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NEW! Aprons & Newsletter

NEW! Aprons & Newsletter

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I’m so excited to announce that we now have “merch”! Many of you have been asking about my cat and giant broccoli aprons. Unfortunately, it’s not feasible for me to make and sell them. That’s why we came up with these. Simple, Ordinary & Joyful is how I approach life and this community (YOU GUYS!) […]

Instant Pot Smart – Thai Chicken & Eggplant Curry

Instant Pot Smart – Thai Chicken & Eggplant Curry

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I was at the market and came across some beautiful Thai eggplants so I just had to buy some. Here is simple Thai red curry made with chicken and Thai eggplants. Ingredients 1 T oil 3T Thai red curry paste 1 can coconut milk 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-2″ pieces 2T fish […]

Instant Pot Carnitas

Instant Pot Carnitas

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I thought I had already posted this recipe but apparently not. Having lived in the Bay Area, we enjoyed a plethora of Mexican food. We don’t have nearly as many options here in Vancouver, Canada although it is getting better. More authentic Mexican restaurants are popping up. So for awhile, I had to take matters into […]

Quick Instant Pot Oatmeal

Quick Instant Pot Oatmeal

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Another quick flolum everyday recipe… basic oatmeal and a fast option for a warm breakfast. You can even get everything ready the night before and program your Smart pot to delay start in the morning. Ingredients 1 cup quick cook steel cut oats 1 1/3 cup water pinch of salt Instructions In a container that […]

Instant Pot Sous Vide Duck Breast

Instant Pot Sous Vide Duck Breast

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One of the things I looked forward to most about getting the Instant Pot Smart was to learn how to sous vide, a function not really possible with the DUO. I don’t use this technique very often since it requires prep and I’m not great at prepping meals in advance but the results are always amazing! […]

Instant Pot Sous Vide Rack of Lamb

Instant Pot Sous Vide Rack of Lamb

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My family was coming over for dinner and my mom had purchased a large box of a variety of beautiful meat from a restaurant supplier. I definitely did not want to mess this up. I had eight duck breasts and two racks of lamb. There was no way I could cook it all at once, so I thought the best […]