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A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you an amazing product known as Carob. I was introduced to this delicious health food by Forever Young. Since then, it has became a staple at my home. I used the Carob syrup in place of maple syrup, honey, or a liquid sweetener in my cooking. My girls loves drowning their wholewheat waffles and pancake with it as well. I also used it as a drizzle for my avocado smoothie, which taste amazing! 

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As for the Carob powder, I add it to my pancake mix, smoothies, and use it for cooking. I like the earthy taste of carob, and I’ve been using it as a substitute for cocoa powder in my baking as well. Knowing that Carob is caffeine-free, helps lower cholesterol, and the abundance of health benefits it brings to the table, makes me feel good about using it for the people I love.

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I like the subtle sweetness of the Carob powder, and using it for the beef stew adds another dimension of flavour to it, and help balance out the savoriness in the dish. I can only describe this dish as, hearty, earthy, comforting, and non-pretentious. The beef stew will go great with some toasted french bread or steamed white rice. I guarantee you that it is going to warm you from the inside out. 

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Carob has been used as a natural remedy for human health issues. It is known as a high protein source that contains many essential vitamins such as B, B2, A, D2, E, potassium, and magnesium. The Carob Kibbles are a great healthy alternative to snack on or to use as a garnish for added texture. Carob has anti-allergic, antiseptic, and anti-bacterial benefits. Rich in insoluble fibre, full of antioxidants and phytonutrients, and they are 100% natural with no chemicals or preservatives. This product is also gulten-free! 

Here is a quick look on the health benefits of carob as collated by Organic Facts.

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The good folks at Forever Young Enterprise has kindly sponsored 2 giveaway hampers for 2 lucky winners to try their hands on making this hearty carob beef stew! Everything you need to make this recipe will be included in the hamper. Comes in so handy for some early Christmas feasting! To take part, simply complete the rafflecopter widget below. 

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This giveaway ends on Monday, Dec 12, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Singapore time (GMT+8).  There will be 2 winners selected by random.org and will contacted by email. Each winner will receive 1 set only. The winner will need to respond within 48 hours. If there is no response from the winner after 48 hours, another winner will be selected. The winner will be directed to Forever Young Enterprise for collection/delivery; therefore, it is open to Singapore entrants only. This giveaway is sponsored by Forever Young Enterprise Pte Ltd.

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Carob Beef Stew
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 500g beef chuck, cut into 1 inch cubes
  2. 140g yellow onion, diced
  3. 3 cloves garlic, peeled & whole
  4. 2 ribs celery, sliced into 1½ pieces
  5. 300g potatoes, 1½ inch cubed
  6. 140g white button mushrooms, quatered
  7. 140g baby carrot
  8. 2 tbsp tomato paste
  9. 3 tbsp roasted Carob powder
  10. 2 tbsp plain flour
  11. 120ml red wine
  12. 600ml low sodium chicken stock
  13. 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  14. 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  15. 2 dried Bay leaves
  16. 2 sprigs Thyme
  17. Cooking oil, as needed
  18. 55g frozen peas
  19. Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Season beef generously with salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat pot on medium high with 2-3 tbsp of oil.
  3. Working in batches, sear the beef chuck on all sides.
  4. Remove and set aside. Leave about 2 tbsp of oil in the pot.
  5. Add in the mushrooms, celery, potatoes, and carrot.
  6. Saute until mushroom is brown and soft. Remove and set aside.
  7. With 1 tbsp of oil in the pot, saute onion and garlic until onion is soften.
  8. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute.
  9. Then de-glaze pot with red wine.
  10. Add in carob powder, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, bay leaves, and thyme.
  11. Then allow to cook until wine reduced by half.
  12. Pour in chicken stock and and sugar, then bring it up to a boil.
  13. Add in beef, the stock should just cover the beef. Add more stock if needed
  14. Allow to come up to a boil, cover, lower heat to a slow & low simmer, and simmer for 90 minutes. Stirring every now and then and make sure liquid has not evaporated too much.
  15. Add carrot, potatoes, celery, and mushrooms into the pot. Stir to combine, cover, and allow to simmer for another 30 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  16. Then remove cover and reduce gravy to desired consistency if needed.
  17. Season to taste.
  18. Lastly, stir in peas.
  19. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
Notes
  1. Serve it with toasted French bread or steamed white rice.
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If you want the same goodness but want to make it within 40 minutes, you can now have the pre-portioned ingredients and modified recipe delivered to your home. Yes, a quick Carob beef stew! Head to Cookit SG to purchase your Cook Kits.  

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Vincent Lee
    5 December, 2016 at 7:57 am

    i will bake for my wife because i love her

  • Reply
    Erica sim
    5 December, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Something brilliant for my Christmas even dinner to be shared with my friends

  • Reply
    leow fonteyn
    5 December, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    definitely will cook for my family who simply loves beef stew and if there is a healthier version, it is worth it to eat often

  • Reply
    Wei Keng
    5 December, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    I will bake this for my family because it’s such a comfort food for us !

  • Reply
    Julie tan
    5 December, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I will cook for my family who love beef
    Julie tan

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    Theresa tay
    6 December, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Will be making this for my dad and myself as both of us love beef stew 🙂

  • Reply
    Amanda Soh
    6 December, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    My beloved husband.
    Because he love anything beef!

  • Reply
    Steff
    6 December, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    My family, especially my hubby who loves a good beef stew

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    Sophia Ang
    6 December, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    I’ll cook this carob beef stew for my family who enjoy eating beef stew! 😊

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    Joanna Heng
    6 December, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    My hubby because he super love beef like me!

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    Jia Xin
    7 December, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Hello. This looks and sounds so delicious! I will make this for my family. Perfect for Christmas dinners! : ) <3 Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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    Casy Ang
    7 December, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    I will cook this beef stew for my love Darren because he love beef a lot and I never cook stew before. I would like to try out your recipe and cook for him on this Christmas dinner. 😍

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    Suzanna Lim
    8 December, 2016 at 1:48 am

    I will cook for my future in-laws to win their son!

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    Ashley Tan
    8 December, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I would love to cook for my hubby because he’s a meat lover especially yummy beef!

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    Amy tay
    9 December, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Beef stew.. easy to cook and yummiliuous

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    Angie.S
    10 December, 2016 at 5:45 am

    Dear Sharon due to lots of contingencies at work and on the home front, I’ve not cooked a single meal for my family this year. Carob looks like a very healthy ingredient which I’m keen to incorporate into our diets in 2017. Hope to try cooking this beef stew for my hubby and kids on New Year’s Eve. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Andy Neo
    10 December, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Will cook this beef stew for my mum as she loves beef dishes as much as me!!!

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    Mohd.Shahrim Bin Mahmud
    11 December, 2016 at 11:32 am

    A real pick me up this festive season to ward off the colds and flu!

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    Ester Em
    11 December, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    I’m going to cook this pot of beef stew for my family. My husband loves beef stew because this is his favourite when he was growing up. Stew is a one pot dish so it will be convenient for me to serve this for the kids too. Yumm…

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    Esther Chng
    12 December, 2016 at 9:04 am

    I will cook for my family as we are striving to eat healthily 🙂

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    Regina Baig
    12 December, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I didn’t know about carob and it a gem of an ingredient to replace the unhealthy sugar that we have taken for so many years!! Yes need to put a stop to sugar and should replaced it with carob which can be put to such good use for our daily diet ! A product that wow my health conscious hubby Zack who is a professional fitness trainer and consultant will definitely recommend to his clients for their enjoyment without guilt. Yes!! I would love to cook the stew with carob so that we could have the first hand taste of carob in beef stew to spread the words!!

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