2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – The I Love My Instant Pot Affordable Meals Recipe Book With Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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FROM VAL'S KITCHEN 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - The I Love My Instant Pot Affordable Meals Recipe Book

If you’ve been reading From Val’s Kitchen for a while then you have probably figured out that I love affordable meals that are easy to make. And I know you know that I love cooking in an electric pressure cooker. The “I Love My Instant Pot: Affordable Meals Recipe Book” makes a great holiday gift for anyone with an electric pressure cooker. While it’d be great for anyone, it will really shine in the hands of someone new to electric pressure cooker meals because some folks are jut unsure. The selection of recipes is quite nice and all of the recipes are easy to understand. The Tilapia With Pineapple Salsa recipe below will be really helpful during the busy holiday season as it’s ideal for those busy nights where you don’t have a lot of money or energy to put a meal together.

Chapters include:

  • Cooking with an Instant Pot
  • Breakfast
  • Soups
  • Beans, Rice and Grains
  • Appetizers and Sauces
  • Side Dishes
  • Chicken Main Dishes
  • Beef and Pork Main Dishes
  • Seafood and Fish Main Dishes
  • Vegetarian Main Dishes
  • Desserts

FROM VAL'S KITCHEN 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - The I Love My Instant Pot Affordable Meals Recipe Book

The “I Love My Instant Pot®” Affordable Meals Recipe Book: From Cold Start Yogurt to Honey Garlic Salmon, 175 Easy, Family-Favorite Meals You Can Make for under $12

  • Author:
  • Series: “I Love My” Series
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (October 8, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1507211139
  • ISBN-13: 978-1507211137
  • Purchase on Amazon

175 recipes for quick and delicious meals in the Instant Pot—today’s hottest kitchen appliance—that the whole family will love for under $12 a meal.

Eating well doesn’t need to cost a fortune. And with the Instant Pot, it no longer requires a lot of time or effort. Now create budget-friendly meals that are fast and delicious using your favorite cooking gadget.

In the “I Love My Instant Pot®” Affordable Meals Recipe Book, Aileen Clark shows that it is possible to eat healthy, filling meals while on a budget. With 175 recipes and photos throughout, this is a must-have cookbook if you are looking for good meals that are easy on the wallet. Save money and reduce your monthly food budget with practical approaches to grocery shopping. With a cost estimate included for each recipe, you can easily stay on budget and manage your food costs ahead of time so you can be better prepared with your expenses.

Featuring an easy-to-understand overview of how to use the Instant Pot, this is the perfect guide whether you are new to the Instant Pot or an expert. With satisfying, whole-food dishes for every meal of the day, this cookbook makes using the Instant Pot easier and cheaper than ever!

About the Author

Aileen Clark is a recipe developer and food blogger at AileenCooks.com. She has been featured on Huffington Post, Today Parents, and Money Saving Mom and her recipes have been shared on Food Gawker, ParadeCommunity Table, Country Living, and Happy Hooligans. She was recognized as one of the top parenting bloggers in Sacramento and has partnered with many major brands, including: NABISCO, Better Than Bouillon, Red Baron, Ling Ling, Huggies, Fisher-Price, StarKist, and Macy’s. Aileen’s mission is to connect with other moms in a way that helps make their lives easier and more fun. She loves creating new recipes for the Instant Pot and runs an Instant Pot group on Facebook focused on troubleshooting recipes and helping new users find success with cooking in the Instant Pot. Aileen lives in Northern California with her husband and three children.

You can learn more about this book and many others on the Adams Media website. You can keep up with Adams Media on social media, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Here’s a recipe from the cookbook, excerpted with permission from the publisher.

2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - The I Love My Instant Pot Affordable Meals Recipe Book With Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Excerpted from The “I Love My Instant Pot®” Affordable Meals Recipe Book by Aileen Clark. Copyright © 2019 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Photography by James Stefiuk. Used with permission of the publisher, Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved.

Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa

Tilapia cooked in a foil packet comes out moist and tender every time. The addition of pineapple salsa adds a wonderful flavor.

  • Total Recipe Cost: $5.36
  • Hands-On Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Serves 4


  • 1 pound tilapia fillets
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1⁄2 cup pineapple salsa
  • 1 cup water


1 Place tilapia in the center of a 11⁄2′ piece of foil. Season tilapia with salt and pepper.

2 Fold foil up on all sides to resemble a bowl and pour in salsa. Fold foil over top of tilapia and crimp edges.

3 Place trivet and water in Instant Pot®. Carefully place foil packet on top of trivet.

4 Close lid and set pressure release to Sealing.

5 Press Manual or Pressure Cook button and adjust time to 2 minutes.

6 When the timer beeps, quick release pressure and then unlock lid and remove it.

7 Remove foil packet from Instant Pot®. Carefully open foil packet; steam will release from inside.

8 Serve tilapia with salsa as garnish.


CALORIES: 124 | FAT: 2g | PROTEIN: 23g | SODIUM: 294mg | FIBER: 1g | CARBOHYDRATES: 3g | SUGAR: 2g

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Danielle Wolter November 5, 2019 - 6:34 am

This looks like a great cookbook! Perfect for xmas gifts 🙂

Megan Ellam November 5, 2019 - 6:43 am

This looks so delicious! I would just some barramundi here in Australia. So good, thanks for sharing.

Katie Crenshaw | A Fork's Tale November 5, 2019 - 7:01 am

I have to get this book! I have an Instant Pot and love using it. I would love some new recipes to try. This fish recipe looks so healthy and flavorful. I am sure it is a winner.

Michelle November 5, 2019 - 7:27 am

This looks like such a great book! It will make a great Xmas present for a few of my friends.

Shinta Simon November 5, 2019 - 7:29 am

I’m an Instant Potter myself and this loos like a fantastic book to own! Love seafood, this is definitely going on my list of recipes to try.


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