Healthy Instant Pot Cajun Red Beans Recipe

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In the spirit of broadening my diet to include more healthy foods, you will be seeing me add some previously taboo foods to my recipe collection.  When I started to think about the foods I missed most, beans (especially red beans) was at the top of my list.  The last time I had red beans and rice was in October 2013, right after my lupus diagnosis.  At the time, I was visiting New Orleans, where my sister, Alyssa,  had just given birth to my nephew, Grayson. My other sister, Alaina (yeah, they’re twins), had made me a big pot of red beans and rice, to celebrate my visit back home. I hadn’t made the switch to paleo yet, only gluten free.  The fact that I remember that story, in such detail, makes red beans the perfect choice for me today.

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Healthy Instant Pot Cajun Red Beans Recipe

Now, beans can be a tricky food to reintroduce into your diet. How many of us have experience the gas, bloating, and indigestion that can come from eating a nice big bowl of beans? I think we would all like to skip that part of enjoying beans.  So, I set out to reduce those unwanted symptoms.

Beans contain anti-nutrients, like phytic acid, which produce the ill effects, such as gas.  By soaking dried beans for 24 hours or more, we can remove most of the anti-nutrients from the beans.  I recommend soaking your beans for at least 24 hours, in a bowl of filtered water and a teaspoon of baking soda, apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. If possible, rinse and change water at least once while soaking.  When soak time is over, thoroughly rinse beans before cooking. For some reason, kidney (red) beans seem to be “dirtier” than others. Make sure you change the water and rinse completely, at least a couple of times.

The ingredients I’ve chosen to add to the beans, also aid in removing any leftover toxins or anti-nutrients in the beans. Celery, parsley and garlic are all anti-inflammatory.  They contain nutrients, vitamins, compounds or minerals that can bind to toxins, to safely remove them from the body. This can help our bodies to digest beans more effectively, and draw out nutrients in the beans, for our bodies to use.

Healthy Instant Pot Cajun Red Beans Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 28 minutes

Total Time: 48 minutes

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried kidney beans, soaked and rinsed*
  • 1 yellow or sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 links gluten free smoked sausage or kielbasa, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • filtered water** to cover beans

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients, except water, in inner pot of Instant Pot.
  2. Slowly pour in filtered water, until beans are just slightly covered.
  3. Secure lid.
  4. Press “Manual” button.
  5. Set cook time to 28 minutes by pressing “-“ (minus) button.
  6. Allow to cook.
  7. When cooking complete timer sounds, press “Off” button.
  8. Allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes.
  9. Carefully, open lid.
  10. Stir beans, while mashing some beans against sides of inner pot, to thicken sauce.
  11. Once desired consistency is reached, serve over favorite rice, quinoa, or riced cauliflower.

Notes

*Soak beans for at least 24 hours. Rinse repeatedly before cooking. **May use chicken or bone broth instead of filtered water.

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Having a healthy gut, before you enjoy a bowl full of beans, is also key in not having any ill effects.  Taking digestive enzymes or pre- and pro-biotics before your meal can help your gut process foods better. It’s well worth it to use all of the tools available to us. More tools = less toots!

Hope y’all enjoy these Healthy Instant Pot Cajun Red Beans.  It may take longer to soak and prepare your beans; but, you….and those around you, will thank me later. LOL!

Don’t have an Instant Pot yet? Treat yourself on Black Friday or Cyber Monday! I’m sure you’ll be able to get a great deal!

*This post contains affiliate links. Should you make a purchase from one of these links, I may receive compensation. Thank you for helping to support my blog.- Tara Perillo

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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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AIP Paleo Cajun Cookbook Sneak Peek: Fried Okra in Red Palm Oil Recipe

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It’s hard to believe it’s been six months since I released my first e-cookbook, AIP Paleo Cajun Cookbook.  I’m so thrilled every time I see one of you post the dishes you’ve cooked, using my recipes. I set out to prove you could have flavorful, delicious foods, even on the AIP.  With my cookbook, and the recipes on my blog, I think I’ve accomplished that.

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AIP Paleo Cajun Cookbook Fried Okra In Red Palm Oil

Fried Okra in Red Palm Oil is one of my favorite recipes in AIP Paleo Cajun Cookbook.  To celebrate my six month anniversary of it’s release, I would love to share the recipe with y’all. If you’ve never tried okra before, this recipe is a great way to try it for the first time.

AIP Paleo Cajun Cookbook Sneak Peek: Fried Okra in Red Palm Oil Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 to 4 servings

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place first 4 ingredients into large bowl or resealable bag.
  2. Mix well, coating okra with dry ingredients.
  3. Set in fridge for 10 minutes.
  4. Heat red palm oil in large fry pan, over medium heat.
  5. Once oil is hot, drop in coated okra.
  6. Stir to keep from burning. You may have to cook in two batches.
  7. Fry for about 5 minutes per batch, or until okra is lightly browned.
  8. Remove from oil and place on paper towels to drain.
  9. Serve immediately.

Notes

Be sure to serve immediately. Does not store well.

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AIP Paleo Cajun Cookbook has over 60 of my favorite Cajun and southern-style recipes.  Some of the recipes you’ll find:

Crawfish Étouffée

Shrimp Boil

Basic Tomato-less Sauce

Crispy Pork Belly

“Cheesy” Cauli-grits

Maple Cinnamon Ice “Cream”

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My NEW AIP Paleo Cajun Cookbook ebook

Let’s keep the celebration going with a special discount for y’all.  Get 40% off by entering the code: BLOG10 in the discount code box at checkout, HERE! This exclusive discount code is good for the rest of October.  It will expire at midnight on 11/01/2015. So, get it while you can.

I hope you enjoy cooking up some good Cajun AIP foods from AIP Paleo Cajun Cookbook.  Be sure to tag me if you post any on social media. I would love to repost it, or at least give you a shout out!

As always, I wish you good health…….and, good food!

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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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Paleo Fried Chicken Liver Po-Boy with Pickle Slaw Recipe

I have a real treat for you today, Fried Chicken Liver Po-Boy with Pickle Slaw! Everyone knows, I love my po-boys.  This recipe pairs healthy chicken livers with crisp and sour pickle slaw. It’s a perfect mix of textures and flavors!

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Paleo Fried Chicken Liver Po-Boy with Pickle Slaw

It’s also very easy to make this recipe AIP compliant by omitting the paleo mayo and black pepper in the slaw recipe.  Simply increase the coconut milk to 3 tablespoons and add a splash of lemon juice. Easy peasy! Continue reading “Paleo Fried Chicken Liver Po-Boy with Pickle Slaw Recipe”

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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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