Wednesday, April 1, 2020

EASY VEGGIE STEW RECIPE



EASY VEGGIE STEW RECIPE





A hearty vegetable stew filled with healthy starches, vegetables, mushrooms and a rich savory broth. Accompanied by a thick slice of homemade bread - perfect.


Ingredients
  • 1/3 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper or to taste
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 3 medium (200 g) carrots diced
  • 5 small (500 g) potatoes chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp fresh oregano or 1 tsp dried
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot flour
  • 3 cups (720 ml) vegetable broth or water
  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp fresh rosemary or 1 tsp dried
  • 2 1/3 cup (350 g) frozen peas 
  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes or less if sensitive to heat
  • 1/2 cup (120 g) dairy-free heavy cream or canned coconut milk
  • 1 medium (70 g) stalk celery with greens, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) white wine or more vegetable broth


Instructions
  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a pan and add the onion. Sauté for about 2-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add carrots, potatoes, celery, garlic, and all herbs + spices. Sauté for a further one minute, then add vegetable broth.
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook for about 5 minutes, then add the frozen peas and cook for 15 more minutes or until veggies and peas are softened.
  4. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch with vegan heavy cream or canned coconut milk with a whisk.
  5. Pour the milk into the stew, also add white wine (or use more broth/or plant-based milk for a creamier soup) and let simmer for a further 3-4 minutes.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings. Add more salt/pepper/spices to taste. You can blend half of the soup with an immersion blender to make it creamier.
  7. Garnish with fresh herbs (optional) and enjoy! Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The stew can be frozen! Enjoy your cooking!