What I've been eating: pressure cooker edition

I've probably been averaging running a pressure cooker about 5 or 6 times a week when I've been at home, but don't think I've ever said much about that here. Figured that I'd share a few of the recipes and whatnot that I've been rotating through.

  • Chicken and black bean chili. For most pressure cooker recipes I'd suggest using chicken thighs rather than chicken breasts, and this one is no exception. But otherwise it's a great recipe.

  • Split pea and ham soup. Simple but easy to make with ingredients that I usually have in the house.

  • Kenyan Kunde | Black-Eyed Peas with Peanuts. Lots of similar recipes like this in various parts of Africa. Think I was in Zimbabwe the first time I ate greens with peanut butter.

  • Chickpea curry rice bowl. Chana Masala is one of the spice blends that I tend to keep around. At least here you need to hit one of a select number of spice shops to find it, but it's available nonetheless.

  • Pressure cooking the perfect bowl of oatmeal. A great way to make steel-cut oats completely hands off while really only having to wash the serving bowl. Probably the way I started cooking pot in pot. Usually wind up with apple-cinnamon or cinnamon-raisin in mine.

  • Pressure Cooker Risotto. More a template for pretty much any kind of risotto than a recipe.

  • Chipotle Cheddar Corn Chowder. Good chipotles are hard to come by where I live and this is where a lot of my imports of the stuff go.

  • Pasta with tuna and capers. Tough to find tuna packed in oil here so I just use a water-packed version and toss a bit of olive oil in. I also tend to toss in fish sauce instead of anchovies and it's easier to get ahold of and cheaper.

  • Greek lentils and rice. This is here less as a recipe and more as my road to realization that if you soak lentils it'll even out there cooking times with rice so that you can cook both in the same pot at the same time without having to keep an eye on doneness. I frequently wind up with different spices and different kinds of rice when making this this, but this is the recipe that got me started eating a lot more lentils.

  • 30 minute Indian butter chicken. Probably not the healthiest but I like to eat it every now and then.