Celebrating balance with International Women’s Day and Instant Pot

The theme of International Women’s Day today is “Balance for Better.” Running with this idea, here are ten awesome Instant Pot recipes that feature all kinds of balances – like sweet and spicy, soft and crunchy, chocolate and vanilla — that the women (and men) in your life are sure to love.

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Oreo Cheesecake Bites

By: Chop Secrets

If there’s one thing even better than a big cheesecake it’s a bunch of little cheesecakes. Individual serving sizes let you share delicious bite-sized joy with all your favorite people. When you make them with Oreo cookies, your balancing the chocolate and vanilla flavors everybody loves.

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By: Thasneen Naina

Popping corn has never been easier or better than in your Instant Pot. The key is using coconut oil, which can handle the high temperature of the Instant Pot’s saute setting you’ll use. Bring balance to the snack by adding sweet flavor to some, savory to the rest, and enjoying handfuls of happiness.

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Fast and Easy Shakshuka

By: The Essential Keto Instant Pot Cookbook by Casey Thaler

The epitome of balance, shakshuka goes beyond the boundaries of a single meal and is a great to enjoy any time of the day, breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This recipe brings together terrific flavors with less than 5 minutes of cooking.

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Pina Colada Oatmeal

By: Chop Secrets

Enjoy the refreshing pineapple and coconut taste of a pina colada for breakfast without raising eyebrows with this delicious twist on your morning oatmeal. The perfect balance of pleasure and responsibility.

instant pot recipes ghee


By: Subhadra Burugala

A staple of Indian cooking, ghee is a type of clarified butter that some call liquid gold. The balanced structure of ghee means it won’t melt into a puddle in hot Indian weather like regular butter would. Make this essential ingredient yourself in the Instant Pot, and boost your cooking to a new level.

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Multicooker Chocolate-Walnut Blondies

By: Kate Merker

You may love your brownies, but when’s the last time you tried a delicious blondie? It’s ok, this is one time when nobody will mind if you have two loves. Now that’s balance.

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Thai Coconut Carrot Soup

By: Michelle Fagone

This dish is everything we love about Thai food: the perfect balance of sweet and spicy, crunchy and smooth, and bursting with fresh flavor.

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Maple Glazed Carrots

By: HipPressureCooking

Spring is in the air, and that means that maple trees are getting ready to share their sweet nectar to be turned into maple syrup. Use this bounty to make your next favorite side dish balanced with sweet and savory.

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Sous Vide – Limoncello

By: The Instant Pot Ultimate Sous Vide Cookbook by Jason Logsdon

Sous vide might still seem like a mysterious way to cook, but the more you explore the more you realize the power of technique. For example, using it to infuse vodka with the tang of lemon, an essential step in making your own refreshing limoncello. We’re not sure what the balance is here, we just love limoncello!

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Beef Bourguignon

By: Time Inc.

Don’t be intimidated by this classic French stew, there’s no better way to enjoy red wine than in (and with!) beef bourguignon. With an Instant Pot, it has never been easier to impress friends and family with a meal they’ll remember. It’s a balance of a complex meal with a simple tool. It doesn’t get better than that.

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