I finally purchased an Instant Pot and I’m so glad I did it! It has a small learning curve (as any new appliance) that put me off for a while, but there is a new cookbook recently published that takes care of any learning curve and has tons of recipes specifically for the AIP!
The Instant pot is a programmable electric pressure cooker, that reduces cooking times by 20 – 80%! For example, bone broth, which usually takes 24 hours on the stove or even in a crock pot, can be finished in just two hours in the Instant Pot.
Did I do the math correctly?
Well, whatever – you get what I mean. The Instant Pot dramatically reduces cooking time so that if you happen to forget to plan a meal, you can still eat in a short amount of time!
Talk about taking the pressure off!
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have AIP recipes at hand specifically made for the Instant Pot!
Recently, my friend Eileen Laird teamed up with 36 other AIP bloggers, to make the Instant Pot even more of a timesaver for the AIP community! I was asked to join in, and at the time I was not able to think about another project…
But I think the book is so fantastic I want you to know about it!
To name just a few of the fantastic recipes in this book!
The 6 Quart Instant Pot also has functions for use as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, saute/browning, yogurt maker, steamer and warmer. If you have smaller or larger Instant Pot you can easily adjust the ingredient amounts.
It’s very convenient to have a saute function in the pot which can make it a one pot meal.
I usually like to slow cook my chicken broth overnight and then deal with the cooling and straining in the morning. I had some extra bones and feet in the freezer so I used my regular slow cooker and I used the slow cooker function on the Instant Pot and had twice as much broth in the same amount of time – that was great because in winter I make a lot of soups from the broth.
If you don’t have an instant pot, but are following the AIP diet, here is a way to simplify things:
My friend Sarah Ballantyne has put together an amazing set of recipes from all over the blogosphere.
This year’s Best of AIP has some truly amazing recipes.
I love that the book goes over the principles of the AIP and which foods are in and which foods are out. It is basically a roadmap for the diet.
There are lots of basic recipes that are also good for a regular Paleo diet!
Take a look at the Table of Contents and let me know what you think!