Saturday, October 12, 2019

Sausage Poblano Pumpkin Bisque

I have my Sausage Poblano Pumpkin Bisque Recipe on my other blog.  I have a newer blog. 
It's fast to make and really easy.
Here is the short of it...if you want more pics and directions, visit my other blog HERE.

Sausage Poblano Pumpkin Bisque

2 pounds sausage (casing removed it it has any)
2 poblano peppers, chopped
7 cloves garlic, chopped

4 cups chicken bone broth
1 block cream cheese
1 26oz can pumpkin

a few dashes of dried Sage
a dash of pumpkin pie spice
a few dashes of ground dried ginger
Salt and pepper

Brown sausage with poblanos and garlic in a stockpot.

Meanwhile, in a Vitamix, blender or with a hand mixer if you don't have one:
cream cheese
(you could probably melt the cream cheese in the soup but this is faster)

Whirl until well blended.

Pour over soup and cook until hot.
Add spices. 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Pressure Cooker Lasagna 5 Minutes Prep time!

This recipe is now on my new blog but I will share it here also. 
Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker, Quick Cooker..they are all the same thing.
This blog post is a long time coming!  Just get a 6-inch springform pan (Wilton makes one and you can use a coupon at Michaels), or use a pressure cooker safe casserole dish that fits your pressure cooker.
I have made this in my Wolfgang Puck pressure cooker, my instant pot, and my Pampered Chef Quick Cooker.  The Pampered Chef has a nice grey stoneware casserole that fits the quick cooker.  I stopped selling Pampered Chef after years of selling but I still love the products. I did not use no boil noodles, just basic dry lasagna noodles.
Pressure Cooker Lasagna

Note: I used a 6″ springform pan and all ingredients were raw. 

Dry lasagna noodles
pasta sauce
Ricotta cheese
Shredded Mozzarella

parmesan cheese
Ground Italian sausage
Fresh mushrooms

Kale or collard greens or spinach

Prepare springform pan with olive oil spray or similar.

Break down lasagna noodles to fit bottom one layer. Add a layer of ricotta and couple of spoonfuls of pasta sauce.

Break down ground sausage into small pieces and add a layer. Add your mushrooms or spinach, etc. Top with shredded cheeses and sliced fresh mushrooms.

Top with lasagna noodles (broken to fit) and begin again, about 3 layers total depending on the depth of your pan. Top with sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese.

Cover with aluminum foil. Place on trivet in IP with 1.5 cups water. Cook 20 mins on high pressure. Let the pressure come down on its own for 20 minutes'.

Let sit 10 mins before removing sides of pan and serving.

You can play with this and use more ingredients, such as eggs and pesto in your ricotta like in traditional recipes.  This is just a basic fast recipe...go ahead and run with it.  I make my own noodles and ricotta cheese  and lasagna noodles that my family loves but in a pinch, this is a quick meal that doesn't heat up the kitchen. Have yard work to do? Drop this in the pressure cooker and go get it done. 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Bone Broth Avozpacho Soup

Its been awhile. and I haven't totally abandoned this blog, but I do have another blog going and I am busy with schooling and building a deck, ballroom dance lessons, family,  etc so I have been slacking in the blogging side of my life but here is a recipe I made last month and just adore.

I will be back to blog more. My blog is focusing on more healthy options for now. I have not given up on sweets totally and I will be back to post some recipes in a bit. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

White Light Meditation: A healing visualization

White Light
a healing visualization meditation

White light is considered a cleansing, healing light. Filling yourself with this light is a helpful way to access this healing energy. Using this visualization, you can direct your breath to the areas of the body that are in need of healing. Whether there is a specific spot in your body that is painful or whether you are healing from cancer, this is incredibly beneficial tool.  Cancer cells are specifically mentioned here, but feel free to use it anywhere, anytime you feel inclined.

1.       Lie down or come to a comfortable seated position either in a chair or on the floor. Feel free to use a blanket under your bottom for comfort and/or sit against the wall for back support.  One you are comfortable, close your eyes and direct your attention inward.
2.       Visualize where the cancer cells/pains are in your body
3.       See the white light enveloping the cancer cells/pains and eradicating any trace of them.
4.       Follow the white light as it travels around, eradicating any cancer cells/pains it finds, enveloping them with the light and moving on to the next spot.
5.       Continue to do this until you feel you have gotten to every possible cancer cell/pain that is in your body.
6.       Try to do this visualization technique for five minutes, and gradually build up to a half-an-hour. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Salted Chocolate Brownie Treats....a 3 ingredient healthy brownie bite

These take about 20 mins to make and you only need 3 ingredients that you probably have on hand.
Bananas, Peanut Butter and Cocoa...oh and alittle sea salt.

Salted Chocolate Brownie Treats 

Makes about 16 treats

3 bananas
1/2 C peanut butter
1/2 C cocoa

Put it all in a bowl and mix with a hand mixer until smooth.
Drop onto baking stone with a  tablespoon or  cookie scoop.
Sprinkle on some sea salt,

Bake at 350° F for 8-10 minutes

Let cool 5 minutes on baking stone, then transfer to a plate to cool.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Pineapple Pulled Chicken ~Pressure Cooker Recipe

My Pineapple Pulled Pork is a huge hit in my house but its not always convenient to get an organic pork butt.  You can use boneless chicken thighs and make this in no time.  It is just as good.
This is great to have in your pressure cooker on keep warm for your football, birthday and holiday parties.

Pineapple Pulled Chicken (pressure cooker version)

Toss this all in the pressure cooker

3 lbs Boneless Chicken Thighs
1 C ketsup
1/3 C cider vinegar
1/2 C packed brown sugar (more or less, I am a junkie)
a handful of paprika
1 T pepper flakes
4 T worcestershire sauce
4 T drived minced garlic
1 C pineapple juice or pineapple necter (goya)
1 Can crushed pineapple (you can use fresh and hit it in the food processor)
1/2 C molasses

Pressure Cook on on high for 25 minutes
Open the pressure cooker and pull chicken apart

Serve on a roll with coleslaw or eat it as is.

Now go put your feet up and have some tea....your family will think you cooked all day.

My favorite Pressure Cooker, at the time of writing this post, is the Instant Pot. Its affordable and has a stainless pot instead of non-stick crap..which is very important to my family.

I started about about a decade ago when my friend Deb Murray who was working for Wolfgang Puck sent me one of his models to try out, because I ran a Rice Cooker Group for him.  I immediately started a pressure cooker group and had 7000 active members.  We all shared recipes and learned so much together over the years.
I make a quick lasagna from raw noodles in no time, make mashed potatoes in it, in 8 minutes and they stay hot in there for everyone to come back for seconds..and hard boiled eggs in 6 mins that even eggs laid that day will slip out of the shell (and don't tell me your tricks to get eggs to peel..I have chickens, this is the only thing that works).  I will post these recipes coming up.  I have really been slacking.  My husband asked me last night, if something was on my blog because someone requested a recipe..I hadn't blogged yet.
Sorry..I am gonna try to be better about blogging them.
Please take my recipes and run with them.  You can make buffalo chicken barbq in this..which is like a buffalo chicken wing on a bun...just subbing out and in ingredients in this recipe.  Use your imagination....that is when the best recipes are created!!