Ayam Tomat

This morning, I woke up with this craving for my mom ayam tomat. Basically chicken soup cooked with just ginger, garlic, and cut up tomatoes, seasoned with a little salt, white pepper and a splash of fish sauce. I checked my pantry for rice and guess what… I ran out of rice. Shame on me..what…

Bubur kacang ijo

Where I came from, Indonesia, we eat mung bean as a dessert drinks, serve warm or cold with ice. I have been craving for this and since tonight the weather is cooler, I think it is perfect for this. Instant pot definitely make it easy. I did 15 minutes tonight, but I think 12 minutes…

Cloudy and rainy day in a pot

It starts getting cooler here today, it is cloudy, a little rain here and there. Looks gloomy outside, the color just reminding me of a bowl of mushroom risotto. So I decided to make them. My boys are still sleeping, but worry not, instant pot will keep it warm for them. If you are too…

Just gotta utilize my Instant Pot

Yepp that title really said it all. That’s what I always think whenever I read a recipe or want to make something. How can I do that in Instant Pot. Not that I hate my stove,  no no no. Don’t want to let the stove heard that. I still need her for my baking, or…

Spanish rice and chicken stewย 

I wasn’t sure what to call it. I just whipped dinner in 30 minutes, 10 minutes prepping, 30 minutes thinking about what to cook the whole way home from work. That’s  pretty much my routine. I can’t  follow meal plan, I am more of oh I have this and that let’s make this ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Even…

Instant love

Yes it was instant. I fell in love with my Instant Pot ever since we met. We have made a lot of wonderful meal together. So tasty and fast that we have so much time to get to know each other better, every second we spend together. One of our favorite thing to make, besides…

Broccoli and chicken rice casserole

When you see rotisserie chicken on sale, I usually grabbed some and freeze them. It was $2.83 When I found it. Grabbed couples and using one today. Well I am using just the breast part today. Diced up the chicken breast part, add them to the Instant pot along with 3 cups of water, a…

Beef in red wine

Last week I scored when I grabbed this big block of brisket for $18. I cut them up into 4 pieces that I know I can do 4 dinners. So Thursday afternoon after stopping by at Wholefoods and found some sale on merlot and sauvignon, I thought I would do my own version of beouf…

Another budget dinner

I try to work on a budget for our meal. I like to challenge myself to bring food to the table that if possible less than $10 that is not just pasta and mac and cheese or ramen noodle. If we can have dinner for 3, which actually 5 with our big appetite family, that…

Instant Brisket

Over the weekend, I grabbed a big giant pack of brisket that was on sale for $18 and I know I can cut them up into 4 or 5 big pieces. Meaning 5 different meals. I have been shopping at Aldi, Sprouts, and Wal-Mart. Every time I go to Aldi, I always got a full…