Quarantine Provisions: Crock Pot Kielbasa

Took a few days off, but here I am with another quick recipe for all your shelter-in-place needs. This one is a crock pot dish — just set it and go — and again, will yield easily-reheated leftovers!

Crock Pot Kielbasa.


• 2 (14 ounce) cans sauerkraut, drained
• 5 or 6 potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
• 4 tart apples, sliced
• 3/4 cup apple juice or cider
• 1 pound Polish sausage, cut into chunks
• 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper
• 1/2 cup of brown sugar
• 3/4 teaspoon salt.

Layer sauerkraut, apples and potatoes in crock pot, with spices and then add liquid.  Cook 3 hours on high (4-5 hours on low) until potatoes are tender.  Tasty tasty.

Quarantine Provisions: Posole

Here’s another recipe that takes a little while to make, but should leave you in yummy leftovers for a few days: Posole.

5 California Chili Pods
15 oz can of tomato sauce
2 oz+ menudo mix*
2-3 pigs feet (halved)
2 Tbs tomato paste
3 Tbs chili powder
56 oz of white hominy
2-3 lbs Pork shoulder/butt
1 bunch of cilantro
1 onion
1+ limes

*(Menudo mix is a mexican spice mixture — often sold in 2 oz bags. If you don’t have any in your local grocery, you can make an approximation: 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes, ½ teaspoon basil, ½ teaspoon rosemary, ½ teaspoon ground cumin, ½ teaspoon dry powdered mustard, ½ teaspoon oregano, ½ teaspoon sugar, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon cumin seed.)

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Quarantine Provisions: Ghanaian Groundnut Stew

Another day, and more self-quarantine. So here’s another recipe that makes for great, easily-prepared leftovers. Variations on this stew can be found all over West Africa, but this particular version is based on a recipe from Ghana.

Ghanaian Groundnut Stew

2-3 pounds chicken legs, thighs and/or wings
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 large yellow or white onion, sliced
A 3-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
6-8 garlic cloves, chopped roughly
2-3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
15-ounce can of crushed tomatoes
1 quart chicken stock
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup roasted peanuts
1 Tbsp ground coriander
1 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
Salt and black pepper
1/4 cup of chopped cilantro

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