Jackfruit Chipotle Chili

Jackfruit Chipotle Chili.  A hot bowl of chili is a comfort food in the winter, and something spicy and hot in your belly is just what you need right now with temperatures dropping.  Jackfruit Chipotle Chili is a new flavor twist on an old favorite that you can cook on the stove, crock pot or in the Instant Pot.

Even though it is  a cooked dish that is perfect for winter food, chili is still an all year ’round craving.  Who can pass up a chili cook off in summer?   For today though, set your table in front of a roaring fire, and you have everything you need for an warm and toasty evening, with this tasty delish chili paired with some crusty fresh bread.  Vegan, gluten free, dairy free. Continue reading “Jackfruit Chipotle Chili”

Potato Spinach Leek Soup Instant Pot

Potato Spinach Leek Soup is creamy and full of flavor but most of all, will warm you on these cold days and nights.  Pressure cooking in the Instant Pot means that this soup is cooked for only 15 minutes, and including preparation, will be on your table in one hour.  If you pair this soup with toasty warm bread or salad, this soup will become one of your favorites.  Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Instant Pot

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Instant Pot.  I have been eating tomato soup all of my life.   It seems that a soup described as tomato soup, would be boring and that it would not offer many opportunities to be creative with ingredients or flavor.  This tomato soup is cooked in the Instant Pot with fresh tomatoes,  basil and sun dried tomatoes, and it is a whole new flavor of tomato soup.  Try it, you’ll love it. It is ready to eat in 30 minutes!   Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Grilled Corn Chowder

Grilled Corn Chowder.  It is still winter in most of the country, so the day is perfect for a hot bowl of  corn chowder.  Grilling the corn, garlic and pepper before making the chowder will give you a delicious flavor that is so different from other corn chowder that you have tasted.  The potatoes make the chowder thick, creamy and hearty, and will fill you up completely.  This soup is vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Homemade Chicken Soup-Instant Pot

Homemade Chicken Soup-Instant Pot.  This is basically a vegan and vegetarian blog, but on a rare occasion, I prepare meals for family or friends who are not vegan or vegetarian. That is not exactly what happened here–what happened here is–the worst flu in the history of the world.  Soup is a comfort food when anyone is sick, and so, it is appropriate that I make it at this time of year as the flu strikes.  I was the oldest of six kids, so I had a lot of chores that related to the kitchen…cooking and dishes.  I hated kitchen chores, but learned so much about cooking from my mother. Like many, I still make our family favorites whenever possible and chicken soup was a definite favorite.  I clearly remember my mother preparing this soup, and the smell of that deliciousness wafting through the house.  Making this soup today allowed me to revel in those memories of life then, more than twenty years after she is gone.    Who knows whether it has any medicinal power, but it is delicious and serves up loving memories.  Although our family soup took hours to make, the Instant Pot makes it possible to prepare this soup in one hour.  Enjoy.  Gluten free and dairy free.

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