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Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup

January 10, 2017
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Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup
It's getting cold out and that means warm soups. Try this butternut squash with red lentils soup. Serve with croutons or pita chips.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
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Servings
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a soup pot over medium-high heat. Add onions. Cook for about 5 minutes until onions are translucent. Add garlic. Cook for another minute.
    Heat oil in a soup pot over medium-high heat.

Add onions. Cook for about 5 minutes until onions are translucent.

Add garlic. Cook for another minute.
  2. Add butternut squash, red lentils, and broth.
    Add butternut squash, red lentils, and broth.
  3. Use an emulsion blender or pour contents of soup into a food process. Pulse until soup is velvety and smooth. Pour back into pot.
    Use an emulsion blender or pour contents of soup into a food process. Pulse until soup is velvety and smooth.

Pour back into pot.
  4. Stir in ginger and cumin. Add salt and pepper as desired.
    Stir in ginger and cumin.

Add salt and pepper as desired.
  5. Stir while hot. Top with pita chips or croutons.
    Stir while hot. Top with pita chips or croutons.
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Chicken Stock

November 9, 2017
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Chicken Stock
Every kitchen has a staple or a "base for cooking" and in most kitchens, it is a great chicken stock. Chicken stock is great to use in soups, easy to freeze for later use, and saves money than buying store bought stock. This is so easy to make! Let me know what you think...
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2-4 hours
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Quarts
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2-4 hours
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Instructions
  1. Place the chickens, onions, carrots, celery, parsnips, parsley, thyme, garlic, and seasonings in a 16- to 20-quart stockpot. Add 7 quarts of water and bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, for 4 hours. Strain the entire contents of the pot through a colander and discard the solids. Note: make sure water covers all ingredients. Add more water as needed.
  2. Chill the stock overnight.
  3. The next day, remove the surface fat floating on top. Use immediately or pack in containers and freeze for up to 3 months.
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Simple Guinness Beef Stew

October 2, 2016
Simple Guinness Beef Stew | Bellasapron.com
Equipment
Slow-Cooker
Cook Time
4h 0m

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Simple Guinness Beef Stew
It's getting cold out.  Time for beef stew! Set this dish up in the crock pot and let it do it's thing.  At the end of the cooking time, you'll have tender meat and a rich, flavorful stew. Note: If you are not a beer drinker, swap the Guinness for some beef broth.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, heat oil and brown meat in batches. Sprinkle with salt as the batch brown. Note: do not over crowd the skillet. I ended up cooking in three batches. Transfer the meat into the crock pot once the batch is browned.
    In a large skillet, heat oil and brown meat in batches. Sprinkle with salt as the batch brown.

Note: do not over crowd the skillet. I ended up cooking in three batches. Transfer the meat into the crock pot once the batch is browned.
  2. In the same skillet, saute onions, carrots, parsnip, and celery. Cook about 5 minutes or until onions start becoming translucent. Poor a little of the Guinness to scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Transfer all the vegetables into the crock pot.
    In the same skillet, saute onions, carrots, parsnip, and celery. Cook about 5 minutes or until onions start becoming translucent.

Poor a little of the Guinness to scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.

Transfer all the vegetables into the crock pot.
  3. In crock pot, add broth, tomato sauce, thyme, and rest of Guinness. Mix well and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or HIGH for 4-5 hours.
    In crock pot, add broth, tomato sauce, thyme, and rest of Guinness. Mix well and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or HIGH for 4-5 hours.
  4. Once the meat is tender, salt the stew to taste. Serve while hot. Enjoy!
    Once the meat is tender, salt the stew to taste.

Serve while hot. Enjoy!
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