The other day I was trying to decide what to cook for dinner and I started looking around the web, I knew I wanted to use turnips and maybe sweet potatoes or pumpkins but had no clear idea of what to do with them… I ended up making roasted butternut squash, turnips and potatoes. It turned out great with the sweetness of the squash, the bitterness of the turnips and the potatoes to tie everything together.
Yesterday it was cold and snowy and we wanted to eat something comforting and rich like a meat stew, but we didn’t really want to eat more meat. So what could we cook? I looked in the pantry and I found a mix of legumes for 13 bean soup and I though: BEAN SOUP! So here is what I did.
A great almost vegetarian (to make it vegetarian /vegan just substitute the pancetta with oil) stew that won’t keep you wanting for meet.
PS if you don’t have a pressure cooker you can still do the soup, it’s just going to take about twice the time to get the beans done….
This weekend it snowed. And it snowed. And it snowed. And it was probably 3 feet of snow. And now is cold, really cold like 0F around midday. So yesterday evening we decided to make a stew, one of those thick and comforting stews and I decided to go for a goulash. Now I have not yet mastered the art of goulash and I would welcome your suggestions on how to make the perfect goulash, but here is what I did.
The ideal complement to this dish would be a good polenta, but you can get by with just bread or maybe white rice. If you plan to have one of the those carb loaded sides you can always skip the potatoes, without ruining the dish.
Also if you like it you can have it as a soup. I usually have most of the sauce of the stew as I like it on the soupy side, BF fishes out the meat and some of the potatoes and has his on the meaty side…
I kind of am on a diet, meaning I should be on a diet, but one day of eating less than usual doesn’t qualify me as really on a diet. Anyway, yesterday I decided to cook trout and as I am trying to watch what I am eating I cooked it without any fats here is what I did.
Today BF asked for pappardelle. Pappardelle is a fresh kind of pasta that is typically dressed with some reach meat based sauce, often from some kind of gamy meat like boar or hare. I did not have any meat, so I decided to do something different that would still be rich and satisfying and used chickpeas instead.