From the clever kids over at my favorite store, ETSY. These cutie tarot cards would be great used for the purpose they are made, or perhaps scrapbooking, gift tags, framed up. Oh the possibilities are endless!
This is divine! I made it two nights ago and was crazy over the depth of flavor it has. The small amount of peanut butter truly added this whole level of yum, beyond the awesome spices it has.
I have to say the next time, I would half the recipe because it simply made too much for just the Mr. and myself. The girls tried it and well… not so much mom! Perhaps the flavors are just too grown up for them, yet. Enjoy!
Two popular vegetarian soups of Central Africa were the inspiration for this stew. In this region, sweet potatoes, beans, chili peppers, onions, ginger, garlic and peanuts are common ingredients. The peanut butter makes this a creamy stew, but there is only a small amount per serving. To decrease the richness serve over a whole grain or use only ¼ cup of peanut butter. Feel free to kick up the heat by using jalapeno pepper or more red pepper flakes.
Forks Over Knives
• ½ cup water
• 1 onion, chopped
• 1-2 tablespoon(s) Anaheim or jalapeno pepper, minced
• 1 tablespoon ginger, ground
• 1 tablespoon garlic granules
• 2 teaspoons cumin, ground
• 2 teaspoons coriander, ground
• 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
• 6 yams, peeled and chopped
• 2 cups vegetable broth
• 24 ounces tomatoes, chopped
• 14 ounces garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
• 14 ounces black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
• 1/2 cup almond or peanut butter, unsweetened natural
• 1½ cup corn
• 6 cups collards, chopped
In a large pot, sauté onion and pepper with water for 5 minutes or until onions are translucent, stirring occasionally
Add ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander and red pepper.
Cook and stir for 1 minute.
Mix in yams, vegetable broth, tomatoes, beans and nut butter.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Stir in corn and collards and cook for about 10 more minutes, until yams and greens are tender.
Serve over brown rice or other whole grain.
“Let food be thy medicine.” Hippocrates
A few days ago while on Facebook, I got one of those “suggested posts” for a website ‘Forks Over Knives’ and it showed a recipe for Italian White Bean and Kate Stew. It sounded delightful and very healthy.
I clicked on the link to the recipe and was happy to find this amazing site and documentary on being mindful with food choices. The documentary is quite telling and should be watched by all.
Italian White Bean, Kale and Potato Stew
• 1 cup diced red or white onion
• 3 cloves garlic
• 2 28 ounce cans diced tomatoes (salt free if you prefer)
• ¼ – ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
• 5 cups red-skinned potatoes cut into one inch squares
• 1 tablespoon dried oregano
• 1 tablespoon dried parsley
• 6-8 packed cups of kale, after it has been de-stemmed and chopped
• 2 15 ounce cans Cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
• salt (optional)
Place a large soup/stock pot over a medium high flame and pour some of the liquid from one of the cans of the diced tomatoes into the pot to cover the base of the pot. When the tomato liquid starts to bubble, add the onion and stir. Lower heat a little. Press garlic into pot. Add red pepper flakes (to taste). Continue to cook and stir, lowering heat as the time passes, for a total of about 10 minutes or until onions are soft.
Add the rest of the first can of diced tomatoes and the entire second can into the pot. Bring heat up to medium-high again so that tomatoes begin to simmer. Place diced potatoes, oregano and parsley into the pot and stir. Cover pot, lower heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
Place all of the kale into the pot and cover the pot again. Let kale steam and shrink for 3 minutes. Uncover pot and stir in kale. Add Cannellini beans and stir. Taste and season with salt (or not). If potatoes are not as soft as you desire, continue to let simmer.
Historically, it is believed that buns marked with a cross were eaten by Saxons to honor the goddess Eostre. The cross symbolized the four quarters of the moon.
Our friend The Pioneer Woman has a lovely recipe for these springtime treats!