Moroccan Beef Stew with Lentils (+ Instant Pot Instructions +VIDEO)

Jessica Penner, RDEntree, Recipes33 Comments

Moroccan Beef and Lentil Bowl with parsley garnish and rice. A hand holding the side of the bowl

Not too sweet and not too spicy, this Moroccan Beef Stew with Lentils dish knocks it out of the park! Comfort food with a twist [gluten free]. My cooking schedule usually looks something like this: a new dish everyday. I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with new food combinations in the kitchen but this creative side of me has been amped up since I started blogging. My family will never get bored of eating the same thing. In fact, it’s hard for my husband to get me to make his favourite meals since I’m always trying new things! I’d say my success rate … Read More

One Skillet (or Instant Pot) Creamy Dill Chicken and Rice [VIDEO]

Jessica Penner, RDEntree, Recipes22 Comments

two bowls of creamy chicken with green peas

Stovetop or Instant Pot, this easy creamy dill chicken and rice recipe is healthy, balanced, and sure to please even the pickiest of palates!  Lately, I’ve been into making dinners with leftover rice. It’s gotten to the point where I’ll make rice with no intention of eating it that day, so that I have “leftovers” the next day. It’s part of my meal planning strategy, using my To 10 Meal Planning Hacks! Get your copy of my hacks over here and find yourself getting a lot more organized in the kitchen! If you are one of those incredibly organized people then you … Read More

Instant Pot Review from a Dietitian (spoiler alert: I love it!)

Jessica Penner, RDInspiration, Recipes4 Comments

Dietitian Reviews Instant Pot

People often ask me: “Is the Instant Pot worth it?” or “Do you think the Instant Pot is something I need?”  “Will the Instant Pot make me healthier?” Eventually I realized it was high time for an Instant Pot review. I’m sure you can live a fully functional life without an Instant Pot, but I legitimately feel a teeny bit happier each time I use mine. So having an Instant Pot will quantifiably make your life better. Can you really put a price on that? The only appliance I love more than the Instant Pot is my Vitamix. Now that’s … Read More

Chicken Kale Soup with Sweet Potato (Instant Pot Recipe)

Jessica Penner, RDRecipes, Soup9 Comments

Kale soup with sweet potato and chicken

This chicken kale soup is a great way to overcome the post-thanksgiving feeling of “oh… I’ve had enough roast turkey for an entire year.” Instead of force-feeding yourself turkey for a week, substitute it in this soup for the chicken! Sweet memories that are associated with a particular food can dramatically increase how much we enjoy that food! I’m convinced that half the reason we enjoy cake is because we have such great memories of friends gathering to celebrate birthdays. Half the reason we love traditional Thanksgiving food so much is because it reminds us of good times with family. … Read More

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Quinoa (or stovetop directions)

Jessica Penner, RDEntree, Recipes6 Comments

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Quinoa

For this recipe, I pulled together all the classic flavours of red hot wings into a healthy, balanced meal: chicken, Frank’s, carrots & celery, and bleu or mozza cheese. LEARN HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT BUFFALO CHICKEN QUINOA (47 sec): why this instant pot buffalo chicken quinoa is a smart choice Please meet my new favourite condiment: Frank’s Red Hot Sauce! Since Frank’s is entirely associated with wings in my mind I didn’t even think about it as a sauce I could use in my everyday cooking. One day, out of curiosity, I picked up a bottle and read the label. … Read More

Instantpot Greek Lemon Potatoes

Jessica Penner, RDRecipes, SIde Dish38 Comments

Healthy, quick, and easy! These Instantpot Greek Lemon Potatoes are potato perfection! Pair with chicken souvlaki skewers and a Greek salad for a tasty meal. I’ve taken a few shots at this recipe, and you’ll be glad that I persisted, because I can honestly say now that it’s perfect! You won’t find tastier Greek Lemon Potatoes anywhere, I guarantee it! That’s a money back guarantee… oh wait, this recipe is free to read so I’m fully covered 🙂 tastier with time If you happen to have leftovers of these InstantPot Greek Lemon Potatoes, you are one lucky person. First of … Read More