I wouldn’t exactly call it a resolution but one of the healthy lifestyle changes I’m making in 2013 is to introduce more meatless meals into the Gaver diet.
So in an attempt to get the latest news about veggie living, I went to the most savvy and reliable source I know! My Facebook friends! They responded to my request for non-meat recipes in grand style.
I thought it might be fun from time to time to share one of my “new meals” with my readers so here goes! A special shout out to Jim Miller, my friend who owns an awesome video production studio called After Five Productions.
Jim sent me this recipe for Winter Portabella Mushroom Stew which received rave reviews from Dan, my food critic and husband.
Winter Portabella Mushroom Stew
4 TBS olive oil
1 large onion, cut into 1/2 inch dice
2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary (which I still have growing in a pot outside in this winter weather!)
8 oz portabella mushrooms, sliced 1/2 inch thick, gills removed
1 lb. large white mushrooms, thickly sliced
1 can (14.5) diced tomato
3 TBS tomato paste
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp sherry vinegar
2 TBS butter (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 pinches Red Pepper Flakes
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onions and rosemary and cook stirring occasionally until lightly browned, about 12 minutes; remove to a bowl.
Return the pan to the stove and add half the remaining oil. When it’s hot, add the portabella mushrooms and saute until nicely browned, about 5 minutes. Add portabellas to the onion mixture and repeat sauteing with the remaining oil and the white mushrooms.
Return everything to the pan and add the tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, 1- 1/2 cups water and vinegar. Simmer gently for 12-15 minutes, then swirl in butter. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes!
*Julie’s modifications: I did not use the butter or the pepper flakes and thickened it a bit with a small dose of flour dissolved in water (like you make gravy)
Voila! Serve with hard crusty bread and a salad.
Disclaimer: If I were organized and totally cool like the Pioneer Woman, I would have taken a picture of my stew to share with you.
But I didn’t.
We were starving and devoured it before I had time to think about my blog.
Healthy New Year everyone!