Cheese has the power to make or break any pizza. To achieve a great, classic pie blanketed with a layer of perfectly melted cheese that stretches and pulls as you take a bite, you won’t have to reach for anything fancy. In fact, the very best cheese for your pizza is a basic one that’s stocked in the dairy aisle of your grocery store.
This one’s for my black-thumbed brethren. The folks, like me, who ran out to buy a dozen succulents once word got around about how easy they are to take care of. And the folks who, again like me, almost instantly found a way to let their easy-going succulents down. RIP, Sally the Succulent, you will be missed.
The sheet pan is the humble hero of easy dinners and lunches. When you’re short on time and don’t want to make a huge mess in your kitchen, you can always count on the sheet pan to save the day. And this sheet pan ginger-garlic chicken and broccoli from Pinch of Yum is an easy workday lunch you can make over and over again without getting bored — the secret is in the sauce.
Sequels usually fail to recapture the original magic of a book or movie. And when it comes to dinner, leftovers languish in the refrigerator or end up as a sad desk lunch. But on a rare occasion, the second take is the reason to try it in the first place. Case in point? Risotto balls.
There is a lot to love about a pan-fried two-bite morsel of rice and cheese, but the best thing is breaking through a thin, crispy coating to reveal ultra-rich and creamy rice and a pocket of gooey cheese. Here’s how to make these all yours.
Greetings, have you heard about this newfangled contraption called the Instant Pot®? Just kidding, of course you have (and if you answer no, it’s time to get with the program!). The Instant Pot has become the most sensationally popular kitchen appliance in decades. One report indicated that some ten million Instant Pot units were sold on Amazon.com in the fourth quarter of 2017 alone! Instant Pot is the genericized trademark for what is technically called a multi-use pressure cooker. There are many other brands for these space-age, tabletop units touted as the inclusive replacement to nine common kitchen appliances (including a stovetop pressure cooker, rice cooker, and slow cooker/crock pot) that speed cooking time by a factor of two to six times while using 70 percent less energy than the stove, oven, or other gadgets.
In short, it’s a perfect tool for keto eating. You get all the benefits of a keto diet—with the least amount of time, strain and effort in the kitchen. Today I’ve got 75 low-carb, hassle-free, and delicious recipes to get you started.
You know I’ve authored numerous cookbooks with my incredible partners, but I confess to not having much interest in spending hours in the kitchen cooking gourmet meals. I feel like the Instant Pot was made for folks like me—folks with a sincere interest in eating healthy, delicious foods, but not always wanting to devote the precious time necessary to prepare an elaborate meal.
Things have been super busy for me in recent months, what with my transcontinental move from Malibu to Miami and lots of business travel stacked on top of that. Consequently, the Instant Pot has risen to a place of central prominence in my kitchen arsenal. By the way, another added benefit of the Instant Pot is that you are not heating up your kitchen for hours just to make a meal. Believe me, I have a deepened appreciation for this at my new residence in South Florida!
It doesn’t get easier or more convenient than tossing an entire pasture-raised chicken into the pot with some onions, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes and having a delicious meal ready in half an hour—without tending to it at all! I also like throwing a half-dozen eggs into the pot for a perfectly hard-boiled result in five minutes of cooking. With my world famous Big-Ass Salad (the old video with six-figure viewers is a decade old, so check out this updated link!), I’m honestly an eyeball gourmet: if I see hard-boiled eggs or ready-made chicken in the fridge I’ll throw them in, but if they’re not there I’m too lazy to make something on the spot. These days, my fridge—and my Big-Ass Salad—is looking much better thanks to the ease of preparation that the Instant Pot provides.
With both keto and the Instant Pot being such red-hot topics right now, this book seemed like a golden opportunity, but honestly my first response to the publishing offer was no—too much going on right now what with the move and the crazy growth of the Primal Kitchen® product line. Then I reflected on the basic concept of combining keto eating with Instant Pot ease.
As I say in the opening comments of The Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook, the marriage of the keto strategy with Instant Pot functionality represents the ultimate in efficiency—both cooking efficiency with the Instant Pot machine, and metabolic efficiency with a keto-friendly eating pattern. An “ultimate efficiency” book makes perfect sense right now, in a day and age when it seems our lives keep getting busier, and at the same time it is increasingly obvious that each of us has to take health and wellness into our own hands.
