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Crazy Comfort

I just landed at our local airport after being in NYC for a while. I’m finally home and really want some “comfort” food, but it’s hot outside and I don’t … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Eggplant Barbaraja’ne (rhymes with Parmesan)

Day 2 of eating clean!  I’m still enjoying my book, learning all sorts of new things conflicting with what I thought I knew about food and nutrition  already. I’m quite … Continue reading

July 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Caribbean Collards

I’m trying to eat “clean”, at least for today! We’ll see how long I go. I eat pretty healthy for the most part,( although I’ve noticed that lots of pasta … Continue reading

July 7, 2012 · 4 Comments

On the go Breakfast Sandwich

I read an article from WebMd this morning that I thought was such a great idea! It was an on the go breakfast sandwich. I’m ALWAYS on the go, and … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Minute microwave breakfast muffin

I got this basic recipe from the Dr. Oz show. I’ve tweaked it, and you can too! There are SO many ways to make this for an endless variety of … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fresh caught trout

What a day! My husband and I went out on our dock to try to catch tonight’s dinner. It was unbelievable, he’d cast his line out, and get a bite! … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Butternut Squash Stew

Tony Legner’s Cat 5 Food Polish

A great cool weather meal, both satisfying and still light. Very healthy, and can be easily vegetarian. 

*denotes shortcuts or alternative ideas

6-8 servings 

7-8 cups diced butternut squash * can buy already peeled & diced at Sam’s Club

1 lb hot italian sausage sliced,   * vegetarian chorizo, hot sausage, bulk sausage.. anything a bit spicy

1 large onion, diced

2 cans diced tomatoes, include liquid

about 1 c hearty red wine

3-4 t chopped garlic, or to taste

1/2 c chicken stock or broth, *vegetable broth for vegetarian version

1/2-1 lb haricots vertes or green beans

1 1/2- 2 c frozen corn 

2 T minced cilantro leaves

1 t paprika

sprinkle of chipotle chili pepper powder

1-1/2 t Tony Legner’s Cat 5 food polish * use extra chipotle chile pepper powder if you can’t find it, or haven’t received your order yet.

1t dried oregano

sea salt or Kosher salt and pepper to taste

1/2 c Feta Cheese crumbles

olive oil

roasted butternut seeds if you have a whole squash. *Toasted Pine nuts, or pumpkin seeds are a great also.

Peel, cut and dice squash into about 1 inch pieces. Reserve seeds and roast the seeds in a 350 oven for about 20 minutes.

In a dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add sausage, cook till browned on all sides. If using bulk, brown till done. Stir in garlic, onion. Cook till onion browns a bit and softens. Stir in tomatoes with juice, squash, broth, wine, spices. Cover pot, and cook until squash becomes tender. Stir occasionally. Add beans, corn (and any other veggies you decided to throw in… quartered artichoke hearts are nice too) Partially cover and cook till all vegetables are tender, but still have a little crunch, about 5-10 minutes. 

Put in bowls, top with feta, and roasted seeds if you have them. Serve with warmed crusty bread, and maybe even a nice tossed salad. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 11, 2012 · Leave a comment