Pressure Cooked: Low Carb Cauliflower “Hamburger Helper”

I’m not a big fan of what this dish is called, but the name does describe it better than something like “beef and cauliflower casserole”, right? Regardless of the name, it’s tasty, simple, and pure comfort food. Make it yourself for a one-bowl meal that keeps the carbs low and satiety high: a delicious melding of protein, fat, and fiber.

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Pressure Cooked: Calming Congee

To my low carbing friends: look away. This dish is rice-based, and I’m not even going to pretend that it could be made with a low carb rice alternative (like cauliflower or shirataki “rice”) and still taste as good. Because it won’t. But, for those who are ok with straying off the low carb path once in a while, congee is comfort food you won’t forget. And, made in an electric pressure cooker, it’s quick and easy!

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Meatless Meals: Instant Pot Beet Borscht

When I think of fall meals, hearty soups and stews come to mind…and I don’t think I’m alone. Beet borscht, made with root veggies and cabbage, is a delicious and nourishing soup. This Instant Pot recipe is an adaptation of one that was my favorite slower cooker borscht recipe, made and enjoyed many times; with some tweaks, that flavorful and satisfying soup can be enjoyed in a fraction of the time!

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Slow Food: Vegan Chana Masala

Happy National Slow Cooking Month! But why restrict it to a month? I say it should be the year of slow cooking! Using a slow cooker is about as easy as it gets, and cooking low and slow can transform mundane ingredients into culinary delights. Slow cookers really shine when making soups and stews, and I frequently make chili in mine. Recently, I ran across a recipe for a vegan Chana Masala, and had to try making it in my Crock Pot!

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Slow Food: Marvelous Mulligatawny Stew

Food is often evocative of memories – and a hot, spicy bowl of mulligatawny stew will always remind me of my friend Sarah. We worked together and became fast friends, and she will always remain, in my memory, one of the kindest people I’ve known. From the first time I tried this dish, the assertiveness of curry juxtaposed with the sweetness of tart apple and raisins made it unforgettable.

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Slow Food: Rabbit And Root Vegetable Curry

It’s snowing, a bitter wind is blowing…it just seems like cold weather and hearty soups are made to go together. And what’s better than a delicious, warming stew (made with in-season root veggies) that you can make in your slow cooker? Just toss in all the ingredients and leave it to work its magic! This recipe could easily be made with another protein, like chicken, but I think it’s one of the tastiest ways to prepare rabbit.

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