On this episode of The Soul Food Pod, host Shaunda Necole dives into the world of Instant Pot cooking for Southern soul food recipes.
With the ability to replace several appliances and cook a full meal in under 45 minutes, Shaunda breaks down the various functions and settings of the Instant Pot, including pressure cooking to lock in flavors and intensify the taste.
Shaunda’s step-by-step guides teach you how to enhance your cooking with Instant Pot for soulfully seasoned meals. Plus, she provides valuable tips, such as the importance of cooking with liquid to avoid overcooking or burning your food.
The Instant Pot revolution: how one appliance changed the game for Southern soul food
What do Sarah Jessica Parker (SJP) and Sex and the City have in common with an Instant Pot?
The answer: Shoes in the oven.
“Are you kidding me? I use my oven as storage.” -Carrie Bradshaw
Do you agree with SJP?
In this episode about how to use Instant Pot, Shaunda talks about her love for the acclaimed TV show, Sex and the City (revived as, And Just Like That…) and how she relates to (SJP) the main character Carrie Bradshaw’s lack of cooking skills, but highlights how using an Instant Pot can make you a seasoned cook and elevate any dish!
In fact, Shaunda reveals that you won’t need an oven much when you have an Instant Pot because this revolutionary appliance even includes a function for baking!
Then she tells us more about her favorite appliance and how it replaces several others, including rice cookers and slow cookers.
Shaunda Necole takes us on a journey through the world of Southern soul food cooking with her secret weapon – the Instant Pot.
Being a cookbook author and a food and lifestyle blogger by profession, she answers the question, “Is an instant pot worth having?” as she shares her experiences and numerous tips on how the Instant Pot can be used to create effortless and delightful meals.
Shaunda is incredibly passionate about the Instant Pot and describes how it can replace several kitchen appliances while intensifying the flavors of broths, seasonings, and spices.
The episode ends with Shaunda answering frequently asked questions about cooking with an Instant Pot and providing information about other Instant Pot family appliances.
What does an Instant Pot actually do?
Straight outta the episode transcript:
“I want to talk about one of my favorite subjects: How to use Instant Pot!
So many of my family, friends, and you Beautiful Soul readers of TheSoulFood Pot.com always ask me,
“Is an Instant Pot worth having?”
And “What does an Instant Pot actually do?”
I love sharing how to cook flavorful and delicious Southern soul food meals with Instant Pot. Classic recipes reimagined via Instant Pot. The same Southern comfort food and seasoned buttery-rich flavors in a fraction of the traditional time.
And there’s so much to share about this revolutionary cooking method!
So if you’re serious about saving time, money, and feeding your family with high-quality meals that don’t require stewing over a hot pot all day… Then you’re in the right place. So stay tuned, right here!”
Shaunda answers the question, “Is an Instant Pot worth having?” by talking about how the Instant Pot replaces several appliances, including rice cookers, crockpots, slow cookers, and steamers, and can even be used for baking!
Flavorful Southern soul food meals
Instant Pot’s pressure cooking function intensifies flavors – ideal for Southern soul food recipes.
Other Instant Pot family appliances and FAQs
Information on other Instant Pot appliances
FAQs about cooking with an Instant Pot
Is an Instant Pot worth having? FAQs
Check out these frequently asked questions about unlocking flavor with the Instant Pot and cooking authentic Southern soul food with the Instant Pot pressure cooker.
1. What is an Instant Pot?
An Instant Pot is a multi-functional, electric pressure cooker that replaces several kitchen appliances, including rice cookers, Crockpots, slow cookers, and steamers.
2. How does an Instant Pot work?
An Instant Pot’s pressure cooking function intensifies the flavors of broths, sauces, seasonings, and spices, making them ideal for Southern soul food recipes.
3. What are the benefits of using an Instant Pot for Southern soul food cooking?
Instant Pots make it easy to create flavorful and delicious Southern soul food meals, and the pressure cooking function cuts down traditional cooking times from hours to minutes!
How to cook with Instant Pot is one of my favorite topics!I wish everyone knew how easy Instant Pot cooking is for busy households – one-pot… straight to plate!Print my helpful Instant Pot cooking times chart to always know how long to let meats, seafood, vegetables, eggs, rice, grains, and beans pressure cook inside the pot.
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Instant Pot introduces a new generation to pressure cooking and shows people how to instantly cook a healthy meal!This guide is for you whether you recently bought a new Instant Pot or you’re already using it.I’ll also answer frequently asked questions with helpful Instant Pot user tips. Starting with --> Should the Instant Pot valve be up or down?
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