Congee and Caramelized Tofu

Congee with caramelized tofu
Congee wasn’t something that I grew up eating or something that was even on my radar until recently. Until watching season 12 of Top Chef (one of my favorite shows) I never knew that it was so very versatile. Mei Lin made congee twice during season 12. I still really want to try to make a Mexican version, one of Mei’s winning dishes, since Mexican food is my favorite. I wanted to make a vegan version of congee yet all of the recipes that I found included mushrooms or vegetables that my husband will not eat. Continue reading →

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Creamy 5{!!!!} Minute Broccoli Cheese Soup

Creamy Five Minute Pressure Cooker Broccoli SoupMy oldest daughter loves broccoli soup, it is one of her favorite soups. I decided that I would try making it in my pressure cooker ( I use this one)  on a very snowy night two years ago. It was a perfect meal for that cold snowy night, but we have also enjoyed it in the middle of summer. It turned out SO good and it was SO fast that I have never made it another way since. Soup in just over 5 minutes?! Get out!  The first time I made it I didn’t measure anything ~ my normal way of cooking. I soon had friends asking for the recipe so I had to create a recipe with some type of measurement. It is still a soup that is requested by my daughter a few times each winter. One that will be on my menu this upcoming week. Make it before winter is over, you will be hooked on how easy it is – and chances are that you will never make it on the stove top again.

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