YASS (Yet Another Successful Stew)

2014-07-26 22.42.03It’s almost cliché for me to post another stew recipe but I really can’t help it, it’s a (delicious) disease!  Any day can be a stew day, especially in New Orleans where it is hot all year round.  A good stew does not require lots of fancy meats and ingredients, just some basic ingredients that can be easily swapped for others depending on what’s in the pantry.  The protein is usually the most obvious differentiator; I’ve had great experiences with chicken, seitan, beef, sausage, and many combinations.

This particular recipe was easy to make and had a sweet/spicy thing that I really loved.  Try it out below!

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Hurricane Stew

Last week, my apartment in the East Village was without electricity or cell phone service from Monday night to Friday evening due to Hurricane Sandy, and I remained in the powerless Village until Friday afternoon.  While the damage that the hurricane has done is severe, I like to view my experience in a positive light.

Thankfully, my apartment was fairly well off, in that we had running water, hot water, and gas that still worked even though the power was out.

My favorite outcome of the week is a new dish, which was concocted with a desire to use up perishables before they would spoil.  Even with this humble purpose, it turned out to be incredibly tasty and my roommates and I named it Hurricane Stew. Continue reading “Hurricane Stew”