For The Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook, I teamed with two amazing co-creators, Primal Blueprint Publishing’s very own Dr. Lindsay Taylor along with Layla McGowan. These ladies live and breathe healthy cooking and also have a tremendous devotion to fitness and healthy living.
Lindsay is the chief moderator of our incredibly engaged and fast-growing Keto Reset Facebook Group. She spearheaded the recipe component of The Keto Reset Diet and is my co-author on the upcoming fall release of The Keto Reset Cookbook. With her keto-enthusiast husband Jake as well as two young children in the house, you are getting authentic recipes that pass the ultimate litmus test of quality—approval from picky pre-teens! Check out Lindsay’s creations on Instagram @theusefuldish.
Layla, based in the unlikely keto hotbed of Alabama, brings a rich multicultural background to her cooking passions, having been raised with both Korean and German cooking traditions. Her creations fuel a fantastic fitness regimen, featuring a graceful blend of yoga and some very serious Olympic lifting. Her fitness and food endeavors are chronicled in her Instagram feed @strong.and.wellfed.
But Wait…There’s More!
In the interest of sharing my enthusiasm for both keto and the Instant Pot with MDA readers, my team and I have prepared some free gifts.
P.S. – Just for reading this far on the post, I’ll also add a special offer to take 20% off your enrollment in the Keto Reset Mastery Course. Just enter this code at checkout: MDA20. This course discount offer expires on May 31st, so take the plunge and get educated on keto—and pick up your Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook to make it easier than ever to stay aligned with your keto goals!
Thanks, everybody. I’ve had a lot of fun working on this keto cookbook project. I hope you’ll enjoy!
While we write about Costco, Trader Joe’s, Aldi, and other top stores all the time, there’s just so much to keep up on. Between the sales, new products, and smart ways to use said products at home, we just can’t cover it all. (But we will keep trying!)
Thank goodness for Instagram, though! Just follow a few accounts and you can easily stay up to date on all the things. Which accounts should you follow? (Beyond the brands themselves, that is?) We’ve got that info!
I firmly believe any cook, regardless of their skill level, can make an awesome pan of risotto. The creamy rice dish shouldn’t just be something you enjoy every once in a while at fancy restaurants — you can make risotto that’s equally as delicious, if not more so, right in your own kitchen.
These 10 recipes range from basic to fun, but most importantly they’re all approachable. So dive right in and start cooking.
If your kids are like mine, they probably don’t drink enough water. They run around like wild animals for hours and all of of a sudden they’re dying of thirst — at some inconvenient time when we’re out and about with no water bottle. Or as I’m just putting them to bed, demanding a glass of water that I’m *certain* is going to turn into a middle-of-the-night bathroom trip.
So I was intrigued by the Dreamfarm Tapi. It’s a little rubber doodad you attach to your faucet. When you pinch the bottom closed, it sends water up through the top to create a fountain-style arc of water that’s easier to sip than sticking your head under the tap.
The theory is, if it’s easier (and more fun!) for my kids to drink through the tap, they’ll drink more water. Good theory, right? Keep reading to see how it went.
I have a confession: I never feel 100% absorbed in my self-care rituals during the day, even when my children are apart from me. As a busy working mother, I’m always managing something as mom. And while I’ve taken great strides to make time for myself during the day — to exercise, have coffee with friends, and allow myself open-ended space to be creative — moments when I can truly lose myself without worry about where I or my sons need to be next are fleeting. So I’ve started taking time for myself every night, too.
Today I’m talking a little bit about how I’ve been changing up my nighttime routine, and I’ve asked four other busy moms to share as well. Here’s what we all have to say.
Ranch is America’s most popular salad dressing. So popular, in fact, that we slather it on things that aren’t salad, too — pizza, chicken strips, potato skins. Sure, ranch dressing may have gotten its start as a way to make iceberg interesting, but six decades after its debut at a Santa Barbara dude ranch called Hidden Valley, the dressing’s versatility and popularity have earned it top condiment status alongside ketchup and mustard.
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