Split Pea Stew with Leaves and Dumplings

It took me longer to write the stupid title than it did to make the actual recipe. Is it stew? Is it soup? Should I specify I used spinach? Should I leave it abstract? Should I make like the president and outright lie and claim I used kale when in fact I did not, and…

Meatball-Ravioli Soup

This soup is just plain ornery. You want soup? You want a light, refreshing soup? You think soup is broth-y and elegant? This soup isn’t. This soup is glorified tomato sauce. This soup has meatballs. This soup has ravioli. Ravioli! Make this soup. And you will enjoy this soup. This soup isn’t one of those…

Goulash-Hungary

Goulash is an iconic Hungarian dish, and the only Hungarian food most peasants people have heard of! Trying to work on being less of a food snob. Further bulletins as events warrant. I really wanted to make Goulash, especially since it’s freezing here. Stew is also the easiest thing in the world to make- throw…

Steak and Barley Stew

Usually, this is the sort of food I run screaming from. Making this is very, very uncharacteristic of me. It’s just so *gag* healthy. Don’t y’all worry, though. I’m posting a nice sugary recipe right after this. And with this stew, which is surprisingly good. I’m not just saying that! You won’t even know it’s…

Footi Sauce- Guinea

Winter is just about here. The temperature dipped from 80 to 30 degrees overnight. It’s so COLD. And I’m really bitter that I couldn’t wear all my fall outfits. I have a sweater that I can only wear when it’s 50 degrees out, which will have to wait for spring now. And I have to…

Nyembwe- Gabon

It’s 80 degrees in October. I don’t care, I’m making stew. It was a good stew! Really simple to make, and it has pine nuts. I’m into whatever has pine nuts. Does anyone know if they actually come from pine trees like pinecones, or are they just imposters, like pineapples? I don’t know. I just…

Kedjenou- Cote D’Ivoire

If you like stew, do I ever have a good recipe for you. This stew is tender, flavorful, and just delicious. But, you see, I’ve never been a stew person. I can’t help it! I don’t like food that’s mushy or slimy. I like food to have a little more substance. But if you’re not…

Daraba- Chad

Stew is a recurring theme these days. There’s just something really wonderful about vegetables being edible! I can’t stand eggplant in any way but like this. It doesn’t feel slimy at all! And if you have any picky eaters, this is a great way to make them eat vegetables,  you can’t really tell what what…

Daraba- Chad

Stew is a recurring theme these days. There’s just something really wonderful about vegetables being edible! I can’t stand eggplant in any way but like this. It doesn’t feel slimy at all! And if you have any picky eaters, this is a great way to make them eat vegetables,  you can’t really tell what what…

Cachupa- Cape Verde

There’s been a recent cold snap, and during this weather, my thoughts go to ice cream. I’m not kidding. My favorite time to eat ice cream is in winter, in front of the fireplace. Try it sometime. Synthetic summer. Another thing I love eating while it’s cold is stews! And this is a great one….