Category Archives: Soup/Stew

Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Paleo Whole30 Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Alright, guys. Just a small update: we are still living in an Airbnb for the entire month of February so I’m really lacking in food photography props and my favorite plates that I like to use. It’s all good, because the place we are staying at is really nice and has good lighting (which is extremely important to me). We are trying to find a place to live next month so hopefully it’ll work out soon. I’m actually much less stressed out about the whole situation than I thought I would be, and I will provide you with more details soon (fingers crossed!).

In the mean time, I hope you understand if my photos are less than stellar. I’m doing my best with what I have!

As promised, this is my 2nd Instant Pot recipe of the week and it’s a good one. I love a good chicken soup and it’s so healing and comforting when you are feeling sick or down. I first made this Instant Pot chicken soup on a whim and didn’t measure any of the ingredients, and it turned out absolutely fantastic, so I had to make it again to share it with you!

Paleo Whole30 Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Paleo Whole30 Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Paleo Whole30 Instant Pot Chicken Soup

This recipe uses a whole chicken, and I love that because you end up making bone broth while cooking it, so you have a really nutrient-dense soup at the end of it. And it all comes together a little over one hour!

And yes, we have most of our crap in storage right now, but I had to bring my Instant Pot with me, OF COURSE. I use it at least 3-4x a week so it’s a must!

Paleo Whole30 Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Paleo Whole30 Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Paleo Whole30 Instant Pot Chicken Soup

It’s currently cold season so if you are feeling under the weather or in need of some comfort, I hope you make this nourishing Instant Pot chicken soup to boost your immunity and fight off the bugs. It also freezes really well so you can make it ahead of time to pull out on a cold day. It’s basically a hug in a bowl!

Paleo Whole30 Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Soup
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots (or 3 small), chopped
  • 1½ cup green beans, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, minced
  • 3-4 lb whole chicken, preferably pasture raised
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp sea salt
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste (omit for AIP)
  • 5 cups of water
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Place onion, carrots, green beans, garlic, and ginger in the Instant Pot.
  2. Lay the chicken over the vegetables.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour water over everything.
  5. Close the lid of the Instant Pot, then set it to "Soup" on high pressure of 30 minutes.
  6. Once the soup is finished, the Instant Pot will beep a few times. Wait about 30 minutes for the pressure to go down naturally until you can open the lid.
  7. Take out the chicken and debone. You can save the bones to make bone broth.
  8. Shred the meat and place back in the Instant Pot. Stir.
  9. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed.
  10. Serve with chopped green onions sprinkled on top.

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Paleo Gluten Free Whole30 Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Spicy Beef Stew

Instant Pot Spicy Beef Stew

Well, I’m finally back from a week long vacation from Hawaii. I didn’t think I would love Oahu this much, but it was so beautiful and fun. We hiked a bunch, explored, ate local cuisine, and hung out at the beach pretty much everyday. It’s amazing how different one side of the island is from another and they are all so pretty and unique in their own way. It was everything I look for in a vacation and I’m back fully recharged. Check out my Instagram and Facebook page for some of my travel photos because I posted a ton!

No matter how relaxing a vacation is, flying is a bit tough for me and I can feel the intense stress of it every time, so I feel a bit worn out from the 5 hour flight last night. Not worry though, because bone broth to the rescue! I LOVE how quickly I can whip up a meal in my Instant Pot and I did just that with this spicy beef stew recipe.

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Instant Pot Spicy Beef Stew

Instant Pot Spicy Beef Stew

Feel free to adjust the hot sauce if you don’t like spicy foods. I loooooove spicy so I tend to go overboard a bit. However, C (who usually can’t handle too much spicy foods) went back for seconds, so I think it’ll be just fine. Also, if you don’t have an Instant Pot, feel free to throw everything in the slow cooker. You can read the notes section of the recipe to find out how to do just that.

I love incorporating bone broth into recipes. It’s an easy way to consume all the beneficial minerals and nutrients without even thinking about it, especially when your fiancé refuses to drink it straight on its own. I’m such a trickster, but the one that tries to get you to eat healthy. It’s like sneaking in organ meat into recipes, but this is so much less detectable for those with sensitive palates. If you need a filling, healthy recipe that’s also comforting and warming, be sure to make this spicy beef stew recipe. You are gonna love it!

Instant Pot Spicy Beef Stew

Instant Pot Spicy Beef Stew

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Instant Pot Spicy Beef Stew
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp ghee or avocado oil
  • 1 lb beef stew meat, cut into cubes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 medium potatoes, chopped
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 cups kale leaves, stems removed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups bone broth
  • 2 tbsp your favorite hot sauce
  • Sea salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. Set your Instant Pot to Sauté setting and add avocado oil.
  2. Add the meat and stir until the meat is browned.
  3. Add and stir in the rest of the ingredient, except salt.
  4. Close the lid, and make sure the pressure valve is set to "sealing."
  5. Set the Instant Pot to Meat/Stew.
  6. Once finished, about 40 minutes, the Instant Pot will beep. If you are eating right away, hit "Cancel" then release the pressure valve, making sure your hand is away from the opening where the steam escapes. If not, the Instant Pot will automatically switch to the "Warm" setting for the next 10 hours and the pressure will slowly lower on its own.
  7. Taste and salt, if necessary.
Notes
Don't have an Instant Pot? You can place everything in a slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours!

Instant Pot Spicy Beef Stew - Paleo Gluten Free Whole30

Bacon Green Bean Soup

Bacon Green Bean Soup

I need a lot of comfort this week. I think this election drained me. I’m not going to get political because that’s not what my blog is about, but I think it’s worth mentioning that it’s been an emotional roller coaster for many of us. The fact that I didn’t go to sleep until very late on Tuesday night is enough to throw me off the rest of the week.

So enter: soup. There’s something so soothing and healing about a big bowl of creamy soup, especially when it’s made with bone broth. The bacon definitely helps too. 

Bacon Green Bean Soup

Bacon Green Bean Soup

Bacon Green Bean Soup

This soup made with green beans is so appropriate for this chilly season, and I think it’ll be a great side to serve during your Thanksgiving dinner. There’s so much flavor and depth, and the pop of green is so pretty on the table.

Not only is it delicious, it’s a great way to pack in a huge amount of greens during your meal (and your kids’), and I’m always striving to do that. If you had a hard time dealing with this week like me, I suggest you make this soup and curl up with a good book or a Netflix show. It’ll make you feel so much better. I promise!

Bacon Green Bean Soup

Bacon Green Bean Soup

Bacon Green Bean Soup

Bacon Green Bean Soup
 
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Ingredients
  • ¼ lb bacon
  • 2 tbsp ghee or avocado oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 large sweet potato, chopped
  • 1 lb green beans. trimmed
  • 4 cups bone broth or water
  • ½ cup full-fat coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (omit pepper for AIP)
Instructions
  1. Chop the bacon into small pieces, about ¼ inches wide.
  2. Heat a large saucepan or a dutch oven over medium high heat. Fry the bacon bits until they are crispy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon bits to a plate and set aside. Leave the bacon grease in the pot.
  4. Lower the heat to medium. Add onion, garlic, and sweet potato, with salt and pepper, and stir and cook until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the green beans with more salt and pepper, and cook for additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Pour in bone broth or stock. Cover and bring to boil, then lower to simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Once the vegetables are soft, remove from heat. Add coconut milk and let cool slightly.
  8. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth and creamy. If you don't have an immersion blender, work in batches in a blender.
  9. Taste to determine if it needs more salt and pepper.
  10. Serve topped with bacon bits.

Bacon Green Bean Soup