you got around
Whatever veg you have around - mushrooms, zucchini, etc
Let that cook the veg - no more than 10 mins under pressure.

Its yummy!

With the Chuck Roast I like to do Indian - add some veg - Broccoli, Cauliflower, Zucchini, Egg Plant, Cabbage, etc. Then add curry powder or paste, Salt. Cook for only about 10 min on low pressure.



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2/21/18 12:04 P

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Thank you so much for these links and ideas! I just got an Instant Pot for Christmas and love it!

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2/21/18 11:45 A

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I checked SparkRecipes and there are 7 recipes with Instapot in the title. None are rated
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipes.asp?food=i
nstapot&a=


There's 79 recipes with Instant Pot in the title and quite a few are rated





recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipes.asp?food=i
nstant+pot&a=


If the links don't work, just go to SparkRecipes and put in the search terms yourself.

I took a look at Spark Teams and there's an Instant Pot Team
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp?gid=68919


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2/19/18 2:00 P

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Anybody have a good instant pot recipe? I love the convenience but I’m stilll new at it

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