Stews, Chilis, Curries

Coconut Curry Lamb Stew

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Entrees, Greens, Lamb, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Root Vegetables, Stews, Chilis, Curries, Vegetables | 0 comments

Coconut Curry Lamb Stew

1 lamb shoulder roast, square-cut or rolled; or 1/2 leg of lamb roast, or 2 lbs lamb stew meat pure salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 3 TBSP coconut oil 2 medium onions, thinly sliced 2 tsp turmeric 3 medium boiling potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped 2 large carrots, cut into rounds 2 cans unsweetened coconut milk 1 & 1/2 cups water 4 TBSP red curry paste 4 TBSP tamari 5 TBSP natural sugar or 30 drops liquid stevia 4 oz kale, roughly chopped (optional) Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Bring the lamb to room temp (let sit out about an hour) and cut into stew chunks. Heat the...

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Savory Beef Stew

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Beef, Entrees, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Stews, Chilis, Curries | 2 comments

Savory Beef Stew

2 – 4 TBSP coconut oil 1 & 1/2 to 2 pounds grass-fed stew beef 1 TBSP chili powder 1/4 tsp chipotle powder (optional) 1 tsp salt 1/8 tsp black pepper 1 large onion, sliced as thin or thick as you like 1 lb carrots, coarsely chopped (3 – 5 depending on size) 1/2 lb parsnips (or turnip), coarsely chopped (1 – 3 depending on size) 1/2 lb white potatoes, peeled & chopped 2 cups beef stock 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce 2 tsps dried thyme 3 bay leaves Heat the oil over medium heat in a large stock pot. Add the meat, chili powder, chipotle powder, salt, and pepper. Brown...

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Grass Fed Beef Chili (bean free)

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in Beef, Entrees, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Stews, Chilis, Curries | 0 comments

Grass Fed Beef Chili (bean free)

2 TBSP coconut oil 1 pound grass-fed ground beef 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed 1 large onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped (about 3/4 cup) 2 TBSP chili powder 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp hot sauce or 1/4 tsp chipotle pepper powder  (optional) 1 (28 ounce) package crushed, chopped, or strained tomatoes 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce Heat the coconut oil in a stock pot or large Dutch oven over medium heat & crumble in the ground beef. Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and cook stirring frequently until beef is evenly browned. Stir in the chili powder,...

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Spicy Tomato Lentil Stew

Posted by on Jun 5, 2011 in Legumes, Lentil, Recipes, Stews, Chilis, Curries | 0 comments

Spicy Tomato Lentil Stew

1 cup brown or green lentils 1/4 cup coconut oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 carrots, peeled & chopped 4 cloves garlic, crushed or minced 2 TBSP fresh ginger, grated or finely chopped 28 oz package chopped tomatoes 1 cup broth (veggie or chicken) 1 cup fresh or frozen peas Spice Blend: 2 tsps ground cumin 2 tsps paprika 1 tsp ground fenugreek (optional) 1/2 tsp pure salt 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/4 tsp ground cardamom 1/4 tsp ground coriander 1/8 tsp ground cloves 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper Boil lentils for about 45 minutes or until tender. In large saute pan over medium...

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Easy Black Bean Chili

Posted by on Nov 14, 2010 in Black Bean, Legumes, Recipes, Stews, Chilis, Curries | 2 comments

Easy Black Bean Chili

1/4 cup coconut oil 2 cups chopped onions (one medium to large onion) 2 medium red bell peppers 6 garlic cloves, chopped 2 TBSP chili powder 2 tsp dried oregano 1 & 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 3 cans black beans, drained, 1/2 cup liquid reserved 1 16-ounce can tomato sauce Optional Add-ins: chopped fresh cilantro sour cream grated monterey jack or cheddar cheese chopped green onions Heat oil in large saute pan over medium heat. Add onions, bell peppers, garlic, and sauté until onions soften, about 10 minutes. Mix in chili powder, oregano, cumin, cayenne, and cook 2...

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African Groudnut Stew

Posted by on Jul 13, 2010 in Cruciferous (non-leafy), Recipes, Stews, Chilis, Curries, Winter Squash | 0 comments

African Groudnut Stew

TO DIE FOR………..(but not an everyday dish!) 1 small head of cauliflower, cut into large florets (3 cups) 4 TBSP coconut oil, divided pure salt 1 onion, diced (1 cup) 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 TBSP minced peeled ginger 1/4 tsp hot red pepper flakes 1 medium turnip, peeled & cut into large chunks (1 cup) 2 medium carrots, peeled & cut on the diagonal (1 cup) 1 celery stalk, cut on the diagonal into 2 inch pieces 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes 2 TBSP tamari/soy sauce 2 cups water 1 small sweet potato, peeled & cut into large chunks (1 & 1/2 cups) 1 lb butternut...

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Tempeh & Veggie Stew

Posted by on Jun 2, 2010 in Recipes, Root Vegetables, Stews, Chilis, Curries, Tempeh, Tempeh, Tofu, Seitan, Vegetables, Winter Squash | 0 comments

Tempeh & Veggie Stew

4 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil 4 (3 to 4 inch) strips kombu seaweed, broken into 1 inch pieces 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 TBSP peeled, minced fresh ginger 2 sprigs fresh rosemary or sage 2 (8 oz) packages soy tempeh, cut into 1-inch squares 4 TBSP tamari/soy sauce 1 TBSP pure maple syrup (or 6 drops of liquid stevia) 1 large onion, cut into 1/2 inch think slices 1 & 1/2 pounds winter squash, seeded & cut into 2-inch chunks 1 large or 2 medium parsnips, peeled & cut into 1/2 inch thick slices 2 large carrots, peeled & cut into 1/2 inch thick slices pure salt 2 tsps...

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Smokey Tempeh Chili

Posted by on May 31, 2010 in Kidney, Pinto, Recipes, Stews, Chilis, Curries | 0 comments

Smokey Tempeh Chili

2 TBSP coconut oil, butter, or ghee 2 stalks celery, chopped 1/2 large onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 8 oz soy tempeh, chopped well (1 package) 1 TBSP chili powder 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 13 oz can peeled, ground or crushed tomatoes 1 bay leaf 2 tsps natural sugar (or 4 drops liquid stevia) 2 TBSP brown rice vinegar 2 TBSP tomato paste 1 tsp pure salt 1 can (14 & 1/2 oz) chili beans (pinto, kidney, black, or a combination) 1/4 tsp liquid smoke Crumble or chop the tempeh. In a large, heavy based saucepan, heat the oil and on low and saute the celery, onions and...

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Thai Red Curry

Posted by on Apr 26, 2010 in Chicken, Cruciferous (non-leafy), Recipes, Stews, Chilis, Curries, String Beans, Pole Beans | 3 comments

Thai Red Curry

For the Veggies/Protein: 1 – 2 TBSP coconut oil 5 cups assorted chopped vegetables (carrots, zucchini, bell pepper, bamboo shoots, mushrooms,    broccoli, cauliflower, string beans) protein of choice (pre-cooked): shrimp, diced chicken, or tempeh 1/2 cup to 1 cup fresh basil leaves For the Sauce: 1 (14 oz) can unsweetened coconut milk 1 to 2 TBSP Thai red curry paste 2 & 1/2 TBSP natural sugar (or about 15 drops of liquid stevia) 2 TBSP tamari/soy sauce If you’d like to eat this curry over a grain: cooked brown rice (I like short grain) or cooked quinoa Cook rice according...

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