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Mac’s Hearty Beef Stew

Who doesn’t love the hearty winter meals they had as a child? This is a great one-pot meal that takes a family classic and makes it absolutely healthy without losing taste. Serves 4.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat unbleached flour
  • ½ teaspoon each of dried rosemary, sage and thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces lean beef steak in ¾ inch cubes
  • 1 cup beef broth, low-sodium
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced ½ inch thick
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced ½ inch thick with leaves
  • 1 medium potato in ¾ inch cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, low-sodium
  • ¼ cup nonfat milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Directions

  1. Combine flour, rosemary, sage, thyme, and pepper in a plastic bag. Add beef and shake to coat. Reserve any excess flour mixture.
  2. Heat oil in stew pot at medium heat and brown beef on all sides, about 5 minutes. Remove beef from pot.
  3. Deglaze pot with ¼ cup of beef stock. Add carrots, onions, celery, potato, garlic, mushrooms and remainder of stock. Simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Return beef to pot with vegetables, add tomatoes and simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are cooked, but still firm.
  5. Combine milk, reserved flour and cornstarch. Add mixture to pot and simmer until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Serve.

Per serving: 319 calories, 26 gm protein, 34 gm carbohydrate, 9 gm fat, 3 gm sat fat, 5 gm mono fat, 56 mg cholesterol, 6 gm fiber, 211 mg sodium

THE SEASONED COOK Time saver: make this dish ahead and heat it up for dinner.

Swedish Edmonds Receives HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Swedish/Edmonds is one of only three hospitals in Washington state to receive the HealthGrades 2011 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award.

SNI Grand Round Series 2011 - Epilepsy Genetics

Thursday, February 3, 2011
7:30am - 8:30am
Swedish Education Conference Center, Room B

Marcio Sotero de Menezes, MD, Pediatric Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology, Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, attendees will have an increased ability to:

  • Identify genetic epilepsy syndromes
  • Explain treatment of genetic epilepsy syndromes

SNI Grand Round Series is every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

Easy Come Easy Go

 I just got finished telling you how good it felt to return Chritmas gifts because they were too big and now...WHAM! a wall. ouch.

Fa la la la la - la la - la la!!

 Some post holiday joy to spread around!

Happy New Year: A January Swedish/Issaquah Update

What’s happening at Swedish Issaquah?

Happy New Year to you and yours! As we enter the mid part of the month, Swedish continues to work at an aggressive pace at the Issaquah construction site.

The exterior finish work will be complete by end of January for both the hospital wings and the medical office building, showcasing a mix of pre-cast concrete, Swiss pearl, metal panel, brick masonry and glass curtainwall.

Interior build-out continues throughout all floors ranging from paint, mechanical and electrical equipment trim, ceramic tile, ceilings and casework installation. Concurrently around the site, ground preparation for landscaping and irrigation systems continues. 

Winter Issue of BrainWaves Now Available

The Winter 2010 edition of BrainWaves is now available online.

BrainWaves is the newsletter of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Published quarterly, BrainWaves provides information about neurological conditions treated at the Institute, and also profiles the programs, services, and new initiatives of the institute and its staff.

Also check out our past editions of the BrainWaves newsletter.

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