It’s Fat Tuesday!

photo credit: www.farmfoodieandfitness.comIt’s Fat Tuesday! And what better way to celebrate than with a hearty and healthy recipe! Even though it’s not completely freezing as it should be at the end of February, the winds are whipping and sending some bone chilling gusts this afternoon. Warm the whole family up tonight for dinner and feel good about what you’re serving with my “Winter Stew.” It’s an easy way to add vegetables and legumes to your diet if you’re not too fond of them. It’s easy and quick to make so you won’t spend hours in the kitchen. And if you don’t like or have all the ingredients you can sub for something else and put your own personal touches on this recipe! I wish I had a picture to show you the finished product but my husband got his hands on most of the pot before I remembered to take the picture Sunday night and now it’s GONE!!

Ingredients:

  • 4 stalks of organic carrots and celery
  •  1 bunch of organic leeks
  • 1 container of mixed wild mushrooms
  • 6 potatoes
  • 1 bunch of organic kale – leaves torn from stalks
  •  4 cups of organic vegetable stock
  • 1 – 16oz can of Cannellini or Italian beans
  • 1.5 cups of water
  • salt and pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • bunches of fresh rosemary, parsley, and oregano

Preparation:

Heat olive oil in a large pot on medium heat. Chop leeks, celery, potatoes, and carrots and add to the pan. Saute for 10 minutes until tender. Add beans, mushrooms, stock, and water, and bring to a boil for 15-20 minutes. Add kale leaves and freshly chopped herbs, let cook for 2-3 minutes until soft. And salt and pepper for taste. Serve hot with crusty bread or a green salad.

See so easy! Enjoy!

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About Farm, Foodie and Fitness

Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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