I grew up in the 80’s, the time when everything was processed and low-fat this and fat-free that. I devoured sugary foods, craved boxed Mac n’ Cheese, ate lots of mainstream cereals and grew up around family members who loved soda. Yes I had some healthy foods in my diet too, but most of it was stuff that was easy to make, highly processed and cheap.
Those foods were tricking my body into believing that they were wonderful, but they did nothing for me and didn’t help nourish my body.
By the time I hit my mid 20’s I decided this way of eating wasn’t working for me and I knew I had to change things before having my first baby. I drastically changed my diet and stopped drinking soda and eating fast food. But that wasn’t enough.
After I had my first daughter, my health took a huge turn … and not in a good way. I couldn’t gain weight, I had constant tummy (a.k.a. gut-health) issues, I was anemic and I was not thriving. Soon, I found out that my body could not tolerate gluten and my gut was a mess. I knew I had to make some BIG changes to my diet and lifestyle.
I’ve spent 12 years on my real food and natural living journey. Along the way I’ve hit some bumps on the curvy road … frustrations with how to make changes, family health challenges, food sensitivities and allergies, toxic mold problems, extremely tight budget pressures and figuring out how to balance it all – so I get it. I really do.
I live with my family in Northern California. Our daily life is mixed with typical chaos, lots of play, work work work, never-ending dishes and laundry, school and homework for my oldest and a kitchen that almost always has dishes, cutting boards and kitchen tools out all over the counters because we make real food from scratch … and I’m always looking for ways to get meals on the table faster.
I’m just a mom, sharing my love and passion for real food cooking with you!
I can’t wait to share my family’s favorite Instant Pot® recipes with you!
We have super busy schedules and not a lot of time to fuss over meals throughout the day. And we all know that TIME IS PRECIOUS!
But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy healthy, super tasty, home cooked meals!
If you’re like most people with a busy schedule and short on time to cook, then The Art of Great Cooking With Your Instant Pot® is for you!
Cooking real food and getting meals on the table doesn’t have to be hard or complicated, it can be fun and enjoyable! Especially when you use your Instant Pot® … otherwise known as one of the most brilliant kitchen tools that locks in flavor and nutrition and helps you get meals on the table faster than ever.
When you cook with your Instant Pot®, you’ll get healthy, wholesome meals on the table faster without breaking the bank!
You’ll spend less time in the kitchen and that means getting to spend more time with your loved ones or get things done that you need to work on.
And if you’re cooking for family members with food allergies or sensitivities, you can rest assured that there won’t be any questionable or processed ingredients in your meals.
WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER INSIDE THE ART OF GREAT COOKING WITH YOUR INSTANT POT®
188 pages of hard work and love that I poured out for you.
High quality, paperback cookbook featuring beautiful, full-color photography.
Wholesome, tasty, comforting, from scratch meals that will nourish you and your family.
Real, whole food ingredients! You won’t find any processed foods in this cookbook!
Delicious Main Courses, Mouthwatering Soups, Hearty Stews, Delectable Pastas, Seafood and Veggie Goodness, Appetizing Breakfasts and Heavenly Sweet Treats … because life is too short to miss out on yummy desserts!!!
Recipes that taste so good you won’t know they’re gluten-free!
Many recipes can be made grain-free and most are Paleo-friendly. Yes there are vegetarian options too!
Easy to understand instructions that anyone can follow.
A cooking style that uses nutrient-rich, traditional foods and the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF)/Nourishing Traditions philosophy — for example, recipes that use soaked beans and grains for better nutrition and digestion.
A tiny bit of how my love for food started, a few personal tidbits and some memories honoring my mom who is my angel now.
TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF COOKING!
DON’T WAIT ANOTHER MOMENT!
Whether you’re looking for gluten-free options or simply just want easy to make, nourishing, healthy meals and naturally sweetened treats in less time ... Instant Pot® lovers, this cookbook is for you!
GO AHEAD AND GRAB YOUR COPY OF THE ART OF GREAT COOKING WITH YOUR INSTANT POT® RIGHT NOW!
“As a working mom, I'm always looking to save a little time in the kitchen without compromising on quality or taste, and Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri’s The Art of Great Cooking with Your Instant Pot® is an immensely valuable resource that helps me to do just that. Her brilliant recipes and easy approach make cooking in the Instant Pot® a dream.” — Jenny McGruther, author of The Nourished Kitchen and Broth & Stock and founder of NourishedKitchen.com
“Emily’s new cookbook is not only beautiful, it’s nourishing! I’m sure it’s going to be a favorite with moms who are looking for healthy, fast, AND yummy whole-food dishes using the Instant Pot®!” — Wardee Harmon, founder of TraditionalCookingSchool.com and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermenting Foods
“My favorite kitchen appliance just got a promotion and my taste buds are dancing! Emily’s beautiful book shatters the stereotype that pressure cooking only creates bland, mushy food. Now you can take your beloved Instant Pot® and easily turn dinner into a restaurant worthy masterpiece in the comfort of your own kitchen.” — Jessica Espinoza, certified mind body nutrition coach and founder of DeliciousObsessions.com
“When we had our family catering business, we always reminded each other that “the eyes eat first” when preparing food for our customers. With Emily’s book, your eyes will feast on her beautiful photos, and your body will be nourished by her thoughtful choice of ingredients.” — Laurie Neverman, creator of CommonSenseHomesteading.com and author of Never Buy Bread Again
“I’ve been making Emily’s recipes for a couple of years, from her blog Recipes to Nourish, and looking forward to the release of this cookbook! It’s everything I expected and for which I was hoping. Gooey desserts in the Instant Pot® that aren’t hard to create but that make my family’s eyes get big... and traditional savory comfort food that’s gourmet but quick to make on a weeknight (yet can proudly be served to guests). You’ll love the cheerful photographs and Emily’s loving way with food. She is such a generous soul, and that really comes through in The Art of Great Cooking with Your Instant Pot®.” — Megan Stevens, author of Eat Beautiful: Grain-free, Sugar-free and Loving it and founder of EatBeautiful.net
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is this a printed book?
Yes! It’s a paperback book with full-color photography, photographed by yours truly.
Is there an eBook version?
Yes, there is a Kindle version if you prefer eBook format!
Are there egg-free recipes?
Yes! Most of the recipes are egg-free.
Are there allergy-friendly recipes included?
Yes! All of the recipes support your family’s wellness with real, nutrient-rich and gluten-free ingredients. This cookbook is all about allergy-friendly recipes! Although all recipes are gluten-free, many are easily adaptable. Many recipes can be made grain-free, dairy-free and most are Paleo-friendly and nut-free. All recipes are soy-free. Yes there are vegetarian options too!
What sweeteners are used in the recipes?
Recipes use natural sweeteners. Most use honey or maple syrup. Some recipes use maple sugar or other traditional sweeteners. There are some options that use organic cane or powdered sugar, but they are listed as alternatives to the natural sweeteners listed in the ingredients.