Breakfast

  • Coconut Yogurt Recipe for the Instant Pot (Dairy-Free Yogurt)

    March 4, 2018Van

    My dear friend Roxanne requested a Coconut Yogurt recipe so I developed this for her. Unlike dairy milk, coconut milk doesn’t ever firm up on it’s own when you culture it, it needs thickeners to make it more similar to the texture of traditional yogurt. You have two options for coconut yogurt, you can make…

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  • Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie Recipe

    February 8, 2018Van

    I make yogurt every week in my Instant Pot, I started making these smoothies to change things up a bit and it’s perfect for a quick breakfast. They’re also a big hit with my kids, I love that I can give them a drink that’s nutritious, packed with vitamins and probiotics. I make them ahead…

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  • EASY Instant Pot Yogurt Recipe – No-Boil Method

    February 7, 2018Van

    My love of yogurt has lead to me making it obsessively for the past twenty years. I’ve made every kind of yogurt under the sun; and what I’ve discovered here is by far the EASIEST and quickest method. You can use Fairlife brand Ultra Pasteurized milk, so you don’t have to heat it up before…

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  • Beijing Yogurt Recipe – Sweet & Tart Drinkable Yogurt

    February 2, 2018Van

    I love yogurt. Whenever I see a new form of this cultured treat, I have the urge to test it out and compare it to my list of all time favorites. Beijing Yogurt requires no spoon because it’s a drinkable yogurt, it’s sweet and tart at the same time – absolutely delicious! In China its…

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  • Instant Pot Chicken Pho (Phở Gà Recipe)

    January 3, 2018Van

    This Vietnamese chicken noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food.  The broth is fragrant and delicious, it’s no wonder that it’s growing in popularity worldwide. My version is made with bone broth so you also reap all the wonderful health benefits from the broth as well. There’s no need to go out to a restaurant…

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  • French Style Potted Yogurt Recipe, No-Boil Method – Copycat of La Fermière Yogurt

    December 29, 2017Van

    This French Potted Yogurt is the most decadent yogurt, it’s thick, creamy and smooth. This recipe uses ultra-pasteurized half and half, so there is no need to boil it before incubating. Each serving is individually cultured in the glass “pots” to preserve the thick creamy texture.  If you’re a fan of La Fermière Yogurt that comes…

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  • Instant Pot Egg Bites Recipe, Copycat of Starbucks Bacon & Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites

    December 26, 2017Van

    The hype for Starbucks Egg Bites is real! I reverse engineered this recipe by looking at their list of ingredients for the Bacon & Gruyere Egg Bites and experimented with timing and proportions. This is the closest I’ve come to the original Starbucks ones, my husband says they are even better than Starbucks! If you…

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  • Instant Pot Beef Pho Recipe (Phở Chín / Brisket Pho)

    November 27, 2017Van

    Pho may be the most beneficial thing that came from the unanimously unpopular French occupation of Indochina. Pho, Banh Mi, Coffee, Banh Xeo—all of these and many more make Vietnamese Cuisine the only asian culinary culture directly shaped by European influence. In fact—the use of beef in Vietnam was scarce before the French demanded this…

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  • Spiced Pumpkin Waffles Recipe

    November 23, 2017Van

    These delicious aromatic pumpkin waffles are perfect for breakfast or brunch. You could even serve this with vanilla ice cream for dessert. I made these for Thanksgiving breakfast and topped them with chopped walnuts and homemade chantilly cream. My kids really loved them! I use a Chef’s Choice 840 Heart Waffle Maker to make the…

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  • Churros and Chocolate Ganache Dipping Sauce

    November 20, 2017Van

    These churros are very quick and easy to make and you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. They are crispy, light and pair so well with the chocolate dipping sauce. Your house will smell amazing from the cinnamon and sugar!

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