40 minute turkey dinner

I know what you’re saying – yeah right. Last night I got a crazy craving for turkey dinner – probably due to my American friends enjoying their Thanksgiving holiday. Instead of cooking a whole bird, I decided to try a shortcut. Here’s what I did: Ingredients:  1 lb extra lean ground turkey 1 small onion, … Continue reading

Pressure cook all the things!

It’s official. I now own a pressure cooker. During a recent 50% sale, I decided that this critical piece of equipment was missing from my arsenal and my fiance picked one up for me. We decided on the T-Fal Clipso one-touch version — a good “my first pressure cooker” for a noobie like myself. I’d … Continue reading

Quick corned beef and cabbage

When I was growing up, one of our weekly traditions was corned beef and cabbage at my Nanny and Granddad’s house on Sunday afternoons. As I started cooking, I realized that this could be quite a long process to make. When I got my pressure cooker, one of my first experiments was making this meal … Continue reading

Braised short ribs with asian noodle soup

As part of my adventures in pressure cooking, I messed around with some asian flavors. One of the key ingredients for this recipe was David Chang’s Momofuku clay pot cooking sauce, which used to be available at Williams-Sonoma, but looks to be discontinued. You can substitute this with any sauce you really like – this … Continue reading

Pressure cooker Coq au vin

One of my first experiments with my new pressure cooker was a French classic – Coq au vin. This delicious chicken stew was just what we needed on a cold night, and it was really quite simple. Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, broken down into pieces (with skin on) and bone in (breasts, thighs, drumsticks, wings) … Continue reading