The Instant Pot makes this recipe really easy, no watching the stove or cleaning up a mess when the pot boils over. I usually make a cup of quinoa at a time and keep it in the fridge for easy, quick meals. My dad gave me an Instant Pot as a housewarming gift when we moved to Reno and I’ll admit I was skeptical. I thought anything made in an instant pot could be made in a slow cooker, so why would you need both? WRONG. I will admit I think all kitchen appliances are necessary, even if they do serve a limited function.
Today is October 30, 2017, I’m behind. This month was crazy; we were so busy! I’ve been on an airplane every week for work, we got two boxer puppies, and had lots of visitors here in Reno! My eating has been awful and I feel it. For the month of October I decided to have one drink per day.
I decided to eat vegetables with every meal in September. Generally I eat a lot of vegetables (or so I thought!), so I thought this would be easy. Wrong! First lesson, I do not consume as many vegetables as I originally thought – welcome the lunch struggle.
In January I completed Whole 30 and it was a very empowering experience. Over those 30 days, I felt great – the best, ever! I actually continued for another 15 days because I didn’t want to stop feeling so good. I learned sugar is in absolutely everything – no seriously – everything!
Our bike-moon ended in Bar Harbor, Maine and we were lucky enough to spend a week exploring. Bar Harbor has a lot to offer! If you’re planning a 2017 trip, add Acadia to the list. The weather was absolutely perfect in October, chilly at night and warm during the day. The fresh seafood deserves an entire blog (or blog post) – it is so good! October is not peak-season for Acadia; however, it still does get busy. Leaf peeking season is early to mid October. If you plan it right, you can see the most beautiful colors in New England and visit a National Park. We spent 6 days in Bar Harbor with 4 exploring the park.