One of my favorite recipes from Simply in Season, this recipe is an excellent example of a stew. Don’t let the long list of spices turn you off – it goes together rather quickly.
Perhaps you joined a winter CSA and aren’t exactly sure what the root vegetables you received are; or maybe you just want something quick to make that will clean out your refrigerator. Regardless, roasting winter root vegetables is the answer!
Sometimes people hear “eat local” and they picture expensive, fancy food. I went out to dinner the other night with friends to a burger joint that we like because they source some things locally. “It doesn’t have fancy buns, does it?” they asked the waitress. While made on site, I’m not sure one would consider them “fancy.” But I digress. This week’s Dark Days Challenge entry is most definitely not fancy, but is fast, easy, and–local.
Today I’m posting a beef stew recipe, even though it’s soup week, because I ended up making this more into a soup. Regardless, it tasted great and features local ingredients.
We continue the salad theme this week with cole slaw! Even though I often associate cole slaw with summer picnics, it uses ingredients that are available in the winter.