Tuesday, August 16, 2011

food glorious food

salad with tomatoes and broccoli,
grilled onion, corn and yellow squash

mixed summer salad

Hearty Italian Stew - Giambotta

6 Cloves of garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
2 tsp olive oil
1 small eggplant
3 small white potatoes
1 fresh fennel bulb, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow squash
3 fresh tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
pepper to taste

In covered soup pot on low heat, sweat the garlic, onions and salt in the oil for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onions are translucent. Chop and add to the pot in the following order the eggplant, potatoes, the fennel, the red bell pepper, yellow squash and tomatoes. Slightly raise the heat to point of simmer and continue to simmer for approximately 40 minutes. The stew is ready when the vegetables are tender. Add the fresh basil at the very end. Salt and pepper to taste.

If you make this in advance and let it set up for two days it is fantastic; however, we can never wait that long. This is very similar to the French Ratatouille.

Savory Garlic Green Beans

1 1/2 pounds of fresh green beans
6 cloves of garlic, sliced
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 red pepper flake
1 - 2 tbsp olive oil
1 -2 tbsp soy sauce

sea salt and fresh crack pepper to taste

Clean your green beans removing the ends and blanch for about 4 minutes in boiling water.

Immediately transfer to ice bath.

In large skillet heat olive oil (eyeball it) and add to thyme, red pepper flake, paprika

Add garlic slices and green beans, stir frequently (like stir fry)

Sprinkle soy sauce over green beans (eyeball it)

When the bottom of the pan begins to get a little dry add about 1/4 of water to de-glaze the pan.

Plate up the green beans and be sure to scrape all the contents of the pan onto your green beans.


Suz said...

so you are juicing only in the morning?
the food looks delish
day 8 can you believe it?
good for you
you are really doing well
you look great

Kristen Haskell said...

We are blending in the morning various fresh fruit, then we eat mostly raw veggies during the day. We have our juice at around 5ish and then dinner. We are doing the raw, some cooked, blending and juicing for 15 days of only fresh fruit and vegetables. I shop everyother day at our farmer's coop market. Today I lucked out because everything I bought today was picked today!

Vicki Lane said...

Oh boy! These look wonderful!