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    Spanish Chickpea Stew

    When it’s cold and rainy outside we crave #comfortfoods and this Spanish Chickpea Stew is one of the best. Winter is here and with it the cold weather, so I started making more soups and stews to warms us up. One of them is this tasty Spanish Chickpea Stew with chorizo sausage and chard. It’s really delicious. And it makes for great leftovers. Or you can include it in your weekly meal prep and make a huge batch for 3-4 days. If you’re eating more stews during the winter, it doesn’t mean that they have to be fatty and gross. If I add sausage or any kind of meat to…

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    Chicken Mung Bean Stew

    If you’re out of ideas on what to cook today, try this Chicken Mung Bean Stew and you will not regret the decision. It’s easy to prepare and will be a favorite in your family as it is in mine. These days I’m all about making fast meals, or nothing at all. Because I don’t have the time to make something fancy, or even two courses. My daughter takes up all my time, and I also have to eat and shower, and with a 6 month-old that’s pretty difficult. She barely sleeps during the day so I don’t really have the time. This recipe is pretty straigthforward, I would say.…

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    Comforting Chorizo Sausage and Bean Stew

    We had some cold rainy days here, and all I craved was some Comforting Chorizo Sausage and Bean Stew. It’s easy to make and it’s perfect for leftovers or meal prep. You can make this stew in a million ways, with the ingredients you most love. You don’t have to stick to my recipe. And you can make a big batch of it and freeze it for when you’re not in the mood of cooking. I usually cook the beans separately for a few minutes, and I freeze half of it for another time. That’s my kind of meal prep. You can make this stew vegetarian, by skipping all the meat…

  • SHEET PAN DINNER - Butterflied Chicken with Potatoes (easy cleanup!)
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    SHEET PAN DINNER – Butterflied Chicken with Potatoes (easy cleanup!)

    If you’re into easy cleanup when cooking and having fewer dishes to wash, this One Sheet Pan Dinner with Butterflied Chicken with Potatoes is right down your alley. My favorite way of cooking meat and vegetables is in the oven. I think you can’t compare the taste of something roasted with something fried. And we’re talking about the oven from our homes. When we’re cooking meat and vegetables on a grill outside with wooden fire it tastes so much better. Even a simple mushroom tastes like heaven. Or zucchini.  🙂 We should really take advantage of our grill, if we have one, to cook delicious and easy meals. This recipe is…

  • Fresh Peas and Snow Peas Stew with Bacon
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    Fresh Peas and Snow Peas Stew with Bacon

    If you are a fan of peas, you will love this double-pea stew with bacon. It’s filled with fresh and snow peas and it just tastes like spring in a bowl. And it’s ready in under 20 minutes. Because this dish has bacon in it, it’s heartier, and it can be the main course. But if you want, you can skip the bacon, and add potatoes or chickpeas for the same result. Or skip everything all together and eat the stew as a side dish with meat or fish. You can adjust the recipe to your own liking. Ingredients: 500 g of fresh or frozen peas 150 g of snow peas…