Christmas week is coming up fast and we still haven’t gotten our tree up! It’s a teeny-tiny white tree, but it still counts. To make this week a little easier you can follow this week’s menu plan. It’s all made in your new (or old) Instant Pot and will give you some time to relax or do some holiday baking!
Breakfast: Make a batch of my Instant Pot Pumpkin Coffeecake Steel-cut Oatmeal at the beginning of the week and eat it all week long. You can double the recipe for a large family. Note: read the comments if you don’t like your steel-cut oats chewy. This recipe makes the chewy version, but you can add extra water and cook time to make them softer.
Monday: This Instant Pot Vegan Chili from cheftographer.com will make you feel cozy and you can use leftovers in burritos for lunches too! If you avoid tvp, try using soy curls that you chop up. Or you can use crumbled tempeh or extra beans.
Tuesday: Jill Nussinow’s Pressure Cooker White Winter Vegetable and Spring “Clean Out” Stew is just what you need to clean up the fridge and make a tasty meal for your family too!
Wednesday: Vegan Richa’s Pressure Cooker Curried Chickpea Stuffed Acorn Squash will definitely get you in the holiday spirit. If you need a little extra help you could bake some of my Chocolate Mint Black Bean Cookies!
Thursday: Lentil soup is one of my favorites, so I recommend making my Vegan Instant Pot Lentil Vegetable Soup. Try changing it up by using turnip in place of potato, acorn or butternut squash in place of the sweet potato, and maybe even parsnips in place of carrots!
Saturday: These Potato Adobo Tamales from Vegan Tamales Unwrapped by Dora Stone are amazing! I really love her book and talk more about it in the linked post. Be sure to read my Instant Pot instructions below the recipe. I even have 3 tamale recipes in The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot.
Dessert: What a holiday without dessert? My Vegan Pear and Cranberry Instant Pot Cake is festive, made with whole grains and you can sweeten it with the liquid sweetener of your choice if you avoid agave!