Pork and cabbage soup – only 3 ingredients (instant pot)

Pork and cabbage soup – only 3 ingredients (instant pot)

Pork and cabbage soup is my go to meal when I don’t have anything planned. I grab a 3-4 lbs pork shoulder straight out of the freezer and throw it in the Instant Pot with some salt for 2 hours. When the 2 hours are up, I add the napa cabbage for 4 minutes. It’s “quick” and simple. The only prep you have to do is to slice the napa cabbage in half and wash it. This simple dish is…

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Conchita Pibil (Instant Pot)

Conchita Pibil (Instant Pot)

Conchita pibil (puerco pibil) is one of my favorite dishes to cook in the Instant Pot. You can cook this in a slow-cooker or on the stove-top as well. Print Recipe Conchita Pibil (Instant Pot) Course Main Dish Cuisine Mexican Prep Time 3 minutes Cook Time 90 minutes Servings servings Ingredients 3 lbs pork shoulder butt1-2 red onions, sliced1-3 cloves garlic, miced2 habaneros, sliced adjust to your spice tolerance, can subsitute other chilies 1 cup citrus juice I juiced 1 orange…

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Easiest Chile Verde (Instant Pot or Slow-cooker)

Easiest Chile Verde (Instant Pot or Slow-cooker)

I’ve made chile verde and pollo verde many times in the past year and today I’m sharing with you my 2-ingredient recipe. You can definitely add as many ingredients as you like, but there are only 2 things you absolutely need, meat and salsa verde. You can find salsa verde that is paleo and whole30 compliant at Whole Foods (and Trader Joe’s I believe). When I don’t make my own salsa verde, I usually buy the 24oz 365-brand jar at…

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Spicy Chinese Braised Pork Shanks (Instant Pot or Slow-cooker)

Spicy Chinese Braised Pork Shanks (Instant Pot or Slow-cooker)

I made some “western style” braised pork shanks a couple weeks ago and decided to make them Asian style today. This recipe makes spicy, delicious pork shanks that will just melt in your mouth. Enjoy! Print Recipe Spicy Chinese Braised Pork Shanks (Instant Pot) Course Main Dish Cuisine Asian Prep Time 2 minutes Cook Time 70 minutes Servings servings Ingredients 1 tbsp cooking fat (ghee, avocado oil, etc.)2 lb pork shanks1-3 cloves garlic, sliced2 tbsp ginger, sliced1-2 fresno chilies (red…

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Shredded Sweet Potato with Ghee

Shredded Sweet Potato with Ghee

This recipe is exactly what it sounds like. Shredded sweet potato with ghee. So simple, yet so delicious. It’s a great carb replacement for rice. Print Recipe Shredded Sweet Potato with Ghee Course Side Prep Time 2 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Servings servings Ingredients 2 tbsp ghee or other cooking fat duck fat is delicious2-4 sweet potatoes 2 large or 4 small Course Side Prep Time 2 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Servings servings Ingredients 2 tbsp ghee or…

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Chinese Braised Chicken with Bok Choy (Instant Pot)

Chinese Braised Chicken with Bok Choy (Instant Pot)

Last night, I made Chinese braised chicken in the Instant Pot and it was delicious! I bought a ton of chicken drumsticks, because they are cheap and I figured that the meat would just fall off the bone in the Instant Pot. I love eating this kind of food over rice because the sauce is delicious, but I can’t have any rice since I’m doing a round of Whole30. Solution: eat it over shredded or diced sweet potatoes, cauliflower mash,…

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Vietnamese Chicken Salad

Vietnamese Chicken Salad

Vietnamese chicken salad is probably my favorite salad and I’ve been making it on a weekly basis for the past few months. Print Recipe Vietnamese Chicken Salad Course Main Dish, Side Cuisine Asian Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10-15 minutes Servings servings Ingredients Salad 2 lb chicken1 green cabbage1 lb bean sprounts2 carrots, shredded1 bunch mint1 bunch Thai basil1 tsp salt Dressing 3 serranos, sliced3 cloves garlic, sliced adjust to your liking (I have an intolerance)1-3 dates, pitted and…

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Deconstructed Shepherd’s Pie

Deconstructed Shepherd’s Pie

Day 3 of Whole30: deconstructed shepherd’s pie! Shepherd’s pie is one of my favorite paleo/Whole30 meals and I used to cook this once a week! It’s been a couple months since I last made it, mainly because I’ve been on a tight budget and buying less grass-fed beef. I decided to use ground pork and turkey today and it was delicious!! FYI grass-fed beef usually $8-10/lb here, while ground pork is $5/lb and ground turkey is $3/lb, so I basically cut…

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Quick Rosemary Sweet Potatoes and Carrots (Instant Pot)

Quick Rosemary Sweet Potatoes and Carrots (Instant Pot)

Day 2 of Whole30!! For dinner tonight, we had some grilled grass-fed lamb leg steaks seasoned with magic mushroom powder from NomNomPaleo and “roasted” sweet potatoes and carrots with rosemary. Magic mushroom powder is one of my favorite seasonings, it’s amazing on any piece of meat. You only need 5 ingredients to make it, so definitely give it a try! Print Recipe Quick Rosemary Sweet Potatoes and Carrots (Instant Pot) Course Side Servings servings Ingredients 2 TBSP cooking fat (ghee, avocado oil,…

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Chicken and butternut curry (Instant Pot)

Chicken and butternut curry (Instant Pot)

Day 1 of Whole30 (round 4?)!! Yes!! It’s been a while since I last blogged, but this month I am doing a round of Whole30 with the awesome people at my gym and I am planning to document and share recipes here. I bought an Instant Pot in July and I have been cooking 90% of my meals in it, so I will likely be sharing a lot of Instant Pot recipes (although you can cook anything over the stove). I…

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