Beef and barley stew is a meal my family loves year-round. It warms you up in the wintertime, but it’s also good in the summer when you want a filling, hearty dish — you don’t have to heat up the kitchen to make it, thanks to the pressure cooker.
The classic Italian soup, minestrone is an odds-and-ends dish you make when you want to get rid of all the produce in your fridge that’s about to go bad. Or just when you feel like making a quick soup and you haven’t been to the store. This is a soup you can whip up at the last minute with some frozen bone broth, a can of diced tomatoes, carrots, celery, potatoes, and other pantry staples.
Butternut squash soup is one of my very favorite soups. When the weather is cold, I crave soup. Butternut squash soup is extremely easy and quick to make. And chicken stock is so nourishing. When you add healthy fats and butter and sour cream, this is one of the most nourishing meals you can imagine.
Did you know that eating fish just once or twice a week reduces your chance of heart disease by 36%? Not only is fish good for your heart, it’s also good for your brain. A recent study showed that pregnant women who ate 2/3 of a pound of fish a week had babies with a much higher IQ. Fish has also been shown in recent studies to help reduce depression.
In this recipe, we’re cooking fish the French way, fish en papillote Cooking en papillote is a method in which you seal the food in a pouch of parchment paper and bake. The food steams in the oven in its own juices. It sounds fancy and looks very fancy, but it’s really very easy.