Instant Pot Detox Fat Flush Soup

Looking for the best tasting fat flush soup? This soup is not only tasty it is a great soup cleanse. Enjoy this healthy vegetables soup recipe all year long.

Instant Pot Detox Fat Flush Soup
For as long as I can remember there has been talk about a diet soup. It is supposed to be a soup that flushes the fat away. I wanted to give it a try, and of course, put my own twist on it. The reason a Detox Fat Flush Soup works is because of the vegetables. Whenever you eat a meal that is rich in vegetables, it is great for your body. Your body runs better when you eat a lot of vegetables. That is because vegetables have a lot of nutrients and with many vegetables, they are low in sugar and low in calories with some having negative calories.

What are Negative Calories
Negative calories mean that it takes more energy to digest the food than the vegetable has. This is the case with many vegetables. For the rest, nonstarchy vegetables even when they don’t fall into this category, it is still low in calories and fat.

Why should I do a soup cleanse?
When you do a soup cleanse you are focusing on your body and feeding it to food that it needs. A soup cleanse is better than a juicing cleanse because for many people it leaves them feeling full and energized opposed to feeling like they are still hungry. The soup cleanse also gives you more fiber and leaves you feeling satisfied.

Can You Freeze Soup?
I love making large batches of soup. I make a large batch, save half to eat now and freeze the other half. When I freeze soup, I like to put it in a large freezer bag. This lets it lay flat and I can write directly on the bag. It lets me know what is in the bag and when I froze it.
Ingredients for Vegetable Soup Seasoning
The flavoring of a soup can make it break whether you like it. If a soup doesn’t have enough flavoring it doesn’t make you want to eat it. Then it just tastes like water and boiled vegetables. I have found that the best vegetable soup seasoning is:

bay leafs
dried oregano
dried basil
red pepper flakes
salt
black pepper
Ingredients for Vegetable Soup Recipe
olive oil
onion
carrots
celery stalks
garlic
green bell pepper
cabbage
fire-roasted tomatoes
vegetable broth
bay leafs
dried oregano
dried basil
red pepper flakes
salt
black pepper
How to make a Fat Flush Soup in the Instant Pot
Cut all your vegetables and set aside

Set the IP on saute mode and pour in the olive oil

Add in the diced onion, carrots, and celery and mix until combined

Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers!

I actually have similar techniquet for my burgers. When grilling, I meld my burgers with a slice of onion (I hand cut them and am pretty poor with a knife, so the slices are almost as thick as the domed patty) before putting them over the heat onion down. They brown from indirect heat and from direct when I flip them. When cooking inside, I dice the union. For best taste, I’ll heat the heavy baking dish and oil to the oven’s max, pull out the dish, quickly put on the burgers and onions (again, onions down, either by putting the onions on top and flipping them onto the dish or putting the burgers on top of the onions and sliding the spatula under both), put it right back in, and set the oven to a normal cooking temp, but this sends oil spitting everywhere. Lately, I just put the onions in the dish, put both in the cold oven, and let both preheat to the cooking temp. The surround heating of the oven and possibly a bit of broiler action puts on a nice crust.

Ingredients:
1 large onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
salt and pepper
1 lb ground beef
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4-8 slices American cheese
Mayo, mustard and pickles, for serving
4 hamburger buns, toasted

HOW TO MAKE:
Combine the onion slices and 1 teaspoon of salt in a bowl and toss to combine. Transfer the onions to a colander and let sit for 30 minutes, tossing occasionally. Transfer the onions to a clean dish towel, gather the edges together and squeeze out as much liquid as you can from the onions. Do this over the sink or a large bowl since the onions will have quite a bit of liquid in them.
Divide the onions into 4 separate mounds on a rimmed baking sheet. Form the beef into 4 lightly packed balls. Place the beef balls on top of the onion mounds and flatten the beef firmly (use your palm) so the onion adheres to the beef. The patties should measure 4 inches in diameter. Season the beef generously with salt and pepper.
Melt the butter with the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Using a large spatula, transfer the patties to the skillet, onion side down. Cook for 6-8 minutes, until the onions turn a deep golden brown and begin to crisp around the edges. Flip the burgers, then increase the heat to high and cook until well browned on the second side, about 2 minutes.
Add 1 or 2 slices of cheese to each burger and allow to melt. Add mayo, mustard and pickles to the top buns, then place each burger on a bottom buns. Serve immediately.

