How to make boiled eggs in the Instant pot

I know what you are thinking, everyone knows how to make boiled eggs and do not need to learn a new way to cook them. Well folks, if you have not made boiled eggs in the Instant pot you are missing out.

What makes the Instant Pot so much better than the old-fashioned way is that it requires no supervision, no worrying about turning off the pot when the eggs are done. Best of all they are always cooked perfectly.

How to make boiled eggs in the Instant potAll you need is one cup of water, Eggs and the instant pot. One cup of water will be sufficient for any amount of eggs.

This method is perfect for weekdays. I like to put the eggs in the pot right before I jump in the shower and they are done after I am out. What I love about Instant pot hard boiled eggs is that they peel so much easier than boiled eggs made the traditional way. I don’t know if it is the pressure and steam that helps with this but I love it. I have not had the not so pretty boiled eggs with shell stuck on the whites since I started using this electric pot.

I have the DUO60 Multi-use  6 qt 7-in-1 Instant Pot model which is my favorite gadget in the kitchen at the moment. Not only does the pot make the perfect eggs, it also makes the perfect rice, quinoa, polenta, potatoes and more! See my recipe for my Instant Pot Coconut Rice recipe.

How to make boiled eggs in the Instant pot

The instant pot comes in different models and you can choose one based on your needs and preferences. I would like to mention that I am not in anyway associated with this brand, I just really like their product.

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Instant Pot Boiled eggs
How to Make Eggs in the Instant pot
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 11 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 extra large Organic eggs
  • 1 cups Water
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 11 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 extra large Organic eggs
  • 1 cups Water
How to Make Eggs in the Instant pot
Instructions
  1. Pour water into the Instant pot and place the eggs on the rack that comes with the pot. You can use a steamer basket or egg stand.
  2. Close and lock the lid then set timer for 5 minutes at high pressure. Pressure will build for about 5 minutes
  3. It will take 5 minutes for the eggs to cook. After 5 minutes when the beep goes off, perform a quick release by opening the steam valve.
  4. Place cooked eggs in a bowl with cold water for about a minute and peel to reveal perfect eggs.
Recipe Notes

Play around with the cooking time and pressure release. If you prefer softer boiled eggs, cook on low pressure and for slow release for 5 minutes for really boiled eggs.

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Fall Fashion: Going Neutral With Denim

What do your wear when you have to run errands or go christmas shopping? I say something comfortable, cute and simple is always the way to go when you have to be on your feet all day. Now when we say comfortable we are not talking sweats and Ugg’s, not that there is anything wrong with them. Although we love our sweats at home, when going out we like to add a touch of elegance even to the most simple look. Think blue jeans and a dressy jacket or black leggings and a long button down sweater.

You can’t go wrong with a pair of jeans and a neutral colored sweater and boots in the fall. This look is simple, comfortable. See how I styled it below.

Going Neutral With DenimGoing Neutral With Denim


Outfit details:

Brown Hat: Aldo Accessories, Wool sweater: TJ Maxx, Blue Jeggings: Target, Jacket: Forever 21, Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs, Brown Suede Booties: TJ Maxx


Going Neutral With Denim

I usually offer 5 ways to style a fashion item but today I am switching things up and giving some fashion terminology knowledge. The style word of the day is neutrals.

Neutrals: They are colors that don’t usually show up on the color wheel. They include black, white, gray, brown and beige. They are sometimes called earth tones or non colors. In other words they are colors not in the rainbow.

Neutral colors are great when it comes to style as they go with most outfits. For example if you are torn on which color boots to get for the winter. You are better off choosing a brown pair than a black pair although having both is even better.

For more style advice, check out my post on how to style a sweater dress. Feel free to share your thoughts and fall fashion stories in the comment box below. I love to hear from you!

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3 Quick Breakfast Ideas you need to try

The second part of my breakfast series is here! Last time I shared a list of 3 delicious breakfast in bed ideas and today I have 3 more delicious and quick breakfast ideas. It has been said numerous times that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it is very true. I feel very alert and productive when I start my day with a nutritious breakfast.

Mornings can be busy so a quick breakfast is necessary sometimes. In today’s post I’ll share a few quick breakfast ideas packed with nutrients to start your day off with a bang.

Quick Breakfast Ideas

I can’t do a quick breakfast list without some avocado toast; I can’t even imagine life without avocado toast. Avocado toast is not only delicious but is packed with healthy fats and fibers. The avocado is mashed then seasoned with fresh minced garlic, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Its really that simple.

Avocado toast with fried egg and arugula: toast 2 slices of wholegrain bread; top one slice with the mashed avocado. Top the other slice with some spicy mustard, thinly sliced red onions, arugula and a sunny side up egg. You can eat them separately in a open sandwich format or put the two slices of area together for a delicious sandwich.

Quick Breakfast Ideas

Wholegrain toast with scrambled eggs and cherry tomatoes: This is my go to breakfast; I usually have it at least twice a week. Whole grain toast is topped with 2 scrambled eggs, halved cherry tomatoes, chives, everything bagel seasoning and a drizzle of olive oil. So easy yet so delicious.

Quick Breakfast Ideas

Avocado Toast with scrambled eggs, chives and everything bagel seasoning: This is another easy and tasty breakfast. The toast is topped with mashed avocado, scramble eggs, chives and everything bagel seasoning.

