Beef and Butternut Stew

Beef and Butternut Stew

Apparently there is such a thing as “stew season” and it is coming to a close, according to various sources such as the food magazines I read in grocery store checkout aisles.

I’d like to point out that, no matter what season it is, smack dab in the middle of winter or a sunny summer day, sometimes, I still like to have a hot meal here and there.

I mean, yeah, it’s not freezing out – our cold spell lasted all of two weeks this year, anyway – but that doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t make something delicious out of these wonderful ingredients that just happen to go so well together.

Seriously.  Do you even know about beef and butternut squash and peas and sage?  They’re like a fantastic four of the food world.  They kick some serious tastebud together.  

I had to share it with you now, because, well, you need this in your life.

Besides, it’s kind of St. Patrick’s Day today, and I think I’m somehow celebrating my heritage by way of making a stew in mid-March!  Does that make sense?

Anyway, all I know is, when you make a batch of this, you’ll either have a week of delightful meals for yourself or a really pleased family to serve this to!

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Powered Up Breakfast Frittata

Powered Up Breakfast Frittata

Eggs.  Nature's perfect prepackaged food.  Protein, healthy fat, vitamins, antioxidants + minerals we need, all wrapped up in a tiny 70-calorie container.

Eggs are so great, that in the last 300 million years or so since they were invented, the best  food to come out has been sliced bread.  And that's only because "the best thing since sliced bread" is a good bit more fun to say than "the best thing since eggs."  Don't dispute me on this - this statement is illogically indisputable, and you will become confused and frustrated if you try.

Yep.  I'm sure we're all in agreement that eggs are a good thing.  

I mean, let's face it - they keep us full longer than toast, they've got the protein we need to get buff (or whatever), and they're perfect as a vehicle for all kinds of other healthy things!

 

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Thai Fusion Stir Fry

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The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, birds are singing… swimsuit season is looming…   

It’s beginning to feel a bit like… Summer?  At least, it is here in good ol’ Tucson, Arizona, where most of those things are true all year either way, but there you have it.  Summer is upon us.  If only gastronomically speaking – as far as this blog is concerned – so even Canadians and Montanans can feel free to join in!

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