Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sweet Potato Stew, Vegan & Gluten Free

Sweet Potato Stew, prefect for a pick me up during the winter months!


2 large onions diced
4 celery stalks chopped
3-4 carrots chopped
1 head of broccoli
3 sweet potatoes
6 cloves of minced garlic
1/2 bunch of kale chopped with ribs removed
2 T vegan spread(butter if not vegan)
1/4 c loosely packed chopped parsley
2 T chopped rosemary
salt & peper to taste
2 c quinoa
6-8 c water plus 1 1/2 c for the quinoa


Cook quinoa in a separate pot with the 1 1/2 c water.

In a large pot melt the vegan spread and add in the onion, carrots, celery and half of the garlic; simmer until onions become translucent. Next combine your herbs and desired amount of salt & pepper. Add the sweet potatoes and broccoli, cook stirring frequently for a bout 10-15 min. Next add chopped Kale, cook for another 3-5 min. Add 6 c water and bring to a boil (add more water if you feel like 6 c is not enough)lower the heat and let simmer until the potatoes become tender. Once the potatoes are done add the quinoa and remove from heat. let stand for 10min and serve with freshly chopped parsley sprinkled on top.

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