My mom just made this stew for us tonight and I've had it many times in my life. It's a great big dose of mom in a bowl every time. I wrote down her recipe for it almost word for word. It is different because thought it is very light with lots of vegetables, it is also full of flavor. You can add other cuts of meat (like oxtail) and other vegetables (like root veggies). I asked my mom what to call it and she said "Just beef stew. Delicious beef stew." Hence the name. —monkeymom
My favorite distraction is to cook. Though science and cooking/baking have a lot in common, I'm finding that each allows me to enjoy very different parts of my life. Cooking connects me with my heritage, my family, friends, and community. I'm really enjoying learning from the food52 community, who expose me to different ingredients and new ways to cook.