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Irish Stew by CoachBJ

Ingredients:

Serves: 4 || Prep Time: 30 minutes || Cook Time: 90 minutes

1 bottle 11.2 fl oz Guinness Stout

1 cup water

1 cup vegetable stock

2 onions or leeks, coarsely chopped

4 stalks celery, sliced

6 carrots cut into 1″ chunks

6 yellow potatoes, do not peel, cut into large chunks

4 cloves garlic, sliced thin

2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans black beans and brine, low sodium

1 tablespoon parsley flakes or fresh

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoons dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Optional:  flour to thicken


Directions:

IRISH STEW: Prepare all vegetables. Place all ingredients into a soup pot, stir and cover. Simmer on medium heat for about 90 minutes until vegetables have softened.  If the stew continue reading »

No-chicken Tomato Rice Soup by CoachBJ

Ingredients:

Serves: 10  Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook Time:4 minutes (pressure) or 2 hours on stove

6 cups water (reserve 3 cups to add after cooking for a 5 quart or less pressure cooker)
5 cups veggie stock (homemade or commercial no salt added)
1 (14-ounce) package extra firm tofu (prepare a day ahead, freeze first, then drain and press)
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 roasted onions, roasted in microwave, then diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1 (optional) parsnip, diced
2 carrots, diced
1 cup brown rice, rinsed (do not pre-cook)
1/2 cup dried corn
1/4 cup fresh basil, cilantro or parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 (14-ounce) can stewed tomatoes


Directions:

Freeze extra-firm tofu for 24 hours, thaw then press out water with a tofu press or between paper towels. continue reading »

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I really miss our home-grown heritage tomatoes during the cold winters in Pennsylvania. Store-bought slicer-type tomatoes are just so dull and not even worth purchasing. So here are two tips around this flavor challenge. If you have more tips, we’d love to hear from you! (1) We have found that store-bought cherry… continue reading »

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