previous articles & recipes

Enter our very first giveaway – oh, it’s actually two!

Yes, the website has been around for seven years and, in that time, we’ve never, ever done a giveaway -shocker! … Read More »

Skinny Cream of Broccoli Soup – Easy Pressure Cooker Recipe

EASY Skinny Cream of Broccoli Soup (Instant Pot Pressure Cooker )

The creaminess of this soup is in the texture – not the ingredients!  I use one my favorite soup-thickening tricks to make this soup light yet satisfying.  

Infographic: Pressure Cooker Nutritional Information

Pressure Cooker & Instant Pot Nutrition Facts - view full size here:

The facts on whether pressure cooking is healthy if it destroys nutrients and how cooking under pressure affects nutrition.  Scientific… Read More »

Broccoli & Pressure: the untold story of the better cooking method

Broccoli Pressure Cooker /Instant Pot Nutriton

Interesting tidbits including data that’s been hidden by omission from just about anyone who has cited this study (including myself) to promote the nutritional benefits of pressure cooking.

Chickpea Curry Rice Bowl – One Pot Meal

pressure cooker chickpea curry bowl one pot meal (instant pot recipe)

Pressure cook a tangy and spicy curry right along with the brown rice in just one go by stacking the… Read More »

Does pressure cooker size matter? Of course!

choosing a pressure cooker size

For home cooks that are just looking to make dinner, and not restaurant-quantity stock: bigger is not better. We recommend… Read More »

5 Pressure Cooker Pantry-Cleaning Recipes

ceci minestrone

Now’s the time to use up those packets of dried beans, stacks of rain-day tuna, archives of pasta and random… Read More »

Large Batch Tomato Sauce -Pressure Cook 6 Pounds at Once!

Pressure Cookere Large Batch Tomato Sauce

Here’s an easy and delicious way to get rid of 6 pounds of tomatoes in one fell swoop – you’re going… Read More »

I found research on NEGATIVE effects on nutrition from pressure cooking…

…and here’s is why I’m not going to report the results.

18 Pressure Cooker BBQ Party Recipes!

Pressure Cooker Barbecue Recipes

Want to have fun at your own barbecue party?!? Then, use our make-ahead pressure cooker recipes so you can join the… Read More »

Which Instant Pot is right for you? (includes latest models ULTRA & DUO Plus)

Instant Pot Model Differences

As the presenter in of Instant Pot’s product videos,  I’m often asked by readers which Instant Pot they should get.  While most… Read More »

Marvelous Meats – Pressure Cooking School

I’ll reveal four secrets to marvelous pressure cooker meats and share my best tips while we make two recipes: a savory Spiced Beef Stew and an easy Chicken Cacciatore.

Choosing the Right Cut of Meat for the Pressure Cooker

Best Meats to Use with the Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot

The reality is that by the time the cooker has reached pressure, some meats will already be overcooked. So let’s take a look at what cuts of meats are best for the pressure cooker and the tricky ones.

Restrict Cooking Liquid for Flavorful Pressure Cooked Meat

How meat's moisture adds to the pressure cooker liquid.

Fresh meat can be 45-70% water. Plus, if you add 10-15% more liquid for brined and frozen meats you’re going to end up with AT LEAST and an additional cup of cooking liquid for each pound of meat that goes into the pressure cooker.

STOP Overcooking Meat in Your Pressure Cooker!

Meat Pressure Cooking Time

Unfortunately, once you overcook a piece of meat in the pressure cooker, there’s no going back. You’ll be left with a pile of dry, tasteless…

Wrong Pressure Release Can Ruin Meat – here’s why & a cheat

When I pressure cooked my first roast, I was so excited. But then, I couldn’t recognize what was on that serving platter! The roast had shrunken into a dark, tasteless, hard thing that…

Tender Pressure Cooked Spiced Beef Stew & Meat Tips

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Spiced Beef Stew Recipe

A classic stew that showcases how the pressure cooker can give boundless flavor and tender meat by using few well-chosen ingredients and techniques.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Cacciatore & Magically Increasing Liquid

EASY Chicken Cacciatore Recipe - pressure cooker

The liquid appears to magically increase while pressure cooking this recipe, but  – don’t worry – no one snuck into the pressure cooker to add more! Let me explain.

Vivid Veggies & Opening Methods- Pressure Cooking School

Vivid Veggies and Opening Methods - Pressure Cooking School

We’re going to steam some broccoli and then I’m going to show you a technique that will turn any package of frozen veggies into a delicious stew. But wait… there’s more!

Pressure Cooker Veggie Confession

Veggie Confessions - Pressure Cooking Schoole

Sigh… I have a confession to make.Not everyone is going to enjoy…

Steamed Broccoli & Steamer Baskets

Pressure Steamed Broccoli

Steaming broccoli sounds simple, right? But, first, we need a steamer basket to steam them with!

Turn Any Frozen Veggie Into a Pressure Cooker Stew

Frozen Veggie Pressure Cooker Technique

This technique will work with any frozen vegetable. There’s no measuring, slicing or dicing, just dump and go!