Mama’s Italian Beef Stew

mamas beef stew bowlIngredients:

3 lbs chuck roast or thick sirloin steak, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
6 carrots, peeled and sliced into large pieces
3 large white potatoes, unpeeled and cut into chunks
5-6 (2 pounds) ripe tomatoes, well crushed by hand
3 stalks celery including leaves, cut into large pieces
1 sweet onion, chopped
2 t ground basil
1 t Mediterranean oregano
1/2 t ground black pepper
Salt to taste
2 T olive oil

Optional: hot red pepper flakes Read More

Roast Chicken with Lemon and Tarragon



1 whole Sunday Roaster chicken (approximately 6-7 lbs)
3 sprigs tarragon, divided use
1/4 t white pepper
1 lemon, Sliced into quarters
1 thick slice of onion, leave the skin on
2 T butter
Cracked black pepper
Coarsely ground Kosher salt
1 lemon, juiced
2 cups carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal
1 cup onions, sliced
2 cups chicken stock, low sodium Read More

Quinoa with Peas and Carrots


2 cups quinoa, rinsed per package directions
1 T olive oil
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
1/2 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
3 large garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 Serrano pepper, rinsed, de-veined and deseeded
1 T chili powder
1 t smoky paprika
1 t ground cumin
1/2 t oregano
1/4 t fresh ground black pepper
1 t balsamic vinegar
1 cup mixed frozen peas and carrots, thawed
1 (8 oz) can of unsalted tomato sauce
1 3/4 cups vegetable stock
Garnish: sliced green onion and chopped cilantro Read More