Vegetarian, Vegan & Raw/Living food recipes - Spicy Summer Stew (vegan)

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06-19-2011, 07:16 AM
The weather here in Ireland has been a bit cold and rubbish of late, more like March than June! So, yesterday I got lots of lovely veggies at the greengrocers store and decided I would whip up something that would be warming and satisfying...and here it is....Hope you like it!!

1/2 Butternut squash, peeled and diced.
1 Red onion, chopped roughly.
1 Red pepper, chopped.
1 Courgette (zucchini) chopped.

(Take all the above veg and drizzle with olive oil and roast on a low-medium heat for 25mins. approx 190c)

While you are roasting the veg you can crack on with the sauce base.
3 Cloves of garlic
1 Carton of tomato passata (you can use canned tomatoes if you wish)
1/2 tsp tumeric
1 tsp paprika
1/2 red chilli, finely chopped
1-2 cup of beans (I used cannellini and butter beans but will work with any kind)
3 big handfuls of spinach.

Lightly fry garlic and chilli in a large pot, slowly add the passata and stir in the beans and spices. Simmer for a few minutes and add the spinach & roast veg. Leave to cool a little before serving with crusty bread/rice etc. YUM!

06-19-2011, 11:45 AM
That sounds so delicious! We've had an unusually cold, rainy spring here in California but then summer came roaring in this week so it's suddenly almost 100 degrees (about 37.5 C I think). But I like hot food even in summer, especially if it's spicy.

06-19-2011, 12:01 PM
That really sounds delicious! I'm going to have to try it :) Turmeric helps with inflammation and I've been wanting to try it but didn't have any recipes. I SO want to go to Ireland sometime. I have Irish ancestors and I've always been fascinated with the country. :) Maybe someday (sigh)

07-01-2011, 12:55 PM
Come to Ireland! :)