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Groundnut (Peanut) Stew

Groundnut (Peanut) Stew

Posted by Anthony on June 1, 2015 in Soup


Serves: 6-8

Time: 20 min (active), 40 min (inactive)

Difficulty: Easy

Last week, my wife and I received a newsletter for each of our children that we sponsor through Compassion International. One of the items included in each newsletter was a recipe for a native dish that is typically eaten by the child. Feeling inspired by the recipes, and seeing the opportunity to add the new recipes to my 50 in 15 Challenge, I decided to try my hand at each one.

First up was this recipe for Groundnut (Peanut) Stew, which is a recipe from Northern Uganda where our sponsor child Stuart lives. I looked at a few other recipes for Peanut Soup, and saw that there is a variety of ingredients that can be used, but I chose to stick with the recipe and ingredients from the Compassion newsletter. The end result was surprisingly tasty — sort of like a peanut-flavored vegetable curry. And it just so happens that it’s both vegetarian- and vegan-friendly.

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Quinoa Quesadillas

Quinoa Quesadillas

Posted by Anthony on April 30, 2015 in Entree


Serves: 4

Time: 30 min

Difficulty: Easy

A few days ago, some of my coworkers and I were talking about food, and we somehow got on the topic of “Foods that start with Q”. After mentioning a few Q foods, I half-jokingly mentioned that I should make Quinoa Quesadillas — a nice double-Q food dish. Well, one of my coworkers took that seriously, and challenged me to make them by the next time I saw him. Not being one to back away from a culinary challenge, I decided to give it a shot. After all, this also provided me the opportunity to chalk up another new recipe for my 50 in 15 Challenge.

At first, I wanted to make Quinoa Tortillas for the quesadillas, but after discovering the ridiculously high price tag on Quinoa Flour, I decided that I’d just use regular whole-wheat tortillas, and make some Mexican Quinoa to use as part of the filling of the quesadillas. In the end, I was very happy with my creation of Quinoa Quesadillas, and I think my coworker will be pleasantly surprised with my efforts.

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Homemade Chunky Guacamole

Posted by Anthony on March 7, 2015 in Side


Time: 10 min (active), 10 min (inactive)

Difficulty: Easy

My wife and I recently vacationed in Mexico, and while there, fell in love with fresh guacamole. Neither of us had been big fans of it before, but after tasting really good, fresh guacamole, we found it to be an absolutely delicious addition to chips, tacos, fajitas, etc. After discovering our newfound taste for guacamole, I decided to try my hand at making some myself. And since I have never made it before, it ended up being a good addition to my 50 in 15 Challenge.

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