Posts tagged: Plum Tomatoes

Tomato Bisque

By , December 19, 2012

Submitted by Ezzie B.

I usually buy those wonderful tomatoes on the vine every couple of weeks.  But my husband doesn’t eat them fast enough.  So I’ve developed a good recipe to transform them into Tomato Bisque that is delicious and inexpensive.  But you can use good plum tomatoes as well.


  • Cut tomatoes in half or quarters.  Put into the inner liner pot.  No need to peel the tomatoes!
  • If you put in enough to go to the fill line add 1 cup water, or if you only had enough for 1/2 pot full just add 1/2 cup water.
  • Put the lid on and plug in the Instant Pot.  Then set to steam and adjust time (using the + and – buttons) to 6 minutes.
  • When you hear the beeps indicating it is done do NOTHING.  Just let the pot return to normal pressure.
  • Remove the lid and using an immersion blender, blend to a very smooth consistency.
  • You can add whatever you like at this point.
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste (white pepper is best) Basil or oregano (fresh or dried)
  • Add as much half and half as you like.  I added 1 cup for a half batch.
  • Serve with a fresh leaf of basil on the soup and fresh bread on the side.

Instant Pot Chicken with Cherries & Pumpkin Seed Wild Rice

By , July 31, 2012

Recipe by: Natural Chef Dana MillerChicken with Cherries and Pumpkin Seed Wild Rice

Serves 4-8



  • 1 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • ½ c evaporated palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 orange peeled and quartered
  • 1 onion, julienned
  • 12 chicken thighs
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted and halved fresh Bing Cherries

Wild Rice

  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 1/3 cups wild rice, rinsed
  •  ¼ cup butter
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup pitted and halved fresh Bing cherries ½ cup toasted pumpkin seeds Sea salt to taste


1.     In the liner of the instant pot add the balsamic vinegar, evaporated palm sugar, molasses, butter, orange and onion. Mix well.

2.     Add the chicken, salt and rosemary. Stir to coat.

3.      Add the cherries. Place the lid on the pressure cooker and lock into place. Press the Meat/Stew button; adjust time so that the pressure time is 25 minutes.

4.     When done and pressure has naturally released, remove the lid

For the rice while the chicken is cooking

5.     Bring veggie stock to boil in a medium saucepan on the stove top. Add rinsed wild rice. Cover and simmer for 50 minutes.

6.     In a large sauté pan, heat butter. Sauté onion until caramelized.

7.     Add tomato and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Add onions and tomato to the rice.

8.     Add cherries to the sauté pan and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes until soft and juicey.

9.     Add cherries and toasted pumpkin seeds to the rice. Stir to incorporate. Add salt if needed.

10.    To serve: Place wild rice on a serving platter and top with chicken. Pour juices from the chicken over the entire platter and garnish with rosemary.

I served with sautéed kale.