Monday, September 2, 2019

Quick Fruity Banana Cake

Here’s a quick recipe that you can throw together when you have guests coming. It’s also another great way to use up those ripe bananas that you have sitting around. 

I sliced up some figs and cherries for the top of the cakes, but bananas would also work well. I made 2 cakes the other day but the recipe below will make one. 

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Happy September!

Summer is winding down so it’s time for IP chicken soup.

Add the following to your Instant Pot (mine is a 6 quart - Here’s mine)

2 chicken legs (drumstick and thigh), skinless with bone in
4 large carrots, peeled
I large onion, peeled and quartered
2 celery stalks
Garlic (optional - leaves a strong flavour in the broth)
Cover to the max fill line with water.

Cook on high pressure for 90 minutes. Allow to release naturally for 15 minutes and then do a quick release until the pin drops.

I strained mine into a pot because that’s where I like to store it in the fridge, but you can just pick out the cooked veggies and chicken and simmer the soup right in your IP.

Add noodles, salt and pepper to the simmering broth. You can also add some Maggi liquid seasoning or bouillon for extra flavour.  Shred the cooked chicken and add it to the pot.

Frozen veggies are also nice in this soup.