I dream of Giada.
January 19, 2010
Nothing’s better than coming home, eating my afternoon snack, and watching my love, Giada. I want you in my belly, Eggplant Timbale. (sans beef & pork, though) I cannot wait to recreate you, you awesome, delicious, terrific timbale.
Bonjour! How has your Tuesday been?
Mine started with a startle! If you are sensitive to bathroom lingo, skip this next sentence. Remember the Ukrainian Beet & Bean Stew that I planned on making for dinner last night?
Well, I did. More on this bowl of AWESOMENESS later, though.
Turns out, eating two bowls of delicious beet stew tints your urine. Too much info? Naw, just a warning.
So, this morning, I found myself torn as to whether I wanted Cream of Wheat or Oatmeal for breakfast. And what happens to be the “cure-all” for any uncertain relationship? Compromise.
And compromise I did.
(1/3c oats, 1 heaping tbsp. Cream of Wheat, vanilla soymilk, xagave, sliced nanner, & a spoonful of ooey, gooey, drippy, delicious peanut butter)
I don’t know why Carry makes compromise seem so bad.
Of course, I may be two-timing the two loves (in the morning) of my life… but I’m still me, and I’m sure that neither Rastus nor Mr. Quaker Man mind, for I relish the time I share with both of them… though it may be short lived.
Such sexy men. They know how to satisfy!
Back to the stew!
Because I feel everyone should make this recipe, and I’m aware that you probably don’t own the Moosewood Low-Fat Favorite Cookbook, I present to you the best stew I’ve ever made:
Ukrainian Beet & Bean Stew
- 2c sliced onions
- 1/2c chopped celery
- 3c water
- 3c sliced cabbage
- 1c sliced carrots
- 3c chopped potatoes
- 4c peeled cubes raw beets (5 0r 6 medium beets)
- 28oz can whole tomatoes, chopped
- 2 tsp. caraway seeds
- 2 tbsp. white or cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 15oz can kidney beans, drained
- 1 tbsp. dried dill
- black pepper to taste
In a large pot with oil, cook the onions and celery until browned. Add 1c water, cover, lower heat, and simmer 5 min. Add cabbage and carrots, stir, simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Add remaining 2c water, potatoes, beets, tomatoes, caraway seeds, vinegar, and salt. bring to a boil, lower heat, cover, and simmer 35 min, until beets are tender. Add beans & dill. Once thoroughly heated through, add pepper. Serve topped with scallions and a dollop of LF or NF plain yogurt.
So. damn. tasty. Make it, eat it. Thank you Moosewood!
On a non food related note, it was stormy and snowy today. That is, until school let out! It was sunny, clear & beautiful.
Like my new poncho?