Harvest Chicken Apple Stew

Oct 7, 2012 by

I’m sitting here in the quiet house on a sunny, brisk Sunday afternoon. There’s a fire crackling under the big screen TV with football on. The house smells like the chicken soup simmering on the stove. Most of the chores are done for the weekend, the kids are outside riding bikes while Mike saws something with some loud appliance....

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Paleo Pumpkin Beef Stew with Acorn Squash and Cran...

Oct 26, 2011 by

Well the title pretty much sums this all up.  I make soups and stews a lot, and often I make what we call “schtoups” – a hybrid somewhere between a super thick stew and a thin, brothy soup. Because we don’t use gluten and I try and remain grain-free whenever possible, I’ve learned some new tricks to thicken stews and...

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African Chicken Chickpea Peanut Stew

Dec 29, 2010 by

I had a hard time naming this one so I resorted to word play and alliteration. Not being trained in any ethnic cuisine, I have been very into researching and learning how to make many of my favorite dishes left behind on the East Coast where I could literally find any ethnic food I wanted within miles. My favorite was an Ethiopian restaurant and...

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Sweet and Savory Sage Stew with Pumpkin and Cherri...

Nov 19, 2010 by

I have a few things in queue to post but since the weekend is coming up and it’s cold in most places, I figured you guys might like an easy crockpot recipe. I made this one before but it was before I went grain-gluten-free and now my whole approach to stews and thickening agents has changed — for the better I think, since I tend to...

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Everything but the Kitchen…Schtoup?

Oct 28, 2010 by

I’m not sure if it was my grandfather or my mother who coined the term, but growing up we always had “schtoup” — not quite a stew but not quite a soup. And basically it was anything that we had in the fridge, thrown in a pot with some broth. Often we’d thicken it with a roux. However, since I no longer eat grain,...

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