Stewing and braising are so similar that they are almost identical. Both are cooked over low heat, in a liquid in a covered pot, for a long period of time. Both are easily prepared, relatively low in cost, flavorful, and hold up well. They are great do-ahead items, taste better the next day, and freeze reasonably well. In other words, both techniques should be on of your list of go-to meal ideas.
Chicken Soup is probably the most uncomplicated item in cooking.
All you need is six ingredients; a little Redi-Base Chicken Base, water, onions, celery, carrots, some seasoning and whatever is hanging around in the refrigerator.
My chicken soup looks and tastes different every time I make it. I have been known to toss in the leftover beans and rice from “take-out” the night before, the bottom of the bag fine noodles, some fresh spinach in the bin that I never used for dinner, and yes, canned tomatoes and the leftover succotash from three days ago.
Navy beans are small, pea-sized beans, creamy white in color, fat-free and mild in flavor. Added to soups and stews, they are an excellent source of fiber, minerals, and protein.
Navy Bean Soup - Yield: 2 quarts
Thanksgiving turkey is a bit of a mystery. Nobody knows exactly how this particular bird earned a place of honor at the table each November.
Many historians believe that the bird was not served at the original 1621 Thanksgiving feast between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians. According to historical accounts of the meal, some sort of foul was served, but, whether it was a Turkey is still a mystery.
But it's no mystery when it comes to our version of the classic Turkey Pot Pie. A perfect solution for leftover turkey and mashed potatoes.
Turkey Pot Pie - Serves 4
Celebrate this annual Fall event by creating this versatile seafood dish.
Seafood Risotto - Serves 2
Flavor Concentrates and Bases are ideal for creating marinates and rubs. Try these 5 quick and easy recipes at your next cookout.
For Beef, Chicken, or Pork
Everything…Whip it into sour cream and cream cheese for dips and spreads. Add it to soups and rice dishes for extra flavor. Mix it with olive oil, garlic and seasonings for a light marinade.
Cream of Asparagus Soup
This recipe can be used for a host of other soups – instead of asparagus, use spinach or broccoli.