Sunday, April 28, 2013

Vegan Stew

This is very easy to make, especially if you buy everything pre washed/sliced from Trader Joe's or +freshandeasy .  I got a craving so I added olives and kale, but here's the basic recipe.

1 bag of fingerling potatoes
1 bag or box of sliced mushrooms--any kind
1 large can of crushed, pureed, or steamed tomatoes
1 can or cup of diced tomatoes
1 bunch of your favorite herb--parsley, thyme, oregano etc.
Veggie ground beef
Stock, bouillon, or seasoning
Any other vegetables you might like--carrots, cabbage, celery, peppers, etc.
Paprika
Vinegar
Dry white wine, red wine, or vermouth
Olive oil
Chopped garlic
Salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes to taste--add sugar if it's bitter

First sweat the mushrooms, add potatoes and other vegetables with olive oil and stir.  Add beef and cook through. Then add tomatoes, bouillon, herbs, spices, garlic and stir.  Add wine and when it starts to bubble add enough water to cover.  Bring to a boil, then simmer until the potatoes are tender.  Top with your favorite non-dairy cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, or butter.  Serve with a good piece of bread.