Breakfast and brunch have always been my two favorite meals of the day. I don’t know why. I’ve always been a protein for breakfast kind of person too. And a savory protein. The idea of having only something sweet for breakfast or brunch does not appeal to me one bit. Maybe it’s because my mom wouldn’t allow me to have the sugary cereals as a kid? I don’t know. Now don’t get me wrong, I love pancakes, waffles, donuts, danishes, cereal, etc. but I usually want those items in the evening for some reason. Probably because in college my friends and I would always do the late night Denny’s run after a night of partying, because pancakes drenched at 2am is soooooooooooo good 😉 Although now that I think about it, a lot of times the after party would be at my place and I’d wind up making omelettes with hash browns and bacon for everyone. Or I would wind up taking over someone else’s kitchen and cook everyone breakfast at 2am. Oh, those were the days!
One of my fond memories of winter as a child was the beef stew that my mom would always make. I can remember she spending the whole day making these huge batches of it, putting it into individual containers, and then freezing them so we would have stew all winter long. It was tasty, filling and always made my tummy happy. Well, I’ve decided to update my mom’s stew and add sweet potatoes, rainbow carrots (for some fun color) and Kale (for added nutrition). The balsamic vinegar adds an extra touch of flavor and a scent that makes my mouth water. It tastes just as good as my mom’s (if not better, but I won’t tell her that!), and definitely is making my clean tummy happy. Continue reading Balsamic Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes, Rainbow Carrots and Kale