Canadian Hodgepodge Stew: #210 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Hodgepodge is a bit like taking whatever vegetables you have left from your garden and tossing them into a big, nourishing stew. I learned about it from the East Coast of Canada, but no doubt there are similar recipes wherever people grow food. It’s very rewarding to turn leftover things into delicious things! This isContinue reading “Canadian Hodgepodge Stew: #210 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Savory Bean Stew with Dumplings: #188 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

We’ve made this recipe twice already, with the lovely combination of dill, rosemary, and sage warming our tummies. As a bonus, leftovers the next day are just as good as the real thing. Many thanks to the Post-Punk Kitchen for inspiration. This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family andContinue reading “Savory Bean Stew with Dumplings: #188 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Lentil Miso Gravy with Seitan, Broccoli, and Quinoa: #185 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

When transitioning to a plant-based diet, it can be helpful to have some meat-like meals to soften the change. This recipe tastes like a rich beef stew, thanks to a hearty lentil miso gravy and some chopped up Field Roast plant-based meat. We enjoyed it for a comforting dinner with baby broccoli over quinoa. ThanksContinue reading “Lentil Miso Gravy with Seitan, Broccoli, and Quinoa: #185 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Cauliflower Tikka Masala: #176 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

We love the creamy curry-ness of a good chicken tikka, but now we’re eating more of a plant-based diet. What to do? Fortunately Jamie Oliver came to the rescue with the inspiration for this cauliflower tikka masala recipe. Very comforting comfort food, and healthy to boot. This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainableContinue reading “Cauliflower Tikka Masala: #176 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Winter Ratatouille (aka Ghivetch Vegetable Stew): #148 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

We had a lot of cabbage in our farm box this past week, so we improvised this healing stew based on the flavors of a Romanian vegetable stew called ghivetch. It reminded us of ratatouille, but with winter veggies instead of summer ones. So good! This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable mealsContinue reading “Winter Ratatouille (aka Ghivetch Vegetable Stew): #148 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Luscious Chicken Bourbon Beet Stew: #135 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

It starts out with the luscious savory flavors of coq au vin, but with bourbon instead of wine. Then you layer in red and gold beets and the beet greens. And voila, a dinner fit for a royal family. Or any family! Like any good stew, it takes a bit of time, but it’s wellContinue reading “Luscious Chicken Bourbon Beet Stew: #135 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Chakalaka (Cabbage Bean Curry): #131 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Chakalaka is a South African dish that’s like a cross between a chili and a curry. Made with cabbage, beans, tomatoes, onions, and spices, it’s easy to prepare as a lovely comforting dinner. We had it on top of baked potatoes, but you could serve it over rice or pasta just as well. We’ll beContinue reading “Chakalaka (Cabbage Bean Curry): #131 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Restorative Coconut Ginger Dal: #104 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

If you’re feeling a bit under the weather, or if you just want an extra healing, nourishing meal for your body and spirit, this is the soup for you. You can leave out the chard if you prefer, but we had some on hand from our farm volunteering, so I threw it in. This dalContinue reading “Restorative Coconut Ginger Dal: #104 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Mennonite Seven Layer Dinner: #90 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

I learned to make this after enjoying it at my husband’s grandmother’s house. The seven layers are potatoes, onions, carrots, rice, peas, sausages, and tomato soup, with some salt and pepper for seasoning. It smells amazing in the oven and is a very comforting winter casserole for all ages. This is part of our 1,000 FoodContinue reading “Mennonite Seven Layer Dinner: #90 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Lentils with Sausages: #77 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

This is a tasty and nutritious Italian peasant dish, which you can serve for lunch or dinner with pasta or fresh bread. I used chicken sausages, fresh chopped spinach, and the secret ingredient to any lentil soup – celery!  This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours.Continue reading “Lentils with Sausages: #77 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”