Under Pressure


My lovely husband surprised me with a pressure cooker!!!  I have heard amazing things about these contraptions.

My kitchen was beginning to look like a used kitchen appliance store every Sunday (meal prep day).

Picture this: Every Sunday I would have two crock pots going, the oven cooking multiple items, my toaster oven cooking multiple items, and my stove top sauteing multiple items.

That doesn’t include me peeling, chopping, mixing, and washing a million dishes.

For me, this chaos was completely normal and even though I HATE doing dishes, and I don’t like looking at clutter, I can make a disaster and clutter very VERY fast.  I love cooking, so the messiness doesn’t stress me out the way other messes do…like laundry or dusting, etc.

Let me back up by saying that a couple weeks ago I managed to burnout our microwave and my hairdryer within the same week.  I have a funny feeling that my husband was:

A. Nervous that one of these Sundays I was going to accidentally blow the house up during one of my cooking escapades.


B. Nervous our energy bill was crazy off the charts.

My guess is that in order to make himself feel at ease, he found the way to my heart with a new kitchen toy that would SAVE time AND energy.  Of course we would both benefit from it because….well… WHO DOESN’T LIKE TO EAT?!!!



3 tbsp Dijon mustard, 2-3 tbsp organic coconut cream, 2 tsp Tandoori masala spice, 2 tbsp of Teriyaki Coconut aminos, 1 cup water.





3-4 lbs of organic, boneless, skinless chicken thighs along with a couple cloves of garlic in the pressure cooker and the sauce I made.


Once the pressure cooker was done, this beautiful site was waiting… a little sweet, a little spicy, a little creamy, a LOT AWESOME!


I removed all the chicken and had a lot of sauce left.  I decided to take cauliflower and put it in the pressure cooker and put it on the RICE setting to absorb the liquid.  I wasn’t sure if I would end up with flavorful steamed cauliflower or flavorful mashed cauliflower…I would have been happy with either one.

It came out like a super flavorful cauliflower mash.


Chicken served over the cauliflower.

I ended up serving this with asparagus.  Delicious!

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