The topic of my learning project is “Cooking with the Instant Pot.” For those not familiar with the Instant Pot, it is a kitchen appliance that is a pressure cooker, slow cooker and frying pan all in one. My learning project will feature a wide variety of recipes including recipes for comfort food, homestyle food, low carb meals, meals suitable for those following various diets (example: keto), breakfasts, desserts and even baking. The recipes featured will range from quick easy meals to others that may take a little more prep work. However, nothing really takes that long with the Instant Pot, which is one of the main reasons for its growing popularity.
I have had my Instant Pot since September but have not been very adventurous with it. This learning project will challenge me to try a wide variety of recipes and become comfortable with all the features the Instant Pot offers.
My plan is to first try a variety of recipes for myself that will include healthy low carb/diet meals, in addition to using many of the different cooking features, such as the yogurt button to make homemade yogurt. After becoming more proficient, I will share the recipes and “the results” with my family and friends. My hope is to help family and friends that own an Instant Pot to become more comfortable using the appliance, as well as sharing the benefits of the Instant Pot to others not familiar with it. No guarantee but I may even turn my dog into an “Instant Pot Head” by cooking delicious, homemade dog food!