This month, as part of Book of Yum’s Healthy Resolution, they suggested that we adopt a gluten free blogger and create one of their healthy recipes. Well I adopted Karina’s Kitchen and made her New Mexican Stew (my bowl shown). I actually would love to adopt Karina and have her cook for me all the time. Her food always looks delicious and everything I’ve ever made from her recipes tastes wonder. She’s a great cook and teacher.
I wanted to try cooking with squash which is something I’ve only done once before with very poor results. So the rules were to follow the directions as written and change nothing. The recipe gave you a choice to add ground meat or black beans. I wanted my vegetarian son to enjoy this with me so I went with the black beans. I’m very happy I did. Now Karina being the wonderful soul she is, made the suggestion I could substitute sweet potatoes for the squash but I was brave and went with the squash. It is a very easy recipe to follow and the stew is amazing. I never knew I liked squash. Thanks Karina!
So if you are like me and have the thought that you don’t like squash, well you need to try this stew. I bet you will change your mind too. Now, the real test will come from my husband who usually only eats hidden vegetables. I’m guessing he’ll like it too. I’ll let you know.
If you make this New Mexican Stew by Karina’s Kitchen please let us both know and feel free to send in your photos.