Saturday, February 13, 2010

Yummy Winter Stew!

I made some awesome comfort food stew tonite. Perfect for a cold winter's day.
It was so good, I didn't event think to take a photo. (But it is a very pretty dish)

To thicken the sauce, I wanted to stay away from wheat or cornstarch.

I'm going to stray a little bit now... I know that I have problems with wheat and corn. I probably have some wheat allergies. I've have read about the blood type diet theory and that totally explains my wheat/corn issues. I'm a type O positive. All type O's (the oldest blood type) have a very hard time processing wheat and corn according to the blood type diet theory. If your interested in this, I highly recommend reading "Eat Right 4 Your Type" by Dr. Peter D'Adamo. Check it out at your local library. It changes the way I think about food. It also incorporates the proper exorcises for each blood type. For type O's a vigorous workout routine is ideal. I have gone for periods following this diet strictly and it was AMAZING! I felt so healthy, had a ton of energy, my head was clear. I was in optimal health. Its been hard staying off of wheat corn, but at least now I am more aware of how my diet effects me and I can make more enlightened choice.

So onto my great stew!

1-2 Lbs Stew beef cut into small chunks. (All natural is best)
2 Tbs Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Chicken broth
2 Cups Water
1 Tbs Worcester, Bragg, Tamari or Soy Sauce
4-5 Cloves Garlic diced
1-2 Bay Leaves
1-2 Med Onions, chopped
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Molasses
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp ground Allspice
1 tsp Oregano
3-5 med Carrots chopped
3 med Potatoes chopped
1 Egg Yolk

Brown meat with garlic and onions in oil.
Add water, broth, sauce, bay leaves, salt, molasses, paprika, allspice, and oregano. Simmer 1 1/2 hours covered. Mix occasionally.
Add carrots and potatoes. Simmer 30 minutes covered.
Add egg yolk while whisking quickly. Mix thoroughly.

Serve and Enjoy!


  1. Mmmmm, sounds yummy! I love stews! :) I'd heard of that book too, I'll have to check it out sometime. Nice blog :)

  2. Mm, I love stews too! That sounds great. And the blood type thing sounds interesting... if only I knew what mine was!