Instant Pot

  • 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 La Brea Bakery Chicken Chili Recipe

    January 30, 2018Van

    Long long ago, there was a restaurant located in my local Macy’s (South Coast Plaza) headed by three famous “Iron Chefs” that operated under the name “Signature Kitchen.” For a period of time this spot served the most deliciously amazing chicken chili. I would often go to the mall for the sole purpose of getting…

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  • Elderberry Syrup Recipe – Cold & Flu Remedy – Instant Pot or Stovetop

    January 8, 2018Van

    Every time I make this, I feel like I’m at Hogwarts in Professor Snape’s class whipping up some sort of magical potion. Elderberries have been used as a remedy for thousands of years to prevent and treat colds and influenza. These magical little berries boost antioxidant levels which can shorten our cold duration—but more importantly…

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  • Instant Pot Split Pea Soup Recipe – Copycat of Pea Soup Andersen’s

    January 5, 2018Van

    Whenever I’m taking a road trip through California a stop at Pea Soup Andersen’s in Buellton, CA is a must – they have been open since 1924—largely based on the quality of this hearty dish. After all, they’re not called “Pea Soup Andersen’s” for nothing! I love their pea soup so much, I get the…

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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 Coldbuster Turmeric Milk

    November 30, 2017Van

    My Grandfather was a Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Doctor, so its in my genes to seek out natural remedies to heal our bodies. Around this time of year I always protect my immunity with this special turmeric milk passed down in my family for generations. It has worked wonders for me—often stopping an oncoming cold…

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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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