Recent dinners

Aug. 7: Chickpea curry with green tomatoes. Shoot, I really wish I remembered the recipe for this. I think it was green and red tomatoes, onions, coconut milk, and curry paste. Served in a squash – a new favorite for me. This particular squash was not quite ripe, I think, because it was much more starchy than sweet. It was actually very nice; I’ve been off sugar, refined grains, and potatoes for about 3 months now and it’s a nice starchy addition to my diet.

Chickpea and green tomato curry

Sept. 16: Beans and corn in a squash. I sauteed a small onion, cut the corn off the cob and threw it in the pan, and added some black beans I’d cooked earlier with a bay leaf. Seasoned simply with salt, pepper, and a little butter, and served in half a baked delicata squash. Yum!

Squash, beans, and corn

Sept. 17: Beef barley stew with corn cakes. Man, I love stew beef. You take a nigh-inedible beef shank, brown it, then simmer it for 3-4 hours, and somewhere around the 3 hour mark, it melts from shoe leather into a really tasty nibble. No pic, but tasty!

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3 Comments

  1. Momster said,

    September 21, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Try this with grass-fed chuck from Arbor Farms. They usually have it for about $3 a pound….a strip of bacon to saute onions, garlic and any leftover red wine (not that you would do that but beer works too!) Cut beef in chunks and brown it…add liquids and something tomatoey. Simmer or low oven for 60 min. add and veg…carrots, potato (sweet are a nice change) peas add some color….a pound will make four servings and purees into great baby food if you use stock instead of beer!

  2. mandi said,

    September 21, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    mmm…i love all your stuffed squash dinners! i would eat everything out of a winter squash if i could! hooray for fall vegetables!

  3. ilexwhite said,

    September 22, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Yay, green tomatoes! They make such amazing Indian anything. I just put up 7 quarts of green tomato chutney yesterday- full of cinnamon and brown sugar and all the good stuff- it smelled for all the world like apple pie filling. It’ll be amazing alongside heavy winter foods.


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