A drizzly day matching our sniffling noses (mine more from minor allergies to the pets rather than the cold that Jen is suffering from). Nice to have the option to stay warm and dry on a damp tepid morning, visiting and cooking splendid food!

As a team, we collaborated on and cooked a succulent vegetarian meal that amazed even my culinary experimentations (I rarely follow recipes, making it up as I go). Hence, the recipe that follows may not be exact to complete measurements.  Add the spices to what you feel intuitively works for your taste buds!

The Remnants of Winter Stew

  • a whole butternut squash, cut into large chunks
  • 6 peeled potatoes, cut into medium chunks
  • 1 onion diced
  • handful of mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 stalks of chopped celery
  • 3 cups of spinach
  • 2 cups freshly cooked mung beans
  • 1 can of mixed beans
  • 1 can of garbonzo beans
  • 1 can of whole tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp each of finely chopped garlic and ginger
  • chicken stock to taste
  • spices: cayenne, turmeric, fenugreek, coriander seed, cumin, curry powder, pepper
  • sesame oil and ghee used to fry

The onions, celery and mushrooms were fried in ghee until almost caramelized. The squash and potatoes were added and left to simmer in a cup of chicken stock for about 30 minutes. The spices were fried in ghee and then added to the potato mixture halfway through. In another pot, the tomatoes and beans were heated up, ready for the final addition of the hearty root vegetables. The spinach was added in the last few minutes in order to retain it’s textures and colour. Served with organic yogurt for a lovely finishing touch!

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  1. OMG OMG! I SUCK at cooking. I hate it and don't care in the least to be good at it. I'm also desperate for a good jam packed all in one veggie meal. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I went out and bought all the stuff tonight (except I substituted sweet potato for potato and didn't get the herbs & spices due to leaving soon and not wanting to waste so I used some Ms dash). Anyway OMG OMG! It is AMAZING!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! (on crap! I just realised I forgot the spinach in the fridge – duh!) Regardless – amazing! Thank you again :)))))))))

  2. Hello Sky! This recipe sounds amazing and I may be inclined to try it (with the addition of a meat product). LOL!

    I am so sorry that I didn’t really get to spend any time with you guys when y’all were here. You kindof came during a mess for me, but I promise to make it up to you. Maybe, I can come up there to visit you guys.

    I miss y’all so much and tell Slade I said hello and that miss him, too.

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