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for those of you who aren't vegetarian. . .these are pretty good recipes. . .
Yesterday we had homemade chicken/vegetable soup. the recipe I started with was VERY basic, and I embellished it with more veggies, chicken and a little bit of pasta. I used exclusively organic ingredients as well.
1.5 c. celery (I actually omitted this)
1 c. chopped onion
1 clove garlic
1 TB water or olive oil for sauteing
About 8 cups broth (recipe called for 6, I added some to compensate for additional veggies and pasta)
1 c. chopped carrots
2 c. chopped potatoes (I used red)
recipe did not call for but i added:
about 1 lb. baked chicken, cut up
about 1/2 c. each of peas, green beans and corn
about 1/2 c. small pasta shapes
handful of fresh chopped spinach
salt to taste
pepper to taste
any other spice (I used some oregano and seasoned salt)
Saute celery, onion and garlic. Add broth and boil. Add spices, veggies and pasta. Simmer about 20 minutes. Add cooked chicken and additional spices as desired. Simmer a few more minutes.
This is a great lunch and freezes well.
Tonight we had crock-pot beef stew. Also organic ingredients.
About 2 lbs. stew beef
1/4 c. flour
1 tsp paprika
4 lg carrots (I used a big handful of baby carrots, whole)
3 large potatoes (I used lots of baby reds, cut in 1/2)
1 c. beef broth
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1/3 c. soy sauce
1 large onion
1 can tomato sauce.
Layer potatoes, then carrots. Top with meat. Sprinkle with soy sauce, salt and pepper, paprika and flour.
Spread with chopped onions (I cut the large onion into 6 big sections instead of chopping--we like the flavor but prefer not to have a bunch of onion pieces). Combine beef broth and tomato sauce and pour on top.
cover and cook on low 7-8 hours or high 4-5 hours.
Instead of the tomato sauce, I doubled the beef broth. Also, at the very end right before serving, i put about 1/4 cup flour with a little corn starch in a cup, then added water and mixed. I added this and stirred, so it was more like gravy rather than broth.