Magical lamb stew with parsnips, prunes, and chickpeas, from Bewitching Kitchen
Sally of Bewitching Kitchen describes this lamb stew with parsnips, prunes, and chickpeas as "sexy flavor with a North African flair." If you've never experienced the heady combination of meat with the warm spices -- cinnamon, especially, and cumin -- well, that's where the magic comes in. Make this stew in a Dutch oven or, if you have one, a stove-top capable ceramic tagine; either pan will trap the moisture that keeps this stew tender. Imagine how wonderful your kitchen will smell while it's cooking. Sweet, beautiful parsnips are in season here in the Northeast, which makes Fall the perfect time to try this stew.