Sunday, 31 March 2013

'No Oil' Stew Recipe

Someone was referred to me for this recipe and although I talk about it a lot, I didn't have it on this blog! I recorded a video LAST year and still haven't edited it. *sigh*

So I decided to do this quick recipe card, which I think is the next best thing, if not as good!

This recipe helped me a lot when I initially lost weight in 2002. I've made a little change here, extracting the oil from the stock. When I was at university, I didn't bother with separating stock and fat,.

Being Nigerian, I was used to generously pouring oil into stew and this was the first thing I changed. I remember my friends teasing me about my 'Weight Watchers Stew' but over 40 pounds later, I was the one laughing :p

Honestly, I wasn't aware of the benefits of animal fats/stock back then, I just used stock in my food because it added flavour and helped me eliminate the use of oil.

Why chicken fat? Because animal fats are highly nutritious (and natural!) and essential for many body functions - heart, lungs, bones, etc (Read more here: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/09/01/enjoy-saturated-fats-theyre-good-for-you.aspx). 

Taking off the skin will result in less fatty stock but you'll still get stock from the bones (marrow) of the chicken which actually contains a lot of the nutrients stated above :)

PS For personal reasons, I've been advised to eat less chicken skin NOT because it's high in fat but because it's high in omega 6.
I use this recipe a lot and very often, I do it the much easier way:
  • fry the onions in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • And add the chicken stock (with the fat) to the blended tomato mix
Have you tried this? Let me know what you think!

2 comments:

Daisy said...

Hi Adura!

You know I am bookmarking this :)

I just nominated you for a Liebster Award on my blog, you can check it out here:
http://greetingsfromlagos.blogspot.com/2013/04/nominated-for-liebster-award.html

Best,
Daisy

Adura said...

Hi Daisy :) Let me know what you think.

I'll get on that soon! I think Wednesday will be a perfect day to do it and post it here :) Thanks!