99 Favorite Amish Soups and Stews

Author: Georgia Varozza
source: NetGalley ARC
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 1st July 2016
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Summary excerpt: 

Dish Out Some Simple GoodnessGeorgia Varozza, author of 99 Favorite Amish Recipes and The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook, presents 99 Favorite Amish Soups and Stews. This little cookbook is packed with recipes for delicious soups and hearty stews, along with tasty side dishes to round out your meal.All you need are a few basic ingredients and some savory spices to make appealing meals that are sure to become family favorites
My Thoughts
If you are looking for tasty, nourishing home cooked meals made from simple ingredients then this book should fit the bill.
There is a slight drawback though, some of the American food names are unfamiliar to those of us who live in other parts of the world, “hamburger” for example. No, it doesn’t refer to a meat patty in a bun, it is minced beef! A quick internet search will help with the unfamiliar terms and also with ingredient substitutions if necessary.
Here is a recipe from the book, it was easy to make and very tasty,: 
I’ve converted the measurement to metric and ingredients to Australian


2 Tablespoons oil
800 grams of chopped boneless and skinless chicken thighs or breast
100 grams chopped onion  - I just used 1 small onion
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 cans chopped tomatoes - about 900 grams in total
2 cans pinto beans (couldn’t find any so I used kidney beans)
1 can of enchilada sauce - you can find jars where the Mexican food is, or make your own, very easy
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. ground cumin

Brown the meat, add everything else, cover pot and simmer until meat is tender.

serve it up in bowls and garnish with corn chips, sour cream, chopped cilantro (coriander), fresh lime juice and shredded Cheddar cheese - I used Colby because it melts nicely and I also added chopped jalapeños. The recipe does say to use what sounds good.
This was plenty for four adult meals, served with rice, it would be a very economical dinner.
The recipes are well laid out and easy to follow.
I think there is something for everyone in this book, personally I’m not attracted to the squirrel stew, but somebody might be!

Recipe Taken from: 99 Favorite Amish Soups and Stews. Copyright © 2016 by Georgia Varozza. Published by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, Oregon
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