Instant Pot obsession is real, and apparently no one is immune to its charm—including newly-elected Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The New Yorker is already gaining a rep as the most relatable elected official ever. (Her tweet about being a bartender and buying her first couch literally a year ago? Yes girl.) Now, she’s looking to experiment with her Instant Pot—and she’ll be doing it live, on Insta, for everyone to see.
“Ok y’all, I need your help finding really good Instant Pot recipes for IG Live conversations,” she shared on Twitter on Saturday. “All meals, cuisines, and dietary choices welcome. They just need to be GOOD, don’t put me onto things with no flavor.”
Ok y’all, I need your help finding really good instant pot recipes for our IG Live conversations.
Can you post your favorite recipes below? ⬇️
All meals, cuisines, and dietary choices welcome. They just need to be GOOD, don’t put me onto things with no flavor ✋🏽
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 18, 2018
She asked and thousands of her followers answered, sharing their all-time fave IP concoctions. The recommendations included chicken marsala, Korean beef, French cassoulet, and chicken shawarma. (Is your mouth watering? Because mine definitely is.)
Marsala is always a solid choice and delicious: https://t.co/SZzArhXTEY
— L. A. Kirkland (@LericDax) November 18, 2018
KOREAN. BEEF. Ma’am, this one is truly delicious. I’ve made it twice now, and both times it was outstanding! Enjoy!https://t.co/V35oL36psA
— Rye (@DopeyMcGeee) November 18, 2018
Being from Quebec, this is a traditional dish that normally would take a solid day to make. Here it is spread up to a mere 50 minutes!
It’s very rich and a full body red accompaniment works magic and fresh French bread! Bon appetit!https://t.co/7OVOx5QaIe
— KerrazyCanuck (@KerrazyCanuck) November 18, 2018
I’ve tried a bunch of shawarma recipes and this one is easily my fav. https://t.co/oacjqZODRB
— 𝕁𝕦𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕟 𝕄𝕔𝔾𝕣𝕖𝕘𝕠𝕣 (@skippytpe) November 18, 2018
— Sweet Potato Soul (@sweetpotatosoul) November 18, 2018
And Bon Appétit joined in on the fun, suggesting one of their own soup recipes:
— Bon Appétit (@bonappetit) November 18, 2018
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the IP recipe inspo, don’t worry—one helpful follower pinned a ton of the recipes together onto one Pinterest board for easy reference. Others gave shoutouts to their favorite cookbook authors and websites, and shared helpful tips and tricks.
I went through and pinned anything I saw that was an actual IP recipe, or adaptable, and accessible without logging on to a site. Here's the board for anyone else who wants easy saving. https://t.co/Bz4tnqb8KX
— Angela James (@angelajames) November 18, 2018
But Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t looking for recipes just because she loves her IP. She actually demoed one of the recipes (a black bean soup) on Instagram Live on Sunday night while talking to her followers and constituents about cash bail:
.@Ocasio2018 is talking about the problem with cash bail while cutting chipotle chilis and making dinner. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
This is how you talk politics at the dinner table. I wish more politicians were real like this. pic.twitter.com/vlxoKAAKse
— Renee Bracey Sherman (@RBraceySherman) November 19, 2018
Political beliefs aside, she’s reminding the public of the power of connecting over food. And that’s something that cuts across party lines. That, and the fact that the Instant Pot is awesome.
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