“Life is like a pressure cooker. Sometimes you’ve gotta’ let off a little steam to keep from blowing your top.” – Susan Gale
In the beginning
Two years ago, David bought me an extremely large Fissler pressure cooker. (Size matters to David!) I had no idea at the time just how it would change my life.
And, if you are one of those people who are a little freaked out at the thought of all that pressure building in a sealed pot on your stove-top; well – I get it. The first couple of times I used my pressure cooker, I was a little nervous, too. But, no more.
Initially, my old-fashioned-but-new stovetop pressure cooker was used to make bone broth. Until that time, I had been making my bone broth in the traditional way – long, slow cooking on the stovetop. And, it was always a bit of a mission. We have a gas cook-top and even the idea of leaving a small flame going always worried me.
So, the first thing my pressure cooker changed was my bone broth. Instead of a 24 – 48 hour process, I can now have bone broth ready in under 3 hours. Guess what? – I make a lot more bone broth these days! I loosely follow the Zenbelly approach to my pressure cooker bone broth.
Slow Cooker vs Pressure Cooker
Not exactly sure what the difference is between a slow cooker and a pressure cooker? – As the term slow cooker implies, a slow cooker cooks food very slowly, usually taking around 8 hours or so to cook a meal. It’s the set-and-forget option for those who are racing out the door to work. A pressure cooker, on the other hand, cooks food extremely quickly. In a matter of a few minutes you can prepare a similar result to that of a slow cooker, and with all the flavour, too.
Once upon a time, I had a slow cooker. But, it just gathered dust on my benchtop – so, I gave it away. Not so my beloved pressure cooker!
With a pressure cooker, you can be completely unprepared for dinner after a full day out of the house. You can throw a piece of beef, lamb, chicken or pork into the pot with some veggies, herbs and broth and eat a fantastic and nourishing meal less than an hour later. Can’t do that with a slow cooker.
What’s an Instant Pot®?
The Instant Pot is a multi-cooker that has taken the AIP community by storm! It is a single electrical appliance that does the job of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, and warming pot all in one. And, seasoned AIPers rave about just how fabulous it is.
If you’re down under – Australia or New Zealand, you can find an Instant Pot® stockist here: https://instantpot.com.au/
To pick up your copy of the Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, just click the link: http://bit.ly/AIPInstantPotCookbook
The Paleo AIP Instant Pot® Cookbook
While the Instant Pot® is many kitchen appliances in one, this gorgeous brand new community e-cookbook focuses on its most popular feature: the pressure cooker function. The primary focus of this not-so-little eBook that could is saving you time in the kitchen! – so, while it would be lovely to be able to talk directly to the wonders of the Instant Pot®, I’m here to tell you that it is also a fabulous resource for those of us with a stovetop or electric pressure cooker in a different brand.
I know this because I’ve been busy trying out some of the most fab’ recipes on offer.
I’m very pleased to share that 3 of my recipes also feature in this baby which contains over 140 nourishing and tasty AIP-friendly recipes.
- Fish Bone Broth
- Smoked Fish Chowder
- Brilliant Braised Beef Cheeks
And, if you’re one of those people who doesn’t relish the idea of spending oodles of time in the kitchen, then this is the cookbook, and a pressure cooker is the appliance for you.
All the recipes on offer are fast, easy, and no fuss.
What you get:
- 141 completely AIP-compliant Paleo Instant Pot Recipes. You don’t need to be AIP or Paleo to enjoy them!
- Recipes from 37 different bloggers and recipe developers who have all used the Autoimmune Protocol to improve their health
- Over 140 recipes! – And 75 of these are new and exclusive to this cookbook. I contributed the three recipes listed above, two of which are exclusive
- A speedy way to cook healthy and healthful meals: Every recipe (except coconut yogurt) uses the ‘pressure cooker’ function, which saves you time in the kitchen
- Gorgeous design and layout, easy to read and search for recipes. Eileen Laird and her team have done a GREAT job!
- A wide variety of offerings – broths, sauces, condiments, vegetables, poultry, meat, seafood, offal, dessert and a special extras section
- LOTS of modifications for Low FODMAP, GAPS/SCD, and Coconut-Free options. The heavy lifting has been done for you.
- Only US$17.95
To pick up your copy of the cookbook, just click on thIs Link: http://bit.ly/AIPInstantPotCookbook
…and to give you a little taste of just how great and just how simple the recipes are, here’s one of the exclusive e-book recipe offerings. Just for you!