Grilled chilli coconut fruit skewers – for Christmas

A good last minute bbq-friendly summer dessert. Serves 2


  • ½ punnet strawberries, whole and stems removed
  • 1 large ripe banana, sliced into 6
  • ½ punnet blueberries (large size preferably as easier to skewer)


  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut, to roll
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 1 lime, juiced

    Step 1.
    Wash and dry the blueberries and strawberries with stems removed, set aside. Peel banana and cut into 6.

    Step 2.
    In a saucepan, melt the coconut oil, lime zest and juice, and honey. Pour into a bowl and add the chilli.

    Step 3.
    Dip the fruits into the mixture and quickly roll over the shredded coconut and thread onto the skewers.

    Step 4.
    Place on the grill for 2-3 minutes each side. Serve with a squeeze of lime.

POTATO SALAD – pressure cook

6 rashers bacon, diced
4 medium sized potatoes, peeled & sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 tsp salt (??)
2 Tab chopped parsley
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp mustard (powder or mixed?)
1/3 cup vinegar
2 Tab water

Heat pc and brown bacon. Pour off excess drippings.
Add potatoes and onions to the cooker.

Combine salt, parsley, pepper, mustard, vinegar & water. Pour into pan and mix well.
Cover and bring to pressure. When regulator starts a steady rocking motion … lower to the heat to just maintain it, and begin counting 5 minutes pressure cooking time. When time is up, open the pressure cooker with the Normal release – release pressure through the valve.

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Another Idea from Pin Interest –


An Instant Pot is one of the most popular brands of electric pressure cookers. They are easy to use and your Instant Pot can help you create this Quick Potato Salad!

Old fashioned potato salad is a summer favorite at picnics and barbecues. My mom always made a big bowl of potato salad for family get togethers in the summer.  I use to dread making potato salad, but making potato salad in the pressure cooker is quick and easy.

Instead of cooking the eggs and potatoes separately, I just nestle the eggs in between peeled and diced potatoes. After steaming them for four minutes on high in the pressure cooker, the potatoes are tender and the eggs are perfectly cooked. Mix in mayo, slice eggs, sprinkle with paprika.

diced potatos and whole eggs in an electric pressure cooker