I’m so excited for the Arete launch! I’m on – and one of the leaders of – the Arete running team. Having friends to do your long runs with is so so helpful, and I really love getting to see everyone at races.
Damn Amazon knows just how to get me. Although I don’t run in men’s sneakers – but otherwise it is spot on.
Monday night I made a recipe from Mel’s Kitchen for Instant Pot Beef Stew. When I posted this on Instagram, I got a ton of questions about how I like the instant and what recipes I use it for.
I do really like it. It is fast and easy, and easy to clean. My only gripes: (1) It is giant. Where on the Amazon link does it say you need an extra kitchen just to keep it in?! We do have the biggest one, but still. It’s huge. (2) Because we have the big one, it can take a while to get up to “pressure” – so sometimes I wonder if it really is all that much faster. I love making brown rice in it – it comes out PERFECT every time – but it probably takes 45 minutes for it to get up to pressure, cook for 22 minutes, and then go through the quick release.
As far as recipes go – I use it a LOT for rice, and chili, and stew. I also like making pork shoulder in it. Just do a pork shoulder, throw in a jar of enchilada sauce, and let it go for 45 mins. Pro tip for brown rice: make it with chicken stock and it will taste amazing. It also keep the rice from drying out if you want to reheat it.
Last night I made another Mel’s Kitchen recipe for smoky pork tenderloin. I completely blanked on buying lime juice, so I just did a dry rub. And we didn’t have any brown sugar, so I left that out too lol. I guess I didn’t really follow the recipe so much – but it still came out great. I made roasted broccoli (oven at 425, olive oil + garlic powder, about 15-20 mins), and a some garlic noodles (spaghetti with olive oil, parm, garlic, and cracked pepper).
Both were super good and pretty easy. I find myself going back to her website for recipes a lot!
Can’t stop, won’t stop, eating all the peanut butter.
I’ve NEVER seen a good banana at a Starbucks. EVER. Even the ones that look ok are disgusting when you buy and open them. How are you transporting your bananas, Starbucks?! Maybe stick to banana bread.
These little packets of almonds are a new constant in my car. Anyone who can eat the recommended serving size of nuts by their own will power is a person I admire, but do not understand. Sometimes I’ll eat two of them, but at least I’m not eating an entire can of almonds in one go.