Roasted Vegetable Curry

Serves 8 (1 1/2 cup each)

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets (about 6 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup carrot, diced
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 red chili pepper, seeded and minced
  • 14 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 32 ounces low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 cups russet potatoes, peeled and diced (1/2 inch)
  • 3 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (1/2 inch)
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 14 ounce can coconut milk
  • toppings: cilantro, salted pepitas, Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F degrees.
  2. Combine spiced through cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Toss cauliflower with 1 tablespoon oil in a large bowl, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of spiced mixture and toss until well coated.
  3. Spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast the cauliflower until the edges are browned, 15-20 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and carrot and cook, stirring often, until starting to brown (3-4 minutes). Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking, stirring often, until the onion is translucent. Add garlic, ginger, chile and the remaining spice mixture. Stir and cook for an additional minute.
  5. Stir in tomato sauce, scraping up any browned bits, and simmer for 1 minute. Add broth, potatoes, sweet potatoes, lime zet and juice. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, partially covered and stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 35-40 minutes.
  6. Stir in coconut milk and the roasted cauliflower. Return to a simmer to heat through. Option to serve garnished with cilantro and chiles.

Thank you to the big community of food visionaries out there in the world, working together to inspire and pass on food traditions and flavors. This recipe began in Eating Well: Soups (pp. 49).

Hearty Beef Stew

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1.5-2 pounds lean chuck beef, sliced into cubes
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 3 large carrots, sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes, washed and sliced into cubes
  • 1/2 cup roasted red pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • optional: chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Coat the beef with flour in a medium sized bowl or Ziplock bag. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. In batches (making sure not to overcrowd the pan) sear the floured beef on all sides, transferring done pieces to a 6-quart slow cooker.
  3. Using the same skillet, deglaze the pan with red wine. Allow the wine to cook off for a few minutes, scraping up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add ingredients celery through beef broth to the slow cooker.
  5. Top with the deglazed wine and bay leaf.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, or when beef is very tender.
  7. Remove bay leaf and add frozen peas 20 minutes before serving. Option to top with chopped parsley, enjoy!

Thank you to the big community of food visionaries out there in the world, working together to inspire and pass on food traditions and flavors. This recipe began here.

French Onion Soup

Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 lbs yellow onions, halved and sliced
  • 2 lbs red onions, halved and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 4 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • baguette, 8 diagonal slices (1/2-inch)
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese

Instructions

  1. Scatter butter on the bottom of a 6-7 quart slow cooker.
  2. Add oil, thyme, garlic and bay, then onions.
  3. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Cover and cook on high for 8 hours.
  5. When 15 minutes remain, prepare cheese toasts and broth.
  6. Position rack in upper third of oven. Prepare a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking oil. Lightly oil bread slices and top with cheese.
  7. Add beef broth and dry sherry to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  8. Remove the thyme sprigs and bay leaf from the slow cooker and pour in the broth. Continue cooking on high for 10 minutes.
  9. Broil cheese toasts on high for 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted.

Thanks to the original recipe found in EatingWell Soups (pp. 182).

COOKING TIPS

To reduce tearing while cutting the onions, refrigerate whole onions for 30 minutes before slicing.

For a more cheesy soup. Ladle soup into oven safe bowls, top with preferred amount of cheese, and broil until cheese has slightly browned.