Oh DEER and Teff Stew

by Joanne on August 15, 2013

It’s been a summer filled with deer sightings daily.  Today after work there were two more sweet little surprises in our back yard.


Enjoying dinner.


So peaceful and relaxed.


But then…there’s a noise


It’s those darned dogs!


Might want to get a move on. If they come out, there will be trouble.


Don’t have to rush, just slowly, tauntingly stroll away. 


One last mouthful.  

These babies are adorable, aren’t they?  


I just wish there weren’t so many of them AND they didn’t like our yard so much.


Another great grain recipe using Bob’s Red Mill Ancient Grains Teff: mild flavor, nutty, lots of calcium, protein, iron and fiber.


A long ingredient list but very easy to make. Put on your apron and let’s get cooking.

Serves 6

  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, chopped
  • 6 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch of red pepper
  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Teff
  • 2 TBS tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 15 oz can cannellini beans (or other favorite bean)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a large high sided pan over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, green pepper and allow to cook for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and spices right down to the red pepper. Reduce heat to low and cook for 1 minute.

Add Bob’s Red Mill teff, stir around and cook while stirring for 2 minutes. Add the tomato paste, cherry tomatoes, and broth. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to simmer and cook for 15 minutes.

Add the zucchini and beans and cook for 10 minutes. Add lemon juice and cilantro. Cook for 3 minutes more, taste for salt and pepper and



What wild life do you see in your yard ALL     THE     TIME?!

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  • At 2013.08.16 08:42, Donna said:

    Sheri saw the 2 babies in your yard too. She said they went under the trees when the dogs were out playing.

    • At 2013.08.16 09:27, Ali @ Peaches and Football said:

      My folks have deer sightings almost every day. I love seeing the little ones with the spots though – just not anywhere near the roads or any of mom’s new cherry trees. 🙂

      As for me – well it’s probably not a surprise that I see way more rabbits then I would like. At least we managed to remove quite a few so it’s been much better.
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      • At 2013.08.16 10:35, misszippy1 said:

        So, so cute! We’ve seen more fawns than normal around here this spring–it’s a real treat! The stew sounds really great, especially now that the mornings have been cooler!
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