The Washington Nationals lost again. It was their fourth loss in a row. The score was 4-2. The St. Louis Cardinals were the team that beat them this time. Jeremy Hellickson had to leave the game after falling down and now he might be hurt. The Nats are now nine games back in the National League East.
Also, here is one of my favorite recipes! It is easy to make, the ingredients are inexpensive and you probably have a lot of them sitting around the house anyway, and it tastes really good.
This is a recipe for peanut stew with chicken and yams. It’s based on a West African recipe.
• 2 tablespoons coconut oil
• 4 cloves garlic
• 2 inches ginger root
• 1½ lb boneless and skinless chicken thighs
• 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
• 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 4 cups chicken broth
• 2 cups water
• 1 lb unsalted peanut butter (I like crunchy for this, something really natural like Adams)
• 2 sweet potatoes or yams (garnet yams are usually what I go for)
• 3 tomatoes
• ½ lb collard or mustard greens (or a mix)
1. Peel and finely mince garlic and ginger.
2. Cube chicken thighs into ½-inch pieces.
3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
4. Saute garlic and ginger until aromatic, about 1 minute.
5. Add chicken and red pepper and saute until browned, turning constantly, about 4 minutes.
6. Transfer contents of skillet, minus oil, to large saucepan or stockpot.
7. Peel and cube sweet potatoes into ¼- to ½-inch pieces.
8. Add sweet potatoes to pot along with black pepper and chicken broth and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
9. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and partially cover for 20-30 minutes, until sweet potatoes are tender.
10. Chop tomatoes and collard greens into bite-sized pieces.
11. Combine water and peanut butter and blend together until emulsified. (It might look gross at first, but keep stirring and it will eventually meld together and just look like runny peanut butter. That’s what you want it to look like.)
12. Add peanut butter mixture, tomatoes and greens to pot and bring again to a boil, stirring constantly to incorporate peanut butter.
13. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and partially cover for 15-20 minutes, until greens are tender. (You can let it go for longer if you like.)
14. Serve in bowls, over rice if desired.
There, now at least something good came out of tonight.