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Kevin’s InstantPot Pot Roast/Stroganoff/Stew-Thing-Dinner

You can go a couple different directions with this recipe, depending on how long you simmer it for at the end. The longer the simmer, the saucier and less soupy it will be. It’s a matter of preference though. It’s pretty wonderful either way.


  1. A good-sized London broil (or any inexpensive cut of meat, really)
  2. Olive oil
  3. Flour (I use fine-milled almond flour.)
  4. ½ cup of red wine
  5. 2 cups of broth (I like chicken, but go where your heart takes you. It is a beef dish.)
  6. Soy sauce to taste
  7. 1 large onion, sliced thin
  8. 24 oz sliced mushrooms
  9. 16 oz of sour cream
  10. Noodles or rice or other grains or whatever you like to put stuff like this on


  1. Cube your London broil into 1-1½” pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, coat your beef with a liberal amount of flour.
  3. In olive oil, “Sauté” the meat on high until browned. (No pressure lid needed.)
  4. Add red wine, broth, and a minimal amount of soy sauce, (you’ll add more later) and with the lid, and “Stew” on high (45 minutes).
  5. Vent, and remove the pressure lid.
  6. Add onion and mushrooms and “Sauté” on high for about 30 minutes, until your veggies go soft. (OPTION: “Sauté” on low another 30 minutes or so to thicken the sauce. You can skip this if your wife comes home early.)
  7. Turn off the heat and let the boiling stop. When it does, stir in your sour cream and soy sauce to taste. As always with salt, go slow and keep adding in smallish amounts until you get it right. You can’t take it back out. This is also a good time to make your noodles or grains or whatever.
  8. Put the sauce on the noodles and put it in your face!

Kevin’s Bean and Ham Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 lb dry of Great Northern beans—(cooked) 3-4 quarts of stock (I use chicken for ham soup because I am a heathen) 2-3 lbs of smoked ham hocks or shanks 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (I know, right?) 1/3 cup Sake (Not being pretentious, I was out of white wine and this was great.) 2… Continue Reading

Kevin’s Hot Smoked Chicken and Avocado Soup

Ingredients: 48 ounces chicken/bone broth (I like the bone) Salt to taste (For soups, I often salt with chicken base paste.) 1/2 cup white wine 1/4 cup olive oil 2 medium onions, roughly chopped 4 medium carrots, chopped 4 stalks of celery, chopped 3 avocados, cubed 2 large poblano peppers 3 chicken breasts, pounded flat chopped cilantro… Continue Reading

Taco Soup

1 pound ground beef (or turkey) 1 onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder (Kevin used taco seasoning) 8 ounces cream cheese 2 10-ounce cans of Rotel tomatoes (Kevin used diced fresh tomatoes and chopped up a poblano pepper) 2 cans of beef broth (we used chicken broth) Brown meat… Continue Reading

Amazing Turkey and Cabbage Stew

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of chicken base paste (you can use salt instead, but start with 1 tablespoon and test it first) 4-5 cloves of garlic — chopped A handful of fresh basil leaves — about 2-3 tablespoons compressed — torn 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger — peeled and chopped 1½ cups of cooked chickpeas 2… Continue Reading

Kevin’s Awesome Creamy Clam Chowder

Ingredients: Six 6.5 oz. cans of chopped clams, drain and reserve liquid Three pints (one and a half quarts) chicken stock Two 13.5 oz. cans of low-fat coconut milk One 1/2 pint of heavy cream (Seem schizophrenic to use low-fat coconut milk and heavy cream? Maybe it is. But the end result is a soup… Continue Reading

Raw Carrot Ginger Soup

3 cups Carrot Juice 1 ripe Avocado 2 Tbsp. Agave Nectar (or honey) 1 Tbsp. Ginger, minced 1/4 tsp. ground Cayenne Pepper 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt 1/2 cup Coconut Meat, optional 2 Tbsp. Avocado or Olive Oil, for garnish 2 Tbsp. Fresh Cilantro, chopped, for garnish Puree the first seven ingredients in a blender until… Continue Reading

Garden Chowder

This is a recipe I got from Passionate Homemaking. It’s really great, easy to make and simple to make substitutions… which I did of course. Click the link above for the original recipe. Use whatever vegetables you have on hand that sound good. Spinach, kale, beans, potatoes, etc. 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup butter… Continue Reading

Sweet Potato Stew with Swiss Chard

This recipe came from Toni Fioré at DeliciousTV.com. It’s one of my favorites! Ingredients: 2 T. olive oil 2 c. diced yellow onion 1 t. salt 1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 red Thai or jalapeño pepper minced, with the seeds (adjust to suit your taste) 1 T.… Continue Reading

Vegetable Garden Chowder

1/2 cup chopped onion 2 tablespoon butter 1 cup each diced potato, celery, cauliflower, carrot and broccoli 3 cups water 3 chicken bouillon cubes (or just 3 cups of chicken broth to replace water and bouillon) 1 teaspoon salt 3-5 garlic cloves 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup flour or arrowroot powder 1 can of light… Continue Reading