New Mexican Pork & Green Chile Stew

I lived in Taos, New Mexico for about eight years and made this stew with whatever I had available: pork, beef, venison, or chicken. It’s a true comfort food. To create a low-carb version, skip the beer and potatoes and cut back on the onion.

New Mexican Green Chile & Pork Stew (Chile Verde)
Serves 4

3 fresh Anaheim or … Read more

Fish & Shrimp Stew

This is a seafood stew loosely-based on Cioppino. The fragrance of fennel, saffron, and fish is intoxicating.

Fish & Shrimp Stew
3 servings = 408 calories, 18g carbs / 4 servings = 307 calories, 13g carbs

3-5 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 a large yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup sliced fennel (or 1 stalk celery + Read more

Jambalaya

What can I say? Classic, with a bazillion interpretations. No sausage? Use ham and chicken. Not low carb? Make dirty rice. Vegan? Use a combo of black and red beans. It’s all good.

Jambalaya with Cajun Cauliflower-Rice
Servings: 6 // 187 calories, 7 net carbs
Cauliflower-Rice: 131 calories, 5 net carbs

Recipe: Cajun Cauliflower-Rice

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large Read more

Bœuf Bourguignon (low carb)

“However fine, stew is a homey, intimate exchange, a paean to the way living things improve when their boundaries relax, when they incorporate some of the character and flavor of others. Soulful, a word inextricably linked with a good sturdy stew, is the payoff to the cook who plans a little and has the patience to abide…” Molly O’Neill, NYTimes Read more

Southwestern Pumpkin Stew

I like to use Harrisa paste in this recipe because it has such complex layers of flavors. It’s a North African hot chili pepper paste, the main ingredients of which are roasted red peppers, Baklouti pepper, serrano peppers and other hot chili peppers and spices and herbs such as garlic paste, coriander seed, saffron, rose or caraway. You can find … Read more