More quick breakfast Ideas for busy mornings:

  1. 2 soft boiled eggs with warm spinach
  2. Fruit bowl or fresh berries with unsweetened yogurt
  3. Wholegrain toast topped with peanut butter and sliced bananas
  4. Open faced canned tuna salad sandwich
  5. Spinach, ham, cheese and tomato wrap

What is your favorite quick breakfast idea? Do you have time to eat breakfast on weekdays? I would love to hear your ideas and thoughts in the comment box below!

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Style Spotlight: Black Leather Jacket

When it comes to leather jackets you only need one good quality jacket that you’ll have for years. When the weather starts to cool, I always grab a leather jacket and it seems I am not the only one. Just Last Saturday both myself and my blogger BFF Kristin from It’s Kristin lifestyle blog had a black leather jacket on after our workout. We decided to both shoot with our leather jackets. See how Kristin styled her jacket here.

Style Spotlight: Black Leather Jacket


Outfit Details:

Black Leather Jacket: Victoria’s Secret Catalogue (find similar here) Black High Waist Skinny Pants: Hollywood Pants, Nude Heels: Marc Fisher Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs


As you know I love wearing black, so it was no surprise that I paired my black jacket with black skinny pants which are another signature item and a favorite of mine. To break the black I wore a nude color long sleeved top with nude heels.

There are so many ways to wear a leather jacket and I have a few suggestions for you below!

5 Ways to Style a black leather jacket

  1. All Black: Wear your black leather jacket with black pants, black top, black shoes but accessorize with gold and wear a different color bag like brown, red or any print of your choice.
  2. Black leather and Blue Denim: Wear your black leather jacket with a black top, blue ankle length skinny jeans and a black pointy toe heel.
  3. Casual Leather look: Wear your black leather jacket with loose boyfriend jeans, a white tee and white converse sneakers.
  4. Girly Leather: A black leather jacket is not only great for pants and looks very chic with dresses and skirts. For example you can wear your black leather jacket with any solid color or printed skirt or dress.
  5. Work Friendly leather look: Trying to switch things up in the office? How about a black leather jacket, ivory chiffon blouse, black pencil skirt and heels.

What is your favorite way to wear a leather jacket? What is your go to for warmth in the fall? I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions in the comment box below!

Check out my post about How to layer with style for more Fall Fashion inspiration.

 

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Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

I think I would be banished from the blogger world if I did not post one pumpkin related recipe on the blog during this fall. Just kidding, but there is no doubt that pumpkin is king during the fall season and it deserves its time to shine. You have probably tried some pumpkin soup recipes but this Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Soup Recipe is special my friends! What makes it special is the lovely addition of pears, a hint of curry powder and coconut oil for extra flavor.

Pumpkin and Butternut Squash SoupPumpkin and Butternut Squash Soup RecipeThe beauty of a soup like this is that it keeps well and can be reheated and served days after. This recipe serves at least 6 people but I made it for Marcus and I so we had plenty of leftovers for the week. It was great for those times when we got hungry and needed something quick to eat.

There are so many variations to this recipe for example you can use apples instead of pears. You can even eliminate the fruit and just use the pumpkin. Here are few more ingredients you can add to a pumpkin and butternut squash soup.

5 Ingredients you can add to Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Soup

1. Sweet potatoes – Roast them together with the squash instead of boiling for more flavor.

2. Carrots – Carrots are always a good idea when making a pumpkin soup. The bright color and sweetness adds an additional layer of flavor to the soup.

3. Apples – I used pears  in this recipe however apples are usually the popular choice and go well with pumpkin.

4. Fresh Ginger – If you want a bit of zing in your soup, fresh ginger is the way to go. The ginger adds a little heat and flavor.

5. Sage – Sage pairs very well with pumpkin soup. Sauté the sage together with the onions and garlic for maximum flavor release.

Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

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Pumpkin and Butternut Squash soup
Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 Medium (4 cups) Pumpkin
  • 1 Small (2 cups) Butternut Squash
  • 1 cup Chopped yellow onion
  • 4 cloves Fresh garlic minced
  • 2 medium pears cubed
  • 2 tsp mild curry powder
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 Medium (4 cups) Pumpkin
  • 1 Small (2 cups) Butternut Squash
  • 1 cup Chopped yellow onion
  • 4 cloves Fresh garlic minced
  • 2 medium pears cubed
  • 2 tsp mild curry powder
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a shallow baking dish with foil.
  2. Cut the pumpkins and squash in half and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Drizzle with olive oil and and place uncovered in the oven.
  3. While the pumpkin is cooking in the oven, heat up a large sauce pot. Mince garlic and onion in a food processor and sauté in the coconut oil for about 3 minutes in the pot. Add the curry powder, pears and cook for another 3 minutes.
  4. When pumpkin and squash is cooked, scoop out from the shell and add to the onion mix together with chicken broth.
  5. Simmer for about 10 minutes then use an immersion blender to mix the ingredients into a smooth consistency. If you don't have an immersion blender you can transfer the ingredients to a regular stand blender.
  6. Add more liquid if too thick and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Dish in a deep bowl and drizzle with cream or top with herbs if you are on a low fat diet.
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