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Today, I am making chicken broth with my instant pot. I’ve made it before and they come super handy, for various recipes or for soup base. I never have to buy canned ones ever again…IMG_9936I used 4 chicken thighs (lightly salted), 3 medium carrots, 3 celery stalks, 2 bay leaves, and 4-5 cups of water (up to 10 cups in pot). Set timer on Manual 90 minutes and let pressure naturally release (45 minutes or so). After it cools down, strain it and  freeze it. I also put date on my label to keep track.IMG_9955

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Our meatless Monday – pumpkin soup with the bread chips I baked yesterday. The bread was a big hit, not sure about the soup (though I loved it myself). I’ve added some carrots and celery for more flavor. These are super easy to make and perfect for the fall weather.FullSizeRenderIMG_9886A couple of weeks ago I made chicken broth using the insta pot and froze the broth. The chicken broth comes in handy for meals like these. I don’t think I’ll ever need to buy canned chicken broth again.

Nothing beats a bowl of hot noodles for dinner! I used the instapot to save time on tenderizing the pork bone. This is one of the most flavorful broth for any noodles since I not only had a big pot of pork bones, but I used homemade chicken broth when cooking the pig’s thigh meat. The kids slurped the last drop of soup after finishing the noodles!IMG_9658IMG_9659

Now that summer is officially over (really?), the weather has been a bit gloomy. I made some chicken broth using the Instapot! Dinner is served in an hour or so.IMG_9551 Kids slurped down this hot bowl of chicken noodles in minutes, even drank the soup!IMG_9554

Thank goodness for instapot for making dinner tonight. Bought these ribs a couple of days ago but couldn’t find the time to put it on dinner table. Finally today I’m tossing it right into the Instapot. In 20 minutes, slather some BBQ sauce, voila, these fall-off-the-bone ribs turn out to be finger licking good.  Dinner can be this simple.FullSizeRender (3)

Is summer finally here or we are just experiencing a temporary heat wave in the bay area? So today for dinner, we having a cold dish! Bought the dried shaved noodles (刀削麵) for the first time to go with my homemade Japanese soft boiled eggs (aka ajitsuke tamago). I made the eggs a couple of days (using my lovely instapot!). So putting this all together tonight didn’t take too much time. Since my boys aren’t big fans of boiled eggs, I added zucchini and enoki mushrooms. And yes, they ate the eggs!

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To make the egg, this is the marinade I use:

Egg – Instapot (steam for 4 mins, low pressure). Cold water bath afterwards.

Marinade:

-2 tablespoons soy sauce

-1 tablespoon mirin or rice wine vinegar

-1 teaspoon shaoxing wine

-1 tablespoon of oyster sauce

-1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil

-1 teaspoon sugar

-1/2 cup of water

Once remove the eggshells, soak the eggs in the mariande (I left it overnight).

With InstaPot I made some porridge using leftover rice. While waiting for the boys to get ready, I decided to fancy up the porridge. I saw these on an Instagram post once and replicate them.  The Korean anchovies are homemade and add some peanuts, now the porridge are ready to be eaten. FullSizeRender 10

Using Insta Pot for my the beef tendons/stew for dinner tonight. Normally this meal would take hours and hours to make (especially tenderizing the beef tendons and brisket). With the instapot, I made this in an hour. IMG_7249

Add some noodles, and we have a complete meal! There was actually enough for lunch tomorrow!IMG_7250

Here’s another simple meal made with my new toy – insta pot. Took only 30 mins for this whole meal with the meat falling off the bones on the ribs.

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Used my insta pot to make this PHỞ GÀ (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup). With the insta pot, I first made the chicken broth using chicken bones with the 2 large drumsticks. About 30 mins later, I shredded the meat from the drumsticks. This version of Pho takes a lot less time to cook than the beef version, especially with the Insta Pot, but it still tastes amazing.

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