Easter Gifts

I made a lovely meal for one on Easter. The leftovers took me a long way…

Lamb Choppers, with Blueberry Sauce, Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes, and Sauteed Green Beans.

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Round Two:


Leftover Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes. Apple, Date, and Bacon stuffed bone-in Pork Chop. And Sauteed Green Beans with Bacon and Honey.

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Round Three:

Goat Cheese Mashed Potato Gnocchi, in Rosemary Lemon Cream Sauce, and Chicken with leftover Blueberry Sauce.

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Round Four:

Farfalle in Rosemary Lemon Cream Sauce, with Arugala, and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Marinated (huge) Chicken Boob.

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Last Round:

Apple Date Stuffing, Brie, and Arugula Grilled Cheese

Beef Stews of the World

I love beef, and I particularly love beef stew. I had really only known of the bigger known stews from Ireland, and France. I began to think, surely there are delicious stews from other countries as well. I did some research and this is what I found.

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Irish Beef Stew

Special ingredient: Guinness

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French Beef Stew

Beouf Bourguignon

Special Ingredient: Red Wine

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Belgian Beef Stew

Carbonnade a la Flamande

Special Ingredients: Belgian Beer, Brown Sugar, Dijon Mustard

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Chinese Beef Stew

Special Ingredients: Soy Sauce, Chinese Cooking Wine, Star Anise, Cinnamon, Ginger

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Vietnamese Beef Stew

Bo Kho

Special Ingredients: Lemongrass, Chinese 5 Spice, Soy Sauce, Fish Sauce, Star Anise, Cinnamon, Coconut Water

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Argentine Beef Stew

Carbonada

Special Ingredients: Sweet Potato, Acorn Squash, Frozen Corn, Apricots

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Moroccan Beef Stew

Special Ingredients: Cinnamon, Cumin, Ginger, Apricots

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Jamaican Beef Stew

Special Ingredients: Soy Sauce, Allspice, Scotch Bonnet

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Puerto Rican Beef Stew

Carne Guisada

Special Ingredients: Sofrito, Light Beer, Adobo Seasoning, Sazon, Green Olives

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Ethiopian Beef Stew

Siga Wot

Special Ingredients: Ghee, Ginger, Berbere

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Then I decided to take it full circle.

Dublin Coddle

Special Ingredients: Beef Sausage, Dark Beer, Bacon

The Comfort Food Journey

As the weather got colder, and life got harder, I felt like it was time for some comfort foods.

Butternut Squash Lasagne, with Sausage, Apple, and Kale

Apple Pie Bread Pudding, with Bourbon Hard Sauce

Shepards Pie, with Lamb, Leeks, Little French Carrots, Snow Peas, and Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

American Goulash

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Chicken Divan, with Hashbrown Potatoes

Biggest take away: There are no sexy pictures of comfort food…