This gluten free chili is cooked in your Instant Pot and is a quick and easy dinner!
Chili in my instant pot is a quick and easy dinner! We recently went to Flagstaff to visit our daughter who lives there. The evenings were cool and it got down to 30 degrees at night! Burr… So I decided to make my Instant pot chili.
My daughter who lives in Flagstaff, has a goofy sense of humor. She was totally on board to help me shoot the video to go with the chili. I hope you watch it to get a little giggle!
This chili is perfect for year-round but I especially love it in the fall and winter. It is comfort food and it is delicious! You can add whatever toppings you like to it to make it your own.
What Do I Need To Make This Chili?
This chili is super easy and it all is made in the Instant Pot! I use the sauté button to cook the hamburger. Dump all the ingredients in, give it a good stir, then I switch the mode to chili and seal the lid. Once it beeps, dinner is ready!
You will need the following ingredients:
1 Red, Yellow and Green Pepper chopped.
A Yellow Onion, chopped.
2 Stalks of Celery, chopped.
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2 Cans of Chili Beans.
1 small Can of Tomato Sauce.
1 large Can of Roasted Chopped Tomatoes.
1/2 Can of Tomato Paste.
1 Box of Beef Broth.
2 LBS of Ground Beef.
Chipotle Pepper if you want it a little spicy or you can also add Cayenne.
Any toppings you would like. I like:
sour cream, shredded cheese, green onions, black olives and sometimes serve it over rice or cauliflower rice.
And a finger…. if you aren’t careful when cutting up your veggies…
Here’s The Video on How To Make Chili in my Instant Pot:
I hope this video gave you a giggle or at least a smile. We had fun making it. HEHE!
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If you don’t have an Instant Pot you can also make this in your slow cooker. However, Christmas is coming and I would highly recommend that you put it on your Christmas wish list if you don’t have one.
Here’s The Recipe:
Chili in My Instant PotThis is a delicious recipe for Chili! Plus it's made in the Instant Pot so it's super fast and easy to make!
I hope you enjoy this recipe!
Best Wishes for Gluten Free Dishes!
Is The Nima Sensor Gone Forever?
I am very sad to report that it seems the the Nima Sensor is gone forever.... or at least until a new company revives it!
My Nima Sensor has been a lifesaver so many times I can’t count! Recently, it seems that they were sold and the company that bought them is no longer making capsules. This has been heartbreaking to my family and anyone who relied on testing!
I have posted numerous posts about food that I have tested with my Nima Sensor while traveling or packaged food. It always took the guesswork out of wondering if foods were truly gluten free or not. It helped me navigate other countries where there was a language barrier or new restaurants that I didn’t have confidence in.
I am sad. I feel like I am back to guessing with my health once the handful of capsules I have left are gone.
Here’s The Facts:In May I had seen on social media that Nima Sensor had been sold to Medline, a medical supply company. I was excited because my family already had a Medline account so I was hopeful that getting the capsules would be easier.
It had been difficult to get capsules for a while from Amazon. They would be available for a few hours then gone again. This is when I started to worry.
In June, Shireen Yates, one of the founding members of Nima announced via email from Nima that Nima had been sold. Here’s what she had to say:
“I’m delighted to share that Nima has been acquired by one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of healthcare products. You can continue to purchase Nima products on Amazon.”
As I said, I was hopeful and excited that they would take Nima to the next level. I was told that originally they (Nima) were hoping to provide capsules for 8 major allergens eventually.
Nima Sensor Warning Signs:
Shortly after, my Nima app stopped connecting with my device. There was no longer anyone responding to my tech support questions. My daughter’s Nima stopped working and no one would return calls or emails. She basically has a paperweight. The last email I received from Nima was in May, 2020.
I was hoping that maybe it was a Covid shipping delay since the capsules were made in China. But is doesn’t appear to be the case.
I placed several calls to Medline to find out what was going on. I kept getting mixed messages. One rep would say that they didn’t know when more capsules would be in stock. Another rep said they had no idea what they were going to do with Nima.
The Nima Sensor Facebook Page received a message from one of the founders, Shireen Yates. She relied on the Nima to test for herself as she also cannot have gluten.
In July, she posted the following message in the Nima Sensor Users Group on Facebook:
“I no longer have any visibility into the operations of Nima (this is really hard for me!!). I, too, am now waiting for capsules! That said, I spent a lot of time with the folks who are taking the baton for the next phase of Nima and I am confident Nima is in great hands,” she wrote.
But sadly, this is not the case.
What Is Medline Going To Do?
