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I just made the best beef stew ever! I mentioned earlier that I was advancing my BTD level to mostly super-beneficial and beneficial foods. Things have been going very well in the food department the past 10 days. The stew was an experiment using the customary root vegetables (carrots, beets, turnips, rutabaga, parsnips, and onions) plus a variety of greens. Using greens was the experimental part.
I used my large crock pot to prepare dinner. After a spray of vegetable oil, I placed collards cut into 1 inch strips on the bottom of the crock-pot. Collards take quite a while to become tender, so I figured they’d get a faster start down on the bottom. Then I added the cut up root vegetables and celery. Next I added the beef chunks and topped that with a variety of greens (Swiss chard, kale, beet greens, and parsley). Two quarts of warm water was poured over the mixture with about one tablespoon of veggie-sal. As I got a later start than I wanted, I turned the crock-pot up to high and left it at that for 5 hours.
When it was finished, I filled our bowls with the most delectable and tasty stew/soup I’ve ever made. The greens added so much flavor that everyone ate their fill. Now, I know that this will be the recipe I’ll use in the future. Greens aren’t as scary to use as I thought they would be. Who knows what I’ll come up with next!