Instant Pot Ropa Vieja

I’ve always had an affinity for Cuban food. I guess that’s what happens when you live on the lower East side of New York. My love for Cuban food has only increased when I became friendly with Manny, the owner of the restaurant Mi Gente. I typically make this dish in the slow cooker but flank steak just calls for the pressure cooker. Instant Pot Ropa Vieja is on the menu. Continue reading “Instant Pot Ropa Vieja”

Corn and Jalapeño Salad

If you haven’t noticed (I hope you have) I’m all over Summer dishes. Food that makes you feel good is so important. Then add dishes that are easy, filling and full of flavor and that’s even better. This Corn and Jalapeño salad is exactly that. With a little bit of spice. Continue reading “Corn and Jalapeño Salad”

Instant Pot Chili

There’s nothing like cuddling up to a warm bowl of chili. It’s one of my favorite comfort foods, so when the weather dropped from 78 to a balmy 58 degrees, I seized the moment and made a big batch of chili in the instant pot. This is my seize the day Instant Pot Chili. Continue reading “Instant Pot Chili”

Instant Pot Korean Marinated Beef (Bulgogi)

Bulgogi or Korean marinated steak is over a thousand years old. Only a dish that wonderfully delicious could survive hundreds and hundreds of years. So when fellow food blogger Amy from KimChiMom suggested I make her Korean marinated beef (bulgogi) I was all in. It’s adjusted to work for our family but this Instant Korean Marinated Beef (Bulgogi) is loved by all. Continue reading “Instant Pot Korean Marinated Beef (Bulgogi)”

Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs

It’s the summer and what could be better than a slab of ribs. My mom loves ribs so we went to pick up a slab. I was hoping hubby would put the ribs on the grill but it didn’t work out that way. No worries, I have an instant pot. Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs to the rescue. Continue reading “Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs”

Watermelon Feta Salad

Hubby was the first to introduce me to sweet and savory salads. Let me tell you, for someone who is such a meat and potatoes guy, he’s a salad genius. Of course, now I realize this was probably my first introduction to sweet and savory as an adult. I really like this Watermelon Feta Salad because it’s light and filling. It’s the perfect compliment of sweet and salty. Continue reading “Watermelon Feta Salad”

Crispy Thai Pork

We love Thai food in my home and had been craving it for weeks. The heat from the chiles, the subtle sweetness from the citrus, and the layers of flavor that meat just soaks up. Among my favorites is Crispy Thai Pork. So that’s what became our late night, date night dinner with tons of texture, spice and heat. Date night couldn’t have been better. Continue reading “Crispy Thai Pork”

Light Summer Potato Salad

This delicious red potato salad is all you will need at your next BBQ. It’s savory and light. And it goes well with ribs or fish. It’s the perfect potato salad for any food off the grill because. And guess what? It has no mayo. I know you thought it couldn’t be done. But I promise you, you will love this Light Summer Potato Salad. Continue reading “Light Summer Potato Salad”