Monday, 3 September 2018

The Instant Pot UK Beginners' Guide - The best source to learn to use and make the most of your Instant Pot®

The Instant Pot UK Beginners' Guide - designed to help you get started

New to Instant Pot®? Not sure where to start? As part of the work I do with Instant Pot UK, I've put together a Beginner's Guide for new users like you?

The Instant Pot UK Beginners' Guide is all written, compiled and designed by me so you know it's a no nonsense kind of guide.

The Instant Pot UK Beginners' Guide is the best source to learn to use and make the most of your Instant Pot®

Even if you're a seasoned potter, I recommend you read it.

And if you're in the market for an Instant Pot, it may help with your research.

It obviously doesn't replace the manual though, promise me you'll read that.

The Instant Pot UK Beginners' Guide covers the Basics of Pressure Cooking, the Golden Rules of the Instant Pot Way of Cooking, How to Give your Instant Pot some Love, the Water Test, the Buttons and much more and it links to videos to help you out.

Of course, it also includes awesome recipes to get you started.

Here are the links to download the Instant Pot UK Beginners' Guide:

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

How to Use an AirFryer and a few air fryer recipe ideas

How to Use an AirFryer and a few air fryer recipe ideas with Feisty Tapas

Are you looking into buying an AirFryer? You're probably wondering if they are easy to use, how to use an air fryer and what you can cook in it... apart from chips.

The most important thing when using an air fryer is to NOT think of it as a fryer but instead...

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Airfryer Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Halloumi Cheese

Air Fryer Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Halloumi Cheese

I love my Air Fryer. I thought about buying one for ages and then finally in July 2017, I took the plunge when I saw it on offer on Amazon Prime Day. I have a Philips 9220/20 airfryer.

This Airfryer Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Halloumi Cheese is as delicious as it is easy. There is no need to preheat the airfryer so it's fairly quick.

For this particular dish I tend to slice the vegetables ahead of time and store them in the fridge so that they're ready when I am ready to cook them.

This is the first airfryer recipe that I put on the blog! The lovely Mike bought his air fryer on Prime Day this year and has already tried this airfryer recipe, in fact it was his first!! Mike got stuck in straight away. So many of us leave kitchen gadgets in the box for ages growing increasingly afraid of them but not Mike!

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Fancy trying my Airfryer Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Halloumi Cheese? Here's the recipe.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Where to buy an Instant Pot in the UK, Europe and other 220~240 voltage countries

Where to buy an Instant Pot in the UK / 220 voltage and a few recipe ideas

Have you been waiting for the Instant Pot® to come back in stock? Well, it's back! You can order it from Amazon right now.

Depending on when you read this, delivery won't be straight away as the cookers need to arrive and be delivered to Amazon first. Right now it says you can order it now and it'll be in stock on 10th July 2018.

Its summer arrival is perfect as the Instant Pot doesn't release any heat into the kitchen. Above all with this heatwave we're having in the UK. Then come Autumn it will keep earning its keep.

At the time of writing this (July 2018) only the Instant Pot DUO 6 quart / 5.5 litre is available.

Where to buy

Amazon or the Instant Pot UK online store are always the main places. Sometimes Costco has them in stock but not at this time. Amazon has them ready to order right here.

If you don't see them show up on Amazon Germany, France, Italy or Spain, always check Amazon UK as the cookers are exactly the same and in fact they come with two detachable cables, one cable comes with the UK three pin plug and the other with the schuko two pin plug for use in many European countries. And, of course, Amazon UK ships to many countries.

Can I use it in my country?

If you live in a 220~240 voltage, this is the Instant Pot for you.

What about the plug?

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Instant Pot Lime Pickle

I already have a Quick Lime Pickle recipe from a while ago. This recipe I'm posting here is the longer version, you need to steam the limes first and let them rest in the fridge for 3-4 days so you need to start with plenty of time.

We use the Instant Pot DUO to mature the lime pickle overnight (thank you Amanda for the tip!) but it will still be even better in 6 months! So make sure you let it mature in the jars too and let the flavours develop.

Don't worry if your Instant Pot or multicooker doesn't have the Yoghurt function, I give you a solution to that below. 

Lime pickle is great with poppadums. With a curry. With a pint of lager. With a glass of wine. With friends. On your own.

It's just great.

Does the photo look Christmassy? That's because Lime Pickle is one of our Christmas Makes but you can make it round every day.

It makes great gifts!

Thank you Mike B for being my recipe tester!


Friday, 6 April 2018

Instant Pot Giant Cous Cous with Seafood

Instant Pot Giant Cous Cous with Seafood

I had never cooked giant cous cous until a few weeks ago when I saw it in Aldi. I tried a quick lunch experiment and it turned out well so last week I decided to recreate it with a few added touches. It turned out amazing and it's so quick and easy.

You can scale this recipe up or down. Always remembering the rule about filling your Instant Pot up to half way when pressure cooking ingredients that expand or foam up.

The most useful thing I can tell you when cooking giant cous cous is the ratio and the cooking times and then you can play to your heart's content so:

Ratio is 1:2.5. That's one cup of giant cous cous to two and a half cups of liquid (homemade stock in this case).

Cooking time is one minute on manual with a 6 minute QPR. This means that six minutes after it finishes cooking you let out the rest of the steam trapped inside by performing a Quick Pressure Release.

Please note that this recipe is for giant cous cous, not normal cous cous which cooks in no time with hot water.

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Pressure Cooking UK with Feisty Tapas Facebook group

Friday, 30 March 2018

Instant Pot Squid Stew

Instant Pot Squid Stew

This Instant Pot Squid Stew is so tasty and it's amazing how tender the squid goes! I'm posting it quickly for Dejanka to have and will make it prettier later on. Serve it on its own, with plain rice, with pasta or with quinoa like Alli did below. If you want a quick method to cook quinoa in your Instant Pot (the best quinoa), just ask.

LittleT loved it!!

Let me know if you enjoy it.

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