Well, someone suggested a healthy recipe thread, so I thought I'd start it. This wasn't exactly a healthy recipe, but I found out an ingredient of which I am particularly fond is only 125 calories: GUINNESS!!! I often make Guinness Stew. Which I have now learned is healthy. <G> Seriously, stout is loaded with B vitamins, and has very little alcohol. Here is my recipe for Beef and Guinness Stew, the Slim Version (NO Bacon, no flour and reduced fat!) Beef and Guinness Stew 2 pounds beef stew 1 tblsp olive oil Salt and ground black pepper (to taste) 1 tblsp Thyme Pinch of cayenne 2 large onions, coarsely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2-3 diced tomatoes 1-2 cups sliced mushrooms 1 1/4 cups Guinness 2 cups diced carrots 2 cups diced celery 1 cup chopped green pepper Trim the meat of all visible fat and gristle, and cut into 1-inch cubes. Toss beef with tablespoon of oil. In a small bowl, mix salt, pepper, thyme, and cayenne. Toss meat with seasonings. Spray large skillet with Pam. Brown the meat on high heat. Reduce the heat, add the onions, mushrooms, crushed garlic and tomatoes to the skillet, cover, and cook gently for 5 minutes. Transfer the contents of the skillet to a casserole and pour half of the Guinness into the skillet. Bring Guinness to a boil and stir to dissolve the caramelized meat juices on the pan. Pour over the meat, along with the remaining Guinness. Add the carrots and celery. Stir and adjust seasonings. Cover the casserole and simmer over low heat, or in a 300 degree F oven until the meat is tender, 2 to 3 hours. Six servings. Serve with a large tossed salad. Pony!