Stew in a Jar


Food bloggers are weird.

We take pictures of food…

Have an unnatural obsession with strange health foods (I mean who else really eats Chia seeds…)

We get super excited about new jars of nut butter…

and even more excited when the jar is empty so we can have oats in a jar.

Now, you can have another reason to get excited about an empty jar of peanut butter: Stew in a Jar

Stew in a Jar

1 tsp coconut oil or olive oil
1/2 onion, diced
2 tomatoes, diced (or a small can of diced tomatoes)
1 carrot, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 sweet potato, diced
1/2 tsp curry powder
2 shakes of cinnamon
Cayenne to taste
3 shakes of paprika
1-2 cups water or vegetable broth
salt and pepper to taste
1 nearly empty jar of natural peanut butter (or just a spoonful of peanut butter)

Heat the oil, add all ingredients onions, garlic, celery and carrots.  Cook til onions are translucent, add tomatoes, sweet potato and spices and stir.  Add water or broth, bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.  Spoon stew into nearly empty PB jar.  Stir and enjoy!  Serves 2-3.

Pretty delicious!  Definitely making this again!

I feel like I’m so close to the end!  Today I was in the library from 11:00am til 5:00pm with a short break for a 1 hr class (which I ended up cutting short…) and a 20 min nap.  Got a lot done though!

In the next hour, I hope to:
-Wrap up my econ paper: I’m doing an economic analysis of the Proposed NY State Beverage Tax!
-Finish 1/4 of a question and rewrite my econ take home midterm… I can draw a mean indifference curve!
-Do the dishes!

Wish me luck!

Have a good night!!

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15 thoughts on “Stew in a Jar

  1. Karin says:

    Yes we’re definitely some strange folks. Even when I explain it to my friends who are unfamiliar with food blogging it makes me realize that it probably sounds very silly to people who don’t know about this community. BUT! it’s the best thing ever 🙂

    For some reason I’ve never had stew with nut butter.. but yours looks so good!! What a great idea 🙂

  2. Anna says:

    Mmmm…I love stews with sweet potato! Yum! Isn’t it funny how serving a meal a specific way can make it so much more fun? 🙂

    Good luck with your paper/work!

  3. Laura Georgina says:

    Oh my word, not only is it stew in a jar, it’s stew in a jar with sweet potato and curry powder, and all of that in a Wegmans peanut butter jar! I miss Wegmans (and especially Ithaca Wegmans–quality time spent there with sister and friends).

    I’m going to have to empty out a Trinidad pb container for my sweet potato stew tonight–if I can’t beat the Wegmans nostalgia I can at least work on new nostalgia 🙂

  4. todayslady says:

    You are a genius! That stew in a jar sounds so good!!

    We are so weird but I love it!! My fiance once asked me why I was taking a picture of oatmeal two days in a row. I looked at him like it was obvious and told him how it was slightly different than the day before and even if it was the same, bloggers love looking at pics of it. He still didn’t understand.

    Sounds like you’re doing a great job on your school work!!! Good luck with finishing it up 🙂

  5. The Linz says:

    Love this!!! I have this HUGE jar of pb that is almost empty and it was freaking out me to think I was going to fill it with oatmeal, but this stew idea gives me hope!

  6. Erin says:

    I love the reasons why food bloggers are weird! 🙂 The stew looks interesting, my husband is a HUGE peanut butter fan! Especially when it comes to natural peanut butter! I’ll have to try this one out sometime! Love all your pictures of food, I come back everyday to see what new you’ve posted!

  7. Lele says:

    Agh you are a genius! My roommate had this intensely delicious sweet potato soup that she made which had peanut butter in it, and now I can recreate it, AND in fun jar form!

  8. Simply Life says:

    ha, that is true – I feel like it’s normal and then I realize people are reading my blog (like my mom) who aren’t reading other food blogs and just think I’ve gone crazy a bit 🙂

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