Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day Seven...

Well, here we are a week in and I feel great! However, I do miss bread, beer and cocktails...and the simplicity of convenience food.  I am in the kitchen a lot more; soaking grains, making recipes, being creative and resourceful!  But I am enjoying every minute.  I recently made beet soup and lamb and beef stew.  Both recipes are below:

I am really proud of Travis.  He went camping and managed to stick to the program...minus a half a cookie that apparently jumped into his mouth. His parents forced him to eat it --so he says! He is back on track today and human!  I will let him off.

Beet Soup - serves 6
6 medium beets
2 TBS butter 
1 quart of filtered water
sea salt
2 TBS finely chopped chives
Raw cream to garnish
Peel beets, chop coarsely and saute in butter very gently for 30 minutes.  Add water and bring to a boil and skim the top where foam is present.  Simmer for about 15 minutes.  Puree soup with a hand held blender or other.  Season with salt to taste and garnish with cream.

Beef and Lamb Stew - serves 6
1 lb of stew lamb meat (local, organic and grass fed)
1lb of beef stew meat (local, organic and grass fed)
32 oz of homemade stock - (chicken, meat or veggie)
Additional water if needed
10 fingerling potatoes
3 celery stalks - chopped
3 carrots - chopped
4 garlic cloves - chopped
1 medium onion - chopped
fresh oregano - about 1 TBS
fresh rosemary - about 1 TBS
raw sea salt - to taste
Place meet in a stewing pot and brown, add all of the ingredients and boil.  Simmer for 30 minutes.

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