I Made Beef Stew in the Instant Pot

"Beef Stew" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO2000
“Beef Stew” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Tonight I made a basic beef stew using our Instant Pot. It turned out pretty good! It doesn’t have a very complex flavor, but its simplicity is the key to its beauty. We had some homemade crusty French baguette for dipping in the rich broth, which was just perfect. (Thanks Mariko!)

I found the Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe at the Life Made Sweeter website, and made a couple small adjustments, by omitting the celery (yuck) and adding some canned peas right at the end. Prep was very easy, but I think it’s better to brown the meat using a pan on the stove since you can finish browning the meat in much less time than it takes using the Instant Pot’s sautee function. However, if you want to save yourself from washing another pan, then you can use the Instant Pot for all the cooking.

I think I’ll search for a stew recipe with more spices, but this one is good to keep in the recipe book(marks). Simple and satisfying. ☺

I hope you had a great day!

またね~

Making Sigeumchi-namul 시금치나물 시금치나물

"Sigeumchi-namul" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO2500
“Sigeumchi-namul” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Tonight I made a bit of a Korean-style dinner for the kids and I. Mariko is in Japan right now, so it’s just the three of us. Since we had a big container of spinach in the fridge, I decided to try making Sigeumchi-namul, which is a Korean side dish that I’ve had many times in Korean restaurants.

I found a recipe from Maangchi and it seemed so simple and easy that I gave it a go! I think it turned out really good, even though it’s not the most appetizing photo. But it was the perfect side dish to some pan-fried gyoza (filled with bulgogi) that I made as well. Yum!!!

Take a look at the video, and you can see how easy it is.

I hope you had a great day!

またね~

Katsudon for Dinner Tonight

"Katsudon" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5, 1/35 sec, ISO6400
“Katsudon” Cedar Park, 2019

Another donburi! This time is a pork cutlet with Yum… heaven on earth! 😀