Category Archives: Instant Pot

Chicken breast with gravy, rutabaga, and broccoli. 1/10/22

This is my super comforting comfort meal. Not that I need comforting but eating it feels like a big hug. Every Monday when the kids were little we always had “chicken Monday” so there are a lot of fond memories … Continue reading

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Toor dal (pigeon peas with tomato and spices). 1/9/22

A while ago John and I went to the Indian grocery and bought big bags of Chana dal and Toor dal. Chana dal is dried split chickpeas and Toor dal is dried pigeon peas. We have had a lot of … Continue reading

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Instant Pot – Split chickpea stew with mixed greens. 11/27/21

Time to get back to normal eating! If you are like me you probably overdid it a bit on Thanksgiving and the leftovers day. My scale is not happy and neither am I. What could be a better mind and … Continue reading

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Chana dal with kale and rice. 11/4/21

We made a double recipe for the three of us and figured we would have leftovers. It was so good that there was only one little ramekin’s worth left. It is great when you make a dish that is good … Continue reading

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Deconstructed stuffed cabbage. 9/21/21

This was our last dinner before leaving on vacation. I made it in the Instant Pot. Even though it was simpler than actually stuffing the cabbage leaves it was still a lot of work. Delicious, though. Since we were celebrating … Continue reading

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Chicken Marsala, rutabagas, and broccoli. 8/24/21

You might look at this picture and think that John and I are still splurging but, no. This dinner is totally on our healthy eating plan! My plate is comprised of a small amount of chicken breast, a sauce made … Continue reading

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LFD Chana dal with kale and rice. 7/31/21

Our Leftovers For Dinner (LFD) were a replay of July 22nd’s Chana dal. We had made a double portion and froze half so all we needed 0to do was defrost the container, cook some new rice, and lay down a … Continue reading

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Split chickpea stew (Chana dal) with rice and kale 7/22/21

This is another lesson in how to stretch your dinner intake. Along with cooking the chickpeas in the Instant Pot I also added the stems from the kale. John made some rice and I combined my half cup of white … Continue reading

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Chana dal with rice mix and greens. 6/25/21

Dal is a term originating in India for dried split pulses such as lentils, peas and beans that do not require soaking before cooking. Chana refers to a certain chickpea that is smaller than the typical chickpea. So Chana dal … Continue reading

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Easy chicken Marsala with green beans and rutabaga. 6/21/21

I am so glad that it is finally cool enough in the evening to make one of our menu dinners! This is chicken Marsala is super simple. Rather than make a cream sauce, we use a packet of McCormick’s chicken … Continue reading

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