Goulash (Hungarian: gulyás) is a soup or stew of meat, noodles and vegetables (especially potato), seasoned with paprika and other spices. Originating in Hungary, goulash is also a popular meal in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scandinavia, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and some regions of Italy.
Etymology: The name originates from the Hungarian gulyás, pronounced yuja. The word gulya means ‘herd of cattle’ in Hungarian, and gulyás means ‘herdsman’. The word gulyás originally meant only “herdsman,” but over time the dish became gulyáshús (goulash meat) – that is to say, a meat dish which was prepared by herdsmen.
To read the entire fascinating history of this stew/soup, go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goulash
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My homemade cranberry sauce recipe for the holidays…….
I use three bags of fresh cranberries washed and rinsed, add fruit juice to about 1 inch below the top of the big pot I make it in, add a couple handfuls of nuts, sometimes a handful of raisins, shred some fresh orange rind in it, add a bunch of cinnamon and brown sugar and honey to it and then let it come to a low boil.
I then stir and boil it some more, making sure to squish or “pop” all the cranberries as it’s brewing. Keep adding sugar until it tastes semi-sweet (don’t want it to be too sweet), and then let it cool. Mine comes out kinda slushy, not in jellied form, like the canned cranberry sauce, but everyone in my family raves about it. Can be served with traditional turkey dinner, delish with ham and served over waffles and pancakes too!
Hugs, Diane T. and furfamily
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You can find new words in unexpected places, you just have to keep your eyes open to the wonder of all the languages surrounding you in your everyday life.
I found our word today on a box of Udon noodle soup! This soup is 100% natural, vegan, no MSG or preservatives. It comes with the Udon noodles, tofu, a packet of broth, and one of seasonings with bok choy and shiitake mushrooms.
Umami is the Japanese word for the perfect combination of ingredients and flavors creating a delicious meal.
Even the packaging for their soups is made from 100% recycled cardboard, supporting a sustainable lifestyle and reducing their carbon footprint.
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This is a simple, filling, delicious and nutritious vegetarian dish I love to make when the weather is cold.
1- 29 oz. can of white hominy
1- 15 oz. can of organic pinto beans
1- 7 oz. can of diced mild green chili
1- 8 oz. bottle of salsa (to taste) or 1- small can of stewed tomatoes, if you don’t like salsa
Cook in a crock pot for 3 hours, or until the hominy is soft.
You can also bake some prepared biscuits, which takes only 15 minutes. Serve them hot, with butter!
This is a whole protein vegetarian meal, is simple to make and warms the innards on a wintry day. (Baking the biscuits is optional.)
Diane Tegarden and the whole hairy clan