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East Ender-Stew With Chicken And Sausage

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We live in the historic northeast-end of our city, which means our neighborhood is filled with old houses and possesses a rich ambiance of the past.

Our house is approximately 90 years old and we’ve spent the last 7 years of ownership remodeling and fixing it up as time and money permit. We still have a ways to go, and who knows if we’ll be living here in 5 or 10 years. But while we’ve lived here, we’ve enjoyed some really fabulous food in our little kitchen.

This recipe is dedicated to our neighborhood because it represents our life here, and the many diverse elements which make up this neighborhood and its residents.

Although it is not a Basque recipe, the Italian sausage in it reminds me of the well-known dish that is loved by so many people in our city and other many other regions – Paella, a Spanish dish traditionally served with chorizo. Our city has a variety of ethnic populations, Basque people being one of the more well-known ones. It has been through this exposure to Basque culture that my husband and I have grown so very fond of their food and anything closely resembling it.

I’m very big on one-pot recipes, and just like long-time favorite recipes like Paella, this dish surely delivers in taste and intrigue.

We did not prepare ours with rice, but there’s no doubt it would taste great with this meal. You could also use beer if you were feeling just a bit adventurous, in the true Paella tradition.

Ingredients:

  • your favorite chicken parts – depending on your preference, you can use boneless or bone in, cooked and diced up if boneless
  • Italian sausage (we used U.S. Wellness Meats Italian Pork Sausage), cooked and sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 2 bell peppers – we used red and green
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 6 diced organic tomatoes or 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • butter
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons paprika
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in a large pan or pot (we use stainless steel), and put in garlic and onions to sauté for about 2 or 3 minutes.
  2. Add in bell peppers, tomatoes, meat and seasonings.
  3. Stir and add chicken stock and water. Turn up heat, stir, and allow to simmer for 3 – 4 minutes.
  4. Turn heat down to low, covered, and cook at least one hour or longer.
  5. Serve with bread and/or a green salad with home-made dressing.

Serves 3 – 4 people.

Real Food Recipes

Naked Pot Pie

One night recently when I was unable to cook because I wasn’t feeling well, my husband cooked this meal up with ingredients we already had in the house. It was incredibly delicious!

Who says pot pie has to have a crust? This one certainly didn’t, and you won’t miss it with all the wonderful, comforting flavors included in it. Perfect meal for the whole family, and great comfort food for a cold winter night.

You can also serve it with some nice, warm homemade bread and a salad.

Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:

Rue ingredients for sauce:

  • 1/2 a cup real butter
  • sprouted flour of your choice (whole wheat, buckwheat, or spelt, for example)
  • 1/2 cup  milk (we use raw)
  • 1/2 cup whole or home made yogurt

Pie ingredients:

  • Cooked chicken or other type of meat – ham or turkey for instance, diced or cut into pieces of size you prefer.
  • Carrots, diced (1 -2, depending on your preference)
  • Celery (1 – 2 stalks)
  • Peas -frozen
  • 1 large potato of your choice (we used a red potato)
  • Broccoli (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Paprika

Amounts for meat and vegetables are based on your own preference. We seldom measure those things out when we cook. This recipe should make enough for 3-4 people.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Directions for making the sauce (a rue):

On low heat, melt 1/2 cup butter in a small sauce pan. Using a wooden spoon, stir in flour a tablespoon at a time until the mixture is the consistency of glue.  Slowly stir in milk and yogurt until mixture is blended and warm. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Keep on low and stir occasionally. Optional – you can add a teaspoon of arrowroot to thicken sauce.

Directions for pie ingredients:

  1. In a frying pan suitable for oven cooking (we use stainless steel All-Clad – you can also use Pyrex, ceramic, glass, or enamel ware), melt a 1/4 cup butter on medium-low heat.
  2. Start adding meat, potatoes, diced carrots, peas, celery, onions, broccoli (optional), salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add 1/4 teaspoon of paprika. Cook until vegetables are sauteed, but not overdone. Make certain the potatoes are cooked well.
  4. Pour sauce evenly over meat and vegetables.
  5. Put a layer of parmesan cheese on top.
  6. Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until the top of your pie is bubbly and slightly brown.
  7. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
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