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Sweet Balsamic Pork Roast in the Instant Pot

How to make a pork roast in an electric pressure cooker - This sweet balsamic pork loin or shoulder in the Instant Pot is so simple and easy but so delicious! It is good for Whole 30, low carb, and keto if you substitute the sugar for Splenda or stevia. Can be made boneless or with the bone. Balsamic vinegar makes perfect gravy.

We have gotten into a bit of a recipe rut lately. We have so many recipes at our disposal (over 350 on my blog!), but because I eat a bariatric diet with almost no carbs, our options are pretty limited. It’s always 4 ounces of a protein and 4 ounces of a vegetable. We made up a recipe binder months and months ago with our favorite bariatric-friendly recipes listed out in dividers by type of meat, and that does help because either Joe or I can page through our favorites and pick something that we haven’t had in a while. … Read more

Beef and Green Beans | A Quick and Easy Weeknight Recipe

Green beans are iffy at this time of year, so when we see nice ones, we always buy them to make beef and green beans. Joe and I have been eating this a lot lately. We both love it, and it is quick and easy to throw together after work. I personally think this recipe is better than the beef and green beans or chicken and green beans at the local Chinese restaurant. It has a lot more flavor.       Print Recipe Beef and Green Beans Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Servings Ingredients 1/2 pound ground beef2 … Read more

Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce

tofu stir fry with peanut sauce

I was a vegetarian for more than 10 years. I loved being a vegetarian. I only eat meat now because it’s easier to eat what my family eats. It’s easier to eat a balanced diet with meat in the picture. So anyway. When I was in college, I was a vegetarian, and I ate in whatever meatless options the dining hall served. Penn State’s dining halls have really great vegetarian and vegan options. I met a variety of awesome foods including BBQ seitan (so good!) and stir fry with peanut sauce. I was dubious about peanut sauce, but once I … Read more

Polynesian Pork Chops

Joe loves pork chops; I can’t stand them. Since Joe does most of our day to day cooking, I encourage him to make them sometimes. You know, ’cause he loves them. I manage. I almost sorta like pork chops when they’re made using this recipe. As long as they’re not cooked into hockey puck toughness. Which is most of the time. I just don’t get it. Anyway, this is a nice recipe, and it would be great with chicken breasts or pulled pork. Joe thinks it’s awesome with pork chops. We normally add other veggies, using whatever we have on … Read more

Indonesian Peanut Chicken

I love peanut butter. When I was in college, the cafeteria served an amazing vegetarian dish with peanut butter sauce, and I adored it. We also have a glut of veggies, thanks to our CSA, but not a lot in the pantry. Wanting to use up some of the green beans in my fridge, but not having any cheese to make my favorite green bean casserole, I went to and did an ingredient search. I told the search tool to find me a recipe with green beans and chicken, but without cheese. The recipe below is based on the … Read more

Oriental Green Beans

I looooove this green bean recipe. It’s my absolute favorite way to eat them, and it’s very easy.   If your family is anything like mine, you should make a double batch. It’s that good. *Life is good!  This recipe was included in the Dinner Tonight: Green Bean Fest on! Yes, for real. Go look for yourself. Print Recipe Oriental Green Beans Servings Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans trimmed3 tablespoons soy sauce we use low sodium1 tablespoon sesame oil1 teaspoon sugar6 cloves garlic pressed or minced Servings Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans trimmed3 tablespoons soy … Read more