Big Apple Fritters

Apple bread is one of my favorite sweet breads in the whole wide world.

Yes, I am partial to banana and pumpkin loaves, too, but there is just something special about a sweet big apple bread that gets my heart pounding. Maybe it’s because it reminds me of the apple orchard I used to go to as a young girl. I always loved going to this place. The smells of the cider and cinnamon doughnuts cooking were heavenly. Do you have any childhood memories that are invoked by food?

Once I got older, married, and had a few little ones of my own, I would take my kids to the very same apple orchard.

My son, when he was about three, would swipe apples and take little bites out of it before I could stop him. Luckily, I knew the owner and she always laughed it off. I’d buy my apples and we would head on home to bake this bread. Sweet memories! I can’t believe how fast the years are flying by!

Ingredients
3 cups all-purpose flour
1½ cups sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon Apple Pie Spice
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons butter, softened
1½ cups peeled, chopped apples
Oil for frying
Confectioners sugar
Directions
Pour oil into a deep skillet or Dutch oven to a depth of about 3 inches.
Heat to 375 degrees.
Sift flour, sugar, salt, and Apple Pie Spice into a large mixing bowl.
Place eggs in a separate bowl and beat them lightly.
Stir in milk and vanilla.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture. Add butter and beat with a mixer on low speed to moisten, about 1/2 minute. Scrape down sides of bowl and increase speed to medium for 2 minutes longer. Fold in apples. Using a 1/4 cup size measuring cup, drop into hot oil. Be careful not to splash the oil on yourself. If your pot is not very large at the top, you may be able to cook only one at a time.As the fritters cook, they will rise to the top.
When browned on the first side, carefully turn them over with a spatula to brown the second side.
Drain on paper towels and sprinkle immediately, and generously, with confectioner sugar or glaze I prefer glaze.
To make glaze confectioners sugar and milk or water whisk together and glaze while warm.

Canned Cowboy Stew

Ingredients:

1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can beans
2 cans potatoes
1 can corn
1 can green beans
1 tspn chili powder
1 tspn sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
1 to 11/2 lbs ground beef
1 med onion chopped
( I threw in some cabbage )
Brown beef and onion drain
Directions:

Drain all cans except tomatoes and place in crockpot or Dutch oven. Add chili powder, sugar and 3 CUPS OF WATER.

Simmer on low heat for 2 to 3 hours.

Had to fix corn bread to go with it. Cause there was a special request for it!!

Cajun Chicken Alfredo

Ingredients
Salt
1 pound penne or other small pasta
2 cups broccoli florets
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets
2-3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning (see notes)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin parmesan cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper

How to Make It
Heat oven to 200°F. In large pot, bring 4 quarts salted water to boil.
Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 9 minutes. Drain pasta, reserving cooking water. Set pasta aside.
Return cooking water to boil. Add broccoli; boil until just tender and bright green, about 2 minutes. Plunge immediately into bowl of ice water. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, sprinkle both sides of chicken generously with Cajun seasoning.
In large skillet, heat oil until shimmering. Arrange chicken in single layer and sauté, flipping once, until temperature on internal thermometer reaches 155°F, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from skillet, cover with foil and transfer to oven to keep warm.
Wipe skillet with paper towel and return to stove. Over medium-high heat, melt butter and heat until foaming. Stir in garlic; sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Whisk in wine; bring to simmer. Simmer until sauce has reduced by half, about 2 minutes.
Whisk in cream; simmer until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Fold in parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
Add reserved pasta to skillet and toss gently to coat. Arrange broccoli over pasta; top with chicken and garnish with additional parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Notes:
To make your own Cajun Seasoning: Combine 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon paprika, 1 tablespoon salt, 1/2 tablespoon black pepper, 1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme and 1/2 tablespoon onion powder.
To get a head start: The pasta can be cooked in advance, refrigerated and refreshed in hot water just before serving. The broccoli can be blanched and shocked in ice water in advance; simply store in refrigerator in cold water. The Cajun seasoning can be made anytime.

