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Instant Pot Chuck Roast

Instant Pot Chuck Roast

Instant Chuck (in the Instant Pot)

An Instant Pot is an incredibly fast way to cook when you are busy and don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.  Making a pot roast takes time in the oven, about three to four hours to get it fork tender, but with an instant pot you can be ready to eat in about an hour. That is total cooking time, not total time you have to be in the kitchen. Once you get it going, you can walk away. Love it!

I added plenty of vegetable sides to make a healthy dinner. The bed of cabbage soaked up all the juices, and we had carrots and broccoli as well. You choose! 🙂

Instant Pot Chuck Roast

Ingredients:

3 lb. Chuck Roast (cubed into 1 1/2″ chunks)

1 Cup of Broth

1/2 Cup of Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

1/2 Cup of Coconut Aminos here

2 Leeks, Sliced into rounds

3 Tablespoons of Umami Blend (recipe here)

2 Tablespoons of Honey

1 Tablespoon of Minced Fresh Ginger

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Directions: Cube the Chuck after you have seasoned both sides with Umami Herb Blend. Put the Beef into the instant pot. Whisk together the orange juice, coconut aminos, broth, honey and ginger. Pour over the beef and add the leeks. Place the top on your instant pot and seal the steam valve at the top. Press the Meat/Stew selection, and you are done. The chuck will cook for 35 minutes, then do a cool down. Release the steam valve, and after the steam is released, remove the top and that’s it! You have a delicious, fork tender roast in a third of the time!

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Easy Chocolate Mousse for Two

By definition a Mousse is a dessert that incorporates air bubbles to give it a light and airy texture and can range from light and fluffy to creamy and thick.

I was considering calling this mousse Miracle Mousse because there is no cooking and no eggs or dairy in the recipe yet it is thick, creamy and smooth. I whip this decadent dessert up in five minutes flat, at which time it resembles a chocolate syrup. After refrigerating it for 4 hours it thickens and becomes the creamy deliciousness you see below.

Dairy Free Chocolate Mousse

Dairy Free Easy Chocolate Mousse for Two

 

Raw cacao is my favorite for making chocolate recipes, because it is cold pressed and keeps the live enzymes,  and you can control what sweetener you use. In this case it was raw, local wildflower honey.

Why should you make this mousse?

  1. You Crave Chocolate
  2. You Want to Impress Someone
  3. You Need A Fast Dessert Recipe Because You Are Busy
  4. It Has No Refined Sugar
  5. You Have a Romantic Date
  6. It Has Clean Ingredients
  7. It’s Darn Good!

The recipe serves two! How romantic! 🙂

Easy Chocolate Mousse for Two

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cups of Full Fat Coconut Milk (see In My Pantry for my favorite brand)

1/4 Cup Raw Cacao Powder

1/4 Cup Raw Local Honey

1/4 Teaspoon of Pure Vanilla Extract

a pinch of sea salt

Directions: Dump all the ingredients in a high speed blender. I used the big cup on my Ninja blender. I have also made it in my Vitamix. It just needs to be high speed to incorporate those air bubbles that makes chocolate mousse…..mousse. 🙂

Pour into two individual ramekins, serving bowls or cups.

Refrigerate for 4 hours and up to two days.

This is a decadent dessert for chocolate fans! Enjoy!

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Strawberry Mug Muffin! (Fast and Easy) Yum!

Strawberry Mug Muffin! Yum!

With Strawberry season upon us, why not have a mug muffin? This recipe is a microwave mug muffin that you literally can make in five minutes start to finish. Mug muffins are a convenient way to have a quick breakfast or snack without having to make a huge batch of muffins. They are single serve, which makes them very appealing to college students, kids in the kitchen who want to do some independent food preparation, someone who is single, or someone like me who wants something quick, healthy and pretty!

This recipe for a single mug muffin is Grain Free and has healthy fruit, fiber, protein, and fat, and is sweetened with a touch of honey. Embellish the top with more fresh berries, a dollop of coconut cream, and sliced almonds if you like!

Beautiful Strawberry Mug Muffin Recipe

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

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