Creamy Mashed Cauliflower & Potato – 2 Smart Points

Raise your hand if you love potatoes.  I do! 

One of my biggest challenges on Weight Watchers has been to cut way down on starches and carbohydrates.  I’m one of those people who will always take savory starches over sweets. Offer me a bowl of ice cream OR French fries and I will take the fries every time.

So, I decided to try Mashed Cauliflower.  There actually are people out there who claim that they taste just. like. mashed. potatoes.  Umm, no, they don’t. They taste like mashed cauliflower, which is good, but they are thinner and less starchy in consistency.

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Accessories for your Instant Pot, Part 2

It has been my experience that the vast majority of people who use their Instant Pots at least three times fall in love with it.  For some, it is mad love at first use.  For others, the hardest part is getting it out of the box, and they sit there, packed up, for months and months before gracing the kitchen counter.

So, once you get your electric pressure cooker out of the box and start cooking with it, it will become clearer what additional accessories you might want to purchase.  I will suggest questions to ask yourself, along with recommended additional accessories.

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What Accessories Do You NEED for your Instant Pot?

I participate regularly in an online message board.  We are a group of mainly women; I joined 15 years ago and have been a “regular” most of the time since then.  There is a large group of us that have hung out online together for the past 8-10 years.  We have become like a family – with all the good and annoying that having a family entails.

I started a weekly Instant Pot/Air Fryer/Ninja 4-1 thread earlier this year. It waxes and wanes in terms of activity based on when the Instant Pot goes on sale on Amazon, although there is a smaller group of us that post regularly, sharing recipes, asking for help, troubleshooting for others when something goes wrong, etc.

One question that comes up again and again in our weekly thread and also in separate threads is “what accessories do I also need to throw in my online shopping cart, before I place my order?”

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Hello World!

Well, here we are. Welcome to my blog. I have been using an electric pressure cooker for years. My first was a Cuisinart that my husband gave me for Chanukah five years ago. I used it occasionally – mostly for brisket.

Then, at the beginning of this year, when the pot in my Cuisinart electric pressure cooker was starting to peel in places, I decided to buy a new pressure cooker. Enter a 6 quart Duo Instant Pot. I fell in love instantly. I use it at least 4 times per week for making everything from yogurt, to soup, to beans, to main dishes. I also purchased an 8 quart Duo Instant Pot, because I often use two pots at once for dinner.

Here is a picture of my 6 quart baby “blinged out”:

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I have been modifying recipes for the Instant Pot for the past year, and my family has never been happier with my cooking.

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