Last night, I made a batch of stew, based on this recipe. Except the grocery store didn’t have rutabaga, so I substituted turnip. Also I forgot to get barley, so I substituted steel cut oats (and cut down on the flour, since the oats have plenty of starch to thicken the stew). Oh, and I tossed in a potato, since I had one. And some thyme. And I didn’t have beef broth handy, so I used half chicken broth and half water with dissolved beef bullion cubes. But other than that I followed the recipe :)
Anyway, it came out great, and I had it with some nice toasted whole grain bread. And the best part? Leftover stew for lunches!