to cook / amazon prime day deal: instant pot ip-duo60 7-in-1

Note, for Amazon Prime members only (and you can get a free trial…).

The 7-in-1 Instant Pot is now $69.99. It’s an electronic pressure cooker, steamer, and crockpot. You can make yogurt and Chinese fermented sweet rice. The liner’s stainless steel and easy to clean. It’s convenient to sauté and then pressure cook in one pot.

nomnompaleo has a ton of recipes… bone broth, roasts, etc.! I also like Flo Lum‘s videos. Needless to say, it makes a great gift – there are manuals in Chinese, French, Spanish, and English and it’s easy to Google for recipes. This is an Amazon Prime Day Spotlight deal and you only have 14 more hours to claim it!

Other deals worth mentioning? You can get a $10 credit when you purchase a $50 Amazon.com gift card with code GCPRIME16. Cheap Sandisk SD memory cards. Also the cheapest I’ve seen the Kindle Paperwhite.


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to cook / zingerman’s and pasta

An ex-roommate introduced me to Zingerman’s, a gourmet food heaven, via a birthday gelato delivery. I have never been to Ann Arbor (and probably won’t have a reason to ever go), but Zingerman’s has managed to make me salivate over their hand drawn catalogs. The catalogs are educational on how to best use their products. I usually place an order once a year during their summer sale (which is going on now, end date unknown) and I do some research on what’s worth getting from Z’s. I highly recommend signing up for the catalog because often you will get an additional 10% code around sale time.

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to cook / amazon lightning deal: instant pot ip-duo60 7-in-1

I’ve been waiting for an Amazon lightning deal on the 7-in-1 Instant Pot! 51% off at $113.99, it’s a pressure cooker, steamer, and crockpot. And you can make yogurt?! The liner’s stainless steel and easy to clean. nomnompaleo has a ton of recipes… bone broth, roasts, etc.!

It’s a lightning deal so you only have 3.5 more hours to claim it!


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to cook / caramelized brussel sprouts and pancetta

I bought brussel sprouts from FreshDirect and some pancetta (with rosemary) from Whole Foods. When I googled for a recipe, Scott Conant’s caramelized brussel sprouts and pancetta was one of the first recipes to show up. I improvised it a little by cutting out the sun-dried tomatoes. I also added garlic (yum!). Since I also had some green cauliflower to cook, I made a batch with that afterwards. I was going to add some pine nuts as that was finishing, but I just realized I forgot!

Overall the brussel sprouts were a great success. The cauliflower still tastes WAY better when roasted, but I’m lazy about using my oven since I also use it as kitchen storage. My Nest candle is furiously burning away now — I should’ve started that earlier to cut the smell.

First, the final product. Then, the process. My under cabinet kitchen light died, so the lighting for most pictures leaves much to be desired. Can’t wait to have a real kitchen one day! My range is approximately the width of a 10″ pan and a 3 qt pot. Y’all with real kitchens don’t have an excuse.


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