Posted by / 25 September 2017 /

The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook #ourgoodlifebooklist

I received this book to review from Blogging for Books in exchange for this post, but all opinions are my own.

I like to keep up with the new food crazes, cooking methods and cool restaurants like most food bloggers do. I have had some friends ask why I haven't posted any instant pot recipes. Let me tell you why. I am afraid of it.





I can remember when the lid burst off a pressure cooker in my grandmother's kitchen. It sounded awful and it made me cry. I didn't want anything to do with a pressure cooker. Nothing.

Until now. I had heard so many good things, read so many good reports of the Instant Pot working beautifully, that I ordered one. In the box it stayed. For a few weeks. Finally, I brought it upstairs where it had been hiding in the basement. I told my husband, I want to try this but I am afraid. So he tried it. All went well. VERY WELL.

Another month has gone by and I still haven't tried it for myself. Still not convinced it won't blow up in my kitchen. Then I get a chance to review a cookbook by Coco Morante, blogger at Lefty Spoon.

My thinking was that if I got a cookbook, perhaps I would be more willing to give it a try.

It worked.



The recipes in this book are tried and true.  The photos are gorgeous and the instructions are simple and clear.  There is a section at the front that talks about the appliance and an index in the back.  The hard cover is smooth and nice.  Everything I want in a cookbook.

I made the Italian Stewed Green Beans on page 125 of the book.  Using fresh green beans from the garden, I cooked this dish in under 10 minutes.  TEN MINUTES!  With freshly picked green beans.  And let me tell you, they are fabulous.

You can get the Kindle version for around $12 at Amazon.  There is a hard cover, too.  You can get it here, The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook. I'll make a small commission if you buy it here.  Thanks for supporting Our Good Life!

The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook: Fresh and Foolproof Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker


Don't be afraid of the Instant Pot.  It's not your mother's, or grandmother's pressure cooker!
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