Beef Spinach Stew

Beef Spinach Stew

Beef Spinach Stew Recipe from Lavinia Todor Ingredients: 2 lbs beef roast, cut into 1″ cubes 1 large onion, coarsely chopped 4 large carrots, chopped 3 cups vegetable (or chicken) broth, low sodium 2 cups spinach (or greens like swiss chard) 1 cup peas, fresh or frozen (optional) 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 tbsp cornstarch 8 garlic cloves, minced 3 bay leaves 1 cup rice (or quinoa), uncooked 2 tsp garlic powder (or 1 garlic clove, crushed) 1/3 cup dill or parsley, chopped MAKE IT HAPPEN: Preheat skillet on medium heat and coat with oil. Add onion and carrots, cook for a few minutes. Set aside in a bowl. Return skillet to medium - high heat and add beef and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until golden brown. If your meat releases a lot of juices, increase heat and let it cook off or drain. Watch closely not to burn. In a medium bowl whisk together broth and cornstarch, pour over meat. Add spinach and previously cooked onion and carrots, garlic, bay leaves and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, cook rice (or quinoa) as per package instructions. When meat is done, discard bay leaves and add garlic powder or freshly crushed garlic. Add cooked rice (or quinoa), peas if using and fresh herbs, gently stir and serve warm....
Sweet Potato Chicken Bake

Sweet Potato Chicken Bake

Sweet Potato Chicken Bake Recipe by Lavinia Todor Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes 4 small sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2″ cubes 1/4 cup olive or melted coconut oil 6 slices bacon (optional) 1 cup green onions, sliced or cubes 1c broccoli 1c red pepper 1c shredded cheese (optional) 1 tbsp. paprika 2 tbsp. garlic powder 6 tbsp. hot sauce (whichever you prefer) Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste MAKE IT HAPPEN: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In large bowl, combine the oil, paprika, garlic powder, hot sauce, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the sweet potatoes and chicken, and stir to coat.  Empty the bowl into a casserole dish. Bake the potatoes and chicken for 45-60 minutes stirring every 20 minutes, until cooked through, crispy, and browned on the outside. Add broccoli and green pepper half way through. While the potatoes are cooking, fry your bacon (optional). Top the cooked potatoes with the the cheese (optional), bacon, and green onion and place back in the oven for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Once the potatoes and chicken are fully cooked, remove from the oven. Serve with greek yogurt, sour cream or ranch dressing, if desired....