I contacted another Medline district rep and he told me that Nima is out of business and they are just selling the rest of the inventory they bought from Nima and then that’s it. NO MORE NIMA SENSORS OR CAPSULES!
My heart sunk! The look on my husband’s face was distress! We have been able to travel without a thought of me getting sick from food and neither one of us wanted to go back to guessing! Sadly, until possibly someone invests in Nima that is what we will need to do.
Here is what the Medline Rep sent me:
If I could get Nima capsules I would gladly sell them to you. As of right now they have been discontinued and we are out of stock.
Insert crying… possibly ugly crying…..
It seems that Medline is still telling people different stories! A user on the Nima Facebook Group just posted a few hours ago that she just got her Medline account and the rep told her she should be able to order some capsules!
I just logged into their website and there are no gluten testers to be found. UGH!!!!
Here is what Medline tweeted in September:
I guess I will continue to reach out to Medline and pray that someone revives Nima and we can go back to testing food as usual. However, this is 2020 and I am not sure life will ever go back to anything as usual!
Here Are A Few Tips For Going Further Without The Nima Sensor:Since I only have a few capsules left, I will go back to using my Spidey skills to determine if the food at places is going to be ok for me to eat or not.
It will mean that I bring my own food with me to events more often than not.
When friends want to make food for me to eat I will ask questions and ask to see their labels and ingredients. I love our friends that do this for me without having their feelings hurt and I appreciate it so much!
Restaurants will be called ahead of time to ask questions about their food and kitchen practices. Pizza places with shared kitchens will be avoided due to the flour in the air….as I already do now. I will support my favorite restaurants that I have tested at many times and go with faith that they will continue to do a good job making safe food.
We will host dinner parties and ask guests just to bring a bottle of wine so I can control all of the ingredients. When we are allowed to do so I will hug everyone I know and want to eat food with you…. just get ready!
I will remind myself that the people I am with are more important than eating somewhere that isn’t safe for me. I will choose purse snacks (aka my emergency food) and a glass of wine with friends and smile and be thankful.
Hope you have a great rest of your day and you choose joy!
Best Wishes for Gluten Free Dishes!
Do you dream of far away places based on the food you are eating? This Gluten Free Mediterranean Chicken Salad makes me dream of eating it overlooking the Mediterranean Sea!
My daughter requested a recipe for my mediterranean chicken salad so this is for her. As a foodie Mom it makes my heart happy that both of my girls like to cook and are pretty darn good at it! It’s super fun to watch what they make and honestly we send each other food pictures… totally nerdy I know! But I love it.
I know most of the world is eating everything pumpkin but it’s still almost 100 degrees in Arizona and it doesn’t feel like fall yet… unless you are up at the crack of dawn and then it’s beautiful outside. Just ask my hubby! lol
I love this Mediterranean chicken salad because it is a fast lunch or dinner and most of the ingredients are staples in my kitchen so that makes it easy.
What Ingredients Do I Need To Make This Mediterranean Chicken Salad?
This is what I love to put in my salad, however if you don’t like anything you can leave it out or substitute it for your favs!
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Roasted Red Peppers
To start off this recipe, you will need to cook the chicken. Put the chicken breasts in a baking dish that you have drizzled with olive oil.
Lay the breasts in the pan.
Drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar.
Sprinkle with greek seasoning and S & P.
Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 30 minutes or until they reach an internal temp of 165 degrees F.
While the chicken is cooking, I like to start on the chopping of my salad.
I start with kitchen shears and the arugula, so the pieces aren’t so big. Lay the arugula in the bottom of a bowl. Use kitchen shears to chop it up a little.
Arrange the rest of your chopped ingredients into sections on top of the arugula.
Make a simple dressing in a bowl of EVOO, red wine vinegar, greek seasoning, garlic powder and S & P. Whisk it all together.
Once the chicken is cooked, slice it into pieces and arrange it on your plate. Serve with the salad. You can toss the salad so you get a little bit if each topping…. unless you are like me and just want to eat feta lol.
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What are some of your favorite summer foods that you carry over into fall and winter?
I have a few favorite summery foods that we eat all year. Here are a few you might like too:
Pecan Crusted Ahi Tuna with Mango Salsa
Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad
Thai Cabbage Salad
Here’s The Printable Recipe:
Mediterranean Chicken SaladThis recipe will make you dream of eating on a patio overlooking the Med.
After typing this up I am wishing for this for lunch! But, my chicken is frozen so that won’t be happening! LOL!
Here’s A Video For You To Watch Me Make This Mediterranean Chicken Salad:
Hope you all have a great day!
Best Wishes for Gluten Free Dishes!
I am so glad you are here!