Shrimp with Peas & Seasoned Rice

This delicious, paella-inspired dish is pure magic! Whether you cook it right away or freeze it for later, and whether you cook it on your stovetop or in your Instant Pot, the ease and speed with which you get dinner on the table will amaze your friends and family. On those days when you’re too…

Beef Stew (Instant Pot)

Once a decade. That’s what I used to tell my kids when they suggested I might be wrong. I mean, Rule Number One is Mom’s always right, and Rule Number Two is if you think Mom might be wrong, see Rule Number One, right? But I’m also sciencey. (Is that actually a word? If it’s not,…

August Chicken

It’s August, for just a little while longer, which means the garden is full of vegetables just begging to be eaten. I recently made my first batch of Fresh Tomato Sauce; now it’s time to come up with ways to use it. I wanted a one-pot meal because my dishwasher is still broken. I don’t mind…

Galangal Green Peppercorn Fusion

Sometimes, I just get lucky. It was one of those days that I just couldn’t think of anything I wanted to make for dinner. I put it off until the last minute. I knew it had to be chicken since I had some in the fridge that I needed to use up. I figured I…

Apple-Barley Chickpea Curry

Colorful, delicious curry! I started developing this easy recipe several years ago. I recall making it several times, adjusting the seasonings and refining the instructions, but never being quite satisfied. It went on the back burner, so to speak, for a few years. Long enough ago that I can’t remember what put the idea in…