A warm meal for the cold months
It may be February, but in most parts of the country, it is still bitterly cold. Nothing makes a cold winter night more bearable than being able to dig into a freshly prepared hot dinner. Cold weather can bite into the bones and it is time for those meat-filled stews and gravies that can warm up the body.
- A sprig each, of oregano, rosemary, basil and 1 bay leaf, tied
- ½cup olive oil
- 2½ pounds lamb, cubed (Rub the lamb with salt and pepper before you leave for work in the morning)
- 8 ounces small onions, peeled
- 8 garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 tbsp fruit vinegar
- 1½ cups wine
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup quinoa, soaked
- 1 pound radish cubed
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 2 cups peas
- 1 bunch spinach leaves
- Salt and pepper
Heat oil in the Gemside Automatic Meal Cooker and sear the lamb in it for a couple of minutes.
Add onions and garlic and sauté. Pour in vinegar and wine and bring to a boil.
Add broth, seared lamb, and tied herbs.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and set the timer for one and a half hours.
20 minutes before serving, uncover, remove herbs, add quinoa, radish and peas, cover and set the timer for 15 minutes.
Uncover, stir in asparagus and spinach and cook for 2 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste, and plate it to serve.
Using other meats
Ragouts are great with different kinds of meat. Beef ragouts are more flavorful and dense and provide more protein. They are a good source of protein for growing children and for people like athletes and weight trainers, who are into sports.
Ragouts with chicken will be lighter and taste more like a stew. They are great for people who are trying to lose weight, for the elderly who find food difficult to digest and for invalids who need light and bland food.
Lamb is an excellent source of protein and nutrients like iron, Vitamin B12 and zinc. It is also a good source of iron and Vitamins B6, niacin, riboflavin and pantothenic acid.
Quinoa is very good for people with diabetes and for people who are on a diet. It has a very low glycemic index score. It is rich in fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. It has very low fat content, is known to lower sugar levels and prescribed for diabetics.
This winter has been terribly cold like never before.A hot meal by the fireside is what everyone looks forward to when they return home in the evening.
With the Gemside Automatic Meal Cooker, that is exactly what you get without having to slave in the kitchen. This smart cooker is the perfect kitchen appliance to make ragouts and stews, and complete meals quickly and tastily.
Combat winter with your favorite dish!