Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Eat a Rainbow

Today is the last day to enter the Simply Bishop's giveaway post!
Can you believe I completely forgot to post my Eat.Live.Be. entry yesterday? I feel awful about it.

I believe the saying is "better late than never," right? This week we're offering health or cooking tips.

One of my favorite (kinda both) is the "eat a rainbow" tip. It's such a great way to ensure that you're getting a meal that includes a variety of nutrients. When cooking, the easiest way to do this is to include a bunch of vegetables. Vegetables come in so many different colors, each bringing something different and important to the table.

Take this lamb fricassee - It's easy enough to make a stew with lamb, but stews are oh so brown. So add in some color and voila! Fricassee! Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself:
Red - tomatoes
Orange - carrots
Yellow - onion
Green - parsley
Brown - lamb

Lamb Fricassee
1 lb lamb, cut into chunks
1 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp butter
1 cup tomato juice
1/2 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
2 sprigs of parsley, chiffonade
1 bay leaf
2 cloves
salt and pepper
  1. Coat the lamb with the flour.
  2. Melt the butter in a dutch oven and brown the lamb.
  3. Bring the tomato juice to a boil and pour over the meat.
  4. Add the onions, carrots, parsley, bay leaf, and cloves. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Salt and pepper to taste.

Next week we're sharing what makes us happy. I love light sunny topics, don't you? Now check out how the other bloggers are faring:


  1. I am totally an eat-the-rainbow girl as well! I'm kind of neurotic about it. Plus it makes food pictures look better.

  2. Hee hee, parsley counts as a green too?

    My food lately has been...sadly, a lot of whites. I need to change that.

  3. That lamb looks so decadent yet healthy with all of those colors. I love meals that that where I can sneak in some red and orange without my son catching on. This looks fantastic.

  4. Your fricassee looks absolutely delicious. the colors make it beautiful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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