This beef stew is thick with a deliciously flavored broth and lots of meat and veggies. If you plan ahead, it can be cooked in the crockpot after the meat and veggies are browned in pan. If you need to avoid gluten, wheat or soy, substitute a flour that is safe for you and make sure to use Better Than Bouillon organic beef base.
Put flour, salt & pepper in large Ziploc bag. Heat oil over medium heat in a large Dutch oven. Place meat in bag with the flour mixture and shake until well coated.
Shake off meat pieces and add them to the oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly browned.
Add onion to the remaining flour in the bag. Add onion, carrot and celery to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, to slightly cook the vegetables, about 5 minutes. Add parsley, thyme, water and Better than Bouillon organic beef base.
Cover and cook over low heat for 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes or so.
Add diced potatoes, carrots and onions. Cook for another 45 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender.
This is my new favorite breakfast and snack! I love the crunch of the homemade healthy granola with the creaminess and the tang of the yogurt and the freshness of the fruit! And it is very healthy and simple to make! In fact, it is not really even a recipe, but just photos and ingredients. You can make it however you like. Our grandsons (ages 9 and 11) tried it yesterday, and they loved it!
I make my own granola in a big batch and it keeps for a long time in a tightly sealed container. Here is the recipe:
You can change this to include your favorite granola ingredients. The grandkids and I love this recipe! It makes a healthy snack that is quite filling. This will be a great snack to take with us on vacation.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl. Combine liquid ingredients and add to dry ingredients. Stir to mix.
Spread onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, then stir.
Return to oven and bake for another 10 minutes without stirring.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Break into large clusters.
Store in covered container at room temperature.
This is actually the start of my Breakfast Skillet (http://www.cherylsrecipes.net/recipe/breakfast-skillet/), but without the eggs and cheese. I make this often when I want a quick, healthy lunch. If you are watching your carbs, you can leave the potato out, although this is a very small potato anyway.
Heat cast iron skillet on stove. Add avocado oil.
Add potatoes and onions to skillet.
Let that cook while you prep the other veggies.
Add remaining veggies to skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until they are cooked as desired.
I like to add roasted black sesame seeds to mine for extra flavor and nutrition.
Each serving contains 271 calories, 15 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium, 1131 mg potassium (32%), 31 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 6 g protein, 44% vitamin A, 180% vitamin C, 9% calcium, 19% iron
A delicious, healthy snack that even the kids will love! This is wonderful as is, or change it up to make it your own. Add dried fruit, chocolate chips in place of the cacao nibs, or raw sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. Pistachios taste especially good in this also!
This is the ideal snack if you are following an alkalizing diet!
This granola is perfect for using in my Fruit and Yogurt Parfait: http://www.cherylsrecipes.net/recipe/fruit-yogurt-parfait/
This works great as a cold cereal with milk. It is also wonderful served on oatmeal for a little extra flavor and crunch:
Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.
Combine liquid ingredients in a smaller bowl.
Mix wet and dry ingredients together thoroughly until evenly mixed.
Spread on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through.
Remove from oven to cool. Break into clusters when completely cool. Store in an airtight container when cool.
A healthy way to start your day. This is made from whole grain oats. Suggested toppings: brown sugar, cinnamon, chopped nuts, raisins, preserves, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, dried cranberries or cherries, yogurt, granola, chocolate chips, honey, or syrup
My preference is honey and granola (http://www.cherylsrecipes.net/recipe/easy-homemade-healthy-granola/); my husband likes brown sugar.
Put all ingredients into an uncovered saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook 3 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand 2 minutes or until desired consistency.
Each serving (without additional toppings) contains 190 calories, 4 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 360 mg sodium, 5 mg potassium, 35 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 6 g protein