Billion Dollar Candy Bar

INGREDIENTS
Bottom Chocolate Layer
1 cup milk chocolate chips (or half semi-sweet)
1/3 cup butterscotch chips
1/3 cup peanut butter
Nougat Layer
4 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1-1/2 cups marshmallow creme
1/3 cup peanut butter
1-1/2 cups chopped salted peanuts (optional)
Caramel Layer
1 (14-ounce package) caramel candy
1/4 cup cream
1 tablespoon butter
Top Chocolate Layer
1 cup milk chocolate chips (or half semi-sweet)
1/3 cup butterscotch chips
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter

PREPARATION
STEP 1
Bottom Chocolate Layer
Melt milk chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and peanut butter in a pan over low heat; stirring consistently. Pour mixture into a 9 x 13″ baking pan lightly coated with nonstick spray or lined with plastic wrap which is long enough to drape over sides of the pan. Spread mixture and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Nougat Layer
Melt butter over medium heat in pan; add sugars and evaporated milk; bring to a boil, and cook additional 5 minutes while stirring. Remove from the heat and add marshmallow creme and peanut butter. Pour over the bottom layer and gently spread mixture. If you use peanuts, scatter across the top. Place in the refrigerator for 15 – 30 minutes.

Caramel Layer
Place the unwrapped caramel candy, butter, and cream in a medium saucepan. Place over low heat and stir until the mixture has completely melted and is smooth. Pour in the pan and quickly spread over nougat layer. Place in the refrigerator for 15 – 30 minutes.

Top Chocolate Layer
Melt milk chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and peanut butter in a pan over low heat, stirring consistently. Pour over the caramel layer and spread. Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares. Store in an air-tight container.

NOTE: I have substituted peanut butter chips for the butterscotch chip in one or both layers. Even though you can’t see the peanuts, they are in this batch.

Southern Fried Salmon Patties

INGREDIENTS
1 (14 3/4 ounce) canned salmon
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup flour
1 egg
3 tablespoons mayonnaise

DIRECTIONS

Open salmon and drain thoroughly. Place drained salmon in mixing bowl and flake evenly with a fork.
Add onion, corn meal, flour, mayonnaise, and egg. Stir until well blended.
Shape the mixture into patties about the size of an average burger or less.
Cook in oil in skillet over medium heat until browned on each side. Turn once while frying.
Note: The mayonnaise helps the patties hold their shape and keeps them from being too dry.

Philly Cheese Steak Casserole

INGREDIENTS :

1 1/2 роundѕ lеаn grоund bееf
2 bеll рерреrѕ
1/2 уеllоw оnіоn
1 сlоvе gаrlіс
1 teaspoon ѕеаѕоnеd salt (Lawry’s or Mortons)
4 ѕlісеѕ Prоvоlоnе cheese
4 lаrgе eggs
1/4 сuр hеаvу сrеаm
1 tеаѕрооn hоt ѕаuсе
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

INSTRUCTIONS :

