Polenta in the Instant Pot – Part One

...we all told the ghost stories to our tables as if we were actors on the stage. Way back in the last century, I worked at a wonderful restaurant that was part of a little...

Dried Beans in the Instant Pot – Soak, or Not?

Beans, bean, that glorious fruit, the more you eat, the more you....well, you know. That school yard chant is based on truth - some beans are hard for some people to digest, and that...

A Brief History of the Pressure Cooker

Did you know that the pressure cooker was invented in 1689? A French physicist named Denis Papin was experimenting with steam, hoping to use a steam digester to help food cook faster. Two years...

Baking in the Instant Pot

You can make, or BAKE, all sorts of goods in the Instant Pot. Baking in the Instant Pot? I know...I did not believe it was possible either. Baking needs an oven, or a big wood-fired...

Instant Pot in the News: A Comparison

Traditional recipes:  Instant Pot or Dutch Oven? Alex Van Buren recently published a piece in the Washington Post that compares cooking in the Instant Pot to dishes traditionally cooked long and slow in a Dutch...

Finding Great Recipes for the Instant Pot

  Our advice is to find a few good bloggers or cookbook writers that you can trust and stick with their recipes... The Instant Pot corner of the internet is HUGE and getting bigger every day!...

Urvashi Pitre and Her Instant Pot Cookbook

All of us here at Quick and Carry would like to take a moment to congratulate our friend and colleague Urvashi Pitre on the amazing success of her Instant Pot cookbook, Indian Instant Pot...

Weight Watchers and the Instant Pot

Is there anyone out there that does NOT know what Weight Watchers is? Perhaps the oldest of all modern day diet plans, Weight Watchers is iconic for the structure it provides to its adherents, and...

The Instant Pot and Eating Vegan

Vegans love the Instant Pot!   Eating vegan and veganism in general have gone from being considered a very fringe movement in the 1960's and 70's to taking the world by storm in the past decade. Because...

Whole30 and the Instant Pot

You can do anything for 30 days, right? For the first post in our series on "Diets and the Instant Pot", we are going to talk about the Whole30 program and how the Instant Pot,...