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Brazilian Stroganoff

Updated: Apr 4

Have you ever been to Brazil? If you have then you know how delicious the food is there. If not, you need to GO!

One of my favorite Brazilian dishes is Stroganoff. It's different than our American stroganoff. Usually ours has pasta and a cream sauce. The Brazilian one is a tomato cream sauce with meat.

Instead of chicken or beef, which is typically used in this recipe, i use the Gardein Chick'n Strips. I have used other vegan meat products, but this one is one of my favorites. It holds its texture and tastes amazing.

Another good veggie meat to use is soy curls. These are a great alternative because they are not highly processed. Plus, in Brazil they carry a lot of these in stores. So if you're in Brazil and looking for a good veggie meat to use, use carne de soja.

If you prefer not using any type of veggie meat, you can always substitute it for 1 cup of mushrooms, and slice them.



Recipe:

1 onion, diced

5 cloves garlic, minced

1 large tomato, diced

10 green olives, sliced

1/2 cup tomato sauce

1 cup UNSWEETENED soy milk, or other unsweetened milk alternative

1 cup veggie meat, I used Gardein Chick'n Strips (can use mushrooms instead)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon flour

2 green onions

Directions:

Bring a pan to a medium heat and add olive oil. Add diced onion and sauté for 3 minutes. Add minced garlic and sauté for another 3 minutes. Add your veggie meat or mushrooms and continue to sauté. Add your tomatoes and tomato sauce. For a thicker stroganoff add 1 tablespoon flour, and mix in well. Add your unsweetened milk alternative and stir it in well. Add green olives and salt, and allow to simmer on a low heat for 5 minutes.

Top with green onions or parsley, and serve with rice.








My time in Manaus, Brazil:

In the summer of 2012 I spent 6 weeks in Manaus, Brazil. I went to be a missionary who helps sell Chritian books and health books to the community, it's called colporteuring. Years earlier I had done this type of work in Northern California, but I felt compelled to try it in more places.


Before I arrived in Brazil I could only say, "meu nome e Kylee," or my name is Kylee. I did not speak the language at all, but I was wanting to pick it up and learn it. Whats better than full immerse yourself and learning in the country itself?


When I arrived I was put with a group of Brazilian students who were colporteuring in Manaus. No one spoke English.


When I signed up I knew no one would speak English, but I figured this was the best way to learn to speak Portuguese. I can't begin to tell you how warm and friendly the people of Manaus are. I've traveled to several countries for misionary work, and the people have always been so kind. But the people in Brazil went the extra mile to make me feel loved and cared for. The friends I met and the experiences I had while in Manaus will always be in my heart. If you have the opportunity to serve as a missionary to share God's love, do it! It's a blessing to the people you are helping, but it's a bigger blessing to you.


Yes, I did pick up the language quickly. It was learn it or go hungry.


Some friends I made while I was in Brazil.


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