Preheat oven tо 350 dеgrееѕ. Sрrау a 9×9 baking dish with nоn-ѕtісk ѕрrау.
Dісе the рерреrѕ and оnіоnѕ іntо bіtе-ѕіzеd pieces. Mіnсе the gаrlіс.
Add the ground bееf tо a ѕkіllеt and сооk оvеr mеdіum heat, сrumblіng as іt cooks.
When bееf is broken apart, but ѕtіll pink, аdd thе рерреrѕ, оnіоn, garlic, аnd seasoned salt. Cоntіnuе сооkіng, stirring often, untіl bееf is cooked through and vеgеtаblеѕ hаvе ѕоftеnеd a bіt.
Drain grеаѕе from thе ѕkіllеt and роur mixture into thе рrераrеd bаkіng dіѕh.
Tеаr thе cheese іntо ѕmаll pieces and place оvеr the beef mixture. (I like it cheesy so I actually use more Provolone)
Add the eggs, cream, hоt ѕаuсе, and Worcestershire sauce tо a mixing bоwl аnd whisk wеll to combine.
Pour the egg mixture оvеr thе bееf аnd рlасе thе dіѕh іn thе oven. Bаkе fоr 35 mіnutеѕ оr untіl thе eggs аrе ѕеt.
Lеt ѕіt 5 mіnutеѕ bеfоrе ѕlісіng and serving.

Cowboy Meatloaf and Potato Casserole

INGREDIENTS
1 package Ore-Ida® Steam n’ Mash® Cut Russet Potatoes
1 pound ground lean meat (beef or turkey)
3/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup Jack Daniel’s® Barbecue Sauce, Honey Smokehouse™
1 egg lightly beaten
2 teaspoons chili powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup crumbled real bacon
1/4 cup crispy fried onions, canned
2/3 cup Mexican blend cheese, shredded
STEPS

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat 9×9 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine beef, onion, breadcrumbs, Barbecue Sauce, egg, chili powder and salt until well mixed. Gently press into bottom of baking dish.
  2. Bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cooked through. Carefully pour off any excess fat if needed. Adjust oven to broil and place oven rack 6 to 8 inches from heat source.

FRESH BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE WITH HOMEMADE CRUST

Blueberry Cheesecake with homemade crust is one you will make over and over again. This recipe is a wonderful twist on a classic. This Blueberry Cheesecake has wonderful reviews and is a top viewed recipe on my website.

BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE WILL QUICKLY BECOME A FAVORITE RECIPE TO MAKE FOR FAMILY AND GUESTS.
This Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake is thick, creamy and flavored with tangy lemon and blueberries throughout. It sits in a graham cracker crust and is topped with a homemade blueberry sauce.
Next up is the filling. The lemon base of this Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake is easily my new favorite lemon cheesecake base. If you’ve ever made my lemon curd, you’ll recall that it’s made with egg yolks, no egg whites. I find that this gives a better lemon flavor, so I used that idea in this cheesecake and swapped out one of the whole eggs for egg yolks. It really accentuated the lemon flavor, making this lemon base the best!
Ingredients:
Ingredients:
Nutty Graham Cracker Crust
1 cup graham cracker crumbs Can roll with rolling pin or use food processor until finely ground
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats Could use quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup ground walnuts or nuts of your choice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine or 8 tablespoons melted
Cream Cheese Filling
1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk (Not evaporated milk)
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Fresh Blueberry Topping

2 cups fresh blueberries you could use frozen
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Instructions:
Crust Instructions
Combine all ingredients and press into a sprayed 8 x 8 inch baking pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 10 to 12 minutes. Remove and let cool.
Filling Instructions
Combine ingredients and mix on high for 3 or 4 minutes. Pour over cooled crust. Refrigerate for 3 hours. Then add topping.
Blueberry Topping instructions
Combine all topping ingredients except lemon juice and bring to boil on top of the stove stirring constantly so as not to burn. Cook for 2 minutes to thicken. Remove from stove, stir in lemon juice and let cool. Pour over cheesecake after it has been refrigerated for 3 hours.
Recipe Notes
Keep this blueberry cheesecake refrigerated. Makes about 10 to 12 servings. Enjoy! Note: You could use any fresh fruit with this recipe such as strawberries or blackberries.