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Slow Cooker + Instant Pot

Vegan Black Bean Enchilada Soup

After almost 2 weeks without any new recipes, I’m back with the most delicious vegan black bean enchilada soup. After being away for two weeks over the holidays (all the details here), I very much needed to catch up on work the past two weekends. Plus, I’m going to Vancouver this coming weekend for a nutrition course, so I needed to test and photograph many recipes while I had the chance. Testing and photographing new recipes is not so easy when you work during the week, especially during winter in Canada, when the sun is only bright enough between 10am and 2pm! This soup is just one of the recipes I made this weekend. I made it many times and I’m happy to report that I finally succeeded in making Shaun appreciate a bowl…

Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Instant pot cinnamon roll steel-cut oatmeal. A delicious, holiday-inspired bowl of oatmeal, made easier in the Instant Pot. In one week tomorrow, it’s Christmas day. Also, in one week tomorrow, Shaun and I are leaving for California for 2 weeks. To say that I’m excited is an understatement. We did all the Christmas things already, knowing that we’d be gone for Christmas, but there’s still something special about that day. I’m planning on listening to Christmas music in the car all day, whether Shaun likes it or not. Hah! That’s 9 hours in the car to be exact, from Vernon to Portland, Oregon. It’s still one week away though, and until then, I’m working all week at the hospital and I’ll be working on some blog content for the…

How to Cook Steel-Cut Oats in the Instant Pot

My favorite way to cook steel-cut oats: In the Instant Pot. Guys, I recently started making steel-cut oatmeal in the Instant pot and it’s life-changing. I know it sounds a bit extreme, but the reality is, it makes it possible to eat steel-cut oats during the week. Cooking steel cut oats on the stove top does take more time than rolled oats, which is why I don’t cook them often. While the difference is minimal (about 10 minutes), it can make a difference on a busy morning. By using the Instant pot, you eliminate the need to stand next to the pot and stir. All you do is mix all the ingredients together, set it to cook and leave it until it’s done. That means you can prepare it, get ready for the…

Instant Pot Lentil Fricot

I’m going back to my roots today with a traditional Acadian recipe – Instant Pot Lentil fricot. As I said, fricot is a traditional Acadian recipe, which I grew up eating when living in the Maritimes. Traditional fricot is a dish made of chicken, potatoes, carrots, onions and dumplings, but since eating a mostly vegetarian diet, I decided it was time to make a plant-based version of one of my childhood favorites. If you’re not from the Maritimes, then think of fricot as a sort of chicken and dumplings soup. And believe me, it’s an easy and comforting recipe. My version is made chicken-free thanks to lentils. I used red lentils for protein, which also thickens the dish to make it stew-like and comforting. It’s then flavored with vegetable broth (instead of chicken…

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili

Slow cooker vegetarian pumpkin chili. Slow cooked for maximum flavor and made vegetarian and high-protein thanks to a combination of red lentils and black beans. This pumpkin chili has been a fall favorite around here for the past two years and I hope you’ll love it too. This is actually my first time sharing a slow cooker recipe on the blog and I have no excuse for it. Since I moved in with Shaun 4 years ago and he brought with him an old slow cooker, I’ve used it exactly 3 times. Two of those times being this week. The other time was 2 years ago when I made Half Baked Harvest’s Moroccan soup. I’m not sure how it’s been 2 years already, but it has. Two years ago, I was starting my dietetic…